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Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates after winning his match against Rafael Nadal of Spain as part of the day 3 of the Telcel Mexican Open 2019 at Mextenis Stadium on February 27, 2019 in Acapulco, Mexico. Getty Images

Nick Kyrgios topples Rafael Nadal to reach Mexico Open quarter-finals

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios survived three match points to beat top-seeded Rafael Nadal 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (8/6) on Wednesday and reach the quarter-finals of the Mexico Open.

Alex Iwobi hails Mesut Ozil for role in win over BATE Borisov

Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi praised ‘world class’ team mate Mesut Ozil for his role in Thursday’s 3-0 Europa League win over BATE Borisov, although manager Unai Emery has not guaranteed the German midfielder a starting spot going forward.

Kada City’s Umar Mohammed joins Belarus side SFC SLUTKS

Kada City utility player Umar Mohammad has joined Belarus top division side SFC SLUTKS from the Nigeria Professional Football League side.

Petr Cech wants Europa League glory as Arsenal retirement gift

Petr Cech, who will be hanging up his gloves in the summer, is hoping to see Arsenal deliver Europa League glory as a fitting retirement gift.
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Chelsea in need of morale boost on Europa League trip to Sweden

The Europa League might not be top of Chelsea’s priorities this season, but in the current circumstances Thursday’s last 32, first leg away to Malmo in Sweden takes on extra importance for Maurizio Sarri’s side.

Official: Nigeria to host 5th Agro-food expo

Eight countries are expected to participate in the fifth Agro-food and Plastprintpack Nigeria 2019, aimed at providing solutions to the challenging needs of the entire agricultural value chain.

Zimbabwe president struggles to draw line under brutal crackdown

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed on Tuesday to investigate security forces over their deadly crackdown on protesters, as he has returned to the country and scrambled to fend off a barrage of criticism.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles in the garden of The State House in Harare on August 3, 2018, at the end of a press conference. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Emmerson Mnangagwa returns to Zimbabwe after protest crackdown

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has landed back in Harare, state television said on Tuesday, after cutting short a foreign tour over nationwide protests that were met with a brutal security crackdown.

Zimbabwe president cuts short foreign tour over protests

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa broke off a foreign tour Sunday, saying he wanted his country "calm, stable and working again" as criticism grew over a brutal crackdown in response to protests.
Anastasia Vashukevich, also known as Nastya Rybka, in Pattaya in August

Model claiming Donald Trump secrets ‘dragged’ into Russian detention

A Belarusian model who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with the Trump election campaign was in custody Friday after police “dragged” her from a transit zone in Moscow’s airport, her lawyer told AFP.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic earns quarter-final spot in Qatar

World men’s tennis number one and two-time champion Novak Djokovic earned his 12th straight win Wednesday at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, beating Marton Fucsovics 4-6 6-4 6-1 in Doha.
Naomi Osaka in action against Australia’s Destanee Aiava in Brisbane. EPA

Naomi Osaka cruises as Johanna Konta sends Sloane Stephens packing

Reigning US Open champion Naomi Osaka cruised past Australian qualifier Destanee Aiava to reach the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International on Tuesday.

Germany, Netherlands to meet in Euro 2020 qualifying as England given clement draw

Former champions Germany and the Netherlands will meet each in qualifying for Euro 2020 after being paired together in Sunday’s draw in Dublin, but World Cup semi-finalists England will not complain about their group.
France's defender Samuel Umtiti (top) heads the ball to score the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP

All you need to know about the Euro 2020 qualifying draw

A unique European Championships in 2020 that will be hosted in 12 cities across the continent will begin to take shape when the qualifying draw takes place in Dublin on Sunday at 1100GMT.
France's midfielder Paul Pogba poses in Clairefontaine en Yvelines on October 9, 2018, as part of the team's preparation for the friendly football match against Island and the Nations League football match against Germany. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Martial, Pogba ruled out of key France’s Nations League match

Manchester United pair Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba will miss France’s key Nations League fixture against the Netherlands and a Uruguay friendly through injury, the French Football Federation announced on Monday.
A television broadcast camera films as Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on October 7, 2018. - Chelsea won the match 3-0. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) /

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea’s Eden Hazard ‘no risk’ to play against BATE

Eden Hazard will step up his return from a back injury when Chelsea take on BATE in Belarus on Thursday, head coach Maurizio Sarri has confirmed.
President Buhari hosts Kannywood Entertainers (Music and Movies) to Dinner in State House on 18th Oct 2018 3

Muhammadu Buhari: We’ll keep up tempo of economic development

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration would continue to implement policies that would make Nigeria’s economy grow, which is already looking better.
President Buhari receives Letters of Credence from Ambassadors of Pakistan, Senegal, Belarus and Denmark in State House on 1st Nov 2018 8

Muhammadu Buhari: We’ll make Nigeria’s economy better

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration will continue to implement policies that will make Nigeria’s economy, which is already looking good, better.

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Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, a Black man who died earlier this week after a white police officer pinned him down with his knee for several minutes, said he just wants justice for his brother.

George Floyd: I just want justice – brother

Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, a Black man who died earlier this week after a white police officer pinned him down with his knee for several minutes, said he just wants justice for his brother.

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The family of a Libyan smuggler killed by migrants have taken revenge by killing 26 Bangladeshis and four Africans, the country’s UN-recognised government said Thursday.

Six notorious bandits arrested in Katsina

Police in Katsina State have arrested six notorious bandits terrorising Dutsinma Local Government Area of the state, recovering 130 cows along with 225 sheep.
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Police: Why we granted Bobrisky bail over ‘N30 million fraud’

The Nigeria Police Force says it granted cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, bail because it is “mindful of the people” it takes into custody.

Fanendo Adi donates 2000 bags of rice to Benue

Former Nigeria U23 forward Fanendo Adi has donated 2000 bags of rice to the vulnerable in his home Benue state as palliative at the harsh effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic.