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LCCI: Border closure will affect Lagos trade fair

Organisers of the annual Lagos International Trade Fair, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), have said the land border closure with Nigeria’s neighbours will likely affect the 10-day event.
Organisers of the 2019 Nigeria Ladies Golf Open Championship, scheduled for the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja, have begun activities aimed at a successful hosting of the event.

Preparations underway for 2019 Nigeria Ladies Golf Championship

Organisers of the 2019 Nigeria Ladies Golf Open Championship, scheduled for the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja, have begun activities aimed at a successful hosting of the event.
The Nigeria Football Federation has hinted it wants to follow up the international friendly, arranged for the Super Eagles, against Five-time World Champions, Brazil, with another grade A friendly with an African team.

Fans to watch Nigeria vs Brazil friendly for $29, $299

Organisers have pegged the gate fees for the international friendly between Nigeria and Brazil at $29 and $299 which is billed for October 13 in Singapore.
Doha, Qatar - Kenya's Ruth Chepngetich has bagged the first gold medal of the 2019 World Athletics Championships as the midnight marathon staged an uncomfortable debut in Qatar's capital.

Challenging debut for midnight marathon in Doha heat, humidity

Kenya's Ruth Chepngetich has bagged the first gold medal of the 2019 World Athletics Championships as the midnight marathon staged an uncomfortable debut in Qatar's capital.

Australia’s biggest celebration of spring starts in Canberra

A pleasant 21 degrees centigrade with sunshine and no clouds marked the opening of the 2019 Canberra flower festival on Saturday.
Pope Francis arrives to attend a meeting with the Bishops of Madagascar in the Andohalo Cathedral in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on September 7, 2019. (AFP - Mamyrael)

Hundreds of thousands flock to Pope Francis Madagascar mass

Thousands of people were gathering before dawn Sunday in the Madagascar capital Antananarivo, braving a cold windy morning to hear Pope Francis say mass on the second leg of his three-nation African tour.

Onitsha city marathon gets Coca-Cola as official sponsor

Organisers of the maiden edition of the Onitsha City Marathon, OCM, announced that it has secured soft drink giants, Coca-Cola Nigeria, as its first official sponsor.

We’ll not compromise Akwa Ibom’s unity – deputy governor

Akwa Ibom State Government has said that no effort would be spared in ensuring that there is unity and harmony among the ethnic groups in the state.
A board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele, says the country is risking its chances of winning the forthcoming African Games following the choice of athletes by the federation to represent the country.

African Games: Organisers formally welcome Team Nigeria

Organisers of the 12th African Games on Sunday, officially welcomed Team Nigeria to “Rabat 2019”, with a flag-raising ceremony at the Games Village located at the International University of Rabat.

Tokyo 2020: Water bacteria cancels paratriathlon test swim

The swimming section of a paratriathlon test event for Tokyo 2020 was cancelled Saturday due to high levels of bacteria in the water, the latest in a series of difficulties over water quality and temperature.

Mike Ozekhome: President Buhari is allergic to criticism

Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has reacted to the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and activist.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Protest marches are not treasonable offences in Nigeria

The satanic Boko Haram sect was officially banned in Nigeria by the federal government and declared a terrorist network in June 2013. The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has since successfully prosecuted many of the members of the sect for sundry offences under the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act.
Nigeria Football

NNL Super Four play-offs on hold over logistic issues

Organisers of the annual Super Four Play-offs that determines champions of the second tier domestic league, the Nigeria National League (NNL) have informed newsmen that the event earlier billed for Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba from July 31 to 3 August, 2019, has been put on hold, citing ‘logistic’ reasons.
Multichoice, the producer of popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, has announced that the much-anticipated reality show would kick off on Sunday, June 30.

Outrage over choice of diaspora Nigerians as BBNaija housemates

Some Nigerians have expressed shock over the choice of housemates in the ongoing fourth season of the Big Brother Naija reality show.
Multichoice, organiser of the Big Brother Naija, has revealed the names of ten shortlisted candidates likely to make it to the house for the 2019 edition of the reality TV show. #BBNaija

BBNaija season four winner to smile home with N60 million worth of prizes

Organisers of the Big Brother Nigeria have announced that the winner of the upcoming fourth season will walk away with 60 million Naira worth of prizes.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr expects a tough battle against the Swallows of Burundi in his side’s first Group B match at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt

Super Eagles, others assured tight security amid Mohammed Morsi’s death

Organisers of the Africa Cup of Nations which kicks off on Friday in Egypt have assured all the participating teams including the Super Eagles of maximum security in the wake of the death of former President, Mohammed Morsi.
South African Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya looks on after running the 1.500m senior women final at the ASA Senior Championships at Germiston Athletics stadium, in Germiston on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa on April 26, 2019. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

Caster Semenya to run 800 million in Rabat after court victory

Caster Semenya will run her specialist 800m distance at Rabat on Sunday, organisers said, after the South African two-time Olympic champion won the latest round of a bitter court battle over gender rules.

Nollywood producers, distributors advised to shun films that debase societal values

Industry stakeholders have called on producers and distributors in the Nigerian movie industry to eschew films and video works that erode values that define the African people.

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Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

UN must insist on freedom of expression, association – UNGA chief

President of the General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, says the United Nations must continue to insist on protection of the freedom of expression and association around the world.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Bauchi moves to tackle problems of social investment programmes

The Bauchi State Government has assured that it will address the problems affecting the smooth implementation of the Social Investment Programmes in the state.
Sporting boss Marcel Keizer wants Bruno Fernandes to remain at the Portuguese side amid ongoing links to Manchester United, insisting a player of his quality cannot be replaced.

Sporting Lisbon open to selling Bruno Fernandes amid Manchester United interest

Manchester United have been given hope in their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes as they bid to improve their midfield options.
Luis Suarez

Barcelona eye Croatia forward as long-term Luis Suárez replacement

With Luis Suárez nearing his 33rd birthday Barcelona are on the hunt for a successor to the goal-getting Uruguayan.
Eden Hazard, Lucas Vasquez and Dani Carvajal celebrate with in-form striker Karim Benzema at Real Madrid’s 4-0 win over Eibar

Eden Hazard: Karim Benzema is the ‘best striker in the world’

Eden Hazard believes that Real Madrid team mate Karim Benzema is the “best striker in the world” right now.