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Ruthless Roger Federer stayed on course for a 10th title at his hometown Swiss Indoor tournament in Basel, dropping only three games in crushing Moldova’s Radu Albot on Wednesday.

Ruthless Roger Federer dispatches Albot to reach Basel quarter-finals

Ruthless Roger Federer stayed on course for a 10th title at his hometown Swiss Indoor tournament in Basel, dropping only three games in crushing Moldova’s Radu Albot on Wednesday.
Europa League

Europa League group stage draw — in full

Arsenal will face Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt, who reached last season’s semi-finals, while Manchester United face a long trip to Kazakhstan to play Astana.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has been hailed as a 'gentle killer' by former Basel coach Heiko Vogel, with the German trainer admitting to having questions over whether the Egypt international had the mentality to make it at one of Europe's top-level clubs.

Heiko Vogel: Mo Salah is a gentle killer

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has been hailed as a 'gentle killer' by former Basel coach Heiko Vogel, with the German trainer admitting to having questions over whether the Egypt international had the mentality to make it at one of Europe's top-level clubs.
Girona announced that Seydou Doumbia has left the club by mutual consent.

Seydou Doumbia leaves Girona by mutual consent

The 31-year-old only joined the Catalonia outfit last August from Portuguese giants Sporting CP but could not help the White and Reds avoid relegation to the Segunda Division.

Environmentalists propose tighter restrictions for plastic wastes

The Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (COP14) are meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to consider a new proposal by Norway to add plastic to a list of wastes governed by the Convention.
Mohamed Elyounoussi

Beşiktaş in advanced talks to sign Mohamed Elyounoussi on loan

After going through a horrific first season with Southampton following an €18m move from Basel, a potential loan move for Mohamed Elyounoussi could be beneficial for everyone involved.

Governors’s wives partner Roche on war against cancer in Nigeria

Some wives of Nigerian Governors, under the aegis of Wives of Governors Against Cancer, WOGAC, have formed strong alliance with Roche Nigeria as part of their efforts to win the war against cancer in Nigeria.
FC Zurich's Stephen Odey

FC Zurich’s Stephen Odey hopes for better finish next year after Swiss Cup exit

Stephen Odey has moved on from the disappointment of FC Zurich exit from the Swiss Cup following a 3-1 loss to FC Basel in their semi-final tie on Thursday.
Roger Federer beat Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the historic title [Francois Nel-Getty Images]

Roger Federer beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to claim 100th title

Roger Federer claimed the 100th ATP title of his career by beating 20-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday.
Crotone of Italy striker, Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo (Simy)

Basel in talks to sign Crotone forward Simy Nwankwo

Switzerland club side FC Basel are reportedly in talks with Italian Serie B side Crotone for the services of Super Eagles world Cup striker Simy Tochukwu Nwankwo.
FC Basel Aldo Kalulu

FC Zurich condemn fans who threw a banana at Basel’s Aldo Kalulu

Swiss club FC Zurich have condemned fans who threw a banana at rival player Aldo Kalulu when he went to take a corner during their league match at FC Basel on Sunday.
Roger Federer

ATP Finals: Roger Federer facing uphill task after poor start

Roger Federer will have to do it the hard way if he is to win a record-extending seventh crown at the ATP Finals after an error-strewn 7-6 (4) 6-3 defeat by Kei Nishikori on Sunday.
Stephen Odey continued his rich vein of form in Switzerland after he netted his fifth goal in the league as FC Zurich smashed past home team Luzern 5-2 today.

Stephen Odey scores again for FC Zurich

Stephen Odey continued his rich vein of form in Switzerland after he netted his fifth goal in the league as FC Zurich smashed past home team Luzern 5-2 today.
Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a thrilling semi-final at the Paris Masters on Saturday to extend his winning run to 22 matches ahead of his return to world number one next week.

Novak Djokovic denies Roger Federer chance to win 100th title

Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a thrilling semi-final at the Paris Masters on Saturday to extend his winning run to 22 matches ahead of his return to world number one next week.
Roger Federer was beaten in straight sets by Berna Coric (AFP)

Roger Federer begins road to 100 with a win in Paris

Roger Federer made a comfortable start to his quest for a 100th title by despatching Fabio Fognini in straight sets to ease into the quarter-finals at the Paris Masters on Thursday.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his men's singles second round match against Portugal's Joao Sousa, on day two of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 - Rolex Paris Masters - indoor tennis tournament at The AccorHotels Arena in Paris, on October 30, 2018. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

Novak Djokovic wins Paris opener as Federer confirms return

Novak Djokovic stepped up his pursuit of the world number one ranking with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Joao Sousa at the Paris Masters on Tuesday, while Roger Federer confirmed he will play at the event for the first time since 2015.
Roger Federer was beaten in straight sets by Berna Coric (AFP)

Federer confirms Paris Masters participation

Roger Federer on Tuesday confirmed his participation at this year’s Paris Masters after a three-year absence.

Kevin Anderson up to sixth as Rafael Nadal faces battle to stay top

South Africa's Kevin Anderson climbed up two places to sixth in Monday's ATP rankings after sealing a berth at the Tour Finals following his title in Vienna at the weekend.

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Chinese Embassy donates 32 laptops, stationery, others to Nyanya primary school

Chinese Embassy on has donated 32 laptops, generator, and other stationery to China-Assisted Model Primary School in Nyanya, Abuja to help enhance their computer skills.
Former Nigeria international Mutiu Adepoju has stated that invitation of players to the national team should be kept open as long as Nigerian players continue to shine at club level. Adepoju speaking in a chat with newsmen after Nigeria and Bordeaux player Josh Maja got a hattrick of goals in Bordeaux’s 6-0 thrashing of Nimes in Tuesdays night’s Ligue un clash.

Josh Maja named in French Ligue 1 Team of the Week

Girondis Bordeaux forward Josh Maja has been named in the French Ligue 1 team of the week following his scintillating performance for the club in Tuesday night 6-0 thrashing of Nimes.
Democratic Republic of Congo

Militia beheads 16 people in new DR Congo massacre – civil society

Suspected militia fighters have decapitated 16 people in a new village massacre near Beni in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civil society sources said on Friday.
The Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has set up a panel to investigate Ikoyi Prisons following the exposure of corrupt practices in Nigerian prisons by Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist.

Federal government suspends eight officials over electrocution at Ikoyi Custodial Centre

The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, CDCFIB, has approved the suspension of seven senior officers and one junior personnel of the Nigerian Correctional Service over the unfortunate electrocution of 5 inmates of the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Lagos in order to facilitate unfettered investigation into the said incident.

Amosun, 3,000 others defect to PDP in Ogun

A candidate of the House of Representatives election in Ogun state, Akeem Amosun, has defected to the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), ahead of the Local Government elections expected to be conducted in the state next year and general elections in 2023.