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“Thus, Brazil has its first confirmed case of the disease,’’ Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said at a news conference.

Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in South America

A Sao Paulo resident who recently travelled to Italy has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Brazil’s Health Ministry said, in the first confirmed case in South America on Wednesday.

Court remands 36-year-old man for trafficking 5kg of cocaine

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered that a 36-year-old man, Augustine Chukwuma, who pleaded guilty to trafficking 5kg of Cocaine, be remanded in a Nigerian Correctional Service centre.
Lionel Messi’s hat-trick in Barcelona’s 4-1 victory over Celta Vigo on Saturday, saw him equal Cristiano Ronaldo’s record.

Rivaldo: Why Lionel Messi would never leave Barcelona

Messi has been linked in recent weeks to join Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and Juventus but Rivaldo believes the Argentine captain is a player of just one club.
Neymar admits to having grown up wanting to be like Manchester United legend David Beckham, with the Brazilian modelling his game on the ex-England captain.

Neymar always wanted to be like David Beckham, modelled his game on Manchester United...

Neymar admits to having grown up wanting to be like Manchester United legend David Beckham, with the Brazilian modelling his game on the ex-England captain.

Nigerian woman pleads guilty to drug trafficking

A Nigerian woman pleaded guilty today to leading a conspiracy to import more than five kilograms of cocaine, as well as to her role in a separate bank fraud scheme, and to making false statements relating to fraudulent claims submitted to Medicaid for reimbursement.
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US set to jail Nigerian woman in triplet of crimes

A Nigerian born-woman Temitope Ayoni Olaiya, a.k.a Tammy Olaiya, faces on 28 February, 2020 a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison over the importation of 7kg of cocaine into the United States.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks to supporters after leaving the Federal Police Headquarters, where he was serving a sentence for corruption and money laundering, in Curitiba, Parana State, Brazil, on November 8, 2019. – A judge in Brazil on Friday authorized the release of ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, after a Supreme Court ruling paved the way for thousands of convicts to be freed. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA / AFP)

Brazil’s leftist icon Lula walks free from jail

Brazil’s leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail Friday after a year and a half behind bars for corruption following a court ruling that could release thousands of convicts.
SAO PAULO - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Sunday that the worst is yet to come with an oil spill that has affected more than 200 beaches on the country's coast.

Brazil: ‘Worst is yet to come’ on oil spill – president

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Sunday that "the worst is yet to come" with an oil spill that has affected more than 200 beaches on the country's coast.
Golden Eaglets

Manu Garba: Golden Eaglets are ready for Hungary in Group B opener

Golden Eaglets head coach Manu Garba says his team is ready for Hungry in the Group B opener at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil at Goiania Estadio Olimpico 9 pm Nigerian time.
Captain of the Nigeria Golden Eaglets Samson Tijani has assured Nigerians that the weather in Goiania will not stop the Eaglets when they take on Hungary on Sunday.

FIFA U17: Goiania weather will not stop us against Hungary – Samson Tijani

Captain of the Nigeria Golden Eaglets Samson Tijani has assured Nigerians that the weather in Goiania will not stop the Eaglets when they take on Hungary on Sunday.
The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have moved from Sao Paulo to Giaonia where they will be playing their group games at the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Golden Eaglets arrive Giaonia for FIFA U-17 World Cup group games

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have moved from Sao Paulo to Giaonia where they will be playing their group games at the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup.
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U-17 World Cup: FIFA welcomes Golden Eaglets to Brazil

Fixe-time world champions, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have landed in the city of Gioania, Brazil, where the team will tackle Hungary at the Estadio Olimpico in the opening game of Group B of the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals on Saturday.
The Golden Eaglets scored four goals within 25 minutes of play and one more in the second half to ensure a 5-1 victory over Guatemala on Tuesday.

Golden Eaglets lose 1-0 to Japan in final warm-up game ahead U-17 World Cup

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets have lost 1-0 to Japan in their final friendly game ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Golden Eaglets coach Manu Garba

Golden Eaglets edge out South Korea 4-2 in warm-up game

The Golden Eaglets defeated South Korea 4-2 in a friendly encounter in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Fiday morning.
The Golden Eaglets scored four goals within 25 minutes of play and one more in the second half to ensure a 5-1 victory over Guatemala on Tuesday.

Manu Garba to submit Eaglets World Cup final squad Wednesday

Federation of International Football (FIFA) will get the final team list of the Golden Eaglets on Wednesday ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.
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Brazil, Nigeria clash again as Golden Eaglets tackle Sao Paulo FC in friendly

Another Brazil, Nigeria clash comes quickly as five – time world champions, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria tackle Sao Paulo FC in a friendly game on Monday, as part of their preparations for this year’s FIFA U17 World Cup finals starting in Brazil on 26th October.
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U-17 World Cup: Golden Eaglets arrive in Brazil

Five-time champions Nigeria have landed in Brazil for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup finals holding from October 26 to November 17.
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Golden Eaglets depart to Brazil for FIFA U-17 World Cup

Golden Eaglets depart Nigeria to Brazil for FIFA U-17 World Cup, which takes place from October 26 to November 17.

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Countries criticise Russia, Syria at UN over killing of Turkish soldiers

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Coronavirus: Oyo expresses high level of preparedness

Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Bashir Bello, has disclosed that the state government is on a high level of preparedness for any possible outbreak of coronavirus in the state.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Southern Kaduna: We’ve suffered greatest social disruption, economic deprivation, insecurity under Governor El-Rufai

The Southern Kaduna people have expressed concern that since the inception of Mal. Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai’s government in 2015, Adara people and indeed Southern Kaduna communities have suffered the greatest social disruptions, economic deprivations and insecurity.