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LeBron James hits back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticism of political activism

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James on Friday fired back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic and vowed to never stay silent about social causes after he was criticised by the AC Milan forward for sticking his nose into politics.
FILE PHOTO - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS-Emma Farge-File Photo

Ngozi goes to WTO

The biggest piece of happy-ending news in Nigeria in the month of February 2021 is the endorsement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) by the United States.
FILE PHOTO - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference in Athens, Greece, October 26, 2020. REUTERS-Costas Baltas-File Photo

Kremlin blames EU for demise of its Russia ties

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday blamed the European Union for its deteriorating relations with Russia and accused the bloc of systematically destroying mechanisms for cooperation.
RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann is refusing to read too much into the Liverpool's poor recent results ahead of Tuesday's Champions League showdown in Budapest.

RB Leipzig boss wary of Liverpool despite results

RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann is refusing to read too much into the Liverpool's poor recent results ahead of Tuesday's Champions League showdown in Budapest.
Police took Disha Ravi to the capital from her home in the southern city of Bengaluru to question her over the accusation that she disseminated the document during the months-long protest on the outskirts of Delhi.

India’s arrest of activist tied to Greta Thunberg’s movement sparks outrage

Indian opposition politicians and activists condemned on Monday the arrest of a 22-year-old climate activist accused of helping to edit and distribute a document by Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg that promoted farmer protests.
Harry Maguire insists nobody at Manchester United has “even thought about the Europa League” as the Red Devils prepare to enter the Champions League’s last-chance saloon.

Harry Maguire ‘fed up’ with Manchester United critics

Harry Maguire is “fed up” with critics of Victor Lindelof and Manchester United’s defence, with the Red Devils skipper claiming a “blatant foul” denied Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side another three points at West Brom.
Moses Ogbu will soon seal a transfer to a Chinese second division club which will change his life, according to his agent.

China transfer will change Moses Ogbu’s life – agent

Ogbu’s agent, Gustaf Grauers, has now opened up that the striker is close to completing a lucrative transfer to China.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been recalled to the AC Milan squad after seven weeks out injured for Saturday’s Serie A match against Torino.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic breaks 500-goal barrier in Crotone thrashing

Zlatan Ibrahimovic took his tally to more than 500 goals in a remarkable club career after scoring twice in AC Milan’s 4-0 battering of Crotone and help his team return to the top of Serie A on Sunday
FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov's murder and to protest against proposed amendments to the country's constitution, in Moscow, Russia February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Alexei Navalny, WHO, Greta Thunberg among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, the World Health Organization and climate campaigner Greta Thunberg are among those nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, all backed by Norwegian lawmakers who have a track record of picking the winner.

Vincent Enyeama makes CAF team of the Decade with Asisat Oshoala, three others in...

One of Nigeria’s Super Eagles’ most reliable hands between the sticks of the goalpost, the former Lille goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has been named in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Team of the Decade (TOTD), 2011-2020, by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).
Paul Pogba has defended his former team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic against accusations of racism following the Swedish forward's clash with Romelu Lukaku on Tuesday.

Paul Pogba defends Zlatan Ibrahimovic against racism allegations

Paul Pogba has defended his former team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic against accusations of racism following the Swedish forward's clash with Romelu Lukaku on Tuesday.
FA Women's Championship club Lewes have confirmed the acquisition of Nigeria striker Ini Umotong, on an 18-month deal, Goal can exclusively report.

Falcons striker Ini Umotong joins Lewes from Vaxjo

FA Women's Championship club Lewes have confirmed the acquisition of Nigeria striker Ini Umotong, on an 18-month deal, Goal reports.
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva told reporters a new allocation of the IMF’s own currency, Special Drawing Rights, would give countries more fiscal space to address the health crisis and accelerate moves to a digital and green economy.

IMF chief sees ‘high degree of uncertainty’ in global outlook

The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday the global economic outlook remained highly uncertain given the coronavirus pandemic, and a growing divergence between rich and poor countries required the IMF to find more resources.
Nigerian winger Samuel Adegbenro has joined Swedish club IFK Norrköping.

Nigeria winger joins Swedish club IFK Norrköping

“IFK Norrköping is one of the biggest clubs in Sweden and I look forward to this challenge. I am very happy to be here,” the pacy winger told the club’s official website.
Peter Nsima, who quit relegated Swedish club Falkenbergs FF, is now in Turkey set to sign for second division club Akhisarspor.

Peter Nsima set to join Turkish club

Peter Nsima, who quit relegated Swedish club Falkenbergs FF, is now in Turkey set to sign for second division club Akhisarspor.
Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Everton want to sign on-loan goalkeeper Robin Olsen on a permanent transfer from Roma.

Carlo Ancelotti confirms Everton want Robin Olsen on permanent deal

The Swedish international moved to Goodison Park on a season-long deal on the final day of the previous transfer window and has been competing for the Toffees' No.1 spot with England international Jordan Pickford.
Ebere Orji has signed for Swedish Elitettan side Kalmar as a free agent from Linkopings on a two-year deal

Nigeria’s Ebere Orji joins Swedish side Kalmar

The Nigerian striker would be hoping to continue her fine professional career in the European country, having seen out her one-year deal with Linkopings in the 2020 Damallsvenskan season.
Swedish club AFC Eskilstuna have announced the departure of Nigerian striker Samuel Nnamani after he fired 13 goals and provided two assists for them to be safe this past season.

Samuel Nnamani quits Swedish club

Swedish club AFC Eskilstuna have announced the departure of Nigerian striker Samuel Nnamani after he fired 13 goals and provided two assists for them to be safe this past season.

Why coronavirus will not be last pandemic – UN report

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the latest crisis facing the world, will not be the last until humans release their grip on nature, says a new UN report published on Tuesday.
Zlatan Ibrahimović has signed a new one-year deal to stay with Milan for the 2020-21 season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic back in training to boost Serie A leaders AC Milan

The Swedish striker has not featured for his club since coming off with a hamstring injury during a 3-1 win away at Napoli on November 22.
FILE PHOTO - Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde attends a news conference during a visit to Moscow, Russia, February 4, 2020. REUTERS-Evgenia Novozhenina-File Photo

Majority in Swedish parliament backs ‘NATO option’ after Sweden Democrats shift

A Swedish parliamentary majority in favour of readiness to join NATO as a possible security policy option has emerged for the first time after the far-right Sweden Democrats party shifted position on the military alliance.
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.

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Arsenal delivered a hammer blow to Leicester's faint hopes of winning the Premier League with an impressive fightback to win 3-1 on Sunday.

Arsenal come from behind to beat Leicester

Arsenal delivered a hammer blow to Leicester's faint hopes of winning the Premier League with an impressive fightback to win 3-1 on Sunday.
Gareth Bale scored twice and made another as Spurs thrashed Burnley 4-0 in a scintillating display with the Welshman back to his best on Sunday.

Gareth Bale fires brace as Tottenham thrash Burnley 4-0

Gareth Bale scored twice and made another as Spurs thrashed Burnley 4-0 in a scintillating display with the Welshman back to his best on Sunday.
Despite denial by the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, that he did not punch the Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa, Oba Dhikurulahi Akinropo, he (Agbowu), on Sunday, insisted that Oluwo punched him.

Oluwo: Insecurity in Nigeria is perennial problem

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi said insecurity in Nigeria is a perrenial challenge which requires a linear process to be tamed.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police nab three ‘cultists’ in Anambra

The Police Command in Anambra say they have arrested three suspected members of different cult groups in the state.
Saudi Aramco’s multibillion-dollar share sale, likely the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in history, is officially underway after the company formally announced its plans to list stock on the Kingdom’s stock exchange, the Saudi Tadawul.

Aramco seeks one-year extension on $10 billion loan – sources

Saudi Aramco has asked banks to extend, by a year, a $10 billion loan it raised last May, two sources familiar with the matter said.

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The much talked about 284 kilometre rail project starting from Kano, Nigeria, via Jibia in Katsina and extending into Maradi in Niger Republic has been flagged off by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Insecurity: 44 CSOs ask President Buhari to resign or face impeachment

A coalition of 44 civil society organizations, CSOs, have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to step aside or face impeachment by the National Assembly, if he can no longer ensure the security and welfare of the Nigerian people.

NCPF advocates increased security in schools

The North Central Peoples Forum (NCPF) has called on the federal government to beef up security in all schools across the state.

Lorry crushes four hawkers to death in Onitsha

Eyewitness told newsmen that it was a lorry that was trying to escape from some red-eyed illegal revenue collectors that sent the victims to their untimely grave at the everbusy Upper-Iweka axis, along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway in the early hours of Wednesday.

Court dismisses NUT’s suit against Kaduna governor over competency test

The Kaduna Division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria has dismissed the case between the Nigerian Union of Teachers and Governor Nasir El Rufai for lacking in merit and substance.
The National Universities Commission, NUC, has granted approval for the start of seven new courses at the Augustine University, Ilara, Epe, Lagos State.

NUC approves mass communication, others for Augustine University

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has granted approval for the start of seven new courses at the Augustine University, Ilara, Epe, Lagos State.