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Odumayo Adekuoroye, four other Nigerian wrestlers depart for Poland Open

Commonwealth Games Champion, Odumayo Adekuoroye, will lead four other Nigerian Wrestlers to Poland on Monday, 7 June, 2021 for a ranking series tournament in Warsaw tagged Poland Open.
Serena Williams remains the highest seed in her half of the French Open draw after a dominant third-round victory against Danielle Collins.

French Open: Serena Williams beats Danielle Collins to set up Elena Rybakina clash

Serena Williams remains the highest seed in her half of the French Open draw after a dominant third-round victory against Danielle Collins.
Former Nigeria under-23 player Ibezito Ogbonna was treated in hospital for some minor injuries after his apartment was hit by a rocket

Nigerian footballer survives rocket strike in Israel

Israel based Nigeria footballer Ibezito Ogbonna survived a rocket strike fired from Gaza during the 11 days clash between Israel and Gaza last week.
This picture taken on January 19, 2021 shows detail on the forehead of Miraitowa, the mascot for the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, at the office of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. – When the Tokyo Olympics were postponed last year, officials promised they would open in 2021 as proof of humankind’s triumph over the coronavirus. But six months before the delayed start, victory over the virus remains distant, and fears are growing rapidly that the Games of the 32nd Olympiad may not happen at all. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY OLY-2020-2021-JAPAN-VIRUS-HEALTH BY ANDREW MCKIRDY

Team Nigeria Women’s 4x100m relay team provisionally qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

If the qualification window for the Tokyo Olympics were to be shut today, Nigeria will have the women’s 4x100m relay team battling for one of the three medals on offer at the Games.
FILE PHOTO - Oil tankers are seen parked at a yard outside a fuel depot on the outskirts of Kolkata February 3, 2015. REUTERS-Rupak De Chowdhuri-File Photo

India wields oil ‘weapon’ to cut dependence on Saudi

When India’s government last month asked refiners to speed up diversification and reduce dependence on the Middle East - days after OPEC+ said it would maintain production cuts - it sent a message about its clout and foreshadowed changes to the world’s energy maps.
Didier Deschamps has called for improvement from Kylian Mbappe, insisting the forward cannot be satisfied with his recent displays on the international stage.

France boss calls for Kylian Mbappe improvement

Didier Deschamps has called for improvement from Kylian Mbappe, insisting the forward "cannot be satisfied" with his recent displays on the international stage.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

OPEC+ to reconvene to navigate crude market volatility

The OPEC+ grouping of oil producers will hold its third ministerial summit of the year via videoconference Thursday to discuss output cuts in the face of fresh price volatility.
Bosnia and Herzegovina coach Ivaylo Petev has tested positive for Covid-19 only days ahead of their 2022 World Cup qualifier against world champions France, the Balkan nation’s football federation said.

Bosnia coach tests positive for coronavirus ahead France World Cup qualifer

Bosnia and Herzegovina coach Ivaylo Petev has tested positive for Covid-19 only days ahead of their 2022 World Cup qualifier against world champions France, the Balkan nation’s football federation said. Upon their return from Finland,...
Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe says he was criticised for not scoring enough goals during his time as a youth player.

Kylian Mbappe: I showed off too much, didn’t score enough goals

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe says he was criticised for not scoring enough goals during his time as a youth player.
Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has been rewarded for his upturn in form with a recall to the France squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

WCQ: Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele returns to France squad

Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has been rewarded for his upturn in form with a recall to the France squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
OPEC and its oil allies reached agreement Sunday to cut global production by 9.7 million barrels a day starting May 1, to shore up the world price in the face of a significant drop in the demand for oil because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Nigeria’s oil exploration dips by over 70 percent

There are indications that oil exploration dropped in Nigeria by 70 per cent in February 2021, according to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

UI, LASU, UNILAG ranked among top 800 world universities

The University of Ibadan (UI), Lagos State University (LASU), and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have ranked among the top 800 universities in the world, according to the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Ranking.
Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo has emerged the second position on the “Time Higher Education 2021 Emerging Economies University Ranking”.

LASU emerges second in 2021 emerging economies university ranking

Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo has emerged the second position on the “Time Higher Education 2021 Emerging Economies University Ranking”.
FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud speaks via video link during a virtual emergency meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC countries, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 9, 2020.Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS

Saudi Arabia doubts oil recovery, keeps taps tight

This week’s surprise decision by Saudi Arabia and other top oil producers to broadly stick with output cuts despite rising crude prices was influenced by events in an unexpected place - Italy.
A Portuguese obstetrician has been suspended after a baby was born without a nose, eyes or part of his skull.

‘Baby factory’ discovered in Russia, four arrested

The woman was artificially inseminated in Cambodia, gave birth in Russia in April 2020 and left her baby with the men, according to officials, who said she returned to Kazakhstan and received 13,000 dollars for the sale of the boy.
Vials of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine are seen at the Del-Pest Central Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, February 12, 2021. Zoltan Balogh-MTI-MTVA-Pool via REUTERS

Ghana approves Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for emergency use

Ghana through the Ministry of Health has authorised the registration and use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Thursday a new oil discovery in the shallow waters of Geisum concession south of the Gulf of Suez, with an initial production rate of 2,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

Oil price hits $60 per barrel as Iraq, Kazakhstan cut output

The price of oil has risen to $60 per barrel in the international market as Iraq and Kazakhstan commit to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC oil cut deal.
FILE PHOTO - A view shows railroad freight cars, including oil tanks, in Omsk, Russia May 1, 2020. REUTERS-Alexey Malgavko

Oil prices slide as virus cases rise, demand worries persist

Oil prices eased on Tuesday as coronavirus cases globally continued to rise, but losses were capped amid reports of a blast in Saudi Arabia.

CAF appoints four female referees with one Nigerian among 47 for African Nations Championship

The Referee Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed 47 referees and assistant referees – including Video Assistant Referees – from 31 countries in the continent for the 6th edition of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) holding in Cameroon from 16 January to 7 February 2021.
Japan maintains its lead into 2021 as the world’s most powerful passport.

Japan leads 2021 world’s most powerful passport

The passports were rated according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.
The notice said President Tokayev had signed off on parliamentary ratification of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights — a document that commits signatories to the abolition of capital punishment.

Kazakhstan abolishes death penalty

Kazakhstan abolished the death penalty, making permanent a nearly two-decade freeze on capital punishment in the authoritarian Central Asian country, a notice on the presidential website said Saturday.
England have been drawn alongside Poland, Hungary, Albania, Andorra and San Marino in Group I as UEFA completed the draw for World Cup qualifying on Monday.

England drawn with Poland, Belgium grouped with Wales in UEFA World Cup qualifiers

England have been drawn alongside Poland, Hungary, Albania, Andorra and San Marino in Group I as UEFA completed the draw for World Cup qualifying on Monday.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Gennaro Gattuso quits as Fiorentina boss after 23 days

The 43-year-old World Cup winner was appointed to a new Serie A post on May 25, having severed ties with Napoli at the end of the 2020-21 campaign.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Cross River APC orders for three million bunches of brooms

The Cross River Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has placed order for three million bunches of brooms from local broom makers for the new entrants into the party.
Aaron Ramsey complained about Juventus not paying attention to his body ahead of the Euros and he has proven that statement right by starring for Wales in the competition.

Juventus wants to use Aaron Ramsey’s Euro 2020 form to sell him

Aaron Ramsey complained about Juventus not paying attention to his body ahead of the Euros and he has proven that statement right by starring for Wales in the competition.
Green Africa has announced that all customers who have booked flights with the airline will be able to move their flights to future dates starting August 2021 at no extra charge.

Green Africa Flights suspended till August

Green Africa has announced that all customers who have booked flights with the airline will be able to move their flights to future dates starting August 2021 at no extra charge.
Jordi Alba has branded Barcelona's decision to sell Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid as a joke while admitting his ex-team-mate has shut a lot of mouths at Wanda Metropolitano.

Luis Suarez rules out Premier League return

Luis Suarez has effectively ruled out a return to Premier League football being made, with the Uruguayan admitting he would find it "strange" to represent any side other than Liverpool.