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Ethiopian athlete Amedework Walelegn, centre, gestures as he crosses the finish line to win the men’s 2020 Airtel Delhi half marathon in New Delhi on November 29, 2020 [Sajjad HUSSAIN-AFP]

Elite runners brave Delhi half-marathon dubbed ‘suicidal’

Some of the world’s leading long-distance runners have participated in a half-marathon in New Delhi as India’s capital grapples with a surge in COVID-19 cases and air pollution that has recently been among the world’s worst.
Nigerian music icon, Tiwa Savage’s “CELIA” has been selected among the top ten 2020 album by Time Magazine.

Tiwa Savage’s album makes Time’s 2020 top 10

Nigerian music icon, Tiwa Savage’s “CELIA” has been selected among the top ten 2020 album by Time Magazine.
Kobe’s midfielder Andres Iniesta is marked by Guangzhou’s forward Ai Kesen (L) and midfielder Zhang Xiuwei (R) during the AFC Champions League group G football match between Japan’s Vissel Kobe and China’s Guangzhou Evergrande on November 28, 2020 at the al-Janoub Stadium in the Qatari city of Al Wakrah. (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR / AFP)

Guangzhou break jinx to put campaign back on track

Chinese giants Guangzhou Evergrande snapped a seven-game winless streak in the Asian Champions League with a 2-0 victory over Japan’s Vissel Kobe on Saturday.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Nyesom Wike ignorant of his roots – Biafra group

Biafra Nations League, BNL, has lambasted the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, describing him as a man who does not know his roots. The group described as false Wike’s claims that the Indigenous People of...

Central bank chief projects exit from recession Q1 2021

The Governor of Central Bank, Mr Godwin Emefiele, on Friday expressed optimism that Nigeria could emerge from recession by the first quarter of 2021.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 246 new coronavirus infections

About 246 more people tested positive for coronavirus in Nigeria on Friday, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 67,220.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

#EndSARS: Minister mocks CNN over clarification of ‘massacre’ tweet

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has excoriated Cable News Network (CNN) for exhibiting panic over its reports on the Lekki Toll Gate incident by seeking to clarify its tweet some 35 days later where it denied it never attributed the death toll of 38 to Amnesty International.
Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas has revealed that he was approached by Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi in 2013 with a view to replacing Carlo Ancelotti.

Andre-Villas Boas: Marcelo Bielsa’s nomination for The Best FIFA Coach award ‘scandalous’

The Argentine has joined a five-match shortlist that also includes Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui and Bayern Munich’s Champions League-winning coach Hansi Flick.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

#EndSARS: Nigerian government tasks NBC, media to change narrative on Lekki shooting

The Federal government has tasked the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and local media in Nigeria to change the narratives on the alleged massacre of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020.
Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, believes he has the full support of owner Roman Abramovich.

Frank Lampard denies Jose Mourinho decline ahead of top of the table clash

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has come to the defence of his former mentor Jose Mourinho ahead of the top of the table with Tottenham on Sunday.
Cesar Azpilicueta claims Chelsea deserved more from their trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Sunday, but feels the team will come back stronger after the defeat.

Cesar Azpilicueta: Chelsea ready to beat Tottenham to fight for number one spot

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta says they are ready to prove why they are London’s number one side against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.
Fred has insisted that Manchester United will look to win the Champions League next season ahead of their final day showdown against Leicester.

Manchester United’s Fred expects PSG to attack at Old Trafford

Manchester United midfielder Fred admits they expect PSG to come to Old Trafford to attack in next week's Champions League clash.
Nigeria forward, Peter Olayinka scored his second goal in this season’s Europa League as Slavia Prague recorded an impressive 3-1 away victory OGC Nice.

Super Eagles star inspires Slavia Prague win over OGC Nice

Nigeria forward Peter Olayinka scored his second goal in this season’s Europa League as Slavia Prague recorded an impressive 3-1 away victory OGC Nice.
Tottenham striker Dane Scarlett has become the youngest player to feature for the club after appearing in victory over Europa League opponents Ludogorets.

Jose Mourinho makes Dane Scarlett youngest ever Spurs debutant

Tottenham striker Dane Scarlett has become the youngest player to feature for the club after appearing in victory over Europa League opponents Ludogorets.

ICPC rates NiMet high on anti-corruption, ethics

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission, ICPC, has lauded the Nigerian Metrological Agency, NiMet, for its tough stand in the promotion of ethics aimed at discouraging corrupt practices and behaviour.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Soldiers kill, arrest 162, bandits, terrorists, kidnappers, gunrunners, oil thieves in one week

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said soldiers working in conjunction with the security agencies on various security operations across the country have killed and arrested 162, bandits, terrorists, kidnappers, gunrunners among other criminals disturbing the peace of the country in the last one week.
Wall Street's main indexes opened lower on Friday as rising infections overshadow positive vaccine news [Shannon Stapleton-Reuters]

Stocks push higher on vaccine hopes but gains lose steam

Asian shares extended this month’s stellar gains as market euphoria over COVID-19 vaccines and expectations that US President-elect Joe Biden’s administration would deliver more economic stimulus overrode weak US economic data.
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.

Only the best legs will be selected into U17 squad – coach

Head coach of the national U17 team, Fatai Amoo, is confident of building a very solid team for the country before the next international outing.

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Celine Ng-Chan said her doctor told her she might have passed her antibodies onto her son during pregnancy. Source- The Straits Times

Singaporean mother gives birth to baby with coronavirus antibodies

A Singaporean woman who was pregnant when she was infected with coronavirus in March has reportedly given birth to a baby with antibodies against the disease, offering a new clue as to whether the infection can be transferred from mother to child.
Manchester United are considering a shock move to bring their former defender Jonny Evans back to Old Trafford.

Manchester United considering shock move for former defender

Manchester United are considering a shock move to bring their former defender Johnny Evans back to Old Trafford.
Security personnel near the army base hit by a suicide bomber on the outskirts of Ghazni.

Suicide car bomb kills 30 Afghan security officials

A suicide car bomber struck an army base in Afghanistan on Sunday killing at least 30 security personnel, officials said, in one of the bloodiest attacks in recent months.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest suspects as explosion rocks Rivers’ church

The police in Rivers State have arrested three suspects who allegedly detonated explosives at a Pentecostal church, Christain Universal Church International, located at Mile 3, Diobu area of Port Harcourt.
Spokesperson of House of Representatives, Hon Benjamin Kalu, has said the House has completed the probe into the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

House of Reps has concluded probe into NDDC – spokesperson

Spokesperson of House of Representatives Hon Benjamin Kalu has said the House has completed the probe into the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).