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Nigerian Green Bond is world’s 1st fully-certified – UN deputy chief

Nigeria’s N10.69 billion Sovereign Green Bond issued on December 18, 2017, is the world’s first fully-certified sovereign green bond, UN Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has said.
Neymar and Gabrel Jesus

Gabriel Jesus: Brazil should be congratulated for showing we’re very mature

The Manchester City forward who was subbed off in the 58th minute of the match against Belgium for Douglas Costa, says it was a tough game in which the Selecao’s best wasn’t enough to win and qualify for the semi-finals.
Donald Trump took the call while on board Air Force One

Donald Trump fooled by prank call on Air Force One

Donald Trump returned a prank phone call from a comedian pretending to be a senator, during a journey back to Washington on Air Force One.
Joachim Loew

Joachim Loew considers quitting after Germany’s shocking World Cup exit

Joachim Loew says he needs time to decide his future after Germany crashed out of the World Cup finals following a shock 2-0 defeat to South Korea on Wednesday.
Nigeria Fans

World Cup: Henry Nwosu, Bright Omakaro, Friday Ekpo praise Super Eagles for reviving hope

Some ex-internationals have praised the Super Eagles for reviving the country’s hope of qualifying for the second round of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Neymar, 26, was reduced to tears after helping Brazil to victory in their Group E clash | Alamy

Brazil’s Neymar hits back at World Cup critics

Neymar rounded on his critics and defended his emotional reaction to scoring in Brazil’s 2-0 World Cup win over Costa Rica after he broke down in tears at the final whistle.

Ed Sheeran named top artiste at Billboard Music Awards

Ed Sheeran was crowned top artiste while Bruno Mars took home the R&B gong at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.

Kendrick Lamar grabs 15 Billboard awards nominations

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominations were released on Tuesday and Pulitzer-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar earned 15 nods.

Carl Ikeme thumbs up Wolves teammates on Premier League promotion

Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, has congratulated his teammates for their hard work in helping the club gain promotion back to the English Premier League.

US Senator Tammy Duckworth gives birth at 50

US Senator Tammy Duckworth on Monday gave birth to a baby girl, making history as the first member of the Senate to have a baby while in office.

Liberians hail victory of George Weah in landmark vote

Liberians revelled Friday in former football star George Weah's presidential victory, in the country's first democratic transfer of power in seven decades scarred by civil wars, political assassinations and an Ebola crisis.

Australian lawmaker proposes to gay partner in parliament

A gay Australian lawmaker popped the question to his partner in parliament on Monday, with the first ever proposal in the chamber coming shortly after a bill paving the way for same-sex marriage was introduced.

Manchester United lost balance with too many attackers – Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho feels Manchester United lost balance in their 1-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday because of the number of attacking players they had in the team.

Ex-President Obasanjo rallies Africa’s support for new Zimbabwean leader

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Africans to give the necessary cooperation and support to the new government in the South African country of Zimbabwe.

Elon Musk wins $50m bet with giant battery for South Australia

Elon Musk has managed to win a $50m bet by building the world's largest ever lithium-ion battery.

Kenya presidential candidate concedes early defeat, congratulates Kenyatta

Thirdway Alliance Kenya (TAK) party candidate John Ekuru Longoggy Aukot has on Thursday conceded defeat ahead of the declaration of results.

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Libya rejects EU’s plans for migrant centres on its territory

Libya has rejected a European Union’s plan to establish migrant centres there to stop asylum seekers arriving in western Europe and it will not be swayed by financial inducements, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said.
FIFA HQ

Ray Nnaji: FIFA can’t ban Nigeria from world sports

Former Commissioner for Sports in Enugu State, Barr. Ray Nnaji, yesterday said that if the Federation of International Football Association, FIFA, bans Nigeria they would challenge the oraganisation in the court of arbitration to know whether its has right to meddle in a country’s internal affairs.

Court sentences driver to eight months imprisonment for forgery

A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a 35-year-old driver, Umar Aliyu, to eight months imprisonment for forgery and impersonation.

Antonio Conte to sue Chelsea over delayed sacking

Antonio Conte is set to take legal action against Chelsea over damage to his career and loss of future earnings following his sacking by the Premier League club, according to reports on Friday.

Presidency: Northern elders, others selfish, shedding crocodile tears

The Presidency on Friday came down hard on some leaders who recently faulted the way President Muhamamdu Buhari is handling the nation’s security challenges, describing them as selfish leaders.