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Former Brazil star Kaka announces retirement

Former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Kaka, a 2002 World Cup winner with Brazil, has retired.

Manchester City are not unbeatable yet – Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Jesus insists Manchester City are not unbeatable yet, despite extending their English top-flight winning run to 16 matches with a 4-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday.

FIFA threatens to kick Spain out of 2018 World Cup

Spain were in danger of being thrown out of the World Cup on Friday over alleged government interference in its football association.

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte hopeful over David Luiz’s knee injury

David Luiz's continued absence with a knee injury has been explained as a "serious" problem by Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, but he remains hopeful of a swift recovery.

FIFA suspends Brazil federation president Marco Polo del Nero

Brazil's football federation president has been suspended for 90 days while he is under a FIFA ethics investigation.

Super Falcons drop in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria senior women’s national team, the Super Falcons, dropped two places from 35th to 37th in the latest FIFA women’s world rankings released on Friday.

Peru president rejects demands he resign over corruption allegations

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski late Thursday rejected demands he resign, brushing aside an opposition ultimatum to step down or face impeachment over allegations he received bribes from Brazilian contractor Odebrecht.

Manchester United still in Premier League title race – Jose Mourinho

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says his team is still in the title race, despite Manchester City’s 11 point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Paris Saint-Germain cruise into League Cup quarters

Paris Saint-Germain brushed off the absence of Neymar to ease into the French League Cup quarter-finals with a 4-2 victory at Strasbourg on Wednesday.

Gareth Bale rescues Real Madrid in FIFA Club World Cup

Substitute Gareth Bale scored Real Madrid’s winner as the European champions survived a scare to beat local side Al Jazira 2-1 on Wednesday and reach the Club World Cup final.

Germany offers players €350,000 each for 2018 World Cup title

The German Football Association (DFB) announced yesterday that each member of its squad will receive a €350,000 bonus should Germany defend its World Cup title next year in Russia, reports AFP.

Brazilian president Michel Temer to undergo new health tests

Brazilian President Michel Temer will undergo urological tests Wednesday, his office said, following a series of concerns over his health.

I knew Neymar was in a ‘difficult moment’ after Barca fight – Nelson Semedo

Barcelona's Nelson Semedo says he understood Neymar was going through a "difficult moment" when the two clashed in preseason, but adds he was annoyed by the incident at the time.

Willian happy at Chelsea despite Manchester United speculation

Willian has told Chelsea fans he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge amid speculation of a possible reunion with former boss Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.

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Suspected gunmen allegedly kill army colonel in Benue

Suspected gunmen on Sunday allegedly killed a senior military officer who was said to be in transit along Katsina Ala/Takum highway in Benue State.

Suspended Spanish FA chief Angel Maria Villar blames govt for World Cup threat

Suspended president of the Spanish football federation Angel Maria Villar blamed Spain’s government for a FIFA threat that could lead to the country being thrown out of next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Long queues resurface in Lagos, petrol hawkers back

Lagos residents on Monday saw the return of long queues at petrol filling stations, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Governor Okowa signs Delta’s N308 billion 2018 budget into law

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday signed the Delta State 2018 Appropriation Bill of N308 billion into law, with an assurance that his administration will ensure full implementation of the budget.

PENGASSAN suspends nationwide strike

Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria have called off a planned nationwide strike.

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Nigeria treasury bills extend rally as sell-off, new issues weigh

Yields on Nigeria’s mid-dated treasury bills rose nearly 1 percentage point to 12 percent on Friday, extending a three-day rally as a sell-off which started this week continued, traders said.

Israeli jets hit Hamas posts in Gaza

Israeli war jets used air-to-surface missiles to strike two Hamas military posts in the northern Gaza Strip early Monday in retaliation for an earlier rocket strike from Gaza, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) said.

“One Lagos Fiesta” to splash cash on talented youngsters

Lagos State Government pledged to give out cash prizes to talented youths in the areas of music, dance and comedy at the forthcoming “One Lagos Fiesta” scheduled to hold from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, 2018.

Overuse of antibiotics in farming major new threat to human health – UN

The overuse of antibiotics in farming has been highlighted as one of the biggest emerging threats to human health, spreading resistance to vital drugs and endangering millions of lives.

South Africa’s ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma

South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to choose a new party leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma.