Spain have appointed the former Porto manager Julen Lopetegui as their new coach to replace Vicente del Bosque. The former goalkeeper, who was recently linked with a move to England to replace Kenny Jackett at Wolverhampton Wanderers, has coached Spain at youth level extensively, having led the national under-19, under-20 and under-21 sides. He led
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Nigeria’s naira fell to an all-time low on Thursday, crossing 300 to the dollar for the first time after the central bank last month lifted its peg on the currency to allow it to trade freely on the interbank market. The naira fell 5.4 percent against the greenback to 309 at 1224 GMT on dollar
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Twenty-two bodies have been recovered from the Mediterranean, along with 209 survivors, in a naval rescue mission run by Doctors without Borders, the medical charity said on Thursday. The head of the group in Italy, Dr Loris De Filippi, said that the migrants were intercepted on Wednesday while travelling in two dinghies. Filippi said that
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Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has revealed that federal government saves six billion Naira monthly through a cut down in recurrent expenditure. Mrs Adeosun, said this at the Senate while briefing lawmakers on the state of the Nigerian economy. She told the lawmakers at plenary that the move is part of federal governmentâ€™s effort towards
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Security agents allegedly shot dead two persons in Bokkos, Plateau State, following the violent protests that have trailed the murder of Sef Ron Kulere, the traditional ruler of Bokkos, by suspected herdsmen. To forestall further violence, the Plateau State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew in the local government area, urging security agents to curtail
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President Muhammadu Buhari has officially transmitted names of NDDC executives to the senate for consideration and approval.In a letter which was read by the senate president, Bukola Saraki, at Thursdayâ€™s plenary, requested the confirmation of Victor Ndoma Egba as chairman and Isima Ekere as Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, respectively. The
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The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has debunked reports in the social media that he has defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, stressing that he remains â€œcommitted to the APC; a party that he helped midwife and worked for its victory in the 2015 elections.â€ In a statement forwarded to DAILY POST on
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Justice Olukayode Adeniyi,of an Abuja High Court has just admitted Abiodun Agbele, an aide to governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to bail in the sum of N50 million and slammed a, N5 million damages against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Court frowned at, “The arbitrary abuse of power and unlawful detention
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Burial arrangements for late Super Eagles chief coach, Stephen Keshi, has been made public. A member of the burial committee who is also the Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah revealed that the ceremonies would hold between Thursday, July 28, and Sunday, July 31, 2016. According to Mr. Ukah, who spoke in Asaba
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By Ikenna Okonkwo Nigerian Pilot Sports has scooped that Frenchman Paul Le Guen turned down a chance of becoming the Technical Adviser of Nigeriaâ€™s Super Eagles after he was warned off the job by the Chris Giwa-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF. Giwa reacting to the news of the Frenchmanâ€™s appointment on Monday
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Burial arrangements for the late Super Eagles Chief Coach, Stephen Keshi, have been made public. A member of the burial committee, who is also the Delta State Commissioner for Information Mr. Patrick Ukah, revealed that the ceremonies will hold between Thursday, July 28, and Sunday, July 31, 2016. According to Mr. Ukah, who spoke in
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Federal government has urged stakeholders in the ICT sector to work towards producing a reliable, actionable and appropriate Information Technology, IT, polices that would enhance national development and tackle insecurity bedeviling the country. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Batachir David Lawal who gave the charge at the 26th National Conference of the
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Warns, â€˜donâ€™t get instigated by Yorubas to commit another suicideâ€™ Elder statesman and chairman of the Northern Elders Council, NEC, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai has warned Igbo people against becoming victims of Yoruba instigation again, as ongoing calls for restructuring now is similar to what they instigated that caused the civil war. Yakassai gave the advice
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Three lawmakers accused of grabbing a female housekeeper as well as soliciting for prostitutes during the International Visitor Leadership Programme in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, from April 7 to 13, 2016, have challenged the outgoing US ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, to produce a video evidence of the allegation levelled against them. The outgoing US envoy
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As Naira exchanges at record low of 368/$ at Black Market Resolves to screen 47 Ambassadorial nominees Senate yesterday asked Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun to unfailingly appear before it today, to explain monetary and fiscal policies adopted to salvage the economic situation in the country. This is coming just as the Naira-Dollar exchange rate dipped
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Captain of Nigeria national menâ€™s basketball team, Olumide Oyedeji has announced his withdrawal from the Dâ€™Tigers squad currently preparing for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Oyedeji dropped the bombshell via his official Facebook page on Wednesday, citing personal and family reasons. Oyedeji said while he has fond memories of making it to the London Olympics four
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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara yesterday relieved the Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, Hon Jibrin Abdulmumin, representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State, of his position. In his place, Dogara appointed Hon Mustapha Bala Dawaki, representing Dawakin Kudu/ Warawa Federal Constituency of Kano State. Before his new appointment, Dawaki was
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Leicester City Goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel, says the Foxes will defend their English Premier League title with the same determination they took to become winners last season. Schmeichel told BBC on Monday that he was very sure his side would work harder to defend the title in spite of the changes witnessed by the club such
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In what will serve as an ominous warning to La Liga defences Cristiano Ronaldo is vowing to come back stronger from the knee injury that curtailed his involvement in this monthâ€™s European Championship final. The Portuguese star was injured in a first-half clash with Franceâ€™s Dimitri Payet and, despite his stubborn efforts to battle through
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Super Eagles and Watford striker Odion Jude Ighalo has prayed for the quick recovery of Senegal and Shanghai Shenhua striker Demba Ba who is out with a horrific leg injury. Demba Ba suffered a horrifying leg break after he tangled with defender Sun Xiang while chasing down a pass but came out worst as he
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