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Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

Boris Johnson: Brexit is a ‘massive economic opportunity’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday said Brexit was a “massive economic opportunity” but had been treated under his predecessor Theresa May as “an impending adverse weather event”.
Newcastle United have named former Manchester United captain Steve Bruce as their new manager.

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce vows to give ‘everything’ for new club

New Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce has vowed to win over the doubters after admitting he has always regretted turning down the job the first time he was offered it.
Southampton have signed striker Che Adams from Birmingham City and allowed Matt Targett to join Aston Villa.

Southampton land Che Adams for £15 million from Birmingham City

Southampton have signed striker Che Adams from Birmingham City and allowed Matt Targett to join Aston Villa.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal drawn to meet Roger Federer in Wimbledon semis

Rafael Nadal breathed a sigh of relief Friday after he was slated to meet eight-time champion Roger Federer in the Wimbledon semi-finals.
Southampton are considering a move for U-23 forward David Okereke as an alternative to Birmingham striker Che Adams.

Southampton considering a move for Nigeria U-23 forward

Southampton are considering a move for U-23 forward David Okereke as an alternative to Birmingham striker Che Adams.
Newly-crowned world number one Ashleigh Barty could never have imagined winning a Grand Slam title and rising to the summit of the rankings when she took a break from professional tennis in 2014 (AFP Photo-Paul ELLIS )

Ashleigh Barty displaces Naomi Osaka as women’s world number one

Ashleigh Barty became only the second Australian woman to top the world rankings when she won the Birmingham WTA title on Sunday, beating Julia Goerges 6-3, 7-5.
Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Yoan Valat-EPA

Ashleigh Barty reaches Birmingham final to boost world number one bid

French Open champion Ashleigh Barty is one win away from becoming the first Australian to be crowned women’s world number one in 43 years after reaching the final of the WTA event in Birmingham on Saturday.
[FILE] Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on June 11, 2019. – The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader formally has begun, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of frontrunner Boris Johnson. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP)

Boris Johnson domestic ‘row’ rocks UK leadership race

Britain’s leadership contest was rocked on Saturday by reports that police were called to a late-night “row” between frontrunner Boris Johnson and his partner, just hours before campaigning opens to win over grassroots Conservatives.
Pep Guardiola said Manchester City’s 2018⁄19 Premier League success was the toughest title triumph of his illustrious managerial career.

Three immortal teams Manchester City can join by winning the FA Cup

Manchester City are on the brink of an unprecedented domestic treble. No team has ever won the league, the League Cup and the FA Cup in the same season.
England

England Lionesses announce 23-woman World Cup squad

England Women manager Phil Neville is naming his squad for this summer’s World Cup in France.
Nicky Butt, Manchester United’s head of academy, won six Premier League titles as a player with the club. John Peters-Man Utd via Getty Images

Manchester United academy coach Nicky Butt bailed over alleged assault

The head of Manchester United’s academy Nicky Butt has been bailed by police after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman.
The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Professor Nelson Brambaifa, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for demonstrating an enduring love for the people of the Niger Delta region.

NDDC, UK universities to deepen ties on scholarship programmes

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it is deepening its partnership with universities in the United Kingdom (UK) to enhance its human capital development programmes.
Rotherham United midfielder Semi Ajayi has been named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for March.

Rotherham midfielder Semi Ajayi wins English Championship Player of the Month award

Rotherham United midfielder Semi Ajayi has been named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for March.
Huddersfield Town players looks dejected following their team’s defeat and consequential relegation from the Premier League. Harriet Lander-Copa-Getty Images

Huddersfield relegated to Championship after Crystal Palace defeat

Huddersfield's two-year stay in the Premier League is over after their relegation to the Championship was confirmed.
Birmingham City

Birmingham City given nine-point deduction

Birmingham City have been deducted nine points rules for breaching rules on profitability and sustainability, the English Football League (EFL) has announced.
Forensics experts are working to identify evidence at the scenes of the four attacks, while CCTV is also being examined [Marko Djurica-Reuters]

UK Counter-terror police investigate attack on Birmingham mosques

Four mosques in the English city of Birmingham were damaged overnight, police said on Thursday, in the latest in a spate of Islamophobic attacks in Britain since the murder of 50 people by a white supremacist at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
A Newcastle United fan is removed from the pitch by stewards

Police make arrests after pitch invasions

Police arrested a number of fans on Saturday after pitch invasions marred the Premier League match between Bournemouth and Newcastle and Swansea’s FA Cup quarter-final at home to Manchester City.
Alabama Tornado

Monster tornado kills 23 in Alabama, leaves swath of destruction

A monster tornado tore through the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday, killing 23 people, uprooting trees and causing “catastrophic” damage to buildings and roads, a local sheriff said.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo on Thursday described the tourism potentials of the state as a veritable source of economic prosperity.

Governor Akeredolu: We’ve spent N13 billion on education in Ondo

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says that his administration has spent over N13 billion on the rehabilitation and construction of schools across the 18 local government areas of the state.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila seeks China’s support to end insecurity

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has sought the support of the Peoples Republic of China to end insecurity in Nigeria.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has backed Nigeria’s closure of its borders with some neighbouring countries over issues bordering on illegal trade.

IMF: Coronavirus could damage global growth in 2020

The coronavirus epidemic could damage global economic growth this year, the IMF head said Sunday, but a sharp and rapid economic rebound could follow.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs chief says non-compliance challenge to Nigeria’s trade

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said Nigeria’s biggest problem in trade facilitation and processing was non-compliance by stakeholders.
“We are sending a message to our society that from now on, nobody will be fired who has a legitimate reason for taking sick leave,” Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz told a news conference after a weekly cabinet meeting.

Spain bans layoffs over sick leave

Spain’s left-wing government on Tuesday banned companies from firing workers who repeatedly take sick leave, in its first reform of a contested 2012 overhaul of the country’s labour laws.