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A researcher holds a test tube rack containing cells to be infected with Covid-19 during coronavirus vaccine research work. Adrienne Surprenant-Bloomberg

Brazil to become testing ground for coronavirus vaccine

Brazil may be struggling in its battle against the coronavirus, but it is on the cutting edge of vaccine development with large-scale trials and the production of millions of doses on the horizon.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has said that $15.3million, which is part of the money Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka Woodberry stole, was stashed away in a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet.

How FBI tracked Hushuppi’s ally Woodberry via WhatsApp, iPhone

Olalekan Jacob Ponle, popularly known as Woodberry, was nabbed through details accessed from his WhatsApp, iPhone and Bitcoin transactions, court documents reveal.
Jair Bolsonaro. Andre Coelho-Bloomberg

Brazil’s president tests positive for coronavirus

Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, has tested positive for the coronavirus after months of downplaying the dangers of the disease, as the United States begins its withdrawal from the World Health Organization despite logging a record number of new infections.
United States Deputy Secretary of State, Stephen Biegun, on Wednesday rejected reports that he was seeking to meet North Korean officials during a visit to South Korea this week but reiterated that Washington is open to resuming talks.

US envoy plays down expectations for North Korea meet, but ready to talk

United States Deputy Secretary of State, Stephen Biegun, on Wednesday rejected reports that he was seeking to meet North Korean officials during a visit to South Korea this week but reiterated that Washington is open to resuming talks.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, stated this on her Twitter handle on Thursday.

NANTS: 600 Nigerian shops in Ghana re-opened

Over six hundred shops belonging to Nigerian traders in Ghana had been re-opened to business by the Ghanaian government said the President, National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS), Dr Ken Ukaoha.
Ryan Sessegnon could be sent out on loan next season after failing to force his way into Tottenham’s starting XI under José Mourinho.

Ryan Sessegnon to leave Tottenham on loan after a lack of minutes

Ryan Sessegnon could be sent out on loan next season after failing to force his way into Tottenham’s starting XI under José Mourinho.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced a “phased reopening” of the country, with the resumption of international flights from August 1 as well as the lifting of internal travel restrictions.

Schools in Kenya to remain closed until 2021

Kenya on Tuesday declared that its school year was considered lost because of the coronavirus pandemic, and primary and secondary pupils would return to class next January.
Belgian club KV Oostende has announced the exit of Super Eagles striker, Joseph Akpala, from the Club.

Belgian club release Nigerian striker Joseph Akpala

“Striker Joseph Akpala is not offered a new contract and is therefore again a free player. We thank ‘Joske’ for his boundless effort and excellent mentality and wish him every success in the further course of his career,” Oostende stated.

EFCC chief ‘detained’ after presidential panel interrogation over alleged graft

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, was taken into custody Monday night after interrogation by the Presidential Panel investigating his tenure as head of the agency.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Kogi guber: Why Musa Wada will defeat Bello at Supreme Court – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed confidence that its candidate in the Kogi state governorship election, Engineer Musa Wada, will be declared the winner of the November 16 poll at the Supreme Court
Jose Mourinho has omitted Manchester United from his list of candidates for a top-four Premier League finish, while including Sheffield United and Wolves in the final running.

Jose Mourinho: Tottenham are building for ‘five years time’ as he encourages fan ‘realism’

Jose Mourinho says that Tottenham are building for "five years' time" and that fan "realism" will be needed as they negotiate their way through a transition period.
Mrs Florence Ajimobi

Senator Ajimobi’s wife will observe 130 days as widow – Islamic cleric

As the eighth-day Fidau prayer for former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State was held in Ibadan yesterday, an Islamic Cleric, Sheik Muideen Ajani Bello, has said the widow of the deceased, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, will have to observe the mandatory 130 days in widowhood.

Governor Bello: Judiciary remains last hope of common man

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has described the judiciary as the last hope of the common man.

Kogi guber: PDP heads for Supreme Court

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the Appeal Court judgement on the Kogi governorship election delivered on Saturday as a travesty of justice.

Appeal Court upholds Yahaya Bello’s election as Kogi governor

An Appeal Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has upheld the election of Yahaya Bello as Kogi State Governor.
Jose Mourinho believes his Tottenham Hotspur side must adapt quickly to the “new reality” of playing matches without any fans when they resume their Premier League campaign against Manchester United on June 19.

Jose Mourinho: Missing out on top six not the end of the world for...

Jose Mourinho claims that missing out on the top six “is not the end of the world” for Tottenham, with the Portuguese eager to open a “new world” of his own in north London.
Bayern Munich interim coach Hansi Flick is seen during a virtual press conference ahead of the final REUTERS-Annegret Hilse

Bayern wary of Leverkusen’s speed ahead of German Cup final – coach

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick says he is wary of how devastating Bayer Leverkusen can be on the counter-attack but that his team was well-prepared to handle their opponents in Saturday’s German Cup final.
Jose Mourinho gives instructions to Ben Davies, Davinson Sanchez, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane

Jose Mourinho: Referees are now in the office, not pitch

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho on Thursday questioned the point of having referees on the pitch, saying VAR was bad for the game.

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Tottenham have been linked with the Atalanta full-back Timothy Castagne this summer.

Timothy Castagne set to hold transfer talks with Jose Mourinho

As per Le10 Sport, the player is set to hold transfer talks with Jose Mourinho before deciding on his future. The player has been linked with Leicester City and Paris Saint-Germain as well and he will speak to their managers as well.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Northern education commissioners back federal government on reopening of schools

The commissioners made this known in a communique issued in Kaduna on Saturday, after a virtual meeting to consider school reopening and other issues to strengthen the education sector.

Kogi reassures on security of lives and properties

Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, gave the assurance in a statement on the recent killings by unknown gunmen in the state.
Kelechi Iheanacho has refused to fault the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for disallowing his goal against Norwich in last night’s premier league encounter.

Brendan Rodgers: Kelechi Iheanacho can shoot himself out of Jamie Vardy’s shadow

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers believes Kelechi Iheanacho has the potential to replace Jamie Vardy as the Foxes’ main striker.
Inter have demanded €90 million plus Arturo Vidal on a permanent basis as well as Antoine Griezmann on loan from Barcelona, in return for Lautaro Martinez according to a report aired moments ago by Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset.

Barcelona agree personal terms for Inter striker as transfer faces another hurdle

Barcelona have agreed personal terms to sign Inter striker Lautaro Martinez but could only fund a transfer by selling Philippe Coutinho.