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Dollar up ahead of Fed minutes

The dollar continued its discreet recovery on Wednesday, lifted by expectations that the American central bank is shifting towards tightening monetary policy quickly, dealers said.

Man and 11-year-old daughter killed in French Alps avalanche

A 44-year-old man and his 11-year-old daughter have died after being swept away by an avalanche in the French Alps, according to local media.

Roger Federer becomes oldest ATP world number one

Roger Federer added yet another record to his vast collection when he guaranteed becoming the oldest Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world number one by beating Dutchman Robin Haase 4-6 6-1 6-1 to reach the semi-finals in Rotterdam on Friday.

Roger Federer ‘never imagined’ having chance to become oldest number one

Roger Federer can become the oldest world number one on Friday, a remarkable achievement for the 20-time Grand Slam title winner who admitted he “never imagined” he’d get the opportunity.

Italy’s World Cup failure a wake-up call – FIFA chief

FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed Thursday his dispair at Italy's failure to reach the World Cup finals where he had hoped to hand the trophy to Azzurri captain Gianluigi Buffon.

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu rejects calls to resign after police seek indictment

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected calls to step down Wednesday after police recommended his indictment for corruption, the biggest challenge yet to the right-wing premier’s long tenure in power.

Canada win inaugural mixed doubles curling gold

Canada's Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris celebrated excitedly on Tuesday after they hammered Switzerland 10-3 to take the inaugural Olympic mixed doubles curling title.

Roger Federer highly motivated to reclaim top ranking in Rotterdam

Roger Federer will be highly motivated this week to reclaim the world number one ranking for the first time in more than five years.

CAF Champions League: MFM coach Fidelis Ilechukwu wary of Mali’s Real Bamako

Fidelis Ilechukwu, Head Coach, Lagos-based MFM FC, on Friday said he was wary about his side’s chances in Sunday’s CAF Champions League clash with Real Bamako of Mali.

Roger Federer says he’s not retiring yet

Age-defying Roger Federer said after winning his third Grand Slam title in a year and a record 20th title, that retirement from tennis is not yet on his mind.

Roger Federer wins record 20 Grand Slam titles

Roger Federer has won his sixth Australian Open Grand Slam title and his 20th overall, defeating sixth seed Marin Cilic in five thrilling sets.

More Slam glory beckons for ageless Roger Federer

Only Marin Cilic stands between Roger Federer and a 20th Grand Slam title as an injury-ravaged Australian Open staggers to its Sunday final at Melbourne Park.

Manchester City will challenge for FA Cup despite nightmarish fixtures – Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has insisted Manchester City remain committed to lifting the FA Cup this season despite the prospect of a nightmare-run of fixtures.

America’s Tennys Sandgren dumps Stan Wawrinka from Australian Open

Struggling Swiss former winner Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of the Australian Open by American Tennys Sandgren in the second round on Thursday.

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Governor Fayose storms INEC over Ekiti governorship poll

The Governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose, Wednesday stormed the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for an interactive session with the Commission over the July 14 governorship election in the state.

FEC approves $6.7 billion for Ibadan-Kaduna rail project

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved a memo presented by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for the construction of a rail line from Ibadan, Oyo State, to Kaduna.

Senator Saraki: Yobe school attack one too many

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Wednesday condemned in strong terms the attack on Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, in Yobe State by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

EFCC quizzes ex-army chief Azubuike Ihejirika over arms deal scandal

Anti-graft detectives at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, are questioning Azubuike Ihejirika, a former Chief of Army Staff, over his alleged involvement in the $2.1 billion arms procurement scandal, sources at the commission have said.

PDP engaging in “destructive propaganda” – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as baseless allegations raised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday accusing the opposition party of engaging in “destructive propaganda”.

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President Buhari most eligible for retirees’ club – PDP

President Muhammadu Buhari and not former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida is the most eligible to join the ‘club of retirees’, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said yesterday.

Boko Haram: Give me Abubakar Shekau dead or alive – Genetal Buratai tells troops

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Tukur Buratai, has again charged troops to capture the factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorists group, Abubakar Shekau, alive or dead.

Abdu Maikaba: Akwa United will advance despite home defeat to Banjul Hawks

Akwa United head coach Abdu Maikaba insists his side will overturn their first leg deficit against Banjul Hawks of Gambia when both teams clash in the second leg of their CAF Confederation Cup tie in Bakau on Wednesday.

Kogi youths back Toyin Akanle to replace Senator Melaye

Youths from Kogi West senatorial district on Monday drummed their support for Toyin Akanle, former director of the State Security Service (SSS), to replace Senator Dino Melaye in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

2019: President Buhari meets 13 APC governors in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Friday, met with 13 governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Daura, his country home, Katsina State.