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FIFA investigating Rhian Brewster’s claim of racism at U17 World Cup

FIFA is investigating Rhian Brewster's claim that England team-mate Morgan Gibbs-White was racially abused during the Under-17 World Cup final against Spain.

Brexit rebel MPs compromise with UK govt over key bill

British Prime Minister Theresa May was set to avoid a damaging parliamentary defeat after rebels in her party appeared to strike a compromise over the exact timing of Brexit.

Japan sanctions 19 coys over North Korea’s missile programme

Following North Korea’s defiant move towards the development of its nuclear programme, Japan’s Foreign Ministry says it has blocked the assets of 19 companies in an attempt to stop Pyongyang’s missile test.

Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel

The UN has warned of a rise in trafficking of the synthetic opioid tramadol across West Africa, as one official revealed it is being found in the pockets of suicide bombers.

Nigeria’s flourishing ‘miracle cure’ business for HIV/AIDS

Blessing wanted to believe the advert on Facebook that promised “a cure for AIDS”.

Associates, business barons abandon ex-President Jonathan on birthday

Former President Goodluck Jonathan reached a milestone of 60 years today in his earth’s journey, with congratulatory messages from President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party and notably, former senate president David Mark.

US goalkeeper Hope Solo accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault

US women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo has accused former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexually assaulting her at an awards ceremony in 2013.

Documents reveal offshore deals with Apple, others

New revelations Monday from the "Paradise Papers" shed light on Apple's tax avoidance strategy which shifted profits from one fiscal haven to another as well as loopholes employed by Nike and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton.

Leaks show US commerce chief, UK queen’s offshore investments

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has business ties to a shipping firm linked to Vladimir Putin's inner circle, according to a vast leak of financial documents that also revealed Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's investments in tax havens.

Nigerian model Lola Ogunyemi who appeared in Dove ad says it was not racist

A Nigerian model who appeared in a Dove advert denounced as racist by many social media users has defended the clip, saying that far from belittling black women it celebrated ethnic diversity.

British human rights activist Benedict Rogers barred from entering Hong Kong

A British human rights activist who has criticised the jailing of democracy campaigners in Hong Kong was barred Wednesday from visiting the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

Costa’s Atletico Madrid arrival puts Griezmann on alert – Saul

Diego Costa's return to Atletico Madrid will put Antoine Griezmann "on alert," midfielder Saul Niguez has said.

Court awards N50bn damages against bank for libel

A Lagos High Court in Ikeja has ordered Stanbic-IBTC Bank Plc and CRC Credit Bureau Ltd to pay a stockbroking firm, Longterm Global Capital Ltd, N50billion as damages for alleged libel.

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Let’s not sweep restructuring ‘under the carpet’ – Ex-President Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusengun Obasanjo, has cautioned against hushing the call for restructuring in Nigeria.

Barcelona stay calm after seeing unbeaten run end

Andres Iniesta has insisted that nobody at Barcelona is panicking after the runaway leaders of La Liga saw their long unbeaten run come to an end.

I will visit Kano despite opposition – Senator Kwankwaso

A former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has denied media reports that he cancelled his proposed January 30th visit to his state due to illness.

Nigeria’s Nosa Igiebor joins Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta

Former Super Eagles’ midfielder Nosa Igiebor has signed for top Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta.

I’m not in a hurry to do anything – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained the reason why “he is not in a hurry” to take decisions.

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NUJ visits journalists whose wife had quadruplets in Lagos

The Lagos State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Saturday promised to rally support for the set of quadruplets born to Mr and Mrs Peter Ejiofor.

MPC to retain interest rate at 14 percent – Godwin Emefiele

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has said he expects Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, to retain interest rate at 14 per cent at next week’s MPC meeting.

Chelsea still have much to play for this season – Cesc Fabregas

Chelsea have plenty left to fight for this season despite trailing Premier League leaders Manchester City by a cavernous 16 points, according to midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

NPFL: Referees attacked in two match venues – NRA

The Nigeria Referees Association, NRA, has said its members were attacked in at least two match venues of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

Panel on Adamawa communal conflicts begin sitting

The Adamawa Commission of Inquiry on the recent communal conflicts in Numan and Demsa Local Government areas of the state has commenced public sitting.