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Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

British government dismisses Euro 2020 host speculation

The British government on Friday played down suggestions that UEFA is considering staging the rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament solely in England, describing it as “speculation”.
Neil Lennon resigned as Celtic manager on Wednesday after a disastrous season for the Glasgow giants, with fierce rivals Rangers on the brink of a first Scottish Premiership title in a decade.

Neil Lennon quits as Celtic boss after horror season

Neil Lennon resigned as Celtic manager on Wednesday after a disastrous season for the Glasgow giants, with fierce rivals Rangers on the brink of a first Scottish Premiership title in a decade.
Rangers closed to within three wins of a first Scottish Premiership title in 10 years by thrashing Dundee United 4-1 on Sunday to open up an 18-point lead over Celtic.

Rangers close to within three wins of Scottish league title

Rangers closed to within three wins of a first Scottish Premiership title in 10 years by thrashing Dundee United 4-1 on Sunday to open up an 18-point lead over Celtic.
Leon Balogun revealed Rangers manager Steven Gerrard pushed the right buttons at half-time as they edged Celtic 1-0 in Saturday’s Old Firm derby.

Leon Balogun confirms Rangers extension clause close to being triggered

Leon Balogun has confirmed his Rangers contract extension clause is close to being triggered by the Scottish Premiership leaders.
FILE PHOTO - An aerial view of floating ice taken by a drone launched from Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship in the Arctic Ocean, September 15, 2020. REUTERS-Natalie Thomas

U.S. back in the Paris climate club

The United States officially rejoined the Paris climate agreement on Friday, reinvigorating the global fight against climate change as the Biden administration plans drastic emissions cuts over the next three decades.
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Guinness Book of World Records recognises Blessing Okagbare

Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare, has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the only athlete to have attended the Athletics Diamond Meetings 67 times.
Steven Gerrard is keen on keeping Leon Balogun at Rangers for next season after confirming that the Nigeria international is close to triggering an extension in his contract.

Steven Gerrard confirms Leon Balogun close to triggering Rangers contract extension

Gerrard has quite a number of defensive options at his disposal with six centre-backs in his team but with some expected to leave Ibrox Stadium in the summer, the Liverpool legend disclosed Balogun is a player he fancies and wants to keep.

Pastor Bakare: Nigerian government must end open grazing now

The General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, has explained why open grazing must end in Nigeria.
Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church (formerly, The Latter Rain Assembly), has announced the donation of two church buildings to the Lagos State Government for use as isolation centres.

Pastor Bakare urges President Buhari to tackle insecurity

Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has thrown his weight behind the calls for a ban on open grazing of cattle and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle the insecurity in the country.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday night said he had signed the $900 billion (N349.2 trillion) coronavirus relief package.

Scottish parliament to debate probe into Donald Trump finances

Scottish lawmakers on Wednesday decide whether to call for an investigation into former US president Donald Trump’s finances over concerns about how he acquired two golf courses in the country.
Electrifying moments that always followed Arsenal, Manchester United matches are gradually fading away, according to Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta.

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal, Manchester United electrifying moments no longer exist

Electrifying moments that always followed Arsenal, Manchester United matches are gradually fading away, according to Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

Group backs Sunday Igboho, recounts atrocities of Fulani herdsmen in Ibarapaland

A body, Lanlate Renaissance Group, has declared its support for Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, in his bid to check the insecurity in Ibarapaland.
Nigeria and Almeria striker Sadiq Umar says he hopes to score more crucial goals for Almeria after beating his season’s personal target.

Umar Sadiq up for Segunda division player of the month award

UD Almeria forward Umar Sadiq has been nominated for Segunda Division Player of the Month for January.
3. Nigeria midfielder Joe Aribo was on target as Rangers moved six points clear in the Scottish Premiership following a 2-0 win against Livingston.

Joe Aribo’s tribute to team-mate ‘role model’

Speaking at the press conference as shown on Rangers official YouTube channel, the Nigerian international also provided some insight on his own recent form as well as the team’s performances.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB appoints directors-general, deputy directors-general in regional offices

The African Development Bank Group has announced the appointment of directors-general for the East, Central and Southern Africa regions and deputy general for the East, Central, Northern, Southern and West Africa regions.
Rangers took another huge step towards ending Celtic's grip on Scottish football as Callum McGregor's own goal gave Steven Gerrard's men a 1-0 win in Saturday's Old Firm derby.

Rangers open up 19-point lead on Celtic after Old Firm win

Rangers took another huge step towards ending Celtic's grip on Scottish football as Callum McGregor's own goal gave Steven Gerrard's men a 1-0 win in Saturday's Old Firm derby.
Former Manchester United and Scotland manager Tommy Docherty has died at the age of 92.

Former Chelsea, Manchester United boss Tommy Docherty passes on at 92

Docherty made over 300 appearances for Preston as a player and the Lilywhites issued a statement on Twitter which read: "Everyone at Preston North End is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former player and manager Tommy Docherty, who made over 300 appearances for the club.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has congratulated Nigerian- born British Heavyweight World champion, Anthony Joshua on his victory over Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev on Saturday night in London.

2020: Twenty memorable sports moments

British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, knocked out Bulgarian boxer, Kubrat Pulev, in the ninth round of their world title bout at the SSE Arena, Wembley, to retain his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles.
Rangers’ English defender James Tavernier runs with the ball during the UEFA Europa League 1st round Group D football match between Rangers and Standard Liege at the Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow on December 3, 2020.ANDY BUCHANAN - POOL - AFP

James Tavernier shines as Rangers sink Dundee Utd

Rangers captain James Tavernier produced an influential display as the Scottish Premiership leaders won 2-1 at Dundee United on Sunday.
FILE PHOTO - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., November 20, 2020. REUTERS-Eduardo Munoz-File Photo

U.N. chief urges leaders of every country to declare ‘climate emergency’

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on every country to declare a “climate emergency” on Saturday, as world leaders marking the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate accord made mostly incremental pledges relative to the scale of the crisis.

Alex Ferguson teams up with Marcus Rashford after making poverty pledge

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has teamed up with Marcus Rashford to tackle child food poverty.
Scottish writer Douglas Stuart has won the Booker Prize for fiction with Shuggie Bain, the story of a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow.

British writer Douglas Stuart wins UK’s Booker Prize

Scottish writer Douglas Stuart has won the Booker Prize for fiction with Shuggie Bain, the story of a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow.

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Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

NUJ calls for Sheikh Gumi’s arrest

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Friday, called for the arrest of Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, for saying journalists are criminals for calling bandits criminals.
Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, an energy expert, has commended the Federal Government on plans to make available 600,000 gas cylinders in the country as part of effort to drive Liquified Natural Gas (LPG) penetration.

Nigerian government to launch new pricing framework for gas operations

The chairman of National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the federal government will launch a new pricing framework to regulate operations in the gas sector.
Nuno Espirito Santo (left) jokes with Raul Jimenez (right), who visited Wolves while training

Wolves boss ‘confident’ Raul Jimenez will return this season

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is "totally confident" Mexico striker Raul Jimenez will be back from his fractured skull before the end of this season.

OPC nabs four ‘kidnappers’ in Ibarapa

The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, in Oyo State said yesterday that it arrested four suspected Kidnappers in the Ibarapa, area of the state.
“Now countries are still pursuing deals that will compromise the COVAX supply,” WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward told a briefing. “Without a doubt.”

WHO: Countries threaten global COVAX vaccine supply by making own deals

Countries seeking their own vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX programme for poor and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS-Emma Farge-File Photo

Umuada Igbo: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala inspires younger generation

A body of Igbo women in Nigeria and diaspora, Umuada Igbo, has hailed the appointment of Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) from March 1, 2021.
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NDLEA arrests 8 drug traffickers in Niger

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger Command, says it has arrested eight suspected drug traffickers with 603.24 kilogrammes of illicit drugs in different parts of the state.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Herders crisis: Ogun governor inaugurates peace committee, charges members on peaceful resolution

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has inaugurated a 20-man Peace Keeping Committee on Farmers-Herders Conflict, headed by a former House of Representatives member, Hon. Kayode Oladele, with a charge on members to look into the remote and immediate causes clashes and find lasting solutions to crisis.
West Bromwich Albion defender Semi Ajayi has received his first Premier League red card after blocking a possible goal with his hand against Burnley.

Super Eagles defender sees red after blocking goal opportunity with hand

West Bromwich Albion defender Semi Ajayi has received his first Premier League red card after blocking a possible goal with his hand against Burnley.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN, NFIU reverse $3 million cryptocurrency fraud

The Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit has reversed a $3 million fraud back to a country.