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‘Mourinho is misunderstood’ – Son says Tottenham manager’s ‘winning mentality’ can bring success
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‘Mourinho is misunderstood’ – Son says Tottenham manager’s ‘winning mentality’ can bring success

 The Portuguese is approaching a year in charge of Spurs and the South Korea international has been impressed by the impact he has made Son Heung-min believes Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has been misunderstood over the course of his career, and admitted he was 'amazed' when he got the chance to work with one of the game's ultimate winners for the first time last year. Speaking to Goal at an Amazon Prime event to promote the All Or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur documentary, South Korea international Son insisted Mourinho's reputation for falling out with players has not been in evidence in his first year as Spurs boss. The documentary showed the former Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager being brutally honest with his players at times, yet Son suggests...
Okonjo-Iweala Vs Yoo Myung-Hee: WTO Leadership Down To The Final 2 Candidates
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Okonjo-Iweala Vs Yoo Myung-Hee: WTO Leadership Down To The Final 2 Candidates

World Trade Organization members selected two final candidates -- Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee -- to advance to the final round in the race to lead the Geneva-based trade body, according to people familiar with the matter. By advancing two women to the final round of the selection process, the WTO will likely have the first female director general in its 25-year history. Okonjo-Iweala served two stints as Nigeria’s finance minister and one term as foreign affairs minister. She has experience working at international international governance bodies as a former managing director of the World Bank and as a chairman at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization. Yoo is South Korea’s trade minister. During her 25-year career in government, ...
Amokachi Begs Nigerian to forgive Yakubu Aiyegbeni for 2010 World Cup Blunder Against South Korea
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Amokachi Begs Nigerian to forgive Yakubu Aiyegbeni for 2010 World Cup Blunder Against South Korea

Former Nigerian international, Daniel Amokachi, has pleaded with Nigerians to forgive former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni over the missed goal against South Korea at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. According to Amokachi, Nigerians have yet to pardon Aiyegbeni for over a decade he committed the blunder in front of an empty post. He explained that in football, it was a natural thing for great players across the world to mess up in front of goalkeepers. “It is not new in football. I have missed a good goal opportunity before. “Great players across the world had messed up in front of goalkeepers. “We need to forgive him [Yakubu Aiyegbeni] so that he can enjoy his retirement,” Amokachi told Brila FM. Meanwhile, Ayegbeni had since apologised to Ni...
‘Nigerians still send me messages’ – Ayegbeni talks about famed World Cup miss
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‘Nigerians still send me messages’ – Ayegbeni talks about famed World Cup miss

The ex-Everton man has no regrets playing for the Super Eagles, though he feels stunned Nigerians won’t forget his miss against South Korea in 2010 Yakubu Ayegbeni says Nigerians are yet to forgive him for his miss against South Korea at the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa. After defeats to Argentina and Greece, Lars Lagerback’s men needed a win to qualify for the Round of 16, however, they could only secure a 2-2 at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium. The major talking point of the game was Ayegbeni’s unbelievable miss from three yards into an open goal, after rolling the effort wide with goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong completely beaten.
South Korean Capital Closes Bars And Clubs Over Fears Of Second Virus Wave
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South Korean Capital Closes Bars And Clubs Over Fears Of Second Virus Wave

The nation has been held up as a global model in how to curb the virus, but the order from the Seoul mayor on Saturday followed the new infection cluster in Itaewon, one of the city’s busiest nightlife districts. More than two dozen cases were linked to a 29-year-old man who tested positive after spending time at five clubs and bars in Itaewon last weekend. Health authorities have warned of a further spike in infections, with around 7,200 people estimated to have visited the five establishments identified. “Carelessness can lead to an explosion in infections,” Seoul mayor Park Won-soon said, adding the order will remain in effect indefinitely. Of the 18 new South Korean cases reported on Saturday, 17 were tied to the Itaewon cluster, according to the Korea Centers for Disea...
Son Heung-min pictured during military service in South Korea
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Son Heung-min pictured during military service in South Korea

Tottenham star Son Heung-min has been pictured undertaking his military service in South Korea. The photos show Son returning to boot camp after finishing a rifle exercise at a Marine Corps firing range in Seogwipo on Jeju Island, South Korea. The 27-year-old started a three-week period of military service in his native South Korea last month, amid the coronavirus shutdown in the Premier League. Son would have been required by law to serve 21 months of service but he earned an exemption by helping his national team win a gold medal at the Asian Games football tournament in 2018. The South Korea international is also facing the prospect of missing the Premier League's return to full training due to a new government plan for people arriving in the UK. Son, who has undertaken...
South Korea, China Debunk Kim Jong Un’s Illness Reports
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South Korea, China Debunk Kim Jong Un’s Illness Reports

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was not gravely ill, a Chinese and two South Korean government sources said on Tuesday. An official of the Chinese Communist Party’s International Liaison Department said there was no indication Kim was ill. The International Liaison Department is the main Chinese body dealing with neighbouring North Korea. U.S. media had reported late on Monday that the Supreme Leader was in grave danger after undergoing a cardiovascular surgery. Kim was reportedly receiving treatment, a South Korean media report said. He had triggered speculations about his health following his absence from a key anniversary event this month. This was the event marking the anniversary of the birthday of North Korea’s founding father and Kim’s grandfather, Kim Il Sung,...
South Korea Conducts Election Amid Coronavirus, Voters Wear Face Masks & Gloves
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South Korea Conducts Election Amid Coronavirus, Voters Wear Face Masks & Gloves

South Koreans go to the polls wearing masks and plastic gloves in election held amid coronavirus pandemic South Koreans are today going to the polls in one of the first national elections held amid the coronavirus pandemic. Voters were told to attend polling stations wearing masks and plastic gloves and were having their temperature taken on arrival. Anyone whose temperature was higher than 37.5C (99.5 F) is being led to a special booth. All voters must use hand sanitzer as they cast ballots and maintain one metre (40 inches) distance between each other. The election is set to decide control of parliament and shape President Moon Jae-in's ability to push through his agenda in the final two years of his administration. Globally, South Korea was one of the first countries...
COVID-19: More Recovered Patients Test Positive In South Korea
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COVID-19: More Recovered Patients Test Positive In South Korea

At least 116 people cleared of the virus have tested positive again, raising questions for authorities. The number of such relapse cases more than doubled from 51 reported last week, even as officials suggested they would soon look at easing strict recommendations aimed at preventing new outbreaks. South Korea reported only 25 new cases of the coronavirus overall on Monday, continuing a weeks-long decline. To date, the country has reported a total of 10,537 cases and 217 deaths. Officials are still investigating the cause of the relapses, but Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), said the virus may have been reactivated, rather than the patients being reinfected. Other experts said faulty tests may be playing a role, or remna...
It’s dangerous to relax stay-at-home order – Bishop Onuoha warns
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It’s dangerous to relax stay-at-home order – Bishop Onuoha warns

Dr Sunday Onuoha, has warned that Nigeria may lose the gains achieved in the past few weeks in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19), if states relaxed the stay-at-home order in their domains. The Methodist Church Bishop and Executive Director of Nigeria Interfaith Action Association (NIFAA), who gave the warning on Friday, also cautioned political and religious leaders against throwing caution into the winds in the fight against the pandemic. The Cleric specifically warned state governors, who directed the relax of the stay-at-home order, to learn from the South Korean experience. He recalled that the deadly Coronavirus spread like wildfire in South Korea following a crusade held in that country against the warning of relevant authorities. Onuoha, therefore, underscored the...
North Korea Busy With Missile Tests As World Faces Coronavirus Crisis
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North Korea Busy With Missile Tests As World Faces Coronavirus Crisis

North Korea is busy testing a range of missiles, while the world faces a coronavirus crisis.This has infuriated South Korea. On Sunday, the isolated nation fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the ocean off its east coast. It was its eighth and ninth missiles in four rounds of test in March alone. South Korea decried the test as “inappropriate”. The tests were conducted as the country’s troops simultaneously held drills, usually overseen by its leader Kim Jong Un. “In a situation where the entire world is experiencing difficulties due to COVID-19, this kind of military act by North Korea is very inappropriate and we call for an immediate halt,” South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff said in a statement. Japan’s Ministry of Defense said the missil...
Coronavirus: FG Adds Sweden, Austria to Restricted Countries
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Coronavirus: FG Adds Sweden, Austria to Restricted Countries

  The Federal Government has added Sweden and Austria to the list of high-risk countries following the outbreak of coronavirus. Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, made the announcement at a media briefing on Friday in Abuja. “We have identified two more high risks countries – Austria and Sweden which were added in the past 24 hours to the list,” Ehanire said. On Wednesday March 18th, the Federal government announced the restriction of travellers from 13 countries identified as high risk countries with over 1000 recorded cases of Coronavirus. They are China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, United States of America, Norway, United Kingdom, Netherlands & Switzerland.
Coronavirus tenure will expire within 21 days – Pastor Enenche
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Coronavirus tenure will expire within 21 days – Pastor Enenche

The Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr. Paul Enenche on Sunday, led his congregation in a torrential prayer against the outbreak of COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus. Report said the deadly virus, which broke out in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020, had killed over 6,000 people with over 162,000 persons currently battling the ailment. The respiratory disease has affected mainland China, Europe, Iran, South Korea, the United States and some African countries. Leading his congregation in a brutal prayer against deadly virus, Pastor Enenche said its tenure would expire within 21 days. He said, “We want to agree together to curse the demon of coronavirus officially. He...
Coronavirus Cases Surpass 100,000 Worldwide
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Coronavirus Cases Surpass 100,000 Worldwide

COVID-19 cases have now surpassed 100,000 worldwide since the flu-like coronavirus broke out from Wuhan in China. The total number of cases now stands at 100,055 as of 8 a.m. ET on Friday, according to data compiled by John Hopkins. The majority of the cases are in mainland China, followed by South Korea, Iran and Italy. In the United States, there are at least 233 cases and 14 deaths, according to John Hopkins. At least 3,398 people have died due to the virus globally. On Thursday, the World Health Organization called on all nations to “pull out all the stops” to fight the COVID-19 outbreak as it continues to spread Worldwide. “This epidemic can be pushed back but only with a coordinated and comprehensive approach that engages the entire machinery of government,” WHO Direc...
Coronavirus: Here’s How to Protect Yourself from the Deadly Disease
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Coronavirus: Here’s How to Protect Yourself from the Deadly Disease

What started as a mystery virus in Wuhan, China, has now killed more than 2,859 people and infected thousands more around the world. On Friday February 28, the first case of Coronavirus was confirmed in Lagos state. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanirem has now shared ways to prevent yourself from contracting the disease. 1. Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser. 2. Maintain at least 1 & half metres (5 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. 3. Persons with persistent cough or sneezing should stay home or keep a social distance, but not mix in crowd. 4. Make sure you and people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene, meaning cover your mouth and nose with a tissue o...
Countries With The Strongest And Weakest Passports In The World
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Countries With The Strongest And Weakest Passports In The World

A 2020 ranking done by Henley Passport Index has rated Japan as the country with the most powerful passport with Visa-free access to 191 countries. This is the third time Japan would be getting the top position. Singapore follows in the second position with South Korea in the third place. It should be noted that the ranking is based on the visa-free access the passports have. On the African continent, Angola is rated the strongest with access to 49 countries. Below are therefore African countries according to their ranking: Angola Global ranking:93 Visa-free access to 49 countries. Burundi Global ranking: 93 Visa-free access to 49 countries. Cameroon Global ranking: 93 Visa-free access to 49 countries. Egypt Global ranking: 93 Visa-free access to 49 countries Liberia Gl...
Coronavirus: South Korea Sends Presidential Plane To Evacuate Citizens
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Coronavirus: South Korea Sends Presidential Plane To Evacuate Citizens

The VCN-235 Air Force plane left Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, at noon on Tuesday (Feb 18), and landed in Japan's Haneda Airport, 20 minutes away from the Yokohama port where the cruise ship Diamond Princess is docked. The plane is scheduled to leave Japan on Wednesday and arrive at Gimpo Airport at around 8am. It is set to evacuate five people - four South Korean nationals and a Japanese spouse - from the cruise ship. But the final number could change depending on the situation, according to government officials. There are 14 Koreans onboard - nine passengers and five crew members, all of whom are reportedly unaffected by the coronavirus. They have been stranded on the ship with around 3,700 people since Feb 3, after a former passenger was diagnosed with the vir...
Buhari Not Invited But Jonathan And Obasanjo Are Invited To World Summit 2020
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Buhari Not Invited But Jonathan And Obasanjo Are Invited To World Summit 2020

Former Presidents of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, and Olusegun Obasanjo, met at the ongoing World Summit 2020, focused on ways to ensuring peace around the world. In a tweet on Tuesday, Jonathan expressed his delight at meeting with Obasanjo. Jonathan served as the President of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015, while Obasanjo served as Military Head of State from 1976 to 1979, and later as President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. Announcing their meeting, Jonathan tweeted: “I was delighted to meet His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, at the ongoing World Summit 2020, in Seoul, South Korea, where we joined Leaders from across the world to make a case for lasting peace, interdependence, and shared values among the world’s peoples and nations.” Recall, that Jonathan jetted out of t...
US Arranging Charter Flight to Evacuate American Diplomats and Citizens Out of China
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US Arranging Charter Flight to Evacuate American Diplomats and Citizens Out of China

The United States has started plans to evacuate it's citizens and diplomats living in Wuhan, the Chinese city from which the deadly strain of Coronavirus originated from. Coronavirus, a SARS like disease, has killed over 50 people in China already with 2000 cases of infection confirmed already, with the Chinese government putting the city of Wuhan under lockdown as they try to contain the deadly virus.                                                    But the US, in keeping with principles of protecting it's diplomats and citizen all over the world, has finalized plans to evacuate about three dozen diplomats and their families from the US consulate in Wuhan, China and even though the city is in lockdown the Chinese government has been very supportive of the US' move. According to...
China Locks Down Two Cities to Curb Virus Outbreak
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China Locks Down Two Cities to Curb Virus Outbreak

China locked down nearly 20 million in two cities at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday, banning planes and trains from leaving in an unprecedented move aimed at containing the disease which has already spread to other countries. The respiratory virus has claimed 17 lives since emerging from a seafood and animal market in Wuhan, infected hundreds of other people nationwide and been detected as far away as the United States. Streets and shopping centres in Wuhan, a major port city in central Hubei province with a population of 11 million people, were eerily quiet after authorities told residents not to leave town “without a special reason”. Trains and planes out of Wuhan were indefinitely suspended, tollways on roads out the city were closed, leading to fea...
South Korea’s First Transgender Soldier Thrown Out Of The Army
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South Korea’s First Transgender Soldier Thrown Out Of The Army

South Korea’s first transgender soldier who underwent a gender reassignment surgery to become a woman has been thrown out of the army   Sgt. Byun Hui-su, who had the operation in Thailand last year while on leave, had expressed hope of continuing to serve in the female corps before a military panel voted to throw her out today.   The army said in a statement that while it will make efforts to protect soldiers’ human rights and prevent discrimination, the surgery left Byun unable to continue to serve, a ruling that Byun Hui-su had vowed to “fight.”     Speaking at a press conference at the Center for Military Human Right Korea on Wednesday, Sgt. Byun Hui-su said: “I will continue to fight until the day I can remain to serve in the army,” she ...
Lai Mohammed: No Going Back On Social Media Regulation
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Lai Mohammed: No Going Back On Social Media Regulation

The Federal Government says criticisms will not stop it from going ahead with its planned efforts to sanitise the social media space. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this on Thursday when he met with the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers in Abuja. “We are not alone in doing this. Countries around the world are as concerned as we are, and they are doing something about the social media. The list is long: Germany, UK, Singapore, China, South Korea, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, etc,” the minister said. He said the campaign against fake news and hate speech had assumed a heightened dimension. “We have been monitoring the debate. Some analysts and commentators have supported our plan; while others have opposed it. An interesting part of the debate ...
North Vs South Korea: Qatar World Cup Qualifiers, The Strangest Kind Of Football
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North Vs South Korea: Qatar World Cup Qualifiers, The Strangest Kind Of Football

Two Asian countries, North Korea and South Korea, who are still technically at war, will on Tuesday go head to head as they seek to qualify for the 2022 World Cup Qualifier in Qatar. According to the records, this will be the first football derby between the two countries since 1990. And as it used to be the case the past, the match was either played in South Korea or a third country but this time around it would take place in North Korea capital, Pyongyang. The strange part of it is that the match will not be broadcast live and also there will be no fan from South Korea, and no foreign media in the stands, according to BBC. "Football is the most popular spectator sport in North Korea and sports are hugely important for the North," Andray Abrahamian, Senior Adjunct Fellow a...
Rihanna flaunts cleavage in low-cut pink dress
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Rihanna flaunts cleavage in low-cut pink dress

After dominating New York Fashion Week with a slew of chic appearances and star-studded events, the Barbadian popstar-turned-fashion maven, 31, has made her way to Seoul for a variety of events connected to her Fenty Beauty makeup line. On Wednesday, the SOS songstress was spotted in Itaewon, the cosmopolitan downtown shopping district of the South Korean capital, in an extremely low-cut hot pink sweetheart dress with buttoned clasps down the front revealing a pair of cantaloupe trousers underneath. Rihanna's look was both romantic and sexy, with a busty display thanks to the skimpy sweetheart top of the dress and its spaghetti straps.
Cristiane beats Oshoala and Nchout to Women’s World Cup Goal of the Tournament prize
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Cristiane beats Oshoala and Nchout to Women’s World Cup Goal of the Tournament prize

The Brazilian star claimed the prize with her brilliant header in her side's loss to Australia in France Cristine has been named the winner of the 2019 Women's World Cup Goal of the Tournament award. The São Paulo star won the highest number of votes in the race of 10 players on Thursday after edging out Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala and Cameroon's Ajara Nchout. Oshoala made the shortlist with her brilliant second-half finish that sealed Nigeria's 2-0 group stage win over South Korea.
Ella Gross: Outrage As Asian Men Want To Have Sex With 11-Year-Old Girl After Ice Cream Advert
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Ella Gross: Outrage As Asian Men Want To Have Sex With 11-Year-Old Girl After Ice Cream Advert

11-Year-Old Child Model's Ice Cream Advert Sparks Controversies In South Korea As Men Want To Have Sex With The Famous Child Model There is a big controversy in South Korea right now. An 11-year-old model, Ella Gross, is being sexually harassed by grown up Korean men because of this commercial. The controversial advert has led to series of online arguments. Many have blasted South Korean men for sexualizing the beautiful child model over her ice-cream advert. Mother of Ella Gross (who runs her Instagram ) addresses recent Baskin-Robbins Korea controversy. "What was honestly meant to be a fun commercial for a new ice cream flavor is being perceived by them as something disgusting and horrific". Watch the controversial advert video that has gotten over 4.8 million views that i...
Huawei Files To Trademark Mobile OS Around The World After U.S Ban
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Huawei Files To Trademark Mobile OS Around The World After U.S Ban

China’s Huawei is in the process of potentially launching its HongMeng operating system (OS) to replace the U.S. Android OS, an executive said on Thursday, after the company applied to trademark the OS in various countries. Data from the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) showed that Huawei has filed for trademark HongMeng in at least nine countries including Cambodia, New Zealand, South Korea. It may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets as U.S. sanctions threaten its business model. President Donald Trump’s administration last month put Huawei on a blacklist that barred it from doing business with U.S. tech companies such as Alphabet Inc, whose Android OS is used in Huawei’s phones. Andrew Williamson, vice president of Huawei’s public affairs and communica...
Super Falcons Celebrate 2-0 Victory Against South Korea In The Dressing Room
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Super Falcons Celebrate 2-0 Victory Against South Korea In The Dressing Room

Super Falcons Celebrate 2-0 Victory Against South Korea In The Dressing Room Celebrations continue in the dressing room of Nigeria Super Falcons after their 2-0 victory against South Korea today. The Super Falcons defeated South Korea in FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019. Meanwhile, some Nigerians told them to limit their celebrations till after playing with France. They feel that's a major challenging game ahead. Watch the video
Women’s World Cup on US TV: How to watch & live stream all the games
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Women’s World Cup on US TV: How to watch & live stream all the games

The excitement is building ahead of what promises to be a thrilling tournament and here's how you can catch all the action from France The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup promises to be the biggest event of its kind yet. Taking place in France across nine venues, the action gets underway on Friday, June 7 when the host nation, and one of the favorites, tackle South Korea at Paris Saint-Germain’s Parc des Princes in the capital, a match that was rapidly sold out. The U.S. women’s national team travel across the Atlantic as the defending champions, having lifted their third crown by defeating Japan 5-2 in Vancouver, Canada in 2015. They make the journey as one of the hottest tickets in the tournament, which begins for them on June 11 against Thailand in a match that begins at 15:00 ...
Only the Best D’Tigers for World Cup, Says Nwora
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Only the Best D’Tigers for World Cup, Says Nwora

Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team Head Coach, Alex Nwora has insisted that only Nigeria’s best players will be selected in D’Tigers’ squad to the 2019 FIBA World Cup for men. Nwora’s announcement followed weekend’s draw that pitted Nigeria against Russia, Argentina and South Korea in Group B. He said that the World Cup is only deserving of the best materials that the country can boast of. The coach who led Nigeria to becoming the first country in the world to qualify for the World Cup scheduled to be hosted in China said it’s time to go back to the drawing board after the euphoria of qualification. “You have to bring your best players to the World Cup. It is not a competition you attend with just any player,” the coach reasoned. With interest being shown by many play...
Arsenal Goalkeeper David Ospina discharged from hospital after Head Collision
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Arsenal Goalkeeper David Ospina discharged from hospital after Head Collision

Arsenal goalkeeper, David Ospina, who is currently on loan at Napoli has been discharged from the hospital after he collapsed unconscious on the pitch following a knock to the head during a Serie A game against Udinese on Sunday. The 30-year-old Colombian goalkeeper received treatment after colliding with striker Ignacio Pussetto ten minutes into the game at the Stadio San Paolo. He was treated on the pitch and returned to play with bandages around his head. However, 41 minutes later, Ospina collapsed to the ground as medics rushed onto the pitch, with the player stretchered off and transferred to hospital where he was admitted. On Monday afternoon, Napoli confirmed that the father of two was discharged from hospital and has since returned home to his family. “David Ospina ...
Korda Wins to Join Family’s ‘ Korda Slam’
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Korda Wins to Join Family’s ‘ Korda Slam’

American Nelly Korda continued her family’s remarkable success in Australia by winning the Women’s Australian Open in Adelaide. Korda finished on 17 under par, two clear of South Korea’s Ko Jin-young. Korda is the daughter of former tennis player Petr Korda who won the 1998 Australian Open men’s singles title. Her sister Jessica also won the golf Australian Open in 2012 while her brother Sebastian won the tennis junior singles title last year. The 20-year-old took a three-shot lead into the final round at The Grange and shot a five-under-par 67 to win. England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff finished in a tie for eighth on nine under. Korda was born six months after her father won the Australian Open in Melbourne, the Czech’s only Grand Slam title. At the start of the week she said she fel...
Bayern Partner Korean Football Association To Develop Talent
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Bayern Partner Korean Football Association To Develop Talent

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich said Monday they have formed a partnership with the Korean Football Association as part of a strategy that could help the Bavarians uncover young talent in Asia. “There’s a plethora of youth structures and talent there. Korea is one of the leading Asian countries in this area, so this partnership is an excellent fit for FC Bayern,” said the German club’s board member Joerg Wacker. The deal is the second such cooperation with an Asian association, after a similar partnership signed in May 2018 with the Japan Football Association. Myung-bo Hong, KFA executive director and South Korea’s most capped player, said the move was a “great opportunity, not only for our players, teams and coaches but for the whole of Korean football”. The two sides wil...
Tottenham Fans Excited As Heung-min South Korea Exit Asian Cup (Photos)
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Tottenham Fans Excited As Heung-min South Korea Exit Asian Cup (Photos)

Tottenham fans are buzzing right now following the exit of striker Son Heung-min's South Korea in the Asian Cup. Son missed the Carabao Cup defeat to Chelsea on Thursday and has been missed since striker Harry Kane is unavailable due to injury. However, with South Korea now out of the Asian Cup, Spurs will welcome back the forward ahead of schedule. MySportDab report Son’s Korea side slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Qatar this afternoon and Tottenham fans could not contain their excitement on social media, lauding Son’s return. One user said: “Son tanking the Asian Cup to Qatar to get back to Tottenham.” Another fan wrote: “Sonny is coming home.” A third Twitter user said: “South Korea out, get that man Son on a plane now!”
S. Korean Olympic Champion Accuses Coach of Sex Assault
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S. Korean Olympic Champion Accuses Coach of Sex Assault

South Korea’s double Olympic short track gold medallist Shim Suk-hee has accused her former coach — already convicted and jailed for repeatedly beating her over many years — of sexual assault, her lawyer said Wednesday. Shim Suk-hee Shim filed her complaint against Cho Jae-beom to police last month, on the same day she testified at his appeal against a 10-month jail sentence for physically assaulting her. Aged 21, the elite athlete has four Olympic medals to her name, including relay golds at both Sochi 2014 and on home ice at last year’s Pyeongchang Games. Shim told police that her coach sexually violated her from the age of 17 until last January, a month before the Olympics, her lawyer said. “This is a grave crime that our society should not overlook,” Im Sang-hyeok told AFP...
Cigarette Sales In S. Korea Keep Falling In 2018
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Cigarette Sales In S. Korea Keep Falling In 2018

Cigarette sales in South Korea kept falling this year on higher price and the government-led anti-smoking campaign, a Government report showed on Monday. Cigarette smoking The number of 20-cigarette packs sold here was 28.98 million for the first 10 months of this year, down 1.9 per cent from the same period of 2017, according to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance. The monthly average cigarette sale tumbled from 3.63 million in 2014 to 2.77 million in 2015 as the cigarette price rose by 80 per cent to 4,500 won (4 U.S. dollars) per pack. The monthly average figure gained to 3.05 million in 2016, but it declined to 2.94 million in 2017 as the government ordered tobacco companies to put graphic warnings on the upper part of both cigarette packs beginning December 2016. T...
Shell, ExxonMobil May Sign Oil Swap Deals, Says NNPC
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Shell, ExxonMobil May Sign Oil Swap Deals, Says NNPC

• Crude price steady as US grants Iranian oil waivers to eight countries Ejiofor Alike with agency reports The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has stated that it could sign crude-for-product deals with Shell and ExxonMobil, similar to one signed with BP recently. This is coming as the news of the waivers granted by the United States to eight countries to buy Iranian oil for a while helped to stabilise oil prices yesterday with the price of Brent steady at $72.83, while the US light crude was 15 cents lower at $62.99 per barrel. NNPC had announced last Wednesday that it had signed such a deal with BP and would provide more details later. “Unfortunately, Shell and ExxonMobil exited the downstream sector in Nigeria a couple of years ago but they are coming ba...
South Korea Jails Ex-president Lee Myung-bak
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South Korea Jails Ex-president Lee Myung-bak

A Seoul court on Friday jailed former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak for 15 years, making him the latest in a string of high-profile political and business leaders ensnared by corruption charges. Lee is the fourth former South Korean president to be jailed, with his successor Park Geun-hye imprisoned over a separate graft scandal that toppled her from power in early 2017 and fed concern over cozy ties between government and business. Lee faced charges of having accepted around $10 million in illegal funds from companies such as conglomerate Samsung and his own intelligence service, but he denied any wrongdoing, saying the investigation was politically motivated.
Ajou University In South Korea Renames Its IT Center After Aisha Buhari (Photos)
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Ajou University In South Korea Renames Its IT Center After Aisha Buhari (Photos)

Nigerian first lady, Aisha Buhari who is currently in South Korea has received yet another honour barely 24-hours after she was decorated with a Doctor of Philosophy honour by the Sun Moon University, South Korea. This time, Ajou University in Seuol named their IT center after her. 'I’m overwhelmed today over the good will I received at Ajou University for recognizing me with a leadership prize award and naming of the IT center as AISHA BUHARI CENTER' she wrote.
Kanu Nwankwo Surprises Budweiser Campaign Winners
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Kanu Nwankwo Surprises Budweiser Campaign Winners

Some Nigerian fans who participated in the Budweiser Don’t Light It Up campaign was paid a surprise visit by former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu. Budweiser, the official beer of the 2018 World Cup, said the promo was in fulfillment of their promise to deliver unique experiences to football fans. The brand, which recently unleashed its Red Light Cups campaign in response to shouting, cheering, or any other form of excitement by fans watching games, challenged football fans to suppress their excitement and not shout or scream in support of their team while watching their first group matches during this year’s World Cup. The fans, who were lucky enough not to shout or scream during the matches, had a surprise visit from Kanu, who handed over to them free tickets to go ...
2018 World Cup: Germany Coach Reveals Why They Crashed Out Of Tournament
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2018 World Cup: Germany Coach Reveals Why They Crashed Out Of Tournament

Germany manager, Joachim Loew has revealed why his side crashed out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the group stage on Wednesday. The World Cup holders suffered a shock 2 -0 defeat to South Korea on Wednesday. The German manager said in their three matches played so far, they had a lot goal opportunities but couldn’t make good use them. The German also revealed that he needed some time to decide his future, after the shock exit. The 58-year-old Loew, who has been in charge for twelve years, said; “We were rightly eliminated from the tournament. We had many goal possibilities, but we could not force the goal. “This is a huge disappointment for us — there was deathly silence in the dressing room. “Congratulations to our opponents, the Swedes and the Mexicans.” “It’s too soon for me to ...
South Korea’s Ex- President, Park Geun-hye Jailed For 24 Years Over Corruption
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South Korea’s Ex- President, Park Geun-hye Jailed For 24 Years Over Corruption

A South Korean court has found former President Park Geun-hye guilty on multiple counts of abuse of power, bribery and coercion and sentenced her to 24 years in prison. Park’s conviction brings to close a corruption scandal which gripped South Korea, upending the country’s politics and implicating some of the country’s most powerful figures. “The President abused the power which was given to her by the citizens,” the judge said, adding a tough sentence was needed to send a firm message to the country’s future leaders. Prosecutors had asked for Park to receive a 30 year sentence. Park was found guilty of 16 of the 18 charges she faced, related to a massive influence-peddling case that removed her from office last year. As well as the prison sentence she was also fined $17 million. ...
No Response Yet From North Korea On Talks With US
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No Response Yet From North Korea On Talks With US

South Korea says it has not received a response from Pyongyang on a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. In a surprise development, Mr Trump on Friday accepted North Korea's invitation to direct talks. South Korean officials said Mr Kim was prepared to give up his nuclear weapons. Details on the planned talks remain vague, with no agreement yet on the location or agenda. Analysts are sceptical about what can be achieved through talks given the complexity of the issues involved. "We have not seen nor received an official response from the North Korean regime regarding the North Korea-US summit," a spokesman for the South Korean Ministry of Unification said on Monday, BBC reports. "I feel they're approaching this matter with caution ...
South Korea’s 2012 Bronze Medallist Chung Jae-sung Dead At 35
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South Korea’s 2012 Bronze Medallist Chung Jae-sung Dead At 35

South Korean badminton player Chung Jae-sung, who won bronze in the men’s doubles at the London Olympics, has died at the age of 35, the Korea Badminton Association said on Friday. Chung was found dead by his wife at their home early on Friday, a badminton official said by telephone, adding that the cause of death was not yet known and that an autopsy would be performed on Saturday. Yonhap News quoted local police as saying Chung had been diagnosed with arrhythmia three years ago and that he had complained of chest pains at times. Chung partnered Lee Yong-dae to third place at London in 2012 with their victory over Malaysian pair Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong. His death was keenly felt across the global badminton community. “I’m so sorry to hear this news. He was super fit a...
French Ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis Suffers ‘Worst Nightmare’ After Serious Nip-slip At Winter Olympics
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French Ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis Suffers ‘Worst Nightmare’ After Serious Nip-slip At Winter Olympics

French ice dancer, Gabriella Papadakis, suffered what she called a 'worst nightmare' after exposing her breast to millions of viewers at the ongoing Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 22-year-old skater and her partner Guillaume Cizeron, 23, were performing their routine when glittering emerald costume got unhooked at the neckline and this left her breast exposed live on television. But the French couple were able to overcome the wardrobe malfunction, as they went ahead to produce a score of 81.93 points on Monday, living them second behind Canadian stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. Meanwhile, the rules state that losing any part of a costume, even a hair clip, can lead to a one-point deduction.  It's yet unknown if the judges will take any decision on couple's wardrobe i...
Winter Olympics: Russian Curler Alexander Krushelnitsky In Doping Probe
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Winter Olympics: Russian Curler Alexander Krushelnitsky In Doping Probe

Russian curling medallist Alexander Krushelnitsky has been charged with a doping offence at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it had “initiated a procedure” against the 25-year-old, who won bronze in the mixed doubles with his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova. He is suspected of testing positive for meldonium, which is designed to boost metabolism and endurance. It is the same drug that saw Maria Sharapova suspended from tennis in 2016. No hearing date has been set, but if it is confirmed that he took the drug it could affect Russian athletes’ chances of being allowed to march under their own flag at the closing ceremony. Krushelnitsky was not with his team on Monday. It is the second doping case of the Games in South Korea, after a Japanes...
Federal Govt To Receive Nigerian Girl Rescued From Prostitution In South Korea
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Federal Govt To Receive Nigerian Girl Rescued From Prostitution In South Korea

The Federal Government will on Friday receive a 14-year old girl sent to South Korea for prostitution by her sister. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Affairs, Mrs. Abike Dabiri Erewa, disclosed this at the 4th international conference on Love and Tolerance organised by the UFUK Dialogue in Abuja on Thursday. The conference aimed at promoting love, peace and tolerance took place at the International Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR). The theme of the conference was: “Countering Violent Extremism.” Describing child trafficking as inhumane and extreme form of hatred, the presidential aide said young girls between ages of 12 and 13 were rescued at airport while on the verge of being flown abroad for prostitution. According to her, the cu...