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Minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare (2nd right); executive director, Aron Nigeria Limited, Adeniyi Adesoji (right) and others assessing the level of work done so far on the rehabilitation of the main bowl pitch of Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja yesterday.

Minister charges contractor to hasten rehabilitation of Moshood Abiola stadium

The minister of youth and sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, has charged the contractor handling the rehabilitation of the main bowl pitch and other component facilities of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja to speed up the pace of work.
Japanese softball team head coach Reika Utsugi has urged her players to capture Olympic gold on home soil after naming a 15-strong squad for Tokyo 2020.

Japan releases softball squad for Tokyo Olympic Games

Japanese softball team head coach Reika Utsugi has urged her players to capture Olympic gold on home soil after naming a 15-strong squad for Tokyo 2020.
7. Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo has revealed that there will be no hiding place for the Squirrels of Benin ahead of Saturday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Porto-Novo.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles warned against complacency

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been urged to be cautious of the Squirrels of Benin Republic and Crocodiles of Lesotho in their final round of qualification matches for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a virtual news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain January 7, 2021. Tolga Akmen-Pool via REUTERS

Boris Johnson offers to host all European Championship matches in Britain

Boris Johnson has offered up Britain’s stadiums for the whole European Championships as the UK’s ­vaccine roll-out surges ahead of the continent — and he can’t wait to raise a pint to the prospect.
First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.

Atletico seek reaction as La Liga contenders go head-to-head

First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.
Thomas Tuchel can create a new era at Chelsea if he is given enough time to implement all his ideas and philosophies at Stamford Bridge, according to Michael Ballack.

Thomas Tuchel: There are still many rivers to cross at Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, believes that there are still many rivers to cross as he wants his team to focus on the task at hand.
Apple has given Parler, the social network favored by conservatives and extremists, an ultimatum to implement a full moderation plan of its platform within the next 24 hours or face expulsion from the App store.

Amazon, Apple, Google yank off Parler after US Capitol riot

Over the past several months, Parler has become one of the fastest-growing apps in the United States. Millions of President Trump’s supporters have flocked to it as Facebook and Twitter increasingly cracked down on posts that spread misinformation and incited violence, including muzzling Mr. Trump by removing his accounts this past week. By Saturday morning, Apple listed Parler as the No. 1 free app for its iPhones.
FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain - January 2, 2021 Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho reacts Pool via REUTERS-Ian Walton

Spurs boss Mourinho to buy Marine raffle ticket

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho plans to buy a ticket for the raffle organised by Marine ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup third round clash but said he could not claim the top prize, which is to manage the eighth-tier side in a friendly.
FILE PHOTO - Protesters demonstrate against Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunis, Tunisia January 14, 2011. REUTERS-Zohra Bensemra-File Photo

Ten years on, anger grows in Tunisian town where ‘Arab Spring’ began

Ten years ago, a fruit seller set himself ablaze in the central Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid after an altercation with a policewoman about where he had put his cart.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has slammed his club’s grueling schedule.

Pep Guardiola slams Manchester City’s grueling schedule

“Every season is a disadvantage with the rest of the leagues, this league. Not just in this special year – last season and this season for the Covid-19, for that we’ve had to adapt”.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

Nigerian agripreneurs wins top cash prices in AfDB’s AgriPitch competition

The co-founder of Releaf, Ikenna Nzewi; the Chief Executive Officer of Food locker, Femi Aiki; and, founder, Mhogo Foods, Elizabeth Gikebe, have won the top cash prizes in the African Development Bank’s(AfDB’s) $120,000 AgriPitch competition, which held Tuesday.
After 70 years at Melwood, Liverpool are at their incredible new AXA Training Centre for the first time on Tuesday.

Liverpool show off stunning new training ground

After 70 years at Melwood, Liverpool are at their incredible new AXA Training Centre for the first time on Tuesday.
Producers on the projects include Singaporean filmmaker Eric Khoo, who is presenting Huang Junxiang’s creature feature Prisoners Of The Pacific; acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Doyle, who is reteaming with Jenny Suen on comedy Peaches; and Camille Gatin (The Girl With All The Gifts), who is producing Wang Haolu’s adaptation of Alastair Reynolds’ short story Fellow Travellers.

Macao film festival unveils line-up for Iffam Project Market

International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) has unveiled the 14 projects that have been selected for this year’s edition of the IFFAM Project Market (IPM).
Real Madrid are prepared to bring new legs to the team after the 2-1 defeat in the Champions League to Manchester City as they are keen on signing Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz at the end of the season.

Napoli to resume training on Monday

Napoli could resume training on Monday after Campania chief Vincenzo De Luca said he was ‘in favour’ with the club’s plans.
The Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has confirmed – effective with this weekend’s match-day 24 – all games of the Rwanda Premier League will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Rwanda top-flight league to be played behind closed doors

The Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has confirmed – effective with this weekend’s match-day 24 – all games of the Rwanda Premier League will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged stakeholders in the oil industry to find a way of producing oil cheaper at the largest volume possible given the circumstances and future of oil itself and the country’s of requirements and needs.

VP Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Ugandan presidential inauguration

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will represent Nigeria at the sixth inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos recovers N50 million over fraudulent real estate activities

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it had recovered more than N50 million from parties involved in illegal real estate transaction activities.
The Deputy Governor, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau, stated this when the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) rose from its meeting on Wednesday at the NGF Secretariat in Abuja.

Gombe eyes World Bank loan to address erosion at Federal College

The state’s Deputy Governor, Manassah Jatau, made the declaration in Gombe on Tuesday when a Presidential Visitation Panel, led by Prof. Kenneth Okiongbo, visited the school.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi traffic agency to enforce ban on commercial motorcyclists – chairman

The Bauchi State Road Traffic Agency (BAROTA), on Tuesday, reiterated that activities of commercial motorcycle riders, popularly known as ‘Okada’ or ‘Achaba’, remained banned in the state.

South Sudan faces its worst food security crisis as humanitarian aid dwindles

An African regional organisation said about 60 per cent of people from South Sudan are facing “their worst food security” and nutrition crisis since the country became independent a decade ago.

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Medical workers tend to a patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as a Syringe Infusion Pump, donated by France is seen next to his bed, inside the emergency room of Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, India, May 7, 2021. REUTERS

India turns to ex-army medics as coronavirus surge sparks calls for lockdown

India is to recruit hundreds of former army medics to support its overwhelmed healthcare system, the defence ministry said on Sunday, as the country grapples with record COVID-19 infections and deaths amid angry calls for a complete nationwide lockdown.
The third child of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, Pastor Dare Adeboye, is dead.

ACF commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s death

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enock Adeboye over the death of his son, Dare.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

2023: Offa community declares support for Kwara governor’s second term

Political rumblings have resumed in Kwara state over the call by a revered monarch in the state, His Royal Majesty, Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi on Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to contest for second term because of what he described as his exceptional performance in the last two years which no other governor in the history of the state had attained within the same period.

Ooni of Ife: We don’t need war in Nigeria

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called on Nigerians to desist from any act that could lead to war in Nigeria.
FILE PHOTO: A passenger arrives from New Zealand after the Trans-Tasman travel bubble opened overnight, following an extended border closure due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo

New Zealand to resume Australia “travel bubble” as Sydney coronavirus threat eases

New Zealand will lift its partial suspension of a “travel bubble” with Australia from midnight on Sunday as fears of a COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney eased.