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Sepp Blatter claims he was forced out of Fifa for bringing World Cup to...

Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter does not see Africa hosting the Fifa World Cup anytime soon, and claimed that his support for the continent's 2010 tournament hosting rights led to him being forced out of the Zurich-based organisation.
Migrants and activists sail an inflatable boat in a symbolic action on the Ill River near the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, to highlight the immigration crisis in the Mediterranean, June 10, 2015. REUTERS-Vincent Kessler-File Photo

UK concerned by rise in small boats crossing from France – official

The United Kingdom is concerned by an "unacceptable" rise in the number of small boats crossing the English Channel from France and would act to return "illegal" migrants, immigration compliance minister Chris Philp said in an opinion piece for The Telegraph newspaper here.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Africa’s coronavirus cases top 1 million, with South Africa worst-hit

The number of COVID-19 cases on the African continent have surpassed 1 million, figures from the Centre of Disease Control (CDC) showed on Friday, with South Africa the worst-affected.
Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles skipper announces birth of baby

Al-Nassr winger and Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has announced the birth of a baby boy to his family.
Egypt withdrew from the Nile dam talks scheduled today with Ethiopia claiming that the proposal put forth by the nation lacked regulations on dam operations and any legal mechanism for settling disputes.

Egypt, Sudan pullout from Nile Dam talks with Ethiopia

Egypt withdrew from the Nile dam talks scheduled today with Ethiopia claiming that the proposal put forth by the nation lacked regulations on dam operations and any legal mechanism for settling disputes.
Egyptian investigators inspect a light aircraft which crashed on landing at Gouna airport, near Hurghada on the Red Sea coast, on August 6, 2020. (AFP)

Two dead as light aircraft crashes in Egypt

A light aircraft crashed on landing at Egypt’s Gouna Airport on the Red Sea coast on Thursday killing the two pilots on board, the civil aviation ministry said.
Super Eagles’ defender, Jamilu Collins believes that the Africa Cup of Nations semifinal game against Algeria will be highly technical and they must follow the coach instructions to beat the Northern Africans.

NFF, Paderborn celebrate Jamilu Collins at 26

The Nigeria Football Federation and recently relegated German club Paderborn, have sent birthday greetings to Super Eagles left-back Jamilu Collins who turned 26 years on Wednesday.
A handout satellite image shows a closeup view of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia June 26, 2020. Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via REUTERS

Egypt calls for suspension of Nile dam talks

Egypt on Tuesday called for a suspension of meetings with Ethiopia on Addis Ababa's massive dam construction project on the Nile.
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Dollar slips after political wrangling slows rally

A dollar rebound faltered on Tuesday as political wrangling over a United States relief plan and the gloomy outlook weighed on the currency.
Zamalek's Mahmoud Alaa celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS-Amr Abdallah Dalsh

African Champions League final to be played October 16-17

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has abandoned plans to play the semi-final and final of the 2019-20 African Champions League in a single venue and have set a date of Oct. 16-17 for the continental decider.

CAF approves revised calendar for Interclubs competitions

Confederation of Africa Football Emergency Committee has approved the revised calendar for the Interclubs competitions which was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino after his speech during the UEFA Congress REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

FIFA says no reason for Swiss authorities to investigate Gianni Infantino

Global soccer body FIFA has said there is no reason for Swiss authorities to launch criminal proceedings against its president Gianni Infantino who will continue in his role as normal.

2023: Arewa youths root for Southern president

Nigerian youths of northern extraction have canvassed for the emergence of a southern president and kicked against the position canvassed by Mamman Daura, a nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari that the country should embrace competence in determining her next President in 2023 instead of resorting to zoning.
Alisson Becker is set to make his return from a calf injury against Manchester United this weekend as the Reds look to continue their winning form.

Andy Lonergan: Alisson Becker is by far the best goalkeeper in the world

Andy Lonergan has hailed "flawless" Liverpool No 1 Alisson as "by far the best goalkeeper in the world".
Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA extends mandate of Egyptian FA for four months

The interim committee that manages the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said it got an approval from world governing body FIFA to stay for four more months to carry out its pending tasks.
Leon Balogun made his debut while Joe Aribo was in action as Glasgow Rangers secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

Leon Balogun makes Rangers debut in victory over Aberdeen

Leon Balogun made his debut while Joe Aribo was in action as Glasgow Rangers secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

212 stranded Nigerians return home from Egypt

At least 212 Nigerians stranded in Cairo, Egypt due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has said.
Barring any last-minute hitches, Super Eagles and Lille striker, Victor Osimhen’s is expected to seal his long-awaited move to Napoli next Monday, a report on an Italian news website, Tuttosports indicates.

Napoli’s Dries Mertens vows to help Victor Osimhen adapt to Serie A

Napoli forward Dries Mertens has promised to help Victor Osimhen to adapt to Serie A when he completes his move from French side Lille.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Huawei will stop producing Kirin chipsets on September 15

Huawei will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. U.S. pressure on Huawei’s suppliers has made it impossible for the company’s HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit was quoted as saying at the launch of the company’s new Mate 40 handset.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps uncovers abandoned power projects worth over N156 billion

The Federal House of Representatives, in it’s oversight function, has uncovered many power projects, put together at the cost of N156 billion, that are being abandoned or are yet to be completed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Biafra group warns Miyetti Allah against operating security outfit in South-east, South-south

The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, on Saturday, warned Miyetti Allah Kautal Haure not to allow the Fulani Security group to operate in the Southeast and Southsouth to avoid bloody confrontation by both groups.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 4

Governor El-Rufai: South should produce next President

Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s closest ally and nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 election, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has said the next President should come from the South.
The Lagos Waste Management Authority on Saturday said plans had been concluded to decommission its Olusosun and Solous landfill sites. The Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said in a statement that the decommissioning was due to urban encroachment and increased human activities around the areas.

LAWMA arrests 13 cart pushers for environmental laws violation

Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, Acting Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), said the authority arrested 13 cart pushers and seized 29 carts for violating environmental laws of the state.