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Robinho heads to Sivasspor despite rape conviction

Brazil forward Robinho is set to join Turkish Super Lig side Sivasspor, the club said on Monday, despite his sentencing in absentia to nine years in prison in Italy for gang rape.

Ex-Barcelona star Ronaldinho retires from football

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football, more than two years since his last appearance as a professional, reports in Brazil said Tuesday.

Chapecoense qualify for Copa Liberadores one year after tragic plane crash

Brazilian side Chapecoense qualified for the Copa Liberadores with a last-gasp winner on Sunday, a year after a plane crash killed 19 of their players.

Former Manchester City star Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault

Former Manchester City forward Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault, according to Sky Italia.

Footballer who fed girlfriend’s body to dogs gets reprieve

The jail sentence of Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes for 2010 murder of a former girlfriend has been reduced by 18 months, according to court documents filed in the state of Minas Gerias.

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Thierry Henry did not advise on Arsenal departure – Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez has confirmed that Thierry Henry did not advise him to leave Arsenal and join Manchester United.

2019: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar visits Governor Fayose in Ado-Ekiti

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is just being received by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State at the Akure Airport in Akure, Ondo State, for a visit.

CHAN: Super Eagles happy to pass big character test, talk up improvements

Coaches of the home-based Super Eagles have said the team passed a big test of character by coming from behind to beat Equatorial Guinea and also believe the team have continued to improve.

EU inaugurates €143m intervention fund in Borno

The European Union has inaugurated a €143m intervention fund in Borno, as part of the effort to address the humanitarian crisis in the Northeast, an official said on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr can’t wait for the FIFA World Cup

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says he cannot wait to see the 2018 FIFA World Cup underway as he hopes to make an impression.

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Niger Delta militants threaten to launch fresh attack on oil installations

Niger Delta Avengers on Wednesday vowed to launch a fresh attack on oil installations in the South South region.

First Zika case of 2018 reported in Singapore

After nearly four months without a reported case of Zika virus infection, the first case of 2018 was confirmed, last Thursday.

Man bites another’s lip for wooing his girlfriend

A 28-year-old man, Abayomi Odejobi, who allegedly bit a man’s lip for wooing his girlfriend, yesterday, appeared in an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court.

Court dismisses Union Bank’s claim to confiscated Osborne Towers flat

The Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed the claim of Union Bank Plc to Flat 7B, Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos.

We need to restructure of mindset of Nigerians – Bishop

The Catholic Bishop of Gboko Diocese, Most Reverent William Avenya, has suggested the restructuring of mindset of citizens as a panacea to the myriad of problems plaguing the country.