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Former Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba was evasive when asked about his ambition to run as president of the Ivorian Football Federation (IFF).

Chelsea legend eyes top Ivorian FA job

Chelsea legend and former Cote d’Ivoire captain, Didier Drogba, is favourable to secure the top job of his country’s football body.
Thierry Henry has been appointed by AS Monaco as the Ligue 1 club's new head coach, replacing Leandro Jardim.

Thierry Henry appointed Impact Montréal boss

MLS side Impact Montréal have made the surprising announcement today of appointing Thierry Henry as their new Head Coach with immediate effect.
However, Nigeria is not among nine countries that are on track to surpass the FP2020 goals set for growth in modern contraceptive use. Countries on track are Mozambique, Chad, Cameroon, Kyrgyz Republic, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Sri Lanka.

Report: 6.5 million women now use modern contraceptives in Nigeria

Over 6.5 million women now use a modern method of contraception in Nigeria. It is the highest number on record in the country’s history, according to a new report by Family Planning 2020, FP2020.
England midfielder Keira Walsh has revealed how their relentless boss Phil Neville is continually striving for more from his side.

Czech friendly: Fear grips Three Lioness coach

England Women head coach Phil Neville is battling with fears after four of his key plays pulled out ahead of Tuesday’s friendly against Czech Republic.

Nigeria second slowest country adopting contraceptives

A ground-breaking report on family planning has shown Nigeria as the second slowest growing country, after Mali in West Africa when it comes to the uptake of modern contraception.
Police detain people outside a wet market during a protest in Tuen Mun district of Hong Kong on November 10, 2019. The international finance hub has been upended by five months of huge and increasingly violent rallies, but Beijing has refused to give in to most of the movement’s demands. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)

Hong Kong police watchdog unequipped to probe own force

Hong Kong’s police watchdog is unequipped to investigate the force’s handling of months of pro-democracy protests, a panel of international experts appointed by the city’s own government has found.
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African Union, Carleton University partner to honour Pius Adesanmi

The Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, in partnership with the African Union and the Carnegie Corporation of New York would convene a continental forum on the role of the diaspora in higher education, research, and innovation in Africa.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech to honor Japan’s architect Arata Isozaki at the Elysee Palace in Paris on May 24, 2019. Isozaki is the laureate of the 2019 Pritzker architecture prize.-br --Francois Mori - POOL - AP - AFP

Emmanuel Macron: NATO suffering ‘brain death’

The NATO military alliance between the U.S., Canada and European states is suffering `brain death,’ French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview published on Thursday.
Genevieve Nnaji in the Nigerian film “Lionheart.”(Netflix)

Oscars disqualify Nigerian film ‘Lion Heart’ over English dialogue

The Oscars Award Academy has disqualified Nigeria’s ‘Lionheart’ from the Oscar race in the Best International Feature Film category.
Novak Djokovic on Friday continued his quest for a record seventh Australian Open crown by swatting aside French 28th seed Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 to set up a final against Rafael Nadal.-1

Novak Djokovic beats Denis Shapovalov to win fifth Paris Masters title

Novak Djokovic recorded his 77th ATP title with a 6-3 6-4 win over Canada’s Denis Shapovalov at the Paris Masters.
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Pius Adesanmi’s family kicks over burial in Canada, other matters

The family of late academic, Pius Adesanmi, have criticised his burial in the Canada, saying it goes against his wishes.
A 41-year-old Nigerian author, Chelochi Onyemelukwe-Onoubia, has clinched the award for best fiction writer at the ongoing Sharjah International Book Fair, in the United Arab Emirates.

Nigerian author wins literary award in UAE

A 41-year-old Nigerian author, Chelochi Onyemelukwe-Onoubia, has clinched the award for best fiction writer at the ongoing Sharjah International Book Fair, in the United Arab Emirates.
Adesanya Prince is wanted in Harris County, Texas, where he pleaded guilty to a charge of “promotion of child pornography” on Feb. 23, 2018, but fled to Canada before he was sentenced.

Nigerian fights extradition to US from Canada

A Nigerian wanted in the United States for a child pornography offence is appealing his extradition from Canada to the U.S. on the grounds he should be considered a refugee.
President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the performance of the Golden Eaglets in their second game at the ongoing Under 17 FIFA World Cup competition in Brazil, on Tuesday. 12

U-17 WC: FIFA congratulates Nigeria, Brazil, Angola for picking Round of 16 tickets

FIFA has congratulated hosts Brazil, Nigeria and Angola after the three countries booked their spot in the second round at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Overseas–based professional players, Tom Dele-Bashiru and Orji Okonkwo have joined the camp of the Nigeria U23 team, Olympics Eagles preparing for next month’s U23 Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt.

U-23 AFCON: Tom Dele-Bashiru, Orji Okonkwo join Olympic Eagles

Overseas–based professional players, Tom Dele-Bashiru and Orji Okonkwo have joined the camp of the Nigeria U23 team, Olympics Eagles preparing for next month’s U23 Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt.

FIFA U-17: Golden Eaglets in consolidation mission against ambitious Ecuador

Golden Eaglets who tickled the fancy of many in Brazil after coming from behind to defeat Hungary 4-2 in the opener of FIFA U-17 World cup, will be hoping to consolidate as they face Ecuador on Tuesday at 9pm.
A retired National Boxing Coach, Samson Aransiola, on Monday said that indigenous boxers were being robbed of a place in the heavyweight category because the sport lacked adequate investment in the country.

WBC writes IOC about dangers of professionals competing at Tokyo 2020

Amateur fighters run the risk of serious injury if they come up against professionals at at Tokyo 2020, the World Boxing Council (WBC) have warned the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
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Tiger Woods extends lead to close on record 82nd PGA Tour win

Tiger Woods closed in on a record-equalling 82nd PGA Tour victory Sunday with a third-round 66 to move to 16-under par at the weather-delayed Zozo Championship while Rory McIlroy leapt into the top 10 after a 63.

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Security personnel had mounted checkpoints in major junctions in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, as the state votes to elect its governor.

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: We were overstretched, overwhelmed – Police commission

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has said its officials were overstretched in protecting voters and election materials during the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi.

Nnewi Catholic priest likely died from inhaling toxic fume – church

The Catholic Dioceses of Nnewi, Anambra, on Sunday said the late Rev. Fr. Edmund Nwagbara, might have died from inhaling toxic fume from the inverter battery in his apartment which exploded.

Archbishop: Hate speech death penalty antithetical to development

The Archbishop, Methodist Church Nigeria, Ibadan Archdiocese, Most Rev’d Muyiwa Odejayi, has described as “antithetical to development”, the proposed death penalty for hate speech...
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WHO announces plan to sterilise male mosquitoes

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced plans to test a mosquito sterilisation technique aimed at containing the spread of diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika.The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced plans to test a mosquito sterilisation technique aimed at containing the spread of diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Fourth Industrial Revolution: Nigeria’s full participation key to economic growth

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has stressed the need for Nigeria to participate fully in the fourth industrial revolution.