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FILE PHOTO - Security guards stand at the gates of what is officially known as a vocational skills education centre in Huocheng County in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China September 3, 2018.REUTERS-Thomas Peter-File Photo

Dutch parliament: China’s treatment of Uighurs is genocide

The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a non-binding motion saying that the treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority in China amounts to genocide, the first such move by a European country.
Atletico Madrid forward Luis Suarez was back among the goals to help his side to a 3-1 win at home to Elche on Saturday, taking them three points clear at the top of La Liga.

Luis Suarez: Barcelona told me i was old, can’t play at high level anymore

Luis Suarez has revealed more details into the conversations with Barcelona club chiefs that left him angry at their reasoning for forcing him out.
Super Eagles defender Tyronne Ebuehi bagged his first goal of the season for Dutch side FC Twente in their 2 – 2 draw against Feyenoord on Sunday.

Super Eagles star scores first goal for Dutch club

Super Eagles defender Tyronne Ebuehi bagged his first goal of the season for Dutch side FC Twente in their 2 – 2 draw against Feyenoord on Sunday.
Dutch coach and pundit, Wim van Hanegem, has taken aim at Jurgen Klopp over Liverpool’s slide this season, saying things have ‘fallen’ apart for the club.

Dutch coach: Things have fallen apart for Liverpool

Van Hanegem continued, “If things go smoothly, believe me, a lot of people could be Liverpool’s coaches. Or at Manchester City. Or name a club with a lot of quality. But when things go wrong and you have to adjust and intervene. Then there are very few trainers who really make a difference.”
Nigeria's Tobi Amusan

Tobi Amusan runs 7.99 seconds in Lievin

Nigeria’s Tobiloba Amusan ran 7.99 seconds to place fourth in the 60m hurdles final behind Dutch woman, Naddine Visser (7.91), Nooralotta Neziri of Finland (7.91) and USA’s Christina Clemons (7.91) at the Lievin World Athletics Indoor tour Tuesday night.

Heineken to cut 8,000 jobs as coronavirus hits sales

Dutch brewing giant Heineken said on Wednesday it would cut around 8,000 jobs worldwide as the coronavirus pandemic pushed it into the red.
After a bright start, Chidera Ejuke has now come under heavy fire at Russian club CSKA Moscow with an agent branding him “a complete failure”.

Super Eagles star comes under fire over performance in Russia

After a bright start, Chidera Ejuke has now come under heavy fire at Russian club CSKA Moscow with an agent branding him “a complete failure”.
Aston Villa John Terry Chelsea

John Terry: How I sacrificed my Chelsea place for Nathan Ake

Aston Villa number two coach, John Terry, has revealed how he gave up his place at Chelsea so Nathan Ake for him to get a first-team shot.
Ajax’s Cameroonian international goalkeeper Andre Onana has been suspended for one year for doping, the Dutch club said on Friday.

Ajax’s Andre Onana to appeal one year suspension for doping

Ajax’s Cameroonian international goalkeeper Andre Onana has been suspended for one year for doping, the Dutch club said on Friday.
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly identified Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana as suitable replacement for injured Hugo Lloris.

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana given one-year doping ban

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has been handed a 12-month suspension for failing an out of competition doping test, with the club claiming their No 1 accidentally took medicine prescribed for his wife.
A fisherman displays his oil soaked fishing net on the polluted shoreline in Bodo. GEORGE OSODI-BLOOMBERG NEWS

Fishermen hail Dutch court ruling, ask Shell to pay $3.6 billion Bonga oil spill...

Following Friday’s ruling by a Dutch court that found Shell liable of polluting the farmlands of four farmers in the Niger Delta region, Artisanal Fishermen Association of Nigeria (ARFAN) has advised the oil firm to promptly comply with the judgement and compensate the farmers.
Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt says he is very satisfied that Katie Hopkins has been suspended from Twitter, after the footballer was involved in a series of social media spats with the right-wing provocateur.

Report: Arsenal eye move for Patrick van Aanholt

According to reports from The Mirror, Arsenal are looking to sign Patrick van Aanholt from Crystal Palace before Monday’s transfer deadline.

Shell loses case against four Nigerian farmers in Dutch court

A Dutch appeal court in The Hague has ruled that the Nigerian branch of Shell has to pay compensation to some Nigerian farmers who have been litigating against the company for 13 years.
FILE PHOTO - Dutch police patrol at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, November 6, 2019. REUTERS-Piroschka van de Wouw-File Photo

Dutch police arrest alleged Asian drug syndicate kingpin

Dutch police have arrested the alleged leader of a large Asian drug syndicate who is listed as one of the world’s most-wanted fugitives and has been compared to Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has theorised that his former club signed Donny van de Beek in the expectation that Paul Pogba would depart.

Manchester United block Donny van de Beek from January loan transfer

The Dutch midfielder, 23, arrived at Old Trafford in the last window for £39million but has been starved of game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The “Hunter” is back auf Schalke! After leaving the club for Ajax Amsterdam back in 2017, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has rejoined FC Schalke 04.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar returns to FC Schalke 04

The “Hunter” is back auf Schalke! After leaving the club for Ajax Amsterdam back in 2017, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has rejoined FC Schalke 04. The Dutch striker signed a contract until the end of the season on Tuesday (19/1) and he will wear the number 21. Both clubs agreed to keep the details of the deal undisclosed.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government stepped down on Friday after it emerged that officials had wrongly pursued thousands of people over welfare fraud.

Dutch government resigns over child benefits scandal

Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte’s government stepped down on Friday after it emerged that officials had wrongly pursued thousands of people over welfare fraud.
According to talkSPORT, Everton are close to sealing a loan deal for Bayern Munich striker Josh Zirkzee as manager Carlo Ancelotti looks to bolster his attacking options.

Report: Everton close to sealing loan deal for Bayern Munich striker

According to talkSPORT, Everton are close to sealing a loan deal for Bayern Munich striker Josh Zirkzee as manager Carlo Ancelotti looks to bolster his attacking options.
New Manchester United signing Donny van de Beek admits he has received advice about the Premier League from father-in-law Dennis Bergkamp.

Manchester United boss: Donny van de Beek will get his chance

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated his commitment to keeping Dutch midfielder, Donny Van de Beek at the club despite struggling for game time.
It was only a matter of time and now Omar Rekik is officially an Arsenal player. The young Dutch defender will form part of the U23 side for now.

Arsenal sign young Dutch defender Omar Rekik

It was only a matter of time and now Omar Rekik is officially an Arsenal player. The young Dutch defender will form part of the U23 side for now.
Two passengers are seen at a desolate Gatwick Airport as Brits fled the UK amid a travel ban. Press Association

Germany, Italy, Israel, others ban flights from UK over new coronavirus strain

Many countries, including Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium and Israel have banned flights from the United Kingdom due to fears over a new variant of the coronavirus, which scientists said could be 70 per cent more infectious.
FILE PHOTO - A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse

WHO in ‘close contact’ with UK over new coronavirus variant

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it is in “close contact” with UK officials over the emergence of a new variant of coronavirus.

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FILE PHOTO - Vials of Pfizer's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine are seen at a pop-up community vaccination center at the Gateway World Christian Center in Valley Stream, New York, U.S., February 23, 2021. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid

GAVI: Pfizer requirements causing delays in COVAX deliveries

The head of the GAVI vaccine alliance said on Tuesday that there have been delays to some Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 shot deliveries via the COVAX vaccine-sharing programme because of additional requirements set by the manufacturer.
Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO: 142 countries to get 237 million vaccines doses from COVAX by end May

Some 237 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine are expected to be delivered to 142 countries by the end of May through the COVAX facility, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
Nigeria on Tuesday received 3.94 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Assess Facility, COVAX.

First coronavirus vaccines arrive in Nigeria

Nigeria received its first COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday to kick off an inoculation programme in Africa’s most populous nation, delivered under the international COVAX scheme.
A group of girls previously kidnapped from their boarding school in northern Nigeria arrive on March 2, 2021 at the Government House in Gusau, Zamfara State upon their release. – All 279 girls kidnapped from their boarding school in northern Nigeria have been released and are on government premises. Nigeria has been rocked by four mass abductions of students in less than three months, by criminal groups. Gunmen from cattle rustling and kidnapping-for-ransom gangs on February 26, 2021 invaded the Government Girls Secondary School in remote Jangebe village, whisking the girls away from their hostel. (Photo by Aminu ABUBAKAR / AFP)

Zamfara schoolgirl: Our abductors asked us to pray for them

Hunainatu Abubakar, one of the abductees from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara, said the abductors asked the captives to pray for them to be good citizens.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with the newly appointed Service Chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with a directive that they should rise up to the nation’s current security challenges.

Senate confirms service chiefs’ appointment

Those confirmed were - Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff, Maj-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff and AVM Isiaka Amao, Chief of Air Staff.

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The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the union might embark on an industrial action if the Federal Government does not listen to their demands.

Strike: SSANU, NASU demand N20 billion as earned allowance

The ongoing strike by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, may only be called off if the government agrees to pay members of the two unions N20 billion as Earned Allowance.
Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough, seated in the back second row third from right, talks as senators gather in the foreground during the second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump on Feb. 10. (Senate Television-AP)

US House passes Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill

The relief package was approved after a 219-212 vote, and will now go to the Senate. The money is aimed at galvanizing a still-faltering US economy.
Villarreal manager Unai Emery has heaped praises to Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze after his impressive performance despite the team’s 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid in Sunday’s La Liga clash.

Villarreal boss heaps praise on Samuel Chukwueze despite loss to Atletico Madrid

Villarreal manager Unai Emery has heaped praises to Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze after his impressive performance despite the team’s 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid in Sunday’s La Liga clash.
Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (L) congratulates players on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London on February 28, 2021. – The game finished 0-0. (Photo by Ian Walton / POOL / AFP)

Manchester United rages at penalty talk as team draw another blank

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United are being negatively influenced by opposition managers referring to their penalty record after being denied a spot-kick in a 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Sunday.
Gareth Bale has revealed why Tottenham team-mate Lucas Moura refused to get involved with his ‘WM’ goal celebration, with Spurs’ Brazilian forward delivering a “just Lucas” response to the “Welsh Mafia”.

Gareth Bale explains ‘WM’ goal celebration

Gareth Bale has revealed why Tottenham team-mate Lucas Moura refused to get involved with his ‘WM’ goal celebration, with Spurs’ Brazilian forward delivering a “just Lucas” response to the “Welsh Mafia”.