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Britain’s Royal Household on Friday defended taxpayer-funded trips, including a golfing jaunt by the beleaguered Prince Andrew, as it warned of a financial hit stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

Queen Elizabeth II’s finances take pandemic hit

Britain’s Royal Household on Friday defended taxpayer-funded trips, including a golfing jaunt by the beleaguered Prince Andrew, as it warned of a financial hit stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
Kepa Arrizabalaga

Chelsea boss ready to send Kepa Arrizabalaga away on-loan

According to the Sun of UK, Chelsea are ready to send Kepa out on loan after landing Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy as their new first-choice.

UK moves to confiscate $39 million from James Ibori’s lawyer

The UK government on Thursday began moves to confiscate about $39 million from Bhadresh Gohil, a legal counsel to convicted former governor of Delta State, James Ibori.

Edo election: PDP commends President Buhari, INEC, Edo people

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its innovations for credible governorship election in Edo on Saturday.
Politicians are not usually renowned for resembling turkeys voting for Christmas, but Italy is holding a referendum today and tomorrow for the public to decide on an unusual proposition- to cut the number of parliamentarians.

Italians vote on cutting number of politicians

Politicians are not usually renowned for resembling turkeys voting for Christmas, but Italy is holding a referendum today and tomorrow for the public to decide on an unusual proposition: to cut the number of parliamentarians.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP welcomes UK visa ban, asset seizure against election riggers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed the decision of the United Kingdom (UK) to impose Visa ban as well as seizure of assets and property belonging to those involved in the undermining of Nigeria’s electoral process, particularly ahead of the Edo and Ondo governorship elections.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has held meetings with leaders of the two main political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Edo, Ondo elections: UK threatens visa ban, seizure of overseas assets of offenders

The United Kingdom has threatened to ban anyone guilty of electoral violence ahead of the Ondo and Edo governorship elections which come up on September 19 and October 10 respectively.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has held meetings with leaders of the two main political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

UK threatens election riggers in Nigeria with visa ban, asset seizure

The United Kingdom (UK) announced on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 that Nigerians responsible for electoral malpractice will be met with strong sanctions.

PDP asks EU, UK to ban election riggers in Nigeria

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has called on more foreign democratic countries to punish election riggers in Nigeria with visa restrictions.
‘More discovery than usual’ … clockwise from top left: Avni Doshi, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Douglas Stuart, Maaza Mengiste, Diane Cook and Brandon Taylor. Composite: Sharon Haridas; Hannah Mentz; Clive Smith; Bill Adams; Katherine Rondina; Nina Subin

Booker Prize: Why 2020 shortlist is unique

The shortlist of this year’s Booker Prize has just been announced. The six shortlisted nominees announced today are: Diane Cooke (USA) The New Wilderness; Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe) This Mournable Body; Avni Doshi (USA) Burnt...
João Félix has been named the Golden Boy winner for 2019.

Joao Felix needs ‘the Messi role’ at Atletico Madrid – La Liga pundit

Atletico Madrid's record signing Joao Felix needs 'the Messi role' at the Wanda Metropolitano, according to La Liga pundit Terry Gibson, who believes unlocking the Portugal forward's form is vital for Diego Simeone's side.
Premier League is making plans to stage friendly games so players can prepare before competitive action begins.

Premier League to broadcast all September fixtures live in the UK

Premier League clubs agreed on Thursday that all 28 fixtures in September will be broadcast live in the United Kingdom and around the world.
Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood have been released from the England squad to face Denmark on Tuesday.

Phil Foden, Mason Greenwood released from England squad

The pair have been accused of inviting girls back to their hotel room after the Three Lions win over Iceland at the weekend.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

US estimates £1.4 billion bill to remove Huawei, ZTE gear

US rural telecommunications companies that rely on federal subsidies would have to spend at least $1.837 billion ($1.4bn) to remove and replace equipment from Huawei and ZTE, the country’s telecoms regulator has estimated.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden raised more than $364 million in August, reportedly breaking the record for monthly campaign donations even though his fundraising efforts were largely online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

US election: 81 Nobel laureates endorse Joe Biden

A group of 81 Nobel laureates have endorsed Joe Biden’s campaign for the White House in a letter published on Tuesday, writing in part: “Joe Biden has consistently demonstrated his willingness to listen to experts.”
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.

Report: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala acquired US citizenship in 2019

Nigeria’s former Finance and Foreign Affairs Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has taken American citizenship, more than 40 years after she studied in the United States.
Lionel Messi reportedly has Barcelona in “suspense” amid talk over his future.

Luka Modric: Leo Messi exit huge blow to La Liga’s prestige

Luka Modric blows out his cheeks. “It would be a huge loss,” he says. “Like when Cristiano left. But you can’t think about the past. It’s football and that’s it.”
Times Higher Education (THE) today announced the results of its World University Rankings 2021.

UI, LASU, UNILAG make top THE world university rankings 2021

Times Higher Education (THE) today announced the results of its World University Rankings 2021.

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Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is set to be sidelined until at least the middle of next month after he was withdrawn from Brazil’s squad to face Bolivia and Peru in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Gabriel Jesus adds to Manchester City’s injury woes

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is set to be sidelined until at least the middle of next month after he was withdrawn from Brazil’s squad to face Bolivia and Peru in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Former Nigeria international Raphael Chukwu-Ndukwe has urged players of the Super Eagles to continue to work hard and impress at club level because the gains are what is currently been enjoyed at the senior national team.

Super Eagles now to play Algeria, Tunisia in October friendly games

Reigning African champions Algeria have replaced Cote d’Ivoire as the opponents of the Super Eagles in the first of two international friendly matches arranged by the Nigeria Football Federation to be played in Austria in October.
Nigerian-British actor, David Oyelowo, is currently in mourning as his father has died of colon cancer.

David Oyelowo’s father dies of colon cancer

The Selma actor took to his verified Instagram page to announce the death of his father. Eulogizing his father, the actor simply said, “My brothers and I knew him as our protector, guardian, hero, encourager and our lovely Daddy.”
Kwara United Football Club on Friday in Ilorin, unveiled 18 new players ahead of the 2018-2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

Nine Kwara United players contract coronavirus

No fewer than nine people in Kwara United FC of Ilorin have tested positive to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari: What I told security agencies before Edo polls

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his single desire is to make sure that innocent Nigerians don’t suffer regardless of party affiliation.