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Seven-time Formula One (F1) champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19.

Lewis Hamilton disqualified for track violations in Bahrain

Less than a week after winning the season opening Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain, the Mercedes AMG F1 racing team’s British record race driver Sir Lewis Hamilton has been disqualified for certain breaches he engaged in during the race.
Racing company McLaren has signed a multi-year contract with 13-year-old Nigerian – American karter Ugo Ugochukwuto support him through racing’s junior categories.

McLaren signs 13-year-old Nigerian-American karter

Racing company McLaren has signed a multi-year contract with 13-year-old Nigerian–American karter Ugo Ugochukwu to support him through racing’s junior categories.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Anxiety in Ondo as ‘thugs’ lay siege to state assembly

Suspected political thugs have laid siege to the Ondo State House of Assembly, causing anxiety across the state capital.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC sweeps Ondo local council elections

The Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of all the 18 chairmanship seats in Saturday’s local government election in the state
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Ondo council poll: Candidates commends voters’ turnout, election process

Mrs Oladunni Odu, the Chairperson, Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Saturday in Okitipupa commended the turnout of voters for the local government election in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo fumigates schools ahead of resumption

The Ondo State Government has commenced the fumigation of its schools across the 18 local government areas of the state as part of safety measures ahead of the partial resumption of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc during practice, following the resumption of F1 after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Joe Klamar-Pool via REUTERS

Ferrari warned over coronavirus protocol breach

Formula One’s governing body has warned Ferrari about the risks of breaching the sport’s COVID-19 protocol and protective ‘bubble’.
General view as Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race with second placed Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and third placed Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas on the podium REUTERS-Lisi Niesner-File Photo

Austria gives go-ahead to crowd-free F1 races

Formula One can start its season in Austria with two races behind closed doors on July 5 and 12, the country’s health ministry said on Saturday.
Mr Donald Ojogo, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, said in a statement that the bill would be transmitted to the State House of Assembly for legislative scrutiny after which it would be passed into law.

Ondo: Measures to curb spread of coronavirus still in force

Worried by the non-compliance to its precautionary measures against COVID-19, the Ondo state government yesterday said that the total ban on all political, social and religious gatherings in the State remained in force.
Formula One could shorten grand prix weekends and race into January if that helps salvage a season ravaged by the coronavirus, according to Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto.

Mattia Binotto: F1 could race into January if necessary

Formula One could shorten grand prix weekends and race into January if that helps salvage a season ravaged by the coronavirus, according to Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto.
There has been no official confirmation from F1 or governing body the FIA but the news follows a McLaren team member testing positive for coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Australian Grand Prix called off

There has been no official confirmation from F1 or governing body the FIA but the news follows a McLaren team member testing positive for coronavirus.
World champion Lewis Hamilton on Thursday said he was “very surprised” that the Australian Grand Prix was going ahead during a coronavirus pandemic, as more Formula One staff were isolated and teams limited contact with fans.

Lewis Hamilton slams plans to hold Australian GP despite coronavirus

The Mercedes star, who is gunning to match Michael Schumacher’s record seven world crowns this season, sat alongside Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo in the media session, but a large open space separated them from the press.
A promotional banner for the HSBC Women’s World Championship flies in central Singapore Monday after the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus

Coronavirus chaos ravages Asia’s sporting calendar

The chaos in China’s sporting programme caused by the deadly coronavirus outbreak, which has already forced China to cancel or reschedule a host of events, is spreading into Asia’s sporting calendar.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court appealed on Monday against the shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence that killed around 3,000 people.

Davido asks fans to name upcoming album

Singer David ‘Davido’ Adeleke has asked fans to help him title his upcoming album.

Davido celebrates milestone for ‘Blow your Mind’

Nigeria’s international singer Davido has celebrated another YouTube milestone for ‘Blow Your Mind’, a collabo between him and US Singer Chris Brown.

Davido becomes most viewed Nigerian artist on YouTube

Afro pop star David ‘Davido’ Adeleke has become the most viewed Nigerian artist on streaming platform, YouTube.

Pakistan, China jointly investigate trafficking of young girls

Islamabad and Beijing are jointly investigating the trafficking of young Pakistani women to China by criminal gangs, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
Davido performing at BBC Radio 1Xtra Live at the O2 Arena in London.

Davido performs at sold-out concert

20, 000 music lovers were thrilled by the eccentric performance of musician David Adeleke aka Davido at his first sold-out show at O2 Arena, London.
Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes, Prayah hint collaboration on Davido’s ‘Fall’ remix

American rappers, Trevor Smith Jr. aka Busta Rhymes and Prayah have given a hint of a possible remix of Davido’s hit single ‘Fall’.

Osun elections, Black Panther, Atiku Abubakar dominate 2018 Google Search in Nigeria

Google on Wednesday announced the results of its 2018 year in search, offering an insight into the year’s major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in Nigeria.

Davido, Tiwa Savage, Falz shine at AFRIMA, Ambode, Chaka Chaka honoured

Nigeria’s singers Davido, Tiwa Savage and Falz won awards at the 5th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, held in Accra, Ghana Saturday night.

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Washington responded with calm determination as former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges of murdering George Floyd, ending a trial that has put the country on edge as it confronts the realities of racial injustice and police violence.

Washington reacts to verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

Washington responded with calm determination as former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges of murdering George Floyd, ending a trial that has put the country on edge as it confronts the realities of racial injustice and police violence.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Kaduna: Gunmen attack Green Field university, abduct students

An unidentified number of students of Green Field University located along the Abuja-Kaduna highway have been abducted when armed men attacked the school.

LASIEC fixes Lagos council polls for July 24

Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC, has tentatively fixed the conduct of elections in the 20 Local Governments and 35 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, in the state for July 24, 2021, as clearly stated by the 1999 Nigerian Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate in heated debate over livestock control bill

The Senate at plenary yesterday had a heated debate on a Bill for an Act to provide for the National Livestock Bureau to ensure protection, control and management of livestock, registration and cattle rustling in the country.
Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger: Super League was a ‘weapon’ to get more out of UEFA

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the Super League was doomed from the start and that it was only created as a "strategic weapon to get more out of UEFA".

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Eight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Saturday, and Taiwan’s air force deployed missiles to “monitor” the incursion, island’s Defence Ministry said.

China and Taiwan’s arms build-up

Taiwan’s mass production of a long-range missile last month as part of the plan to modernise its military has once again underscored how large and real the Chinese threat of annexation of the island nation has become.
Germany will not let down its Afghan staff as the international military mission in the country winds down after nearly two decades of war, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer pledged on Sunday.

Germany will not abandon Afghan staff – minister

Germany will not let down its Afghan staff as the international military mission in the country winds down after nearly two decades of war, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer pledged on Sunday.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.
Goalkeeper Joaquin Pucheta was shown a red card in Ecuador’s Serie A for urinating behind his goal as his team Macara beat last-place Orense, 1-0, according to local media.

Goalkeeper sent off for urinating

Goalkeeper Joaquin Pucheta was shown a red card in Ecuador’s Serie A for urinating behind his goal as his team Macara beat last-place Orense, 1-0, according to local media.
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UEFA to ban clubs who take part in European Super League

UEFA and English, Spanish and Italian football authorities announced on Sunday that any clubs who take part in a so-called European Super League would be banned from all other domestic and continental competitions.