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24 Hours to Go - Govs Mount Pressure On Labour to Shelve Strike

[Leadership] Barely 24 hours to deadline, governors of the 36 states of the federation yesterday mounted pressure on organised labour to resolve the impasse occasioned by the threat to embark on strike tomorrow, if the federal government refuses to rescind the recent decision to increase the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, and electricity tariff. (AllAfrica)


Buhari Condemns Attack On Zulum's Convoy, Mourns Victims

[Premium Times] The President described the attack as an 'orchestrated sabotage'. (AllAfrica)


Is President Buhari From Niger Republic As Has Been Rumoured?

[This Day] THE ALTERNATIVE (AllAfrica)


Nigeria At 60 - Is the Nation Truly 'Together'?

[This Day] As Nigeria gets set to mark her diamond jubilee as a political entity, the fact is not lost on anyone that at no time has the nation been this divided along ethnic and religious lines, reports Shola Oyeyipo (AllAfrica)


Mouktar Applauds NFF Over Appointment of 11 FCT Coaches for National Teams

[Daily Trust] The Chairman of Federal Capital Territory Football Association, Adam Mouktar Mohammed has hailed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over the appointment of 11 coaches for the various national teams. (AllAfrica)


FG Mulling Auto-Gas As Alternative to Petrol - Osinbajo

[Premium Times] Mr Osinbajo says there is no plan to increase taxes. (AllAfrica)


Boko Haram Attacks Zulum's Team, Kills 15 Security Operatives

[This Day] Maiduguri -- Boko Haram yesterday ambushed an advance team of the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum between Monguno and Baga, killing eight policemen, three soldiers, and four members of Civilian-JTF. (AllAfrica)


Zazzau Emir - Kaduna Govt Confirms Receiving Names of Nominees

[Premium Times] The government also explains the selection process it is adopting. (AllAfrica)


Police Arrest 17 WAEC Officials Over Exam Offences

[Leadership] Abuja -- The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has arrested 17 officials of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) over their involvement in various examination malpractices in the just concluded West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in some states in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)


Danjuma, Bosso, Olowookere Head National Teams

[This Day] The Nigeria Football Federation has composed new technical crews for a number of National Teams. The composition sees the return of one-time U20 Boys' Head Coach, Isah Ladan Bosso, with Christopher Danjuma retaining the U20 Girls' lead role, and Bankole Olowookere emerging as Head Coach of the U17 girls, Flamingos. (AllAfrica)


Obaseki's God and Godfathers

[Vanguard] Governor Godwin Obaseki must not look back, there is so much work to be done. It should dawn on him that the world is watching. God made victory possible and ancestor, Agho Ogbedeoyo, the Obaseki of Benin will be all smiles in his grave. (AllAfrica)


Remember BLO? Laolu Akins On His Adventures in the Land of Music

[Vanguard] ... Speaks on Ginger Baker, Kehinde Lijadu, Berkley Jones, Mike Okri, Sony Okosun, Christian Igbokwe, Shina Peter, Ayuba, etc (AllAfrica)


9 Test Positive for Covid-19 in Kwara Utd

[Daily Trust] Nine members of Kwara United FC of Ilorin have tested positive for COVID-19, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (AllAfrica)


Everton Nigeria Midfielder, Adeniran Completes Loan Switch to Wycombe Wanderers

[This Day] In a quest for first-team action, Nigeria prospect Dennis Adeniran has completed a loan move to Championship side Wycombe Wanderers from Everton and the Anglo-Nigerian will spend the 2020-21 campaign at the English Championship outfit (AllAfrica)


No Successive Appearance for Akinlabi, Dropped From Madrid Squad Versus Betis

[This Day] Despite training with the first team today and having put up a decent performance when he was introduced as a second half substitute against Real Sociedad, Nigeria-eligible winger Marvin Akinlabi will still not make his second appearance for Real Madrid's first team when they take on Real Betis at the Estadio Benito Villamarín today. (AllAfrica)


Olamide's 'Carpe Diem' Is Done

[This Day] Olamide's new album, "Carpe Diem" is ready. The singer/song writer has dropped a few lyrics of a song from the album, together with what looks like a scene from a video, writes Ferdinand Ekechukwu (AllAfrica)


Eligible Striker Eppiah Signs New Three-Year Deal With Leicester

[This Day] Nigeria-eligible striker Josh Eppiah has committed his future to Leicester City by signing a new three-year deal, the former Premier League champions have informed through their official website. (AllAfrica)


13 States Technically Insolvent, Debts Rise 163%

[Vanguard] Thirteen States in Nigeria may have become technically insolvent as an independent research report indicated they failed fiscal sustainability test. (AllAfrica)


Dozens Killed, Houses Destroyed As Floods Ravage North-Central

[Premium Times] Torrential rains accompanied by strong winds have in recent weeks wreaked havoc in the North-central sub-region of Nigeria. (AllAfrica)


Why the Child's Rights Act Still Doesn't Apply Throughout Nigeria

[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria adopted the Child's Rights Act in 2003, giving legal consent to both the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The country's constitution states that for an international law to take effect, Nigeria's legisl