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Mohamed Salah didn’t fail at Chelsea – Danny Murphy

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy says Egyptian star Mohamed Salah was not a failure at Chelsea, arguing that he never had a chance to settle at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool are not far off Manchester City – Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp says Man City are playing the best football in the Premier League, but Liverpool are not far from catching them up.

FIFA slaps Peru captain Paolo Guerrero with one-year drug ban

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero will miss the World Cup after been banned from football for a year for failing a drugs test, FIFA’s disciplinary committee announced on Friday.

Pep Guardiola declares David Silva fit for Manchester United derby clash

Pep Guardiola has declared David Silva fit ahead of Manchester City's table-topping clash with Manchester United this weekend.

Philipp Lahm named honorary Germany captain, Euro ambassador

Philipp Lahm has been named as an honorary Germany captain at this year's German FA (DFB) conference.

Real Madrid fitness coach says I’m a psychopath – Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that Antonio Pintus, the fitness coach at Real Madrid, believes that the Portugal superstar is a “real psycho”.

Manchester United eye Manchester City derby scalp, Everton face Liverpool’s ‘Fab Four’

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City travel to Old Trafford for the toughest test of their Premier League title credentials so far, while new Everton boss Sam Allardyce bids to defy Liverpool's "Fab Four" as the northwest derbies take centre stage on Sunday.

I’m the best player in football history – Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has declared himself the best footballer in history after winning his fifth Ballon d’Or on Thursday.

FC IfeanyiUbah demand N30 million for want-away striker Godwin Obaje

FC Ifeanyiubah have frowned at the manner Akwa United took their player Obaje, without recourse to the laid down transfer guidelines as stipulated by FIFA, CAF, NFF and LMC.

Five things to look out for in La Liga

Real Madrid will have to overcome a mounting list of injuries and suspensions if they are to keep themselves in the La Liga title race when Sevilla visit the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Roma to reignite Riyad Mahrez interest

Roma are set to reignite their interest in Leicester City wing-wizard Riyad Mahrez in January.

Arsenal focusing on next game, not Premier League title – Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has admitted Arsenal are further away from being title hopefuls as ever ahead of Sunday's trip to Southampton.

Premier League ‘to boost TV matches’ in bumper deal

The Premier League will make dozens more games available in its next TV rights auction as clubs target an increase on the huge £5 billion ($6.7 billion) deal they secured last time, a report said Friday.

Enyimba ready for LMC Super 6 – Paul Aigbogun

Paul Aigbogun has stated Enyimba's readiness for the League Management Company-organised Super 6 tournament.

I want to represent Morocco at the 2018 FIFA World Cup – Munir El-Haddadi

Barcelona forward Munir El-Haddadi, who is currently on loan at Spanish La Liga club Alaves, has expressed his desire to represent Morocco at next year's world showpiece in Russia.

Manchester United will miss Paul Pogba against Manchester City – Fernandinho

Fernandinho believes Manchester United will miss the influence of Paul Pogba in this weekend’s derby against Manchester City.

Top-flight stay Kwara United’s target – John Obuh

Maintaining Nigerian top-flight status is Kwara United's top target next season, according to coach John Obuh.

Liverpool red-hot favourites to beat Everton – Jamie Carragher

Liverpool will start as red-hot favourites to beat Everton in Sunday's Merseyside derby at Anfield, says Jamie Carragher.

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Edo APC exco sacks Anselm Ojezua, elects David Imoise as acting chair

The crisis rocking the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has got messier with State Working Committee of the party passing a vote of no confidence in the state chairman, Anselm Ojezua.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.

Donald Trump open to deal with democrats over Barack Obama’s DACA programme

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signalled that he would be open to striking a deal with Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme if the U.S. Supreme Court were to uphold his decision to repeal the initiative.

Former minister urges federal government to restore sports commission

Former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, has said that the restoration of the governing system of the National Sport Commission (NSC) remains the best way of managing sports in Nigeria.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC warns UNILORIN students off ‘yahoo yahoo’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), appealed to Nigerian youths, particularly students, to distance themselves from criminal tendencies capable of disrupting their future endeavours.
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Taking pictures at accidents scenes rather than help worries NGO

An NGO, Health Emergency Initiative (HEI), has advised the public to have a change of attitude toward taking pictures at the scene of accidents and during other emergency period.