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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