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Three things we learned from the Europa League final

Chelsea thrashed Arsenal 4-1 in an all-English final in the Europa League on Wednesday. Here are three things learnt from the showpiece at Baku’s Olympic Stadium: Giroud makes most of European chance Olivier Giroud has found opportunities difficult to come by in the Premier League following his January 2018 move …

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Police reunite stolen child with parents after seven years

The Police in Anambra said it recovered and reunited a child identified as Mmerichukwu, who was stolen at the age of seven in 2012 with its parents. In a statement on Wednesday, the Public Relations Officer of the state’s Command, Mr. Haruna Mohammed, said the child was stolen from his …

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Ronaldo joins Portugal camp for Nations League build-up

Cristiano Ronaldo linked up with the Portugal squad on Wednesday as the European champions began their preparations for next month’s inaugural UEFA Nations League Finals. Portugal will meet Switzerland in the semi-finals on June 5 in Porto, with the winner set to play England or the Netherlands for the title …

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“Nigerian politicians must entrench peace, welfare and improved standard of living for all our people” – Bukola Saraki

Outgoing president of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has congratulated Nigerians on the country’s attainment of 20 years of uninterrupted democracy and urged the people to use democracy to institutionalize peace and genuine development. Saraki in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, …

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Obi urges Buhari, 29 new govs to increase development tempo

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Peter Obi has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the 29 state governors sworn in on Wednesday to increase the tempo of development in Nigeria. Obi gave the advice in a press release signed by his Media Officer, Mr Val Obienyem while commemorating …

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Kansas declares tornado emergency, at least 12 injured

An apparent tornado cut a swath of destruction through the outskirts of Lawrence, Kansas, on Tuesday evening, injuring 12 people and briefly shutting down Kansas City International Airport briefly due to damage from debris picked up by the vortex and carried up to 40 miles, officials said. Tuesday marked the …

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Buhari departs Abuja Thursday for OIC summit

President Muhammadu Buhari, will on Thursday, depart Abuja to attend the Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. In a statement released by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant, (Media & Publicity), Buhari is expected to attend the 14th session of the Summit Conference of the OIC, …

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NAPTIP DG alerts on imminent xenophobic attacks on Nigerian victims of human trafficking in Mali; says girls are forced to sleep with men without protection

Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Dame Julie Okah – Donli, has alerted the nation and the entire Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament of the imminent xenophobic attack on Nigeria victims of human trafficking trapped in the mining region …

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Six appeal: Euro glory would ease Premier pain for Liverpool

Fuelled by the pain of their failed Premier League title bid, Liverpool’s stars admit they are desperate to win the club’s sixth European Cup when they face Tottenham in Saturday’s Champions League final. Jurgen Klopp’s side will be motivated by a burning sense of injustice in the all-Premier League clash …

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Arsenal and Chelsea ready for Europa League battle

Chelsea face Arsenal in the Europa League final in the unfamiliar setting of Azerbaijan on Wednesday in what is likely to be Chelsea star Eden Hazard’s last match for the club before a rumoured move to Real Madrid. The buildup to the all-English clash has been marred by the controversy …

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Police confirm dead 8-month-old is child of missing man

An 8-month-old child found dead outside a funeral home in Southern California was identified Tuesday as the daughter of a missing man sheriffs are calling an “at-risk” individual. The infant was found Monday morning next to a dumpster behind a mortuary in Bellflower, California, according to the Los Angeles County …

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Obasanjo, GEJ absent at Buhari’s second term inauguration

The duo of ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan were absent at the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for second term on Wednesday. Also noticeably absent was ex-military president Ibrahim Babangida, among others. The only past head of government present at the Buhari-Osinbajo inauguration was ex-Military Head of State Gen. …

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Prof. Zulum sworn in as Borno Gov

Prof. Babagana Zulum was on Wednesday sworn in as the governor of Borno State. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Zulum took the oath of office alongside his deputy, Alhaji Umar Kadafur. The oath of office was administered by the State’s Chief Judge, Justice Kashim Zanna, in a ceremony attended …

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Okowa, deputy take oath of office in Delta

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and his deputy, Mr Kingsley Otuaro, took their oath of allegiance to serve the state for another four-year term on Wednesday in Asaba. Okowa and Otuaro won their ticket on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. Their oath was administered by the Chief …

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It is no more business as usual, says new Gombe Gov

Hon. Justice Heman Akila, CON, on Wednesday, swore in Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya and Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau PhD, as Governor and Deputy Governor of Gombe State at 11:02 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. respectively. They were flanked by members of their immediate families. Governor Inuwa in his inauguration speech thanked those …

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Malami steps down as Nigeria’s justice minister

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said funds recovered by his ministry stood at N270 billion from N19.5 billion in 2015. Mr Malami said this during a valedictory session to mark the end of his tenure as the ministry’s helmsman in Abuja on Tuesday. …

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Abuja airport witnesses low activities as Buhari, Osinbajo inaugurated

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Wednesday witnessed low activities as a result of the inauguration of the new administration at both federal and state governments’ level. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the airport witnessed a decreased movement of passengers and aircraft at both domestic and international …

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