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President Donald Trump painted a grim picture of life in the United States if his rival, Joe Biden, were to win the November presidential election, promising that there would be insecurity economic decline, and an end to basic rights.

Donald Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE peace ceremony

US President Donald Trump will host a ceremony Tuesday where Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates normalize relations with Israel, redrawing the Middle East’s diplomatic map – and boosting the Republican’s reelection hopes.
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 moves higher as storm threatens United States Gulf Coast

Oil prices rose on Monday as a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico prompted drillers to evacuate rigs and shut-in production.
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.

How Ken Saro-Wiwa sabotaged Aburi Accord – IPOB founder

Mr. Emeka Emekesiri, the man that “founded and nurtured Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, before it was hijacked,” has said some stakeholders in the South-South led by late rights activist and author, Ken Saro-Wiwa, sabotaged the Aburi Accord.
Coronavirus — Britain is to start trials to see whether plasma collected from donors who have recovered from COVID-19 could be an effective treatment for patients who are severely unwell with the disease.

Egypt tries plasma treatment to fight pandemic

Mohamed Fathi, an Egyptian man who has recovered from Covid-19, winced as he watched tubes running down his arm to donate blood plasma, but insisted: "if I can help just one person, that's a very good thing".
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75 frontline health workers contract virus in Katsina

More than 75 frontline line health workers including Doctors, Nurses, and others have tested positive of the Coronavirus, with the majority of them asymptomatic.
Germany’s Coach Joachim Loew answers journalists’ questions before the UEFA Nations League football match between Germany and Spain in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on September 3, 2020. (Photo by Thomas KIENZLE - AFP)

Loew fumes at ‘insane’ fixture jam for Germany stars

Germany head coach Joachim Loew has spoken out against the “insane” fixture list his stars face this season on top of his German team playing eight internationals in a dense schedule until the end of November.
Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA steps in to run Venezuelan football after death of acting president

FIFA has appointed a Normalisation Committee to run the Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF) following the death of Acting President Jesús Berardinelli last month.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Oil marketers debunk NNPC’s N5.35 billion petrol subsidy payment claim

Oil marketers have denied receiving petrol subsidy payments in June 2020 as disclosed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in its latest operations report.
Serie A will remain suspended until at least June 14, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has confirmed.

Serie A confirms September 19 as the league kick-off date

2020-21 Serie A fixture list will be drawn up tomorrow, with the season running from September 19 to May 23, six-midweek rounds, and no Christmas break.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police parade ‘killers’ of 100 level UNIBEN student

The police Wednesday evening paraded six persons believed to have been involved in the killing of 100 level University of Benin Student, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB blacklists five Nigerian firms over diversion, others

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has debarred five Nigerian firms for diverting funds to other uses, among others.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: Like polio, we can defeat coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism that African countries can defeat the coronavirus pandemic, in the same manner, it eradicated the Wild Polio Virus on the continent.
Legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt tested positive for coronavirus, according to reports.

Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt contracts coronavirus

Legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt tested positive for coronavirus, according to reports.

Austin Eguavoen urges Genort Rohr to start planning for Afcon qualifiers immediately

Former Super Eagles captain Austin Eguavoen has advised Coach Genort Rohr to commence planning immediately after CAF has released the dates for AFCON and World Cup qualifiers.
President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad

CAF announces new dates for AFCON 2021, 2022 World Cup qualifiers

The qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations are set to resume in November while those of the next stage for the 2022 World Cup will begin in May 2021, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Wednesday.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

English Premier League announce 2020-21 fixtures

Manchester City and Manchester United are not expected to be involved in the first weekend of action as they were guaranteed 30 days of rest following the end of their European campaigns.
John Obi Mikel is back in England as he has officially penned a deal with Stoke City ahead of the 2020-21 season

Mikel Obi: Stoke City belongs to the Premier League

Mikel returned to English football after signing a one year contract with the Michael O’Neil led Potters ahead of the coming season.

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Wales attacker Gareth Bale said on Wednesday that he had donated £500,000 ($615,000) to the hospital where he was born to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Dimitar Berbatov: Tottenham will have ‘best attack in Premier League’ with Gareth Bale

Dimitar Berbatov believes the addition of Gareth Bale will give Tottenham “the strongest attack in the Premier League”, one which rivals champions Liverpool.

Edo election: Police holding our governors hostage – PDP

Less than 24 hours to Edo state governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday cried out that its governors are being held hostage by police in the state.
As candidates jostle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organisaion, WTO, Female Parliamentary in Nigeria, Friday, threw weight behind former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to occupy the number one position of the organization.

Former Nigerian minister makes shortlist for WTO top job

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has scaled yet another hurdle in the race for the job of Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Imo governor requests for re-accreditation of nursing schools

Governor Hope Uzodinma has appealed to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria to consider the re-accreditation and re-opening of Nursing and Midwifery schools in Imo state.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

Edo election: Voters looking for ‘vote buyers’ – CDD

The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) has warned against vote buying and dissemination of fake news during Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.