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The late Diego Maradona was a man beloved by his fellow Argentines – and Pope Francis is seemingly no exception.

Pope Francis: Diego Maradona was a poet, a great champion and a very fragile...

He told the Gazzetta dello Sport: "I met Diego Armando Maradona during a Match for Peace in 2014: I remember with pleasure everything that Diego did for Scholas Occurrentes, the foundation that takes care of the needy all over the world.

Five killed as blast hits Yemen wedding hall

Five women were killed in war-torn Yemen when a projectile exploded at a wedding held on New Year’s Day in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida, officials said Saturday.
Chelsea's English head coach Frank Lampard applauds the fans following during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London on March 3, 2020. - Chelsea won the match 2-0. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Frank Lampard unaware if Chelsea’s game with Manchester City will go ahead

Frank Lampard has admitted that he is unaware if Chelsea’s clash with Manchester City will go ahead this weekend, after a recent outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the City squad.
A photo of Qassem Soleimani, is seen during a ceremony to mark the one year anniversary of the killing of senior Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. attack, in Tehran, Iran January 1, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iran: Severe revenge awaits Qasem Soleimani’s killers

Iran’s judiciary chief warned Friday that Qasem Soleimani’s killers will “not be safe on Earth”, as the Islamic republic began marking the first anniversary of the top general’s assassination in a US strike.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Brexit “a new beginning in our country’s history and a new relationship with the EU as their biggest ally”.

Brexit to take full effect as UK leaves EU single market

Brexit becomes a reality on Thursday as Britain leaves Europe’s customs union and single market, ending nearly half a century of often turbulent ties with its closest neighbours.
Marcus Rashford's deflected strike deep into stoppage time moved Manchester United to within two points of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Wolves on Tuesday.

Marcus Rashford tames Wolves to send Manchester United into second

Marcus Rashford's deflected strike deep into stoppage time moved Manchester United to within two points of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Wolves on Tuesday.
Premier League has been hit by 14 new cases of coronavirus since teams returned to training, reports claim.

Coronavirus outbreak: Premier League clubs ‘considering two-week break’

The Telegraph claims the chairman of some top-flight sides have held talks over a mid-season time-out as concerns grow over outbreaks at Manchester City and Sheffield United.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

Tigray conflict: My country is in trouble – WHO chief

In rare, personal comments, World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has spoken of his "personal pain" about the "worsening" conflict raging in his home country of Ethiopia.
A wanted notorious bandit in Kaduna State, Nasiru Kachalla, has been shot dead in a battle of supremacy with rival bandit group.

Notorious Kaduna bandit gunned down

A wanted notorious bandit in Kaduna State, Nasiru Kachalla has been shot dead in a battle of supremacy with rival bandit group.
Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka says it was fun inflicting a humiliating defeat on Lionel Messi after Friday night’s 8-2 win over Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Leo Messi not ready to talk to other clubs until end of season

Lionel Messi insists he won’t talk to other clubs until the end of the current campaign even as he declared that “Barcelona is my life”.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

PGF: ASUU strikes aiding Boko Haram’s goal

The Director-General of the Progressives Governors Forum, Dr. Salihu Lukman, has described the seemingly unending power tussle between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, as the greatest disservice to Nigeria’s public education system.
Sheffield United are embarrassed to be bottom of the Premier League and without a win, said midfielder Ben Osborn after the 1-0 defeat by Everton.

Sheffield United break worst ever Football League records

Sheffield United are "embarrassed" to be bottom of the Premier League and without a win, said midfielder Ben Osborn after the 1-0 defeat by Everton.
The Daily Mail has cited an unnamed Labour source as defying party leader Keir Starmer’s call to vote for the London-Brussels trade deal and saying that “we don’t want Brexit blood on our hands”.

Brexit trade deal frustrates UK fisheries leaders, labour politicians

The Daily Mail has cited an unnamed Labour source as defying party leader Keir Starmer’s call to vote for the London-Brussels trade deal and saying that “we don’t want Brexit blood on our hands”.
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Ever-present Boko Haram threat casts shadow in Niger

Seven years after the first Boko Haram attacks in southeastern Niger, people in the city of Diffa, dare not even speak the group’s name.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed the club is doing all it takes to ensure Wilfred Ndidi does not suffer a relapse.

Tim Sherwood: Wilfred Ndidi has brought energy back to Leicester

Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood says Wilfred Ndidi has brought energy back to the Leicester City side.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the conference that the world “must work together to build an impregnable shield around all our people”.

Post-Brexit borders to divide EU, UK citizens

From January 1 British and EU citizens will be confronted with the reality of Brexit as the transition period ends and borders that were done away with decades ago return.
At a Downing Street press conference, Boris Johnson said- “We have taken back control of our laws and our destiny.”

Brexit: UK premier hails free trade deal with EU

The EU and UK have reached a post-Brexit trade deal, ending months of disagreements over fishing rights and future business rules.
Callistus Onaga

Bishop Onaga wants insecurity to end with 2020

Catholic Bishop of Enugu, Most. Rev. Calistus Onaga, today berated the ruling class over the persistent insecurity in the country, charging them to ensure that the menace ended with the year 2020.

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A Palau-flagged freight ship has sunk off the coast of Turkey’s Black Sea province of Bartin, killing at least three crew members, according to Bartin Governor Sinan Guner.

Several dead as freight ship sinks off Turkey’s Black Sea coast

A Palau-flagged freight ship has sunk off the coast of Turkey’s Black Sea province of Bartin, killing at least three crew members, according to Bartin Governor Sinan Guner.
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Catholic priest kidnapped, murdered in Niger

A Catholic priest of the Diocese of Minna, Niger State, Rev. Father John Gbakaan Yaji, has been abducted and murdered by gunmen suspected to be armed bandits in the state.

Dangote completes Nigeria’s longest concrete road

The 43KM Obajana-Kabba road constructed by Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), has been described by motorists as the country’s most strategic highway that is aiding travellers between the North and the South.

Abia government begs teachers to resume classes

Abia State Government has called on members of the state chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) to return to classes in the interest of their students and pupils.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Rivers: Robbery suspect arrested with police identity card

A suspected armed robber who was among two suspects arrested by security guards and residents of Elekahia Housing Estate was seen with an identity card of Nigeria Police Force, suggesting he might be their personnel.