The Bundesliga has moved the Borussia Dortmund versus Bayer Leverkusen fixture to a later kick-off on the opening Saturday of the new season instead of the Berlin derby. In agreement with broadcast partners, one Saturday match is played later than the others and labelled as the “top game.” In spite of...
A court in Uganda on Friday, released veteran opposition figure, Kizza Besigye, on bail after spending two weeks in jail awaiting trial on charges of inciting violence. Besigye, 66, was detained on June 14 in the capital Kampala as he led protests against sky-rocketing consumer prices and was charged with inciting violence...
Tottenham have completed the 60 million pounds (72.7 million dollars) signing of Richarlison from Everton. The Brazil forward has signed a five-year deal at Spurs, moving to London after four years at Goodison Park. Richarlison has now become Tottenham’s fourth window signing, following Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma into...
An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, on Friday ordered that a security guard.  Kolawole Olowokere, who pleaded guilty to stealing diesel worth N150,000 from his employer be remanded in a correction centre. Olowokere, whose residential address was not provided, was charged with theft. The Magistrate, Mrs Abimbola Amole-Ajimoti ordered that the defendant...
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced that Algeria has joined the bank as its 52nd Member State. This is contained in a statement by the bank’s Media Contact, Mr Amadou Sall, in Abuja on Friday. Afreximbank member states rose from 38 in 2015 to 51 in 2021, with Algeria’s accession, the...
Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara on Friday pledged to commit more energy and resources to projects that would impact positively on the lives of people of the state. Abdulrazaq made the pledge  in Ilorin after receiving ” Award of Human Capital Development Advocate”presented to him by the state chapter of...
The National Council on Privatisation, chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the fast-tracking of work plan for the concession of the Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Plant (ZHPP). The council also approved the board composition and proposed governance framework for the sustainable management and payment of post-privatisation liabilities of the power...
Prof. Olufemi Bamiro, a former Vice-Chancellor of University of Ibadan, has called on Nigerian Universities to proffer local solutions, through rigorous research to solve national problems. Bamiro, said this at the Eight Lecture Series of the Redeemer’s University Registry Annual Workshop, on Friday, at the university auditorium in Ede, Osun. He...
A 50-year-old man, Akeem Adeyemo, was on Friday docked in an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan for allegedly decapitating a corpse of a 78-year-old woman. The police charged Adeyemo, whose residential address was not provided with conspiracy and decapitation. The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Sikiru Ibrahim, told the court that the defendant allegedly committed...
The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has commended Airtel on the launch of its SmartCash Payment Service Bank (PSB) targeted at closing the financial inclusion gap in the rural areas.   Osinbajo commended the telco on Thursday during the launch of Airtel SmartCash PSB at Victoria Island, Lagos.   Osinbajo, who was represented by Maryam...
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday night expressed appreciation to Portugal for the deployment of weapons and training of military personnel in ensuring peace in Africa. The President’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement on Friday, said Buhari gave the commendation at a State Dinner held in the National Palace...
) FIFA says it will use semi-automatic offside technology at the November to December World Cup to make video assistant decisions faster and more reliable. Football’s world governing body said on Friday that the system would be used in all 64 matches in Qatar. The new offside technology was tested at...
Officials of Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Kaduna chapter, who rushed to a man’s residence to investigate complaints of ‘sexual harassment’, were taken aback to discover that it was a case of ‘love affair’ getting awry. Narrating the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Friday,...
 The Czech Republic is taking over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, the second time it has done so since the country joined the EU in 2004. To mark the occasion, European Commission President, President Ursula von der Leyen and Czech Prime Minister, Petr Fiala, will...
President Ferdinand Marcos of Philippines on Friday swore in career diplomat Luis Manalo as the country’s new foreign secretary on Friday. Before his appointment, Manalo, 69, was the permanent Philippines representative to the United Nations. He previously served as undersecretary for policy at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and also...
Cambodian Prime Minister, Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Friday ordered the arrest of a man for posting fake online news about new COVID-19 deaths. The suspect posted an outdated picture of a person’s death and claimed it was a new COVID-19 death, the prime minister said. Hun Sen said in a...
The Bauchi State Deputy Governor, Sen. Baba Tela, says reports on his purported resignation only exists in the writer’s imagination. This is contained in a issued by Tella’s  Press Secretary, Malam Sani Ilelah, on Thursday in Bauchi. ”Reports on my purported resignation is not only fake, but also the figment of imagination of the...