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Nigerian sports academy to train 50 athletes in USA

Abiola said that the Multicultural Youth-in-Action in partnership with Craig Sports Academy would be hosting a training camp and an international competition in the greater Atlanta, Georgia USA, and Oxford, Alabama USA areas.
Kiwi-Nigerian fighter Israel Adesanya was his trademark self in his post-fight speech after claiming the UFC's interim middleweight title in Atlanta today.

Nigeria’s Isreal Adesanya wins interim UFC middleweight championship

Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya has won the Interim UFC Middleweight Championship by unanimous decision over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday night.
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UFC: Israel Adesanya targets knockout against American Kelvin Gastelum

Nigeria-born Israel Adesanya believes he can knockout American Kelvin Gastelum in the UFC’s interim middleweight belt title fight holding at the State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.
The missions gave the assurance in New York during a collaborative meeting between the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, and the new Nigerian Consul-General in Atlanta, Mrs Aishatu Musa.

Nigerian Missions pledge to protect Nigerians in US

The Nigerian Missions in the U.S. say promoting and protecting Nigerians’ legitimate interests and that of Nigeria remains the missions’ priority.
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Man shoots teenager for knocking on his door

A Georgia man has been arrested after he fatally shot a 19-year-old man who accidentally knocked on the wrong apartment door.

Austin Okocha: Why I retired early from football

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, says one of the reasons he retired from the round leather game was lack of enough playing time.

Ooni of Ife: Discovery of oil, Nigeria’s greatest misfortune

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has said that the greatest misfortune that has ever befallen Nigeria as a nation was the discovery of oil and gas.
Davido performing at BBC Radio 1Xtra Live at the O2 Arena in London.

Davido, 21 Savage, others to perform at Roots Picnic in Philadelphia

Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke a.k.a. Davido, is to perform at the 11th Roots Picnic headlining the 20th Anniversary celebration of The Root’s classic album, `Things Fall Apart’ on June 1 in Philadelphia.

Nigerian passenger dies on Delta Air Atlanta-Lagos flight

A Nigerian passenger on Delta Air Lines Flight DL54 travelling from Atlanta, United States to Lagos was on Monday afternoon found unresponsive before landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

Passenger dies on-board Delta flight to Lagos

An unidentified passenger onboard Delta Air Lines flight to Lagos from Atlanta, United States, died three hours to landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
R&B superstar R. Kelly denied allegations he sexually abused women and girls in his first public comments since being indicted last month.

R. Kelly denies sex abuse charges

R&B superstar R. Kelly denied allegations he sexually abused women and girls in his first public comments since being indicted last month.
CARSON, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 02- Former professional soccer midfielder David Beckham and his wife Victoria Beckham pose for a photo with his statue at Dignity Health Sports Park on March 02, 2019 in Carson, California. Meg Oliphant-Getty Images-AFP

LA Galaxy honour David Beckham on MLS opening day

Major League Soccer kicked off a new season on Saturday with 10 games and a tribute to football great David Beckham whose arrival in 2007 helped usher in a new era for the then upstart league.
Hoda Muthana is the only US citizen among an estimated 1,500 foreign women and children at the al-Hawl refugee camp [Fadel Senna-AFP]

US woman ‘deeply regrets’ joining ISIS, wants to return home

A US woman who ran away from home at the age of 20 to live in ISIL's so-called 'caliphate' says she "deeply regrets" her decision, and has pleaded with US authorities to allow her to return home.
President Buhari receives in courtesy call Olujonwon Obasanjo (Son of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo) in State House on 1st Nov 2018 1

Olujonwo Obasanjo campaigns for President Buhari’s re-election in US

Mr Olujonwo Obasanjo, son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has taken his campaign for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United States.
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Tottenham’s Harry Kane to step up recovery from ankle injury

Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur striker, says he plans to step up his recovery from an ankle injury next week but will not push too hard to return earlier than expected.
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Officials arrest rapper 21 Savage saying he is in US illegally

Rapper 21 Savage, who has long said he is from the US state of Georgia, was detained on Sunday by US immigration officers who say he is actually British and overstayed his visa.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Corruption: Rickey Tarfa’s employee declined lie detector test – EFCC

A staff of the chambers of Rickey Tarfa & Co. declined taking a polygraph (lie detector) test in an investigation into an allegation of offering gratification to a judge, a detective claimed on Thursday.

NIS: New Nigeria international passport to cost N70,000

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Monday said registration and the issuance of new international passport would cost Nigerians N70,000.

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Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino celebrates at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg football match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Getty Images

Lee Sharpe: Manchester United should have broken the bank for Mauricio Pochettino

Manchester United “should have broken the bank” to prise Mauricio Pochettino away from Tottenham, says Lee Sharpe, with the wrong call made in handing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the reins.

I no longer love my husband – Woman tells court

A housewife, Mariam Sadiq, has approached a Sharia Court in Minna seeking the dissolution of her marriage because she no longer love her husband.
Among the report was the accident involving former governor of Taraba state, late Danbaba Suntai, who flew a Cessna 208B Caravan aircraft which crashed on October 25, 2012, near Yola airport, Adamawa state capital, and left him in a critical state before his death in 2017.

AIB: Ex-Govenor Suntai wasn’t certified to fly ill-fated Cessna aircraft In 2012

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has released its final reports of investigation into four accidents and two serious incidents that occurred between 2012 and 2018.
President Buhari receives in Congratulatory Visit Members of the Traditional Rulers Council in State House on 5th Mar 2019-2

President Buhari reiterates resolve to rescue Chibok girls

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his resolve to rescue the remaining abducted Chibok girls in Borno State.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has neutralised no fewer than 10 bandits at Sububu Forest area in Zamfara .

Nigerian Air Force bombs Boko Haram mechanic workshop

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha jet has conducted air strikes on a mechanic workshop of the Boko Haram terrorists uncovered in Sambisa Forest, Borno State, killing scores of the insurgents.