Phillipine boxer Manny Pacquiao announces intention to contest in 2022 presidential election

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao said on Sunday he will run for president of the Philippines next year, after railing against corruption in government and what he calls President Rodrigo Duterte’s cozy relationship with China. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his political allies during the national assembly of the faction he leads in the ruling PDP-Laban… Read More Phillipine boxer Manny Pacquiao announces intention to contest in 2022 presidential election

Chidi Nwaogu listed by YNaija among most powerful young Nigerians

Serial tech entrepreneur and CEO at Publiseer, Chidi Nwaogu, has been listed on the YNaija Power List 2021, a list of the 100 most powerful young Nigerians in the Year 2021. Less than 24 hours ago, the young startup founder took to his social media profiles to express his gratitude: “Thank you, YNaija, for the… Read More Chidi Nwaogu listed by YNaija among most powerful young Nigerians

Former IOC president Jacques Rogge dies at 79

Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge has died at the age of 79, the IOC said on Sunday. Rogge served as the IOC’s eighth president from 2001 to 2013 and went on to become the organisation’s honorary president. “First and foremost, Jacques loved sport and being with athletes — and he transmitted this… Read More Former IOC president Jacques Rogge dies at 79

British court hears defamation case involving Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and author over claims in book

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is not President Vladimir Putin’s “cashier” nor did he buy Chelsea FC as a vehicle to corrupt the West, his lawyer told England’s High Court in a defamation hearing over a book about Putin’s Russia. In the 2020 book, British journalist Catherine Belton chronicles Putin’s rise to power and how many… Read More British court hears defamation case involving Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and author over claims in book

Champion and family man, Kamaru Usman shares an unforgettable CSR experience, feeds 1000 children

UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman who touched down in Abuja a few days ago, has been engaged in a beehive of activities including media rounds and general Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities aimed at giving back to his country of birth. The Auchi, Edo State-born professional mixed martial artist who explained that giving back was… Read More Champion and family man, Kamaru Usman shares an unforgettable CSR experience, feeds 1000 children

Excitement builds as world champion Kamaru Usman arrives in Nigeria after epic win, launches CSR initiative

UFC’s defending and world champion, Kamaru Usman who announced his trip back to Nigeria after his gobsmacked win over teammate Gilbert Burns at the martial arts Welterweight division’s Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has made good on his promise as he touches down his home country in grand style and wild anticipation. The first-ever Nigerian-born undisputed… Read More Excitement builds as world champion Kamaru Usman arrives in Nigeria after epic win, launches CSR initiative

Public outrage as twenty-one die due to cold weather during ultramarathon in China

Twenty-one people were killed when extremely cold weather struck during an ultramarathon in rugged Gansu province in northwestern China, sparking public outrage on Sunday over the lack of contingency planning. The 100-km (62-mile) race began on Saturday from a scenic area at a bend in the Yellow River known for its sheer cliffs and rock… Read More Public outrage as twenty-one die due to cold weather during ultramarathon in China

Belarusian athlete Andrei Krauchanka stages hunger striker to support jailed compatriots

Decathlete Andrei Krauchanka says that seeing hundreds of people detained for their political views in his native Belarus has been as painful as competing with a torn Achilles tendon. To support those behind bars and aid their families, the 2008 Olympic silver medalist has started a 10-day hunger strike and is auctioning his gold medal… Read More Belarusian athlete Andrei Krauchanka stages hunger striker to support jailed compatriots