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Lewis Hamilton took his first pole position since the German Grand Prix in July. AP

Lewis Hamilton ends pole drought for F1 finale

Lewis Hamilton, a six-time champion ended his nine-race pole drought to ensure he will start from the head of grid for Sunday’s 2019 Abu Dhabi GP finale.
Fabinho believes that, after being eased into the fold at Liverpool, he is now fully adjusted to Jurgen Klopp’s “rock and roll” brand of football.

Gini Wijnaldum: Fabinho loss would be ‘big blow’ to Liverpool’s ambitions

Gini Wijnaldum admits losing Fabinho would be a blow to Liverpool – but insists he is ready to step into the void left by the Brazilian.

Dutch cocaine smuggler jailed for 16 years

A Dutchman was jailed for 16 years in Britain on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle cocaine with a street value of £133 million ($171 million) into the country on his yacht.
Ajax Amsterdam manager, Erik Ten Hag has warned his players to be cautious of Lille striker Victor Osimhen when the two teams face off in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League match-day 5 encounter.

Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag reveals plan to stop Victor Osimhen

Ajax Amsterdam manager Erik Ten Hag has warned his players to be cautious of Lille striker Victor Osimhen when the two teams face off in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League match-day 5 encounter.
Brazil staged a remarkable comeback for the second time in a week on Sunday to beat Mexico 2-1 in front of their own fans and win the Under-17 World Cup for a fourth time. 17

Brazil rally back to win U-17 World Cup — in pictures

Brazil staged a remarkable comeback for the second time in a week on Sunday to beat Mexico 2-1 in front of their own fans and win the Under-17 World Cup for a fourth time.
Tottenham are ready to bid £50 million for former Manchester United star Memphis Depay, according to the Mirror.

Tottenham to bid £50 million for Ligue 1 star with Premier League experience

Depay did well there and moved permanently to the Ligue 1 club. The 25-year-old’s career has been revitalised since his move to France and he is a regular for the Dutch national team these days.

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag rules out Bayern Munich return

Erik ten Hag has confirmed he will stay at Ajax for the remainder of the season, seemingly ending speculation of a move back to Bayern Munich.
Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay hails ‘extraordinary’ Kylian Mbappe as an inspiration

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has been called ‘extraordinary’ and ‘an inspiration’ by Lyon forward Memphis Depay.

Barcelona want Ronald Koeman to replace Ernesto Valverde

Ernesto Valverde has delivered back-to-back La Liga titles since arriving from Athletic Bilbao, but the Spaniard’s current deal will expire at the end of the season and a change is allegedly being planned.
Tottenham survived a first-half onslaught before Harry Kane delivered the knockout blow at Borussia Dortmund to send Spurs into the Champions League last eight 4-0 on aggregate.

Harry Kane raves about Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool have not lost on Merseyside since a Carabao Cup exit to Chelsea in September 2018, and they are in terrific form at the moment, having won eight of their nine Premier League matches so far.
Barcelona are keen on signing Red Bull Salzburg youngster Karim Adeyemi but have a tough battle on their hands to do so.

Barcelona face fight to snap up Karim Adeyemi from Salzburg

Barcelona are keen on signing Red Bull Salzburg youngster Karim Adeyemi but have a tough battle on their hands to do so.
Liverpool’s controversial application to trademark the name ‘Liverpool’ has been unsuccessful.

Liverpool set to appoint new coach

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is set to bolster his backroom team with the addition of Portuguese coach Vitor Matos from Porto.
Nineteen suspected jihadists linked to a deadly attack on Coptic Christians in central Egypt have been killed in a shootout with police, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Crackdown widens after call for new protests in Egypt

At least 1,900 people have been detained since protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi began in Cairo and other Egyptian cities last Friday, the head of a rights monitoring group said on Thursday.
Jurgen Klopp has revealed the process behind Liverpool's successful pursuit of Virgil van Dijk last year, insisting the centre-back has already fulfilled his world-class potential.

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp offers insight into successful pursuit of Virgil van Dijk

Jurgen Klopp has revealed the process behind Liverpool's successful pursuit of Virgil van Dijk last year, insisting the centre-back has already fulfilled his "world-class" potential.
Frenkie de Jong has to adapt his game after moving from Ajax to Barcelona, according to new team-mate Sergio Busquets.

Busquets: Frenkie de Jong has to adapt to Barca’s style of football

Frenkie de Jong has to adapt his game after moving from Ajax to Barcelona, according to new team-mate Sergio Busquets.
Matthijs de Ligt

Matthijs De Ligt leading generation of Dutch youth against Germany

For Matthijs de Ligt and the new generation of young Dutch talent, Friday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against fierce rivals Germany is the latest chance to prove they are ready for a return to the big time.
Barcelona have unveiled a new statue in the honoured and memory of their legendary former player and coach Johan Cruyff at the Camp Nou on Monday.

Barcelona unveil club legend statue at Camp Nou

Barcelona have unveiled a new statue in the honoured and memory of their legendary former player and coach Johan Cruyff at the Camp Nou on Monday.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has vowed to come back stronger after suffering an injury in the club’s Premier League opener against Norwich.

Alisson Becker’s absence raises concern for Liverpool defence

Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Adrian enjoyed a memorable full debut in winning the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul, but Southampton will hope his penalty shootout heroics against Chelsea simply masked a broader problem ahead of Saturday’s clash at St Mary’s.

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FAAN seeks review of service tariffs

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is seeking the review of its service rates and tariff to reflect current economic realities.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF to improve literacy level of Nigerian children through advocacy

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Friday said it would help improve literacy level among Nigerian children in rural areas through sensitisation and advocacy.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA restates commitment to rid Kogi of illicit drugs

Mr Alfred Adewumi, the new National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Commander in Kogi, says the agency will collaborate with sister security agencies and the state government to rid the state of illicit drugs.

NAF offers free medical services to 3, 000 persons in Sokoto

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has began free medical outreach for Mabera Community in Sokoto Metropolis, targeting 3, 000 persons in the two-day exercise.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

Olamide George: Prince Beyioku remains AFN secretary general, backed by constitution

Acting president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Honourable Olamide George has affirmed Prince Adisa Adeniyi Beyioku as the authentic and substantive Secretary General of the federation.