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Nigeria’s top badminton players begin quest for Olympic points

Nigeria and Africa’s top players, Dorcas Adesokan, Anuoluwapo Opeyori, and Godwin Olofua, will begin their quest for Olympic qualification at the 2019 Egypt International tournament.
David de Gea remains “unquestionable” at Manchester United despite enduring an uncharacteristic dip in form which has seen him make a number of costly errors, says Juan Mata.

David de Gea to miss Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool

David de Gea has emerged as a doubt for Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Liverpool this weekend after limping out of Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Sweden.
The Turkish public and political elite have largely thrown their support behind the country's forces fighting in northern Syria, standing in defiance against voices in the international community condemning Ankara's operation in the region.

EU to consider steps against Turkey for Syria offensive

European Union (EU) foreign ministers are expected on Monday to discuss the bloc’s response to Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria, with the possibility of sanctions and an EU-wide arms embargo on the table.

EU ministers to consider steps against Turkey over Syria offensive

European Union foreign ministers are expected on Monday to discuss the bloc’s response to Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria, with the possibility of sanctions and an EU-wide arms embargo on the table.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has reacted to Sergio Ramos’ record after the Spanish and Los Blancos captain surpassed Iker Casillas as the most capped player in the history of Spanish football.

Real Madrid president Perez reacts to Ramos’ record

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has reacted to Sergio Ramos’ record after the Spanish and Los Blancos captain surpassed Iker Casillas as the most capped player in the history of Spanish football.
A statue of Alfred Nobel at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. The Nobel Memorial economics prizewinner will be announced on Monday. Jonathan Nackstrand-AFP-Getty Images

Nobel season wraps up, Economics prize to be announced today

This year’s Nobel season has only honoured one woman — Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk in Literature — with just one prize left to be announced on Monday: the Economics Prize, which has only once gone to a woman in its 50 years of existence.
Julian Assange gives a thumbs up to onlookers from inside a police van in London on Thursday.

Julian Assange ordered to court for extradition hearing

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was ordered Friday to make his first in-person London court appearance to determine whether he can be released from prison as he fights extradition to the United States.
Super Falcons Thomas Dennerby

Thomas Dennerby confirms resignation as Super Falcons coach

Thomas Dennerby has resigned as head coach of Nigeria's women's team after a year and eight months in charge.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

This year’s prize went on Friday to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.
Parliament of Uganda

Uganda announces ‘Kill the Gays’ bill, death penalty for homosexuals

Uganda has announced plans to reintroduce a bill which would bring in the death penalty for homosexuals in the East African nation.
Polish author Olga Tokarczuk at the 69th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner in New York in 2018. (Polish author Olga Tokarczuk at the 69th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner in New York in 2018. Brad Barket-Invision-AP)

Report: Only 15 out of 116 Nobel Literature Prize laureates are women

Here is a list of the women who have won the prestigious honour since it was first awarded in 1901.
Austrian writer Peter Handke during the Estoril Film Festival in 2009. (Austrian writer Peter Handke during the Estoril Film Festival in 2009. Francisco Leong-AFP-Getty Images)

Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Nobel Prize in Literature

Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk on Thursday won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, which was delayed over a sexual harassment scandal, while Austrian novelist and playwright Peter Handke took the 2019 award, the Swedish Academy said.
This picture taken on the morning of October 2, 2019 and released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 3, 2019 shows the test-firing of “the new-type SLBM Pukguksong-3” in the waters off Wonsan Bay of the East Sea of Korea. – North Korea successfully test-fired a “new-type” of submarine-launched ballistic missile, state media reported on October 3, after Washington voiced alarm at the move just days before the planned resumption of stalled nuclear talks. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

North Korea threatens to resume nuke, long range missile tests

North Korea is calling an outside condemnation of its weapons launches a “grave provocation” and threatening to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests.
Here is a list of Nobel Chemistry Prize winners over the past 10 years, including John Goodenough of the US, Britain’s Stanley Whittingham and Japan’s Akira Yoshino who on Wednesday won for the development of lithium-ion batteries.

Recent winners of the Nobel Chemistry Prize

Here is a list of Nobel Chemistry Prize winners over the past 10 years, including John Goodenough of the US, Britain’s Stanley Whittingham and Japan’s Akira Yoshino who on Wednesday won for the development of lithium-ion batteries.
The University of Ibadan International School, Ibadan, has suspended a female Muslim student, Miss Ikhlass Olasubomi Badiru for wearing Hijab (headscarf) in July this year.

MURIC expresses worry over suspension of hijab wearing student

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has expressed displeasure over the suspension an hijab-wearing student of International School (ISI) of the University of Ibadan (UI).
(CNN)The 2019 Nobel Prize for Medicine has been jointly awarded to William Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza for their pioneering research into how human cells respond to changing oxygen levels.

Trio win medicine Nobel for work on how cells adapt to oxygen

Two Americans and a Briton won the 2019 Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for discovering a molecular switch that regulates how cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels, opening up new approaches to treating heart failure, anaemia and cancer.
The talks, at an isolated conference centre on the outskirts of Stockholm, were the first such formal discussions since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in June and agreed to restart negotiations that stalled after a failed summit in Vietnam in February.

North Korea calls off nuclear talks with US in Sweden

Working-level nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington have broken off, North Korea's top negotiator has said, dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate.
North Korea flag

North Korea says nuclear talks with US break down, blames Washington

North Korea’s top nuclear envoy on Saturday said talks with the US in Stockholm had broken down, blaming Washington for bringing “nothing to the negotiation table” at the meeting, which came after months of stalemate.

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Wilfred Ndidi scored for the second time this season, as Leicester City moved to third place on the Premier League table, after recording a massive 5-0 win over Christian Atsu’s Newcastle United at King Power Stadium.

Wilfred Ndidi dedicates Leicester City home win against Burnley to late Foxes owner

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has dedicated Saturday’s 2-1 home win against Burnley to the club’s late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

SERAP urges ICPC, EFCC to probe Senate, MDAs over ‘employment slots scandal’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to “jointly carry out a prompt, thorough, transparent and effective investigation into allegations that principal officers and members of the Nigerian Senate are using their official positions to get job slots from government agencies.”
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Unilorin wins third JAMB tertiary institutions football competition

The University of Ilorin on Saturday beat Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic of Zaria 1-0 to win the third edition of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board-sponsored tertiary institutions football competition.

Senator Ken Nnamani urges alumni associations to support their alma maters

Former Senate President Ken Nnamani has urged old students associations to support their alma maters in the area of infrastructure development and maintenance of facilities.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks to members of Britain’s military during a reception for the Armed Forces inside 10 Downing Street in Central London on September 18, 2019. John NGUYEN - POOL - AFP

British premier to seek extension after MPs back Brexit delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to write to Brussels seeking a Brexit deadline extension after MPs voted Saturday to demand he delay Britain’s October 31 departure date.