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New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor has committed to representing Nigeria at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Jahlil Okafor opts to play for Nigeria at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor has committed to representing Nigeria at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Ekiti: Focus on rebuilding your non-performing government – Ayo Fayose tells APC

Former Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has advised Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) to focus on building its non-performing government in the State rather than peddle false rumours.

Femi Falana: Nigerians free to sue government for refund of ransom paid to kidnappers

Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, Wednesday, called on Nigerians paying ransom to secure freedom for their abducted loved ones to feel free to approach the courts to compel the federal government to refund same because in his words, the responsibility for protecting lives and properties lies squarely with government.
Wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu and others during the foundation laying ceremony of Ada Emeabiam Development Centre (ADEDEC), in Emeabiam, Imo State.

Betty Akeredolu lays foundation for community development centre

Wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu and others during the foundation laying ceremony of Ada Emeabiam Development Centre (ADEDEC), in Emeabiam, Imo State.
“Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet,” Jeff Bezos wrote on Instagram on Monday.Credit...Emma Howells for The New York Times

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion fund to combat climate change

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has pledged $10 billion to a new fund to tackle climate change but activists have urged the world’s richest man to first clean up the e-commerce giant’s own lacklustre environmental record.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Lagos-bound passengers stranded in Ghana, Senegal

Hundreds of Lagos-bound passengers are said to be stranded in Accra, Ghana, Dakar, Senegal and Cotonou, Benin Republic as poor visibility continued at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Survey: Only 34 percent of Nigerians use condoms

The survey, titled ‘Condom accessibility and use in Nigeria’ was carried out by NOIpolls, in partnership with the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) and AIDS HealthCare Foundation (AHF).
D’Tigress’ Ezinne Kalu was included in the All-Star Five team of the just concluded FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia.

D’Tigress move up to 14th in latest FIBA World Ranking

Nigeria’s senior women basketball team, D’Tigress, climb up three places to 14th position in the latest FIBA World Ranking.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 9

Speaker Gbajabiamila seeks review of US visa ban on Nigerians

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday sought the cooperation of the United States of America (USA) to review its visa ban on Nigerians.
African star Samuel Asamoah shown red card due to undershirt with Jesus Loves You inscription after scoring a hattrick during Sint-Truiden 5-2 win against KAS Eupen in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League at Stayen Stadium.

African ace shown red card due to ‘Jesus Loves You’ undershirt

African star Samuel Asamoah shown red card due to undershirt with Jesus Loves You inscription after scoring a hattrick during Sint-Truiden 5-2 win against KAS Eupen in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League at Stayen Stadium.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers waits to enter the game during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry in US basketball Olympic pool

LeBron James and injured superstars Steph Curry and Kevin Durant were named on Monday in a 44-strong pool of players in contention for spots on the United States Olympic basketball team.
Australian legend and former Everton star Tim Cahill has been named as an official ambassador of Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for delivering the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup.

2022 World Cup: Tim Cahill unveiled as official ambassador of Qatar’s Supreme Committee

Australian legend and former Everton star Tim Cahill has been named as an official ambassador of Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for delivering the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup.
D’Tigress’ Ezinne Kalu was included in the All-Star Five team of the just concluded FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia.

D’Tigress’ Ezinne Kalu makes Tokyo Olympics qualifying all-star team

D’Tigress’ Ezinne Kalu was included in the All-Star Five team of the just concluded FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia.
Nigeria’s senior women’s national basketball team, D’Tigress, on Saturday booked a ticket to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. 75

D’Tigress coach hails Olympic qualifying tourney outing

Assistant coach of Nigeria’s senior women basketball national team — D’Tigress, Peter Ahmedu, has hailed the team for giving a good account of itself after the team achieved its target of picking the ticket to the women basketball event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games.

APC criticises Governor Ortom’s incessant overseas trips

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State has critcised Governor Samuel Ortom over his incessant overseas trips, insisting that the state government has nothing to show for it.
Nigeria’s senior women’s national basketball team, D’Tigress, on Saturday booked a ticket to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. 21

FIBA congratulates D’Tigress over Tokyo Olympics qualification

International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has congratulated Nigeria’s women basketball team D’Tigress following their qualification for this year’s Olympic games in Tokyo.
Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova 6-4, 6-0 in a deciding doubles as the USA survived a Saturday scare to beat unheralded Latvia 3-2 and reach the Fed Cup finals.

Fed Cup: USA beat Latvia in doubles decider to reach finals

Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova 6-4, 6-0 in a deciding doubles as the USA survived a Saturday scare to beat unheralded Latvia 3-2 and reach the Fed Cup finals.
Latvia’s 41st-ranked Anastasija Sevastova handed Serena Williams a shock first Fed Cup singles loss Saturday to level the qualifying tie against the USA 2-2 in Seattle

Fed Cup: Anastasija Sevastova stuns Serena Williams to keep Latvia alive

Latvia’s 41st-ranked Anastasija Sevastova handed Serena Williams a shock first Fed Cup singles loss Saturday to level the qualifying tie against the USA 2-2 in Seattle.

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Kano prohibits Almajiri children from street begging

Kano State Government has banned street begging by Almajiri children in a bid to fully consolidate the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education policy in the state.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Asaba has sentenced one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown to 66 years imprisonment without an option of fine for defrauding one Izabela Glogowska to the tune of ( €55,000) Fifty Five Thousand Euros under the pretext of paying it into her Perfect Money online account.

‘Yahoo boy’ bags 66 years jail term for €55,000 fraud

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Asaba has sentenced one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown to 66 years imprisonment without an option of fine for defrauding one Izabela Glogowska to the tune of ( €55,000) Fifty Five Thousand Euros under the pretext of paying it into her Perfect Money online account.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate berates Ogoni cleanup despite $360 million provision

The Senate on Tuesday expressed disappointment over the slow pace of work on the Ogoniland cleanup project despite the $360m released for it.
Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Twitter that he had ordered medical authorities to take maximum precaution after the coronavirus case was announced by the health minister.

Algeria announces first confirmed case of coronavirus

Algeria has reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, after an Italian man who arrived in the country on February 17 was put into isolation.
Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp believes goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi’s experience is coming to the fore, saying the gap left by Itumeleng Khune is slowly getting filled.

Pressure on Kaizer Chiefs manager to drop Daniel Akpeyi for Soweto derby

The pressure is mounting on Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Ernst Middendorp to drop Daniel Akpeyi as first choice goalkeeper for Itumeleng Khune ahead of the Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates this weekend.