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Islam Slimani may have to leave Leicester this month – Claude Puel

Leicester manager Claude Puel admits striker Islam Slimani may have to leave the club this January transfer window to find regular game time.

Four states seek action on oil exploration in Sokoto basin

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State said his administration will support the federal government in ensuring success of exploration activities in the Sokoto Basin.

Former US ambassadors write Donald Trump over ‘shithole’ slur

The ripples generated by President Donald Trump’s alleged disparaging comments continued on Tuesday with 78 former United States Ambassadors who served in Africa writing the president to remind him about the continent’s great exploits and potentials.

Leicester boss praises Kelechi Iheanacho after FA Cup heroics

Leicester City manager Claude Puel has praised Nigerian attacker Kelechi Iheanacho after he scored both goals to see the Foxes win 2-0 against Fleetwood Town in their FA Cup replay on Tuesday night.

2017: Nigeria ranks second worst electricity supply nation

Nigeria has been ranked as the second worst nation in power supply as power drops to 3,851 megawatts.

Aberdeen loan deal offers big challenge – Chidiebere Nwakali

New Aberdeen signing, Chidiebere Nwakali, has vowed to give his best to the club after agreeing a six month loan deal with the Scottish side from Manchester City in the current January transfer window.

Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez is worth £75 million – Robbie Savage

Liverpool and Arsenal have been warned they will have to dig deep for Riyad Mahrez, with Robbie Savage saying the Leicester winger is worth £75 million.

CHAN: World Cup desire propels Super Eagles in Morocco

Ardent desire to gain places in Nigeria’s 23–man squad for the 21st FIFA World Cup finals in Russia will be the key incentive for Nigeria’s home–based professionals, who begin campaign for glory in the 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco on Monday.

I don’t think Riyad Mahrez would want to go to Arsenal – Dennis Wise

Riyad Mahrez would not be interested in a move to Arsenal, according to former Chelsea midfielder Dennis Wise.

Court grants man suspected of funnelling Libyan cash to Nicolas Sarkozy £1 million bail

A Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday granted a French businessman, suspected of funnelling money from former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to finance Nicolas Sarkozy’s successful 2007 presidential campaign, bail in the sum of one million pounds.

Nigeria is 8th cheapest country to buy petrol

The report explained that Nigeria’s selling price of N145 (equivalent to $0.40 per litre) and $1.52 per gallon makes it one of the 10 cheapest places in the world to buy gasoline compared to a global average of $1.12 per litre.

Philippe Coutinho completes 160-million-euro Barcelona move

Philippe Coutinho officially joined Barcelona on Monday, completing a move from Liverpool thought to be worth 160 million euros ($192 million), making it the third richest transfer in history.

Riyad Mahrez will have to wait until summer for Leicester exit – Claude Puel

Leicester boss Claude Puel has suggested Riyad Mahrez must wait until the summer if he wants to move away from the club as reports link him with a January transfer to Liverpool.

Liverpool must act quickly to replace Philippe Coutinho – John Aldridge

Liverpool legend John Aldridge on Sunday urged the club to move quickly to replace playmaker Philippe Coutinho, who has swapped the Premier League giants for Barcelona.

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Federal govt sues JP Morgan for $875 million over Malabu oil deal

Nigeria has filed a claim against JP Morgan Chase for more than $875 million, accusing it of negligence in transferring funds from a disputed 2011 oilfield deal to a company controlled by the country’s former oil minister.

JAMB directs all institutions to end 2017 admissions by January 25

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has directed all tertiary institutions to end their 2017 admission by January 25.

Katsina govt increases corps members’ welfare package by 200 percent

The Katsina State Government has increased the welfare budget for National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed to the state by about 200 per cent.

Suspected armed robbers attack Katsina supermarket, kill policeman

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Wednesday night attacked a supermarket in Katsina, killing a police officer, Ibrahim Batsari.

​​National Economic Council approves 10-member committee on herdsmen/farmers conflicts

The National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday approved 10-member working committee on the herdsmen/farmers conflicts in the country.

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Nigerian Army takes delivery of Innoson vehicles

To make good on its promise, the Nigerian Army has started taking delivery of some of the vehicles it has ordered from Innoson Motor Manufacturing Company, a local vehicle manufacturer, which the Army has configured fit for deployment for its counterterrorism Operation Lafiya Dole.

Mary J. Blige gets a star in Hall of Fame

Grammy-winning soul singer Mary J. Blige — who has earned critical acclaim and award nominations for her acting debut in last year’s “Mudbound” — celebrated her 47th birthday Thursday by getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

PDP lawmakers stop Ebonyi Senator from defecting to APC

Senator representing Ebonyi south, Sonni Ogbuoji, was stopped from defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday.

I’m going to be Everton’s new Romelu Lukaku – Cenk Tosun

Everton striker Cenk Tosun has pledged that he will become the Goodison Park side’s new Romelu Lukaku.

Opera launches AI-powered news app in Africa

Opera Software has launched Artificial Intelligent powered-app which enables people to access their favourite news articles and hottest trending videos.