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The European Union is set to impose travel bans and asset freezes on allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin in March, possibly in the run-up to an EU summit, after a meeting of envoys gave approval for punitive measures, diplomats said.
Reigning African champions Nigeria will land in Antalya on Monday to participate in the fifth edition of the Turkish Women’s Cup taking place 15th – 24th February.
The World Health Organisation has officially recommended the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for people over the age of 65 saying it should be used without upper age limit.
Young Nigerian midfielder Eletu Peter Etim has officially completed a transfer to FK Nevezis, an association football club from the city of Kėdainiai in Lithuania for a fee of €150,000 plus other add-ons and share of his future sell-on fee.
Robert Lewandowski says Bayern Munich will complete “one of the biggest historical achievements” in world football if they lift the Club World Cup in Qatar this month.
Scottish Premiership side Rangers have signed Nnamdi Ofoborh on a pre-contract agreement from Championship club Bournemouth.
Poland’s government put into effect on Wednesday a constitutional court decision banning terminations of pregnancies with foetal defects, as conservative policies increasingly take root in one of Europe’s most devout Catholic countries.
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has received almost $400,000 (£292,000/€331,000) in extra funding for its Intelligence and Investigations Department through additional donations from the Governments of France, Cyprus, Greece and Poland.
The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria’s northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano. Teenager Omar Farouq was accused of making blasphemous comments during an argument, while Yahaya Aminu Sharif was accused of having shared a blasphemous message on WhatsApp.
Bamgbopa Alabi, a Nigerian-born Polish amputee player has appealed to government and well-meaning Nigerians to support amputee football.
Europe’s populist leaders are outraged by the decision of U.S. social-media giants to block U.S. President Donald Trump from posting on their sites. They fear Facebook, Twitter and other major social media companies could start banning them, too.
The Referee Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed 47 referees and assistant referees – including Video Assistant Referees – from 31 countries in the continent for the 6th edition of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) holding in Cameroon from 16 January to 7 February 2021.
Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas confirmed on Monday that he would like to sign Napoli's Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik during the January transfer window.
Pope Francis on Sunday accepted the resignation of the head of the Catholic Church in Belarus, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, who was banned from Belarus last year after angering President Alexander Lukashenko.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Catholic Archbishop of Minsk, the Vatican said on Sunday, after he spoke out against the Belarus government and violence against protestors.
Europe launched a mass COVID-19 vaccination drive on Sunday with pensioners and medics lining up to get the first shots to see off a pandemic that has crippled economies and claimed more than 1.7 million lives worldwide.
Europe rolled out a huge COVID-19 vaccination drive on Sunday to try to rein in the coronavirus pandemic but many Europeans are sceptical about the speed at which the vaccines have been tested and approved and reluctant to have the shot.
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.
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.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that the abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be released very soon.
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.
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.
Jose Mourinho insists he is still one of the best coaches in the world despite Tottenham’s dismal run hitting a new low with a 2-1 defeat at West Ham on Sunday.
Anthony Martial is becoming a problem for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is failing to follow direct touchline orders from the boss, according to The MEN.
The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) has called on the Federal Government to carry out comprehensive study on the workings of cryptocurrencies to check financial excesses.
An advocacy group, Niger Delta Peace Dialogue Initiative, NDPDI, has described as tissues of lies the allegations of $25 million and $2 million bribe taking against the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, and Executive Secretary, Nigerian Local Content Development and Monitoring Board, Chief Simbi Wabote, respectively.
The NHIS Executive Secretary, Prof. Mohammad Sambo, told newsmen on the sidelines of the retreat in Kaduna that it was to educate the top management on the plan, which was developed to ensure sustainable Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the country.