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WHO Predicts 100,000 Deaths from Covid-19 by end of Tokyo Olympics
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WHO Predicts 100,000 Deaths from Covid-19 by end of Tokyo Olympics

The World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted 100,000 covid-19 deaths by the end of the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, delayed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, finally kicked off today, Wednesday, July 21. Some 11,000 athletes from 200 countries are set to arrive for the Olympics and the number of cases in Japan linked to the Games now stands at 79, according to organizers. Five of them are Olympic Village residents, three of which are athletes. Competitors including US gymnast Kara Eaker, basketball player Katie Lou Samuelson and tennis star Coco Gauff tested positive for Covid prior to arriving in Tokyo, ending their Olympic dreams. However, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged people n...
EPL: Man Utd to announce signing of two top defenders
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EPL: Man Utd to announce signing of two top defenders

  Manchester United are set to announce the signing of two top defenders towards the end of next week, The UK Sun reports. The two defenders are Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane and Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier. Man United have been in talks with Real Madrid over a deal for Varane for a while and are poised to pay £50million to sign the France international. Varane has a year left on his current contract at Real Madrid, but Man United are willing to splash some cash to sign the centre-back this summer rather than compete with a host of competitors when he becomes a free agent next summer. The report added that Real Madrid wanted £60million for Varane but have accepted a reduced fee of £50million after seeing their former captain Sergio Ramos leave the Santiago Bern...
Trump Congratulates Nigeria for suspending Twitter, says more countries should ban the platform.
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Trump Congratulates Nigeria for suspending Twitter, says more countries should ban the platform.

Former US President, Donald Trump has congratulated the Nigerian government for suspending Twitter activities in the country. "Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech - all voices should be heard," Trump said in a statement. The Republican politician also encouraged other countries to follow in Nigeria’s footsteps and ban Twitter and Facebook before stating that he should have banned Twitter and Facebook when he was in the White House, but claimed he was discouraged by Mark Zuckerberg. "In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have d...
102.3 Max FM Hits 2 Million Radio Listeners Every Day
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102.3 Max FM Hits 2 Million Radio Listeners Every Day

Nigeria's leading independent broadcasting company, TVC Communications, owners of TVC, TVC News, Max FM Lagos and Abuja and Adaba FM today officially announced that its radio station, 102.3 Max FM Lagos, has now exceeded 2 million listeners per day, according to the latest official AMPS radio ratings for March, 2021. The figures reveal that 102.3 MAX FM Lagos, increased daily listenership (March v February) by 150,000 to 2,045,342 per day with a market share of 22%. Q1 2021 V Q1 2020 shows listener numbers grew by 997,000 listeners. Sister station 90.9 Max FM, Abuja, breached the half million listenership mark with 548,000 daily listeners, up 55,000 on February with a 32% market share. This means almost one in every three people listening to radio in the capital city of Abuja, no...
Tuchel Opens up on Rudiger’s Fight With Kepa in Training
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Tuchel Opens up on Rudiger’s Fight With Kepa in Training

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has spoken publicly for the first time about a training ground bust-up that involved defender, Antonio Rudiger and goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. Tuchel praised Rudiger for issuing an immediate apology following the incident. The two players had to be separated during a small-sided game on Sunday, after Kepa took exception to a strong tackle from Rudiger. When asked if the incident was serious between Rudiger and Kepa, Tuchel replied: “I would tell you if it was so but it was not. “It had nothing to do with the defeat. It was just an incident in training, it got heated up between Toni and Kepa. “We calmed the situation down immediately. I don’t want to play down how artificial, these are things we don’t want to accept and things a...
Floyd Mayweather to Team up with Anthony Joshua and offer him Advice Before Tyson Fury Megafight
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Floyd Mayweather to Team up with Anthony Joshua and offer him Advice Before Tyson Fury Megafight

Floyd Mayweather has confirmed he intends to link up with Anthony Joshua and give him advice before his mammoth world title fight with Tyson Fury. The British heavyweights will finally meet this year to decide who wins the four-belt undisputed heavyweight champion and Floyd Mayweather, who is undefeated as a professional boxer says he will be providing Anthony Joshua with advice before the fight. Mayweather was ringside in London for Joshua’s ninth-round stoppage of IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev back in December where he offered tactical advice during the fight. After the fight, Mayweather also visited Joshua privately at home. Mayweather says he will be teaming up with him now that the fight with Fury (an undefeated boxer) has been agreed. “I look forward to work...
Maltina School Games State Finals Presents Hope for Future of School Sports in Nigeria
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Maltina School Games State Finals Presents Hope for Future of School Sports in Nigeria

The Maltina School Games State Finals entitled ‘Hope For The Future Of School Sports In Nigeria’ is a vital chance for young Nigerian students to find a hope for the future through sports. Travelling across Abuja, Lagos, Anambra, and Kano, one can clearly see that the Maltina School Games is not just a track and field school sports competition but an opportunity. The Games is a vital chance for young Nigerian students to find a hope for the future through sports, thanks to a brand that chose to believe in the Nigerian youth. The Games is being competed by hundreds of students across the country battling for silverwares across several sports, from 100m sprints, 800m, 4x100m relay, Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin to Shot Put. The Maltina School Games is set to impact over 20...
Vanessa Bryant Shares Heartbreaking Instagram Posts as Gigi Bryant’s Jersey is Retired
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Vanessa Bryant Shares Heartbreaking Instagram Posts as Gigi Bryant’s Jersey is Retired

Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant's jersey was retired by her private school and her mother Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram to share heartbreaking posts about it. Gigi was following in her father's footsteps as a basketball player before their tragic death in a helicopter crash. Following her death, her school, Harbor Day School held a retirement ceremony at the school's gym to retire her No. 2 jersey. On Instagram, grieving wife and mother, Vanessa Bryant shared photos and a series of videos from the ceremony held at the teenage basketball star’s middle school. The photos taken in the school’s gym show a portrait of Gigi next to a table with red and pink flowers arranged to spell out “Gianna.” The display also included a red floral arrangement of the number 2, for the one Gianna ...
Boco – Benin has for some time been one of the best nations in Africa
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Boco – Benin has for some time been one of the best nations in Africa

The former Squirrels captain believes the West Africans can surprise competitors at the continental showpiece Former Benin captain Romuald Boco believes the Squirrels can cause an upset at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). In an interview with Benin Sports, the 33-year-old pointed toward the unpredictability of football as a reminder that anything is possible for Benin. “Personally, there are no small teams and whatever the groups [are], everything is possible,” Boco told Benin Sports.
Eight Uganda Golfers Hit Abuja for IBB Ladies Open Championship
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Eight Uganda Golfers Hit Abuja for IBB Ladies Open Championship

There is an international flavour to the 21st IBB Ladies Open Championship, with eight Ugandan and one Swedish players, leading the foreign players who have arrived Abuja. Among those already on ground are the President of Ugandan Ladies Golf Union (ULGU) Evah Magala, and the Lady Captain of the team, Anne Abeja. The Ugandans are coming for the third year running and have vowed to give good accounts of themselves by fiercely defending the Lady Gross title won by Magala last year. “I am ready for the tournament and I am here to retain my title,” boasted Magala. The ceremonial tee-off is to be conducted by Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, at 6pm today at the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja. The ladies in the Handicap 0- 28 flight and veteran players within Han...
Tandoh Promises Hitch-free Access Bank Lagos City
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Tandoh Promises Hitch-free Access Bank Lagos City

Executive Chairman of the Governing Board of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, has reaffirmed the state’s readiness to stage a hitch-free 2019 edition of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. The event, which enters its 4th edition will hold today with over 50, 000 participants all over the world. Tandoh said that the tradition in Lagos has been that the day an edition of a particular competition finished, preparation for the next edition starts immediately. The chairman said that the state has been preparing for the 4th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon immediately the 3rd edition ended. “I can say categorically that Lagos is very prepared. The very good thing about the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is the fact that preparation for the next edition starts the day after the ...
Omotayo, Odusanya Bag Top seeds top at 50th Asoju Oba Cup
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Omotayo, Odusanya Bag Top seeds top at 50th Asoju Oba Cup

The 2013 men’s singles champion, Olajide Omotayo and women’s defending champion, Bose Odusanya are the top seeds in the senior event of the 50th Asoju Oba Molade Okoya-Thomas Table Tennis Cup which kicked off yesterday at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium. Italy-based Omotayo will contend with 63 other players while Odusanya will battle against 22 others in her bid to retain her title having won the title in 2015, 2016 and 2017. 2017 men’s singles runner’s up, David Fayele is the number two seed while Nimota Aregbesola is women’s second seeded players. This year also witness the return of 2013 women’s singles champion, Tolu Durosimi-Etti who is seeded number four in the women’s singles. According to the list of players, over 250 participants will be compe...
Thinking Of Buying A Car? Here Is A List Of The Least Reliable Cars
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Thinking Of Buying A Car? Here Is A List Of The Least Reliable Cars

The big decision of buying a car is not one to be taken lightly as it can be the difference between a being happy or sad about your revenue on the long run. When you’re shopping for a new car, you can’t trust all the ads you see on TV or online. Each automaker is going to tout its biggest benefits and go hard at the flaws of its competitors. So who can you really trust when deciding on your next car? Fellow drivers who already own the car you’re considering. Consumer Reports gathered the data for its 2018 Annual Auto Survey. They made use of responses of over 500,000 vehicles, which they ranked from the most reliable to the least reliable for 2018. Coming in dead last: the Ram 3500. The rankings for the least reliable car were determined by studying 17 trouble areas ranging from s...
UniPort Bubbling For WAUG
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UniPort Bubbling For WAUG

University of Port Harcourt is set to host the 14th West Africa Universities Games(WAUG) billed for October 31 to November 12 at the University Sports Complex in Port Harcourt, River State. Sixteen West African Universities and 5000 athletes will compete in 16 events with UniPort Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ndowa E.S. Lale promising an experiential and memorable sports fiesta for competitors and the millions of spectators and revelers who being expected to grace the occasion. Already, UniPort sports officials are eagerly waiting for the Games to begin, so that once more their athletes who have dominated three consecutive editions of the Games can begin to showcase their prowess. “We are the undisputed champions of the WAUG. University of Port Harcourt is a sports destination and our at...
Body Found In Hunt For Kayaker Who Went Missing During Race
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Body Found In Hunt For Kayaker Who Went Missing During Race

The body of a man believed to be missing kayaker Alistair Collier has been found following an ‘extensive search’ in Dorset. Police were yesterday hunting for the 60-year-old, who was taking part in a race off Studland and was last seen at midday on Saturday near to the pier at the beginning of the event. At the end of the race all the competitors returned apart from Mr Collier, and a search by police and HM Coastguard was launched at around 1.45pm.   Police were yesterday hunting for Alistair Collier, 60, who was taking part in a race off Studland and was last seen at midday on Saturday near to the pier at the beginning of the event (Picture: PA) This evening, a body and a boat were found 22 nautical miles off the Dorset coast, police said. A police spokesman said: ‘On...
5 Reasons Why  Poker Is A Sport
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5 Reasons Why Poker Is A Sport

Sport: “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.” Poker is often quickly disregarded as a sport. While no one can argue the popularity of the many games of poker with millions of players and international television programming, there are many who still consider it purely a game of luck. After 15 years of playing competitive poker both online and in-person, I can tell you that poker is a sport. Before disagreeing with me, keep in mind that every sport is different, and although I don’t risk brain injuries or tearing an ACL while playing a game of cards, poker has all of the needed elements of a sport. Here are 5 reasons why poker is not just a card game, but a sport: Physical Enduran...

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