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Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi, has inked a deal with Germany’s sportswear makers Puma, ending his long-term association with Nike.

Super Eagles star signs with German sportswear manufacturer

Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi, has inked a deal with Germany’s sportswear makers Puma, ending his long-term association with Nike.
Global commodities trader Trafigura has agreed to buy Angolan state oil giant Sonangol’s 31.78% stake in Puma Energy for $600 million.

Trafigura to buy Sonangol’s Puma Energy stake for $600 million

Global commodities trader Trafigura has agreed to buy Angolan state oil giant Sonangol’s 31.78% stake in Puma Energy for $600 million.
Manchester City’s game with Everton on Monday evening has been called off after more positive coronavirus tests amongst Pep Guardiola’s squad.

Manchester City blame coronavirus for £126 million loss

Premier League leaders Manchester City blamed a £126 million ($175 million) net loss last season on a series of factors caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
PUMA has partnered with Uruguay and Atlético de Madrid star Luis Suárez following the player’s historic 500th goal to donate 500 PUMA footballs to youth football teams based in each of the cities where Luis has played during his career.

Luis Suarez celebrates his 500 goals milestone in style

PUMA has partnered with Uruguay and Atlético de Madrid star Luis Suárez following the player’s historic 500th goal to donate 500 PUMA footballs to youth football teams based in each of the cities where Luis has played during his career. Each football was gifted with a special note from Luis to inspire the next generation of talent.
Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford, has reacted after he became the target of racial attacks following their 0-0 draw against Arsenal on Saturday.

Sportswear giants battle to sign Marcus Rashford in multimillion sponsorship deal

Two sportswear giants are battling it out to sign Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford in what would be a multi-million pound sponsorship deal.
Neymar is set to return from injury for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Friday with a view to facing RB Leipzig in a crucial Champions League match next week, the club said.

Reports of extravagant party dent Neymar’s improving image

The Paris Saint-Germain striker's entourage vigorously denies reports in Brazilian media, but the silence of the player, normally active on social media, speaks for itself.
Cops in Argentina today stormed the house of Diego Maradona’s personal doctor amid reports the legend’s death is being treated as manslaughter, the Sun Reports.

Diego Maradona’s relatives fight over £37 million fortune

A source in Buenos Aires told The Sun of UK: “The battle for Maradona’s money won’t just be contested — it will be a World Cup.”
Spain and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is set to break even more records this international break.

Sergio Ramos moves to Adidas

Sergio Ramos broke with the American company Nike in September and it seems that he has already decided on the brand he will use from now on. During his last training session he could be seen wearing Adidas boots.
Francis Uzoho returned to action for APOEL Nicosia for the first time in over a year and kept a clean sheet.

Super Eagles goalkeeper makes first competitive appearance after after 380 days

Francis Uzoho returned to action for APOEL Nicosia for the first time in over a year and kept a clean sheet.
Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad, has been found to have breached various codes of ethics, BBC Sport Africa understands.

CAF president facing FIFA ban after ‘breaching code of ethics’

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad, has been found to have breached various codes of ethics, BBC Sport Africa understands.
An employee of Daimler demonstrates steering by the Drive Pilot Level 3 autonomous driving system in a new Mercedes-Benz S-Class limousine on the company's test center near Immendingen, Germany October 14, 2020. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Mercedes targets evolution rather than revolution in self-driving car push

The Germans, pioneers in developing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), are taking a step-by-step approach to releasing new technology, waiting for their own engineers, rather than the general public, to validate their system. Both approaches – one conservative and one radical in nature – are designed to push highly automated driving on to public roads, a step that could massively reduce accidents, since computers have faster accident-avoidance reflexes than humans.
Waymo today signed a partnership with Daimler to develop autonomous trucks, the companies announced in a press release. A driverless, Waymo-powered version of Daimler’s Freightliner Cascadia will become available to U.S. customers.

Waymo partners with Daimler to develop self-driving delivery trucks

Waymo today signed a partnership with Daimler to develop autonomous trucks, the companies announced in a press release. A driverless, Waymo-powered version of Daimler’s Freightliner Cascadia will become available to U.S. customers within the next few years, with other markets and brands to follow.
The Federal High Court Abuja has affirmed that Engr. Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau remains the president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) while sacking the board led by Olamide George.

AFN supremo faces World Athletics life ban

Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, president Ibrahim Shehu Gusau risks being slammed a life ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit, AIU, following a petition by nine members of the board of the federation accusing the former federal legislature of violating some articles of World Athletics Integrity Code of Conduct.
Neymar has declared himself to be “super happy” after testing negative for Covid-19 and returning to training at Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar, Puma conclude endorsement deal

Neymar has finalised an endorsement deal with Puma, media reports in his native Brazil said Friday, two weeks after the most expensive player in football parted ways with long-time sponsors Nike.
Neymar Jr. is the most-tweeted-about male athlete of 2019 according to Twitter so it’s no surprise that his recent goal celebration has sparked speculation.

Neymar, Nike end romance after 15 years

Renowned sports kits manufacturers Nike revealed it had parted ways with Neymar on Saturday, ending one of its most high-profile sponsorship deals a decade and a half after signing the star striker as a 13-year-old prodigy.
Nigeria winger Chidera Ejuke has linked up with Russian club CSKA Moscow on a four-year contract

Chidera Ejuke reacts after joining CSKA Moscow from Heerenveen

Chidera Ejuke has expressed his delight after completing his move to Russian Premier League side CSKA Moscow from Heerenveen.
Samuel Kalu had a frustrating afternoon at the Matmut Atlantique as Bordeaux bowed to a 1-0 loss against Saint-Etienne, after a late goal from Gabon's Denis Bouanga.

Galatasaray set for showdown talks with Bordeaux for Samuel Kalu

Turkish Super Lig outfit Galatasaray are ready to open talks with French Lig one club Girondins Bordeaux over the transfer of Super Eagles forward Samuel Kalu.
John Obi Mikel is back in England as he has officially penned a deal with Stoke City ahead of the 2020-21 season

Mikel Obi: Stoke City belongs to the Premier League

Mikel returned to English football after signing a one year contract with the Michael O’Neil led Potters ahead of the coming season.
Bernardo Silva says he wants to return to Benfica because he did not get the chance to break into the first-team during his time at the club.

Manchester City determined to keep Bernardo Silva away from Barcelona

Manchester City are determined to hold onto Bernardo Silva this summer.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrate after the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Peter Powell-REUTERS

Bruno Fernandes: How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer manages me

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes is enjoying playing for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel has reacted for the first time after his contract termination by Trabzonspor over coronavirus comment.

Mikel Obi to join Stoke City on one-year deal

John Mikel Obi will join Sky Bet Championship club Stoke City on Monday.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is delighted with his team's effort this season, despite losing the FA Cup final.

Frank Lampard demands for ‘fair’ treatment for tired Chelsea

Frank Lampard has called on the Premier League to give Chelsea a fair start to next season, saying the September 12 launch date is “too early” for his players.

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Staff members of Apple Daily and its publisher Next Digital pose with the final edition of Apple Daily at its headquarters in Hong Kong, China June 24, 2021. REUTERS-Tyrone Siu

China dismisses concern for Hong Kong freedom after tabloid closure

China's foreign ministry on Friday rejected comments by U.S. President Joe Biden that the closure of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper signaled intensifying repression by Beijing in the semi-autonomous city.
A 24-year-old woman, Abibat Kehinde, has been abandoned at Epe General Hospital, Lagos State, over N131,000 unpaid bills, three months after she gave birth to twins at the hospital.

Commercial motorcyclist abandons wife at Lagos hospital after giving birth to twins

A 24-year-old woman, Abibat Kehinde, has been abandoned at Epe General Hospital, Lagos State, over N131,000 unpaid bills, three months after she gave birth to twins at the hospital.
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Lagos council poll: Residents protest ‘imposition’ of chairmanship candidate

Some residents of Somolu Local Government Area of Lagos State on Thursday, marched peacefully to the Lagos State House of Assembly in protest against alleged imposition of a chairmanship candidate.
Stella Moris, the partner of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, stands for a portrait during an interview with Reuters in London, Britain, June 24, 2021. Picture taken June 24, 2021. REUTERS-Dylan Martinez

Julian Assange’s fiancée urges Joe Biden to free WikiLeaks founder to show U.S. has...

President Joe Biden must let Julian Assange go free if he wants the United States to become a beacon for a free press once again and put the legacy of Donald Trump behind it, the fiancée of the WikiLeaks founder told Reuters.

One million households to benefits Nigerian government’s coronavirus intervention in Plateau

Plateau State Coordinator of State Operation Coordinating Units (SOCU), Kenneth Isah, said over one Million households in Plateau State captured on Rapid Response Register (RRR) would benefit Federal Government N5,000 monthly intervention to cushion the economic effect of COVID-19.

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Gareth Southgate admitted England could have no complaints about the furious reaction from fans who booed them after the drab 0-0 draw against arch-rivals Scotland at Euro 2020.

England boss accepts boos after sluggish display

Gareth Southgate admitted England could have no complaints about the furious reaction from fans who booed them after the drab 0-0 draw against arch-rivals Scotland at Euro 2020.
The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

President Buhari names team to engage with Twitter

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Federal Government’s Team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria.
The favourite to succeed Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist prevented under the constitution from serving a third four-year term, is hardline Ebrahim Raisi.

Hardline judiciary chief wins Iranian presidential

Conservative judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi is clearly in the lead with most of the votes counted in Iran’s presidential election, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Saturday.

INEC introduces portal for voters e-registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission, in its bid to resume the Continuous Voter Education next week, has introduced an online portal for registration.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed optimism that Nigeria will soon prevail over the current security challenges facing it.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria will soon overcome security challenges

He anchored his optimism on various efforts by the federal government to tackle insecurity, including the recent supplementary budget sent to the National Assembly for approval for the procurement of military hardware for the use of the military and other security agencies.