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France to ‘deter’ skiers searching for resorts still open abroad

France will put restrictions on people traveling abroad to find ski resorts not subject to COVID-19 shutdowns this Christmas, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.
“The investigation’s findings currently show that it cannot be ruled out that the perpetrator also wanted to deliberately seek out victims in churches,” Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told a news conference.

Austria tightens security at churches, citing Vienna attack inquiry

Austria is stepping up security at churches in case of copycat attacks after an Islamist gunman killed four people in a rampage earlier this month in which he may have intended to target houses of worship, the interior minister said on Thursday.
Lai Mohammed is the current Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. A Nigerian lawyer, and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

Nigeria’s economy doing well in spite of recession – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the news of Nigeria entering recession marks a positive development for the nation’s economy.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wears a protective face mask during the press conference after winning the race, following the resumption of F1 after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) FIA-Handout via REUTERS

Lewis Hamilton set for knighthood after historic seventh title

Lewis Hamilton is set to be awarded a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list after clinching his seventh Formula One World Championship and equalling the overall tally of Michael Schumacher
David Alaba has hit back Uli Hoeness after the former Bayern Munich president said that the Austrian has a greedy piranha for an agent.

David Alaba should ‘take responsibility’ in contract saga – Bayern boss

Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick has said that defender David Alaba must “take responsibility” for himself as his contract saga rumbles on.
“They missed building up the necessary infrastructure during the summer months, after they brought the first wave under the control,” the WHO’s David Nabarro said in an interview with Swiss newspapers.

WHO coronavirus envoy fears third wave, calls Europe response ‘incomplete’

A World Health Organisation (WHO) special COVID-19 envoy predicted a third wave of the pandemic in Europe in early 2021, if governments repeat what he said was a failure to do what was needed to prevent the second wave of infections.
Dominic Thiem recovered from squandering four match points in a dramatic second-set tie-break to beat Novak Djokovic in three pulsating sets in the last four at the ATP Finals on Saturday.

Dominic Thiem ends Novak Djokovic’s ATP Finals record bid

Dominic Thiem recovered from squandering four match points in a dramatic second-set tie-break to beat Novak Djokovic in three pulsating sets in the last four at the ATP Finals on Saturday.
North Macedonia will go to a major tournament for the first time in their history after a Goran Pandev goal gave the Balkan nation a 1-0 win away to Georgia in their Euro 2020 qualifying play-off final on Thursday.

North Macedonia secure historic qualification for Euro 2020

North Macedonia will go to a major tournament for the first time in their history after a Goran Pandev goal gave the Balkan nation a 1-0 win away to Georgia in their Euro 2020 qualifying play-off final on Thursday.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni has launched a scathing attack on Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, saying the former Bordeaux manager is one the worst coaches in Nigeria’s football history.

Peter Rufai questions players’ invitation into Super Eagles

Former Super Eagles shot-stopper Peter Rufai insists coach Gernot Rohr is ‘not getting it right’ with the irregular invitation of new players to the team, adding that ‘the national team is not a place where you keep changing players’.
Germany coach Joachim Loew faces the biggest crisis of his 14-year reign after their historic drubbing by Spain with pundits and the media questioning Wednesday whether he should lead the team into next year's European championship finals.

Germany turns on coach Joachim Loew after Spain debacle

Germany coach Joachim Loew faces the biggest crisis of his 14-year reign after their historic drubbing by Spain with pundits and the media questioning Wednesday whether he should lead the team into next year's European championship finals.
Joachim Loew

Joachim Loew shell-shocked by Germany’s historic Spain defeat

Joachim Loew admitted it was a "black day" for Germany after their 6-0 drubbing against Spain in the Nations League piled pressure on the team's coach.
But Health Minister Rudolf Anschober expects the medical system to experience a peak load in the last week of November, as there is a time lag between infections and hospital admissions.

Austria starts second lockdown as hospitals brace for coronavirus peak

Most shops in Austria remained shuttered, a curfew came into force and many people switched to remote working on Tuesday as the country went into a new COVID-19 lockdown phase that will last for around three weeks until Dec. 6.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min has been confined to his room when not training after six of his South Korea team-mates tested positive for Covid-19 on international duty in Austria, officials said Monday.

Tottenham striker faces coronavirus scare as outbreak hits South Korea team

Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min has been confined to his room when not training after six of his South Korea team-mates tested positive for Covid-19 on international duty in Austria, officials said Monday.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA cancels Romania vs Norway over virus case

UEFA on Saturday cancelled the Nations League match between Romania and Norway after Norwegian authorities banned the squad from travelling to Bucharest due to a COVID-19 case.
“Our thoughts and our compassion are with the victims, the injured and their families in these very difficult hours for the republic of Austria,” Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said before a cabinet meeting.

Austria tightens virus restrictions, to close schools, shops

Austria’s government Saturday announced a return to tougher anti-coronavirus restrictions including shutting schools and non-essential shops to contain spiralling second wave infections.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles are physically, mentally, psychologically, and medically fit for Friday’s AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles all coronavirus negative as three points beckon vs Leone Stars

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are physically, mentally, psychologically, and medically fit for Friday’s AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.
Four new ambassadors from Belgium, Mauritania, Austria and Norway on Thursday presented their letters of credence to President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari receives four new ambassadors

Four new ambassadors from Belgium, Mauritania, Austria and Norway on Thursday presented their letters of credence to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Erling Haaland has emerged as a potential candidate for Real Madrid with the Spanish giants having doubts over long-term target Kylian Mbappé.

Real Madrid best-placed to sign Erling Haaland in 2022

The feeling from the Santiago Bernabéu is that the Haaland is Robert Lewandowski’s successor as the world’s number one number nine, and the Norwegian has become a priority for the Spanish capital’s most-successful club.

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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the US$50 million University of Transportation, Daura, scheduled to take off September next year will be built free of charge by the Chinese government.

Rotimi Amaechi: What I say’ll happen in Rivers

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has stated that what ever he says in the state would happen, adding that he would soon return.
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Man dies after sex romp in Port Harcourt brothel

Family members of a 43-year-old man identified as Enuduisu Godday Odili who died after sex romp with a commercial sex worker in a brothel in Port Harcourt, Rivers State say they suspect foul play.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

DPO shot, four policemen abducted by Ogun villagers

Hoodlums in Ogun village have shot a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, abducted four policemen and carted away two AK 47 rifles.
Popular Nollywood actress, Angela Okorie, has opened up on the reason she doesn’t want to get married again.

Angela Okorie: Why I don’t want to remarry

“Nobody would want to leave a peaceful marriage but once it is not peaceful, one wouldn’t want to stay there. I wouldn’t advise anyone to be in an abusive marriage or a marriage that is not helping one’s mental status.”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has slammed his club’s grueling schedule.

Pep Guardiola rues Manchester City’s ‘wasteful’ finishing

Pep Guardiola admits that “the finishing was wasteful” in Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Fulham, with there still room for improvement from a side looking to recapture the Premier League title.