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Fifa grant Kenya more time to pay former coach

World football governing body, Fifa, have handed Kenya 30 more days to pay former Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche.
The immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Monday, pleaded not guilty to 18-count charge of N3 billion graft.

Court grants Winifred Oyo-Ita N100 million bail

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, granted bail to the immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, in the sum of N100 million with two sureties in like sum.
The immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Monday, pleaded not guilty to 18-count charge of N3 billion graft.

N3 billion fraud: Winifred Oyo-Ita, eight others arraigned, plead not guilty

The immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Monday, pleaded not guilty to 18-count charge of N3 billion graft.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US top envoy Mike Pompeo visits Kabul amid multiple crises

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the Afghan capital Monday amid an ongoing political crisis, a raging Taliban insurgency and rising coronavirus cases — all of which further threaten an already-floundering peace process.

Nigeria energy forum reschedules conference to September

The organisers of the upcoming 5th Nigeria Energy Forum (NEF) on Sunday said the Forum’s conference had been postponed until Sept. 9 and 10, in the interest of public safety and health.=
Kieran Tierney admits the injury struggles he has endured at Arsenal have been “the toughest time of my life”, with the Scot having taken in a forgettable debut campaign at the Emirates Stadium.

Kieran Tierney admits Arsenal injury absence has been ‘the toughest time of my life’

Kieran Tierney admits the injury struggles he has endured at Arsenal have been “the toughest time of my life”, with the Scot having taken in a forgettable debut campaign at the Emirates Stadium.
Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb.

Pope Francis blames tax dodgers for Italy’s coronavirus woes

Pope Francis has backed a prominent journalist’s complaint that tax dodgers were partly to blame as Italy’s health facilities struggle to cope with the coronavirus crisis.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court adjourns former Lagos speaker’s money laundering trial for six months

The money laundering trial of a former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, and his former aide, Oyebode Atoyebi, before the Federal High Court in Lagos was stalled on Wednesday with Justice Mohammed Liman adjourning till September 30.
Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF, IBO and WBA heavyweight titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev this summer.

Eddie Hearn: Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev fight may be moved

Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title fight against Kubrat Pulev on June 20 could be moved to July, says promoter Eddie Hearn.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

Euro 2020 to become Euro 2021 as UEFA proposes sweeping league changes

Euro 2020 is set to be pushed back by 12 months to become Euro 2021 as part of UEFA’s proposals to combat the scheduling issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Fears are growing that this year’s Olympics may be postponed or axed because of the coronavirus pandemic but Japan has been here before – the cancelled summer Games of 1940 were also due to be hosted in Tokyo.

Tokyo 1940: The Games that became the ‘Missing Olympics’

Fears are growing that this year’s Olympics may be postponed or axed because of the coronavirus pandemic but Japan has been here before – the cancelled summer Games of 1940 were also due to be hosted in Tokyo.

Human trafficking: Two Nigerians rescued from Lebanon, Lebanese arrested

Barely two months after the rescue of the much publicised victim of trafficking from Lebanon, operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons have rescued two Nigerian trafficked victims from Beirut, the capital City of Lebanon.

EURO 2020 could take place between November, December

European football’s governing body UEFA are set to postpone this Summer’s European Championship’s but they could still be played this year, at least according to a report in today’s print edition of Corriere della Sera.
Access Bank has unveiled a new brand logo to reflect its new status following the completion of its merge with Diamond Bank.

Access Bank completes N15 billion green bond cross-listing

The 15.50% fixed rate, unsecured climate-credential green bond is the first of its kind to be issued by a Nigerian corporate and represents a major milestone in the development of the local green finance market.
Wayne Rooney has set his sights on playing as long as he can as he prepares to make his debut for Championship side Derby County.

Wayne Rooney: Players need social media education

Wayne Rooney says more education and information is needed for young footballers as guidance for how to conduct themselves on social media.
Wayne Rooney impressed on his Derby County debut as he provided a stunning assist in a 2-1 win over Barnsley at Pride Park.

Coronavirus: Wayne Rooney criticises authorities for treating footballers like ‘guinea pigs’

Wayne Rooney has claimed "footballers in England were being treated like guinea pigs" before the 2019-20 campaign was put on hold, with the coronavirus causing huge disruptions to the sporting calendar across the world. Wayne Rooney has claimed "footballers in England were being treated like guinea pigs" before the 2019-20 campaign was put on hold, with the coronavirus causing huge disruptions to the sporting calendar across the world.
Floyd Mayweather appeared to have called out Anthony Joshua as he named the one aspect of boxing he really, really dislikes during a recent Q&A in England.

Floyd Mayweather reacts to death of ex-girlfriend

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has reacted to the death of his ex-girlfriend, Josie Harris.
London Marathon elite men's winner Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya poses with the trophy at the London Marathon Winners' Press Conference on April 29, 2019. Action Images via Reuters-Matthew Childs-File Photo

London marathon postponed to October due to coronavirus

The annual London marathon which was due to take place on April 26 has been postponed to Oct. 4 because of coronavirus, the organisers said on Friday, marking the latest in a long line of major international sport events disrupted by the pandemic.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm death of 22 in Sokoto bandits’ attack, foil ambush

The Police in Sokoto on Thursday confirmed the death of 22 villagers in the state following sporadic shooting by suspected bandits in Gangara community.
The Cross River Commissioner for health, Dr Betta Edu has restated the state’s preparedness to tackle Coronavirus if it eventually gets to the state.

Cross River suspected coronavirus case tests negative

Confirming the report to newsmen on phone Thursday night, Edu said the case from UCTH that went viral on the various social platform came out negative.

President Buhari’s daughter rejoins family after self-isolation

The daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari who went on self-isolation after returning from the United Kingdom, UK, two weeks ago has rejoined the family.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Coronavirus hits 51 of 55 nations of Africa

Malawi recorded three cases, on Thursday, as the number of cases in Africa struck 6,940 with 278 deaths and 567 recoveries as of 8.30p.m.

WHO concerned as coronavirus accelerates in Africa

With more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.