Tuesday , 16 January 2018

LATEST INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Commonwealth Games Federation selects Birmingham to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

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The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has announced that it has selected Birmingham, England as the host city partner of the XXII Commonwealth Games in 2022. At a special Media Conference staged at the Arena Academy school in Birmingham, CGF President Louise Martin CBE applauded the city’s ambitious and innovative vision to engage and benefit its local community, showcase the best ... Read More »

‘Cameroon’s N’Kono is the reason I became a goalkeeper’ – Buffon

(L-R) The Gazzetta Awards stars of the night: Alberto Contador, Sofia Goggia, Gianluigi Buffon and Francesco Totti. (Photo: Fabio Bozzani, La Gazzetta dello Sport)

It was a night of glamour, glory and mixed feelings on Tuesday as Italy’s famous La Gazzetta dello Sport organized its annual Awards honoring the best sporting feats of the year. The stars of the night were Francesco Totti who was honored with the Legend 2017 Award, national team keeper Gianluigi Buffon was named Male Athlete of the Year and ... Read More »

World Taekwondo rebrands to end WTF connection

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The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has completed a rebrand to World Taekwondo as it seeks to modernise and shake off negative connotations connected to its previous acronym. World Taekwondo’s rebranding plans have been in the works for over a year, but were confirmed ahead of the start of the World Championships in Muju, South Korea on Saturday. World Taekwondo replaces ... Read More »

Ghanaians staying in Saudi Arabia to be deported

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An overwhelming number of unskilled Ghanaian immigrants who sojourned in Saudi Arabia for greener pastures are set to be sent back to the country for not possessing legal documentation. These immigrants are beneficiaries of a 90- Day amnesty by the Gulf Country in March to all undocumented immigrants to ease their exit out of the country without embarrassment or fines. ... Read More »

Black players in Italy urged to strike in support of Sulley Muntari

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Ex-Tottenham striker Garth Crooks says “every self-respecting black player” in the Italian league should strike this weekend unless Sulley Muntari’s one-match suspension is withdrawn. Pescara midfielder Muntari, 32, was banned after he protested against racist abuse he received from the crowd during Sunday’s Serie A match at Cagliari, which earned him a yellow card for dissent before he walked off. ... Read More »

Mahama inaugurates Obasanjo Centre for Governance

Mahama inaugurates Obasanjo Centre for Governance

Former President John Mahama has chaired a ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria, to inaugurate the Olusegun Obasanjo Centre for Good Governance and Development at the National Open University of Nigeria. A statement from the office of Mahama said the ceremony, which was also attended by a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Mukhtar, was an opportunity to honour the former ... Read More »

Sulley Muntari banned for racism protest in Italy

Muntari booked in racism row

Ghanaian midfielder, Sulley Muntari has been banned for one game after he protested against racist abuse. He was booked for dissent after asking the referee to stop Sunday’s Serie A match against Cagliari, claiming he was being racially abused. The 32-year-old ex-Ghana international then walked off the pitch in protest for which he received a second yellow card, officials have ... Read More »

20 year old Ghanaian student Samuel Kwarteng shot dead in US

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A 20-year-old Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) student was shot to death around midnight on Thursday, while standing on a front porch of an off-campus home. Samuel Kwarteng had come to VCU from his home city of Alexandria. He was a senior in the electrical engineering program. Kwarteng was killed during an altercation on the 1200 block of W. Moore Street. One person, not affiliated ... Read More »

NBA players react to Russell Westbrook’s triple-double record, game-winner

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A 55-year-old record, set by the legendary Oscar Robertson in 1961-62, was broken on Sunday. Russell Westbrook passed “The Big O” with his 42nd triple-double of the season, a mammoth 50-point, 16-rebound, 10-assist performance at Denver. To cap off the legendary night, the Oklahoma City superstar hit a game-winning, 35-footer at the buzzer for a 106-105 Thunder victory. Westbrook’s statistical ... Read More »

Man in court for allegedly raping 19-year-old girlfriend in Lagos

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A 29-year-old man, Ajao Olalekan, was on Friday arraigned in an Ikorodu Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for alleged forceful sexual intercourse with his 19-year-old girlfriend. Olalekan, resident of Morayo Benson Street, Ikorodu, is facing a charge of forceful sexual intercourse, to which he pleaded not guilty. The prosecutor, Cpl. John Iberedem, told the court that the accused committed the ... Read More »