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8. Former African champions, Super Eagles, were held to a scoreless draw by the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in the Africa Cup of Nations 2022 qualifier in Freetown on Tuesday.

Super Eagles drop three places in FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped three places from 32nd to 35th in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.
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FAO provides dry season farm inputs to 14,250 households in Borno

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has provided dry season farm inputs to 14,250 households for the 2020-2021 dry season farming in troubled Borno State.
Bordeaux forward, Samuel Kalu, has been tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the second Super Eagles star to contract the disease after Genk striker, Paul Onuachu.

Samuel Kalu returns to Bordeaux training ahead PSG clash

Girondis Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu returns to training on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s highly anticipated Ligue 1 clash against champions Paris Saint-Germain
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.
FIFA have revealed the nominees for their The Best awards on Wednesday morning.

The Best FIFA Award nominees revealed

A ceremony on 17 December will see players and coaches from both the women’s game and the men’s game win the prizes up for grabs.
Former South Africa World Cup defender Anele Ngcongca, who died Monday in a car accident near Durban aged just 33, has been hailed by his former coach, Pitso Mosimane, as an “unsung hero”.

South African footballer dies in car accident

Former South Africa World Cup defender Anele Ngcongca, who died Monday in a car accident near Durban aged just 33, has been hailed by his former coach, Pitso Mosimane, as an “unsung hero”.
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
Romelu Lukaku says that Christian Eriksen must learn Italian if he is to truly fit in with his Inter team-mates.

Romelu Lukaku: Christian Eriksen needs to learn Italian to thrive at Inter

Romelu Lukaku says that Christian Eriksen must learn Italian if he is to truly fit in with his Inter team-mates.
Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu has continued his impressive goal-scoring form for his Belgian club RKC Genk; scoring twice in Monday night’s 2-2 draw against Oostende in one of the Belgium Jupiler League ties.

Paul Onuachu makes Belgian League dream team

Super Eagles and KRC Genk striker Paul Onuachu has been named in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League Dream Team for the first 12 rounds of the campaign.

Liverpool skipper reportedly likely to miss Leicester match

This comes as a surprise after a report on Wednesday that Liverpool were optimistic about Henderson’s chances of being able to play against Leicester. It could be that they had hope earlier in the week that he would be able to pass a fitness test, only for them to find out in the last 24 hours that it was not going to be the case.
Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish insists he needs to star at a major tournament before he is worthy of comparisons to England legend Paul Gascoigne.

Jack Grealish plays down Gascoigne comparison

Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish insists he needs to star at a major tournament before he is worthy of comparisons to England legend Paul Gascoigne.
Japan’s Panasonic said Wednesday it has signed a partnership with two Norwegian firms to develop a “green battery” business targeting the European market, including for electric cars.

Panasonic signs partnership with Norwegian firms for Europe battery business

Japan’s Panasonic said Wednesday it has signed a partnership with two Norwegian firms to develop a “green battery” business targeting the European market, including for electric cars.
Javier Bordas, a former board member at Barcelona, said that Barcelona could have signed Thibaut Courtois in 2014, but the Real Madrid keeper revealed that that never happened- I don't know why that's been said, it's not true.

Thibaut Courtois: I didn’t have any agreement with Barca

Javier Bordas, a former board member at Barcelona, said that Barcelona could have signed Thibaut Courtois in 2014, but the Real Madrid keeper revealed that that never happened: "I don't know why that's been said, it's not true."
Manchester City Forward, Raheem Sterling has advised fans who racially abused Danny Rose during England’s encounter with Montenegro to get some education.

Two Premier League stars out of England vs Iceland match

Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling will miss England’s Nations League fixture against Iceland on Wednesday, the Football Association has announced.
Gareth Southgate, Manager of England looks on - Getty Images

Gareth Southgate: Premier League must rethink option to use five substitutes

England’s Premier League must reconsider its position on limiting clubs to making only three substitutions per match as injuries mount amid a congested schedule, national team boss Gareth Southgate has said.
Early goals by Youri Tielemans and Dries Mertens earned Belgium a comfortable 2-0 victory over England as they strengthened their grip on top spot in Nations League Group A2 in Leuven on Sunday.

Belgium downs England hope for the knockout stage of Nations League

Harry Kane’s effort was cleared off the line by Romelu Lukaku, Belgium remain tactical sound despite England have the larger ball possession in the encounter, England is guaranteed to finish third, with Belgium and Denmark playing for a place in the finals – Gareth Southgate will have to use the fixture with Iceland to look for solutions for next summer’s European Championships, where England will hope to compete with the likes of Belgium for the trophy.
Kevin De Bruyne hit with another injury blow as Manchester City

Kevin De Bruyne reveals Manchester City contract talks

Kevin de Bruyne has revealed new contract talks have kicked off with Manchester City.
PHOTO USED TO DEPICT THE STORY - A veterinary releases a pied imperial pigeon after being vaccinated against avian influenza at the Mulhouse zoo, eastern France, on November 6, 2020. SEBASTIEN BOZON - AFP

Pigeon sells for record 1.6 million euros to Chinese buyer

An unidentified Chinese buyer on Sunday paid a world record 1.6 million euros ($1.9 million) for a female homing pigeon called New Kim, online auctioneers Pigeon Paradise (PIPA) said.

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Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops raid terrorists’ hideouts, eliminate five in Borno

Troops of Operation Fire Ball have eliminated five Boko Haram (BHT)/ISWAP terrorists and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition as well as bags of assorted grains in recent attacks on their hideouts in Borno.
Briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola, and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave breakdowns of the approvals.

President Buhari condemns ‘insane’ killing of farmers by Boko Haram in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari in Jere Local Government of Borno, describing the terrorist killings as insane.
The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary- Chief Executive Officer-Designate.

Bible Society appoints new CEO-designate

The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer-Designate.
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I paid N3 million ransom before I was freed by kidnappers – doctor

Azubuike Iheanacho, the medical doctor that was kidnapped in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, has revealed that he had to pay a ransom before the abductors freed him.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup served off its first spins on Friday, November 13 and there was a shocking loss for Nigeria’s best table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, who was beaten by Slovenian Darko Jorgic.

Aruna Quadri records third league victory with TTC in German Bundesliga

Aruna Quadri returned to winning ways with TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell (TTC) in the Table Tennis Bundesliga as the Nigerian was instrumental to his team’s 3-1 win over TTC OE Bad Homburg at the weekend.