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Tokyo Olympics: Some countries defy IOC’s decision to have male and female flagbearers

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By Lawrence Oshodi (SPORTS CORRESPONDENT) At the Tokyo Olympics' opening ceremony on Friday, certain countries stood out for having only one flagbearer, either a man or a woman. Despite the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) request for both, this was not the...

Integral to broadcast Tokyo Olympics in Nigeria through the Nigerian Television Authority

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Integral, Nigeria's largest sports marketing and management firm, has been granted exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on free-to-air television. This is in addition to Integral's existing Premier League sub-license. Infront is a Wanda Sports Group firm...

Tunisia rescues 166 migrants at sea, 16 found dead

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Tunisia rescued 166 migrants trapped at sea for over a week on Thursday, security authorities said, and recovered the bodies of 16 others who died attempting the treacherous Mediterranean journey to Europe. The migrants, who ranged in age from 15...

UK imposes sanctions on Zimbabwe president’s advisor

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For alleged corruption, the United Kingdom has placed an asset freeze and travel ban on one of Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa's advisers. The affluent Kudakwashe Tagwirei was at the center of a contentious government agriculture subsidy, according to UK Foreign...

Nigeria receives first six light attack planes from United States

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Nigeria's air force announced on Thursday that it has received its first six A-29 Super Tucano jets, four years after the US agreed to supply the West African country the light attack aircraft to combat terrorists. Nigeria is grappling with...

Kogi is Nigeria’s new construction hub- Commissioner

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Mr Kingsley Fanwo, the Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communication, claims that the state is now Nigeria's new construction hub, citing the state's large development projects. The projects, according to Fanwo, are intended to "expand on the tremendous, but...

Athletes in Olympic refugee team to partake in opening ceremony

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By Lawrence Oshodi SPORTS CORRESPONDENT) Olympic refugee team's of 29 athletes will march behind the Olympic flag at the Tokyo Games opening ceremony on Friday, according to an organizer. The athletes will be representing the world's 82 million displaced people. To raise...

Chelsea FC to begin Women’s Super League title defence at Arsenal

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After the fixture list for the 2021-22 season was revealed on Friday, Chelsea FC will open their Women's Super League title defense with a trip to London rivals Arsenal. Manchester City, who finished second last season, will play Everton in...

Environmentalists urge Congo to reconsider pay-poach decision

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On Thursday, environmentalists in the Democratic Republic of Congo urged the government to overturn a decision to tax rather than prohibit poaching, claiming that the move will jeopardize millions of dollars in conservation money. "With this approach to maximize earnings,...

1.7m children living with HIV missed treatment in 2020 – Report

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According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), nearly half of the world's 1.7 million HIV-positive youngsters would not receive treatment by 2020. This is stated in the final report of the UNAIDS-led Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS-Free...