Didier Deschamps hopes Paul Pogba gets boost from France on Manchester

France head coach Didier Deschamps hopes Paul Pogba’s form during the international break can help him at Manchester United. Amid his struggles with the Premier League giants, Pogba played 90 minutes in France’s 4-2 Nations League win over Sweden on Tuesday. Pogba had the most interceptions (four) of any player on the pitch, and his eight possessions gained were the …

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US: Senate rejects Trump’s candidate, Judy Shelton for Federal reserve job

The US Senate on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s controversial pick from joining the Federal Reserve board, at least for now. Two Republicans joined Democrats in opposing Judy Shelton, a strident critic of the central bank who has faced an unprecedented public wave of resistance from dozens of well-known economists and Nobel laureates. Vice President-elect and Senator Kamala Harris returned …

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Saudi Arabia grants 424 scholarships to Nigerians

Saudi Arabia government has disclosed that it would offer 424 scholarship slots to Nigerian students as well as 6,956 scholarship slots annually for African students. Disclosing this in a statement, the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, described the gesture as part of the cordial Saudi-African relations and the Kingdom’s support for educational and scientific development. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia …

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COVID-19:Nigerian governors seek more UN assistance over coronavirus

The Nigeria Governors Forum, on Tuesday, asked the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed, to facilitate additional assistance to states in their bid to deal with the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chairman of the forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi, with the company of his Imo and Adamawa State counterparts, Senator Hope Uzodinma and Umaru Fintiri …

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Nigerian government’s revenue hit by oil production cut will end soon – Osinbanjo

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said the oil production cut deal by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies has resulted in lower revenue generation for the federal government. Osinbajo said yesterday that the Ministry of Petroleum Resources had a mandate to drastically reduce the unit cost of crude oil production in the country in order …

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PDP dissolves Ebonyi exco, South-East Zonal Caretaker Committee

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has dissolved the ward, local government and state executive committees of the Ebonyi State chapter of the party forthwith. The NWC in a statement issued by the party National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, on Tuesday, also dissolved the South-East Zonal Caretaker Committee of the party. Ologbondiyan said that the …

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