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The brute force of Naomi Osaka crushed the artistry of Hsieh Su-wei as the Japanese former champion charged into the Australian Open semi-finals with a 6-2 6-2 win on Tuesday.

Naomi Osaka thrashes Hsieh Su-wei to reach Australian Open semi-finals

The brute force of Naomi Osaka crushed the artistry of Hsieh Su-wei as the Japanese former champion charged into the Australian Open semi-finals with a 6-2 6-2 win on Tuesday.
WWE are reportedly planning ‘something different’ for January’s Royal Rumble.

WWE ‘planning something different’ at Royal Rumble

Like the rest of the sporting and entertainment world, Vince McMahon’s company have been forced to continue the show without a live audience amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Gareth Bale’s former Tottenham team-mate Andros Townsend believes that Real Madrid should not be offloading the Wales star, they should be building him a statue instead.

Andros Townsend: Real Madrid treatment of Gareth Bale is baffling

Gareth Bale’s former Tottenham team-mate Andros Townsend believes that Real Madrid should not be offloading the Wales star, they should be building him a statue instead.
Karolina Muchova took advantage of an error-prone Venus Williams to advance 6-3 7-5 into the second round of the US Open on Tuesday.

Karolina Muchova sends Venus Williams to first opening round loss at US Open

Karolina Muchova took advantage of an error-prone Venus Williams to advance 6-3 7-5 into the second round of the US Open on Tuesday.
US superstar Serena Williams says she’s ready to play “real tennis” after the enforced rest of coronavirus quarantine.

Serena Williams ready for US Open after lockdown

Serena Williams said Saturday she is pressing ahead with plans to play in the US Open despite a wave of player withdrawals from the upcoming Grand Slam event over coronavirus fears.
Coco Gauff of the United States reacts after losing a point against Naomi Osaka of Japan (not pictured) in the third round on day six of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

US teen Coco Gauff says stronger now after battling depression

American teenager Coco Gauff says she struggled to deal with the hype and mental pressure brought on by her rapid rise in the tennis world and that she had to rediscover her love for the game after becoming depressed.
Serena Williams admitted she was frustrated and not at her best as she fought off a stubborn Tamara Zidansek to reach the Australian Open third round on Wednesday.

Serena Williams: I was ‘nowhere near’ Coco Gauff’s level at 15

Serena Williams said she was “nowhere near” as good as 15-year-old Coco Gauff when she was that age as the American great reached the Australian Open third round Wednesday despite being far from her best.
Carla Suarez Navarro spoke highly of America tennis great, Serena Williams, in an interview with El Pais.

Carla Navarro: Serena Williams the best player I have ever faced

Carla Suarez Navarro spoke highly of America tennis great, Serena Williams, in an interview with El Pais.
A Portuguese obstetrician has been suspended after a baby was born without a nose, eyes or part of his skull.

Portuguese doctor suspended after baby born without a face

A Portuguese obstetrician has been suspended after a baby was born without a nose, eyes or part of his skull.
Serena Williams lost in the final round of the U.S. Open on Saturday to 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu, who called Williams a “legend.” Michelle V. Agins-The New York Times Kurt Streeter

Serena Williams: My poor showing in US Open final ‘inexcusable’

Serena Williams is wondering when she will start playing like a 23-time Grand Slam champion again in a major final, calling her poor showing in Saturday’s US Open final loss “inexcusable.”
Serena Williams won her 35th night match in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the most by any player, male or female. DON EMMERT-AFP-Getty Images

Serena Williams eyes bigger, better things after US Open drama

Serena Williams would not discuss the incidents that unfolded during the US Open final she lost to Naomi Osaka in September and is choosing to “move on to bigger and better things”, the American told reporters in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
US Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their Women's Singles Quarter-Finals match at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 4, 2018.Six-time champion Serena Williams overpowered Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of the US Open. / AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT

Serena Williams debuts in Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list

The 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams has made it to Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful women for the first time as the magazine shared the list on Tuesday.
Portugal's Rui Patricio and Jose Fonte celebrate after the match. REUTERS-Alessandro Garofalo

Portugal hold off Italy to reach Nations League semi-finals

European champions Portugal became the first team to qualify for the Nations League semi-finals on Saturday after holding Italy to a 0-0 draw at the San Siro.

Serena Williams made to wait over Wimbledon seeding

Wimbledon chiefs have admitted they will hold an internal debate to clarify if seven-time champion Serena Williams can be seeded at Wimbledon.

Rusty Serena Williams puts on brave face after comeback defeat

Former world number one Serena Williams said she felt on the "right track" despite a crushing loss in her long-awaited comeback to tennis on Sunday playing alongside big sister Venus in a Fed Cup dead rubber.

Relaxed Serena Williams ready for comeback at Fed Cup

Serena Williams returns to tennis after a year-long absence on Saturday, with all eyes on the former world number one as she sets out on her quest to reclaim her position at the pinnacle of her sport.

At least six dead in 12-hour siege at luxury Kabul hotel

Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul and killed at least six people including a foreigner, sparking a 12-hour fight with security forces that left terrified guests scrambling to escape and parts of the building ablaze.

Donald Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty and threatened to cut aid to Palestinians worth more than $300 million a year, drawing a rebuke that they would not be “blackmailed”.

US cuts contribution to UN annual budget by $285 million

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced Sunday night that the American government has reduced its contribution to the U.N.’s annual budget by $285m.

Unstoppable Venus Williams sets sights on 2020 Olympics

Evergreen American Venus Williams has dismissed any notion of announcing her retirement anytime soon, saying she is eager to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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The NGF Chairman, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, gave this indication when he briefed State House correspondents after an emergency meeting of the forum at the State House Banquet Hall.

Governors reach decisions on coronavirus vaccine roll-out

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has asked the federal government to take the necessary steps to support logistics and inoculation activities in states to ensure a smooth vaccine roll-out exercise across the country.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

Food blockade: AFAN blames institutional failure, inequity

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Friday, blamed institutional failure for the blockade of foodstuff supply and transportation to Southern Nigeria as the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, AUFCDN, embarked on the protest over factors militating against their business.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB provides $400,000 grant for SEC

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Friday signed a $400,000 grant agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to strengthen securities market regulation and broaden market instruments.
Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen did not bring a new COVID variant to Italy upon his return from Nigeria last December, according to official statement from the Hospital Federico II in Naples.

Victor Osimhen returns to training ahead of Bologna clash

The 22-year-old suffered head trauma after landing awkwardly on the turf following a collision with Cristian Romero in his side’s defeat to Atalanta on February 21.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Policeman arrested for stealing AK-47 rifles in Abịa

A police man, Shedrack Aleke Igwe, working in armoury section of MOPOL base 28, Umuahia, Abia state has been arrested with 5 AK-47 rifles he stole from the armoury.

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EFCC disowns recruitment group on WhatsApp

The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to the activities of a group on WhatsApp, dedicated to EFCC Recruitment 2020/2021.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.

President Buhari charges security agencies improve Nigeria’s ranking on global security index

Worried by the rising level of insecurity in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday charged the nation’s security agencies to up the ante in their drive towards protection of lives and property.
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UNICEF partners Delta in renewed fight against malnutrition

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has restated its commitment and support for the Delta State Government in the renewed effort to flatten the curve for malnutrition in the state, particularly through supplementary and improved dietary provisions for adolescents in the state.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Minister: Impact of $500 million World Bank grant to states for maternal health, others...

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, yesterday said no meaningful impact has been felt from the $500 million taken as a loan by the federal government and given to the states as grant to reduce the number of mortality recorded at primary and secondary health facilities across the country.
Coach Emmanuel Amuneke has said his new team Tanzania are in high spirits ahead of Saturday’s 2019 AFCON qualifier against Uganda in Kampala.

U17 AFCON: Emmanuel Amuneke named on CAF Technical Group

Former African Footballer of the Year Emmanuel Amuneke has been enlisted as a member of the CAF Technical Study Group (TSG) for the forthcoming U17 AFCON to be staged in Morocco between March 13 and 31.