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Ukraine expels Belarus diplomat over Minsk spy-ring spat

Ukraine, on Tuesday, said it had expelled a Belarussian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move linked to allegations from Belarus that the Ukrainian Defence Ministry had set up a spy ring in Minsk.

US Open winner Sloane Stephens retires at Zhuhai

Sloane Stephens retired in her match against Barbora Strycova at the WTA Elite Trophy on Friday, extending her winless streak since lifting the US Open trophy in September.

Russia’s Maria Sharapova wins first WTA title since drugs ban at Tianjin Open

Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title since returning from a drugs ban as she fought back in both sets to beat Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 7-6 (10-8) at the Tianjin Open.

Portugal, France claim World Cup spots, Holland crashes

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and Antoine Griezmann’s France booked spots at the 2018 World Cup finals on Tuesday while the Netherlands crashed out.

Chelsea’s N‘Golo Kante misses France’s final World Cup qualifier

Chelsea midfielder N‘Golo Kante has been ruled out of France’s final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at home to Belarus on Tuesday due to a muscle injury.

Who needs what for World Cup qualification

A World Cup without Lionel Messi. That is the very real prospect facing Argentina, who face already-eliminated Ecuador at altitude on Tuesday.

Blaise Matuidi keeps French World Cup destiny in own hands

France kept their noses in front in the European Group A race to qualify for the 2018 World Cup as Blaise Matuidi's early strike earned a 1-0 win in Bulgaria on Saturday.

French journalist freed by Turkey to arrive in Paris Sunday

A young French journalist held on terror charges in Turkey for more than seven weeks was headed to Paris on Sunday after being freed, according to Reporters Without Borders.

Dutch give themselves Propper World Cup chance

Davy Propper was on target twice as the Netherlands boosted their hopes of making it to next year's World Cup with a 3-1 win over Bulgaria in Amsterdam on Sunday.

Arsenal face tough Europa League group

Arsenal face a tricky Europa League group stage with ties against Cologne and Red Star Belgrade as Arsene Wenger's side play in Europe's second-tier competition for the first time since 1997.

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Washington responded with calm determination as former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges of murdering George Floyd, ending a trial that has put the country on edge as it confronts the realities of racial injustice and police violence.

Washington reacts to verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

Washington responded with calm determination as former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges of murdering George Floyd, ending a trial that has put the country on edge as it confronts the realities of racial injustice and police violence.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Kaduna: Gunmen attack Green Field university, abduct students

An unidentified number of students of Green Field University located along the Abuja-Kaduna highway have been abducted when armed men attacked the school.

LASIEC fixes Lagos council polls for July 24

Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC, has tentatively fixed the conduct of elections in the 20 Local Governments and 35 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, in the state for July 24, 2021, as clearly stated by the 1999 Nigerian Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate in heated debate over livestock control bill

The Senate at plenary yesterday had a heated debate on a Bill for an Act to provide for the National Livestock Bureau to ensure protection, control and management of livestock, registration and cattle rustling in the country.
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Arsene Wenger: Super League was a ‘weapon’ to get more out of UEFA

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the Super League was doomed from the start and that it was only created as a "strategic weapon to get more out of UEFA".

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According to journalist Sergio Gonzalez, Lionel Messi is going to stay at Barcelona after this season. Following all the events of the presidential elections at the club, where Joan Laporta has returned as president after winning the elections.

Barcelona offer Leo Messi staggering pay packet

The Catalan giants are said to have offered the Argentine a staggered pay packet, an ambassador role after he retires and the signing of Erling Haaland this summer.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Godwin Obaseki can’t be spurious on N60 billion claim, he knows APC

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State has said that the claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State that the Federal Government printed about N60 billion to share to the federating units in March could not be regarded as spurious after all.
FILE PHOTO - A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces points a weapon at fighting positions on the line of separation near the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk, Ukraine April 16, 2021. REUTERS-Serhiy Takhmazov-File Photo

Russia and Ukraine to expel a diplomat each as tensions simmer

Russia accused a Ukrainian diplomat on Saturday of trying to obtain classified information and ordered him to leave the country by April 22, prompting a like-for-like response from Ukraine as border tensions simmer.
A renowned lawmaker, Senator Chris Anyanwu, has emerged the pioneer President of Nzuko Umunna (NU), a leading think-tank of foremost Igbo technocrats and professionals.

Senator Anyanwu emerges leader of Igbo technocrats

A renowned lawmaker, Senator Chris Anyanwu, has emerged the pioneer President of Nzuko Umunna (NU), a leading think-tank of foremost Igbo technocrats and professionals.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has praised Anayo Iwuala for his impressive performance in the team’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.

Olympiacos enquire about Enyimba star Anayo Iwuala

Greek giants Olympiakos made enquiries about Super Eagles and Enyimba midfield star Anayo Iwuala.