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U-17 World Cup: Golden Eaglets arrive in Brazil

Five-time champions Nigeria have landed in Brazil for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup finals holding from October 26 to November 17.

Oil falls a third day as US-China trade tensions may limit demand

Oil prices slipped for a third consecutive session on Wednesday as tensions escalated between the United States and China prior to this week’s trade talks, raising uncertainties for global economic growth and oil demand.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange being displayed in a window of a securities company in Tokyo on October 1, 2018. - Japanese shares powered to a new 27-year high on October 1 after the US and Canada clinched a long-awaited trade deal, but other Asian equity markets struggled in subdued holiday trading. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

China joins Asian shares in cautious advance ahead of trade talks

Asian shares inched up on Tuesday, with Chinese shares making decent gains after a week-long holiday, though investors remained cautious over U.S.-China trade talks after President Donald Trump said a quick deal was unlikely.

Oil edges higher on supply worries; eyes on trade talks

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, buoyed by overnight gains in industrial commodities, while unrest in oil-producing countries Iraq and Ecuador raised concerns of supply disruption, adding to support.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva, yesterday disclosed that the federal government plans to conduct oil blocks bid rounds in 2020.

Federal government to conduct fresh oil blocks bid rounds in 2020 – minister

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva, yesterday disclosed that the federal government plans to conduct oil blocks bid rounds in 2020.
Brazil’s Diego Matos was given a life ban from professional tennis and fined £100,600 ($125,000) after being found guilty of match-fixing on Monday.

Brazilian tennis player Diego Matos handed life ban for match-fixing

Brazil’s Diego Matos was given a life ban from professional tennis and fined £100,600 ($125,000) after being found guilty of match-fixing on Monday.
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.

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru set for Diamond League return

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru has been handed the opportunity to prove he has the big occasion temperament following his re-admission to the IAAF Diamond League stage barely six weeks after his misadventure to the EBS Herculis in Monaco where he came in last (10.26 seconds) in the 100m event.
Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye defeated Tetyana Kit of Ukraine 10-0 in the final to win gold in the 57kg category at the ongoing Yasar Dogu Ranking Series event holding in Istanbul, Turkey.

Ranking series: Odunayo Adekuoroye wins gold, Blessing Oborududu bags bronze

Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye, defeated Tetyana Kit of Ukraine 10-0 in the final to win gold in the 57kg category at the ongoing Yasar Dogu Ranking Series event holding in Istanbul, Turkey.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has looked to squash speculation surrounding Paul Pogba's future, suggesting there may be an agenda against the Red Devils star.

Paul Pogba in contention for Manchester United captaincy despite Real Madrid speculation

Paul Pogba is still under consideration for the Manchester United captaincy despite admitting that he was ready to leave the club.

Manchester City set to complete third summer signing

Manchester City are reportedly set to complete the signing of América de Quito midfielder José Cifuentes this week.
Referee Roddy Zambrano has explained his controversial decisions during the Copa America semi-final between Brazil and Argentina after Lionel Messi questioned his performance.

Referee hits back at Lionel Messi, Argentina accusations

The referee accused by Argentina at the Copa America of having made “serious and gross” mistakes during their semi-final defeat to Brazil has hit back at his detractors accusing them of being bad losers.
Manchester United's Antonio Valencia

Ex-Manchester United skipper Antonio Valencia joins new club

After a decade at the club, former captain Antonio Valencia finally ended his association with Manchester United at the end of last season.
Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia has appeared to confirm his Old Trafford exit with a post on his social media accounts.

Former Manchester United skipper Antonio Valencia signs for Liga de Quito

Former Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia has returned to his home nation of Ecuador with Liga de Quito, who announced the winger's arrival on Friday.
Real Madrid fans were full of praise of their new signing Takefus Kubo who is dubbed little Messi following his impressive display in the Copa America against Ecuador in Brazil.

Real Madrid fans praise new signing dubbed little Messi

Real Madrid fans were full of praise of their new signing Takefus Kubo who is dubbed little Messi following his impressive display in the Copa America against Ecuador in Brazil.
Colombia enjoyed a 1-0 win over Paraguay at the Copa America in spite of fielding a second string side on Sunday in the Brazilian city of Salvador.

Copa America: Relentless Colombia win again in spite of sweeping changes

Colombia enjoyed a 1-0 win over Paraguay at the Copa America in spite of fielding a second string side on Sunday in the Brazilian city of Salvador.
Lionel Messi

Felix Sanchez: Qatar not at Copa America for selfies with Lionel Messi

Felix Sanchez says Qatar are not at the Copa America to take selfies with Lionel Messi as the tournament guests look to stun Argentina and qualify for the quarter-finals.
Chile’s Alexis Sanchez (L) takes a free-kick against Ecuador during their Copa America football tournament group match at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, Brazil, on June 21, 2019. Juan MABROMATA - AFP

Alexis Sanchez sends Chile into Copa America quarter-finals

Alexis Sanchez put a miserable club season with Manchester United behind him as he sent Chile into the Copa America quarter-finals with the winning goal in Friday’s 2-1 win over Ecuador.
Swedish programmer Ola Bini talks to reporters after he was freed in Quito, Ecuador, June 20, 2019. The Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had been held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking.

Ecuador ends ‘arbitrary’ detention of Swede linked to Julian Assange

An Ecuador court ordered the release Thursday of a Swedish national who has ties to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and who was accused of computer hacking, because his detention was deemed “arbitrary.”

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Ashley Young has completed his move from Manchester United to Inter Milan on a six-month deal, with an option to extend for a further year.

Manchester United skipper Ashley Young joins Inter Milan on initial six-month deal

Ashley Young has completed his move from Manchester United to Inter Milan on a six-month deal, with an option to extend for a further year.
Former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, center, arrives on Capitol Hill, October 11, 2019, in Washington, as she is scheduled to testify before congressional lawmakers as part of the House impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Ukraine launching task force to investigate alleged surveillance of former US envoy

The Interior Ministry of Ukraine tells VOA that a special task force involving U.S. and Ukrainian officials will be launched Monday to look into reports that the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine had been subjected to surveillance and threats in Ukraine.
Sevilla striker Javier Chicharito Hernandez is set for a move to the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer.

Chicharito joins MLS club LA Galaxy from Sevilla

The Los Angeles Galaxy have signed Mexico striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez from Sevilla and will make him the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer, Sports Illustrated reported Friday. =

Aisha Buhari, Garba Shehu reconcile at son’s wedding

The wedding of Muhammad Garba Shehu and Zuwaira Umar Faruk, on Friday reconciled First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari and Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari asks AGF to wade in as Saudi places Nigerian cleric on death...

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, to handle the case of Ibrahim Ibrahim, a Nigerian cleric on death row in Saudi Arabia.