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Fighting fit: How footballers prepare for World Cup

Elite footballers face ever-increasing physical and mental demands, with a faster-paced game and long, gruelling seasons. In a World Cup year, how does a player make it to June fit and fired up?

Lawyer: Harvey Weinstein won’t testify before New York grand jury

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, fighting rape and sex crime charges in New York, will not testify before a Manhattan grand jury, his lawyer confirmed Wednesday, accusing prosecutors of acting under political pressure.

UK set to demand EU repayment in Brexit satellite row

Britain was on Thursday set to demand the European Union repay £1 billion ($1.34 billion, 1.14 billion euros) if it is excluded from the Galileo satellite project post-Brexit, according to newspaper reports.

Minister: Federal government has spent N138 billion on basic education in three years

A total of N138 billion has so far been expended by the federal government in the development of basic education in the past three years, Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has said.

Bill Cosby to be placed under house arrest

U.S. comedian Bill Cosby is to be placed under house arrest following his conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, a judge ruled.

UBEC: Figure of out-of-school children incorrect

Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Hammid Bobboyi, has said that 10.5 million being used in the media as number of out-of-school children in Nigeria was incorrect.

France: None of our missiles intercepted in Syria

The US and France have denied Russian claim that Syrian air defence had intercepted at least 71 cruise missiles fired by the US, the UK and French forces early on Saturday.

Russia: Syria air defence intercepted 71 missiles

A senior Russian military official has said that Syrian air defence had intercepted at least 71 cruise missiles fired by US, UK and France forces.

Syria: We won’t disclose when we’ll strike – Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday that missiles would be launched at Syria following a suspected chemical attack, virtually ensuring a military strike against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Boat operators urged to avoid night travel on waterways

Mr Ganiyu Balogun, President, Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria (ATBOWATON), has advised other boat operators to avoid night travel on waterways due to inadequate signs and illumination.

Nigerian Army destroys Boko Haram bomb factory in Sambisa Forest

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said its troops destroyed a large scale Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factory and captured several Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa Forest and Lake Chad region.

Pendjari National park in Benin bounces back to life

Sitting in the back of a pick-up from the Pendjari National Park, in northern Benin, Matthieu Yoa smiles with the satisfaction of the work accomplished: with his rangers colleagues, he has just put a satellite collar on an elephant to ensure its protection.

Uganda police arrest Briton in car smuggling ring

After a seven-year hunt, police have arrested a Briton accused of stealing and smuggling cars from Britain into Uganda.

Lagos set to evacuate 5000 tonnes of waste daily

Lagos state is set to evacuate 5,000 metric tonnes of waste daily to its new landfill in Epe, in collaboration with Visionscape Sanitation Solutions, under the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI).

Israel to launch world’s first nanosatellites in 2018

The Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and the Israel Space Agency on Wednesday said Israel will launch a group of three nanosatellites into space in 2018.

Uber suffers new blow as EU court rules it’s a taxi service

The EU’s top court ruled on Wednesday that Uber is an ordinary transportation company instead of an app and should be regulated as such, in a decision that is being closely watched around the world.

Australia to creep north by 1.8 metres, no-one will notice

Australia is heading north riding the continental plate, which means the country’s mapping co-ordinates are being realigned approximately 1.8 metres north-east, it was announced on Friday.

Senator Tayo Alasoadura charges youth to embrace ICT to fight unemployment

The Senator representing Ondo Central in the National Assembly, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, has said youths in the country have failed to fully embrace and take advantage of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution.

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Ahmed Musa linked with Galatasaray loan move from Leicester City

Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa is close to joining Turkish champions Galatasaray on loan from English club, Leicester City.

US-based woman joins Nigeria’s presidential race

A U.S.-based woman, Princess Oyenike Oyedele Roberts, has declared for the presidency of Nigeria on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 presidential election.

Governor Bagudu’s administration has failed – APC aspirant

A gubernatorial aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi State, Prince Mohammed Ibrahim Mera, has described administration of Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu as ‘a failure’.

Separating children from parents at US border ‘unconscionable’ – UN rights chief

The UN human rights chief on Monday urged Washington to stop separating migrant children from their parents at the US border, describing the policy as “unconscionable”.