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AWCON: Semifinal clash with Cameroon will not be easy – Rita Chikwelu

Super Falcons midfielder Rita Chikwelu has told her teammates not to get carried with the back to back victories over Zambia and Equatorial Guinea, As she believes Cameroon will hard knot to crack.
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NNPC extends crude-for-product swaps until June 2019

Nigeria's state oil firm NNPC has extended its crude-for-product swap contracts, the country's main avenue to meet the bulk of its fuel needs, until June 2019, sources familiar with the matter said.
Usain Bolt on arrival in Australia on Saturday for trial run on football career

Usain Bolt lands in Australia for A-League trial

Usain Bolt says he’s deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he’s capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday for a trial stint with an A-League club.

Maikanti Baru: NNPC heading to capital market to fund new oil projects

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will be heading to the capital market to raise more funds to execute new oil and gas projects it had scheduled in 2018 and beyond, its Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has disclosed.

Venezuelan presidential challenger says could pull out of race

The main challenger in Venezuela's presidential election said in an interview published Saturday he could pull out of the race if incumbent Nicolas Maduro -- who is seeking a second six-year term -- does not meet his demands for international observers to monitor the vote.

Venezuela sets caps on gasoline purchases

Venezuela on Tuesday set limits on gasoline sales in the country's west to undercut smuggling that it blames for short supplies in recent days.

Brazil expels Venezuela’s top diplomat amid tensions

Authorities in Brazil say they are stripping Venezuela’s top diplomat of his credentials and kicking him out in a dispute between the neighboring South American countries.

FIFA intervention likely as Australia FF fails to pass reform

Australian football is embroiled in a governance crisis and could face a take-over from FIFA after Football Federation Australia failed to pass a proposed reform of its congress on Thursday.

NNPC gets $3.7 billion alternative funding

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, yesterday said the corporation has secured $3.7 billion in alternative financing agreement in the last three years.

Donald Trump departs US for Asia trip

US President Donald Trump departed the United States on Friday, beginning an almost two week trip to Asia that will take in five countries.

United States issues fresh warning to North Korea

Jim Mattis, the U.S. Defense Secretary has warned North Korea of the danger that awaits it if carries out any attack on the United States or its allies.

Donald Trump refuses to certify Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump on Friday refused to certify the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, and warned the United States may yet walk away from “one of the worst” agreements in history.

United States lifts sanctions on Sudan banks, ports, railways

The U.S. has lifted sanctions on dozens of Sudanese entities, including banks, ports, oil and industrial corporations, the Treasury Department said on Thursday.

Why I headbutted former prime minister – DJ

A self-described anarchist who headbutted former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has denied he attacked the politician because of his opposition to same-sex marriage.

Bali volcano on highest alert level, thousands flee

Indonesian officials raised the highest possible alert for a volcano on the resort island of Bali late Friday, after tremors prompted thousands to flee over fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years.

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US President-elect Joe Biden (C) with his wife Jill Biden and members of their family salute the crowd on stage after delivering remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020

Meet the Bidens: America’s new ‘first family’

Biden has made his family a major focus throughout his career, and his 2020 presidential campaign thrust them fully into the spotlight — with some members causing controversy but others breaking barriers.
A member of the Jigawa state house of assembly representing Kafin-Hausa constituency, Hon. Adamu Babban Bare (APC) is reported dead.

Jigawa assemblyman Babban Bare passes on

The Chairman House Committee on information, Hon. Aminu Zakari Tsubut, who disclosed the news in Dutse, said the house received with great shock the demise of one of their patriotic and selfless members in the person of Hon. Adamu Babban Bare.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Borno governor approves N624 million for students’ scholarship

As schools in Borno reopen today, Governor Babagana Zulum has approved the release of N624 million for the payment of scholarship to students in tertiary institutions.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 1,244 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 101,331.

Lagos records 901 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

Lagos records 901 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the highest number of daily infections to be recorded by the State since the virus was first confirmed in the country on February 27.
A Civil Society Group has decried the plans by educational institutions across the country to resume academic activities without adequate safety measures to contain the devastating impacts of the second wave of COVID-19.

Private, public schools reopen amid fear of coronavirus

The Federal Government, through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control, announced in December that schools should not reopen for the second term, following the second wave of Coronavirus.