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Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep named top seeds in Australian Open

World number ones Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were named top seeds on Thursday for next week’s Australian Open, with 23-time major winner Serena Williams lurking at 16 on the women’s side.
Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi

Mikel Obi to miss Cup of Nations qualifier

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel will miss his side’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Seychelles next month, but coach Gernot Rohr still named 16 World Cup players in his squad on Friday.

Ola Aina, Mikel Agu on standby as Super Eagles name final 23 for World...

Nigeria have named a final 23-man squad for the World Cup with Chelsea defender Ola Aina and Mikel Agu from FC Porto placed on standby.

James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao back for Colombia World Cup friendlies

Two key Colombia players Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez and Monaco striker Radamel Falcao figure in coach Jose Pekerman’s squad for upcoming friendlies against France and Australia.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Portugal World Cup friendlies against Egypt, Netherlands

Cristiano Ronaldo headlined the Portugal squad named on Thursday to face Egypt in Zurich on March 23 and the Netherlands in Geneva four days later.

Sergio Aguero named in Argentina squad despite injury

Sergio Aguero has been included in Argentina’s squad for upcoming friendly matches against Italy and Spain even though the Manchester City striker is currently injured.

Injured Neymar out of Brazil’s friendlies against Russia, Germany

Brazilian coach Tite on Monday made the best of injured star Neymar’s forced absence by bringing new names into the national squad for friendlies against Russia and Germany.

Major January transfers in Europe

AFP Sport rounds up some of the most notable deals to have happened in Europe as the January window prepares to slam shut on Wednesday.

Monaco’s Radamel Falcao absent for Colombia World Cup warm-ups

Injured Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is the key name missing in Colombia’s squad released Friday for upcoming friendlies against South Korea and China.

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Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari: Nobody will intimidate voters on Saturday

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to come out massively tomorrow and vote for the candidates of their choice in Saturday’s presidential election, assuring that nobody will intimidate them.
President Buhari attends APC Caucus Meeting at the APC Headquarters in Abuja on 18th Feb 2019-4

Frank Ajobena: President Buhari directive to military in order

Air Vice-Marshall Frank Ajobena (Retd), a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and pioneer military administrator of Abia State, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the military to deal decisively with electoral offenders during the general election as timely.

Election: NUPENG urges members to ensure uninterrupted fuel supply

Ahead of tomorrow’s Presidential and National Assembly elections, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has directed members in refining and distribution of petroleum products to discharge their legitimate duties so that the electoral process will be smooth and hitch-free

Kaduna killings: We don’t know casualty figure yet – CP

Two days after Governor Nasir El-Rufai put the figure at 130, Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdulrahman, has said that the casualty figures of Kajuru killings is yet to be ascertained.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Edwin Clark: It’s difficult to say if elections‘ll be free, fair

Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has expressed worries that with recent happenings in preparations for the general elections, “it will be difficult to say if the elections will be free and fair.”