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Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga, Folorunsho Alakija rank among richest blacks

Of the 13 Black billionaires on the 2019 Forbes’ list of the World’s Billionaires, four of them are Nigerians.
Israel Adesnaya defeated Anderson Silva at UFC 234. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC: Israel Adesanya beats Anderson Silva at UFC 234 to win title shot

Nigerian Boxer Israel Adesanya is the No.1 contender for the UFC’s middleweight title after beating Anderson Silva on Sunday morning.
Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo prepares to throw the ball in during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Lazio on August 25, 2018 at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. - AFP PHOTO - Filippo MONTEFORTE

Embattled Cristiano Ronaldo prepares to play for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to play for Juventus against Udinese on Saturday, despite rape claims made against him, although his coach Massimiliano Allegri admits he may be tempted to rest the embattled star.
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Nike ‘deeply concerned’ by Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegations

American sporting goods giant Nike said Thursday the company was “deeply concerned” by rape allegations surrounding star client Cristiano Ronaldo.
US First Lady Melania Trump - AFP PHOTO - MANDEL NGAN

Melania Trump praises LeBron James after president’s insult

After Donald Trump sniped back at LeBron James' suggestion that he fuels American racial divides, support has flooded in for the NBA great -- including from the US president's own wife, Melania.
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 08: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks to the media after being defeated by the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 108-85 to win the 2018 NBA Finals. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

LeBron James to join NBA Lakers in four-year, $154 million deal

LeBron James is to join the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-year $154 million deal, his agents said Sunday, ending months of frenzied speculation about the NBA superstar’s next career move.

LeBron James leads longshot Cavs against Warriors in NBA Finals

LeBron James will attempt the most amazing achievement of his historic career by leading the twice-rebuilt Cleveland Cavaliers against heavily fancied defending champion Golden State in the 72nd NBA Finals.

Rapper Diddy wants to buy football team

With racial tensions casting a pall over American football, rap mogul Diddy wants to buy the Carolina Panthers and become the first African American owner of an NFL team.

Usain Bolt and the end of an era

There is, perhaps, no other athlete that has so much caught the attention of the whole world in contemporary time as Usain Bolt of Jamaica. It is not just about his talent. Neither is it about his imposing frame. Bolt brings something extra to his trade that makes fans enjoy watching him.

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Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been charged to be alert, courageous and more decisive in the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in North East Nigeria. Twitter-HQNigerianArmy

Sokoto rerun: We’re ready for troublemakers – Nigerian Army

The General Officer Commanding of the 8 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Hakeem Oladapo Otiki, has warned that his men are ready to deal with any troublemaker during the forthcoming rerun elections in the state.
Enugu State Governor and Governor-Elect, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (left) with the new Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Mr. Suleiman Balarabe, when the latter paid a courtesy visit to the Government House, Enugu, yesterday.

Enugu CP assures Governor Ugwuanyi of fishing out killers Catholic priest

The new Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Mr. Suleiman Balarabe, has assured Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi that his Command is “doing everything possible to fish out the perpetrators” behind the killing of a Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Clement Ugwu, and the Secretary to the Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area, Dr. Nnamdi Ogueche.

Official: Anambra government to implement new minimum wage

The Anambra Head of Service, Mr Harry Udu, has reaffirmed the state government’s commitment towards implementing the new minimum wage as promised.

Student electrocuted during rainstorm in Enugu

The Nsukka Catholic Diocese has confirmed the death of a student, allegedly electrocuted on Thursday night at the Queen of Rosary Secondary School, Nsukka, Enugu state.
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Rivers elections: Appeal Court affirms Dumo Lulu-Briggs as Accord Party governorship candidate

The Court of Appeal sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, has affirmed Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs as the Rivers State governorship candidate of the Accord Party in 2019 general elections.