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Britain escorts Russian ship amid strained relations

A British ship escorted a Russian vessel as it passed near UK territorial waters over Christmas, Britain’s defence ministry said on Tuesday, adding that Russian naval activity near Britain had increased in the holiday period.

Britain’s two-week-old warship that carries 40 aircraft on deck leaks water

Britain’s future flagship vessel HMS Queen Elizabeth, its biggest-ever warship, has sprung a leak, defence officials admitted Tuesday, only two weeks after it was commissioned into the Royal Navy.

Kevin-Prince Boateng strike breaks Hertha hearts in Berlin

Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng hit a superb winning goal 10 minutes from time to seal Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-1 comeback victory at his ex-club Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

Migrants seek refuge in small French port

A year after France dismantled the notorious "Jungle" migrant camp at Calais, nearly 100 Africans can be found living out in the cold in the northern port of Ouistreham.

Peter Crouch ‘more than likely’ to get new Stoke deal – Mark Hughes

Stoke are "more than likely" to offer striker Peter Crouch a new deal, according to manager Mark Hughes.

Ex-Everton striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni retires from football

Former Everton striker Yakubu ‘The Yak’ Aiyegbeni has announced his retirement from football on his 35th birthday today.

Ex-Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara charged with allegedly assaulting a fan

Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'Hara has been charged with allegedly assaulting a teenage football fan, and will appear in court on November 10.

Ex-Arsenal star Paul Merson returns to football at 49

Former Arsenal and England midfielder Paul Merson is making a shock return to football at the age of 49 to play for Welsh minnows Caerau.

Manchester City defeat Chelsea, stays ahead of city rivals United

Manchester City stayed ahead of age-old local rivals Manchester United at the top of the English Premier League on Saturday with a deserved 1-0 win away to champions Chelsea.

Redknapp will not rule out return after Birmingham sacking

Harry Redknapp has told Sky Sports he will not rule out a return to football after being sacked by Birmingham.

Redknapp accepts managerial career all but over

Harry Redknapp believes his sacking as manager of second-tier Birmingham City will finally bring the curtain down on his long career.

Birmingham part company with boss Redknapp

Birmingham City have parted company with manager Harry Redknapp after suffering six straight defeats in all competitions.

Kevin-Prince Boateng signs three-year Eintracht deal

Ghana ‘bad-boy’ midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng could feature for Eintracht Frankfurt in this weekend’s German league match at Freiburg after signing a three-year deal with the Bundesliga club on Friday.

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FRSC prosecutes 116, convicts 92 offenders in Bayelsa

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it prosecuted no fewer than 116 traffic offenders for 311 offences in Bayelsa in 2017.

Ex-Commonwealth scribe Emeka Anyaoku task politicians on politics without bitterness

A former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaokwu has urged politicians to shun politics with bitterness in order to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy.

Philippine’s Rodrigo Duterte bans nationals from working in Kuwait

President Rodrigo Duterte has banned Philippine citizens from travelling to Kuwait to work following reports of widespread abuse and exploitation, his spokesman said Saturday.

Winifred Oyo-Ita tasks Nigerian athletes on Commonwealth Games

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Saturday challenged Nigerian athletes to go for gold at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Turkey hits Syria Kurd militia again after ground attack threats

The Turkish army on Saturday launched new strikes against Kurdish militia in northern Syria as preparations intensified for a cross-border ground operation that has alarmed the United States.

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Chelsea make contact with West Ham to sign Andy Carroll

The East London club's stance could change if Blues striker Michy Batshuayi was included as part of a deal for Carroll, but Spanish club Sevilla are growing increasingly confident of signing the Belgian.

You lied over genocide claim against Fulani in Taraba – CAN tells Emir Sanusi

The Christian Association of Nigeria in Taraba State on Tuesday described as outright false the claim by the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, that over 800 Fulani people were killed in Taraba last year.

Ghana records 80% increase in new cases of HIV/AIDS in 2017

There was 80 per cent increase in new cases of HIV/AIDS infection in Ghana according to a 2017 Ghana AIDS Commission report.

Shehu Abdullahi set to join Turkish side Bursaspor

Nigerian defender, Shehu Abdullahi, is close to complete a move from Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta to Bursaspor of Turkey.

Tunisian government announce reforms after unrest

The Tunisian government has announced a wave of social reforms, following days of demonstrations by anti-austerity protesters.