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Ghana will face Mali and Equatorial Guinea in friendly matches in Turkey in October.

Equatorial Guinea withdraws from Ghana friendly

Equatorial Guinea has pulled out of the planned international friendly match with Ghana next month, the latter's Football Association (GFA) has confirmed.
An aircraft with registration number ET-AUC, operated by Ethiopia Airlines and conveying 120 passengers and 13 crew members from Addis Ababa, arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 1-32 pm on Monday.

First international flight lands in Abuja after five months

An aircraft with registration number ET-AUC, operated by Ethiopia Airlines and conveying 120 passengers and 13 crew members from Addis Ababa, arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 1:32 pm on Monday.
A South African Airways (SAA) plane is towed at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 18, 2020. REUTERS-Rogan Ward-File Photo

Ethiopian Airlines in rescue talks with South African Airways – official

Ethiopian Airlines is in talks over possible involvement in the rescue of flagship carrier South African Airways (SAA), the head of the airline told Reuters on Friday.
Ghana's Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta makes remarks at the Institute of International Finance's meeting entitled "G20: Compact With Africa", during the IMF and World Bank's 2017 Annual Fall Meetings, in Washington, U.S., October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

Sub-Saharan Africa’s virus-induced slump may last three years – Ghanaian minister

The economic slump in sub-Saharan Africa caused by the coronavirus outbreak could last well over three years, Ghana’s finance minister said on Tuesday.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin can see “no way” that Liverpool could finish the season without the Premier League title.

UEFA reel out new virus rules for Nations League

Europe’s football governing body, UEFA, have confirmed that teams could ultimately forfeit upcoming Nations League matches, if they are unable to turn out due to players testing positive for COVID-19 or that the drawing of lots could decide a result.
Chelsea is prepared to do without their most expensive signing in a bid to their desired result on the pitch after some below-par performances.

Multiple Chelsea players contract coronavirus

Chelsea’s preparations ahead of the new season have been thrown into turmoil after they were hit by a coronavirus outbreak.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 818 million children worldwide risk contracting coronavirus

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says 818 million children worldwide are at risk of getting infected with COVID-19 and other infectious illnesses.
Algeria’s Supreme Islamic Council said the National Bank of Algeria (BNA) had become the first state bank to obtain a sharia compliance certificate from the Sharia Board for issuing Fatwas for the Islamic Finance Industry.

Algeria allows first Islamic finance products by state banks

Algeria said on Sunday it had given the go-ahead to a plan aimed at offering Islamic finance services, as it seeks new funding sources to cope with financial problems caused by a fall in energy revenues.
Asisat Oshoala was delighted to be crowned African Women's Player of the Year for a fourth time at the Caf Awards Gala on Tuesday night.

Asisat Oshoala bags brace in Barcelona friendly win vs Montpellier

Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala scored two goals in Barcelona women’s 3-0 win against Montpellier, in a friendly game in Spain on Sunday.
A handout picture provided by Saudi Ministry of Media on August 2, 2020 shows Muslim pilgrims circumambulating around the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, while mask-clad and along specific pre-ordained rings as measures due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, on the final day of the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage. – Massive crowds in previous years triggered deadly stampedes during the ritual, but this year only up to 10,000 Muslims are taking part after millions of international pilgrims were barred because of the covid-19 pandemic crisis. (Photo by – / Saudi Ministry of Media / AFP)

Saudi Arabia concludes downsized hajj amid pandemic

Muslim pilgrims circled Islam’s holiest site along socially distanced paths Sunday in the final ritual of the hajj, the smallest in modern history as Saudi authorities sought to prevent a coronavirus outbreak.
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump.

Suspense surrounds Joe Biden’s upcoming running mate selection

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to soon reveal his running mate.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UEFA set to change Barca-Napoli match venue

UEFA has reportedly demanded the Catalan Department of Health to provide adequate health guarantees for the Barcelona-Napoli Champions League match at Camp Nou.
Muslim pilgrims converged Thursday on Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat for the climax of this year’s hajj, the smallest in modern times and a sharp contrast to the massive crowds of previous years.

Muslim pilgrims to scale Mount Arafat for peak of hajj

Muslim pilgrims converged Thursday on Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat for the climax of this year’s hajj, the smallest in modern times and a sharp contrast to the massive crowds of previous years.
West Ham, Crystal Palace enter race along with Rangers & Everton for Nigerian striker Josh Maja.

West Ham to rival Rangers for Josh Maja

Premier League club West Ham are ready to rival Scottish side Rangers for Bordeaux’s Nigerian young striker Josh Maja.
Staff inspecting preparations around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, on July 26. Saudi Ministry of Media-AFP-Getty Images

Muslims begin downsized hajj pilgrimage

Muslim pilgrims on Wednesday begin the annual hajj, dramatically downsized this year as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wears a protective face mask during the press conference after winning the race, following the resumption of F1 after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) FIA-Handout via REUTERS

Lewis Hamilton raises alarm over Bill Gates anti-vax post

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton insists he was “misinterpreted” after sharing a post on social media that accused Bill Gates of lying about a coronavirus vaccine.
Premier League chiefs are now working towards restarting the season on June 1.

English Premier League 2020/2021 season to start September 12

The Premier League has revealed the 2020/21 season will start on September 12 and run until May 23, 2021.
Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, is stepping down from the board of the company.

Bill Gates denies ‘inventing’ coronavirus outbreak

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Thursday pushed back against some of the conspiracy theories spreading online accusing him of creating the coronavirus outbreak.

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The Commissioner for In­formation and Strategy, Gben­ga Omotoso, while speaking on the commencement of the campaign on Thursday, said it was initiated after discovering that members of the public did not comply with the directives.

#EndSARS: Lagos government to investigate Lekki shootings

The Lagos State government said it would investigate reports of shootings at the Lekki Toll plaza, which followed the 24-hour curfew imposed to stop criminals hiding under the #ENDSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.

#EndSARS: Stop killing peaceful protesters – Hillary Clinton tells President Buhari

Former United States presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has made a public appeal to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to end the killing of peaceful protesters.
A late winner from Marcus Rashford saw the Red Devils win 2-1 against the Parisians at the Parc des Princes - the scene of their famous Champions League win versus PSG in 2019.

Manchester United set new club record after another Champions League win vs Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester United's victory against PSG in the Champions League has seen the club win 10 consecutive away games for the first time in their history.
Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.

‘Away’ canceled at Netflix after one season

Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government distributes instructional materials to schools

The Kano State Government, says it has begun the distribution of instructional materials worth over N1.5 billion to primary and junior secondary schools in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.