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Ethiopian athlete Amedework Walelegn, centre, gestures as he crosses the finish line to win the men’s 2020 Airtel Delhi half marathon in New Delhi on November 29, 2020 [Sajjad HUSSAIN-AFP]

Elite runners brave Delhi half-marathon dubbed ‘suicidal’

Some of the world’s leading long-distance runners have participated in a half-marathon in New Delhi as India’s capital grapples with a surge in COVID-19 cases and air pollution that has recently been among the world’s worst.
Algeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Sabri Boukadoun, disclosed this at a meeting with President of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Brou in Abuja.

Algeria asks Nigeria to take the lead in championing peace, security in Africa

The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria has asked Nigeria to take the lead as the pillar of Africa towards the championing of the restoration of peace, security and development across the African region.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 19, 2016 James D. Wolfensohn accepts the George F. Kennan Award for Public Service onstage at the National Committee On American Foreign Policy 2016 Gala Dinner on October 19, 2016 in New York City. – James Wolfensohn, an investment banker who helped straighten out the finances of major American cultural institutions and served as president of the World Bank, died November 25 at the age of 86. (Photo by Cindy Ord / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Former World Bank president James Wolfensohn dies aged 86

James Wolfensohn, an investment banker who helped straighten out the finances of major American cultural institutions and served as president of the World Bank, died Wednesday at the age of 86.

Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev bout confirmed for December 12

Unified Heavyweight Champion of the World Anthony Joshua OBE will defend his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO World Titles against Mandatory Challenger Kubrat Pulev at The O2 in London on Saturday December 12, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all of its nine markets including the U.S., on a show promoted by Matchroom Boxing in association with Top Rank and Epic Sports and Entertainment.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Gombe partners N-SRIC to combat snakebite

Gombe State Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that the State Government is ready to partner with the Nigeria Snakebite Research and Intervention Centre (N-SRIC) to combat the menace of snakebite in the State.
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Gabriel Orok: Enyimba bracing for trophy-laden season

“I have settled in well and I’m happy being with the team. I feel like a champion, I have always wanted to win trophies for Enyimba FC since I was a child and today is a dream come true. I will continue to win more trophies for the team,” He said.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Speaker Gbajabiamila promises scholarship, foundation for children of slain vendor

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has offered scholarship up to university level to the children of the slain vendor, the late Mr. Ifeanyi Okereke.
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GOtv Boxing Night 21 to air live on SuperSport Select 2

GOtv Boxing Night 21, which is scheduled to hold on 27 November at the Rowe Park Sports Centre, Lagos, will be broadcast live on SuperSport Select 2 (channel 34).
Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on November 7, 2020. (Photo by Clive Brunskill / POOL / AFP) / /

Manchester United boss predicts tight Premier League title race

Liverpool powered to the title by a mammoth 18 points last term. The previous season the Reds and Manchester City drew 25 points clear of the rest of the league, while in 2017-18 Pep Guardiola’s City routed the division by 19 points and in 2016-17 Chelsea were well clear in winning the title.
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.
A ghastly fire outbreak in an illegal crude oil refining camp popularly known as Kpo-fire in Bayelsa State has claimed the lives of three teenagers, leaving one severely injured.

Gas explosion kills three teenagers in Bayelsa

A ghastly fire outbreak in an illegal crude oil refining camp popularly known as Kpo-fire in Bayelsa State has claimed the lives of three teenagers, leaving one severely injured.
World No. 2 tennis player Rafael Nadal confirmed his spot in the final four at the ATP Finals with a three-set win against Stefanos Tsitsipas, the defending champion, who is out of the tournament.

Rafael Nadal needed three sets to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas to semi-finals

World No. 2 tennis player Rafael Nadal confirmed his spot in the final four at the ATP Finals with a three-set win against Stefanos Tsitsipas, the defending champion, who is out of the tournament.
Security forces fanned out across the Ugandan capital on Thursday, firing teargas and rubber bullets at pockets of protesters angered by the arrest of presidential candidate Bobi Wine, on the second day of clashes that have already left seven dead.

Teargas, rubber bullets on second day of protests in Uganda

Security forces fanned out across the Ugandan capital on Thursday, firing teargas and rubber bullets at pockets of protesters angered by the arrest of presidential candidate Bobi Wine, on the second day of clashes that have already left seven dead.
Sami Khedira has returned to the Juventus squad for their Serie A game at home to AC Milan on Saturday.

Sami Khedira namedrops Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti amid long-held dream of playing in Premier...

Sami Khedira has revealed he still harbours dreams of playing in the Premier League, naming Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti as managers he admires as he seemingly attempts to put himself in the shop window.
Comrade Timi Frank, former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians not to be deceived by the empty threats being made by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the recent additional increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called fuel.

Fuel price hike: NLC’s noise aimed at deceiving Nigerians – Timi Frank

Comrade Timi Frank, former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians not to be deceived by the empty threats being made by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the recent additional increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called fuel.
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Floyd Mayweather steps out of retirement, to fight in Japan

American boxing legend, the undefeated Floyd Mayweather, is coming out of retirement and is scheduled to fight in Japan next year.
Joseph Imeh, champion of the just concluded 42nd Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Open Tennis tournament says the organizers should increase the event’s prize money, especially for female players.

CBN Tennis Open winner calls for increase in prize money

Joseph Imeh, champion of the just concluded 42nd Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Open Tennis tournament says the organizers should increase the event’s prize money, especially for female players.
World number one golfer American Dustin Johnson won his first Masters by five strokes finishing with a record-breaking low score of 20 under par at Augusta. The 36-year-old posted a four-under 68 on Sunday to hold off Australian Cameron Smith.

Dustin Johnson wins 2020 Masters, sets new record

World number one golfer American Dustin Johnson won his first Masters by five strokes finishing with a record-breaking low score of 20 under par at Augusta. The 36-year-old posted a four-under 68 on Sunday to hold off Australian Cameron Smith and South Korea’s Sungjae Im.

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The contact, as at Wednesday, have spent thirteen days in the isolation center and, according to the State Health Commissioner, Tomi Coker, they will soon be declared free of the virus.

World AIDS Day: Ogun steps up awareness campaign against spread of HIV/AIDS

The Ogun State Government has said that its agency is working assiduously to contain the spread of Human Immuno Deficiency Virus/Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), against its spread as against the report that it has the highest numbers of the affected persons.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest drunk officer in trending video

Following the viral video of the ‘Drunk Policeman’ at CBN Junction in Abuja at the weekend, the FCT Police Command has identified, arrested and taken into custody the Police Inspector shown in the video.
The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Mohammed Sani Musa, has instituted scholarship programme for no fewer than 1,000 indigents students in secondary and tertiary institutions from his Senatorial zone as part of deliberate efforts to assist the underprivileged to acquire western education in the area.

1,000 Niger youths to benefit from Senator Musa scholarship programme

The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Mohammed Sani Musa, has instituted scholarship programme for no fewer than 1,000 indigents students in secondary and tertiary institutions from his Senatorial zone as part of deliberate efforts to assist the underprivileged to acquire western education in the area.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

2023: Governor Bello under pressure to run for presidency – Kogi commissioner

The Kogi State commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo has said that many people have asked Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to contest the 2023 presidential race.
Inflation in Sudan has risen to one of the highest levels in the world, and the country risks slipping into hyperinflation unless it gets its budget deficit and money supply under control, economists say.

Sudan inflation soars, raising spectre of hyperinflation

Inflation in Sudan has risen to one of the highest levels in the world, and the country risks slipping into hyperinflation unless it gets its budget deficit and money supply under control, economists say.