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Ademola Lookman scores brace as Everton beats Apollon

Ademola Lookman scored twice as a weakened Everton team beat Apollon Limassol to end their failed Europa League campaign with their only win.

Everton’s Sam Allardyce misses Europa League finale in Cyprus

New Everton boss Sam Allardyce will miss the club's final Europa League game in Cyprus on Thursday due to a medical appointment.

3,000 migrants died in Mediterranean in 2017 – IOM

More than 3,000 migrants and refugees have died crossing the Mediterranean in a desperate bid to reach Europe’s shores since the start of the year, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday.

Real Madrid cruise into last 16, Liverpool blow three-goal lead

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed APOEL 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla.

Lebanon’s Saad Hariri to hold off resignation as premier

Lebanon’s Saad Hariri said, on Wednesday, he would hold off presenting his resignation as prime minister in response to a request from President Michel Aoun to allow more dialogue.

Premier Saad Al-Hariri, back in Beirut, attends national day parade

Saad Al-Hariri attended independence day celebrations in Beirut on Wednesday after returning to Lebanon for the first time since resigning as prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia.

3,000 migrants died trying to reach Europe

More than 160,000 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe in 2017 having crossed the Mediterranean Sea, while about 3,000 people died trying to reach the EU, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said.

Karim Benzema the fall guy as Real Madrid flounder

In a recurring theme of Real Madrid's stuttering season, Zinedine Zidane protested all his side lacked was a goal as they fell 10 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona after firing more blanks in a bad-tempered Madrid derby.

Sokoto to sponsor 200 students to study medicine in India

As part of efforts to promote health and sound learning in the state, the Sokoto State Government says it has commenced the process of sponsoring 200 students to study medicine and other related courses in India.

Sokoto govt pays N3 billion scholarship in two years

Sokoto state government has paid a total of over three billion Naira scholarships to its students from 2015 to date, Executive Chairman of the state scholarship board, Hon Altine Shehu Kajiji, has revealed.

Italy probes deaths of 26 Nigerian women, teenagers from migrant boats

Italian prosecutors are investigating the deaths of 26 Nigerian women - most of them teenagers - whose bodies were recovered at sea.

Super Eagles star Shehu Abdullahi captains Anorthosis Famagusta

Super Eagles' Shehu Abdullahi has been elevated to the role of captain at his Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta.

Arsenal on brink of Europa League knockout rounds

Having made a perfect start to their Europa League campaign, Arsenal can secure a place in the knockout phase with two group games to spare by beating Red Star Belgrade on Thursday.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr invites 24 players for Algeria, Argentina matches

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has invited 24 players including team captain Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa and Ogenyi Onazi for the upcoming World Cup qualifier and Int’l friendly against Algeria and Argentina.

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Manchester City are lucky – Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho insists Manchester City are "lucky", and says his Manchester United side were denied a clear penalty in their 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford.

Nobel Peace Prize winners sound nuclear warning on North Korea tensions

The winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), on Sunday warned mankind's destruction is just one "impulsive tantrum away" as the United States and North Korea exchange warlike threats over the nation's nuclear tests.

Capital market operators seek single license from CBN, SEC

The capital market operators on Sunday called on the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, to grant them single dealing license to access discount window.

Nigerian capital market issuances hit N1.55trn in September – SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Sunday said that the total value of issuances in the Nigerian capital market amounted to N1.55 trillion in September.

Nicolas Otamendi wins derby to fire Manchester City 11 points clear

Manchester United's defensive deficiencies gifted Pep Guardiola's Manchester City a 2-1 derby victory on Sunday that allowed them to establish a massive 11-point lead in the Premier League.

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Nigeria Police defend SARS against brutality accusations

A police official defended a unit of the Nigeria Police Force that has been accused of human rights violations, saying many claims of brutality were unfounded and the country needed to be defended against violent crime.

Israel, Turkey leaders trade insults over US Jerusalem decision

Relations between Israel and Turkey took a bitter turn Sunday as their leaders traded accusations of involvement in terrorism, days after the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

9Mobile MiFi subscribers lament depletion of data

Some 9mobile MiFi subscribers on Monday expressed concern over the depletion of their data in addition to the rising costs of the data bundle.

Man gets N50,000 bail for allegedly stealing N8000 shirts

A 22-year-old man, Jamiu Habeeb, who allegedly stole 10 shirts worth N8000 from a trader, Mohammed Isah, was on Friday in Lagos granted a N50,000 bail.

John Mayer hospitalized for emergency surgery

American singer John Mayer has been hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy, his representatives say.