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Barcelona are celebrating 20 years since star player Lionel Messi joined the club with his two decades outlined in an extraordinarily comprehensive report in Marca.

Javier Subirats certain Leion Messi will leave Barcelona

Former Valencia sporting director, Javier Subirats, is certain Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona this summer.
Phil Neville's side have not played a competitive fixture since their disappointing performance at the SheBelieves Cup in March

England Women cancel Germany friendly after positive test

England Women have cancelled Tuesday's friendly in Germany following a positive coronavirus test.
Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.

Brazilian government backing Neymar in racism row

Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.
Coach Gbenga Ogunbote has confirmed discussion is ongoing with Sunshine stars and a possible return to the club he twice led to the semi-final of CAF inter-club competitions in 2011 and 2012 respectively which will bring an end to his stint at Lobi stars

Gbenga Ogunbote confirms Lobi Stars exit

Coach Gbenga Ogunbote has confirmed discussion is ongoing with Sunshine stars and a possible return to the club he twice led to the semi-final of CAF inter-club competitions in 2011 and 2012 respectively which will bring an end to his stint at Lobi stars.
Popular Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, has enjoined the federal government to reopen cinemas, restaurants and clubs as their continued closure is stifling the showbiz sector.

Nigerian rapper Falz wants government to reopen cinemas

Popular Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, has enjoined the federal government to reopen cinemas, restaurants and clubs as their continued closure is stifling the showbiz sector.
UEFA have announced match officials for the Champions League semi-final between Lyon and Bayern Munich with Spaniard Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz to be the man in the middle.

UEFA name match referee for Lyon vs Bayern Champions League semi-final

UEFA have announced match officials for the Champions League semi-final between Lyon and Bayern Munich with Spaniard Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz to be the man in the middle.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 23, 2020 a man transports packages on a motorcycle in Bangkok. – Thailand’s growth contracted by 12.2 percent in the second quarter of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the steepest drop for the tourism-driven economy since the 1998 Asian Financial Crisis. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand’s economy shrinks most in more than 20 years

Thailand’s economy suffered its worst contraction since the Asian financial crisis more than two decades ago, data showed Monday, as the coronavirus shattered the country’s crucial tourism industry.
Chelsea made unsuccessful attempts to sign Neymar from Santos ahead of his move to Barcelona, it has emerged.

Neymar matches Lionel Messi with Champions League feat against Atalanta

Neymar has etched his name into the history books after playing a lively part in Paris Saint-Germain's dramatic 2-1 win over Atalanta in the Champions League quarter-finals.
23. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Amotekun: Ondo governor calls for more investment in security

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said that the conventional policing system needed to be revamped and strengthened, explaining that it had become imperative for government at all levels to invest a lot in security for them to be effective.
Plateau United Captain Elisha Golbe says he is disappointed that his side will not be crowned Nigeria professional football league champions this season.

NPFL: We deserve to be crowned champions – Plateau United skipper

Plateau United were the favorite to win the 2019-2020 Nigeria Professional Football League season, but their dream suffer huge set back as the campaign was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, with 13 matches remaining.
Super Eagles striker Cyriel Dessers is in line to make his official debut for Belgian KRC Genk against Zulte Waregem this weekend.

Cyriel Dessers hails Genk partnership with Paul Onuachu

Super Eagles new boy Cyriel Dessers says he’s delighted to be in the same squad with compatriot Paul Onuachu.
Egyptian investigators inspect a light aircraft which crashed on landing at Gouna airport, near Hurghada on the Red Sea coast, on August 6, 2020. (AFP)

Two dead as light aircraft crashes in Egypt

A light aircraft crashed on landing at Egypt’s Gouna Airport on the Red Sea coast on Thursday killing the two pilots on board, the civil aviation ministry said.
Police officers in Berlin on Saturday broke up a large rally against restrictions imposed to contain the novel coronavirus, held despite Germany’s rising infection numbers.

Berlin police break up rally as 20,000 protest virus restrictions

Police officers in Berlin on Saturday broke up a large rally against restrictions imposed to contain the novel coronavirus, held despite Germany’s rising infection numbers.
Leader of the Presidential Task Force Committee on Covid-19, Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo, has on Sunday said coronavirus pandemic is responsible and the cause of the waves of mysterious deaths recorded in the Kano State.

Kano discharges three coronavirus patients

After spending almost three weeks at a Kano State isolation centre, three patients who were positive to COVID-19 pandemic are now certified free of the virus.
The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has passed away in the early hours of Sunday.

Zamfara: Coronavirus killed Emir of Kaura

Coronavirus complications took the life of the Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara, Alhaji Ahmad Asha, the Zamfara Government has said.
The Kaduna State ICT Hub has granted financial resources for the production of ‘sophisticated’ ventilators whose prototype was fabricated by Dalhatu Usman, a 200-Level student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.

Kaduna ICT Hub funds inventor to produce ventilators

The Kaduna State ICT Hub has granted financial resources for the production of ‘sophisticated’ ventilators whose prototype was fabricated by Dalhatu Usman, a 200-Level student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.

Bauchi community tackles construction company over pollution

Residents of Birshin Fulani village in Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State have accused a construction company, Triacta Nigeria Limited of polluting their environment while blasting a rock located in the area for gravels and cracking their buildings.
Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

Bauchi to establish coronavirus testing laboratory

Worried by the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state coupled with the rigours of going to Abuja for testing, Bauchi State Government has declared that it will soon establish its own testing laboratory.

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The British Parliament has approved a four-week coronavirus lockdown plan to begin Thursday morning. Lawmakers approved the plan Wednesday, 516-38.

British parliament approves second national lockdown

The plan is an effort prevent COVID-19 from escalating out of control and overwhelming Britain’s National Health Service. It represents an about-face by Johnson, who until late last week had insisted on using his three-tier alert system, which implemented restrictions regionally based on infection rates in a given area.
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Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro hopes Donald Trump wins

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday he hoped Donald Trump would come out ahead in the down-to-the-wire US election, lashing out at Democratic contender Joe Biden’s comments on protecting the Amazon rainforest.
A lecturer has been dismissed, while 10 other lecturers have been suspended at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, over the allegation of demanding cash or sex for grades from desperate students.

Rivers university suspends two students over Facebook posts

The management of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAEU), Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, has suspended two students for one academic session for allegedly posting inciting posts on their social media handles.
Britain's Chief negotiator David Frost walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain October 19, 2020. REUTERS-Simon Dawson

EU: Brexit trade talks still face ‘too many difficulties’

Barnier's comments threw a dampener on optimistic reports that progress was being made at a rapid pace on issues such as fisheries rights, one of three remaining major topics that need a compromise solution if a deal is to be found before Jan. 1, when a transition period in the Brexit divorce proceedings ends.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 155 new virus cases, total now 63,328

“The 155 new cases are reported from 10 states- Lagos (85), FCT (23), Ondo (18), Ogun (8), Kaduna (5), Oyo (5), Taraba (5), Kano (3), Rivers (2), Bauchi (1),” the NCDC said.