Month: July 2021

  24-year-old Nigerian athlete, Tobi Amusan, has qualified for the semi-finals of the Women’s 100m Hurdles at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Tobi Amusan advanced to the next round of the competition after winning Round 1 (Heat 3), running from lane four. She crossed the finish line at 12.72s ahead of Jamaica’s […]

  Blessing Okagbare, has been provisionally suspended from the competition after failing a drug test. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), the independent body created by the World Athletics that manages all integrity issues for the sport, announced the decision on Friday after confirming Okagbare tested positive for Human Growth Hormone. “Growth Hormone is a non-specified […]

The Commissioner of Police in Imo, Mr Abutu Yaro, has confirmed in a statement signed by the command’s Spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam that it intersected a convoy of bandits moving towards Njaba town to launch an attack. During the interception by Operation Restore Peace team of the Nigeria Police, the statement said one AK47 riffle […]

Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has kicked against the breakup of Nigeria along ethnic lines. Several groups including the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu and the Yoruba Nation agitators have campaigned for both Biafra and Oduduwa Republics. Speaking during an interview on Channels TV, Falana said […]

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has said it will take responsibility for ineligible athletes after 10 athletes from Nigeria were declared ineligible in the Tokyo Olympics.   The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has ruled against the competitors, that they are not able to take part in the ongoing Olympics in Tokyo because athletes did […]

Actress Rachel Oniga dies at age 64 from heart related issues, an ailment she battled with before her demise.   The death of the veteran actress was made known by her family in statement released.   The family of the veteran actress describes her death as “God design” and “function of a race of life […]

Premier League side, Liverpool have gotten a boost in their defence ahead of the coming season as defenders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have returned to action. 30-year-old Van Dijk has been out for nine months after surgery on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage suffered against Everton in the Premier League last October. Gomez, […]

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Enyimba have made known their readiness to contest the decision of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over their captain, Austine Oladapo. Oladapo, a midfielder at the Aba club, was handed a one-year ban by the continental football body earlier this week after he tested positive for a prohibited […]

South Korean soldiers stand at a checkpoint on the Tongil bridge, the road leading to North Korea’s Kaesong joint industrial complex, near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas in Paju on December 15, 2020, a day after South Korea’s parliament passed a law criminalising sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets into the North. North and South […]

An Egyptian court has sentenced 24 Muslim Brotherhood members to death for the killing of police officers in two separate cases, a judicial source said. the Damanhour Criminal Court ordered the death penalty on Thursday for 16 defendants affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, including Mohamed Sweidan, a regional leader of the organisation, for their involvement […]

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