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Aaron Wan-Bissaka will have a medical at Manchester United this week ahead of the completion of his £55 million ($70m) move from Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka set for Manchester United medical ahead of £55m move

Aaron Wan-Bissaka will have a medical at Manchester United this week ahead of the completion of his £55 million ($70m) move from Crystal Palace.
Moussa Dembélé

Moussa Dembele: I will be in Lyon next season

Moussa Demebele has ruled out a move away from Lyon this summer, amid speculation that several of Europe’s top clubs are interested in acquiring him.
Spain captain Sergio Ramos has paid tribute to former coach Luis Enrique after the ex-Barcelona man stepped down from his role as boss of the national team.

Sergio Ramos offers tribute to Luis Enrique after Spain coach steps down

Spain captain Sergio Ramos has paid tribute to former coach Luis Enrique after the ex-Barcelona man stepped down from his role as boss of the national team.

Man dies as parachute fails during US military exercise

A Canadian man has died after his parachute failed to open when he jumped out of a plane during a military exercise led by US forces in Bulgaria, local media reported on Tuesday.
Photo taken on June 14, 2019 shows the site of military plane crash in Vietnam's central Khanh Hoa province. A military plane crashed in Vietnam's central Khanh Hoa province during a training flight Friday, killing two pilots, Vietnam News Agency reported. (Xinhua/VNA)

Two pilots killed in military plane crash

Two pilots were killed in Vietnam Friday after their military plane crashed during a training session, an official told AFP.
Nigeria’s U15 boys, known as Future Eagles, will take on the U16 National Team of Mexico on Wednesday in the opening match of the International Dream Cup tournament taking place in the city of Miyagi, Japan.

Future Eagles lock horns with Mexico U16 team

Nigeria’s U15 boys, known as Future Eagles, will take on the U16 National Team of Mexico on Wednesday in the opening match of the International Dream Cup tournament taking place in the city of Miyagi, Japan.
The Democratic Republic Congo have announced their final 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled to begin in Egypt on June 21.

AFCON: DR Congo unveil final squad

The Democratic Republic Congo have announced their final 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled to begin in Egypt on June 21.
The Super Falcons say they are in the mood and spirit to take all three points off the Grasshoppers of Norway in their first match of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Reims on Saturday.

WWC: Super Falcons target three points against Norway

After the Nigeria Football Federation cleared all their outstanding entitlements, the Super Falcons say they are in the mood and spirit to take all three points off the Grasshoppers of Norway in their first match of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Reims on Saturday.
Pope Francis arrives in procession to celebrate Mass at the Marian shrine of Sumuleu Ciuc June 1 in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania. (CNS-Paul Haring)

Pope Francis apologises to Roma for Catholic Church’s ‘discrimination’

Pope Francis apologised to the Roma people on Sunday for the Roman Catholic Church’s “discrimination” against them as he wrapped up a visit to Romania.
Liviu Dragnea

Romania court upholds jail sentence for parliament speaker

Leader of Romania's ruling left-wing Social Democrat Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea has been sentenced to three and half years in prison by the country's supreme court, upholding a conviction and jail term for official misconduct in a corruption case.
Eighth seed Petra Kvitova powered past local hope Ashleigh Barty to make the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday in the Czech’s best Grand Slam performance since she was injured in a terrifying knife attack.

Petra Kvitova pulls out of French Open with injury

Czech sixth seed and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova withdrew from Roland Garros on Monday with a left arm injury.

Italian police seize 1,665 cars from Romanian crime gang

Italian Carabinieri police on Thursday said they seized more 1,665 cars used by a Romanian criminal network to rob people in the streets of northern Italy and Spain.
This multi-exposure picture shows Simona Halep returning the ball to Ashleigh Barty. Gabriel Bouys-AFP-Getty Images

Simona Halep beats Belinda Bencic to reach Madrid final

Simona Halep beat Swiss Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-7 (2/7), 6-0 on Friday to advance to the final of the Madrid Open.
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Naomi Osaka maintains lead over Halep in WTA rankings

Japan’s Naomi Osaka maintained a slender lead over Romanian Simona Halep at the top of the WTA rankings released on Monday.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 28/ Simona Halep of Romania plays a point against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during day 11 of the Miami Open presented by Itau at Hard Rock Stadium on March 28, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Simona Halep closes on world number one Osaka

Simona Halep cut the gap to world number one Naomi Osaka in the WTA rankings on Monday after the Romanian made the semi-finals at the Miami Open last week.
Sergio Ramos gestures to the crowd after Spain beat England in the UEFA Nations League. Getty Images

Sergio Ramos: Spain motivated to win Euro 2020 qualifier against Malta for Luis Enrique

Sergio Ramos has said Spain are motivated to win Tuesday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Malta for coach Luis Enrique, who will miss the game due to "family reasons".
Naomi Osaka

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep crash out of Indian Wells

World number one Naomi Osaka crashed out of Indian Wells on Tuesday, routed by Belinda Bencic on a day that saw second-ranked Simona Halep sent packing, too.
Super Falcons

Cyprus Women’s Cup: Super Falcons off to Larnaca on Sunday

African champions Nigeria will depart the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday to take part in the annual Cyprus Women’s Cup tournament which begins on Wednesday, 27th February in Larnaca.

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Nnimmo Bassey

Group seeks African delegates’ support at Bonn climate talks

The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has expressed concerns that the U.S. and other global north countries may be bullying African countries in order to obstruct discussions on fossil fuel industry interference at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Afcon: Shehu Abdullahi out of Nigeria vs Guinea clash with injury

Shehu Abdullahi will miss Nigeria’s Group B clash against the Syli Nationale of Guinea on Wednesday at the Alexandria Stadium due to an hamstring injury.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians in the Diaspora not to rely entirely on social media reports on the security challenges facing the country.

VP Osinbajo urges Nigerians to be wary of social media reports

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians in the Diaspora not to rely entirely on social media reports on the security challenges facing the country.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal rejects Atiku Abubakar, PDP’s request to inspect INEC’s server

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has rejected the request by Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for permission to inspect a supposed central server, which they claimed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) used to transmit electronically, results of the last presidential election.

Central bank targets 10 million jobs in next five years

The Central Bank of Nigeria plans to create 10 million jobs in the next five years through investment support in agriculture and Manufacturing sector, in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda of diversifying the Nigerian economy.