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Serena Williams faces Maria Sharapova in US Open first round

It will be a blockbuster of a match as Serena Williams begins her quest for a seventh US Open title and record-tying 24th Grand Slam victory against long-time rival Maria Sharapova in the US Open women’s singles draw unveiled Thursday.

Federal government advises officials to notify foreign affairs ministry before trips

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has urged government officials travelling abroad to inform the ministry and Nigerian missions in destination countries of their travel schedules to ensure their security and safety.

Nigerian embassy demands probe into killing of medical doctor in Ukraine

The Nigerian Embassy in Ukraine has petitioned the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Police Department in Kharkiv demanding full investigations into the circumstances surrounding the alleged stabbing to death of a Nigerian, Gbolade Ejemai.
Andriy Shevchenko

Friendly: Ukraine draw battle line with Nigeria

Andriy Shevchenko, coach of Ukrainian national football team has called up twenty-four players for the international friendly against Nigeria and the upcoming European Championship qualifier against Lithuania.

Benfica confirm Tyronne Ebuehi out of Super Eagles friendly against Ukraine with injury

Portuguese Primeira Liga side Benfica have confirmed defender Tyronne Ebuehi out of Nigeria’s September 10 international friendly against Ukraine at the 31,000-capacity Dnipro Arena in Kyiv, Ukraine, following a muscle injury copped by the former ADO Den Haag of Holland righ back last week in training.
Ukraine head coach Andriy Shevchenko has named Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko and West Ham United’s Andriy Yarmolenko in his squad for his next month’s friendly encounter against the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Dnipro Arena in Kyiv.

Ukraine coach names Manchester City, West Ham stars in squad for Super Eagles friendly

Ukraine head coach Andriy Shevchenko has named Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko and West Ham United’s Andriy Yarmolenko in his squad for his next month’s friendly encounter against the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Dnipro Arena in Kyiv.

US: Nigeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, others not fiscally transparent

The classification, contained in a report released Thursday by the U.S Department Of State, means Nigeria’s budgeting process, including its contracting and licensing processes in the extractive industry, did not meet the standards required of the American government.
Eight people are known to have died although it was not immediately clear how many people were at the hotel (Reuters)

Eight killed in Ukraine hotel fire

Eight people were killed and ten were injured in a hotel fire in Ukraine’s port city of Odessa early Saturday, emergency services said.
Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho set to replace collapsed Samuel Kalu in Super Eagles squad at the ongoing 32nd Africa Nations Cup in Egypt.

Super Eagles coach hailed for recalling Kelechi Iheanacho for Ukraine friendly

Ben Iroha, a former Nigeria left-wing-back has applauded Gernot Rohr for recalling Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho to the Super Eagles, but chides the left-footed forward to grab the opportunity with both hands after missing the final cut for the AFCON 2019 finals in Egypt following a dip in form.
Maduka Okoye

Ukraine friendly: Maduka Okoye thanks God for Super Eagles call up

Bundesliga second division side Fortuna Düsseldorf goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has expressed delight after getting a call up to showcase his skills with the Super Eagles.
Naason Joaquin Garcia, right, who calls himself the last apostle of Christ in US court for sex crimes

Brainwashed: Thousands flock to church despite leader held in US for sex crimes

Mexican Pentecostal church the Light of the World is in crisis, its leader facing pedophilia charges, but that has not stopped thousands of people from around the world travelling to its headquarters to be immersed in a giant baptismal pool.
The trio of Shehu Abdullahi, Jamilu Collins and Samuel Kalu could miss Super Eagles next Total Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash against Guinea at Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Ukrainian FA confirms Super Eagles friendly for Dnipro Arena

The Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) has confirmed that the international friendly match between it’s national team and the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be played at the Dnipro Arena on Tuesday, September 10.
David Okereke

David Okereke excited to top goals chart in Belgium

Nigeria Under 23 international, David Okereke, has revealed that he is living his dream after he notched another goal last weekend to race to the top of the Belgian Jupiler League with four goals.
Olanrewaju Kayode

Gazisehir Gaziantep complete loan move for Shakhtar Donetsk forward Olanrewaju Kayode

Newly-promoted Turkish Super Lig club Gazisehir Gaziantep have announced the signing of Nigeria's Olanrewaju Kayode on a season-long loan from Shakhtar Donetsk.
Olanrewaju Kayode was in action as Shakhtar Donetsk thrashed second-tier outfit Inhulets' 4-0 in Wednesday’s Ukrainian Cup final.

Olarenwaju Kayode joins Turkish club Gazisehir Gaziantep on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk

Nigeria forward Kayode Olarenwaju has joined Turkish Super Lig club, Gazisehir Gaziantep, on a one-year loan deal from Ukrainian outfit, Shakhtar Donetsk.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the Super Eagles will face Ukraine in an international friendly on September 10.

Nigeria, Ukraine set for Kiev friendly in September

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the Super Eagles will face Ukraine in an international friendly on September 10.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 22: Serena Williams of the United States in action during her match against Rebecca Peterson of Sweden during Day 5 of the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Hard Rock Stadium on March 22, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP / Michael Reaves / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / A

Serena Williams plays solid in first outing since Wimbledon

Serena Williams looked solid in her first match since Wimbledon as she defeated Belgium’s Elise Mertens on Wednesday to reach the third round at the WTA Toronto tournament.
Erstwhile Golden Eaglets’ defender Aliyu Abubakar is warming up to his home game since his Summer transfer as his Ukrainian Premier League side Olympic Donetsk face Kolos Kovalivka today at the Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium.

Aliyu Abuabakar eyes win in home debut for Olympic Donetsk

Erstwhile Golden Eaglets’ defender Aliyu Abubakar is warming up to his home game since his Summer transfer as his Ukrainian Premier League side Olympic Donetsk face Kolos Kovalivka today at the Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium.

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Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor signs 400 certificates of occupancy in three months

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has signed about four hundred Certificates of Occupancy since assumption of office on May 29th.
The Action Alliance in Kogi State on Saturday unanimously adopted a United States-based medical practitioner, Samuel Audu Alfa as its candidate in the November 16th governorship election.

Kogi guber: US-based doctor emerges AA candidate

The Action Alliance in Kogi State on Saturday unanimously adopted a United States-based medical practitioner, Samuel Audu Alfa as its candidate in the November 16th governorship election.
French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.

Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump break the ice with surprise pre-G7 lunch

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.
At the 2-day presidential retreat that preceded the inauguration of new ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari apprised the appointees on the enormity of the tasks ahead.

New cabinet and imperative of delivering on mandates

At the 2-day presidential retreat that preceded the inauguration of new ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari apprised the appointees on the enormity of the tasks ahead.
Vincent Kompany faces weeks on the sidelines after suffering another hamstring injury as his Anderlecht team lost again to continue their winless start to his managerial debut, according to reports.

Vincent Kompany injured as Anderlecht lose again

Vincent Kompany faces weeks on the sidelines after suffering another hamstring injury as his Anderlecht team lost again to continue their winless start to his managerial debut, according to reports.