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Pochettino urges Tottenham players to forget Wembley woes

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says his side will only have themselves to blame if they cannot make themselves feel at home at Wembley this season.

Costa’s criminal claim just a joke to Conte

Antonio Conte refused to make peace with Diego Costa as he laughed off the Chelsea striker’s claim that he has been treated like a criminal by the Premier League champions.

Spanish police in manhunt for driver who killed 13 in Barcelona rampage

Police on Friday hunted for the driver who rammed a van into pedestrians on an avenue crowded with tourists in Barcelona, leaving 13 people dead and more than 100 injured, just hours before a second assault in a resort along the coast.

Chelsea are demanding ‘impossible’ fee from Atletico – Costa

Diego Costa says Chelsea are demanding a fee Atletico Madrid "can't get near" for the Spain striker to complete his desired move back to his former club.

Chelsea to sell Diego Costa for £30 million

Premier League champions Chelsea are ready to sell Diego Costa for as low as £30 million.

Sergio Ramos ‘is the defenders’ benchmark’ – Eric Bailly

Eric Bailly admits that Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos is the benchmark when it comes to defending.

Barcelona and Cambrils attacks linked to house explosion in Spain

The two terror attacks in Spain have been linked to a house explosion about 100 miles southwest of Barcelona.

Zidane leads nominees for FIFA coach prize

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane heads the list of 12 nominees for the FIFA men's coach of the year award announced on Thursday.

Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued some 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days so far this year.

Five fertiliser plants to be revived this August – PFI

A committee member, Presidential Fertiliser Initiative (PFI), Mr Thomas Etuh, says five fertiliser plants will be revived by the end of August to complement the existing 11 resuscitated under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Bayern expected to win sixth straight title

Bayern Munich kick off the new Bundesliga season on Friday with the coaches of 13 of their 17 rivals expecting them to dominate again -- although Usain Bolt's recent shock defeat is being used as inspiration.

D’Tigress leave for Afrobasket in Mali Wednesday

The Nigeria female basketball team, D’Tigress, will depart the country on Wednesday for Bamako, Mali aboard an Air Cote d’Ivoire flight for the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket tournament.

Buffon, Messi, Ronaldo make Player of the Year shortlist

Veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been named as one of three nominees for the 2016/17 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, European football’s governing body announced on Tuesday.

Man City’s Kayode in Spain for loan spell with Girona

Manchester City latest signing Olarewaju Kayode hass arrived Spain where he will spend the season on loan with Girona.

Chelsea fine Costa for not training

Chelsea have fined Diego Costa two weeks’ wages for failing to return to training as the dispute over his future rumbles on, according to reports.

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Turkey slams ‘arrogant’ German reaction to Erdogan poll call

Turkey on Saturday lashed out at "arrogant" German reaction to comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urging ethnic Turks in Germany to vote against both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition.

US says it spent $7bn on humanitarian assistance in 2016

The U.S. spent more than seven billion dollars in 2016 to provide humanitarian assistance across the globe, the Department of State said on Friday.

Rev. Dachelem installed as new Bishop of Bauchi Catholic Diocese

The Right Rev. Hilary Nanman Dachelem has been ordained and installed as the third Bishop of the Bauchi Catholic Diocese. He succeeded late Bishop John Goltok who died in March 2015.

Tor Tiv urges Buhari to sign Peace Corps Bill

The Tor Tiv of Benue state, James Ayatse, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, assent to the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill.

Oshiomhole warns APC lawmakers against political tension in Edo

Immediae past governor of Edo state and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, has met with the 20 APC lawmakers in the state House of Assembly urging them to avoid actions capable of creating political tension in the state.

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Africa must solve Africa’s problems – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has charged leaders on the continent to work towards ensuring Africans solve their problems themselves.

Fed govt urges varsity lecturers to call off strike

The federal government has called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its ongoing strike in the universities in the interest of the nation.

Barcelona and Cambrils attacks linked to house explosion in Spain

The two terror attacks in Spain have been linked to a house explosion about 100 miles southwest of Barcelona.

Nigeria going the way of Rwanda, DRC – Ezekwesili

“The obsession with politics is a divisionary strategy of the ruling class every time which favours the rapacious elite to distract the suffering mass with politics,” she said.

Community leader, three others remanded for burying policeman alive in Lagos

An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court on Friday in Lagos ordered the remand of three men, who allegedly buried a policeman alive at Ebute Lekki community in Lagos.