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AfDB independent panel clears Akinwumi Adesina of wrongdoing

An independent panel of experts, headed by former Irish president Mary Robinson, has cleared the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) of corruption, according to a report obtained by AFP.
Osun State has recorded two new cases of coronavirus and discharged two other patients.

Global virus infections pass 15 million, as Latin America cases soar

The number of novel coronavirus infections around the world passed 15 million Wednesday, with Latin America and the Caribbean, one of the hardest-hit regions, notching more than four million cases.
The United States on Monday demanded that Russia immediately release U.S. citizen Paul Whelan, after he was sentenced to 16 years in prison for espionage.

US ex-marine will not appeal Russian espionage verdict

“(Paul) Whelan will not appeal. He does not believe in Russian justice,” his lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov told news agency Interfax.
Kamaru Usman walks off as referee Marc Goddard stops his bout against Colby Covington at UFC 245. USA TODAY Sports

UFC president rules out Conor McGregor fighting Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman

President of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Dana White has ruled out the possibility of Conor McGregor taking on fighting for the welterweight champion Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman.

UFC star Conor McGregor offered next title shot against Nigerian champion Kamaru Usman

Irish-born Conor McGregor has been offered the chance to face Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight belt after the Nigerian manager challenged him on Twitter.
Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Andy Ruiz Jr. Richard Heathcote-Getty Images 3

Anthony Joshua ranks second-richest sportsperson in UK

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has been ranked the second-richest sportsperson in the United Kingdom.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO: Coronavirus may never go away

The new coronavirus may never go away and populations around the world will have to learn to live with it, the World Health Organization warned Wednesday.
Floyd Mayweather appeared to have called out Anthony Joshua as he named the one aspect of boxing he really, really dislikes during a recent Q&A in England.

Floyd Mayweather Jnr reaffirms retirement from boxing

Former American world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather says he is not returning to boxing and has also debunked claims he is broke.

Ryanair plans 3,000 job cuts over coronavirus

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair said Friday that it plans to axe up to 3,000 pilot and cabin crew jobs, with air transport paralysed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Interpol has issued a notice to police forces around the world about various scams that have sprung up which take advantage of the Corronavirus (COVID-19).

INTERPOL uncovers coronavirus face mask fraud fund destined for Nigerian account

The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) has announced it uncovered a sophisticated COVID-19 face mask fraud scheme with the proceed destined for a Nigerian account.
Irish Health Minister, Simon Harris, has said he expects to be advised on Friday to keep the current restrictions in place for “a period of weeks” after citizens were ordered late last month to stay home until at least Sunday.

Ireland set to lift lockdown step-by-step when virus restrictions ease

Ireland will potentially ease stay-at-home restrictions and allow some shops to reopen in the coming weeks as part of a step-by-step scaling back of the country’s coronavirus lockdown, a senior health official said on Friday.

Coronavirus: Ryanair cancels Italy flights until April 8

Ryanair is to cancel all its Italian flights until April 8 after the government ordered the whole country locked down over the coronavirus, the Irish no-frills airline announced on Tuesday.
Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho. (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse-Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho hits out at referee after Tottenham home defeat

Mourinho’s team was defeated at home after Wily striker Raul Jimenez struck a superb 73rd-minute winner as Wolverhampton Wanderers twice came back from a goal down to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 on Sunday.
Tyson Fury continued his celebrations on Sunday with a day drinking session at an Irish pub alongside brother Tommy and his Love Island girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague.

Tyson Fury celebrates Deontay Wilder defeat in style at Irish pub

Tyson Fury continued his celebrations on Sunday with a day drinking session at an Irish pub alongside brother Tommy and his Love Island girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Facebook sued by US for $9 billion in unpaid taxes

That lawsuit went to trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, and the crux of the case is a 2010 deal between Facebook and an Irish subsidiary it uses to shuffle money around internationally. The IRS alleges Facebook undervalued the intellectual property it sold to the subsidiary, thereby dodging billions in taxes.
Thomas Gould, a Sinn Fein candidate in Cork, celebrating with supporters after the voting results. Henry Nicholls-Reuters

Ireland: Sinn Fein wins popular vote, set for historic gains

Sinn Fein, the left-wing Irish nationalist party, has won the popular vote in a general election, with the one-time political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) disrupting a duopoly of centre-right parties which have historically controlled the Republic.
EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier gives a press conference on negotiations with UK on on February 3, 2020. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD - AFP)

EU chief, UK premier clash over post-Brexit ties

The EU and Britain opened hostilities in Brexit’s next bruising chapter on Monday, laying down tough red lines for a post-divorce future following the UK’s dramatic exit from the bloc.
Michael “Mad Mike” Hoare, considered the world’s most famous mercenary, has died at the age of 100.

World’s famous mercenary ‘Mad Mike’ passes on at 100

Michael “Mad Mike” Hoare, considered the world’s most famous mercenary, has died at the age of 100.

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Edo guber: PDP chides Pastor Ize-Iyamu for adopting Comrade Oshiomhole’s style

The Peoples Democratic Party National Campaign Council, PDPNCC, for Edo governorship election yesterday mocked says the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for saying that he would follow the footprint of the former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, if voted into power.
Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen says he’s delighted to be joining Napoli and can’t wait to make his first appearance for the Club.

Manu Garba: Victor Osimhen will be big hit for Napoli in Serie A

“Having worked with Osimhen in the national Under-20 team that failed to qualify for the World Cup in 2017, I know he has the quality and ability to succeed in any league in the world. I have always known he will go places, so I am not surprised Napoli spent so much to get his signature,” Garba said.

Nigerian Breweries earns N152 billion revenue in six months

Nigerian Breweries Plc says it earned a revenue of N152 billion for the half-year (H1) ended June 30, 2020.
Leon Balogun made his debut while Joe Aribo was in action as Glasgow Rangers secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

Leon Balogun hails Rangers duo after impressive win vs Aberdeen

Rangers’ new defender savoured his opening Scottish Premiership experience with an impressive performance in his side’s 1-0 win at Aberdeen, courtesy of Ryan Kent’s first-half strike.
Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd right), Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Lawrence Ejiofor (right), Commissioner for Housing, Chief Festus Ochonogor (1st left), and Arc. Kester Ifeadi, project consultant, (2nd left), during the Governor’s inspection of the Leisure Park and Film village under construction in Asaba Monday

Governor Okowa: We‘ll boost Delta economy through projects

Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday, assured that the state government would continue to give priority attention to projects that would boost the economy and enhance the living condition of the people.