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Jordyn Huitema scored in the 72nd minute and Canada punched their ticket to Tokyo on Friday with a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in the CONCACAF women’s Olympic football qualifying tournament.

Tokyo Olympics: Canada beat Costa Rica to book women’s football berth

Jordyn Huitema scored in the 72nd minute and Canada punched their ticket to Tokyo on Friday with a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in the CONCACAF women’s Olympic football qualifying tournament.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

Mukhtar Mohammed faults Nigeria’s planning for age-grade competitions

The Nigeria U17 women’s team begins their quest for a place in the U17 Women’s World Cup billed for India in February, while the U20 side would be hoping to pick one of Africa’s tickets to Costa Rica & Panama when qualifiers get underway in March.
The United States men's football team has cancelled it plans to go to Qatar for a winter training camp amid heightened tensions in the Middle East following the US assassination of Iran's top general.

US football team cancels Qatar trip as regional tensions rise

The United States men's football team has cancelled it plans to go to Qatar for a winter training camp amid heightened tensions in the Middle East following the US assassination of Iran's top general.

Amaju Pinnick: NFF will focus hard on qualifiers, youth programs in 2020

The hard focus of the Nigeria Football Federation in the year 2020 will be on the various qualifying matches for major competitions as well as youth and grassroots development programs, according to President of the NFF, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick.
Fifa installed the five-man team, headed by Amr El-Ganainy, on August 20 to take charge of affairs in Egypt after officials in the past administration resigned following the nation’s poor performance at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Costa Rica and Panama to host 2020 U20 Women’s World Cup

Central America will host the 2020 U20 Women's World Cup in August, ahead of Nigeria's bid to become the first African country to stage a global women's tournament.
“We are happy to see the continued growth in the number of international students in the United States and U.S. students studying abroad,” said Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Report: 13,423 Nigerian students contributed $514 million to US economy in 2018

At least 13,423 Nigerians currently studying in the U.S. contributed 514 million dollars to the U.S. economy in 2018, according to official data.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football in the wake of England players suffering abuse in Bulgaria.

U20WWC: FIFA supremo considers Costa Rica, Panama as Nigeria replacement

Costa Rica and Panama are both capable of filling in for unready Nigeria as co-hosts for next year’s Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup, according to Fifa president Gianni Infantino.
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.
Vlatko Andonovski has been named the new head coach of the US women’s national team. Craig Mitchelldyer-AP

Vlatko Andonovski named new head coach of US women’s national team

Andonovski takes over for Jill Ellis, who stepped down from her position in October after five years in charge and two World Cup titles.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

This year’s prize went on Friday to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.
Al Ahly – Egypt

Al Ahly top the list of most successful football clubs in the world

The likes of Real Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona, Manchester United, Liverpool and Bayern Munich are known for their lucrative history, as well as recent successes which have come with their dominance on both a domestic and European level.
At long last, Mauro Icardi found a new club… for now. 4

Transfer window ends with star loans rather than huge deals

The transfer window shut gently across much of Europe with a flurry of loan deals instead of the anticipated bang of a mega-move.
Real Madrid have completed the signing of goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on a season-long loan deal from Paris Saint-Germain, with Keylor Navas going the other way. 2

Keylor Navas and Alphonse Areola complete surprise swap deal

Real Madrid have completed the signing of goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on a season-long loan deal from Paris Saint-Germain, with Keylor Navas going the other way.

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas ‘agrees terms’ with Paris Saint-Germain

Keylor Navas is on his way out of Real Madrid and will be a Paris Saint-Germain player before the transfer window closes next week.
Luca Zidane has left Real Madrid for Racing Santander on loan for the 2019-20 season.

Luca Zidane leaves Real Madrid for Santander loan

Luca Zidane has left Real Madrid for Racing Santander on loan for the 2019-20 season.
Prof. Charles Dokubo, Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Programme

Federal government to empower 2,500 Niger Delta youths senator

The federal government through its Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) is set to empower 2,500 Niger Delta youths through industrial fishing and associated sea foods production.
Haiti goalkeeper Jhony Placide jumps onto defender Andrew Jean Baptiste as Canada midfielder Atiba Hutchinson and defender Carlens Arcus look on. (Michael Wyke-AP)

Haiti shock Canada at CONCACAF Gold Cup

Haiti stunned Canada 3-2 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-finals in a huge upset in Houston on Saturday.
L to R. Prince Patrick Osobase, Prof. Charles Dokubo,Usani U.Usani and Edobor Iyamu in a photograph after the launch of the fishing training programme for 2,500 Niger Delta Youths

Amnesty: Federal government trains 2,500 Niger Delta youths on fishing, others

The Federal Government through the Presidential Amnesty Programme is set to train 2,500 Niger Delta Youths on fishing and associated seafood production.

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NBC: Federal government not out to gag Nigerians

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has said the new broadcasting regulations were not intended to gag Nigerians from expressing their views.

141 hospital staff investigated for giving free medicals to friends

Some 141 doctors and paramedics at a public hospital in Rome have been charged with fraud for giving free medical tests to friends and family evading regional taxes, police said on Friday.

Forex: Central bank injects $292.34 million, CNY 22.8 million into Retail SMIS

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday, February 21, 2020, continued its intervention in the inter-bank foreign exchange market by injecting the sum of $292.34million into the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS).
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara state-owned newspaper gets acting general manager

A new acting General Manager has been appointed for the Kwara State Printing and Publishing Corporation (The Herald Newspapers).

Imo renames college after late Senator Uwajumogu

The Imo State government has renamed the Imo State College of Education, Ihitte Uboma after the late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu as a way to mortalizing him for his service to the state.