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Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina hospitalised after head injury

Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina was taken to hospital on Sunday after collapsing unconscious on the pitch following a knock to the head earlier in a Serie A game against Udinese.

NGO donates N574 million equipment to Madonna hospital

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), called Nigerian Association for Young Adults (NAYA), in collaboration with the International Hope Canada (IHC), on Sunday, formally handed over hospital equipment, worth over N574 million, to Madonna Hospital, Umuahia.
Sep 7, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain faces Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in a men's semi-final match on day twelve of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY SPORTS

Thigh strain forces Rafael Nadal out of Brisbane tournament

Rafael Nadal on Wednesday withdrew from the season-opening Brisbane International after an MRI revealed a slight strain of his left thigh.
LeBron James hobbled off the court after sustaining a groin injury during the third quarter on Tuesday.CreditCreditKyle Terada-USA Today Sports, via Reuters

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James taking time to heal after injury

The Los Angeles Lakers had to get used to life without LeBron James as they faced the Sacramento Kings on Thursday.
LeBron James hobbled off the court after sustaining a groin injury during the third quarter on Tuesday.CreditCreditKyle Terada-USA Today Sports, via Reuters

LeBron James injured in Lakers rout of champions Warriors

LeBron James left with a groin injury but the Los Angeles Lakers regrouped for a 127-101 blowout win over two-time defending champion Golden State that snapped an 11-game losing streak on the Warriors’ home court.
Simona Halep (R) of Romania gets medical treatment as she plays against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their women's singles third round match of the WTA Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan on September 25, 2018. NICOLAS ASFOURI - AFP

Simona Halep sidelined indefinitely with back injury

Women’s world number one Simona Halep, who retired during her first-round match in Beijing over the weekend, said on Tuesday she has a herniated disc.
Golden Eaglets

Fans hail Golden Eaglets, want MRI scan issue resolved

The Ebonyi Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Charles Akpuenika, and other soccer fans have congratulated the Golden Eaglets for winning the 2018 WAFU Zone B U-17 AFCON in Niger Republic on Saturday.
Manu Garba – Nigeria U17 coach

U17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets skipper, defender fail age test in Niger

Officials have said that Golden Eaglets skipper and a right fullback failed the MRI age test in Niger Republic, while Group B foes Benin have been disqualified from the zonal U17 AFCON championship after 10 of their players failed.

John Obuh urges Manu Garba to revert to option ‘B’ after 15 Eaglets fail...

Former Golden Eaglets coach John Obuh has urged Manu Garba to now go with his second plan after as many as 15 players failed a mandatory age test ahead of next month’s U17 AFCON qualifiers in Niger.
Manu Garba – Nigeria U17 coach

Golden Eaglets begin MRI age scan with 40 players

The U17s today in Abuja begun the severally delayed MRI scan to determine if they fall within the eligible age, but it could well be tough going as only 40 players will be tested, according to a report.
Manu Garba – Nigeria U17 coach

Cash released for Golden Eaglets MRI tests

Cash has been released for the mandatory MRI scan to be conducted for the country’s U17s and the age tests will now be carried out this weekend.

Governor Okowa offers N2.5 million lifeline for Delta co-joined twins

Succour has come the way of the parents of the Siamese twins delivered last month at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH), Oghara, following the presentation of a cheque of N2.5 million by the state government.

Serena Williams faces Wimbledon fight as Paris party falls flat

Serena Williams admits her dream of an eighth Wimbledon title could either be saved or shattered in a Paris doctor's office this week.

Serena Williams withdraws from French Open due to muscle injury

Serena Williams caused a major disappointment at the French Open yesterday when she announced that she was withdrawing from her much-anticipated match against Maria Sharapova with injury.

Emeka Anyaoku: Over 4,765 Nigerian doctors working in UK

Former Secretary-General to the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, yesterday said that over 4,765 Nigerian doctors are currently working in the United Kingdom, UK, and constitute 1.7 per cent of the total of the UK medical workforce.

Senate wants state of emergency in health sector

Senate yesterday said it was disturbed by the decay of infrastructure in the public healthcare institutions in the country and urged the federal government to declare state of emergency in the health sector.

Kogi completes modern diagnostic, imaging centre

The Kogi State Government says its N2 billion newly built advanced medical diagnostic and imaging centre in Lokoja will commence operation before end of April.

NAF trains personnel on newly acquired high-tech medical equipment

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), says it has trained some selected medical personnel on “hands-on application” and upgrading of its newly acquired High-Tech Medical Equipment.

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Trading resumed on the nation’s bourse on Tuesday still on a negative trend, declining marginally by 0.01 per cent in a cautious trading.

Lagos taskforce suspends paramilitary officer for corruption

Lagos State Task Force on Tuesday said it has suspended a paramilitary officer of the Agency, by name Mr Ikuburuju Alex popularly called ‘Iku,’ for extorting money from an arrested traffic offender in Ikorodu, following complaints against the officer on the social media and subsequent investigation of the accused staff.