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The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have announced that the five substitutions rule will be continued next season.

IFAB announces five substitutes to be allowed next season

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have announced that the five substitutions rule will be continued next season.
The House of Representatives has enjoined the authorities to encourage the use of locally developed remedies for the management and treatment of Covid-19 ailments in the country.

House of Reps move to bar INEC officials from contesting elections

The House of Representatives has passed for a second reading, an electoral act amendment, which seeks to bar electoral officers from engaging in partisan politics within five years of retirement, resignation and official relief of duties.
Protesters took to Belarus streets in the capital Minsk and several other cities on Tuesday evening after election officials refused to allow rivals to President Alexander Lukashenko to stand in August 9 polls.

Belarus threatens protesters with criminal charges

Belarus said Wednesday that protesters could face serious criminal charges after dozens were arrested at demonstrations over the removal of opposition candidates from presidential polls.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that 590 stranded Nigerians have been successfully evacuated from the United Kingdom (UK) and are expected to arrive Abuja and Lagos on Tuesday.

895 stranded Nigerians evacuated from UK, Dubai

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that 590 stranded Nigerians have been successfully evacuated from the United Kingdom (UK) and are expected to arrive Abuja and Lagos on Tuesday.
Barcelona’s Luis Suarez has confirmed the club have admitted defeat in the La Liga title race, with their focus now on the Champions League.

Lius Suarez admits Barcelona are focusing on Champions League glory

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez has confirmed the club have admitted defeat in the La Liga title race, with their focus now on the Champions League.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

House of Reps urges President Buhari to order partial reopening of schools

The House of Representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order a partial reopening of schools to allow pupils sit for the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.
Peter Akinsola Okebukola

Peter Okebukola: Nigeria not safe yet for WASSCE

Former executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Peter Okebukola, has expressed support for the sudden U-turn by the Federal Government not to allow Nigerian candidates to participate in this year’s school-based West African Senior Secondary School Examination (WASSCE) being conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) which has been fixed for between August 3 and September 5.

Hairstylist bags 20 years in prison for rape

A 28-year-old hairstylist, Tayo Bakare, was on Monday sentenced to 20 years in prison by an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court for rape, luring and kidnapping.
Indonesia Joko Widodo

President predicts coronavirus in Indonesia will reach peak in August-September

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has predicted that the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country would occur in August or September, 2020.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi could end up staying at the club for another five years.

Barcelona president admits Xavi will become the club’s new boss soon

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes Xavi will manage the club ‘sooner or later’ with the pressure continuing to mount on current boss Quique Setien.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national state of disaster as he announced a range of extraordinary measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has infected 61 people so far.

South Africa issues night-time curfew as coronavirus cases rise

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has announced a new round of coronavirus restrictions on Sunday in response to the country’s rising rate of infections.
Paris Saint-Germain crushed Le Havre 9-0 in a friendly as France allowed supporters back into football stadiums for the first time since lockdown.

‘Victory for French football’ as fans watch 9-0 PSG rout

Paris Saint-Germain routed second division Le Havre in a friendly on Sunday remarkable not for the 9-0 score, but because it drew the biggest crowd for a match in one of Europe’s ‘Big Five’ football nations since early March.
Will Smith isn’t known for foul language but had no problem dropping the f-bomb on 50 Cent after the rapper took shots at his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Will Smith goes off on 50 Cent over Jada Pinkett Smith jabs

Will Smith isn’t known for foul language but had no problem dropping the f-bomb on 50 Cent after the rapper took shots at his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola gestures during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 26, 2020. (AFP)

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City ‘deserve’ Champions League return

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City deserve their place in the Champions League next season as the club wait to find out whether their two-season ban against playing in European competitions will be overturned.
A corrections officer stands guard in late June at San Quentin State Prison. More than a third of the inmates and staff at the prison in the San Francisco Bay Area have tested positive for the coronavirus. David Paul Morris-Bloomberg via Getty Images

California to release 8,000 prisoners

California will release up to 8,000 more prisoners to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in its crowded jails, according to authorities in the US state, one of the hardest hit by the pandemic.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.

Atiku Abubakar recommends Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for WTO appointment

A former vice-president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has recommended Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala for the post of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Sebastian Vettel says he has no intention of “running away” from the Ferrari Formula 1 team before the end of the 2020 season.

Red Bull and Racing Point say no room for Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull gave a “definite no” on Friday to four-times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel’s hopes of returning to them next year while rivals Racing Point politely closed another door to the German.
Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted she did have an affair with singer August Alsina while married to Will Smith.

Jada Pinkett Smith admits she has an affair with rapper August Alsina

Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted she did have an affair with singer August Alsina while married to Will Smith.

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EBSIEC fixes Ebonyi council polls for August 15

The Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) has fixed Aug. 15 for the Local Government Area (LGA) elections in the state.

Lagos doctors suspend warning strike

Medical doctors in Lagos State have agreed to suspend a three-day warning strike which they began on Monday.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano governor reshuffles cabinet

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has on Wednesday reshuffled his cabinet with the redeployment of three Commissioners to other ministries.
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Court restrains BPE, NERC, others from selling Jos Disco’s shares

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has restrained the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and five others from taking any further steps in relation to the alleged plan to sell some shares of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police gun down kidnapper, rescue two victims in Ogun

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday, shot dead a suspected kidnapper on along Shagamu-Ijebu Ode axis, of the state.