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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.

Britain’s Tyson Fury promises three big fights in 2018

Britain’s troubled former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury said Thursday he will return to the ring in April and is looking forward to “three big fights” in 2018.

Parker sets sights on Joshua unification bout

New Zealand's Joseph Parker said he had the skills to exploit Anthony Joshua's "weaknesses" after beating Hughie Fury by a majority points decision to defend his WBO world heavyweight title.

Pacquiao wants Horn rematch in the Philippines

Manny Pacquiao said on Sunday he was still wanted a rematch with Jeff Horn after the Filipino boxing hero pulled out of their scheduled bout in Australia later his year.

Pacquiao pulls out of title rematch with Horn

Filipino great Manny Pacquiao on Friday pulled out of a rematch with world champion Jeff Horn, leaving the Australian looking for another challenger in his title defence.

Klitschko retires from boxing to end Joshua rematch talks

Wladimir Klitschko has announced his shock retirement from boxing with immediate effect, ending any chance of a rematch against heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua.

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Eko DisCo explains cause of outage in Orile, Surulere

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Tuesday attributed the power outage in Orile and Surulere areas of Lagos to a multiple fault on 11 KV feeder covering the area.

Why I called for international conference on Northeast – Senator Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday said he called for an international conference on the Northeast and the Boko Haram so as to raise funds for rehabilitation of the region.

Enugu court remands Bishop Ginika Obi over N500m fraud

The Police Command in Enugu says a cleric, Bishop Ginika Obi, recently arrested over his alleged advance fee fraud involving over N500m, has been remanded in Enugu Maximum Prison.

Governor Bindow tasks Adamawa stakeholders on fight against poverty

Governor Muhammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State has called on stakeholders in human capacity development, in the state, to support government’s effort at eradicating extreme poverty in the state.

UN scribe Antonio Guterres wants UN to help tackle Sahel violence

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned on Monday that Africa's Sahel region was descending into all-out violence and said the United Nations must help the region confront the threat from Islamist militants.

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National Assembly is committed to strengthening Intra-Africa trade relations – Senator Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Monday re-echoed the determination of the National Assembly to work towards strengthening trade relations between Nigeria and Ghana as well as other African countries.

Censors Board seizes pirated films worth N150m

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) said it has seized uncensored, unclassified and pirated films worth about N150 million in Edo, Kaduna and Lagos States.

Judge adjourns Olubadan’s suit against Governor Ajimobi

Justice Olujumoke Aiki, the presiding judge in the suit instituted by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, against Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and 21 new Obas in the state has adjourned till November 6 hearing of the preliminary objections raised by Kunle Sobaloju, the counsel to the 12th-24th defendants.

Governor Amosun denies alleged EFCC raid on Lagos home

Ogun State​ governor​, Ibikunle Amosun, ​has denied the ​”​false reports on the social media​” that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) visited his residence in Lagos and recovered huge sums of money.

Zinedine Zidane ‘very happy’ to see Cristiano Ronaldo end La Liga goalless run

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said it was "important" that Cristiano Ronaldo ended his La Liga scoring drought this season with a late winner in Saturday afternoon's 2-1 victory at Getafe.