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Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, winner of two Grand Slams and former world’s number 1 said she has never felt happier on court than she does now.

Victoria Azarenka says she now feels the joy of tennis

Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, winner of two Grand Slams and former world’s number 1 said she has never felt happier on court than she does now.
India's Sumit Nagal in action against Croatia's Marin Cilic. REUTERS-Antonio Bronic

Underdog Nagal looking forward to Thiem test at US Open

Sumit Nagal does not expect to dominate Austrian Dominic Thiem like his near namesake and idol Rafa Nadal when they meet in the U.S. Open second round on Thursday, but the 23-year-old Indian is relishing the challenge on the biggest stage.
Tennis star Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the Western and Southern Open tournament in protest over Jacob Blake's shooting.

Naomi Osaka keen to spread awareness about racial injustice

Japan’s Naomi Osaka says she wants to spread awareness about racial injustice after the former U.S. Open Champion, walked onto court with a mask bearing the name of Breonna Taylor on Monday.
Coco Gauff at the Peoples Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California, U.S., on November 10, 2019. REUTERS-Monica Almeida

Coco Gauff’s game is ‘best it’s ever been’ ahead of U.S. Open

Sixteen-year-old Coco Gauff said her game is the “best it’s ever been,” as she aims to build on her Grand Slam success as the U.S. Open kicks off on Monday.

Former French Open champion opts out of US Open

Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko is the latest player to withdraw from the United States Open, organisers of the tennis Grand Slam confirmed on Monday.
Australia's Ashleigh Barty in action during her semi final match against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova. REUTERS-Ibraheem Al Omari

World number one Ashleigh Barty to skip US Open over coronavirus concerns

World number one Ash Barty will skip the U.S. Open and the tournament preceding it in New York due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
Romania's Simona Halep poses with a trophy as she celebrates after winning the final against Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina. REUTERS-Satish Kumar Subramani

Simona Halep withdraws from Palermo Open

World number two Simona Halep has withdrawn from next month’s Palermo Ladies Open following Italy’s decision to impose a mandatory quarantine for people coming from Romania and Bulgaria amid the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said on Sunday.
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is set to commence a comprehensive audit and survey of downstream oil and gas logistic facilities, with a view to identifying the infrastructure gap in the sector

PPPRA accused of secrecy in indices guiding petroleum pump price

The Women in Energy Network (WIEN) has accused the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) of secrecy in the computation of the indices guiding pump prices of petroleum products.

Nigeria declares 7 council areas in Katsina, Benue open-defecation-free

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources has declared seven local government areas in Katsina and Benue states Open-Defecation-Free (ODF), having met the requirement slated in the ODF protocol for hygiene promotion.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that there are 3,000 samples collected and awaiting testing.

Lagos lists conditions to reopen businesses, worship centres

Lagos State Governor has announced measure to be taken o open more businesses and other sectors of our economy.
A logo is seen at the entrance to the International Tennis Federation headquarters in London, Britain January 18, 2016. REUTERS-Toby Melville-File Photo

ATP, WTA and ITF extend suspensions due to coronavirus pandemic

The ATP Tour and International Tennis Federation (ITF) have extended their suspensions of professional tennis until July 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they said on Friday.

UK: China has questions to answer over coronavirus outbreak

Britain said on Monday that China had questions to answer over the information it shared about the novel coronavirus outbreak, but refused to comment on reports that a U.S.-led intelligence consortium had accused Beijing of a cover-up.
The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has lambasted Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, for demanding compensation from China over the Coronavirus pandemic.

China hit back at Oby Ezekwesili over ‘senseless, irresponsible’ demand for compensation

The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has lambasted Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, for demanding compensation from China over the Coronavirus pandemic.
No fewer than 680 repatriated Almajiri have been screened by the Jigawa State Government in collaboration with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) through an approved private laboratory for the testing and management of the Islamic pupils before onward handing to their parents.

Jigawa screens over 680 repatriated Almajiri for coronavirus

No fewer than 680 repatriated Almajiri have been screened by the Jigawa State Government in collaboration with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) through an approved private laboratory for the testing and management of the Islamic pupils before onward handing to their parents.
Enyimba will begin their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title defence, with a home fixture against Nasarawa United.

LMC, NPFL clubs meet online, ponder season ending options

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Clubs Thursday evening met through digital video conferencing with the leadership of the League Management Company (LMC) during which varying options to concluding the suspended 2019/20 season were deliberated on.
It is unthinkable Wimbledon can go ahead while the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, said the German Tennis Federation vice-president, Dirk Hordorff. Andrew Redington-Getty Images

Wimbledon will be cancelled – German official

Wimbledon organisers will announce the cancellation of the grasscourt Grand Slam this week due to the coronavirus pandemic, German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff has told Sky Sports.
Naomi Osaka of Japan poses with the championship trophy at the Top of the Rock Observatory the day after winning the Women's Singles finals match against Serena Williams at the 2018 U.S. Open in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs/File Photo

Naomi Osaka: We’ll be stronger than ever in 2021

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka, the poster girl of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, took to social media on Saturday to show her support for the decision to postpone the Games until next year

First Bank closes physical branches

First Bank of Nigeria on Friday announced the closure of its physical branches in the light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the resultant lockdown in different states of the federation.

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