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Antonio Conte warned Inter Milan need to bounce back from recent setbacks against Sampdoria on Saturday to keep pace with leading duo Juventus and Lazio, before their clash with the Serie A champions in Turin next week. Inter dropped from first to third, three points behind champions Juventus, after losing 2-1 to second-placed Lazio last weekend, following an Italian Cup defeat to Napoli. “It was a painful result,” said Conte of the loss in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. “We’ve now got back up with the desire to bounce back and move forward.” Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria are 17th, just one point above…

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South Sudan’s government forces and other armed groups have “deliberately starved” civilians by denying aid access and displacing communities, a report from a United Nations rights probe said Thursday. “Today in South Sudan, civilians are deliberately starved, systematically surveilled and silenced, arbitrarily arrested and detained and denied meaningful access to justice,” it said. The three-member commission looked into abuses between the signing of a peace deal in September 2018 and December 2019. The panel delivered a damning indictment of “predatory and unaccountable elites” and the suffering of civilians after six years of conflict. The report comes two days before the…

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Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) nabbed two suspects for impersonating Security Officers at Oshodi, Lagos Speaking on the incident, the Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that while one of the suspects (Monday Job) impersonated a Police Officer using his commercial motorcycle to scout for passengers on restricted routes, the second (Rasak Oloyede) presented himself as an Army Officer using his commercial bus for fraudulent acts along Lagos-Abeokuta expressway. Egbeyemi stated that after their arrest the two suspects confessed to the crime, saying that they indulged in the act in order…

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The Senate has considered a bill seeking to establish the National Commission Against the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons. The sponsor of the bill, Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC– Kogi West), noted during plenary on Wednesday that the functions of the Commission when established will include: identifying sources and routes of small arms and ammunitions, identifying those involved in the illicit trade; and providing harmonisation of intelligence and information collection. According to Adeyemi, the proliferation of small arms and weapons is a phenomenon responsible for destabilising peace and development and threatening the national security of some countries in Africa.…

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed March 25, 2020, for the hearing of the N1 billion fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, and Olawale Bakare. The duo filed their separate suits against the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Yusuf Bichi, and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, over their alleged illegal detention, prior to their release in December 2019. Sowore and Bakare are being prosecuted by the Federal Government on charges of treasonable felony, in November 2019. Operatives of the DSS arrested Mr Sowore in Lagos…

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Nigerian rapper and YBNL boss Olamide Adedeji has signed a joint-venture deal with American music distribution and record label Empire Distribution. The legendary Nigerian rapper popularly called Olamide announced his label’s new feat via a brief statement on Twitter. Exited about the news, Olamide wrote “Happy to announce that YBNL and Empire got a joint venture deal. Myself and Fireboy with any other act I sign next ready to shake the world.” He also thanked his fans for their patience, “Big thanks to the fans for holding on for so long and believing.. Switching it up n f***ing the world…

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There was celebration and jubilation in Sagamu, Ogun state on Wednesday when World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, arrived at the palace of Akarigbo of Remo. Joshua whose father is from Sagamu, yielded the call of his fan and supporters who have been wishing he visited his home town. Details shortly…

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reorganised the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), replacing Barr Joy Nunieh with Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, as Acting Managing Director. The President also increased the number of the committee from three to five persons, including Dr Cairo Ojougboh, Ag. Executive Director (Projects); Mr Ibanga Bassey Etang, Ag. Executive Director (Finance and Administration); Mrs Caroline Nagbo (Member); and Cecilia Bukola Akintomide, OON, a former Vice President with African Development Bank, (Member).

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President Muhammadu Buhari has again declared that his administration was winning the war against corruption in the country. He said the successes recorded so far by anti-graft agencies, especially the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had bolstered Nigeria’s international image. Buhari added that his government was poised to use cutting-edge information technology to strengthen the achievements and ensure that no government financial transaction was done in secret. He assured that he would work towards making sure that reforms were deepened in such a way that there would be no hiding place for looters. The President stated these on Tuesday in…

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The Medical and Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, on Tuesday in Abuja, arraigned three medical doctors for their alleged roles in the death of three-month-old Peace Oluwole. The accused medical practitioners, Dr. Iyoha Joseph, Dr. Obafemi Kuye and Dr. Mukaila Oyewunmi Oladipo, were accused of conducting themselves unprofessionally by administering unnecessary drugs, delaying necessary actions and exposing the baby’s system to unnecessary drugs, which resulted in his death. The doctors were presented before a panel headed by the chairman of the tribunal, Prof. Abba Hassan. The baby was admitted to the R. Jolad Hospital in Gbagada, Lagos State, in March 2013,…

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