Manchester City have completed the £62 million signing of centre-back Ruben Dias on a six-year deal from Benfica. Benfica on Sunday night confirmed they had reached an agreement to sell Ruben Dias to Man City for €68 million, with Nicolas Otamendi heading in the opposite direction for €15 million. Man City have now announced that 23-year-old Dias, capped 19 times by Portugal, has put pen to paper on a long-term deal after passing a medical in Lisbon, with his fellow defender Otamendi ending his five-year stay at the […]

The new Liverpool star  midfielder, Thiago Alcântara has tested positive for COVID-19. The 29-year-old, who missed Monday’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal has exhibited minor symptoms of the virus but is in good health and is getting better, the club said in statement. “The club has so far followed and will continue to observe all protocols relating to COVID-19, and Thiago will remain in self-isolation for the required period of time,” Liverpool added. The club’s first-team doctor, Jim Moxon, said: “It is the choice of […]

The House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, has made it clear that the 9th House of Reps is committed to overhauling policing in Nigeria. The Speaker stated that Nigerians are scared of police than criminals. Gbajabiamila stated this in his opening remarks at the resumption of the House following a two-month holiday. Femi Gbajabiamila commended the President for signing the police reform act into law. He added that the Nigeria Police force as presently constituted had failed to meet expectations […]

Google has urged its workers return to the country where they are employed by the end of the year, according to a source familiar with the matter. In Ireland, Google’s European headquarters, many technology employees who temporarily left the country during the worst of the pandemic “have been asked to return by year end, partly due to tax and legal reasons”, said Colin Grant, an analyst at Irish securities firm Davy, in a note on Tuesday. Mr Grant estimated that as […]

The Bauchi State police command, last Saturday, 26th September, 2020, made arrest of a five-member gang of armed robbers who attacked and injured a resident of Gwallameji area of Bauchi metropolis. This was made known by the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, in a press release he signed and made available to newsmen on Tuesday. The gang members, Endurance Luya (28); Daniel Adamu, aka Small (20); Emmanuel Hassan, aka Junior (23); Aliyu Sulaiman, aka Aljan […]

Minister of Transportion Rotimi Amaechi had last weekend during the burial of late Justice Karibi Whyte bemoaned rising insecurity and decaying infrastructures in the state. The Minister political statement really hit the the state governor Nyesome Wike who had replied him during a television interview. Amaechi statement reads, “You have lost your voice. The sage (the late justice) has gone under and nobody is speaking. When I was governor, I gave people voices, but they have blocked those voices. “Everyone […]

This year’s interest in the U.S presidential election has hit a near-record high for this point in the election cycle, according to a national poll released Sunday.  The poll carried out by Washington Post-ABC News determined that nearly six in 10 registered voters – 58 percent – said they are “very closely” following the 2020 presidential race between President Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. This percentage of registered voters is higher than any other U.S presidential election at this point in the cycle going back to […]

Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja, on Friday, convicted and sentenced two men, Mahmud A. Mohammed and Ikechukwu Nkwocha-Philip to 10 years in prison each without an option of fine for Oil fraud. Also convicted was a company, Al-Maqarinaz International Limited, belonging to Mohammed. The three convicts were arraigned alongside Globtec Resources Limited (third defendant) by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on a four-count charge, bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false […]

The first-ever surviving set of African-American sextuplets have graduated from high school, with all six gearing up to continue their education in the fall.   Chris and Diamond Harris from Birmingham, Alabama welcomed their six babies in 2002, with Diamond delivering via C-section at 26.5 weeks. Nearly 18 years later, the odds-defying children are all grown up and officially high school graduates, and achievement they celebrated together last week.  ‘The morning of the ceremony, I sat in bed looking at their baby pictures […]

The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has disregarded claims that he begged Governor Godwin Obaseki to return to the ruling party. In a report by The Nation, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, through the director of communication and media of his campaign organisation, Prince John Mayaki, stated that the report published by media houses is false. The widely publicized report claimed that Ize-Iyamu made the call to the governor in a video conference on Wednesday, September 23, […]

Senegalese international Edouard Mendy has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot between the posts in the season ahead. After signing his long-term contract with the Blues, Mendy said: “I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting […]

A young man has again fallen victim of scam at Computer Village in Ikeja area of Lagos where he had gone to purchase a smart phone. In a viral video already making the rounds on social media, a man could be seen asking the victim where he bought the iPhone, which he described as Vitamin C pro max. The fake samrt phone was sold to the unsuspecting victim for the sum of N100,000 and it appears that the furious man […]

A former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has said Mikel Arteta is “punching above his weight” for requesting huge transfer budget at Arsenal. While speaking during his personal podcast, Neville claimed Arteta would love the kind of huge transfer budget Frank Lampard has been handed at Chelsea this summer. Arteta who took over Arsenal last December has went on to win the FA Cup. The Spaniard also began the 2020/2021 season with victory in the Community Shield against Liverpool. Arsenal […]

The members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in Ekiti State have allegedly accused Governor Kayode Fayemi of planning to expel them from the party. The stakeholders also alleged that governor Fayemi supported Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the just concluded Edo State elections against the party. Mr Obaseki, who joined the PDP after he was denied the APC ticket, defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC to win Saturday’s governorship election. The crisis […]

About three weeks ago, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, said he was optimistic that his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC would emerge victorious in the Edo State Governorship Election. He said opinion polls previously carried out shown that the APC candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, would win the election, adding that he didn’t know what actually went wrong in the last three weeks of the campaign. While making his comment on the new development, the Kaduna State governor, who spoke on […]

Reality star, Kim Kardashian, is considering divorcing her rapper husband, Kanye West over what has been rumoured to be his bipolar disorder. According to Page Six, a source close to the couple alleged that West’s bipolar disorder and his anti-abortion stance have taken a toll on their crumbling marriage. “Kim has the whole divorce planned out, but she’s waiting for him to get through his latest episode,” the source said. Over the past few months, West, 43, has been extremely […]

Following damning reality about the unavailability of books with Black main characters to children in the Chicagoland area, Krenice Roseman and his team rise to the occasion to make the difference. After becoming frustrated at the lack of Black title characters in children’s literature, Krenice Roseman started Young, Black & Lit. It is a nonprofit that provides books that feature Black main characters to children. The organization has distributed more than 5,000 books with Black main characters to children in […]

Facebook will begin to limit the number of ads a page can run in February of 2021. Limits will be based on the highest ad spend of a month in the previous year. NG Times will continue to follow the development of this new roll-out. Facebook’s official announcement is here, and the help documentation can be found here. Facebook has announced a new initiative around the number of ads that can be shown by Pages based on their spend size. This new […]

Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has alleged foul play in the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state. However, it has beckoned on all party members to stay calm while party leaders study the result and decide what is next. The Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, John Mayaki said the party rejected the result of the recently concluded governorship election. Recall incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki defeat his rival Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in yesterday’s governorship […]

Chelsea have again lost their first legged game against a hungry Liverpool team in the second game of the 2020/2021 Premier League season. The 2- 0 win for Liverpool means Chelsea have lost four consecutive matches against a Liverpool side in the Premier League matches. The first half ended in a stalemate, but the second half was eventful from the beautiful build up to Saido Mane’s Liverpool first goal. It was, though, Liverpool’s determination and ferocity – summed up by […]

Nigeria’s former Vice-President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar has on Sunday said the unprecedented victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki has put an end to godfatherism in Nigeria’s politics. Atiku, in a statement entitled ‘The End of Godfatherism Has Come in Nigeria’, described Obaseki’s victory as a new chapter in Edo state. He said: “There is a new dawn in Edo State, and the hard-won victory of Governor Godwin Nogheghase […]

Edouard Mendy will be the new Chelsea goalkeeper in a couple of days is no more news as it has been is confirmed again and again. He’s joining on a permanent deal from Rennes, Mendy’s final fee is around €24m. However, the new Chelsea goalkeeper personal terms is expected to be agreed by weeks. The deal was done by days. Chelsea and Rennes just had to complete paper-works and final details, as Havertz deal it was ‘just a matter of […]

Former Edo governor and former All Progressive Congress chairman, Adams Oshiomhole has been captured in video footage during the ongoing election in Edo State exhibiting the cross sign while trying to cast his vote. Though the social media have been flooded with fake pictures showing the former governor cast his vote for the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate. This Adams Oshiomhole action leaves one wondering whether he’s now a Rev. Father or Bishop. The ongoing election in the state has been […]

The incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki through Crusoe Osagie, his Special Adviser, has cried out that “there is an ongoing deliberate election manipulation in areas where he has strongholds.“ Obaseki is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the ongoing Edo State gubernatorial election. According to him: “Suddenly, card readers are not working in areas where Governor Godwin Obaseki is very popular. “Voters are being disenfranchised and we are constrained to say that this is sabotage,” Osagie made this […]

Ahead of today’s election in Edo State, an unidentified old woman has openly dare former governor Adams Oshiomhole to bury his head in shame. It’s a fact today that former governor Oshiomhole has favoured the former People’s Democratic Party’s aspirant over his estranged godson, Godwin Obaseki the incumbent. Going by recent happenings in the state, the people are in frenzy and somewhat have doubt in the system. The outcome of the election would surely tell. The unidentified old woman in […]

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, saying President Trump’s nominee to fill her seat “will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.” “The Senate and the nation mourn the sudden passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the conclusion of her extraordinary American life,” McConnell said in the statement. Mitch McConnell added: “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the […]

Following the demise of the notorious RBG, Ruth Bader Grinsburg which was generally reported early Friday, some notable persons have begun to send in their condolence to the former Supreme Court Justice of the United States. Former United States First Lady and Democrat presidential candidate in the 2016 elections Hillary Clinton has sent out condolence to this irreparable loss. She wrote, “Justice Ginsburg paved the way for so many women, including me. There will never be another like her. Thank […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the backbone and soul of the liberal wing of the Supreme Court and an iconic American figure has died. According to report, Ruth died Friday from complications from cancer. RBG was known for her fiery dissents and intense work ethic. Ruth didn’t miss a single day of work until this January, a striking fact considering she’s battled 3 kinds of cancer since being appointed to SCOTUS by President Clinton in 1993. Ruth was the first female Jewish […]

“Welcome to Freedom!” exclaims real estate agent Ashley Scott as she surveys the nearly 97 acres of land in rural Wilkinson County, Georgia, that she and a group of 19 Black families purchased in August. This is a great fit in a country touted as a racist land, yet some black families are breaking barriers and making move to re-write the narratives. Scott and her friend, investor and entrepreneur Renee Walters didn’t initially plan on buying a large plot of […]

The video footage of a former Oyo State Governor, late Abiola Ajimobi has surfaced on the internet. The world-class marble finishing, AC, massive interior decor at the grave is stunning. The opulence displayed inside the late Sen. Abiola Ajimobi ’s grave beats the imagination of many Nigerians. Some of these Nigerians have taken to their social media pages to express dissatisfaction against the needless show of wealth. The video surfaced at a time when Nigerians are battling with aftermath of […]

Bayern Munich mid-fielder, Thiago Alcantara has decided on his future, he’s willing to dump Bayern for the Premier League. The Premier League clubs on his mind appear to be Liverpool and Manchester United at the moment. According to report, both English clubs are yet to make any official contact with the player. However, Alcantara seem to have his mind set for a journey outside the German club. Uli Hoeneß in his words about Thiago Alcantara on [Sport1 – @iMiaSanMia], “We […]

Ahead of the new Premier League season opener, Chelsea Football club look set to seal the deal with Rennes goalie, Edouard Mendy, NG Times can authoritatively report. Chelsea feel now confident to sign Edouard Mendy from Rennes. A new bid was yesterday submitted on last hours. The Chelsea board are pushing to complete deal on next hours. The player’s personal terms already agreed. Mendy has asked again to leave and join Chelsea. 🤝 Final decision is now up to Rennes […]

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden  has claimed President Donald Trump “seems to have no conception of what constitutes national security” after Trump revealed in interviews with Bob Woodward the existence of a classified nuclear weapons system. In a chat with Jake Tapper, the former vice president said Trump’s comments to Woodward made in a series of 18 interviews for the journalist’s upcoming book “Rage” — were “not a surprise.” “You wonder why people in the intelligence community wondered from the very beginning whether you could […]

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook will be launching a poll worker recruitment drive this weekend, which will make it easy for Americans to sign up and serve as a poll worker with their state election authorities as United States elections is less than two months. He disclosed this on his official social platform on Friday, he said there’s an estimated of almost half a million poll workers needed this year, especially due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as United […]

Ahead of the 2020-2021 French Ligue 1 campaign, Paris Saint-Germain are an inch closer to sealing a deal with Roma to sign Italian international Alessandro Florenzi. PSG have been trying to shop for a new right-back in the transfer market since the departure of Thomas Meunier to Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer. Sky Sports had reported and NG Times can confirm that Florenzi has already agreed personal terms with PSG and is expected to travel to Paris this weekend to undergo a medical and complete the […]

David Adeleke widely known as Davido has now shared his new video titled, FEM through his social media handle earlier today. Davido have been one of Nigeria’s most visible musical exports for years, and his profile peaked last year when his 2017 single “Fall” took off online and on the charts. This year, the 30BG crooner is set to make return with his third studio album A Better Time, and today shares “FEM,” its first single and video. The song’s title which […]

The police in Katsina State, Thursday, confirmed the arrest of a member of bandits and kidnap kingpin, Abubakar Ibrahim, 19, at Rugu forest. SP Gambo Isah, the police spokesman made this disclosure in a statement in Katsina said the syndicate have been terrorizing people in Batsari, Safana, Damnusa and Kurfi Local Government Areas in the state. In a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Isah said that the police equally rescued three kidnapped victims. According to Isah, on […]

Chelsea’s new signing Kai Havertz has hailed Fikayo Tomori after the youngster allowed him to take the club’s No 29 shirt. Havertz has been wearing the No 29 in each season of his senior career since making the breakthrough at Bayer Leverkusen in the 2016-2017 German Bundesliga campaign. Fikayo Tomori had been given the No 29 when he was promoted to the first-team last year but has now chosen to switch to No 14. Havertz had taken to his Instagram and […]

Chelsea Football Club new signing, Kai Havertz was yesterday trending on on social media over his assist, while some fans heap praises on the German star playmaker some are of the views that the hype about his skills and creativity is high above the ceiling. Earlier today, Chelsea gaffer and former Blues star player, Frank Lampard has hailed his new arrival, Havertz while comparing his talent to German legend Michael Ballack. Recall Michael Ballack was Lampard’s team mate during Jose […]

A Nigerian preacher Apostle Psalm Okpe shows off his toy, a Mercedes SLK convertible. According to his post on Facebook he called it his toy. He is the founder of Fresh Oil Ministry. The price value of the car is between N7m to N8m. Apostle Okpe post was further shared by Obiwest Utchaychukwu aka The Media Apostle , a defender of the gospel in Nigeria. Below are reactions from some Nigerians to such post on Facebook; Kingsley Freeman Ogbonna: In as much I love […]