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WABU lauds sponsors for introducing GOtv Boxing Night Mini

President of the West African Boxing Union (WABU), Remi Aboderin, has commended GOtv for introducing GOtv Boxing Night Mini, a smaller version of the popular GOtv Boxing Night.
The best fighters across the country will today converge in Lagos for the 10th Korean Ambassador’s Taekwondo Cup holding at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium.

Lagos comes alive for 10th Korean Ambassador’s Taekwondo Cup

The best fighters across the country will today converge in Lagos for the 10th Korean Ambassador’s Taekwondo Cup holding at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium.

Prince Harry inaugurates ‘looking up’ campaign to preserve trees

Britain’s Prince Harry on Monday inaugurated a “looking up” campaign to preserve trees, urging people to post their photographs to a National Geographic Instagram account that he would guest-edit.
Daniel Dubois has warned Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury he is coming for them.

Dubois issues warning to Joshua, Fury

Daniel Dubois has warned Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury he is coming for them.

Senator Okorocha didn’t leave N48 billion – commissioner

Imo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Emeka Felix Ebiliekwe, has refuted claims by the immediate past governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha, that he handed over N48billion to his successor, Governor Emeka Ihedioha.
Commonwealth champion Odunayo Adekuoroye has dedicated the bronze medal she won at the ongoing 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, to her late in-law, Remilekun Adekuoroye.

WWC: Odunayo Adekuoroye dedicates bronze medal to late in-law

Commonwealth champion Odunayo Adekuoroye has dedicated the bronze medal she won at the ongoing 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, to her late in-law, Remilekun Adekuoroye.
Pro-democracy protesters react as police fire water cannons outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on September 15, 2019. - Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons on September 15 at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs, in a return to the political chaos plaguing the city. (Photo by Isaac LAWRENCE / AFP)

Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs on Sunday, tipping the violence-plagued city back into chaos after a brief lull in clashes.

Federal government urged to increase budgetary allocation to education sector

A former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has called on the Federal Government to scale up its budgetary allocation to the education sector.

Nigerian student emerges second best in 2019 Commonwealth essay competition

A 17-year-old Nigerian student, Nnemdi Ozoemena, has emerged the runner-up in the senior category of the 2019 Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition.
Nigeria-born Lawrence ‘The Sauce’ Okolie is looking forward to facing Belgium’s Yves Ngabu for the European Boxing Union (EBU) European Cruiser Title in London next month.

Lawrence Okolie: Yves Ngabu clash is going to be exciting

Nigeria-born Lawrence ‘The Sauce’ Okolie is looking forward to facing Belgium’s Yves Ngabu for the European Boxing Union (EBU) European Cruiser Title in London next month.

UK brands Robert Mugabe an autocrat as allies hail him

Several countries hailed Zimbabwe's late ex-president Robert Mugabe on Tuesday as a liberation hero -- though his fierce critic, former colonial power Britain, recalled the suffering and repression of his rule.

Facts on Robert Mugabe’s lives and times

Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe, and one of the longest serving presidents African Continent has produced died early hours of Friday at the age of 95 in Singapore while receiving medical care.
Six wrestlers (five female and one male) will represent Nigeria at the 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships, which are set to take place September 14-22 at the Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Odunayo Adekuoroye, Blessing Oborududu, four others for World Championship

Six wrestlers (five female and one male) will represent Nigeria at the 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships, which are set to take place September 14-22 at the Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Speaker Gbajabiamila leads Nigerian delegation to Commonwealth confab

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, is leading the Nigerian delegation to the 50th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) Conference holding in Zanzibar, Tanzania, from Sunday.
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African Games: Female wrestlers deliver 5 gold, one silver

Team Nigeria female wrestlers on Thursday lived up to their promise by winning five gold and one silver in the Women’s Wrestling event held at the Indoor Sports Center of the Mohammed V Sports Complex in El Jadida, Morocco.
The duo of Raymond Ekewo and Itsheriki Ushoritse increased the country’s medal haul by winning gold and bronze medal respectively in the Men’s 100m final held at the Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex, Rabat on Tuesday.

Africa Games: Raymond Ekevwo emerges Africa’s fastest man

The duo of Raymond Ekewo and Itsheriki Ushoritse increased the country’s medal haul by winning gold and bronze medal respectively in the Men’s 100m final held at the Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex, Rabat on Tuesday.
The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has renamed its Postgraduate Hall after Senator Joseph Waku, the late Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution, who died on February 3, 2019.

FUTA seeks collaborations with American university

Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) Vice Chancellor Professor Joseph Fuwape on Tuesday paid a working visit to George Mason University, Virginia, United States of America (USA).

PDP seeks probe of Kogi deputy governor’s allegations

The Kogi State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to put an end to alleged wanton stealing of the state’s resources.

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Police: Gunman kills six in Germany attack

Six people were killed and two seriously wounded in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police said on Friday.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.

Frank Lampard unsure about Tammy Abraham ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
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Afenifere warns Police not to cover up Oko Oloyun murder

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday, warned the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of renowned alternative therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, populary known as Okooloyun.