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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga downs Steve Darcis to level for France

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulled France level at 1-1 in the Davis Cup final with a three-set win over Belgium's Steve Darcis in Lille on Friday.

Eden Hazard has ‘admiration’ for Real Madrid but focused on Chelsea

Eden Hazard has added to speculation he could leave Chelsea to join Real Madrid by re-stating an "admiration" for the European champions in an interview with French TV.

Ousmane Dembele joined Barcelona to play for Lionel Messi – Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has said that Ousmane Dembele signed for Barcelona to play for Lionel Messi.

Antoine Griezmann happy at Atletico Madrid – Koke

Antoine Griezmann is happy at Atletico Madrid after returning to goalscoring ways, according to midfielder Koke.

Iran continues to fulfil commitments under nuclear deal – IAEA chief

Iran has continued to fulfil its commitments undertaken under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA, also known as the nuclear deal, Director-General of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano said.

Spain climb two places in FIFA rankings

Spain climbed two places to sixth and Switzerland were up three spots to eighth in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday.

No sacrifice is too big to attain peace – Ex-President Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said in the interest of the nation and national unity, no sacrifice is too big to attain peace and avert possible breakdown of law and order, as well as bloodshed in the present dispensation in the country.

Lagos set for 4th edition of International Taekwondo Classics

Lagos State Government on Wednesday guaranteed a successful hosting of the 4th edition of the Lagos International Taekwondo Classics scheduled to hold from Nov. 23 to Nov.27 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

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.

French MPs back Emmanuel Macron’s cost-cutting first budget

French lawmakers approved Emmanuel Macron's first annual budget with a thumping majority Tuesday, as the president fends off accusations that his spending plans favour the wealthiest.

CAF appoint Egypt’s Amr Fahmy as new secretary general

The Confederation of African Football has appointed Egypt’s Amr Fahmy as general secretary as president Ahmad Ahmad implements changes.

Real Madrid’s players will get sacked before Zinedine Zidane – Raymond Domenech

Raymond Domenech expects Zinedine Zidane to remain in charge of Real Madrid for a long time, as he believes the club would get rid of the players before deciding to sack the coach.

Real Madrid, Barcelona eye progress as Atletico Madrid fear exit

Holders Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United headline a selection of teams who can secure a place in the last 16 of the Champions League this week.

Paul Pogba is nowhere near Steven Gerrard’s level – Rafa Benitez

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba cannot be considered “top-class” and on the same level as Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, says Rafa Benitez.


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Theresa May urges EU to ‘step forward’ with UK for Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May urged the EU to "step forward together" with Britain on Friday as the bloc's leaders hoped she would finally offer a compromise to reach a Brexit divorce deal in December.

Allow Ijaw people choose their monarchs – IYC tells Governor Obaseki

The umbrella body of Ijaw youths, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has implored the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to let peace reign in the state by allowing the Ijaw people to choose their own traditional rulers just like other locals.

FRSC warns drivers against night journeys during ember months

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, on Friday warned drivers, especially commercial drivers, against night journeys due to its grievous consequences, if anything goes wrong.

Restructuring will guarantee national integration – Senator Uzodinma

The Chairman of Southern Senators Forum, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, has expressed optimism that addressing the issue of restructuring will guarantee national integration.

Kano has N9 billion monthly salary bill – Governor Ganduje

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje said this in Kano on Friday at the second day of the NDIC workshop for financial journalists.

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Zimbabwe army stops crowd marching on Robert Mugabe’s official home

Zimbabwe soldiers blocked thousands of protesters as they tried to march on embattled President Robert Mugabe's official residence in Harare on Saturday, an AFP correspondent on the scene said.

I’m not thinking about transfer window – Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez insists he is happy at Leicester City and is refusing to think about what might happen in the January transfer window.

Book launch on Emir Sanusi’s grandfather rakes N70 million

More than N70 million was realised on Saturday in Kano at the launching of a book written on the life of Sir Muhammadu Sanusi I, the grandfather of Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Kano Pillars reclaim Gold Cup with win against Lobi Stars

Four-time NPFL champions Kano Pillars have reclaimed the pre-season Gold Cup Tournament they first won in 2015 after they pipped defending champions Lobi Stars 1-0 today in Ilorin.

Nigerians not the targets of China police raid – envoy

The Consul General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to China, Mr. Wale Oloko, says Nigerians are not the targets of the recent Chinese police action on illegal immigrants in Guangzhou, China, as is being circulated in and out of the country.