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Senegal court refuses release of former Chad president Habré

The Senegalese judiciary has refused a request for the release of former Chadian president Hissène Habré, sentenced to life imprisonment by an African court in Dakar for crimes against humanity, his lawyers said on Sunday.
FILE PHOTO - Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the board of trustees of the Russian Geographical Society via a video conference call in Moscow, Russia April 14, 2021. Sputnik-Alexei Druzhinin-Kremlin via REUTERS

Russia says it will retaliate hard against Czechs over diplomat expulsions

Russia said on Sunday Czech accusations that Russian spy services were behind an explosion in an ammunition depot were unfounded and absurd and it would retaliate for Prague’s expulsion of 18 Russian embassy staff.
Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu was on taget again for KRC Genk in their Belgian jupiler league clash with Waasland-Beveren on Sunday.

Genk director: Paul Onuachu will be record outgoing transfer

Genk sports director has said the Belgian club believe they will post their biggest outgoing transfer with the sale of Paul Onuachu.
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made their first move to sign highly-rated Anderlecht Nigerian winger Paul Mukairu this summer.

Anderlecht want Paul Mukairu on permanent deal

Anderlecht have reportedly made a decision about Paul Mukairu and that is to keep the Nigerian player as the Belgian giants see him as their top striker in the nearest future.
If Zinedine Zidane and his charges make it to the final of the competition, they will land 15 million euros, with the winner of that game taking home a further 19 million euros.

Real Madrid close in €100 million from Champions League campaign

With Los Blancos getting to the semi-finals of the Champions League – an outcome many wouldn’t have predicted after their poor start to the campaign – they now stand to potentially make as much as 100 million euros in revenue from the competition.
Paris Saint-Germain were revelling in the joy of knocking holders Bayern Munich out of the Champions League in midweek when Neymar offered more cause for celebration.

Paris Saint-Germain wait for Neymar to sign contract extension

Paris Saint-Germain were revelling in the joy of knocking holders Bayern Munich out of the Champions League in midweek when Neymar offered more cause for celebration.
Chelsea are making a frantic effort to replace Tammy Abraham with the Bundesliga and Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland.

Erling Haaland’s wage demands make his transfer impossible

Sources close to Goal have revealed in a recent report, that Erling Haaland’s astronomical wage demands will most likely drive off potential suitors this transfer window. His move to Barcelona is now looking increasingly improbable, as is a transfer to rivals Real Madrid.

Somalia condemns ‘threats’ from foreign allies

Somalia has accused some of its foreign backers of undermining its sovereignty after the embattled government was threatened with sanctions over a decision to extend its mandate by two years.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard to push on and earn back his place in the England squad after his goalscoring start to life at West Ham.

Jesse Lingard undecided on Manchester United future

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Jesse Lingard will be welcomed back to Manchester United this summer but Goal reports the England international is undecided whether he wants to return.

JUSUN strike stalls ‘kidnap kingpin’ Evans trial – lawyer

Mr Victor Okpara, the defence counsel of Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans has said the ongoing strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has stalled the trial of his client.
Jorginho is planning to spend “at least another four years” at Chelsea, claims his representative Joao Santos.

Chelsea star Jorginho makes Napoli return admission

Jorginho has revealed that he intends to return to Napoli “one day”, but the Italy international insists Chelsea will continue to get his full commitment for the foreseeable future.
Kai Havertz's talent is unquestionable, according to ex-Chelsea star Joe Cole, who thinks the £70 million ($97m) midfielder has been subjected to a lot of unfair criticism at the start of his Stamford Bridge career.

Porto coach: Our most expensive player cost 10 times less than Chelsea’s Kai Havertz

Porto coach Sergio Conceicao is eager to talk up their underdog status facing Chelsea.
Germany’s Coach Joachim Loew answers journalists’ questions before the UEFA Nations League football match between Germany and Spain in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on September 3, 2020. (Photo by Thomas KIENZLE - AFP)

German FA: Joachim Loew to remain in charge at Euro 2020

Joachim Loew will remain Germany coach at Euro 2020 despite last week’s latest humiliating defeat, the president of the German FA (DFB) declared on Tuesday.
Under the programme employees will get the same salaries despite putting in fewer hours [File: Paul Hanna/Bloomberg]

Spain to see if workweek can be four days without harming economy

Spain is about to ask hundreds of companies to join in one of the biggest-ever tests of whether a four-day workweek can be implemented without harming the economy.
Although Tottenham are planning to make it very difficult for anyone to sign Harry Kane, Barcelona have got him a back up option if they are unable to get Erling Haaland. This is according to 'Marca'.

Barcelona studying harry Kane option as back up to Erling Haaland

Although Tottenham are planning to make it very difficult for anyone to sign Harry Kane, Barcelona have got him a back up option if they are unable to get Erling Haaland. This is according to 'Marca'.
2. People dance at Barceloneta beach, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Barcelona, Spain April 2, 2021. REUTERS-Nacho Doce

Beach partygoers in Barcelona defy coronavirus restrictions

Dozens of partygoers danced on Friday on a popular beach near central Barcelona, some without wearing masks or observing social distancing in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions, police said on Saturday
Jurgen Klopp has challenged Liverpool to salvage their troubled Premier League season with a late bid to finish in the top four.

Liverpool boss urges team to make late top four bid

Jurgen Klopp has challenged Liverpool to salvage their troubled Premier League season with a late bid to finish in the top four.
The captain’s armband that Cristiano Ronaldo flung to the ground in disgust after Portugal were denied an injury-time winner against Serbia was sold at a charity auction for 64,000 euros ($75,000) to an anonymous bidder.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s castaway armband raises 64,000 euros at charity auction

The captain’s armband that Cristiano Ronaldo flung to the ground in disgust after Portugal were denied an injury-time winner against Serbia was sold at a charity auction for 64,000 euros ($75,000) to an anonymous bidder.
England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed he is taking part in a research project looking at possible links between football and dementia.

England boss rejects calls for expanded squads

Gareth Southgate has rejected proposals to have expanded squads at the European Championships.
French President Emmanuel Macron is seen on a screen as he addresses the nation about the state of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak as a fast-spreading third wave of COVID-19 infections threatens to over-run hospitals in France, March 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

New coronavirus restrictions to impact French growth – minister

New COVID-19 restrictions in France will impact economic growth this year but it is too early to say by how much, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday
Tunisian-French rapper Swagg Man, known for the Louis Vuitton logos tattooed on his head, has been sentenced to five years in jail for fraud and money laundering, the judiciary said Tuesday.

Tunisian-French rapper Swagg Man sentenced to three years imprisonment

Tunisian-French rapper Swagg Man, known for the Louis Vuitton logos tattooed on his head, has been sentenced to five years in jail for fraud and money laundering, the judiciary said Tuesday.
European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson speaks during a joint news conference with Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi, in the city of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, March 29, 2021. REUTERS-Elias Marcou

EU official urges Greece to investigate asylum-seeker pushbacks

Greece “can do more” to investigate allegations that it is pushing asylum-seekers, including children, back to Turkey, the European Union’s top migration official said on Monday.

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Cape Verde Prime Minister Jose Ulisses Correia e Silva addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 22, 2017. REUTERS-Shannon Stapleton

Cape Verde’s ruling party maintains majority in parliamentary elections

Cape Verde’s ruling party has maintained its majority following a parliamentary election despite criticism from the opposition over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economy, partial results showed on Monday,
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed the partnership between Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy as a real threat to their oppositions.

Leicester City boss: Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy combination a real threat

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed the partnership between Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy as a "real threat" to their oppositions.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Mai Tangale crisis: Gombe governor inaugurates commission of inquiry

Following the violent crisis that engulfed Billiri town in Gombe State between February 17 and 20, 2021 over the Mai Tangale stool tussle, leading to loss of lives and property, the Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, on Monday, inaugurated an 11-man Commission of Inquiry to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the crisis with a view to preventing future occurrence.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, in her goodwill message yesterday during the commemoration of the “2021 International Women’s Day National Policy Dialogue,” noted that through the implementation of Finance Acts 2019 and 2020, the federal government is providing tax relief and other forms of support to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), many of which are owned by women.

Minister: Nigerian government rejected governors’ request to borrow from central bank for March shortfall

The federal government turned down a request by state governors to borrow from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to augment the N50 billion federation account allocation committee (FAAC) shortfall in March.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

GOC charges soldiers to be combat ready

Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, the General Officer Commanding, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, has charged soldiers to be combat ready and maintain physical fitness.

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Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset has explained his reason for handing Samuel Kalu a starting berth in the the club’s 1-0 away win against Stade Rennes on Friday.

Bordeaux boss: Samuel Kalu won’t be rushed back from injury

Samuel Kalu will not be rushed back into action from injury according to Bordeaux boss Jean-Louis Gasset.
The Governor who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat added that the present supply of fish and other seafood products in the State was insufficient to meet the fish and seafood demands of Lagosians hence the need to have a private sector driven aquaculture centre.

Lagos deputy governor: Tribalism makes it difficult to tackle insecurity

Obafemi Hamzat, deputy governor of Lagos state, says tribalism has contributed to the state of insecurity in the nation.

Former MILAD Ahmed Usman passes on

Colonel Ahmed Usman, one time Military Administrator (MILAD) of Oyo and Ondo State, reportedly died around 3.00am today, Wednesday, 14 April, in Jos, the Plateau State capital, during an illness.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has taken to Twitter to condemn plans for the Premier League Big Six to be part of the formation of a European super league.

British premier condemns European Super League plans

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has taken to Twitter to condemn plans for the Premier League Big Six to be part of the formation of a European super league.
AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as Founding Clubs. It is anticipated that a further three clubs will join ahead of the inaugural season, which is intended to commence as soon as practicable.

12 top European clubs announce new Super League tournament

Despite threat from UEFA and FIFA, 12 leading European clubs have gone ahead to announce the establishment of the Super League.