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Shock, disappointment, grief open Wimbledon

Stan Wawrinka

It was a mix grill of emotions and expectations as shocks, grief and disappointment ruled the opening of this year’s Wimbledon Open, which served-off on Monday, July 3, 2017. Fifth seed Stan Wawrinka was knocked out by Daniil Medvedev in the biggest shock as he fell 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1on Centre Court. The Russian’s victory over world number three Wawrinka ...

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Usain Bolt wins 100m in slow start

Usain Bolt

Athletics sprinter, Usain Bolt, overcame a slow start to win the 100m, at the Estrava Golden Spike meet on Tuesday, in a time of 10.6sec, in his second 100m outing of the season in Ostrava. The Jamaican was slow out of the blocks before jumping ahead to edge Yunier Perez of Cuba, who ran a personal best of 10.09sec. Bolt ...

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Groups petition Ngige on BATN, workers’ face-off

Dr. Chris Ngige

A coalition of civil society groups on the platform of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has written to Labour & Employment Minister, Dr. Chris Ngige, demanding his intervention in the alleged anti-labour practices reported in British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN) factory in Ibadan, Oyo State. A handful of ex-BATN workers had in a press briefing in Lagos last year ...

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Mourinho lays father to rest

José Mourinho

Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 buried his father, former Portugal goalkeeper José Manuel Mourinho Felix, who died at the age of 79. Mourinho was surrounded by fans and family members as he attended church service with his father’s coffin in his home town of Setubal in Portugal. The coffin, which was draped in the flag ...

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Confederation Cup: Cameroon, Russia, others crash out

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African Champion, Cameroon, has crashed out of the current FIFA Confederation Cup in Russia, with a 1-3 loss to World Champion, Germany in the last Group A match. Timo Werner got a brace and Kerem Denirbay got the first, while Vincent Aboubakar got the consolation goal for the Cameroonians. In the last match played simultaneously, Chile and Australia played out ...

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Federal varsity reviews government’s economic recovery plan

FUNAI

Over the last years the Nigerian economy has been in doldrums, leaving behind tales of inflation, unemployment, poverty and the likes. To stem the ugly tide and return the country on the part of economic prosperity, the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari launched the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). The strategic importance of the Plan to the country in ...

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Transfer saga: Madrid boss yet to discuss with Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez, says he has not spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo about the player’s future, but will do so after the FIFA Confederation Cup in Russia. The 32-year-old is said to have indicated interest to leave Real Madrid after being accused of tax fraud. The forward, who is with the Portugal squad in Russia, signed a new five-year ...

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Russia 2018: Firms shun World Cup sponsorship

Giovanni Infantino

World football governing body, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), is having sleepless night as it is failing to attract backing, after firms appear to desert the sponsorship of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The development stems from the corruption scandals, hooliganism threats, and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy in Syria and Ukraine. The once-booming and money-spinning FIFA ...

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Anthony Joshua set for three-day visit to Nigeria

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World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, is set to embark on a three-day visit to Nigeria in August, 2017. During the visit, he will pay courtesy calls on Acting President Yomi Osinbajo and the Governors of Lagos and Ogun states, Akinwunmi Ambode and Ibikunle Amosun respectively. He will also visit some royal fathers including the Ooni of Ife, the Awujale ...

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54,000 youths compete for laurels as 19th NNPC/Shell Cup kicks off

NNPC/Shell

Some 54,000 students from 2,750 secondary schools across the Nigeria are competing for honours in the 19th edition of the NNPC/Shell Cup now holding at centres in 36 states of the Federation including Abuja, in the biggest youth football championship in Nigeria. “This is another opportunity for young football talents to develop their dreams while still studying, and another platform ...

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