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30 stranded Nigerians in Lebanon rescued, ready for evacuation   

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The 30 Nigerians in a video appealing for help have been rescued by the Nigerian Mission in Lebanon, and relocated to a more conducive apartment. They will be part of the 150 others trafficked and stranded persons in Lebanon to be evacuated back to Nigeria. The Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Houssam Diab, disclosed the […]

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Ensure effective security for all Nigerians, NIREC charges govt   

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The Nigerian Inter-Religious Council, NIREC, has called on the Federal Government to ensure effective security for every Nigerian. The council is headed by the President General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, and the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. Samson […]

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Gunmen kill journalist in Nasarawa   

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Gunmen have killed a former treasurer of the Nasarawa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Mr Benjamin Ekom. The killing of Ekom, who was also a former Information Officer with the Akun local government council of the state, came barely seven days after the killing of five people in the state. On […]

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Insecurity: Buhari orders re-engineering of security apparatus   

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a re-engineering of the nation’s security apparatus in order to ensure the safety of all Nigerians. Already, the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, is said to be working to that effect and very soon a difference would be witnessed. The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, made these known on Tuesday […]

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Pa Fasanmi buried as Fayemi, Akeredolu, Tinubu pay tributes   

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Eminent Nigerians on Tuesday paid tributes to the late Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Fasanmi, as his remains were interred in his country home in Iye Ekiti, Ilejemeje local government area of Ekiti. Fasanmi, a Second Republic Senator, died on July 29 at the age of 94. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the […]

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Remembering Fela (II) Fela: Life after death, By ‘Dipo Onabanjo   

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Last Tuesday, Nigerians and Fela ’s fans all over the world paid their last respects to the Afro-beat king as his remains were finally lowered into grave at his Ikeja, Lagos residence. For him, no more beatings by the police and “unknown soldiers”, no more “Army Arrangement”; no more Yabis, no more Igbo (Indian hemp) […]

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2020 PGA Championship favorites: Ranking the field from 1-20 at TPC Harding Park   

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For the first time in over 12 months, a major — the PGA Championship — will be played this week at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. With a shorter-than-normal runway leading into this major after golf restarted in early June, it’s time to take a look on who’s thriving (and who’s not) heading into …

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2020 PGA Championship tee times, pairings: Complete field schedule for Round 1 at Harding Park   

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It took four months of waiting, but the first (and only) major championship of 2019-20 season has finally arrived with the 102nd PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park teeing off on Thursday. The golf world has turned its attention to the San Francisco area for this rescheduled, back-to-August edition of the championship that is set …

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Albert Pujols homers again, needs only one more to tie Willie Mays on all-time home run list   

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Watch Now: Highlights: Astros at Angels (1:43) Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols has a fast-approaching appointment with history, as he continues to move closer to the luminous Willie Mays on the all-time home run list. Mays is fifth on that list with 660 home runs, and Pujols is now within one of tying …

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Angels’ Mike Trout homers in first at-bat since birth of son   

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Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout homered in his first at-bat as a father, turning on a 2-2 slider from the Mariners‘ Mike Dunn and launching it 407 feet in the first inning of Tuesday’s game at Seattle. Trout, six days removed from his previous game, entered Tuesday batting .324/.428/.639 for his career against the …

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Athletics hit their second walk-off grand slam of 2020; no team has ever hit three in a single season   

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Watch Now: MLB On the Diamond: Rangers at Athletics (1:31) Back on July 24, Matt Olson of the Oakland Athletics became the first player in 34 years to hit a walk-off grand slam on Opening Day. On Tuesday against the Rangers (OAK 5, TEX 1), outfielder Stephen Piscotty authored the second Oakland walk-off grand slam …

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Call on Stokes’ ability to bowl to be taken Wednesday: Root   

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After beating the West Indies comfortably 2-1 in the recently concluded series, England captain Joe Root feels his side has an advantage going into the first Test against Pakistan starting at Old Trafford on Wednesday. “Having played some high-intensity Test cricket will serve us well going into the series and will give us a bit …

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Carmelo Anthony’s vintage effort for Blazers elicits strong reaction from Damian Lillard   

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As the first question came his way, Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic squirmed in his chair. “Uhh, he’s right there,” he said with an uncomfortable smile, “I don’t know if I can talk.” Carmelo Anthony was standing by waiting for Nurkic to finish his postgame availability, and every question was about him after some …

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Colorado State investigating alleged neglect of coronavirus protocols   

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Joyce McConnell, president of Colorado State University, said Tuesday she is launching an “immediate and objective” investigation into the athletic department following allegations that student-athletes have been intimidated and threatened to disregard COVID-19 protocols. Coaches, players and sports medicine staff at Colorado State University told ESPN that athletic department leaders are discouraging athletes from being …

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Cubs sizzle with renewed focus on results   

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CHICAGO — It’s easy to look at the stats and quickly tell why the Chicago Cubs are off to a fast start to this shortened Major League Baseball season. Their 9-2 record — after a nail-biting 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday — can be chalked up to the best starting rotation …

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Devin Booker, Luka Doncic, Lakers, Blazers among early winners in NBA bubble; Grizzlies taking a beating   

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We’re just about one week into the NBA bubble and let’s not mince words: This has been nothing short of amazing. I’ll be the first to admit, I was highly skeptical these games would look anything like normal NBA action. Honestly, there’s almost no difference on TV. I thought the pumped-in noise would be a …

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Eng vs Pak Preview: In-form host gears up for Pakistan challenge   

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When the West Indies left England for home last week having lost the Test series, it was disappointed while also relieved. The bio-secure bubble England set up to allow international cricket to restart during the coronavirus pandemic worked brilliantly, but to live in it wasn’t easy. The West Indies and England were the guinea pigs …

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Eoin Morgan overtakes MS Dhoni as captain with most sixes   

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England skipper Eoin Morgan bettered former Indian captain MS Dhoni’s tally of 211 sixes to become the skipper with most sixes in international cricket on Tuesday. He achieved the feat when he scored the first of his four sixes against Ireland during the final ODI of the three-match series at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. …

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Fulham returns to Premier League thanks to Joe Bryan’s two extra-time goals vs. Brentford   

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Getty Images Fulham is on its way back to the Premier League following a 2-1 win over Brentford in the Championship playoff final to secure automatic promotion. The victory ends what was ultimately just a one-year absence from England’s top flight division for the club. Brentford and Fulham went the full 90 minutes of regulation …

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Fulham’s Bryan hails manager Parker for playoff free kick success   

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Fulham’s two-goal playoff hero Joe Bryan gave manager Scott Parker the credit for the opening goal that put his side on track for a 2-1 extra-time playoff final win over Brentford and sealed its swift return to the Premier League on Tuesday. As Bryan’s team mates celebrated around him, the fullback revealed the content of …

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Jon Rahm finds expectations rising with great play at young age   

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Even though his reign at No. 1 lasted all of two weeks, Jon Rahm can be considered in some circles as among the best players to have never won a major. Never mind that he’s only 25 and didn’t turn pro until four years ago. Golf is getting younger. Rahm understands why there might be …

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Marlins blank Orioles in long-awaited return following coronavirus outbreak   

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BALTIMORE — A season of delays produced another one for the Miami Marlins. The start of Miami’s first game in nine days was delayed 40 minutes as Major League Baseball awaited final coronavirus test results to clear the Marlins to resume play Tuesday at Baltimore. Multiple coronavirus tests for the Marlins came back inconclusive but …

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Martic advances in Palermo, Vondrousova ousted by qualifier   

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The top seeds at the Palermo Ladies Open had a day of mixed fortunes as Croatia’s Petra Martic advanced in straight sets, while second seed Marketa Vondrousova was ousted by Slovenian qualifier Kaja Juvan in the first round on Tuesday. Martic beat rusty Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck 6-0, 6-3 in her first match back on …

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MOTD Top 10 podcast: Robert Pires on Dennis Bergkamp, Arsene Wenger and more   

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Robert Pires contributed to one of the finest eras in Arsenal’s history Former Arsenal and France midfielder Robert Pires is the latest Premier League legend to reveal all to the MOTD Top 10 podcast. Pires enjoyed a stellar career, helping his country win the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 and also winning two Premier …

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NBA campus intel – Schedule and live updates for Day 6 of seeding games   

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Tuesday hasn’t gone as anyone expected in Orlando, Florida. First, to start the day, the Brooklyn Nets pulled off the biggest point-spread upset in 27 years, beating the Milwaukee Bucks outright despite being 19-point underdogs. Then, after the Dallas Mavericks needed overtime to beat the Sacramento Kings, Devin Booker‘s incredible buzzer-beater lifted the Phoenix Suns …

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