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Mike Pompeo said on CNN- ‘We have to prepare, we have to be ready, and we took a bad guy off the battlefield.’ Saul Loeb-AFP via Getty Images

Mike Pompeo: US, Taliban to sign peace agreement at end of month

The United States and the Taliban will sign an agreement on Feb. 29 at the end of a week-long period of violence reduction in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Taliban said on Friday.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

Athletes demand payment of allowances owed by ousted AFN chief

Nigeria track and field athletes have demanded for the payment of all allowances owed by the impeached president of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.
This undated photograph released by the United Arab Emirates' state-run WAM news agency, shows the under-construction Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi's Western desert (Arun Girija-WAM via AP, File)

UAE issues reactor licence for first Arab nuclear power plant

The United Arab Emirates said Monday it has issued a licence for a reactor at its Barakah nuclear power plant, the first in the Arab world, hailing it as a “historic moment”.
Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei lowered the 5km world record on Sunday with a time of 12 minutes 51 seconds.

Joshua Cheptegei breaks 5-kilometre world record

The 10,000m world champion made the most of perfect conditions in the second edition of this race to improve on Kenyan Rhonex Kipruto’s previous best of 13min 18sec last month in Valencia.
Nigerian Paralympic gold-medalist and world record holder in Javelin Flora Ugwunwa moved from almost been decamped to a world champion a feat that was borne from self belief and support from her husband who quit his job to help her train.

Paralympian: My husband quit his job to help me train for Paralympics

Nigerian Paralympic gold-medalist and world record holder in Javelin Flora Ugwunwa moved from almost been decamped to a world champion a feat that was borne from self belief and support from her husband who quit his job to help her train.
Qatar Airways

Aircraft makes emergency landing as woman delivers baby onboard

A Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Bangkok made an emergency landing on Tuesday morning in India’s eastern city of Kolkata after a pregnant Thai woman delivered a baby onboard, confirmed a statement issued by the airlines to Xinhua.
Nigeria's Tobi Amusan

Tobi Amusan targets African 60m hurdles record at Karlsruhe indoor meeting

Reigning Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles queen, Tobiloba Amusan, is on a mission to the Karlsruhe indoor meeting on Friday.
Reigning world outdoor 100m hurdles champion Nia Ali and reigning Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal will meet in a 60m hurdles showdown at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced Thursday.

World, Olympic women’s hurdles champs set for Boston duel

Reigning world outdoor 100m hurdles champion Nia Ali and reigning Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal will meet in a 60m hurdles showdown at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced Thursday.
Manchester United could be without Scott McTominay for up to eight weeks, after scans confirmed injured knee ligaments. 2

Manchester United cancel trip to Qatar amid security fears

It is imperative that the Red Devils have a successful and uneventful winter break after playing through the busy Christmas and January periods with a skeleton squad. Players such as Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford and Dan James have each played 28, 27 and 23 games already this season and there are concerns over player burnout as the season progresses.

AFN: NOC panel indicts Ibrahim Gusau, approves Sunday Adeleye’s removal as technical director

Suspended President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Engineer Ibrahim Gusau, is in for stronger censure as a panel of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) indicted him saying his declaration of autonomy for the AFN from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development was out of order and impossible because the Ministry will always supervise National Sport Federations.
Daniel Igali, President of Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), has congratulated legendary sprint queen, Mary Onyali, on her appointment as Special Adviser to Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development.

Daniel Igali hopes for ‘better’ 2020 in Nigerian wrestling

After recording some groundbreaking achievements last year, President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) Hon. Daniel Igali is hopeful that 2020 will be even ‘better’ for the sport in the country.
Stan Wawrinka owns a 6-5 record at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open.

Stan Wawrinka looks to end title drought in desert sideshow

Stan Wawrinka hopes the Qatar Open ends his worrying title drought although the fanfare surrounding the newly-created ATP Cup more than 10,000km away in Australia means his efforts this week may struggle to register barely a blip on the global tennis radar.
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.

Taliban council agrees to ceasefire in Afghanistan

The Taliban’s ruling council agreed Sunday to a temporary ceasefire in Afghanistan, providing a window in which a peace agreement with the United States can be signed, officials from the insurgent group said. They didn’t say when it would begin.
Liverpool are the 2019 Club World Cup champions following a 1-0 victory over Flamengo on Saturday.

Liverpool granted permission to wear golden Club World Cup badge for Premier League game

Liverpool have been granted permission to wear the golden Club World Cup badge for a single fixture.
Liverpool are the 2019 Club World Cup champions following a 1-0 victory over Flamengo on Saturday.

Liverpool head home hungry for more after being crowned world champions

Liverpool have made winning trophies a habit in 2019 and Jurgen Klopp’s side return to England and to their push for the Premier League title galvanised after being crowned world champions in Qatar on Saturday.
The FIFA Club World Cup is an annual tournament that features the winners of the continental confederations as well as the host's league champions. SHOWKAT SHAFI-AL JAZEERA

Liverpool win maiden FIFA Club World Cup — in pictures

Liverpool beat Brazil's Flamengo 1-0 to win the FIFA Club World Cup at Doha's Khalifa International Stadium on Saturday.
Liverpool are the 2019 Club World Cup champions following a 1-0 victory over Flamengo on Saturday.

Liverpool win Club World Cup final in extra-time

Liverpool are the 2019 Club World Cup champions following a 1-0 victory over Flamengo on Saturday.

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Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara state-owned newspaper gets acting general manager

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Imo renames college after late Senator Uwajumogu

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