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Romelu Lukaku is already paying that £75 million (about $98 million) back to Manchester United after opening his account in a pre-season friendly on Monday night.
Jose Mourinho’s team is on a tour of the United States to prepare for next season’s Premier League, and faced MLS club Real Salt Lake at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Utah.

An officer serving with the Jigawa State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has allegedly shot dead a commercial driver, Hussaini Andaza, and injured a police sergeant working with the Dutse division.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has promised the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali, that he would personally move a motion that Ali should wear jeans and T-Shirt if he so desires provided that Customs ends smuggling of goods, especially rice into the country.

A suicide bomber has attacked a mosque in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, northeast Nigeria. The incident took place in the early hours of Monday and is said to have killed about nine people including the suicide bomber. Head of the Borno State Emergency Agency, Ahmed Satomi, confirmed that the blast occurred at the London Ciki Area of the town.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has upheld the conviction and sentence of nine foreigners for stealing 3,423.097 metric tonnes of crude oil from Nigeria.
Justice Frederick Oho who read the judgment on Monday agreed with the submissions of the EFCC Counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo and held that the appeal of the foreigners lacked merit and subsequently dismissed it.

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Soyinka disagrees with Osinbajo, insists Nigeria’s unity is negotiable

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Friday declared that the unity of Nigeria as a country is an issue that must be debated so as to address the lingering complains of marginalisation by citizens.

Wammako, Reps member, dies

A member of the House of Representatives, Abdullahi Wammako, is dead.

Wamakko was representing Kware/Wammako federal constituency of Sokoto State.

He died at the National hospital after a brief illness, according to the spokesman of the House, Abdulrazak Namdas.

Restructuring Nigeria for national cohesion and good governance

By Atiku Abubakar

I have spoken a few times over a long period of time about the need to restructure our federation in order to make it stronger.

Nigeria-Cameroon border: 12 killed in suicide attack

.More than 40 others wounded as two female bombers target busy area in northern Cameroon

Anambra guber: PPA holds primary July 22

.Ezeemo picks party’s nomination forms for N7m
.Party abhors political migrants

I have been wickedly soiled by the order of Enugu High Court – Victor Oye

The National Chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Oye, has said that he was wickedly soiled by the order of the Enugu High Court and had gone to Court of Appeal as an aggrieved party to remedy his image.

CBN releases N10.4b for farmer support services in Borno

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday said that it had allocated N10.45 billion to augment farmer support services and encourage agricultural activities in Borno.

FIFA suspends Sierra Leone FA Congress

A Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) congress due to take place Friday has been suspended pending “integrity” checks related to match-fixing allegations against the national side, as the nation’s football crisis deepens.

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