Buhari approves Oyo-Ita’s retirement, insists probe will continue

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the retirement of Winifred Oyo-Ita as head of service, saying it is “without prejudice to the on-going investigations into the allegations against her”.Boss Mustapha, Secretary of the Government to the Federation (SGF), disclosed this in a statement issued by Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary (General Services), on Friday.There were allegations of a N3 billion contract scam levelled against her but she denied it vehemently. A court had ordered the permanent forfeiture of funds allegedly linked to her.Consequently Oyo-Ita tendered her resignation following pressure from her family members but…

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EPL: Norwich stun Leicester to keep faint survival hope alive

Norwich moved to within four points of an unlikely escape from the Premier League relegation zone as Jamal Lewis’ fine goal gave them a precious win against Leicester.The Canaries were in real danger of being cut adrift heading into the final 10 games of the season but can now retain hope of overhauling the struggling sides above them after a much-needed win.Daniel Farke’s side had not scored from open play since New Year’s Day but managed to hang on after Lewis smashed in for a fifth win of the season,…

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Osinbajo, Gowon, govs charge leaders on humility, decorum

* As Olanipekun donates church to Ikere Ekiti community Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) and former Military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, as well as some serving governors have enjoined Nigerian leaders to always take into cognizance decorum and humility in their course of leadership activities. The personalities added that humility in governance calls for stability devoid disagreement between the leaders and the led for economic boost. They spoke in Ikere Ekiti, on Friday, during the dedication and consecration of Saint Peter’s Anglican Church’s ultra-modern auditorium donated…

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We’ve identified those who had contact with coronavirus patient, says Lafarge

*28 reportedly quarantined Lafarge Africa Plc, a cement manufacturer, has confirmed that an Italian, who is the first case of coronavirus in Nigeria, visited its plant in Ewekoro, Ogun state. Folashade Ambrose-Medebem, a spokesperson of the company, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. She said all those who had direct contact with the Italian whose identity was not stated, have been identified. “The Lagos State Government has reported a first case of n-COVID19 (Coronavirus) in Nigeria. The individual concerned works for a vendor that provides services to Lafarge Africa…

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Report: Iran coronavirus death toll could be as high as 210

*As footballers worry over Covid-19 World Cup, Tokyo 2020 qualifiers under threat   At least 210 Covid-19 patients have died in Iran, sources within the country’s health care system have told BBC Persian. This figure, as of Thursday evening, is way above the official figure of 34. The official figure for infected people is at 388 but many have challenged official figures. Most victims are from the capital, Tehran, and the city of Qom where the Iranian outbreak started. Iran’s government has defended its response to the spread of the…

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Nigerian footballer tests positive to Coronavirus in Italy

Nigeria’s King Udoh has become the first professional football player to be diagnosed with Coronavirus in Italy. The Italian-Nigerian footballer plays for Pianese, a Tuscan club playing in Serie C (third division). The information was given by daily newspapers La Naziones and La Gazzetta dello Sport before being widely relayed on social media networks. The 22-year-old footballer, who is currently in the infectious disease department of La Scotte hospital in Siena, is in good condition. This player had placed himself in quarantine during the last weekend, after feeling feverish. He…

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Europa League draw: Man Utd face LASK, Wolves play Olympiakos

Manchester United have been drawn against Austrian league leaders LASK in the last 16 of the Europa League. Fellow Premier League side Wolves will face Olympiakos, who knocked Arsenal out to reach this stage. Scottish Premiership outfit Rangers will face former winners Bayer Leverkusen, reports the BBC. Five-time champions Sevilla face Roma and another Spanish-Italian duel sees Inter Milan, third in Serie A, up against Getafe. Full draw Istanbul Basaksehir v Copenhagen Olympiakos v Wolves Rangers v Bayer Leverkusen Wolfsburg v Shakhtar Donetsk Inter Milan v Getafe Sevilla v Roma…

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Coronavirus threatens Liverpool’s 30-year league title dream

Despite being 22 points clear, Liverpool could yet miss out on the Premier League title if coronavirus cuts short the season. Jurgen Klopp’s side have ‘no guarantee’ that they would still be crowned champions should the season end prematurely due to the scale of the virus outbreak, according to the Telegraph. The report goes further to detail that ‘no specific regulation’ is in place should such a scenario play out that all 38 top-flight games are incomplete and it could see all three teams in the relegation zone reprieved. More…

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Osinbajo: We are tackling unemployment with National Council on Skills

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said that the inauguration of the National Council on Skills will further boost the employability of young Nigerians and reduce unemployment in the country. Osinbajo, who said the move, was in addition to efforts made by the Federal Government over the past four years to address unemployment, expressed optimism that the inauguration would address problems associated with the skills gap and youth unemployment in the country. Speaking at the inauguration of the National Council on Skills (NCS) at the Presidential Villa on Thursday,…

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Lalong to complete remodelling of Plateau NUJ Secretariat

Plateau State Governor and Chairman of Northern Governors Forum Barr. Simon Lalong has pledged his readiness to complete the remodelling of the state Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ). He said his administration will soon release funds for the completion of remodelling the Secretariat Lalong, through the state’s Commissioner for Information and Communication Mr Dan Manjang, stated this on Friday in Jos after inspecting the project, adding that the remodelling of the \ NUJ Secretariat was a top priority of his government, despite its lean resources. Manjang, who…

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