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Super Falcons off to Abidjan for final AWCON camping

Cup holders Super Falcons of Nigeria will spend eight days at a training camp in Abidjan to perfect tactics and strategy for the defence of their continental title before arriving in Ghana for the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Emil Hallfredsson: It is impossible for Cristiano Ronaldo or even Lionel Messi to score...

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi would both struggle to score 50 goals in a Serie A season, according to Frosinone winger Emil Hallfredsson.
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku hunts Golden Boot as Manchester United gather momentum

Romelu Lukaku will look at Manchester United’s next three Premier League games as a good opportunity to strengthen his prospects of being this season’s top scorer in the competition.
Chris Giwa with his NFF executive members at the Glass House today

NFF faction hails Falconets, charge team to pick last group ticket

Chris Giwa, a factional President of Nigeria Football Federation, on Thursday lauded the Falconets for their gallantry in winning their second group game at the FIFA U-20 Women World Cup.
Track & Field Athletics

Nigeria can host the world in 2025

Akanni Simbine, a gold medallist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, on Thursday said that Nigeria could host the IAAF World Championships in 2025, with adequate preparation.
Track & Field Athletics

Asaba 2018: CAA cancels Day 1 events of championships due to organisational issues

The African Athletics Confederation (CAA) has cancelled the first day events of the African Senior Athletics Championships which was scheduled to begin on Wednesday.

Oghenekaro Etebo: I turned down Premier League clubs to join Stoke City

Nigeria midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, has revealed that he turned down Premier League interest this summer before opting to join English Championships club, Stoke City.
Serena Williams remains on course to win an eighth Wimbledon title. GETTY IMAGES

Roger Federer, Serena Williams sweep into Wimbledon quarterfinals

The two oldest players at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, Serena Williams and Roger Federer, both 36-year-old, made light work of their opponents on Monday.
England Fans

Beers, cheers as England fans go wild over World Cup win

At Flat Iron Square in London, where 650 people crammed in to watch on a giant screen, the party began with beer showers and chants of “Football’s coming home” after the 2-0 win over Sweden in Russia.
UEFA HQ

UEFA allows fourth sub in extra time of Champions League final

Teams will be able to use a fourth substitute in extra time in next season's Champions League and Europa League, Uefa has announced.
England manager Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate: Germany exit shows anyone is vulnerable

England manager Gareth Southgate pointed to Germany's shock World Cup elimination as a warning that every nation is vulnerable at Russia 2018.
Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard: England have plenty of leaders and can go far

Frank Lampard believes England have the potential to go far at the World Cup and has urged the more experienced players to step up and showcase their leadership credentials.

China win 2018 men, women table tennis world championship

The Chinese men’s table tennis team are the 2018 Men’s Team World Champions after a comprehensive victory over Germany in the Liebherr 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships.

Jose Mourinho backs Paul Pogba after Paul Scholes taunt

Jose Mourinho has defended Paul Pogba after the Manchester United star was branded "disrespectful" by Paul Scholes.

Commonwealth Games: Blessing Okagbare set to defend titles

Blessing Okagbare’s quest to successfully defend her Commonwealth Games 100 and 200 metres sprint titles will be boosted by her new African record over the longer distance.

Eight stars to watch at the Commonwealth Games

English swimmer Adam Peaty and Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake will be among the world-class competitors in action when the Commonwealth Games begin next week in Australia's Gold Coast.

CHAN: Sudan super run proves quality of their league – Emmanuel Amuneke

Emmanuel Amuneke has said he is not surprised that Sudan have reached the semi-final of this year’s CHAN because of the quality of the league in the country.

2018: NSF pledges to maintain status as world best scrabble playing country

The President, Nigeria Scrabble Federation (NSF), Suleiman Gora, on Monday said the body would work hard to maintain its status as the best scrabble playing country in the world.

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5G: Lesotho, South Africa move ahead of Nigeria

Findings of the survey carried out by Ovum showed that telecommunications companies in the two countries have already commenced 5G applications in different sectors of the economy.

2019: Group warns against further delay in INEC funding

The Movement for Transparent Elections (MTE), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) has warned that further delay in release of the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) portends great danger to Nigeria’s democracy.
Israeli attacks hit the Gaza Strip, which only gets electricity a couple of hours a day [Ibraheem Abu Mustafa-Reuters]

Hamas fire rockets from Gaza, Israel retaliated with air strikes

Palestinians in Gaza fired scores of rockets, mortar bombs and at least one anti-tank missile into southern Israel on Monday while Israel launched retaliatory air strikes.
Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Olajumoke Akinjide

Court refuses to transfer Jumoke Akinjide’s alleged N650 million fraud case

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday dismissed applications for case transfer filed by Sen. Ayo Adeseun and Olanrewaju Otiti, seeking transfer of a criminal charge against them to the Ibadan Division of the court.

NDIC investigates management, directors of defunct Skye Bank

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), says it is monitoring investigations of directors and management of the failed Skye Bank Plc being carried out by law enforcement agencies.