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At least 28 people were killed and 20 others are missing after Typhoon Lekima hit south-eastern China, state news agency Xinhua reported Sunday.

Powerful typhoon triggers blackout in southern Japan

A powerful typhoon hit Japan’s southern Okinawa islands Saturday, cutting power to more than 15,000 homes and grounding hundreds of flights.
Commonwealth champion Odunayo Adekuoroye has dedicated the bronze medal she won at the ongoing 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, to her late in-law, Remilekun Adekuoroye.

WWC: Odunayo Adekuoroye dedicates bronze medal to late in-law

Commonwealth champion Odunayo Adekuoroye has dedicated the bronze medal she won at the ongoing 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, to her late in-law, Remilekun Adekuoroye.
Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka beat Elise Mertens of Belgium on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open, thrilling her Japanese fans in the city of her birth.

Naomi Osaka advances to Pan Pacific final in home city

Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka beat Elise Mertens of Belgium on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open, thrilling her Japanese fans in the city of her birth.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen attends a news conference to announce the new Presidential Office secretary-general in Taipei, Taiwan . REUTERS-Tyrone Siu

Taiwan dismayed as another Pacific nation switches to Beijing

Taiwan lashed out at China on Friday after the tiny island nation of Kiribati switched its recognition to Beijing, the second diplomatic defection in the strategically important Pacific in less than a week.
D’Tigers head coach Alex Nwora has backed the team to make a big impact at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games following their impressive performance at the ongoing FIBA Men’s World Cup in China

FIBA ranking: D’Tigers’ progress excite Musa Kida, Sam Ahmedu

The hierarchy of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) is excited over the rise of the Men’s National Basketball team in the latest FIBA ranking which was released yesterday.
Sloane Stephens

Kiki Bertens, Sloane Stephens bow out of Pan Pacific Open

Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova stunned second seed Kiki Bertens 6-1 7-5 to reach the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals in Osaka on Thursday, while American Sloane Stephens suffered another early exit.
U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators were set to resume face-to-face talks on Thursday for the first time in nearly two months as the world's two largest economies try to bridge deep policy differences and find a way out of a bitter and protracted trade war.

US, Chinese trade deputies face off in Washington amid deep differences

U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators were set to resume face-to-face talks on Thursday for the first time in nearly two months as the world's two largest economies try to bridge deep policy differences and find a way out of a bitter and protracted trade war.
Nigeria’s men national basketball team, D’Tigers, on Friday secured an 83-66 points win over Cote d’Ivoire at the ongoing FIBA World Cup in China. 63

D’Tigers move 10 places up in FIBA world rankings

Nigeria’s D’Tigers have moved 10 places up in the recently-released FIBA Men World Rankings presented by Nike on Thursday.
Tsunehisa Katsumata, the former chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company, arriving at Tokyo District Court on Thursday. He and two other former executives were acquitted of criminal negligence. Kazuhiro Nogi-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Former utility bosses not guilty in Fukushima disaster – court

A Japanese court handed down a not guilty verdict to three former Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) executives on Thursday over the 2011 nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima plant.
Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye has set a gold medal target for herself at both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and next month’s Africa Games billed for next month in Morocco.

Wrestling: Odunayo Adekuoroye qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Adekuoroye defeated Sun Jong of North Korea 12-2 via technical superiority in the 57kg category to reach the semi finals of the 2019 Senior World Wrestling Championship in Kazakhstan on Wednesday.
Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31. - AFP PHOTO - FAYEZ NURELDINE

Saudi Arabia unveils evidence of Iran’s link to attacks

Saudi Arabia said it would show evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous escalation of Middle East frictions.
Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye has set a gold medal target for herself at both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and next month’s Africa Games billed for next month in Morocco.

WWC: Odunayo Adekuoroye targets gold

Two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye, says her next target is to become a world champion by winning gold at the ongoing 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
The execution of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Train 7 project will create over 40,000 direct and indirect jobs, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote has said.

$17 billion NLNG Train 7 Project ‘ll create 40,000 jobs

The execution of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Train 7 project will create over 40,000 direct and indirect jobs, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote, has said.
Novak Djokovic stretched his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, after the Spaniard’s failed bid to win a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title.

Novak Djokovic in Brisbane, Rafael Nadal in Perth as ATP Cup draw made

World number one Novak Djokovic will begin his 2020 season in Brisbane, Rafael Nadal in Perth and Roger Federer in Sydney after Monday’s draw for the ATP Cup, the new world tennis team event.
The document also showed that West Africa remains a global hotspot for illegal fishing with estimated losses of $2.9 billion.

Nigeria loses $600 million annually to illegal fishing

Nigeria is losing $600 million annually to illegal and unreported fishing by foreign vessels as a result of lack of equipment such as Automatic Identification System (AIS) and Vessel Monitoring System (VMS), and adequate manpower to police the country’s vast coastline, investigation has revealed.
Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Pope Francis will visit Thailand and Japan in November in a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honour the small Catholic communities in each country.
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: Naomi Osaka of Japan during a change of ends against Kristina Mladenovic of France during their women’s singles second round match on day six of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 09, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Naomi Osaka sacks coach

Japanese tennis superstar Naomi Osaka announced on Friday she was splitting with her coach, her second break-up this year as she battles for form and slips down the world rankings.
Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye

2019 UWW Championship: Odunayo Adekuoroye makes seeding list

African Games gold medalist Odunayo Adekuoroye has been seeded number three in the women’s 57kg of freestyle for the 2019 United World Wrestling (UWW)-organised World Championship holding in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan from 14 September to 22, 2019.

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At least 28 people were killed and 20 others are missing after Typhoon Lekima hit south-eastern China, state news agency Xinhua reported Sunday.

Powerful typhoon triggers blackout in southern Japan

A powerful typhoon hit Japan’s southern Okinawa islands Saturday, cutting power to more than 15,000 homes and grounding hundreds of flights.
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi

ASUU wants federal government’s visitation panel to halt crises in varsities

Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, has called on the Federal Government to send a visitation panel to universities to douse tension and prevent further breakdown of industrial relations in campuses.
Manchester City are keeping tabs on 15-year-old Turkish midfielder Altinordu midfielder Burak Ince.

Manchester City monitoring 15 year-old Turkish midfielder

Manchester City are keeping tabs on 15-year-old Turkish midfielder Altinordu midfielder Burak Ince.

Femi Falana: What federal government should do before implementing increase in VAT rate

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana, has called on the Federal Government to propose a Money Bill to the National Assembly before the implementation of the increase in Value Added Tax (VAT).
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has described his victory at the governorship election tribunal as a reaffirmation of the people’s mandate, saying that his administration will focus on the improvement of social services like education, healthcare, infrastructure, empowerment of the youths, women and the downtrodden.

Tribunal victory reaffirmation of people’s mandate – Akwa Ibom governor

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has described his victory at the governorship election tribunal as a reaffirmation of the people’s mandate, saying that his administration will focus on the improvement of social services like education, healthcare, infrastructure, empowerment of the youths, women and the downtrodden.