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UEFA were forced into an embarrassing about-turn Friday after they mistakenly tweeted that Euro 2020 would keep its original title despite being pushed back to 2021 as a result of the coronavirus.

UEFA planning for unchanged Champions League and Euros despite coronavirus

UEFA is not planning any imminent changes to the format for the upcoming Champions League knockout stages or to its plans to hold the delayed Euro 2020 this year despite ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and other sporting events being cancelled.
Mauricio Pochettino's passion and pedigree as a former Paris Saint-Germain player are likely to endear the Argentine coach to the club's supporters -- though dealing with the demanding Qatari owners could prove trickier.

Pochettino’s passion should endear new coach to PSG fans

Mauricio Pochettino's passion and pedigree as a former Paris Saint-Germain player are likely to endear the Argentine coach to the club's supporters -- though dealing with the demanding Qatari owners could prove trickier.
Pharmacist Susanne Wohlgemuth prepares Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations at the Haus an der Linde nursing home in Lichtentanne, Saxony, Germany December 27, 2020, the day when the country starts its vaccination programme. Hendrik Schmidt/Pool via Reuters

Europe rolls out ‘new weapon’ vaccines in bid to slay coronavirus

Europe launched a mass COVID-19 vaccination drive on Sunday with pensioners and medics lining up to get the first shots to see off a pandemic that has crippled economies and claimed more than 1.7 million lives worldwide.
FILE PHOTO: Healthcare worker Adrienne Kertesz, receives the first injection nationwide, with a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Del-Pest Central Hospital as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Budapest, Hungary, December 26, 2020. Szilard Koszticsak/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Europe rolls out vaccines to fight pandemic

Europe launched a massive COVID-19 vaccination drive on Sunday with pensioners and medics lining up to get the first shots to see off a pandemic that has crippled economies and claimed more than 1.7 million lives worldwide.
FILE PHOTO - Hungarian soldiers carry the first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines at the Del-Pest Central Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, December 26, 2020. Szilard Koszticsak-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

Europe prepares to launch coronavirus vaccinations

Hungary stole a march on its fellow EU nations as it began vaccinating its people against COVID-19 on Saturday, a day ahead of rollouts in several other countries including France, Germany and Spain as the pandemic surges across the continent.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has congratulated Nigerian- born British Heavyweight World champion, Anthony Joshua on his victory over Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev on Saturday night in London.

2020: Twenty memorable sports moments

British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, knocked out Bulgarian boxer, Kubrat Pulev, in the ninth round of their world title bout at the SSE Arena, Wembley, to retain his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles.
Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa has tested negative for the coronavirus but will stay in self-isolation, his office said on Thursday (Dec 17), a day after he met French President Emmanuel Macron, who is infected.

Portugal’s premier to self-isolate over Christmas after lunch with French president

Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa will self-isolate for 14 days, spending Christmas at his official residence, after meeting earlier this week with French President Emmanuel Macron, who is infected with coronavirus.
Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo is available to face Andorra in a friendly later this week despite suffering an ankle injury in the weekend’s draw at Lazio, Portugal coach Fernando Santos said on Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘ready’ for Andorra friendly after Lazio injury scare

Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo is available to face Andorra in a friendly later this week despite suffering an ankle injury in the weekend’s draw at Lazio, Portugal coach Fernando Santos said on Tuesday.
Major Chinese stock indices on Friday ended mixed, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.05 per cent, at 3,083.79 points.

Asia Pacific stocks rise as investors await US election results

Shares in Asia Pacific rose modestly on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden were locked in a fierce battle for the White House.
Mohamed Salah should be the man to make way at Liverpool if there is any chance of the Reds luring Kylian Mbappe away from Paris Saint-Germain, says Charlie Adam.

Kylian Mbappe to miss RB Leipzig clash

Paris Saint-Germain announced on Tuesday that Kylian Mbappe has suffered a hamstring injury and will miss their Champions League game at RB Leipzig.
Foreign ministers of Qatar and Australia have spoken for the first time since the controversy over the forced physical examination of female passengers at Doha airport.

Qatar renews apology over Doha airport incident

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
Walmart Inc removed firearms and ammunition from U.S. store floors this week to protect customers and employees as tensions across the country have been rising, the world's largest retailer said on Thursday.

Walmart pulls firearms, ammunition from US store floors as civil unrest flares

Walmart Inc removed firearms and ammunition from U.S. store floors this week to protect customers and employees as tensions across the country have been rising, the world's largest retailer said on Thursday.
Bernardo Silva has conceded that Manchester City's latest title defence has been a huge disappointment, but he still believes there is plenty for the English champions to play for between now and June.

Jorge Jesus: Bernardo Silva an ‘ungrateful man’

Benfica coach Jorge Jesus has labelled Bernardo Silva "ungrateful" after the Manchester City winger said the Portuguese giants are in need of a new president.
luis suarez

Barça board members could resign after Luis Suarez’s departure – report

According to Onda Cero, Barcelona wants to hold a proper farewell ceremony to thank Luis Suárez for his services at the club. Suarez, Barça, and Atletico Madrid all reached an agreement regarding the player’s transfer.
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
Serge Gnabry hit a hat-trick as holders Bayern Munich romped to an historic 8-0 rout of Schalke on Friday in the opening game of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season behind closed doors.

Bayern thrash Schalke 8-0 in Bundesliga opener

Serge Gnabry hit a hat-trick as holders Bayern Munich romped to an historic 8-0 rout of Schalke on Friday in the opening game of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season behind closed doors.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 1

Kaduna to hold maiden international marathon race

Kaduna State Government has unveiled plans to organise the maiden edition of its international marathon race in November this year.
Neymar has declared himself to be “super happy” after testing negative for Covid-19 and returning to training at Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar back in PSG squad for Marseille game after virus battle

Brazilian star Neymar is back in the Paris Saint-Germain squad for Sunday’s Ligue 1 match against arch-rivals Marseille after serving a Covid-19 quarantine, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed.

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Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

Nigerian government to sell public assets to fund 2021 budget – minister

The federal government is currently under tremendous pressure to pool funds to augment the 2021 budget shortfall of N5.2 trillion.
Golden Eaglets Coach Fatai Amoo says his team deserved to qualify for the 2020 U17 WAFU B semi-final in Lome.

WAFU B tourney: Golden Eaglets pip Burkina Faso 1-0, secure final ticket

The Golden Eaglets booked a place in the final of the WAFU B tournament in Togo following a hard-fought 1-0 win against Burkina Faso in their semi-final clash at the Stade De Kegue, Lome on Friday.
Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has told Real Madrid he’s willing to wait for Zinedine Zidane to leave the job.

PSG boss tests positive for coronavirus

"Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino is confirmed positive in the Sars-Cov2 PCR test," a statement from PSG read.
Heirs Holdings, in partnership with Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, on Friday announced the “unconditional acquisition” of a 45 percent participating interest in OML 17 through TNOG Oil and Gas Limited, their associated company.

TNOG acquires 45% of OML 17 from Shell, Total, ENI

Heirs Holdings, in partnership with Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, on Friday announced the “unconditional acquisition” of a 45 percent participating interest in OML 17 through TNOG Oil and Gas Limited, their associated company.
Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo has warned parents against allowing their wards to patronize private tutorial centres during the period of schools closure.

Lagos approves schools reopening on January 18

The Lagos State Government has again announced that all public and private schools below tertiary level in the state should resume on Monday, January 18, 2021.