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Barca’s Ivan Rakitic unmoved by transfer rumours

Barcelona midfielder, Ivan Rakitic, accepts that his days at the Nou Camp may be numbered, but says he is concerned with concentrating on preparation for next season with the Spanish champions.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange being displayed in a window of a securities company in Tokyo on October 1, 2018. - Japanese shares powered to a new 27-year high on October 1 after the US and Canada clinched a long-awaited trade deal, but other Asian equity markets struggled in subdued holiday trading. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Asian markets tank, oil prices rise ahead of US rate cut

Asian markets were in retreat Monday on dimming hopes for a deep interest rate cut by the US Federal Reserve, but all the firms on a new tech-focused board in China rallied on its opening day.
Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye has set a gold medal target for herself at both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and next month’s Africa Games billed for next month in Morocco.

Odunayo Adekuoroye targets Africa Games, 2020 Olympic gold

Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye has set a gold medal target for herself at both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and next month’s Africa Games billed for next month in Morocco.
This screen grab from handout video released on April 9, 2019 by representatives of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn shows Ghosn preparing to speak at the beginning of a video message recorded on April 3 before his rearrest earlier this month in Tokyo. – Japanese prosecutors rearrested Ghosn on April 4, who was out on bail, over an additional allegation that he transferred Nissan money to a dealership in Oman but siphoned off millions for personal expenses — including the purchase of a luxury yacht. (Photo by Handout / Representatives for Carlos Ghosn / AFP) /.

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn sues Nissan, Mitsubushi

Carlos Ghosn, former NISSAN chairman, currently under house arrest in Tokyo, is suing Nissan and Mitsubishi in a Dutch court for “improper termination” of his contract, French newspaper Le Figaro reported.
South Korea's President Moon Jae-In presides over an emergency meeting with National Security Council members at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 29, 2017 following a new North Korean missile test.

South Korea asks Japan to lift export curbs

South Korea has asked Japan to lift export curbs and expressed deep regret over the measure, officials from Seoul’s trade ministry said Saturday.
Kashima Antlers forward Hiroki Abe is on the verge of a move to Barcelona after the two clubs agreed a deal in principle for the 20-year-old.

Barcelona agree deal to sign Japanese starlet Hiroki Abe from Kashima Antlers

Kashima Antlers forward Hiroki Abe is on the verge of a move to Barcelona after the two clubs agreed a deal in principle for the 20-year-old.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would like his Manchester United team to 'dominate games' just like during the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Media have an ‘agenda’ against Paul Pogba

Serie A club Juventus and La Liga giants Real Madrid have been linked with Pogba.

Federal government urged to boost Naira-Yuan currency swap deal

The President of the Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), Aminu Gwadabe, has urged the Federal Government to capitalise on the emerging global trends to strengthen the Naira-Chinese Yuan swap deal with a view to boosting derivatives market.
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Spanish police find cocaine aboard Brazilian presidential plane headed for G20 summit

Spanish police officials have arrested a crew member of the Brazilian Air Force who carried three bags of cocaine on an advance military plane of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s president.
The Nigerian embarked on hunger strike in a detention centre in Nagasaki, south of Japan. Photo Asahi Shimbun

Nigerian national dies in Japanese detention centre, after hunger strike

A Nigerian, yet-to-be-identified, has died in a Japanese immigration detention centre, an official said on Thursday, bringing to an end a hunger strike an activist group said was intended to protest against his being held for more than three years.
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Dollar slips on Fed prospects

The dollar hit a multi-month low against the euro and the yen on Tuesday on the prospects of monetary easing by the Federal Reserve while the safe-haven Swiss franc and gold rose on Middle East tensions.
Paralympian trio of Tajudeen Agunbiade, Nosiru Sule and Ahmed Koleosho, as well as six others, has been named by the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) for the 2019 Africa Para Table Tennis Championships holding in Alexandria, Egypt.

Nigeria names team for Africa PTT Championships

Paralympian trio of Tajudeen Agunbiade, Nosiru Sule and Ahmed Koleosho, as well as six others, has been named by the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) for the 2019 Africa Para Table Tennis Championships holding in Alexandria, Egypt.
Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 24, 2019. – Manchester City won the match 2-0. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) /

Real Madrid make Paul Pogba their top target

Real Madrid have made Paul Pogba their primary target for the remainder of the summer transfer window, ahead of Christian Eriksen.
Fernando Torres

Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres announces retirement

Former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has announced that he is to retire from football.
Chile began their Copa America defence in emphatic fashion with a thumping 4-0 win over tournament guests Japan on Monday with Manchester United misfit Alexis Sanchez scoring for the first time in five months.

Alexis Sanchez scores as Chile beat Japan in Copa America

Chile began their Copa America defence in emphatic fashion with a thumping 4-0 win over tournament guests Japan on Monday with Manchester United misfit Alexis Sanchez scoring for the first time in five months.

Nigerian weightlifter gets provisional ban over doping

African 81kg women weightlifting champion – Nigeria’s Bilikis Otunla has been provisionally suspended by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) following the using of performance enhancing drugs.
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Tokyo 2020 podiums to be made of recycled plastic

Medalists at next year’s Summer Olympics will stand on podiums made from recycled plastic waste collected from local households or the ocean, Tokyo 2020 organizers said on Tuesday.

Sierra Leone FA president Isha Johansen cleared of corruption charges

A Freetown high court has acquitted former Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) president Isha Johansen of all corruption charges on Monday.

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Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa government employs fresh 904 workers

Bayelsa State government said it has formalised the employment of 904 casual staff in the various ministries, departments and agencies in the state.
All is now set for the 2019 Zenith Women Basketball League as the sponsor, Zenith Bank Plc, concluded final arrangement for a glamorous jump ball of the apex women league in the country.

Zenith Women Basketball League starts Friday

All is now set for the 2019 Zenith Women Basketball League as the sponsor, Zenith Bank Plc, concluded final arrangement for a glamorous jump ball of the apex women league in the country.

NEPC, ATRC sensitise exporters on AGOA visa stamp

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council AGOA Technical Workshop on Utilisation of AGOA Visa Stamp in Abuja.

Olorogun Okumagba congratulates Festus Keyamo on nomination as minister

Former Commissioner for Finance and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Olorogun Bernard Okumagba, has hailed the ministerial nomination of Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Association hands over fake, substandard agro products to NAFDAC

National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Taraba state office says the association of Agro-Input dealers has handed over to it fake and substandard agro inputs worth millions of Naira.