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National boxing coach Anthony Konyegwachi has expressed sadness after the camp of Nigeria’s boxing contingent was dissolved Tuesday on the ground of lack of fund ahead of the Africa boxing Olympic qualifiers.

Anthony Konyegwachi sad after dissolution of boxing camp for Olympic qualifiers

National boxing coach Anthony Konyegwachi has expressed sadness after the camp of Nigeria’s boxing contingent was dissolved Tuesday on the ground of lack of fund ahead of

Ikeja Electric targets N170 billion revenue in 2020

Ikeja Electric (IE) Plc says it is targeting total revenue of N170 billion in 2020 with the implementation of the increment in various classes of electricity tariffs.
Teenage pop iconoclast Billie Eilish dropped her James Bond theme tune on Friday, racking up 2.2 million views in just six hours as the teenage prodigy continues her stunning rise.

Billie Eilish drops James Bond track

Teenage pop iconoclast Billie Eilish dropped her James Bond theme tune on Friday, racking up 2.2 million views in just six hours as the teenage prodigy continues her stunning rise.
Forces affiliated with the UN-recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) launched a new attack on the Libyan National Army (LNA) south of Tripoli.

New clashes in Libya despite UN ceasefire call

Rival forces clashed in the Libyan capital Thursday, witnesses and pro-Government of National Accord (GNA) forces said, a day after a UN Security Council resolution called for a "lasting ceasefire".
Sudan's cabinet said Thursday that the country's leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan had made no promise to Israel's prime minister of normalising ties between the two countries.

Sudan says deal signed with families of victims of USS Cole bombing

Sudan said Thursday it has signed a deal with the families of the victims of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen, meeting a key condition for removing the country from Washington's terrorism blacklist.
Andres Iniesta

Asian Champions League: Andres Iniesta debuts as virus disrupts kick-off

Barcelona great Andres Iniesta is set to light up the Asian Champions League but Chinese clubs are sidelined because of the coronavirus as the disrupted continental competition starts this week.
A promotional banner for the HSBC Women’s World Championship flies in central Singapore Monday after the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus

Coronavirus chaos ravages Asia’s sporting calendar

The chaos in China’s sporting programme caused by the deadly coronavirus outbreak, which has already forced China to cancel or reschedule a host of events, is spreading into Asia’s sporting calendar.
Prof. Mohammed Atureta, Rector, Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, says plans are ongoing to convocate five sets of graduates of the institution in April.

Kogi Polytechnic to convocate five sets of graduates in April

Prof. Mohammed Atureta, Rector, Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, says plans are ongoing to convocate five sets of graduates of the institution in April.
Seyi Makinde

Minimum wage: NLC commends Oyo governor

The Oyo State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on Friday applauded Gov. Seyi Makinde, over the signing of agreement on the implementation of N30, 000 minimum wage for the state’s workers.
England international Harry Kane will be one of Real Madrid’s summer targets in the transfer window following the player’s inability to win laurels at Tottenham Hotspur.

Jose Mourinho: Harry Kane could return for Tottenham last two league games

England captain Harry Kane could return from injury in time for the final two games of the Premier League season, Tottenham Hotspur coach Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday.

Turkish, Ukrainian leaders meet in push to boost trade

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is holding talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in Kyiv to stimulate commerce between their countries.
Desert locusts' destructive infestations cause significant crop damage and hunger [Njeri Mwangi-Reuters]

Somalia declares emergency over locust swarms

The country’s Ministry of Agriculture said the insects, which consume large amounts of vegetation, posed “a major threat to Somalia’s fragile food security situation”.

Tackling Lassa fever challenge in Nigeria

Lassa fever, an acute viral disease that occurs in West Africa was first discovered in 1969 when two missionary nurses died in Lassa village in Borno.
Fighters of a battalion loyal to Libyan General Khalifa Haftar pictured in the eastern city of Benghazi in December 2019. Both sides in Libya’s conflict agreed to a ceasefire, January 1, 2020. AFP

Why African countries seek greater role in Libya peace process

African Union leaders are expected to renew calls for greater involvement in efforts to resolve Libya's long-running conflict at a summit held on Thursday in the Republic of the Congo.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

UK defies US, refuses to ban Huawei from 5G networks

The UK will allow “high risk vendors” to supply equipment for its 5G network infrastructure, the government announced today. The announcement outlining the limitations imposed on high risk vendors such as Huawei was made after weeks of speculation about the company’s role in the UK’s 5G infrastructure. All four of the UK’s major operators are already using the company’s equipment in their 5G networks.
Kelechi Iheanacho scores again to send Leicester City into the FA Cup fifth round after 1-0 win over the second tier Brentford at Griffin Park on Saturday.

Carabao Cup: Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi seek 1st Cup final in England as Aston...

Super Eagles stars Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho will be seeking to play in their first domestic cup final in England when their club, Leicester City face Aston Villa tonight in the Carabao Cup second leg, semi-final tie at the Villa Park.
Gabriel Leung, chair professor of public health medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong, Anthony Wallace-AFP-Getty Images

Real number of Wuhan coronavirus cases is 25,000 – expert

A senior public health expert in Hong Kong, on Monday said that the real number of people affected by the new coronavirus was close to 25,000 higher than the 2,744 cases confirmed by China’s National Health Commission.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham agree personal terms with PSV winger

The London giants are hopeful of reaching an agreement over a fee with the Dutch club as they look to sign the versatile forward on a permanent deal.

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Manchester United veteran Juan Mata has called on his teammates to be creative as he praised Anthony Martial after his goal in the 1-1 draw with Club Brugge on Thursday.

Juan Mata tells Odion Ighalo, other Manchester United teammates to be creative

Manchester United veteran Juan Mata has called on his teammates to be creative as he praised Anthony Martial after his goal in the 1-1 draw with Club Brugge on Thursday.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti launches open defecation free roadmap

The Ekiti State Government has launched Open Defecation Free Roadmap with a determination to enforce the One Toilet per household policy.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Bayelsa guber: APC seeks review of Supreme Court judgement

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has filed an application at the Supreme Court, asking it to reverse a judgement that sacked David Lyon as governor-elect of Bayelsa State.
Shkodran Mustafi during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Olympiacos FC and Arsenal FC at Karaiskakis Stadium (Photo by David Price-Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal fans compare Shkodran Mustafi to Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk

Arsenal fans have compared Shkodran Mustafi to Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk after a recent upturn in form.

Mary Odili: PDP restates call for Adams Oshiomhole’s arrest

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday reinstated its call for the arrest of the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, for allegedly inciting the attack on Justice Mary Odili over the Supreme Court’s judgment on the Bayelsa State governorship election.