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Dortmund’s players react after the German first division Bundesliga football match Schalke 04 vs Borussia Dortmund on December 8, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen. (Photo by Patrik STOLLARZ - AFP) -

Borussia Dortmund hope to avoid Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in last 16

Borussia Dortmund is hoping to avoid ex-coach Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool when the last 16 of the Champions League is drawn on Monday.
Napoli’s Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti watches his players from the touchline during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between Liverpool and Napoli at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north west England on December 11, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Carlo Ancelotti frustration as Napoli denied “cherry on the cake”

Carlo Ancelotti conceded it was a bitter pill to swallow as Napoli came so close before being denied a place in the Champions League knock-out rounds with a dramatic 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday.

Brexit in dates

From the shock Brexit vote to Wednesday’s challenge against British Prime Minister Theresa May, here are the milestones on Britain’s rocky road out of the European Union.
Alisson Becker kept Liverpool's dream of another European Cup alive after the Brazilian goalkeeper made a dramatic save to deny Arkadiusz Milik a late equaliser at Anfield. Action Images

Alisson Becker splurge pays off as Liverpool reach last 16

Liverpool were saved the ignominy of an early Champions League elimination against Napoli by the slimmest of margins, as the huge money invested in goalkeeper Alisson Becker came good in a tense 1-0 win over the Italians.

Baba Garba: Muhammadu Buhari’s visit has enhanced Nigeria-Morocco ties

President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the Kingdom of Morcco in June has enhanced bilateral relations between the two African countries, says Nigeria’s Ambassador to the country, Amb. Baba Garba.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo: Nigeria now world food basket

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday told Nigerian-German investors that Nigeria is now a food basket of the world with huge investment potentials.

Olusegun Obasanjo slams Nigeria, African countries over delayed ratification of AFCFTA

Nigeria’s former president and chairman of the Advisory Board of the first Inter-Africa Trade Fair, (IATF), Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday in Cairo, Egypt, decried the lethargic disposition of some African leaders including Nigeria, towards the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, (AfCFTA).
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May shelters from the rain under an umbrella after attending a church service near to her Maidenhead constituency, west of London on December 9, 2018. – Theresa May wants to go down in history as the prime minister who safely steered Britain out of Europe — a cause she did not believe in when the Brexit referendum was held. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Theresa May tours Europe in bid to save Brexit deal

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May faced sympathy but firm refusals on a desperate tour of European capitals on Tuesday, with EU leaders ruling out any renegotiation of the Brexit deal.

Emmanuel Emenike rules out China move

Ex-International Emmanuel Emenike has ruled out the possibility of him taking a deal with any club in China, as he says he prefers playing European football.
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Barcelona backtracks on next month’s La Liga Miami match

La Liga’s plans to stage a match in the US next month have been derailed after Barcelona, who were scheduled to play Girona in Miami, withdrew their support for the game on Monday following a board meeting.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo: Grand corruption is Nigeria’s greatest problem

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that the problem with Nigeria is not about resources or planning, but the poor management of resources in the past.
Liverpool Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp urges Liverpool to focus on seizing initiative against Napoli

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has warned his players not to worry about conceding against Napoli at Anfield, knowing they need a clear victory to secure a spot in the Champions League last 16.
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United Nations meeting adopts migration pact despite withdrawals

A United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from around 150 countries in Morocco on Monday, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.

Gianni Infantino: FIFA to decide on 48-team World Cup in March 2019

FIFA President Gianni Infantino reveals the final decision on 48-team format for Qatar World Cup will be made in Miami next March

Yemi Osinbajo: Grand corruption Nigeria’s greatest problem

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the problem with Nigeria is not about resources or planning, but the poor management of resources in the past
Ricky Sbragia

Ricky Sbragia: Europe more important than league campaign for Manchester United

Manchester United’s under-23s manager Ricky Sbragia admits his side’s league campaign means nothing compared to the UEFA Youth League campaign
Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on December 8, 2018. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) /

Liverpool turn to Mo Salah to summon Steven Gerrard’s spirit for Napoli showdown

Liverpool must again rely on fortress Anfield to inflict Napoli’s first Champions League defeat of the season if they are to avoid the disappointment of a group stage exit just over six months since appearing in last season’s final
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River Plate beat Boca Juniors to snatch Copa Libertadores glory in Madrid

River Plate battle back to beat arch Argentine rivals Boca Juniors 3-1 in extra-time in an unforgettable and unique Copa Libertadores final match second leg played in Madrid

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455 Amnesty beneficiaries undergoing vocational training

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Federal government to auction N70 billion bonds

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Dortmund’s players react after the German first division Bundesliga football match Schalke 04 vs Borussia Dortmund on December 8, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen. (Photo by Patrik STOLLARZ - AFP) -

Borussia Dortmund hope to avoid Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in last 16

Borussia Dortmund is hoping to avoid ex-coach Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool when the last 16 of the Champions League is drawn on Monday.
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CIA chief Gina Haspel to brief US House leadership on Jamal Khashoggi case

CIA Director Gina Haspel is set to give a classified briefing to leaders of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday on the what the intelligence agency knows about the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Bayelsa government declares balance surplus of N18.564 billion for October

Gboribiogha Jonah, the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, has disclosed that the state government recorded a balance surplus of N18.564billion as at October 31, 2018.