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Wigan revenge next step of Manchester City’s quadruple chase

Manchester City's bid for a historic quadruple rolls into Wigan for Monday's FA Cup fifth round tie, with avenging a shock defeat to the Latics in the 2013 final also in mind.

Russians blank USA in intense Olympic hockey showdown

Ilya Kovalchuk and Nikolai Prokhorkin each scored two goals and the Olympic Athletes from Russia blanked arch-rival United States 4-0 in an electric atmosphere on Saturday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic men's hockey tournament.

Pep Guardiola defends Man City’s Riyad Mahrez pursuit

Pep Guardiola has defended Manchester City following complaints from Leicester manager Claude Puel over their pursuit of Riyad Mahrez.

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.

Puma sees football sales turnaround, hopeful about 2018

German sportswear brand Puma said on Monday it expects to increase its operating profit by another third in 2018 and lift sales by 10 per cent.

Ruler since 1982, Paul Biya turns 85 as strife grips parts of Cameroon

President Paul Biya of Cameroon celebrates his 85th birthday on Tuesday after 35 years at the helm of a country that today faces daunting problems, including a separatist revolt.

IOC chief Thomas Bach to visit North Korea after Winter Games

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will visit North Korea after the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Reuters reported on Monday.

Jerusalem is off negotiation table – Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has reiterated that the issue of Jerusalem is off the negotiating table after his decision to declare the city as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy to the holy city from Tel Aviv.

Ex-Central bank deputy chief Kingsley Moghalu to deliver lecture at UNN

The president of the Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation (IGET) and former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu, will be the guest speaker for the 2018 annual public lecture of economics department of the University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka.

Japan Olympic ice hockey forward Rui Ukita banned for one game

Japanese women's forward Rui Ukita was suspended for one game of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday by the International Ice Hockey Federation due to a kicking incident against Sweden.

Donald Trump’s top aide to leave after battery allegations

White House staff secretary Rob Porter — a near-constant fixture at President Donald Trump’s side — has resigned from his post, after two ex-wives publicly accused him of domestic abuse.

Doctors want palliative care for terminally ill patients

The World Medical Association (WMA), African region has called for strengthening of palliative care for patients with terminally ill ailments across Africa.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma under growing pressure to leave

South Africa's deputy president is acting more like a president these days, while talk surrounding his scandal-tainted boss is about how and when he would quit.

Zimbabwe’s Morgan Tsvangirai rejects reports he has ‘three months to live’

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party leader Morgan Tsvangirai has rejected reports that he is battling for his life in South Africa where he is receiving medical attention.

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NAPTIP urges Oba of Benin to stop juju priests from administering oaths on victims

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons has appealed to the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, to prevail on Juju priests in the kingdom to stop administrating oaths on victims of human trafficking.

2019: Katsina elders soon to reply ex-President Obasanjo’s letter – Governor Masari

The Katsina State Elders Forum will soon reply former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019, Governor Aminu Masari said on Sunday in Daura.

Policeman escorting frozen chicken allegedly kills taxi driver

Tragedy struck in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State on Sunday when a policeman attached to a yet to be identified firm shot and killed a taxi driver.

Rochdale score in added time to draw with Spurs, force FA Cup replay

Substitute Steve Davies earned Rochdale an FA Cup fifth-round replay at Wembley Stadium with his remarkable stoppage-time equaliser against Tottenham Hotspur at Spotland.

2019: Ex-Abia speaker Martins Azubuike declares governorship ambition

Former speaker of Abia state House of Assembly and a Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, Rt Hon Martins Azubuike, on Sunday declared his intention to run for the Governorship seat of Abia State in 2019 general election.

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Play less football before World Cup – Argentina FA chief tells Lionel Messi

President of Argentina’s national football association, Claudio Tapia, says he has told national captain Lionel Messi to play fewer games for La Liga side FC Barcelona before June.

Sevilla claim controversial La Liga win ahead of Manchester United clash

Sevilla warmed up for their Champions League clash with Manchester United by winning 2-1 at Las Palmas in La Liga on Saturday, although they were aided by a controversial late offside call.

Governor Fayose backs Wole Soyinka’s call for organized resistance against killer herdsmen

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has thrown his weight behind the call by Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, for an organized resistance against the incursion of herdsmen.

Federal govt frowns at mass failure of foreign trained medical graduates

The Federal Government has decried the poor performance of foreign trained medical and dental graduates at the assessment of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

National Identity: Jigawa govt inaugurates committee to enlighten citizens

The Jigawa Government has inaugurated a nine-member committee to enlighten its citizens to participate in the National Identity Database.