Cardiff striker Sala feared missing in plane crash (Supersport)

Premier League club Cardiff City’s record new signing, Argentine striker Emiliano Sala, was missing on Tuesday after a light aircraft he was travelling in disappeared over the English Channel. Sala, signed on Saturday from French club Nantes for a reported…

Cardiff ‘very concerned’ over Sala’s disappearance (Supersport)

Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman said Monday the English Premier League club were “very concerned” over the disappearance of a light aircraft in which their record signing Emiliano Sala was a passenger. The Argentine striker, signed by Cardiff on Saturday…

New Zealand recruits teachers worldwide to alleviate shortage (Punch)

As primary and middle school teacher shortage exacerbates in major New Zealand cities such as Auckland, the government is welcoming overseas teachers into Kiwi classrooms. The Ministry of Education estimates there is a shortage of 850 teachers in 2019. According…

Tearful Kvitova down Barty to make Australian Open semis (Punch)

Eighth seed Petra Kvitova powered past local hope Ashleigh Barty to make the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday in the Czech’s best Grand Slam performance since she was injured in a terrifying knife attack. The two-time Wimbledon champion broke down…

BREAKING: NASU shuts down Ibadan Polytechnic over salary arrears (Punch)

The Non-Academic Staff Union of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, on Tuesday embarked on a peaceful protest over their salary arrears. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the protest disrupted both academic and administrative activities on the institution’s campus as the…

Those who pulled out of strike will regret it – ASUU (Punch)

Since the Academic Staff Union of Universities commenced its nationwide strike on November 5, 2018, at least six universities have pulled out of it and opened their doors to students. When our correspondent contacted the ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi,…

New Nigeria international passport to cost N70,000, says NIS (Guardian)

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Monday said registration and the issuance of new international passport would cost Nigerians N70,000. NIS spokesman Sunday James, who made the disclosure, said the agency will commence issuance of the new international passport from Monday,…

ECOWAS, others move to eliminate child marriage in West Africa (Guardian)

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has expressed commitment to eliminate child marriage in the region through the validation and implementation of its reviewed Child Policy and Plan of Action. ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, Dr.…

Mabo hails Super Falcons’ programme ahead of Women World Cup (Guardian)

Former Super Falcons coach, Ismaila Mabo has described the Super Falcons’ participation at the just ended Meizhou’s Four-Nation Tournament in China as a good development ahead of the forthcoming FIFA Women World Cup slated for France in June. Falcons emerged…

I gave Fayose $5m, Obanikoro tells court (Guardian)

Former minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, yesterday, told a Federal High Court, Lagos how he gave $5 million to the immediate past governor Ayodele Fayose, three days to the 2014 Ekiti guber polls in his hotel room in…

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