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    Not all Nigerians are criminals, says PhD student who returned missing cash in Japan

Not all Nigerians are criminals, says PhD student who returned missing cash in Japan

Ikenna Nweke, a Nigerian Ph.D student in Japan, says not everyone from his country is a criminal. While on his way home in Japan on June 19, Nweke had found a wallet containing a "huge sum of money". But rather than keep it to himself, he not only returned it but refused to collect a percentage of the money that he is [...]

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    EXTRA: Bra-shaped face masks sold out in Japan — minutes after launch

EXTRA: Bra-shaped face masks sold out in Japan — minutes after launch

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    Eight children at Japanese care home test positive for coronavirus

Eight children at Japanese care home test positive for coronavirus

A care home for infants in Tokyo, Japan, says eight of its children have tested positive for coronavirus. According to New York Times, tests were conducted on 29 children in the institution after an official tested positive for the disease on April 16. Tokyo Saiseikai Central Hospital, which runs the facility, said none of the children showed major symptoms such as fever. However, [...]

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    Ken Shimura becomes first Japanese celebrity to die from coronavirus at 70

Ken Shimura becomes first Japanese celebrity to die from coronavirus at 70

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    Eight killed as aircraft carrying coronavirus medical supplies crashes in Philippines

Eight killed as aircraft carrying coronavirus medical supplies crashes in Philippines

An aircraft carrying medical supplies for coronavirus treatment has crashed, killing the eight persons on board. The incident was reported to have happened on Sunday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, capital city of Philippines. A nurse, COVID-19 patient were said to be among the victims of the ill-fated Lion Air Flight RPC 5880 which caught fire on the [...]

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    Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus

Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus

The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have postponed the summer event by one year due to the coronavirus crisis. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. "In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the World Health Organisation today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the [...]

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    Canada, Australia pull out of Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus

Canada, Australia pull out of Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus

Canada and Australia have pulled out of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo due to the coronavirus pandemic. Both countries are also calling for a year postponement of the Olympics. The moves came after the IOC announced a four-week deadline to decide the fate of the games, which are set to start on July 24, although it said cancellation was not an option. "While [...]

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    Athletes begin quest for 2020 Olympics qualification in Akure

Athletes begin quest for 2020 Olympics qualification in Akure

Praise Idamadudu will return to competitive track and field action, eight months after she was suspended by the Ibrahim Gusau-led Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). She returned on Friday as the home-based track and field athletes officially began the race towards making the qualification standard for the 2020 summer Olympic Games at the AFN all-comers competition at the Federal University of [...]

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    D’Tigress qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

D’Tigress qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

D’Tigress, Nigeria's women basketball team, have booked their ticket for the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo, despite losing to Serbia in their second group game at the ongoing FIBA Olympic games qualifying tournament. On Saturday, D'Tigress lost to Serbia 64-70 points. For the first time in the sports history, Nigeria will feature in the Olympics with her men and women's basketball teams. Mozambique’s [...]

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    Cricket World Cup: Nigeria beats Japan in historic win

Cricket World Cup: Nigeria beats Japan in historic win

Nigeria on Saturday finished off its maiden ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup campaign with a historic first win after beating Japan by eight wickets at the Ibbies Oval in Potchefstroom, South Africa. After bowling out Japan for 115, the Nigerian team reached the score with relative ease off 22.4 overs. With the victory, the west African side will finish 15th on the [...]

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    AFN president: Our athletes will excel in 2020 Olympics

AFN president: Our athletes will excel in 2020 Olympics

Olamide George, president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), says the country's athletes will achieve a "memorable" outing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. George disclosed this at the unveiling of AFN's 2020 programme of activities in Abuja on Tuesday. He said the programme was designed to bring life back into the sport that has suffered from maladministration in recent [...]

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    9-year-old Japanese boy passes university-level math test

9-year-old Japanese boy passes university-level math test

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    D’Tigress get ‘tough’ opponents for 2020 Olympic ticket

D’Tigress get ‘tough’ opponents for 2020 Olympic ticket

D'Tigress of Nigeria, reigning African champions, will face the United State of America (current world number one), Serbia and Mozambique in the battle for a spot at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The draw was held at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball, FIBA headquarters on Tuesday. The four FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying tournaments will take place from February 6-9, 2020 [...]

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    PHOTOS: Gbaja tours Japanese parliament

PHOTOS: Gbaja tours Japanese parliament

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of house of representatives, on Thursday took a tour of Japan's house of representatives. The speaker also had a bilateral meeting with Tadamori Oshima, his Japanese counterpart. Gbajabiamila was accompanied by Jimi Benson, Henry Archibong, Mukhtar Muhammed, Ahmed, Ja'afar Magaji, Abass Adigun, all members of the lower legislative chamber of the national assembly. Below are pictures of the Nigerian delegation [...]

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    No protest against Buhari in Japan, says Femi Adesina on IPOB’s threat

No protest against Buhari in Japan, says Femi Adesina on IPOB’s threat

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says there is no protest or harassment against the president in Japan. On Friday, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), had directed his members in Japan to "disgrace and arrest" the president when he gets to the Asian country. The president arrived Japan on Monday to [...]

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    Ahead of 2022 World Cup, Qatar beats Japan to win Asian Cup

Ahead of 2022 World Cup, Qatar beats Japan to win Asian Cup

Qatar pulled off a major surprise to win their first ever continental tournament, the Asian Cup. The country upset Japan, the third-ranked country in Asian football, to a 3-1 victory. The 2022 World Cup hosts scored two first-half goals; the first a bicycle kick from the tournament's highest goalscorer with nine goals, Ali Almoez, to stun the Samurai Blue of Japan who [...]

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