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Uefa have approved reintegration measures for nine clubs after renouncing their involvement in the European Super League.

Chelsea fans to request Champions League final moved from Istanbul to UK

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) will request that the club’s all-English Champions League final showdown with Manchester City is moved from Istanbul to the UK.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Britain in talks to host Champions League final as Turkey moved to red list

Istanbul’s status as the host city for this month’s Champions League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea is in major doubt after Turkey was added to the Government’s list of coronavirus “red list” countries for travel, with the UK ready to step in and host the game instead.
Nigeria's assistant captain Asisat Oshoala does not believe demanding for equal pay is a top priority for women's national teams in Africa.

Super Falcons skipper: US invitational tourney a ‘great opportunity’

Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala can’t wait to see the team participate in the 2021 Summer Series in the United States of America.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA: Istanbul to keep Champions League final despite all-English clash

Uefa remain committed to staging the Champions League final in Istanbul despite growing calls for it to be moved to the UK.
William Troost-Ekong is in buoyant mood following Watford’s impressive 1-0 away win against Norwich City on Tuesday.

William Troost-Ekong: Watford’s promotion better than Olympics, World Cup

William Troost-Ekong says playing a key part in Watford’s promotion to the Premier League remains the major highlights of his career.

Hugo Broos takes over as Bafana Bafana manager

On Wednesday, the South African Football Association (SAFA) appointed Hugo Broos as the new Bafana Bafana coach. Broos, a Belgian football coach, had previously managed the Cameroonian senior men’s national football team and is expected in the Rainbow Nation next week.
This picture taken on January 19, 2021 shows detail on the forehead of Miraitowa, the mascot for the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, at the office of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. – When the Tokyo Olympics were postponed last year, officials promised they would open in 2021 as proof of humankind’s triumph over the coronavirus. But six months before the delayed start, victory over the virus remains distant, and fears are growing rapidly that the Games of the 32nd Olympiad may not happen at all. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY OLY-2020-2021-JAPAN-VIRUS-HEALTH BY ANDREW MCKIRDY

Team Nigeria Women’s 4x100m relay team provisionally qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

If the qualification window for the Tokyo Olympics were to be shut today, Nigeria will have the women’s 4x100m relay team battling for one of the three medals on offer at the Games.
Former PSG coach Philippe Bergeroo has declared that former Nigerian captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha was one of the best players he had ever worked with.

Jay Jay Okocha: I’d have loved to play with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Angel Di...

Super Eagles legend Jay-Jay Okocha has confessed that he would have loved to play in the current Paris Saint-Germain team, alongside superstars such as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria.
Roma has officially announced that tomorrow’s Europa League clash between Sevilla and Roma will not take place.

UEFA confirm they will let English fans into Europa League final in Gdansk

Fans will be allowed to attend the Europa League final in Gdansk later this month, after UEFA reached an agreement over spectators with the Polish government.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Official: Lagos on alert to prevent third wave of coronavirus

The Lagos State government says all its facilities have been placed on high alert to pick up early trends that may suggest a third wave of COVID-19 in the state.
FILE PHOTO: A woman wears a protective face mask due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Murtala Mohammed International airport in Lagos, Nigeria March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Nigeria bans travellers from India, Brazil, Turkey over coronavirus fears

Nigeria will ban travellers coming from India, Brazil and Turkey because of concerns about the rampant spread of coronavirus in those countries, a presidential committee said on Sunday.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Coronavirus: Nigeria to deny travellers entry from India, Brazil, Turkey

Concerned by the new wave of Covid-19 in some parts of the world, the federal government has banned passengers, who have visited India, Brazil and Turkey in the last 14 days from entering the country as part of precautionary measures to minimise the risk of a surge in the cases of the disease introduced to Nigeria from other countries.
A police officer uses pepper spray against demonstrators as they attempt to defy a ban and march on Taksim Square to celebrate May Day, during a nationwide "full closure" imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) contagion, in Istanbul, Turkey May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Turkish police detain hundreds at lockdown May Day marches

Turkish police detained 212 demonstrators after scuffles broke out at May Day marches on Saturday amid a coronavirus-related curfew, according to the Istanbul governor’s office and Reuters witnesses.
Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has debunked reports circulating in the media that he’s currently living in abject poverty.

Emmanuel Eboue: I’m not poor and homeless

Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has debunked reports circulating in the media that he’s currently living in abject poverty.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference after a meeting of the Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland January 30, 2020. REUTERS

WHO: Europe now has more coronavirus vaccinations than infections

More people in Europe have now been fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus than have been proved to be infected with it, the World Health Organisation said.
Antonio Guterres

UN chief ‘realistic’ as Cyprus talks open in Geneva

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is being “realistic” about the prospect of progress during key talks on reunifying Cyprus, and urged Greek and Turkish Cypriot parties to “be creative” in their approach.
Twitter said Tuesday it was rolling out tweets which disappear after 24 hours, joining rival social platforms in offering ephemeral messages.

India’s removal of tweets critical of coronavirus response ‘dangerous’

The removal of dozens of tweets seen to be critical of the Indian government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic is putting people’s health at risk and quashing dissent, legislators and human rights activists say.
Turkey’s lira has edged lower in early trading, adding to a recent slide and nearing an all-time low as a chill settled on relations with the United States and after the new central bank chief signalled that interest rate hikes would harm the economy.

Turkish lira dips to near record low on rate cut, US concerns

Turkey’s lira has edged lower in early trading, adding to a recent slide and nearing an all-time low as a chill settled on relations with the United States and after the new central bank chief signalled that interest rate hikes would harm the economy.
Members of the Armenian diaspora rally in front of the Turkish Embassy after U.S. President Joe Biden recognized that the 1915 massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2021. REUTERS

Turkey says it will respond in time to ‘outrageous’ U.S. genocide statement

U.S. President Joe Biden’s declaration that massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide is “simply outrageous” and Turkey will respond over coming months, Turkey’s presidential spokesman said on Sunday.
Greek Cypriots march during a reunification rally along the medieval walls circling the divided capital Nicosia [Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters]

Cyprus rivals seek ‘common ground’ at Geneva talks

Four years after their last peace talks failed, rival Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders meet in Geneva this week to explore elusive “common ground” on the divided Mediterranean island.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan delivers an address to the nation in Yerevan, Armenia April 25, 2021. Tigran Mehrabyan-PAN Photo via REUTERS

Armenia premier steps down to clear way for early elections

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stepped down on Sunday ahead of an early general election he called following criticism over his handling of last year’s conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.
A torchlight procession in Yerevan on Friday to mark the 106th anniversary of the massacres in which about 1.5 million ethnic Armenians were killed during World War I.Karen Minasyan/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Joe Biden declares mass killings of Armenians a genocide

President Biden on Saturday recognized the mass killings of Armenians more than a century ago as genocide, signaling a willingness to test an increasingly frayed relationship with Turkey, long a key regional ally and an important partner within NATO.

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CBN disburses N83 billion loans to healthcare sector

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday, said the central bank had disbursed over N83.9 billion to pharmaceutical and healthcare practitioners in the country since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
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Bird flu: Bauchi government kills 27,000 birds to curtail spread

Samaila Burga, Chairman, Technical Committee on the Control of Avian Influenza, said the Bauchi government has killed about 27,000 birds to curtail the spread of Bird flu in the State.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon arrives at Glasgow counting centre in the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain May 7, 2021. Jeff J Mitchell-Pool via REUTERS

Scotland’s crucial election on knife edge as pro-independence party heads for win

The Scottish National Party (SNP), which has vowed to hold an independence referendum that could tear the United Kingdom apart should it be returned to power, will find out on Saturday if it has won a majority in Scotland’s parliament.
Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST) Wudil, Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST) Wudil

Missing Kano student found dead

A 22-year-old student of the Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST), Wudil, Ahmad Abubakar Idiris, has been found dead, five days after he was reported missing from the school.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

2023: Offa community declares support for Kwara governor’s second term

Political rumblings have resumed in Kwara state over the call by a revered monarch in the state, His Royal Majesty, Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi on Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to contest for second term because of what he described as his exceptional performance in the last two years which no other governor in the history of the state had attained within the same period.

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Minister: Nigerian government trailing those plotting to destabilise country

As the spate of attacks and violent killings rises nationwide, the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday said that the Federal Government was trailing those behind the mayhem with a view to unmasking and prosecuting the masterminds of the dastardly acts.

Father Mbaka’s sin

Father Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu attracts controversy the way flies are attracted to dung. He is completely unfazed about it. He comes across as a priest who does not mind what Pope Francis once referred to as “the sin of scandal”.
Adidas are growing disgruntled with Manchester United after a downturn in shirt sales, according to the Daily Mail.

Adidas frustrated with Manchester United over sharp decline in shirt sales

Adidas are growing disgruntled with Manchester United after a downturn in shirt sales, according to the Daily Mail.
The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, says the agency has earmarked N807 million for the rehabilitation of a portion of its building that was burnt during the #EndSARS protests in the country.

#EndSARS: Lagos supports affected businesses with N940 million

Lagos state government says it disbursed N939.98 million to 1,835 beneficiaries under its micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) recovery fund.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheikh Gumi: We’re working to get abducted Greenfield students freed

Renowned Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has expressed optimism that the remaining students of the Greenfield University, Kaduna will soon regain their freedom from their captors.