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Nigeria’s film industry draws global entertainment brands

“Oya!” shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English. Actors take their marks. Lighting blinks on. The film crew snaps into action after the order to hurry up.
Samuel Umtiti has rubbished reports suggesting that he had contact with Arsenal over the summer and was a potential bargaining chip in Barcelona’s bid to bring Neymar back to the club.

Barcelona star rubbishes Arsenal rumours, talk of being Neymar bargaining chip

Samuel Umtiti has rubbished reports suggesting that he had contact with Arsenal over the summer and was a potential bargaining chip in Barcelona’s bid to bring Neymar back to the club.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang believed Arsenal’s aim in the 2019-20 season will be to qualify for the Uefa Champion League and challenge for the Premier League title.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sets Arsenal target for 2019-20 season

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang believed Arsenal’s aim in the 2019-20 season will be to qualify for the Uefa Champion League and challenge for the Premier League title.
Alexandre Lacazette claims that the Premier League hasn't seen the best of him yet, insisting he still has plenty of room to improve at Arsenal this season.

Alexandre Lacazette: Premier League hasn’t seen the best of me

Alexandre Lacazette claims that "the Premier League hasn't seen the best of him" yet, insisting he still has plenty of room to improve at Arsenal this season.
Nollywood

Vivendi’s Canal+ acquires African film studio ROK

French pay-TV group Canal+ has acquired African film and television studio ROK, marking the first international acquisition in Nigeria’s film industry, popularly known as Nollywood.

Paris Saint-Germain need to be ‘more French’ to win Champions League – FFF supremo

Paris Saint-Germain would improve in Europe with a ‘more French’ approach, according to French Football Federation President Noel Le Graet.
Adewura Bello, a lady who was declared missing on May 15, has been found dead in a canal in Lagos.

Missing Lagos lady found dead in canal

Adewura Bello, a lady who was declared missing on May 15, has been found dead in a canal in Lagos.
Nicolas Pepe

Ligue 1 sensation Nicolas Pepe to leave Lille – coach

Nicolas Pepe will leave Lille for a "great European team" in the next transfer window, the Ligue 1 side's coach Christophe Galtier has confirmed.
Nicolas Pepe

Lille: Manchester United target Nicolas Pepe ‘will leave’

Lille manager Christophe Galtier has confirmed that in-demand winger Nicolas Pepe will leave the club this summer, piquing the interest of a clutch of Premier League sides.
Mohamed Salah

Zinedine Zidane urges Real Madrid to push for Liverpool attacker Mo Salah

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has urged Los Blancos hierarchy to push for a deal for Liverpool striker Mohammed Salah and the La Liga outfit is also willing to bring the Egyptian to Santiago Bernabeu.
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness says he would buy Kylian Mbappe immediately if the German giants could afford the Paris Saint-Germain star.

Kylian Mbappe gets three-game ban for Coupe de France red card

Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe has been given a three-match suspensionby the French Football Federation (FFF) after his red card in the Coupe de France final defeat to Rennes, while an investigation has been opened into Neymar’s post match altercation with a spectator.

Lagos task force arrests 90 suspected cultists, miscreants

The Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences said yesterday that it had arrested 26 suspected cultists, 64 miscreants and impounded 96 motorcycles in raids.
Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger: Patrick Vieira will become Arsenal manager in future

Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has said Patrick Vieira is destined to return to the club as manager in the future.
After being the star of France’s 2018 World Cup triumph, Kylian Mbappe has been the standout player for Paris Saint-Germain in a Ligue 1 title-winning campaign that has been slightly marred by the manner in which they limped over the line.

Kylian Mbappe: I’m not joining Real Madrid

World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe on Sunday dismissed rumours linking him to joining Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Lille star Nicolas Pepe is happy with his side’s superb 5-1 win over PSG in Sunday’s Ligue 1 fixture.

Lille’s Nicolas Pepe revels in PSG thrashing

The 23-year-old was a key figure at the Stade Pierre Mauroy as Christophe Galtier’s men delayed their visitors from lifting the French top-flight title with two assists and a goal in the encounter.
Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe celebrating after scoring against Nantes during the L1 football match on Dec 23, 2018. AFP

Thomas Tuchel: Kylian Mbappe can’t play every game

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel said he had to rest his star men as Strasbourg stopped his team from sealing the Ligue 1 title on Sunday.

Lagos police apprehends two suspected killers of LUTH resident doctor

The Police in Lagos state say they have arrested two suspected killers of a University of Lagos (UNILAG) graduate, Dr Stephen Urueye, who was a resident doctor at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba.
Cameroon international Samuel Eto’o

Samuel Eto’o: African coaches lack confidence

African coaches lack confidence in themselves despite having the needed qualifications to excel in the round leather game.

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NULGE group lauds Ebonyi governor’s performance

The National leadership of “Young Workers’ Committee’’, an arm of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has lauded the efforts of Ebonyi Gov. Dave Umahi in developing the state.

Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation receives encomiums for its empowerment initiatives

Thousands of small-business owners, petty traders and artisans in Abia-North senatorial district of Abia State showered encomium of gratitude on the Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation following the successful conclusion of its Small Business Zero Interest-Free Loan scheme.

Akwa Ibom first lady reveals plan to expose rapists

In an effort to curb the menace of gender-based violence particularly rape, Akwa Ibom state first lady, Mrs Martha Udom Emmanuel, has disclosed her plans to begin to expose those caught in the heinous act to the public.
Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Sunday hammered Star Plus FC of Ngwo 4-1 to reclaim the Enugu State FA Cup.

CafCC: We’ll defeat Pelicans over two legs – Rangers captain

Tope Olusesi says Enugu Rangers will edge out Pelicans of Gabon in their CAF Confederation Cup First Round reverse fixture at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu come September 29 and secure an aggregate win to seal a place in the Second Round of the competition.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde described Ansu Fati as "something special" after the teenager starred in a 5-2 win over Valencia on Saturday.

Ansu Fati has ‘something special’ – Barca coach

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde described Ansu Fati as "something special" after the teenager starred in a 5-2 win over Valencia on Saturday.