Napoli announce Osimhen signing

Italian Serie A side, Napoli, have announced the signing of Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, from Ligue 1 side Lille.The Italian giants made this known on their Twitter handle on Friday.“Welcome to Napoli, Victor,” the Napoli tweeted. The move was also confirmed by Lille, who tweeted, “We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to @victorosimhen9[...]

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Amazon posts biggest profit despite raging COVID-19 pandemic

Amazon.com on Thursday posted the biggest profit in its 26-year history as online sales and its lucrative business supporting third-party merchants surged during the coronavirus pandemic.Shares of Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, rose 5% in after-hours trade.While rival brick-and-mortar retailers have had to shut stores during government-imposed lockdowns, Amazon hired 175 000 people in[...]

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Sallah: Buhari, family observe prayers at Aso Rock

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday, joined Muslims all over the world to mark this year’s Eid El-Kabir.The President, his family members and some top government officials observed the sallah within the precinct of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.His wife, Aisha, and son, Yusuf, were among those who took part in the prayers[...]

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Court blocks Trump’s policy barring poor immigrants

A U.S. Federal Court has pulled the brakes on President Donald Trump’s “public charge” policy that seeks to bar poor immigrants from living in the country.Under the rule, which has two versions, immigrants cannot get green cards or visas if immigration officials establish they would depend on public benefits like food stamps.The version pertaining to[...]

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Northern governors condemn attack on Zulum’s convoy

Northern Governors Forum (NGF), has condemned Wednesday’s attack on the convoy of Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno, describing the act as callous and reprehensible.The Chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, made the condemnation in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham.He said the attack on[...]

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FG donates N67m PPEs, medical supplies to Sao Tome and Principe

Nigeria has donated PPE and other medical supplies worth N67 million to the government and people of Sao Tome and Principe.The Federal Government of Nigeria had donated protective equipment and other medical supplies worth N67 million to the government and people of Sao Tome and Principe.The donation followed a request by the government of that[...]

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Dutch airline KLM to cut 5,000 jobs

Dutch airline KLM said Friday it would shed up to 5,000 jobs due to a “crisis of unprecedented magnitude” caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The carrier, part of the Air France KLM group, said the cuts through the end of 2021 were necessary as it had made huge losses despite a 3.4-billion-euro ($4.0-billion) Dutch government bailout.The[...]

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Akpata wins NBA election

The Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association has declared Olumide Akpata winner of the NBA presidential poll, which held electronically between 11pm on Wednesday and 11pm on Thursday.The Chairman of the ECNBA, Chief Tawo Tawo (SAN), announced at the end of the poll late last night that Akpata polled 9,891 votes to defeat Dr[...]

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Probe: Ex-Liberian president Sirleaf ‘rejoices’ over Adesina’s exoneration

Encomiums keep pouring in for Nigerian-born President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, on his vindication by an independent panel which investigated corruption allegations levelled against him.Continental and regional blocs including the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States as well as notable leaders around the world have since congratulated the[...]

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2020 Hajj peaks as 10,000 pilgrims cast pebbles today

No fewer than 10,000 pilgrims will walk to Jamarat to observe the throwing of stones to the devil today. This was after they left the plains of Arafat yesterday to Muzdalifa under tight security checks.However, Hajj security forces arrested recently 244 people who attempted to infiltrate into the holy sites to perform Hajj in contravention[...]

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Barty withdraws from US Open over COVID-19 concerns

World number one Ashleigh Barty has pulled out of the US Open because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.The first Grand Slam since tennis resumed is due to begin on August 31 at Flushing Meadows in New York.The Australian, 24, was also set to play in the Western and Southern Open.“There are still significant risks[...]

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Depressed soldier shoots senior officer to death in Borno

Army Headquarters says a depressed soldier serving in 2 Battalion of 21 Special Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno State, went berserk, shot and killed an officer on Wednesday. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.Musa said the incident occurred when the depressed soldier approached the[...]

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Nigeria’s diversity must be seen as blessing—Orji Kalu

Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr Orji Kalu, felicitated with Muslim faithfuls, saying Nigeria’s diversity must be seen as a blessing.Kalu said this on Thursday while felicitating with the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of the 2020 Eid-el-Kabir.A statement issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja by the office of the Senate[...]

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29,635 lawyers to vote as NBA begins 2020 elections

The 2020 elections into national offices of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) have opened online with a total of 29, 635 lawyers accredited to cast their votes.The Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA) had at 6.30p.m. on Wednesday (July 29), circulated the final list of accredited voters while elections began at 11.00p.m. on the same[...]

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Milan discussing new deals for Ibrahimovic and Donnarumma

Milan director Ricky Massara said the Serie A club are in talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gianluigi Donnarumma over new contracts.Ibrahimovic has transformed Milan since arriving on a free transfer in January, though the evergreen 38-year-old is out of contract at the end of the 2019-20 season.The former Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona striker[...]

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Enugu civil servants resume Aug 3

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Wednesday directed all civil servants in the state to resume work from Monday, August 3, 2020.Following the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in the country, the state government had on March 23, 2020, directed all civil servants in the state to work from their homes as part of measures[...]

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Ivory Coast President Ouattara nominated for third term

Mr. Ouattara on Wednesday asked for more time to consider the nomination, indicating he would announce his decision in a speech to the nation on 6 August. “I have heard messages from the various party structures, elected officials, and RHDP bodies as well as those from institutional presidents and ministers who have also contacted me[...]

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Ndume faults FG’s amnesty for repentant Boko Haram fighters

SENATOR Ali Ndume on Wednesday faulted the Federal Government’s amnesty for repentant Boko Haram insurgents.The senator stated this following report of a repentant Boko Haram member, who killed his father, stole his wealth and disappeared after reintegration.The lawmaker representing Borno South in the National Assembly alleged that most of the insurgents recently integrated into the[...]

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Don’t turn Edo into war zone, Oba of Benin warns politicians

THE Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, yesterday, warned politicians against turning the state into a war zone as they campaign for the September 19 governorship election. He spoke against the backdrop of the clash of supporters of Governor Godwin Obaseki of the PDP, and Pastor Osagie Ize – Iyamu[...]

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