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Victor Obinna chose Cape Town City over Europe

Nigeria's Victor Obinna has said he rejected offers from European clubs to join the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Cape Town City.

Ceballos scores twice as Real Madrid beat Alaves

Dani Ceballos scored twice on his first league start for Real Madrid as they beat struggling Alaves.

‘Bring home the bacon,’ Merkel tells voters on eve of poll

Chancellor Angela Merkel and her rival Martin Schulz rallied voters on the eve of Sunday's vote, urging Germans to shun the first hard-right party expected to enter parliament in force since the end of World War II.

US, North Korea in ‘kindergarden fight’ – Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday described the rhetoric between leaders of the United States and North Korea as a “kindergarden fight between children” and urged calm.

Man United, Liverpool fans face visible police presence in Moscow

Manchester United and Liverpool supporters travelling to Moscow for their teams’ Champions League matches next week have been advised to expect a “visible police presence” amid fears of violence.

League Cup is a waste of energy – Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has called the League Cup “a waste of energy” as the Manchester City manager joined old rival Jose Mourinho in questioning the worth of the competition.

EU agrees on new sanctions against North Korea

The EU agreed Thursday on new sanctions against North Korea, diplomatic sources told AFP, as the international community steps up efforts to punish the pariah state for its nuclear weapons programme.

Aguero back from brink to become City icon

On the verge of becoming Manchester City's all-time leading scorer, Sergio Aguero has won over Pep Guardiola to reestablish himself as one of the world's most feared strikers.

Barca defend Catalonia on referendum

Barcelona condemned a crackdown on Catalonia’s right to self-determination after 13 regional government officials were detained on Wednesday as tensions rise ahead of an October 1 referendum on independence for the region, AFP reports.

Twitter removed 299,649 accounts tied to terrorism in the first half of 2017

Twitter Inc said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for the “promotion of terrorism” earlier rather than responding to government requests to close them down.

Liverpool wanted £178m for Coutinho – Barca president

Liverpool would only sell Philippe Coutinho for 200m euros (£178m) this summer which priced Barcelona out of a deal, according to Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Turkey summons German ambassador as tensions mount

Turkey summoned Germany’s ambassador to its foreign ministry on Monday, Berlin said, amid a mounting row between the two NATO powers.

Bale strikes in vital Madrid win at Sociedad

Gareth Bale responded in style to his critics with a fine finish as Real Madrid got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

US says no change in plan to quit Paris climate deal

The United States has refuted reports that it was softening its stance on the Paris climate accord, insisting that Washington will still withdraw from the agreement unless it can re-enter on more favourable terms.

PSG’s ‘MCN’ turn focus back to domestic action

Paris Saint-Germain and their fearsome attacking trio of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani host Lyon on Sunday looking to make it six successive wins to kick off the Ligue 1 season.

UEFA charges Arsenal and Cologne over incidents at Emirates

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Arsenal and Cologne following incidents at the Europa League match at The Emirates on Thursday.

Football clubs spend $4.71bn in transfer window – FIFA

The close-season transfer window saw $4.71 billion (3.96 billion euros) spent worldwide, over three quarters of which were from the top five European leagues, FIFA announced on Thursday.

Man City’s Stones ‘must win duels’ to become world-class

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hailed his two-goal Champions League hero John Stones -- but warned he has some way to go before he can be called world-class.

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South East governors reject Miyetti Allah’s vigilance plan

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Central bank: One million farmers benefit from anchor borrowers scheme

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The Ethiopian army brigadier general accused of leading a failed coup against a regional government has been killed in a firefight with the security forces, a spokesman for the Ethiopian prime minister’s office has said.

Ethiopia coup mastermind killed

General Asamnew Tsige, accused of trying to seize control of Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region has been killed, a senior government official said, and a number of other plotters have been arrested.
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Gombe emir appointed state Amirul Hajj

The Gombe State Governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya has appointed the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III as Amirul Hajj and Head of state’s delegation for the 2019 hajj team.

Ahmed Mirwa emerges speaker of Yobe assembly

Mirwa was elected unopposed by the 22 lawmakers shortly after the inauguration of the assembly by the clerk, Mr Ishiaku Muhammed in Damaturu.