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White House warns football fans to ‘think twice’ about Russia World Cup

Football fans should “think twice” about travelling to the World Cup in Russia this summer as consular services are threatened by the diplomatic crisis between Vladimir Putin and the west, a senior White House official has warned.

North Korea to send teams to next two Olympics

North Korea President Kim Jong Un is committed to sending teams to the next two Olympics, the IOC chief Thomas Bach said Saturday.

NTF Board approves technical plan for 2019 African Games, Tokyo 2020 qualifiers

The Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) on Tuesday in Abuja approved its Technical Plan prepared for the 2019 African Games and the 2020 Olympic Games Qualification Tournament.

Jurgen Klopp: Mo Salah ran like he was at the Olympics against Watford

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hailed the enthusiasm of star forward Mohamed Salah, explaining that each time he attacked Watford on Saturday was like watching an Olympic sprinter.

Governor Okorocha appoints Emmanuel Babayaro as special adviser

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has appointed former Nigeria international goalkeeper Emmanuel Babayaro as special adviser to the state government on New Economic Partnership for African Development (NEPAD).

Simi ‘slayed’, Seun ‘blazed’ even on social media at Winter Olympics

Breaking the internet may very well have been beyond them but Nigeria’s winter heroines further endeared themselves to their fans and certainly earned new ones with the level of their engagement on Social media.

Japan unveils futuristic mascots for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games set to hold in Japan had its mascots chosen and unveiled today, the Japanese authorities choosing a ‘futuristic duo’ to showcase the Asian superpower to the world.

Winter Olympics: Team Nigeria returns from Pyeonchang

Nigeria’s ambassadors to the just concluded 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeonchang, South Korea, have arrived back to the country.

D’Tigers beat Mali, claim third straight win in FIBA World Cup qualifiers

Nigeria’s D’Tigers have emerged the leaders of Group B of the first round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Africa Qualifiers after beating host nation Mali 82-59 in their third game of the series in Bamako on Sunday.

PyeongChang hands over Olympic flag to Beijing for 2022 Winter Games

The Olympic flag which fluttered over 17 days at the Olympic Stadium in PyeongChang, South Korea, was handed over to Chinese organisers on Sunday for the next Winter Games.

North Korea delegates arrive in South for Olympics closing ceremony

A delegation of high-ranking North Korean officials has entered South Korea on Sunday to attend the closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers open qualifiers with win over Uganda

Nigeria’s men’s senior basketball team D’Tigers have commenced their 2019 FIBA World Cup African qualifiers on a good note, beating Uganda 102-86 on Friday in Mali.

South Korea to pay $2.6m for North’s Olympic presence

Seoul on Wednesday approved a $2.6 million budget to cover expenses for North Koreans visiting for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, officials said, after the North’s leader praised the South’s hospitality.

IOC chief Thomas Bach to visit North Korea after Winter Games

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will visit North Korea after the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Reuters reported on Monday.

Mike Pence announces toughest US sanctions on North Korea

US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday Washington would soon unveil its “toughest sanctions ever” on North Korea, adding that the regime in Pyongyang would not be allowed to “hijack” the upcoming Olympics.

US postpones ballistic missile test until after winter olympics

The U. S. decided to postpone a scheduled test of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California because of the 2018 Winter Olympics, local media reported, citing officials.

Britain’s Muhammad Ali tests positive, gets two-year ban

British Olympic boxer Muhammad Ali has been banned for two years after testing positive for a banned steroid, the International Amateur Boxing Association said on Tuesday.

‘Extremely worried’ Olympics body threatens to expel boxing

The International Olympic Committee threatened to axe boxing from the Tokyo 2020 Games on Sunday as it opened an investigation into the sport's controversial governing body and said concerns lingered over possible match-fixing at Rio 2016.

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Itse Sagay applauds Senate’s leadership for commitment to service

Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACA), Prof. Itse Sagay, on Thursday applauded the leadership of the ninth Senate for its commitment to service of the country.
Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Senator Lawan: Senate yet to receive request from President Buhari for Ibrahim Magu’s confirmation

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday said the Senate is yet to receive any formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

Edo new police commissioner reads riot act to criminal elements

The new Commissioner of Police deployed to the Edo State Police Command, CP Lawal Tanko Jimeta, yesterday, said he would be firm in carrying out his duty in order to ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizens of the state.
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Federal government approves PPP projects worth $8 billion in eight years

Mr Chidi Izuwah, the Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has said that the Federal Government approved Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects worth eight billion dollars between 2010 and 2018.
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Federal government to review ownership of electricity distribution companies

The National Economic Council, NEC, yesterday resolved to review the status of the ownership structure of the power distribution companies in the country.