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El Clasico: Barcelona hold Real Madrid to goalless draw

Barcelona and Real Madrid could not be separated on Wednesday in a Clasico that was briefly interrupted by Catalan independence protests when dozens of yellow beach balls were thrown onto the pitch at Camp Nou.  After being postponed in October, there were renewed fears of unrest around Spain’s most famous fixture. Protestors held banners, waved Read more

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World Boxing Champion: Gov. Abiodun extols Anthony Joshua for exhibiting “Ogun standard”

The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun Sunday morning felicitated with world boxing champion for displaying the “Ogun standard of excellence by reclaiming all the titles in the re-match with his opponent, Andy Ruiz Jr.” An elated Prince Abiodun said that the Ogun-born Anthony Joshua made Nigerians proud and restored confidence that the Nation Read more

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Sweet revenge as Joshua tactically defeats Ruiz to reclaim world titles

Nigerian born British boxer, Anthony Joshua, defeated Andy Ruiz Jr to reclaim his three world heavyweight championship belts. The pugilist, tactically outclassed the determined Mexican in the much anticipated epic bout — setting some new records in the process.  The judges unanimously adjudged Joshua winner with 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 over Ruiz Jr and made history Read more

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Champions! Fidelity Bank emerge winner 2019 Nigeria Bankers Games

Fidelity Bank Plc has emerged best in the overall medal tables of the 2019 Nigeria Bankers Games (NBG) after beating UBA at the football competition held in Lagos on Sunday, December 1, 2019. The match, however, lived up to its billing as it had everybody sitting on the edge of their seats. According to a release e-signed by Ejike Ndiulo, Head, Corporate Read more

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FIFA Ranking: Nigeria moves by 4 spots, now world 31st, retains 3rd position in Africa

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by four spots in the November ranking to place 31st on the ranking table. In the ranking table on the website of the world football governing body, FIFA, Nigeria garnered 1493 points as against 1481 points gotten in October. The movement still helped the Super Eagles retain the third Read more

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Tokyo 2020: Organisers unveils 15,000-seat Olympic aquatics centre

Tokyo 2020 organisers on Thursday unveiled the $523 million venue for swimming, diving and artistic swimming that will seat 15,000 fans for the Olympic and Paralympic Games next year. Construction is 90 percent complete at the four-storey Aquatics Centre and is due to be finished on schedule by the end of February, officials said. “We Read more

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Zappa School, College of Commerce qualify for 2019 Zenith Bank Delta Principals’ Cup final

Zappa Mixed Secondary School, Asaba and College of Commerce, Warri yesterday emerged as the two finalists for the 2019 Zenith Bank/Delta Principals’ Cup football competition. In one of the semifinals matches decided at the Kwale centre, it was a crunch encounter, which saw Zappa Mixed Secondary School Asaba pip Destiny International School, Ughelli, 1-0. The Read more