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At least two people were killed after security forces went to arrest Chad’s opposition candidate Yaya Dillo at his home on Sunday morning, Dillo and the government said.

At least two killed in skirmish at Chad opposition candidate’s house

At least two people were killed after security forces went to arrest Chad’s opposition candidate Yaya Dillo at his home on Sunday morning, Dillo and the government said
RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann played down his influence on their 3-2 Champions League defeat of Manchester United.

RB Leipzig boss emerges as Tottenham’s ‘top target’ to replace Jose Mourinho

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has emerged as the likely candidate to replace Jose Mourinho, should Tottenham’s current slump continue.

House minority caucus elated as PDP lifts suspension on leader, 6 other members

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has hailed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for lifting the suspension placed on the minority leader Hon. Ndudi Elumelu and six others.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC: Nigeria’s insecurity, poverty getting out of control

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday held their National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, at the Nigerian Airforce Conference Centre, Abuja, where they lamented the precarious state of insecurity and economic woes in the country.

COVID-19: NIMR health workers grumble over allowances, poor working conditions

The morale of frontline health workers at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, is gradually being battered following nonpayment of their COVID-19 allowances by the institution.
Napoli chief Cristiano Giuntoli says the club is not expecting Victor Osimhen to return to action again this year.

Napoli boss: Let’s give Victor Osimhen more time to fully recover

Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso has appealed to the fans of Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen to give him more time to recover and return to his 100 percent fitness and concentration to perform better on the field of play.
It's not just Bayern LB, David Alaba, that would be one of Real Madrid's targets for their defence. According to 'Sport', Dayot Upamecano, RB Leipzig CB, is still reportedly in Madrid's sights for 2021-22.

Manchester United near £55 million transfer for Liverpool target Dayot Upamecano

Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp has targeted the RB Leipzig star, 22, to bolster his creaking backline in the long-term absence of Virgil van Dijk.
The executive governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has urged Nigerian students, irrespective of religious affiliation, to continue working for the unity, peace, and progress of the country.

Osun governor: Nigerians must shun calls for division, inter-ethnic wranglings

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has called on Nigerians to shun calls for division, insurgency, banditry and all inter-ethnic, religious and politically motivated wranglings capable of disintegrating the country.
Nollywood actress, Empress Njamah, has condemned the disclosure of one’s personal details publicly.

Empress Njamah: Why I don’t like revealing my personal details

Nollywood actress Empress Njamah has condemned the disclosure of one’s personal details publicly.
FILE PHOTO - A fishing boat is seen at Oban harbor in Scotland, January 8, 2021. REUTERS-Russell Cheyne-File Photo

Scotland’s seafood exporters dealt new post-Brexit blow

The introduction of health certificates, customs declarations and other paperwork has added days to delivery times and hundreds of pounds to the cost of each load, undermining a system that used to put fresh seafood into French shops just over a day after it was harvested.

Bishop Kukah: There’s urgent need to save Nigeria

Kukah stated this in a sermon during wake of His Grace, Archbishop Peter Yariyock Jatau, a former Archbishop of Kaduna Diocese of the Catholic Church, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral, in Kaduna.
Nicki Minaj may have ushered in 2021 with adorable baby pictures of her son but the rapper has legal woes as she has been sued for $200 million.

Rapper Jawara Headley sues Nicki Minaj for song ‘Rich Sex’

Nicki Minaj may have ushered in 2021 with adorable baby pictures of her son but the rapper has legal woes as she has been sued for $200 million.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard acknowledged that he was given a sharp jolt of reality as the Blues capitulated at home to Manchester City on Sunday.

Chelsea boss admits to facing ‘reality check’ after Manchester City drubbing

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard acknowledged that he was given a sharp jolt of reality as the Blues capitulated at home to Manchester City on Sunday.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in his New Year broadcast decried the level of violence in the country, saying insecurity is setting Nigeria back at “critical points” through the destruction of public and private investments.

Nigerian president: Insecurity setting us back at critical points

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in his New Year broadcast decried the level of violence in the country, saying insecurity is setting Nigeria back at “critical points” through the destruction of public and private investments.
Rodrigo celebrates Leeds’ fourth goal, in the 40th minute, in their comfortable victory over West Brom. Malcolm Bryce-ProSports-Shutterstock

West Brom suffer embarrassing defeat vs ruthless Leeds United

It was bad day in office for Semi Ajayi and his West Brom teammates on Tuesday, as they were handed a 5-0 trouncing by Leeds United at the Hawthorns.
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Stop blaming God for Nigeria’s woes

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday charged Nigerians to work hard and pray for the success of the country in the coming year 2021.
Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has sworn in a new government that was formed thanks to a power-sharing deal brokered by Saudi Arabia last year.

New Yemen government sworn in after Saudi-brokered power-sharing deal

Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has sworn in a new government that was formed thanks to a power-sharing deal brokered by Saudi Arabia last year.
The President of NUTAG, Chukwuemeka Nnaji, told newsmen in a telephone interview that reopening the border would ease trade for Nigerian traders in Ghana, as ”we are going to benefit anyways”.

Border reopening will lessen harassment by Ghanaians – Nigerian traders

The Nigerian Union of Traders Association in Ghana (NUTAG) says the Federal Government’s decision to reopen its land borders would help to reduce the harassment of Nigerians by Ghanaian traders, an official of the association has said.
Healthcare personnel work inside a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) unit at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S., December 16, 2020. Picture taken December 16, 2020. REUTERS-Eduardo Munoz

California hospitals overrun even as vaccine is rolled out

Even as high profile figures like U.S. Vice President Mike Pence rolled up their sleeves for COVID-19 vaccinations, patients already ill with the disease crowded emergency rooms and overran intensive care units in California, now a worldwide epicenter.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

Tijani Babangida: Gernot Rohr to blame for Eagles poor form

Former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida has blamed Gernot Rohr for the national team’s poor form after ending the 2020 calendar year without a win.
The draw for the third qualifying round of the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League, made at UEFA’s Swiss headquarters in Nyon on Tuesday

Europa League: Arsenal, Manchester United get tricky draws

There are a number of intriguing ties to look out for in the Europa League last 32 with five British sides looking to progress to the latter stages of the competition.

Pat Utomi: Failed institutions, lack of continuity responsible for Nigeria’s woes

A former Presidential candidate and Professor of Political Economy, Prof. Pat Utomi, has identified failed institutions, lack of continuity in government, lack of trust and violation of contractual agreements by government officials as some of the factors responsible for Nigeria’s woes.

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Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has tasked the Kogi State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello on the need to sustain his current onslaught against criminality in the state.

Ex-President Obasanjo urges Bello to sustain fight against criminality

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has tasked the Kogi State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello on the need to sustain his current onslaught against criminality in the state.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits attack community hosting IDPs in Sokoto

Suspected bandits have attacked Gatawa town in Sabon Birni local government of Sokoto state, killing three persons, including a 7-year old internally dispaced person (IDP).
Romelu Lukaku scored after 33 seconds and then set up a second as Inter Milan beat Genoa 3-0 to extend their lead at the top of the Serie A table on Sunday.

Serie A: Romelu Lukaku helps Inter pull seven points clear

Romelu Lukaku scored after 33 seconds and then set up a second as Inter Milan beat Genoa 3-0 to extend their lead at the top of the Serie A table on Sunday.

NAS demands end to bandits’ attack on Nigeria

The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has berated the Federal Government and states in Northern Nigeria for allowing bandits free reign in the region.
Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South said weekend that men of the Armed Forces are at the moment, chasing members of Boko Haram insurgents to their various operational bases in North-East.

Senator Ndume urges President Buhari to issue executive order on unexplained wealth

Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to sign an Executive Order to activate the Unexplained Wealth Act and make the work of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) more efficient.

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A former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, on Sunday alleged that the governor of the State, Hope Uzodinma, attacked him with “more than 1000 thugs”.

South East group tasks Governor Uzodinma, Senator Okorocha to tow peace path

A group under the ageiis of Ndi Igbo Good Governance Initiative (NGGI) has urged the governor of Imo state, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, and the senator representing Imo West in the National Assembly, Sen. Rochas Okorocha to resolve their crisis in the interest of the state.

PDP NWC meets Reps minority leader, others, advocates reinvigorated opposition

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has met with the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, and handed over the affairs of the opposition in the lower house to him.

TEF: 1,000 UNICAL students to receive enterprise development training

One thousand undergraduates of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) are to receive enterprise development training from Tony Elumelu Foundation so that they can start up same scale business and become self reliant even before graduation.

27,500 applicants sit for teachers’ recruitment test in Osun

Over 27,500 applicants, out of which over 19,000 were female sat for the recently-concluded teachers’ recruitment test exercise conducted by the Osun State Government.
The 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State and 15 others have not been released by their abductors.

Niger government denies knowledge of alleged ransom demand by kidnappers of school boys

The Niger State Government has denied knowledge of any demand for ransom by the bandits who kidnapped 42 people from the Government Science College, Kagara in the state.