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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.
Nigeria's D'Tigress on Thursday celebrated a key victory as they overcame African counterparts Mozambique 85-51 in Serbia in an Olympic qualifier. 69

Peter Ahmedu: D’Tigress’ Olympics spot sealed

Assistant coach of Nigeria’s women national basketball team Peter Ahmedu has concluded that Nigeria is in already with a qualification spot for the women basketball event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games following Thursday’s 85 – 51 victory over Mozambique in the team’s Olympic qualifying tournament opener.
Nigeria's D'Tigress on Thursday celebrated a key victory as they overcame African counterparts Mozambique 85-51 in Serbia in an Olympic qualifier. 30

D’Tigress overcome Mozambique to close in on Olympics return — in pictures

Nigeria on Thursday celebrated a key victory as they overcame African counterparts Mozambique 85-51 in Serbia in an Olympic qualifier
All the players except Elizabeth Balogun from Louisville University, USA, are already in the D’Tigress camp in Serbia ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which will begin on Thursday in Belgrade.

11 D’Tigress hit camp for Tokyo 2020 qualifier

All the players except Elizabeth Balogun from Louisville University, USA, are already in the D’Tigress camp in Serbia ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which will begin on Thursday in Belgrade.

Nigeria, US, Island of Jersey sign tripartite agreement on return of $318,460,329 Abacha loot

The Federal Government, the United States of America (USA) and the Island of Jersey on Monday signed a tripartite agreement on the return of $318,460,329 looted by late former military Head of State, General Sani Abacha.
D’Tigress forward, Evelyn Akhator has revealed that the Nigerian team is gearing up preparation ahead of the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament next month in Belgrade.

Evelyn Akhator: D’Tigress will be ready for the Olympic qualifying tourney challenge

Nigeria’s women national basketball team forward Evelyn Akhator has stated that the D’Tigress will be ready for the challenge of playing and competing at the Olympic qualifying tournament which starts on Thursday in Belgrade, Serbia as the D’Tigress seek qualification for the women basketball event of the Tokyo Olympics.
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever-measles-rubella laboratory network 7

Coronavirus: NCDC releases second advisory to Nigerians

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has released the second public health advisory on the novel coronavirus 2019 (nCoV), to Nigerians.=
Nigeria's Tobi Amusan

Tobi Amusan targets African 60m hurdles record at Karlsruhe indoor meeting

Reigning Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles queen, Tobiloba Amusan, is on a mission to the Karlsruhe indoor meeting on Friday.
Nigeria’s Olanrewaju “God’s Power” Durodola will take on hard hitting Ghanaian, Abraham Tabul, for the vacant African Boxing Union Cruiser title tomorrow in Accra, Ghana at Old Kingsway Building, Ussher-Town, Accra.

Olanrewaju Durodola eyes vacant ABU Cruiser-weight title

Nigeria’s Olanrewaju “God’s Power” Durodola will take on hard hitting Ghanaian, Abraham Tabul, for the vacant African Boxing Union Cruiser title tomorrow in Accra, Ghana at Old Kingsway Building, Ussher-Town, Accra.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN unveils 2020 programme, ready for Tokyo Olympics

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says all hands are on deck towards achieving a memorable outing at the Tokyo Olympics in July/August.
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

Donald Trump says US, China in close contact on coronavirus outbreak

The U.S. and China were in close contact regarding the newly identified coronavirus outbreak which has killed at least 81.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta should build his team around Mesut Ozil, according to Jermaine Pennant, who thinks the midfielder has been given a new lease of life.

Mesut Ozil enjoying his career under Mikel Arteta’s rebuilding mission

Mesut Ozil’s resurgence under Mikel Arteta means the German playmaker is almost certain to see out his Arsenal contract up to 2021.
President of The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino delivers a speech during the elective assembly of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on October 22, 2018 at the Hilton hotel of Rome's Fiumicino airport. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

FIFA president addresses business leaders in Davos

World football governing body’s supremo, Gianni Infantino, was invited by Donald Trump to make the introduction speech at a dinner hosted by the President of the United States at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the FIFA President said that he hopes that “the ‘American dream’ becomes reality…all over the world” when addressing an audience of top business leaders.
Abubakar Malami

SERAP urges AGF, anti-graft agencies to fast-track prosecution of power sector corruption cases

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr. Abubakar Malami SAN; the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, and Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasanoye to: “revisit and fast-track prosecution of all cases of corruption in the electricity sector and ensure effective recovery of stolen public funds.”

Eniola Aluko named Aston Villa Women’s first sporting director

Former England striker Eniola Aluko has been appointed Aston Villa Women’s first sporting director.

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Africa records 339 deaths as coronavirus cases rise to 8,018

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said that there are now 8,018 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 50 countries across Africa.

University of Ilorin teaching hospital reacts to reported death of suspected coronavirus patient

University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, UITH has reacted to reports that a coronavirus patient died in its hospital on April 1st.
Juventus are weighing up a summer move for Chelsea’s contract rebel Willian.

Willian reveals Chelsea career coming to an end

Premier LeagueBrazilian star Willian has admitted his time at Chelsea is coming to an end after revealing he is no longer talking to the club about a new contract.

Coronavirus: Quarantined hotel guests, staff discharged in Imo

The Imo State government on Saturday freed the staff and guests of the fancy hotel at Umuguma, that were quarantined over COVID-19 virus, after Christigonus Aguwa, had visited them.
Malawi’s constitutional court on Monday ordered new elections after annulling the results of a vote that reelected President Peter Mutharika in May, citing widespread irregularities.

Malawi president takes wage cut to fund coronavirus fight

Malawi's President Peter Mutharika said Saturday he was taking a wage cut to help fund the fight against the coronavirus, and ordered his government to the same.