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Manchester United have priority access to re-signing Memphis Depay, Lyon sporting director Juninho has confirmed.

Juninho: Manchester United have first option on Memphis Depay deal

Manchester United have priority access to re-signing Memphis Depay, Lyon sporting director Juninho has confirmed.
However, Nigeria is not among nine countries that are on track to surpass the FP2020 goals set for growth in modern contraceptive use. Countries on track are Mozambique, Chad, Cameroon, Kyrgyz Republic, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Sri Lanka.

Report: 6.5 million women now use modern contraceptives in Nigeria

Over 6.5 million women now use a modern method of contraception in Nigeria. It is the highest number on record in the country’s history, according to a new report by Family Planning 2020, FP2020.
Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets rallied back twice to beat Hungary 4-2 in their opening game at the 2019 FIFA U-17 Cup in Brazil on Saturday night. 6

FIFA U-17: Ike Shorunmu warns Golden Eaglets ahead of clash with Netherlands

Former Nigerian international Ike Shoronmu has warned the Golden Eaglets against underrating their round of 16 opponents Netherlands at the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup, Brazil 2019.
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.
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.
Former Nigeria international and coach Samson Siasia has denied any wrongdoing after he was slapped with a lifetime ban by Fifa on Friday.

Samson Siasia pleads for help over kidnapped mum 10 weeks on

Former Nigeria coach and player Samson Siasia says he is still in the dark as to the whereabouts of his abducted mother.
Antonio Guterres

UN chief appoints Aliko Dangote, Akinwumi Adesina, 25 others to fight global malnutrition

The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, has appointed Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, the president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, and 25 other persons as global leaders, who would champion the...
The English Premier League have the most number of players on the 2019 FIFA FIFPro men’s World XI shortlist for the first time in 10 years.

English Premier League players dominate FIFPro World XI nominations

The English Premier League have the most number of players on the 2019 FIFA FIFPro men’s World XI shortlist for the first time in 10 years.
Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk named Champions League’s fastest player

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk has been named the fastest player in last season’s Champions League.

Blessing Okagbare off to Zurich for Diamond League final as women’s 200 million begins...

Former Commonwealth Games double sprint champion, Blessing Okagbare, will not be in action when the 200m event of the 12th African Games begins today in Rabat.
Arjen Robben

Retired Arjen Robben won’t rule out shock return to action

Retired former Netherlands winger Arjen Robben has not ruled out the possibility of resuming his playing career.
New Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt has refuted claims that money played a big part in his high-profile move to Italy this month.

Matthijs de Ligt left baffled by Manchester United’s weight worries claim

Matthijs de Ligt was left bemused by transfer stories circulating about him before his move to Juventus, particularly one concerning Manchester United and fears about his weight.
The Netherlands reached the women’s World Cup quarter finals for the first time when Lieke Martens’ last gasp penalty earned them a 2-1 victory against Japan on Tuesday.

WWC: Lieke Martens sends Netherlands through to maiden quarter-finals

The Netherlands reached the women’s World Cup quarter finals for the first time when Lieke Martens’ last gasp penalty earned them a 2-1 victory against Japan on Tuesday.
Georginio Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum: Everything is possible

Liverpool hero Georginio Wijnaldum says his team showed "everything is possible in football" after coming from a 3-0 first-leg deficit to beat Barcelona 4-0 and reach the Champions League final.

Child trafficking: ILO executes £28 million project in five African countries

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has begun a 28-million-euro project, sponsored by the Netherlands, to accelerate the fight against child labour in Nigeria and four other African countries.
Sunny Ofehe

Activist urges federal government not to close foreign missions

The Federal Government has been urged to rethink the plan to close some of its foreign missions so as not to lose the flow of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).
An ambulance is seen outside the church premises with gathered security personnel following a blast at St Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo. [Ishara S. Kodikara-AFP]

World leaders react to deadly Sri Lanka blasts

Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed more than 150 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners — with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them.
Virgil van Dijk

Jurgen Klopp not surprised by Virgil van Dijk’s impact at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool expected Virgil van Dijk to have a huge impact at Anfield when they initially signed him from Southampton for a world record fee.

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Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is satisfied with his team performance against Lesotho in Sunday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Group L matchday-two fixture at the Setsoto Stadium, Maseru. 3

Samuel Chukwueze: Super Eagles best ‘yet to come’

Super Eagles and Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze has insisted that the best is yet to come from the current squad of the Super Eagles.

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: Presidency urges PDP to accept defeat with grace

The All Progressives Congress controlled Presidency has told the Peoples Democratic Party to accept defeat in the Kogi and Bayelsa States governorship elections with grace.

PTAD assures pensioners no one’ll touch their funds

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has assured government retirees that their money was safely kept in the Central Bank of Nigeria coffers under the Treasury Single Account policy.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is satisfied with his team performance against Lesotho in Sunday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Group L matchday-two fixture at the Setsoto Stadium, Maseru. 2

Odion Ighalo hails Victor Osimhen after impressive showing against Lesotho

Former Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo has showered encomium on Victor Osimhen following his superlative showing in Sunday’s 4-2 away win against the Crocodiles of Lesotho.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC: Fake corps members prosecuted, jailed

The National Youth Service Corps has said that some of the arrested fake corps members during the Batch B Orientation Exercise have been prosecuted in court and jailed.