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Lack of funds stalls weightlifters’ participation in world championship

The Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) says lack of funds has stalled its participation in the ongoing International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.
Ese Brume

AFN names team for IAAF World Championships in Doha

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) named African record holder in hurdles, Tobi Amusan and long jump African champion, Ese Brume as well as 33 others for the global tournament holding in Doha, Qatar, from September 27 to October 6, 2019.
Olympic champion Caster Semenya is set to play football in 2020 after joining South African club JVW.

Olympic champion Caster Semenya signs for South African football club

Olympic champion Caster Semenya is set to play football in 2020 after joining South African club JVW.
Afghan security forces have cleared Kunduz of Taliban fighters, an official said Sunday, one day after insurgents assaulted the northern Afghanistan city.

Afghan forces secure Kunduz after Taliban attack

Afghan security forces have cleared Kunduz of Taliban fighters, an official said Sunday, one day after insurgents assaulted the northern Afghanistan city.
Young star Noah Lyles thundered past an A-list field in the men's 100m of the Diamond League event in Zurich, to win in a time of 9.98.

Diamond League: Noah Lyles focuses on breaking Usain Bolt’s 200 metres world record

Noah Lyles will focus on the 200m at next month’s World Athletics Championships as he aims to break Usain Bolt’s record.
Ashraf Ghani

Afghan president’s main challenger ready to quit

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s main challenger in September’s election has said he is ready to abandon his bid for power for the sake of peace.

Sudan’s governing military council reopens Al-Jazeera bureau

Sudan’s governing military council on Friday allowed television network Al-Jazeera to reopen its bureau in the country’s capital, less than three months after shutting it down in the aftermath of a military coup.
The US and the Taliban will seek to iron out a peace agreement to end Afghanistan's 18-year conflict during a fresh round of talks in Qatar's capital, Doha.

US, Taliban push for peace deal in new round of Doha talks

The US and the Taliban will seek to iron out a peace agreement to end Afghanistan's 18-year conflict during a fresh round of talks in Qatar's capital, Doha.
Abdirahman Omar Osman

Somali mayor dies of wounds after Shabaab attack

The mayor of Somalia's capital Mogadishu has died of wounds sustained in a militant bombing attack on his office last month, the government said on Thursday.
Caster Semenya

IAAF hails ‘parity and clarity’ after Caster Semenya ruling

A Swiss court ruling that blocks South African Caster Semenya from defending her world 800m title in Doha in September creates much-needed “parity and clarity” in athletics, the sport’s governing body said Wednesday.
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019. – Semenya will challenge a proposed rule by the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) aiming to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. (Photo by Harold CUNNINGHAM / AFP)

Caster Semenya to miss World Championships

South African athlete Caster Semenya will not be able to defend her 800m crown at the world championships in Doha later this year.
Iran's atomic energy agency has said the country plans to quadruple production of low-level enriched uranium and will reach the limit of the stockpile allowed under the nuclear deal within days.

Iran announces next steps to scale back nuclear compliance

Iran's atomic energy agency has said the country plans to quadruple production of low-level enriched uranium and will reach the limit of the stockpile allowed under the nuclear deal within days.
Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor

Diamond League: Blessing Okagbare wins women’s 100m in Rabat

On her 60th appearance in the Diamond League, Nigeria’s “Queen of Sprints Races” Blessing Okagbare won the Women 100m race at the Rabat Meet on Sunday in Morocco.
Reigning NCAA Division I 200m champion, Divine Oduduru started his quest to become the second Nigerian man to successfully complete a sprint double at the Championships on an explosive note.

Texas Tech coach: Divine Oduduru could earn N180 million a year

Texas Tech coach Wes Kittley believes that Nigeria sprint sensation Divine Oduduru can earn as much as N180m ($500K) a year as a professional athlete and expects the 22-year-old Delta state-born sprinter to join the professional ranks very soon.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has unveiled a new name and logo, `World Athletics’, saying it will make the sport more accessible to wider audience.

IAAF unveils new name, logo

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has unveiled a new name and logo, `World Athletics’, saying it will make the sport more accessible to wider audience.
Reigning NCAA Division I 200m champion, Divine Oduduru started his quest to become the second Nigerian man to successfully complete a sprint double at the Championships on an explosive note.

Divine Oduduru blasts to 100m, 200m double at NCAA championships

Nigeria Sprint sensation, Divine Oduduru, became the second fastest African, following his amazing performance at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships late Friday night.
Reigning NCAA Division I 200m champion, Divine Oduduru started his quest to become the second Nigerian man to successfully complete a sprint double at the Championships on an explosive note.

Divine Oduduru becomes second fastest African, sets new Nigerian record

The rave of the moment, Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru, is now officially the second fastest African ever just behind his compatriot and legend Olusoji Fasuba.
A multilateral diplomat Dr Babafemi Badejo has hailed what he sees as a peace move initiated by a Bahraini leader to Qatar, saying it accorded with the Ramadan spirit.

Promoting global peace not UN’s duty alone – diplomat

A multilateral diplomat Dr Babafemi Badejo has hailed what he sees as a peace move initiated by a Bahraini leader to Qatar, saying it accorded with the Ramadan spirit.

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The speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, stated this in Abuja, on Friday, while speaking at a press conference. 5

Speaker Gbajabiamila donates drugs worth N60 million to Borno IDPs

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), on Friday in Abuja, donated drugs worth over N60 million to the Borno State Government for onward distribution to the victims of insurgency in the state.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Tribunal dismisses certificate forgery case against Kwara governor

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Kwara State, on Friday, dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) petition seeking the nullification of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazak’s election.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE market capitalisation increases by N25 billlion

Trading closed positively on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday with the market capitalisation improving by N25 billion.

Lack of funds stalls weightlifters’ participation in world championship

The Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) says lack of funds has stalled its participation in the ongoing International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.
Barcelona's Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde reacts during the UEFA Champions League football match between PSV Eindhoven and FC Barcelona at Philips stadium in Eindhoven on November 28, 2018. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND - AFP)

Ernesto Valverde backs Lionel Messi to help Barcelona rectify poor away form

Ernesto Valverde believes Barcelona need to be more forceful if they are to rectify their poor away form, although the return of Lionel Messi will be a major boost according to the manager.