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Tiger Woods hopeful of Masters start after latest back surgery

Tiger Woods “hopes” to play in the Masters at Augusta National in April after undergoing a fifth back surgery.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Tijani Muhammad-Bande successfully served at most trying time – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Nigeria’s Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande was the miracle needed by the General Assembly to deliver on its mandate in the face of COVID-19.
President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

What virus has taught us – UNGA president

Outgoing President of the UN General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has highlighted some critical lessons from COVID-19.
The United States Government has awarded more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states, Elaine Chao, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation has said.

U.S. approves over $1.2 billion grants to 405 airports

The United States Government has awarded more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states, Elaine Chao, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation has said.
Tiger Woods admitted Tuesday that concern over the coronavirus delayed his return to the PGA Tour as he prepares to play his first event since February at this week’s Memorial Tournament in Ohio.

Tiger Woods cautious about return ahead of Memorial

Tiger Woods admitted Tuesday that concern over the coronavirus delayed his return to the PGA Tour as he prepares to play his first event since February at this week’s Memorial Tournament in Ohio.
The Basketball Africa League (BAL) has postponed the league’s inaugural season, which had been scheduled to tip off Friday, March 13 in Dakar, Senegal due to the coronavirus scourge.

Sports can come back but without fans – US specialist

The top US health and infectious disease specialist says the key to reopening professional sports leagues in America is to have the athletes play games in front of empty stadiums.
Gareth Bale is set to open a mini-golf themed in Cardiff's city centre. Wales News Service

Real Madrid star opens a golf-themed bar in Cardiff

Real Madrid forward, Gareth Bale, is to open a golf-themed bar in Cardiff’s city centre this year – his second business venture in the Welsh capital.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Coronavirus: UN must lead by example – UNGA chief

President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has called for strong coordination and coherence in the organisation’s activities on the coronavirus epidemic.
President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

UNGA president outlines 2020 priorities

President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.
Osaze Odemwingie

Former Nigeria football star Osaze Odemwingie turns professional golfer

The 38-year-old, who retired from football in April, took to social media to announce his membership into the Professional Golfers Association (PGA).
Officials of the Nigerian mission and their spouses lead the parade on Saturday.

Nigerian Independence parade in New York City — in pictures

As the celebration of Nigerian 59th Independence anniversary continues both in home and abroad, thousands of Nigerians and well-wishers hit the streets of Manhattan in New York on Saturday to participate in the 2019 Independence Day Parade.
Tijjani Muhammad Bande

UN correspondents host new UNGA president

The United Nations Correspondents Association on Wednesday evening in New York hosted the new President of the General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, to an informal interactive session.
María Fernanda Espinosa

UNGA president celebrates news of possible Ebola treatment, prevention

President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Ms Maria Espinosa, “is delighted” by news that Ebola may soon be a preventable and treatable disease.
María Fernanda Espinosa

UNGA president seeks tough actions against human trafficking

President of the UN General Assembly (PGA), Ms Maria Espinosa, has called for strong multilateral actions against human trafficking.
Antonio Guterres

UN chief, others decry `growing’ attacks on journalists

The need for protection of freedom of the press and opinion dominated speeches at an event to mark the 2019 World Press Freedom Day at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday.

President Buhari to receive UN General Assembly’s president on Monday

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to receive President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA) Ms Maria Espinosa, who is paying a one-day official visit to Nigeria on Monday.
Arie Irawan

Golfer dies in hotel room during tournament

Malaysian golfer Arie Irawan died of “apparent natural causes” on Sunday in his hotel room on the Chinese resort island of Hainan, the PGA tour said in a statement.

Top Mobil staff drags company to court, unveils plot to sack Nigerians

Mr Paul Arinze, an official of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, on Monday, asked a National Industrial Court in Lagos, to suspend a “Special Review Audit” that is probing the affairs of the Public and Government Affairs Department (P&GA) of the company.
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Tour Championship: Tiger Woods ends five-year winless streak

Tiger Woods, American golfer, has claimed his first title in five years by winning the season-ending Tour Championship held in Atlanta, Georgia.
ST LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 12- Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on August 12, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. Stuart Franklin-Getty Images-AFP

Tiger Woods makes Ryder Cup case but Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson make US team

Tiger Woods didn't get the victory he needed to qualify for the US Ryder Cup team on points on Sunday at the 100th PGA Championship.
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Brooks Koepka holds off inspired Tiger Woods to win PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka fought off an inspired challenge from Tiger Woods to win the PGA Championship on Sunday, giving the big-hitting American his second major title this season.
ST LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 11- Tiger Woods and Webb Simpson of the United States look on during the third round of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on August 11, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. Jamie Squire-Getty Images-AFP

Tiger Woods’ mind on PGA shootout birdies, not 15th major win

Tiger Woods wouldn't even contemplate how it would feel to win his 15th major title, his first in more than a decade, after leaping into contention at the PGA Championship.

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FILE PHOTO - A worker looks on as the second delivery of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is offloaded at the O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, February 27, 2021. Kim Ludbrook-Pool via REUTERS

South Africa signs J&J vaccine deal, eases restrictions

South Africa has signed an agreement with Johnson & Johnson to secure 11 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and will ease restrictions due to a decline in new cases, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.
Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (L) congratulates players on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London on February 28, 2021. – The game finished 0-0. (Photo by Ian Walton / POOL / AFP)

Manchester United rages at penalty talk as team draw another blank

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United are being negatively influenced by opposition managers referring to their penalty record after being denied a spot-kick in a 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Sunday.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara governor: Abducted schoolgirls will be released soon

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that the abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be released very soon.

Primate Ayodele: President Buhari has broken Nigeria’s unity

The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has once again knocked the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, over the unsecured state of the country.
NANS National President, Comrade Sunday Asefon

NANS asks Nigerian government to declare abductors of students terrorists

Following the gale of abductions of school children in the Northern part of the country, the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS), has advised the federal government to list bandits perpetrating such horrendous crime as terrorists.

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The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the union might embark on an industrial action if the Federal Government does not listen to their demands.

Strike: SSANU, NASU demand N20 billion as earned allowance

The ongoing strike by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, may only be called off if the government agrees to pay members of the two unions N20 billion as Earned Allowance.

Ex-VP Namadi Sambo advocates shift in Nigerian educational system

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has advocated for a dynamic approach of the Nigerian educational system to produce employees with skills and ability to handle complex jobs and create opportunities for others.

Katsina parents attribute spate of out-of-school children to insecurity

Parents in Katsina State have attributed the alarming rate of out-of-school children to what they termed the deteriorating security challenges be deviling states in the North-west region and other parts of the country.

CBN boss pledges accommodative monetary policy to boost economic growth

Emefiele, said this on Friday, while speaking at a CBN/Bankers’ Committee’s initiative for economic growth, which is a one-day special summit on the economy by bank chief executive officers.
The Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, on Saturday, said that the forum and the traditional rulers in the region supported the decision of the National Economic Council that state governments have statutory jurisdiction over forest reserves

South West governors urged to enforce anti-open grazing ban

The Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, DAWN, yesterday, urged South-West governors to enforce the anti-open grazing law in their states, saying the enforcement would enhance the security in the region