Naomi Osaka will not play Wimbledon but plans to return for Tokyo Olympics

The 23-year-old pulled out of Roland Garros and will now not play at Wimbledon either as she takes some more time to work on her mental health. The Japanese star is the second major name to miss Wimbledon with Rafael Nadal also pulling out. Osaka’s team did say she expects to be back for the Tokyo Olympics. Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka will not … Continue reading Naomi Osaka will not play Wimbledon but plans to return for Tokyo Olympics

Diana Ross to release ‘Thank You,’ first album in 15 years

Diana Ross is coming out… with her first studio album in 15 years. The iconic singer has announced she will release “Thank You” this fall via Decca Records. Recorded in her Los Angeles-based home studio during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, the 13-track opus will include a stellar lineup of producers and songwriters who’ve created hits for Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, Usher, Justin Bieber, Sam … Continue reading Diana Ross to release ‘Thank You,’ first album in 15 years

Tottenham in talks with Gattuso as manager

Tottenham Hotspur have turned to former Napoli coach, Gennaro Gattuso, after talks with Paulo Fonseca over taking over as new manager crumbled, according to reports. Spurs have now failed to land their top seven targets including Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte. Julian Nagelsmann, Hansi Flick, Brendan Rodgers and Erik ten Hag have all also been linked with a move to North London. Ex-Roma boss Fonseca … Continue reading Tottenham in talks with Gattuso as manager

UEFA reminds teams of sponsorship obligations after Ronaldo Coca-Cola case

European soccer’s governing body UEFA has responded to Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s removal of a Coca Cola bottle at a Euro 2020 news conference by telling teams they have contractual obligations towards tournament sponsors. Ronaldo moved Coca Cola bottles aside as he sat down to speak to the media on the eve of Tuesday’s Group F opener against Hungary in Budapest. The 36-year-old then held … Continue reading UEFA reminds teams of sponsorship obligations after Ronaldo Coca-Cola case

US Has Eye on China’s Influence at UN

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations reassured Congress Wednesday that she is working to monitor and rein in what she called China’s “malign influence” at the world body.  “China has been aggressive and coercive in using its power at the United Nations,” Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  She said Beijing promotes an “authoritarian approach to multilateralism.”   The ambassador pointed … Continue reading US Has Eye on China’s Influence at UN

FG borrowed N1.3tn in four years to subsidise power consumers, firms – World Bank

The Federal Government has borrowed a total of N1.3tn since 2017 to ensure that generation companies and gas suppliers received enough payments to continue generating electricity, the World Bank has said. The bank said this in its ‘Resilience through Reforms’ report. According to the report, the power sector in Nigeria will cost the Federal Government an additional N3.08tn through 2023, if current performance levels and … Continue reading FG borrowed N1.3tn in four years to subsidise power consumers, firms – World Bank

Zambia’s founding father, Kenneth Kaunda, is dead

Zambia’s founding father President Kenneth Kaunda dies aged 97 Kaunda, who ruled Zambia from 1964 to 1991, died at a hospital in Lusaka where he was being treated for pneumonia. Kaunda became one of Africa’s most committed activists against HIV/AIDS [File: Salim Henry/Reuters]Kaunda became one of Africa’s most committed activists against HIV/AIDS “I am sad to inform (members) we have lost Mzee (the old man). … Continue reading Zambia’s founding father, Kenneth Kaunda, is dead

‘Bronze Bomber’ Deontay Wilder: I’m From Nigeria, From The Edo Ethnic Group

Deontay Wilder is among the most thrilling heavyweights of the modern boxing era. Over the years, Wilder made a place of his own in this sport and has ranked himself as one of the hardest hitters of boxing. Ever since his debut in 2008, he broke into news headlines for his charismatic frame, in-ring abilities, and knockout power. But, what is the ethnic background of … Continue reading ‘Bronze Bomber’ Deontay Wilder: I’m From Nigeria, From The Edo Ethnic Group

Gianluigi Buffon: Goalkeeper rejoins Parma 20 years after leaving

Veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has rejoined his first club Parma – 20 years after leaving. The 43-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the Italian side who were relegated from Serie A last season. Buffon left Juventus at the end of last season after his second spell at club. The 2006 World Cup winner has 176 international caps for Italy and holds the record for most … Continue reading Gianluigi Buffon: Goalkeeper rejoins Parma 20 years after leaving