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Rio 2016 Olympic committee chief Carlos Nuzman resigns after arrest

The chairman of Brazil's Olympic Committee, who helped organize the Rio 2016 Games, submitted his resignation Saturday, saying he wanted to concentrate on defending himself against corruption charges.

Brazil calls on Swiss for help in Olympic vote-buying case

Brazilian authorities investigating Olympic official Carlos Nuzman in a vote-buying case have asked for help from prosecutors in Switzerland, where he is believed to have stored gold bars.

IOC ‘doing nothing’ about corruption

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been accused of “doing nothing” about its growing corruption crisis, by senior official Dick Pound.

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Arab envoys urge India to clarify position on Jerusalem

Some Arab ambassadors on Monday asked India to clarify its position on the U.S recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, diplomatic sources said on Monday.

Judge, lawyer raise concern over drugs addictions among Kebbi youths

A Federal High Court Judge, in Kebbi State, Justice Simeo Amoboda and a Kano State-based constitutional lawyer, Barr. Rilwanu Umar, have urged law enforcement agencies to beam their searchlights on the dealers of hard drugs in the state to reduce their usages among youths.

Sarah Palin’s son Track arrested in Alaska

The elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in jail on Sunday facing assault and burglary charges in her home state of Alaska.

Minister Lai Mohammed flags off final dry run of Calabar Carnival

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has flagged off the third and final dry run of the Calabar Carnival with a pledge to help turn the event into a major global attraction.

Man jailed for stealing ‘Keke’ tyre

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Monday, sentenced a 22-year-old man, Ojo Salihu, to three months imprisonment for stealing a tricycle tyre.

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Top-four finish was Arsenal’s aim, not winning title – Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette says Arsenal need a "miracle" if they are to win the Premier League this season, but added a return to the Champions League was always the club's main aim this term.

We need our salaries, not Xmas clothes – Ekiti workers tell Governor Fayose

Government workers in Ekiti State have appealed to Governor Ayo Fayose to accord priorities to the payment of backlog of salary arrears owed them rather than giving their children Christmas clothes.

Nigeria is committed to universal health coverage – Isaac Adewole

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that Nigeria is committed to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in line with a presidential declaration on UHC in 2014 especially as the nation’s current out of pocket expenditure has risen to as high as 73.6 per cent.

Appeal court orders continuation of Senator Saraki’s conduct tribunal trial

A court of appeal sitting in Abuja has ordered Senate President Bukola Saraki to face three charges at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

PENGASSAN to begin strike Monday as talks collapse

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria will on Monday embark on an indefinite strike action.