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Taro Kono, minister for administrative and regulatory reform, did not rule out the possibility of the Olympics being cancelled, with greater Tokyo and other regions currently under a state of emergency until at least February 7.

Japanese minister: ‘Anything can happen’ with Tokyo Olympics

A Japanese cabinet minister admitted Friday that “anything can happen” with the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first senior official to concede uncertainty about the Games as Japan and other countries battle a surge in cases.
Record-breaking Japanese star Kazuyoshi Miura has signed a new contract with J1 League side Yokohama, at the age of 53.

World’s oldest professional footballer Kazuyoshi Miura signs new contract at 53

Record-breaking Japanese star Kazuyoshi Miura has signed a new contract with J1 League side Yokohama, at the age of 53.
In January 2017 Brazil international Oscar moved from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG for an Asian-record 60 million euros, prompting a warning from Arsene Wenger that Chinese clubs were distorting the global transfer market.

‘End of an era’ as Chinese football’s star power fades

In January 2017 Brazil international Oscar moved from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG for an Asian-record 60 million euros, prompting a warning from Arsene Wenger that Chinese clubs were distorting the global transfer market.

Andres Iniesta: Barcelona’s golden generation will never be repeated

La Masia proved a particularly fruitful breeding ground of young talent for Barca at the start of the millennium with Iniesta among a number of players that were brought through the academy and would go on to star for the club in years to come.
Five Italian Serie-A weekend matches including Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus, the Italian football league said Saturday.

How coronavirus has hit global sport

The Six Nations rugby union match between Italy and England was postponed on Thursday, the latest high-profile sports event to be scratched from the international calendar due to the global spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Birhanu Legese of Ethiopia won the virus-hit Tokyo marathon reduced from a mass participation event of 38,000 runners to just elite athletes on Sunday because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Ethiopian Birhanu Legese sets new record in Tokyo marathon

Birhanu Legese of Ethiopia won the virus-hit Tokyo marathon reduced from a mass participation event of 38,000 runners to just elite athletes on Sunday because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Vissel Kobe midfielders Andrés Iniesta (L), Kyogo Furuhashi (C) and Daigo Nishi (R) celebrate a goal during the AFC Champions League group G football match between Japan’s Vissel Kobe and Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim at Misaki Park Stadium in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture on February 12, 2020. (Photo by STR / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT

Andres Iniesta sorcery sparks Japan’s Kobe to 5-1 Asian win

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta produced a magical display on his Asian Champions League debut Wednesday to inspire Japan’s Vissel Kobe to a 5-1 thrashing of Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim.
Andres Iniesta

Asian Champions League: Andres Iniesta debuts as virus disrupts kick-off

Barcelona great Andres Iniesta is set to light up the Asian Champions League but Chinese clubs are sidelined because of the coronavirus as the disrupted continental competition starts this week.
Third-division Egyptian club 6th October have confirmed the signing of Ezz El-Din Bahader, who has put pen to paper at the ripe old age of 75.

Egyptian club sign 75-year old player

Third-division Egyptian club 6th October have confirmed the signing of Ezz El-Din Bahader, who has put pen to paper at the ripe old age of 75.
Spain and Barcelona great David Villa has announced he will retire from professional football at the end of the year.

Spain and Barcelona great David Villa retiring at end of year

Spain and Barcelona great David Villa has announced he will retire from professional football at the end of the year.
Andres Iniesta is anticipating a special game between Vissel Kobe and his former club Barcelona, and feels privileged to be involved.

Andres Iniesta has ‘no regrets’ over leaving Barcelona

Vissel Kobe midfielder Andres Iniesta has "no regrets" over his departure from Barcelona after facing his former team in a friendly.
Thomas Vermaelen has a new club- Vissel Kobe, where he joins former Blaugranas Andrés Iniesta, David Villa and Sergi Samper.

Thomas Vermaelen joins Andres Iniesta in Japan as Barca formalise Vissel Kobe partnership

Thomas Vermaelen has followed Andres Iniesta and David Villa to J.League club Vissel Kobe following the expiry of his contact with Barcelona.
Frank Lampard intends to keep Kurt Zouma at Chelsea despite Everton's interest in the defender.

Frank Lampard wants Kurt Zouma to stay at Chelsea

Zouma made 32 Premier League appearances during a loan spell at Goodison Park last term and the Toffees are reportedly keen to seal a permanent deal for the 24-year-old.
Barcelona have officially confirmed the fifth signing of the summer after capturing the signature of Japanese youngster Hiroki Abe from Kashima Antlers in the J-League.

Barcelona confirm fifth signing of the summer

Barcelona have officially confirmed the fifth signing of the summer after capturing the signature of Japanese youngster Hiroki Abe from Kashima Antlers in the J-League.
Real Madrid have announced the signing of Takefusa Kubo, who was previously at Barcelona's academy and has been dubbed the 'Japanese Messi'.

Real Madrid left ‘stunned’ by teen sensation Takefusa Kubo

Real Madrid coaches have been left ‘stunned’ by Takefusa Kubo and could hand the teenager a place in the first team squad for this coming season.
Kashima Antlers forward Hiroki Abe is on the verge of a move to Barcelona after the two clubs agreed a deal in principle for the 20-year-old.

Barcelona agree deal to sign Japanese starlet Hiroki Abe from Kashima Antlers

Kashima Antlers forward Hiroki Abe is on the verge of a move to Barcelona after the two clubs agreed a deal in principle for the 20-year-old.
Real Madrid have announced the signing of Takefusa Kubo, who was previously at Barcelona's academy and has been dubbed the 'Japanese Messi'.

Real Madrid add ‘Japanese Messi’ Takefusa Kubo to Castilla squad

Real Madrid have announced the signing of Takefusa Kubo, who was previously at Barcelona's academy and has been dubbed the 'Japanese Messi'.
Andres Iniesta

Andres Iniesta replaces Lukas Podolski as Kobe captain

Andres Iniesta has been named as the new captain at J League club Vissel Kobe, a week after German team mate Lukas Podolski relinquished the armband.

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In a statement issued on Tuesday and signed by Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, the state government declared that “this illegality will not stand” and advised “powerful persons not be allowed to set our State ablaze merely to satisfy their thirst for power and control.”

Edo government suspends resumption in all schools

The Edo State Government has said that the suspension of schools’ resumption is applicable to all educational institutions in the state.
Paul Pogba admits playing for Manchester United “is not easy”, but he is keeping his sights set on “the big stuff” after enduring more semi-final heartache at the hands of rivals Manchester City.

Paul Pogba doesn’t feel loved at Manchester United as Real Madrid, PSG eye transfer

According to Don Balon, Pogba doesn’t feel as appreciated or “loved” by the club as some other star players like Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford, and that could play a part in his departure.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ogun: Police arrest three Lagos-based ‘robbers’

A statement by the command spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the three men; Samuel Sunday, a 20 years old resident of Fagba in Lagos State, Adeleke Mustapha; a 22years old resident of Ajala area of Lagos State and Joel Rotimi, a 19 years old resident of Taju Bello street Agbado, Ogun state were arrested on Thursday, 14 January 2021.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris makes a speech after U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announced their nominee for secretary of education, Miguel Cardona in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., December 23, 2020. REUTERS-Leah Millis

U.S. vice president-elect set to resign Senate seat on Monday

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California will resign from the Senate on Monday in preparation for her inauguration as Joe Biden’s vice president on Wednesday, according to aides familiar with her plans.

Lagos DPP: 91% of prison inmates are awaiting trials

The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), Lagos State Ministry of Justice, has said that 2,663 inmates out of 2,423 representing 91 percent of total inmates enrolled at the five federal correctional centres in the state, as at December 2020, are awaiting trial.