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Chinese-American film “The Farewell” delivered a rebuke to its Oscars snub at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, as South Korea’s “Parasite” added a final burst of momentum to its much-hyped Academy Award challenge.

‘Farewell’ rebukes Oscars with Spirit Award win

Chinese-American film “The Farewell” delivered a rebuke to its Oscars snub at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, as South Korea’s “Parasite” added a final burst of momentum to its much-hyped Academy Award challenge.
The Federal Government has nominated Prof. Adebambo Adewopo, a foremost professor of Intellectual Property to lead the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Federal government nominates Adebambo Adewopo to lead WIPO

The Federal Government has nominated Prof. Adebambo Adewopo, a foremost professor of Intellectual Property to lead the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
Supporters cheered late Friday as once-powerful opposition leader and two-time Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori left the prison where she had been held while being investigated for alleged corruption.

Peru’s Keiko Fujimori leaves prison to supporters’ cheers

Supporters cheered late Friday as once-powerful opposition leader and two-time Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori left the prison where she had been held while being investigated for alleged corruption. Peru’s Constitutional Tribunal approved her release.
Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen picked up his first yellow card in the UEFA Champions League as Lille lost at home 0-2 against Ajax in the Match-day 5 encounter played at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

30 Gold Label Runners invited for 2020 Lagos City Marathon

Gov. Babatunde Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says 30 Gold Label Runners and 25 Silver Label Runners have been invited as elite runners for 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Feb. 8, 2020.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Gernot Rohr ranked 19th best coach in the world by German firm

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has been ranked 19th best coach in the world by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) based in Germany.
Brazil head coach Tite said he was told to shut up by Argentina captain Lionel Messi in the friendly clash between the South American rivals.

Tite: Lionel Messi comparisons with Pele have no credibility

Brazil head coach Tite has dismissed Lionel Messi’s credentials as the greatest footballer of all time after insisting comparisons between him and Pele have no credibility.
Evo Morales, who resigned as Bolivia’s president Sunday after losing the support of the army and police, has said there is now a warrant for his arrest.

Evo Morales’s topsy-turvy flight into exile

Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales jetted off to exile in Mexico Tuesday in a bizarre flight full of detours that traced the shifting political map of a Latin America racked by crises.
Pope Francis holds a mass for thousands of Catholics at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi [Tony Gentile-Reuters]

Catholic bishops approve ordination of married men as priests in Amazon region

Catholic bishops have approved a proposal allowing some married men to be ordained priests in the Amazon region, CNN has reported.
Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Usra Hendra Harahap and Wife, Nenny, after receiving the Primaduta Award from President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, Indonesia, during the 34th Trade Expo Indonesia

Trade between Indonesia, Nigeria, 13 others hits $1 billion – envoy

The Indonesia Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Usra Hendra Harahap, has disclosed that the volume of trade between Indonesia, Nigeria and 13 other African countries, has reached $1 billion.
FILE PHOTO- Peruvian Vice President Mercedes Araoz speaks to Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan (not pictured) during their meeting at Zhongnanhai in Beijing, China, September 2, 2019. Andrea Verdelli-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

Peru’s vice president resigns amid power struggle

Peru’s Vice President, Mercedes Araoz, resigned from her position late Tuesday as a power struggle roils the South American nation.
Antonio Guterres

UN chief appoints Aliko Dangote, Akinwumi Adesina, 25 others to fight global malnutrition

The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, has appointed Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, the president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, and 25 other persons as global leaders, who would champion the...
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has vowed to come back stronger after suffering an injury in the club’s Premier League opener against Norwich.

Brazil coach drops Alisson Becker for Eagles friendly, announces squad today

Liverpool’s recuperating goalkeeper Alisson Becker will be missing from the Brazilian team poised to confront Super Eagles of Nigeria in an international game slated to hold in Singapore on October 13.
Luis Abram's 85th-minute goal gave Peru a 1-0 win and handed Brazil its first defeat since the 2018 World Cup quarterfinals against Belgium.

Luis Abram strikes late as Peru down Brazil

Peru grabbed a slice of revenge for their loss to Brazil in the Copa America final on Tuesday, defeating the five-time World Cup winners 1-0 in a friendly in Los Angeles.
Neymar scored and set up another as the Brazil star made his long-awaited return in the South American champions' 2-2 friendly draw with Colombia.

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar scores in Brazil’s 2-2 friendly draw with Colombia

Neymar scored and set up another as the Brazil star made his long-awaited return in the South American champions' 2-2 friendly draw with Colombia.

Neymar may have to retire at Paris Saint-Germain – La Liga chief

Neymar will retire at Paris Saint-Germain unless his salary demands and asking price are lowered, according to La Liga president Javier Tebas.
Brazil goalkeeper Ederson has declared star team-mate Neymar is happy after linking up with the national team following his failure to return to La Liga champions Barcelona.

Ederson: Neymar is happy despite failed Barcelona move

Brazil goalkeeper Ederson has declared star team-mate Neymar is happy after linking up with the national team following his failure to return to La Liga champions Barcelona.
Vinicius Junior revealed Zinedine Zidane had told him he could enjoy a long career at Real Madrid.

Vinicius: Zinedine Zidane told me I can have a long career at Real Madrid

Vinicius Junior revealed Zinedine Zidane had told him he could enjoy a long career at Real Madrid.g
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 3, 2019 Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar reacts at the end of the French Trophy of Champions football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Rennes (SRFC) at the Shenzhen Universiade Stadium in Shenzhen. – Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel said Neymar is “ready” for the upcoming Ligue 1 game but whether he plays depends on developments in the Brazilian’s bid to leave the club. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Neymar set to stay at Paris Saint-Germain as Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele refuses Ligue 1...

Neymar is set to remain a Paris Saint-Germain player for the 2019-20 season, as talks between the French champions and Barcelona failed to reach a conclusion that suited both parties, ending a transfer saga that has dragged on all summer long.

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Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF denies appointing Daniel Amokachi as technical director

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