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A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank, IMF charged on economic transformation

The Development Committee of the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Annual Meetings 2020 has called on the multilateral organisations to support and accelerate a resilient recovery centered on jobs and economic transformation.
Thomas Mueller - Germany

Thomas Mueller’s form fuels calls for Germany recall

His latest eye-catching club performance has prompted fresh hopes of a Germany recall for Mueller, who was dropped by Joachim Loew from the national set-up in 2019 alongside Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels.
Quadruple winners Bayern Munich slumped to a shock 4-1 loss at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Sunday to end their 32-match unbeaten run in all competitions stretching back to last year.

Bayern Munich lose 4-1 to end 32-match unbeaten run

Quadruple winners Bayern Munich slumped to a shock 4-1 loss at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Sunday to end their 32-match unbeaten run in all competitions stretching back to last year.
“Unfortunately, we are forced to move the match against Russia since we still have not received any word from the government —- in spite of the fact that we sent a letter already since Aug. 27,” said Hakan Sjostrand, secretary general of the Swedish Football Association.

Sweden friendly moved to Russia over virus entry restrictions

An upcoming friendly between Sweden and Russia has been moved to Moscow due to Swedish coronavirus pandemic rules, the Swedish Football Association said on Wednesday.
China on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of spreading a “political virus” at the United Nations after the US leader delivered a harsh attack on Beijing over the Covid-19 pandemic.

Donald Trump lashes China as UN warns against ‘Cold War’

US President Donald Trump angrily cast blame on China over the coronavirus pandemic in an address on Tuesday before the United Nations, whose chief warned against a new “Cold War” between the two powers.
Ayo Akinola scored his first goal of the 2020 MLS regular season as Toronto FC played to a 2-2 draw with DC United at Audi Park.

Ayo Akinola scores in Toronto FC draw at DC United

The 20-year-old American-Canadian of Nigerian descent had missed the first three games of the season's return with a hamstring injury all of which ended in victories over Canadian rivals Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps.
Premier League teams are in the race to sign Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis following his impressive performance for his club side Club Brugge.

Nigeria forward hints at imminent Brugge exit, admires Premier League

Emmanuel Dennis has dropped yet another hint that he could still make a departure from Belgian Pro League champions, Club Brugge, before the summer transfer window ends.
Luis Suarez “behaved like a rat” during a Champions League reunion with Liverpool, says John Aldridge, with the Barcelona striker’s antics at Camp Nou considered to be “not acceptable”.

Luis Suarez in Italy to take citizenship test ahead of Juventus move

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is in Perugia to undergo an Italian citizenship test ahead of completing a move to Juventus.
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is set for knee surgery today.

Barcelona confident on new deal for Germany goalkeeper

Barcelona are confident of renewing the contract of goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen with president Josep Maria Bartomeu seeing it as a priority before he departs the club next year.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Tijani Muhammad-Bande successfully served at most trying time – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Nigeria’s Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande was the miracle needed by the General Assembly to deliver on its mandate in the face of COVID-19.
The Renault Formula One team will be renamed Alpine F1 from 2021, competing in French colours to showcase the carmaker’s sportscar brand, new company CEO Luca de Meo announced on Sunday.

Renault to be renamed Alpine F1 from 2021 season

The Renault Formula One team will be renamed Alpine F1 from 2021, competing in French colours to showcase the carmaker’s sportscar brand, new company CEO Luca de Meo announced on Sunday.
Stephen Odey

Two French clubs interested in signing Stephen Odey

Former MFM striker Stephen Odey is reportedly attracting interest from two french clubs ahead of the new league season.
FIFA

FIFA warns Iran over government interference

FIFA has issued another warning to the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) over interference in its affairs, amid concern regarding the involvement of the country’s judicial authorities in a dispute between the governing body and a former coach.
Premier League has been hit by 14 new cases of coronavirus since teams returned to training, reports claim.

Premier League terminate £490 million TV deal in China

The Premier League has terminated its TV rights deal with China, its biggest overseas contract, leaving a huge hole in clubs’ finances.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has failed to select a caretaker chief due to an impasse among members who must still agree by November on a replacement for outgoing Director-General Roberto Azevedo, the Geneva-based body said on Friday.

Roberto Azevêdo resigns as WTO chief

The director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevêdo, has left his post, after seven years in charge. His departure had been announced in advance and comes a year before the end of his second tenure.
COVID-19 - Coronavirus

Global coronavirus cases surpass 25 million

Global coronavirus cases surged past 25 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as India marked a worldwide record for daily new cases in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Godfrey Oboabona put in a good shift in Dinamo Batumi’s 4-0 triumph over FC Chikhura by accounting for an assist.

Godfrey Oboabona: Dinamo Batumi can be Europa League’s surprise package

Nigeria international Godfrey Oboabona feels Dinamo Batumi can be the surprise package of this season’s Europa League.
Swiss Health Minister, Alain Berset, however, warned that the situation could get out of control.

Switzerland records highest daily increase in virus cases since April

The Swiss Office of Public Health, on Wednesday, reported 383 new cases of the coronavirus within 24 hours, the highest daily tally since the peak of the outbreak in April.

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Kidnappers seem to have set their sights on Calabar metropolis, as gunmen are reported to have abducted for ransom six people in ten days.

#EndSARS: Hoodlums loot National Assembly members’ houses

Despite the 24 hours curfew declared by the Cross River government on Friday, what began as an invasion of state-owned warehouses has degenerated into looting spree as hoodlums looted various establishments, malls, confectionery amongst others.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr Zubairu Dada, has appealed to youths to embrace peaceful dialogue in the course of their agitations against the disbanded SARS.

#EndSARS: Minister urges youths to embrace peace to foster development

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr Zubairu Dada, has appealed to youths to embrace peaceful dialogue in the course of their agitations against the disbanded SARS.

#EndSARS: Hoodlums loot virus palliatives in Plateau

A warehouse where COVID-19 palliatives were stored in the Bukuru community of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State was on Saturday looted by hoodlums.
The police have mobilised to the Gudu Market following reports of the killing of an unnamed man in the market on Thursday.

#EndSARS: Gunshots as policemen prevent hoodlums from looting Abuja market

Traders at the UTC market, Area 10, Garki, Abuja and residents of the area are currently cowering in fear as security operatives battled hoodlums attempting to loot a warehouse in the vicinity.

#EndSARS: Hoodlums attack Osun council secretariat

During the attack, the hoodlums damaged properties and set a vehicle ablaze, sources at the Oluwo of Iwoland’s palace confirmed.