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Farah ends track career in style, Gatlin slumps

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah ended his track career in thrilling fashion on Thursday with victory in the 5,000m at the Diamond League final in Zurich while world 100m champion Justin Gatlin slumped to defeat.

Farah bids to give British fans memorable farewell

British athletics great Mo Farah will hope his final track race on home turf on Sunday will have a happier ending than last Saturday’s world 5,000 metres final.

Tori Bowie clinches women’s 100m gold

American Tori Bowie won the women’s 100m world title on Sunday making up for her silver in last year’s Olympics while Rio 2016 Olympic Games gold medallist Elaine Thompson struggled home in fifth place, AFP reports.

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Buhari receives security briefings from 3 govs

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New judge to join Patience Jonathan’s $5.9m, N2.4bn appeal

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Plateau council polls: APC, PDP promise to support youth candidature

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Forex market in doldrums as funds offer dollars at premium

Offshore funds in Nigeria offered on Wednesday to sell the dollar at close to its black market rate, traders said, worsening a liquidity lull on the foreign exchange market.

NGO Bill: Stop the cheap lies, propaganda – Reps member tells ex-NHRC chief

Odinkalu launched a five-minute video campaign against the NGO regulation bill about to be passed by the National Assembly on Thursday that has gone viral.