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Michael Essien released by Indonesian club

Ghanaian veteran Michael Essien has been released by Indonesian top flight club Persib Bandung.

Ocheme Edoh: El Kanemi Warriors back on track

Scorer of the only goal for El Kanemi Warriors Sunday against FC Ifeanyiubah, Ocheme Edoh, has said his team have clicked into top gear following a less than impressive start to the season.

Andy Robertson: Mo Salah can emulate Lionel Messi if he builds on this season

Mohamed Salah was unplayable against Watford, underlining why he is "one of the best in the business", according to Liverpool team-mate Andy Robertson.

Ladan Bosso flays ‘wasteful’ FC Ifeanyiubah

FC Ifeanyiubah coach Ladan Bosso has said ‘The Anambra Warriors’ were wasteful and also hard done by luck in their 1-0 defeat at El-Kanemi Warriors in Sunday’s match day 13 of the 2017/2018 NPFL.

Lionel Messi: This is my last chance to win World Cup

Argentina star Lionel Messi is aware time is fast running out on his international career and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia may be his last chance to win a senior international title.

Arsenal, Real Madrid to stage two legends matches for charity

Arsenal and Real Madrid will stage two legends matches this year, with former club greats getting together to raise money for charity.

Ronaldinho: Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo battle good for football

The eternal battle between Barcelona and Real Madrid icons Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is “good for football”, says Brazil legend Ronaldinho.

Lyon face European ban after UEFA charges

Lyon could be banned from all European competition after UEFA on Monday charged the French club over incidents at last week’s Europa League match against CSKA Moscow.

Kano Pillars fail to go top of NPFL after home draw

Kano Pillars blew the chance to go top of the NPFL after they could only force a 1-1 draw with Niger Tornadoes in a rescheduled game in Kano.

Fiorentina rename training ground after former captain Astori

Fiorentina will rename their training ground after former captain Davide Astori, who died aged 31 earlier this month.

My target now is to set an unbreakable record in powerlifting – Paralympian Paul Kehinde

A Paralympic gold medalist, Paul Kehinde, says his target at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast is to set a record that will stay unbroken for about a decade.

Liverpool’s Mo Salah flattered by Lionel Messi comparison

Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah has said he is flattered to have been compared with Lionel Messi.

Manchester United extend Ashley Young’s contract to 2019

Manchester United triggered a one-year contract extension clause on Monday to retain the services of utility man Ashley Young until 2019.

Andrea Dovizioso wins first round of Qatar MotoGP

Italian Andrea Dovizioso won his first Qatar Grand Prix, the opening round of MotoGP 2018, which was hosted by Doha over the last three days at Losail International circuit.


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Recep Erdogan vows to extend Turkey’s operation to Syria’s northeast

Turkey has vowed to expand its operation in Syria's Afrin region to other Kurdish-held areas further east, prompting fears for a possible confrontation with US troops stationed in the area.

Israel, US slam Abbas for calling American ambassador ‘son of a dog’

U.S. and Israeli officials lambasted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday after the premier called the American ambassador to Israel a “son of a dog” and a “settler” in a fiery speech the day before.

Kogi doctors suspend 72-day-old strike

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi chapter, has suspended its 72-day old strike to enable further negotiations with the state government.

NBA vows to continue protest over Lagos land use charge

The Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has vowed to continue its protest against the increase in the Land Use Charge introduced by the Lagos State government.

French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy held in Libya financing probe

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Adamawa community raises the alarm over undetonated NAF bombs

Members of the Adamawa community who, three months ago, were victims of an alleged military air force bombings have raised concerns that the community may yet be victims of unsafe explosives within the community, unless government takes drastic action to safely evacuate them.

NAFDAC operatives seize 33 containers of Tramadol

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control has said that its operatives intercepted and seized 33 containers of Tramadol which were being conveyed to a yet-to-be-ascertained location in the country.

Seplat refinances US$300m revolving credit facility

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, a Nigerian indigenous oil and gas company, listed on both the Nigeria Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange, has announced that it has successfully refinanced its existing US$300 million revolving credit facility due December 2018 with a new four year US$300 million revolving credit facility due June 2022.

Think of me as your daughter – 16-year-old dreamer tells Donald Trump

Nicolle Uria was 15 when her parents told her a shocking secret: she was an undocumented immigrant in the only country she has even known.

Dapchi abduction confirms high insecurity in Nigeria – Reps

The House of Representatives on Tuesday declared that the abduction of the 110 Dapchi Secondary schools in Yobe state in broad light had confirmed the general insecurity in the North-East and in the country in general.