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Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, and British Ambassador to the Holy See Sally Jane Axworthy, with a portrait of Cardinal John Henry Newman at an event at the Vatican to celebrate his canonization. Alessandra Tarantino-AP

Cardinal Newman becomes first Catholic English saint in centuries

Cardinal John Henry Newman, a renowned 19th-century Anglican convert and leading Victorian intellectual, is set to become the first English Catholic saint of the post-Reformation period on Sunday.

Facebook researchers use maths for better translations

Designers of machine translation tools still mostly rely on dictionaries to make a foreign language understandable. But now there is a new way: numbers.

Wilfred Ndidi: Brazil friendly good chance to prove we are a top side

Wilfred Ndidi says Sunday’s friendly against five-time world champions Brazil will give the Super Eagles the opportunity to show the world they are ready to soar again.

Mining host communities lament neglect by government, companies

Mining host communities under the auspices of the Federation of Nigerian Mining Host Communities, FNMHC, Friday, lamented alleged neglect by government and mining companies operating in their areas.
Kacper Kozlowski

Manchester United eye move for Polish teenager

According to newsmen, United are keeping a close eye on the youngster’s progress, but the Red Devils are likely to face widespread competition from clubs in Italy, Germany and France if they make a move.
Lille sporting director Luis Campos has claimed it is unlikely that Jose Mourinho will take the Lyon job next summer.

Dimitar Berbatov: Tottenham should steer clear of Jose Mourinho

Tottenham have been advised to steer clear of Jose Mourinho, with Dimitar Berbatov urging patience with Mauricio Pochettino.
Eliud Kipchoge’s bid on Saturday to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours will excite scientists and sports followers alike.

Eliud Kipchoge’s bid to run marathon in two hours excites scientists, others

Eliud Kipchoge’s bid on Saturday to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours will excite scientists and sports followers alike.
Pep Guardiola has ‘congratulated’ rivals Liverpool on winning the Premier League after Manchester City’s loss at Norwich.

Pep Guardiola vows to ‘step aside if things aren’t going to plan’ at Manchester...

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has vowed to ‘step aside’ if things are not going to plan at the club.

28,645 students pass NBAIS examination

The National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) has released its 2019 June/July Senior Arabic and Islamic School Certificate Examinations (SAISSC).

#SexForGrades: I’ve been exonerated – UNILAG professor

Olusegun Awonusi, a professor of English and former vice chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education, accused of “habitual sexual harassment” by a student has said the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has exonerated him.
Manchester United

Gary Neville: Manchester United board to blame for club’s on-field woes

Manchester United’s struggles are the result of poor planning by the club’s board and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs time and money to get the team back on track, former defender Gary Neville has said.

Satguru Maharaj Ji urges federal government to establish local council, state police

A cleric, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has appealed to the federal government to establish local and state government police in the country.
Emiliano Sala

FIFA: Cardiff must pay Nantes €6 million for Emiliano Sala transfer

Cardiff City must pay Nantes €6 million for the transfer of Emiliano Sala who died in a plane crash on his way to the Welsh club, FIFA said on Monday.
Residents of Tsuen Wan gather at an open air stadium, Oct. 2, 2019, to protest the shooting of a teenage demonstrator at close range in the chest by a police officer in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong court rejects challenge to mask ban, protests continue

A Hong Kong court rejected Sunday a challenge to an emergency law criminalizing protesters wearing face masks as democracy activists hit the streets again in defiance of the ban while half of the city’s subway stations remain closed.

NUT: Adamawa primary school teachers not prompted in 13 years

The Chairman of the Adamawa State Wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Rodney Nathan, has complained that primary school teachers in the state have not been promoted in the last 13 years.
Maurice Kamto

Cameroon orders release of main opposition leader Maurice Kamto

A Cameroonian military court Saturday ordered the release of main opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who has been imprisoned for nine months, after a series of conciliatory gestures by veteran ruler Paul Biya.

Real Madrid to launch £71 million bid for Tottenham star

Real Madrid are reportedly considering a £71m offer for Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-min.

Police renew search for wanted ‘fraudster’

The Police Command in Rivers, says it is still in search of Frank Ekpo (39) from Biakpani, Biase Local Government Area of Cross River that was declared wanted in August.

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Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

FEC approves name change for Ministry of Communications

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.

Sports minister approves fund to refund IAAF overpayments

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.
The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Lagos-Ibadan rail: We’re overcoming impediments in Lagos section – CCECC

The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Police declare four cultists wanted in Lagos

This followed confessional statement of seven Eiye confraternity members who were recently charged to court after men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Iju base rounded them up.
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has admitted to wearing brownface makeup during a 2001 event at a school where he was teaching, saying it is something he “regret[s] deeply”.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rules out coalition as he forms new Canadian government

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday ruled out forming a coalition government despite an election victory that left his Liberals short of a majority.