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New D’Tigers coach, Mike Brown, named Ike Iroegbu, Ike Diogu, Obi Emegano, Keith Omoerah, and Mike Gbinije as his starting five in his first match in charge against the South Sudan on Thursday in the first game of Group D qualifiers taking place in Kigali, Rwanda.

D’Tigers beat South Sudan in 2021 AfroBasket qualifiers match

New D’Tigers coach, Mike Brown, named Ike Iroegbu, Ike Diogu, Obi Emegano, Keith Omoerah, and Mike Gbinije as his starting five in his first match in charge against the South Sudan on Thursday in the first game of Group D qualifiers taking place in Kigali, Rwanda.
Nicolas Pepe was sent off for a stupid headbutt on Ezgjan Alioski. Reuters

Mikel Arteta calls Nicolas Pepe’s behaviour ‘unacceptable’

Nicolas Pepe appeared to headbutt Leeds defender Ezgjan Alioski in an off-the-ball challenge and Arsenal’s club record signing was given a red card in the 51st minute after Anthony Taylor consulted with the video assistant referee.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police officer shoots man dead at Ekiti hotel

A police officer reportedly opened fire at a hotel bar where people were watching a football match on Saturday, killing a young man who was drinking beer with his friend, newsmen learnt.
Thibaut Courtois fouled Samuel Chukwueze in the box leading to Gerard Moreno stepping up to the spot and Real Madrid conceding their fourth penalty in two games.

Thibaut Courtois error sees Real Madrid draw Villarreal

Thibaut Courtois fouled Samuel Chukwueze in the box leading to Gerard Moreno stepping up to the spot and Real Madrid conceding their fourth penalty in two games.
Wall Street's main indexes opened lower on Friday as rising infections overshadow positive vaccine news [Shannon Stapleton-Reuters]

US stocks open lower as virus surge overrides vaccine hope

Wall Street’s main stock indexes opened lower on Friday, putting them on track to cap off another week of highs and lows as vaccine optimism is overshadowed by surging COVID-19 infections and the return of business sapping restrictions and shutdowns.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni: Gernot Rohr is the worst coach in Nigeria history

Yakubu Aiyegbeni believes coach Gernot Rohr and a significant proportion of Nigeria's national team players are not fit to wear the famous green and white shirt in the wake of their outing against Sierra Leone.
The Lekki Concession Company, LCC, has refuted claims that it removed the CCTV’s at Lekki tollgate few hours before the shooting of protesters on Tuesday.

CNN: How Nigerian Army used live bullets on Lekki protesters

The Cable News Network has released its findings from an independent investigation carried out on the October 20 shooting incident that happened at the Lekki tollgate.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach attends a press conference in Tokyo on November 16, 2020. (Photo by Du Xiaoyi - POOL - AFP)

No mandatory coronavirus vaccine for Tokyo Olympics – IOC chief

Athletes won’t be required to take a coronavirus vaccine to compete at the Tokyo Olympics, IOC chief Thomas Bach said Tuesday, adding that mandatory shots would be “going too far”.
World number one golfer American Dustin Johnson won his first Masters by five strokes finishing with a record-breaking low score of 20 under par at Augusta. The 36-year-old posted a four-under 68 on Sunday to hold off Australian Cameron Smith.

Dustin Johnson wins 2020 Masters, sets new record

World number one golfer American Dustin Johnson won his first Masters by five strokes finishing with a record-breaking low score of 20 under par at Augusta. The 36-year-old posted a four-under 68 on Sunday to hold off Australian Cameron Smith and South Korea’s Sungjae Im.
Tiger Woods was going the wrong way on a long day at Augusta National on Saturday, where his bid for a sixth Masters title was on the rocks.

Tiger Woods gets little reward from long day at Masters

Woods was four shots off the lead after playing the last eight holes of his second round on Saturday morning, but an even-par third round saw him walk off the course nine off the pace being set by world number one Dustin Johnson.
Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer alongside the presidential motorcade at Freedom Plaza near the White House in Washington, DC [Tom Brenner-Reuters]

Donald Trump greets crowd of supporters in US capital

Donald Trump has greeted hundreds of supporters in the United States capital on Saturday, as the president still refuses to concede defeat to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden following the November 3 election.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

Ondo governor bans Okada, tinted vehicles

Following the surge in the spate of kidnapping and armed robbery in the state in recent times, the governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has banned the operation of commercial motorcycles from the roads after 6pm.
A group of Saudi dissidents exiled in countries including the United Kingdom and United States have announced the launch of an opposition party, the first organised political resistance under King Salman’s rule.

Shots fired at Saudi Arabian embassy in The Hague

Several shots were fired at the Saudi Arabian embassy in The Hague on Thursday, but no injuries were reported, according to local media.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Queens Park Rangers forward Eberechi Eze in the summer.

Fulham joins Crystal Palace in the race to sign Eberechi Eze

Newly Promoted side Fulham have entered the race sign Eberechi Eze from Crystal Palace in the current transfer window.
Inovio CEO Joseph Kim said that the company designed DNA vaccine INO-4800 in just three hours after the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was published.

US scientists prep for coronavirus vaccine test

A team of US scientists jostled for a view of the lab dish, staring impatiently for the first clue that an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus just might work.
Israeli security forces and emergency personnel work at the scene of what the Israeli army said was a shooting attack, near the Israeli settlement of Ofra in the occupied West Bank [Ammar Awad-Reuters]

Six Israeli settlers wounded in drive-by shooting in West Bank

At least six Jewish settlers wounded in drive-by shooting in occupied West Bank

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Afenifere: Nigeria becoming ungovernable

Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere, on Thursday declared that Nigeria is on the brink of collapse, insisting that the country must restructure to survive the near precipice.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor orders compulsory drug test for council election contestants

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has directed all cleared contestants in the forthcoming local government elections scheduled to hold January 16 to be subjected to a compulsory drug test.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 5

Senator Lawan urges South Africa to secure business interests of Nigerians

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has urged the South African authorities to reciprocate Nigerian Government’s gesture by ensuring that business interests of Nigerians in South Africa are secured.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

INEC chief wants Senate to accelerate Electoral Act amendment

The nominee for the position of Chairperson for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has appealed to the National Assembly to expeditiously pass the Electoral Act Amendment Bill before the end of first quarter of 2021.
Zlatan Ibrahimović has signed a new one-year deal to stay with Milan for the 2020-21 season.

Swedish FA: Zlatan Ibrahimovic in talks about restarting international career

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in talks with Sweden head coach Janne Andersson about a potential return to the national team, the Swedish Football Association said Thursday.