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President Buhari Appoints Marwa As NDLEA Director-General


    jan. 16, 2021, 3:48 p.m.

He previously served as the military attaché, Nigerian Embassy, Washington DC, USA, and defence attaché, United Nations, New York, as well as former Nigerian ambassador to South Africa and the Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland.

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Motsepe set to be crowned CAF president

  Guardianng   Today, 3:43 a.m.

the sole candidate, Motsepe said African football needs collective wisdom, “but also the exceptional talent and wisdom of every president of every country and every member association. Speaking at the event, FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, said, “I am delighted that FIFA has been able to contribute, even if just a little, to this crucial moment for football on this great continent. Ahmad was also accused of using CAF money to invite presidents of some national federations on a pilgrimage to Mecca, which was “not directly related to football”. In its ruling on the appeal filed by Ahmad against the November 19, 2020 decision of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, the CAS panel partially upheld the appeal and reduced the length of the suspension to two years, starting yesterday, less the period of suspension already served between November 19, 2020 and January 29, 2021. CAS found Ahmad guilty of ethical violations, including the “distribution of gifts” and “misappropriation of funds”. CAS ruling effectively rules the Malagasy out of contention for CAF’s top job, which he got four years ago when a group of young African football administrators staged a ‘coup’ and ousted Cameroun’s Issa Hayatou. “I am happy to be here with you to celebrate the unity of the African football family. In the presence of FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, several FIFA Council and CAF Executive Committee members, as well as more than 20 presidents of African member associations, the four leaders reiterated that what unites them are much stronger than what could potentially divide them. There are some great challenges ahead, but also great opportunities, and I guarantee FIFA’s support and encouragement to fulfil them, especially in line with FIFA Forward objectives related to infrastructure investment, good governance, development and competitions. “It is a decision that was discussed between the four of us, and the position from the start was to ensure that we go for unity in this election, because we were already tired enough of everything that was said about CAF. But at a ceremony of African unity held at the Palais des Congrès in Nouakchott, Mauritania at the weekend, the four proposed a new direction for CAF and African football for the future. When we all work together with the experience, talent, and passion, football in Africa will experience success and growth that it hasn’t experienced in the past.
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‘Fulani Warlord’, Wakili Opens Up On How OPC Arrested Him, Says He’s Innocent

  Naijanews   Today, 3:37 a.m.

Wakili spoke to journalists on Monday shortly after he left the hospital and was taken into Police custody at the headquarters of the Oyo State Police Command in Eleyele, Ibadan. The Governor who added that he is aware of steps already taken by the police on the matter, appealed to the people of Oyo to remain peaceful and go about their legitimate businesses. Narrating his experience, Wakili who spoke to the journalists through an interpreter explained that he was in his house on Sunday when he suddenly heard the voices of people who had surrounded his house. Speaking at the same venue, the Oyo State Police Commissioner, CP Ngozi Onadeko urged members of the public not to take the law into their hands but come to the police with any evidence they may have against Wakili.
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Flashback: Saudi Govt Arrest Sheikh Gumi For Links With Terrorism

  Naijanews   Today, 3:30 a.m.

According to  SaharaReporters, the Islamic cleric was arrested after the US security browsed through Abdulmutallab’s e-mail and found out that he corresponded with him shortly before he attempted to bomb a plane on December 25, 2009 in the US.Gumi was first taken to Jeddah but was returned to Mecca and put under house arrest for many months before the intervention of the Nigerian government. Abdulmutallab later acknowledged in a courtroom statement that he had travelled to Yemen and was “greatly inspired” to participate in such a plot by US-born militant cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed by a US drone strike in Yemen in September. Four passengers quickly restrained him and helped put out the fire, witnesses said, and he was escorted up to the first-class section of the plane and taken into custody by US authorities when it landed.
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Liverpool seek solace in Europe but Leipzig loom

  Guardianng   Today, 3:21 a.m.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher labelled the current squad “mentality midgets” — in sharp contrast to the “mentality monsters” moniker previously used by Klopp to describe his team. Klopp’s first season in charge, in 2015/16, ended with Liverpool a lowly eighth in the league, but they were roared on as they battled back from 3-1 down to beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3 in the second leg of their Europa League last-eight tie on their way to the final. Spanish giants were demolished 4-0 in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final, 24 hours after Manchester City landed a vital blow in a titanic title race with Klopp’s men. AFP)Jurgen Klopp’s stumbling English champions will approach Wednesday’s second leg with trepidation — knowing they will not even be at Anfield for the “home” match. Liverpool’s “home” match against Leipzig will be played in the Puskas Arena in Budapest as a result of Covid-19 travel restrictions, the same stadium that hosted the first leg. But the unusual circumstances of this year’s Champions League have robbed the competition of much of its sparkle, with various teams forced to travel to neutral venues for home matches while the public remains locked down in many countries. In 2005, Rafael Benitez’s league also-rans were inspired to thrilling wins over Juventus and Chelsea before producing the greatest comeback in Champions League final history in Istanbul against AC Milan. Liverpool’s dramatic exploits in European competition over the years have been fuelled by the colour, noise and energy provided by fans packed into their famous old stadium. Injuries have played a major role in their dramatic decline, which has left them struggling just to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
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Okowa charges council chairmen on continuity of predecessors’ projects

  Guardianng   Today, 3:15 a.m.

Ifeanyi OkowaOkowa gave the charge yesterday in Asaba during the swearing-in of the 25 chairmen in the state, saying the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) victory in the Saturday, March 6, 2021 council poll, demonstrated its supremacy in the state. While giving the vote of thanks on behalf on the new council bosses, Chairman of Ndokwa-East Council Area, Ameachi Governor, assured Okowa that they would work in line with the blueprint of his administration. He further cautioned that no council chairman would be permitted to live outside his local government headquarters to ensure smooth running of their administration.
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Ardova, Lafarge Africa, others lift market index by 0.17%

  Guardianng   Today, 3 a.m.

Oando rose by 9.43 per cent to close at N2.90 kobo while Morison Industries, Cornerstone Insurance and Wema Bank gained 9.09 per cent each, to close at 72 kobo, 60 kobo and 60 kobo. Ardova and Linkage Assurance recorded the highest price gain of 10 per cent each to close at N14.85 and 55 kobo while Champion Breweries followed by a gain of 9.52 per cent to close at N1.84 kobo. Livestock Feeds followed with a decline of 9.87 per cent to close at N2.01 kobo while SCOA Nigeria depreciated by 9.85 per cent to close at N2.38 kobo. FBN Holdings (FBNH) followed with 23.478 million shares worth N169.455 million while AXA Mansard Insurance traded 21.365 million shares valued at N20.918 million. Guinea Insurance traded 20.185 million shares valued at N4.037 million, while United Capital transacted 13.596 million shares worth N64.134 million.
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Chelsea cruise, West Ham win as top four race hots up

  Guardianng   Today, 2:40 a.m.

They are two points ahead of fifth placed West Ham, who have a game in hand in a tense race to qualify for next season’s Champions League via a top four finish. “If you share special moments and good results, this is the thing that lifts you up to the special performances you need,” Tuchel said. The Blues have kept nine clean-sheets under Tuchel and only their former Italian boss Maurizio Sarri, who went 12 games unbeaten, has enjoyed a better start with the west London club. The 21-year-old has not scored in the league since October, but Tuchel entrusted him with an important role as Chelsea’s false nine and Havertz’s intelligent movement put him in position to earn the second-half penalty that Jorginho converted. “He needs to adapt to the Premier League, he needs to be at a club where you play to win every game, where the highest standards are normal. (Photo by Ian Walton / POOL / AFP)Havertz has endured a disappointing first season following his £70 million ($96 million) move from Bayer Leverkusen last year. But the Germany forward was given a rare start by Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel and he responded by playing the key role in both goals at Stamford Bridge. But they have won four of their last six league games to leave Hammers fans dreaming of a place in Europe’s elite club competition. ”Chelsea are unbeaten in 11 games in all competitions — winning eight times — since Tuchel replaced the sacked Frank Lampard in January. “I’m very happy with his performance, no doubt about his quality, his talent and also his character,” Tuchel said.
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Ganduje hails Aspira’s contribution to Kano economic growth

  Guardianng   Today, 2:33 a.m.

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and other guests received by the Chairman, Aspira Nigeria Limited, Ahmadu Haruna Danzago and CEO of the Company, Sami Jaafer, during the governor’s commissioning of the company’s new plant in Kano…recentlyThe governor, who gave the commendation during an official visit to the company site to commission the new plant, also appreciated the company for its immense contributions to the employment of thousands of Kano residents. According to the governor, there is no better way to support the people of Kano State and the people of Nigeria than what the company is doing now, hence his government is encouraging the company. “I wish to tell you that work has started for the construction of the gas pipeline from Ajeokuta to Kaduna and Kano and when this project is completed, the gas you will use will be much cheaper and the government would get more taxes and you would employ more people because it would give more opportunities to you to expand your company. Addressing the officials and the management of the company led by Chairman of the company, Ahmadu Haruna Danzago, the governor observed with delight that Aspira Nigeria Limited has been catalyzing economic growth in the state. The company, which began operations in Nigeria about a decade ago, has continued to expand its operations, introducing a new range of healthcare products that serve the need of the populace, while creating employment opportunities for many residents.
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‘Governance, transparency challenges affect debt management in W/Africa'

  Guardianng   Today, 2:16 a.m.

Debt Management Roundtable, Taiwo Oyedele, said this during the launch of the Debt Management Roundtable to help Nigeria and West African countries provide a pathway to fiscal sustainability. While calling for collaboration with the private sector through social financing and public-private partnership (PPP), he said the roundtable would develop analytics that formed the basis, fiscal consideration and sustainability, comparative analysis and also help to champion advocacy. He said the debt burden was not about the present but the future generation, stressing that debt was not necessarily bad if properly managed.
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Minister to commission Real Madrid Academy Port Harcourt today

  Guardianng   Today, 1:50 a.m.

Sunday dareAccording to officials of the academy, the school is free to all Rivers State indigenes, who will constitute 70 percent of the students, while 30 per cent will be open to trainee-footballers from other states across the country.
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Bank reimagines digital banking, gives customers more control

  Guardianng   Today, 1:26 a.m.

UBA’s Group Head, Digital Banking, Kayode Ishola, who spoke about the new banking app during an international virtual media parley on Monday explained that apart from being able to decide where they want their cards to operate and block, view, or request new cards straight from the app to suit their specific needs, the app was tailor-made to give customers what they want and how they want it. United Bank for Africa Plc is changing the face of digital banking services with its new mobile banking app aimed at delivering first-rate services to customers.
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Transcorp launches app for accommodation booking

  Guardianng   Today, 1:26 a.m.

The new brand, Transcorp’s first in the alternative accommodation segment, is part of the company’s asset-light model leveraging technology to deliver true hospitality, exciting experiences, and drive shareholder value, said a statement. I am thrilled to introduce you to Aura by Transcorp, the digital platform we are using to connect people to quality accommodation, great food and awesome experiences,” Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Transcorp Hotels, Dupe Olusola, said.
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COVID-19: FG May Suspend Flights From UAE, Netherlands

  Naijanews   Today, 12:24 a.m.

Recall that Emirates Airline, which operates from Dubai, had on February 1, 2021, announced that it would conduct rapid COVID-19 tests for Nigerian travellers at the Lagos and Abuja airports before departure in addition to banning transit flights operated by other airlines with Nigerians on them. At the time, the agency said the airline has been airlifting passengers from Nigeria using rapid antigen tests conducted by laboratories not approved by regulatory authorities. “For over a month, Nigeria has been engaging with the authorities of the UAE and the Netherlands over pre-departure testing requirements passengers should meet before travelling from Nigeria,” TheCable quoted Mustapha as saying.
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Shatta Wale is a joke - Nhyiraba Kojo compares his 9-bedroom mansion with Wale’s East Legon mansion

  Pulse-gh   Yesterday, 11:08 p.m.

When asked if when his mansion and new projects he told Pulse Ghana about are combined, he would be richer than Sarkodie, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy together, he accepted it in good faith: “If you say I’m bigger than Sarkodie, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, I’ll accept ”He also revealed that he is building a new recording studio in his new mansion and would make recording free for rising talents. According to the owner of Nhyiraba Kojo City Night Club, Shatta Wale’s wealth is nothing close to what he has achieved financially, and anytime he sees him brag on social media, he laughs out loud.
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Bandits Attack Kainji National Park, Kill One, Injure Four

  Naijanews   Yesterday, 11:02 p.m.

According to Vanguard, the official Hillux van which the Guards were using to patrol the park was burnt by the bandits along Kemanji Oil Camp axis of the Kainji Lake Park where the incident occured. The Guards who were on routine patrol of the park were said to have run into the bandits during which the bandits fired them leaving Tanko dead instantly. The source added that a total of 11 males and eight females were among those who were abducted by the gunmen.
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