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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest suspects as explosion rocks Rivers’ church

The police in Rivers State have arrested three suspects who allegedly detonated explosives at a Pentecostal church, Christain Universal Church International, located at Mile 3, Diobu area of Port Harcourt.

Ekiti community residents beat ‘kidnapper’ to death

Some residents of Omuo Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti East Local Government area of Ekiti State, have allegedly beaten to death, a middle-aged man accused of attempting to kidnap a boy in the area.
Mike Tyson showed age has not robbed him of his power as the former heavyweight champion, in his long-awaited return to the ring, dominated Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition fight on Saturday in Los Angeles that was surprisingly ruled a draw.

Mike Tyson fights to draw with Roy Jones Jr. in exhibition

Mike Tyson showed age has not robbed him of his power as the former heavyweight champion, in his long-awaited return to the ring, dominated Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition fight on Saturday in Los Angeles that was surprisingly ruled a draw.
On-loan Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo scored and weighed in with an assist as Cardiff City thumped Luton Town 4-0 in the Championship on Saturday.

On-loan Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo stars in Cardiff rout

The Bluebirds were already 3-0 up when the wideman found the net in the 82nd minute following goals from Sean Morrison, Mark Harris and Kieffer Moore during thoroughly one-sided affair in which the hosts took a two-goal lead after nine minutes.
Taiwo Awoniyi was outstanding for Union Berlin but could not crown his impressive performance with a goal, as they were held to a 3-3 home draw against Eintracht Frankfurt in Saturday’s Bundesliga fixture.

Taiwo Awoniyi shines as Union Berlin hold Frankfurt in six-goal thriller

Taiwo Awoniyi was outstanding for Union Berlin but could not crown his impressive performance with a goal, as they were held to a 3-3 home draw against Eintracht Frankfurt in Saturday’s Bundesliga fixture.
Real Madrid are not happy with Takefusa Kubo's situation at Villarreal and they could look for a new team for him in January.

Real Madrid to offer Takefusa Kubo to Betis on loan

Real Madrid are not happy with Takefusa Kubo's situation at Villarreal and they could look for a new team for him in January. That is what 'Estadio Deportivo' has confirmed. They say that Real Madrid have offered to send the Japanese on loan to Real Betis in January.
An Ethiopian refugee who has fled the Tigray conflict, sends a message to her mother in Ethiopia through members of the International Committee of the Red Cross. ASHRAF SHAZLY - AFP

Hotline helps Ethiopians separated by conflict stay in touch

A shack covered by plastic in Sudan's Hamdayit refugee centre has become a source of smiles, sighs and tears for Ethiopian refugees, thanks to a hotline set up to trace relatives.
Red Bull’s Dutch driver Max Verstappen drives during the third practice session on the eve of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in the city of Sakhir on November 28, 2020. (Photo by HAMAD I MOHAMMED / POOL / AFP)

Max Verstappen beats Lewis Hamilton in final Bahrain practice

Max Verstappen topped the times ahead of Lewis Hamilton in Saturday morning’s third and final practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Kobe’s midfielder Andres Iniesta is marked by Guangzhou’s forward Ai Kesen (L) and midfielder Zhang Xiuwei (R) during the AFC Champions League group G football match between Japan’s Vissel Kobe and China’s Guangzhou Evergrande on November 28, 2020 at the al-Janoub Stadium in the Qatari city of Al Wakrah. (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR / AFP)

Guangzhou break jinx to put campaign back on track

Chinese giants Guangzhou Evergrande snapped a seven-game winless streak in the Asian Champions League with a 2-0 victory over Japan’s Vissel Kobe on Saturday.
Isco Alarcon's agent made it clear on 'El Larguero' that the Málaga born player's intention is not to leave the club. On the contrary, he would like to stay and play at Real Madrid.

Arsenal plan January move for Real Madrid star Isco

Arsenal are reportedly planning a move for Real Madrid midfield star Isco in the January transfer window.
As a result of absentees and rotations, Barcelona faced Dynamo Kiev with a makeshift 11 which ended up getting the job done. 'Sport' says that Carles Alena and Oscar Mingueza surprised a Ronald Koeman who is determined to keep playing them.

Ronald Koeman pleased by Carles Alena, Oscar Mingueza

As a result of absentees and rotations, Barcelona faced Dynamo Kiev with a makeshift 11 which ended up getting the job done. 'Sport' says that Carles Alena and Oscar Mingueza surprised a Ronald Koeman who is determined to keep playing them.
Thomas Tuchel says he understands criticism of Paris Saint-Germain but dismissed its credibility when coming from fans and journalists watching from a sofa.

Thomas Tuchel defends outburst following Champions League win

Thomas Tuchel says he "understands" criticism of Paris Saint-Germain but dismissed its credibility when coming from fans and journalists watching from a "sofa".
Nigeria forward, Peter Olayinka scored his second goal in this season’s Europa League as Slavia Prague recorded an impressive 3-1 away victory OGC Nice.

Super Eagles star inspires Slavia Prague win over OGC Nice

Nigeria forward Peter Olayinka scored his second goal in this season’s Europa League as Slavia Prague recorded an impressive 3-1 away victory OGC Nice.
Tottenham striker Dane Scarlett has become the youngest player to feature for the club after appearing in victory over Europa League opponents Ludogorets.

Jose Mourinho makes Dane Scarlett youngest ever Spurs debutant

Tottenham striker Dane Scarlett has become the youngest player to feature for the club after appearing in victory over Europa League opponents Ludogorets.
Frank Lampard has set his sights on capping an impressive first season as Chelsea manager by leading the Blues to FA Cup glory against Arsenal on Saturday.

Chelsea boss gives update on Christian Pulisic’s injury ahead of London derby

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has given an update on Christian Pulisic’s injury ahead of the London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Olivier Giroud has to be considered “one of the best foreign imports” that the Premier League has ever seen says Tony Cascarino, with Chelsea urged to continue finding a role for the Frenchman.

Tony Cascarino: Olivier Giroud one of the Premier League’s best imports

Olivier Giroud has to be considered “one of the best foreign imports” that the Premier League has ever seen says Tony Cascarino, with Chelsea urged to continue finding a role for the Frenchman.
Wall Street's main indexes opened lower on Friday as rising infections overshadow positive vaccine news [Shannon Stapleton-Reuters]

Stocks push higher on vaccine hopes but gains lose steam

Asian shares extended this month’s stellar gains as market euphoria over COVID-19 vaccines and expectations that US President-elect Joe Biden’s administration would deliver more economic stimulus overrode weak US economic data.
Manchester City’s Spanish coach Josep Guardiola gestures during the UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Olympiakos and Manchester City, on November 25, 2020 at Georgios-Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus, near Athens. AFP

Manchester City ease into Champions League last 16

Manchester City booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League but there were more concerns for Pep Guardiola over his side’s lack of ruthlessness in a 1-0 win at Olympiakos on Wednesday.

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US biotech firm Moderna on Monday announced its experimental vaccine against Covid-19 was almost 95 percent effective, marking a second major breakthrough in the quest to end the pandemic.

UK secures two million more doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine

The new deal came a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson named Nadhim Zahawi, a junior business minister, to be minister responsible for the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines.
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House of Reps panel seeks prosecution of NDDC IMC, contractors over N81.5 billion infractions

The House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), is seeking to have the Interim Management Committee (IMC), of the Commission and a number of contractors investigated and prosecuted by anti graft agencies should they fail to account for N81.5bn suspicious spending from January to May, 2020.
Defeated presidential candidates have congratulated Roch Marc Christian Kabore who secured a second term of office.

Allies of Burkina Faso’s president retain control of parliament

The ruling coalition of Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore, who was re-elected to a second term last week, has retained its majority in parliament, the electoral commission said on Sunday.
A member of the Amhara Special Forces looks on as he holds his rifle at the 5th Battalion of the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Army in Dansha, Ethiopia. EDUARDO SOTERAS - AFP

Ethiopia says military operation in Tigray region is over, hunt for Tigray leaders begins

The police late on Saturday issued arrest warrants for 17 more military officers charged with crimes in connection with the conflict that include treason and embezzlement of public properties, state-affiliated Fana TV reported. They add to the 117 warrants issued for senior military officers it says are connected to TPLF since the conflict broke out.
Worshippers attend a mass at Saint-Francois-Xavier church, as French churches reopen for religious gatherings after the government has reversed its ban, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Paris, France, May 24, 2020. REUTERS

France must review coronavirus crowd limits on church attendance

France’s State Council, the country’s highest court, on Sunday ordered the government to review a law limiting the number of people in churches during religious services to 30.