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Journalist explains why he believes Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi listens to popular Nigerian pastor T.B. Joshua

Nigerian freelance journalist Ihechukwu Njoku explains in this piece why he believes Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi listens to popular Nigerian pastor T.B. Joshua. He wrote:Two days after Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua’s “candid...

Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirus after attending his own birthday party

Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after attending his 34th birthday party on Friday, Jamaica’s minister of health and wellness, Christopher Tufton, announced Monday night.Bolt released a video on...

Nigeria-born former Florida State basketball big man Michael Ojo dies of heart attack in Serbia at 27

Nigeria-born former Florida State basketball big man Michael Ojo died of a heart attack in Serbia on Friday. He was only 27 years old.According to a report, Ojo, who was playing...

NBA suspends season over coronavirus

The NBA on Wednesday evening suspended its season after a player tested positive for coronavirus. The suspension is "until further notice".“The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule...

Nigeria First Lady Aisha Buhari opens Abuja 2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup

Nigeria First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Buhari has drawn attention to the plight of retired para powerlifters and other athletes in Nigeria, many of whom retire into hardship after having served their...

Touching statement by NBA commissioner Adam Silver on passing of Kobe Bryant

Tributes continue to pour in for Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers legend who was considered one of the greatest basketball players of his generation. Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash at age 41 along...

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and 13-year old daughter Gianna Maria Onore die in helicopter crash. He was 41

Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers legend who was considered one of the greatest basketball players of his generation, has died in a helicopter crash. He was 41.He passed away with...

Mavericks’ Dončić, Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead first fan returns of NBA all-star voting presented by Google

The Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Dončić and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the NBA and their respective conferences in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting presented by Google. Dončić leads Antetokounmpo by 599 votes...

President of the Toronto Raptors Masai Ujiri urges African leaders to invest in sports

Masai Ujiri, President of the Toronto Raptors, has made his second appearance at the Africa Investment Forum, renewing his call for African governments to invest in sports.Ujiri, the only President of National...

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IMF has given $31 billion to 76 countries to respond to COVID-19, including over $10 billion to 47 low income nations

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given $31 billion in emergency financing to 76 countries in...

IMF says Senegalese economy severely hit by COVID-19 would rebound in 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday that the Senegalese economy, which has been severely hit by COVID-19 pandemic, would...

In moving film, UN calls for collective action to tackle global challenges, including COVID-19, racism, climate change and poverty

The United Nations, Project Everyone and 72 Films are launching “Nations United - Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times,” a first of...

UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session...

Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

Five human‑made “megatrends” will  continue to  dominate and frustrate global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous...

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