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Manny Pacquiao calls out Conor McGregor for #realboxingmatch

Manny Pacquiao threw down the gauntlet to Conor McGregor — and took a dig at Floyd Mayweather — as he promised to give the mixed martial arts star a “real boxing match”.

Forbes names Beyonce 2017 highest paid woman in music

Beyonce’s hit album “Lemonade” and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list on Monday.

Driverless bus in crash after two hours on road in Las Vegas

A driverless shuttle bus has been involved in a crash less than two hours after it was launched in Las Vegas.

Anthony Joshua in talks to fight Joseph Parker

Britain’s Anthony Joshua and New Zealander Joseph Parker are keen to fight each other in a heavyweight title clash early next year, but the finances have to be right for both boxers, Parker’s promoter said on Wednesday.

Texas shooting is mental health, not gun problem – Donald Trump

The United States is in mourning after a gunman armed with an assault rifle killed at least 26 people at a church in Texas, among them a young child and elderly worshipper, as debates over the ownership of weapons resurfaced.

Shooting at Colorado Walmart leaves three dead

At least three people have been killed after a shooting near a Walmart store in the US state of Colorado, police sources said.

MMA star McGregor wants to fight a boxer on his turf

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor says he wants a boxer to “come into his world”, insisting he would beat America’s Floyd Mayweather in a rematch, the BBC reported Wednesday.

British pop legend Elton John to end Las Vegas residency

Elton John, one of the major musical draws to Las Vegas, will end his residency at Caesar's Palace next year, the casino announced Monday.

WBO champion Jeff Horn to fight UFC star Conor McGregor

Australia’s Jeff Horn will defend his WBO welterweight title against England’s Gary Corcoran in December before a potential blockbuster bout with UFC star Conor McGregor, reports said Sunday.

Australians hand in 51,000 guns during three-month amnesty

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday said Australians handed in 51,000 guns during a 3-month amnesty, though he rejected calls to extend it following the weekend’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.

YouTube changes search algorithms after Las Vegas shooting misinformation

YouTube has changed its search algorithms to display more reliable and trustworthy sources after the violent attack in Las Vegas saw a spike in misinformation and hateful content appear on the site, reports The Wall Street Journal.

ISIS suspected in Niger attack that killed 3 US forces

Islamic State-linked militants may have been responsible for the ambush in southwestern Niger that killed three US Army special operations commandos and several local Niger forces, US officials said Thursday.

Vegas gunman transferred $100K, set up cameras at hotel

The Las Vegas gunman transferred $100,000 overseas in the days before the attack and planned the massacre so meticulously that he even set up cameras inside the peephole of his high-rise hotel room and on a service cart outside his door, apparently to spot anyone coming for him, authorities said.

Las Vegas gunman was ‘sick’ and ‘demented’ – Donald Trump

Killer Stephen Paddock, who ruthlessly murdered 59 concertgoers in Las Vegas, was "sick" and "demented", Donald Trump has said.

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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.