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Atletico Madrid bid to erase pain of finals past in Marseille showdown

After painful defeats in recent continental finals, Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid are determined to justify their status as favourites in Wednesday's Europa League showpiece against Marseille in Lyon.

Neymar named in Brazil’s 23-man World Cup squad

Brazil have named injured Paris St-Germain forward Neymar in their 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia.

Liverpool, without Philippe Coutinho, out to halt Manchester City march

The form table suggests Liverpool have realistic hopes of disrupting Manchester City’s waltz towards the Premier League title when they meet on Sunday, although they must quickly learn how to cope without Philippe Coutinho.

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Donald Trump threatens 20% tariff on all European cars

Donald Trump has threatened a 20% tariff on all European cars if the EU does not remove trade barriers introduced on Friday.

Rice farmers laud federal government’s plans to close border to stem rice imports

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), on Friday, commended Federal Government for its plans to close Nigeria’s border with a neighbouring country to stop rice importation through the land borders.

Sales assistant disappears with employer’s N3 million jerseys

A 20-year-old sales assistant, Nnamdi Mbanefo, was on Friday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing his employer’s jerseys valued at N3 million.
An OPEC branded flag sits on a table ahead of the 169th Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria. | Akos Stiller | Bloomberg via Getty Images

OPEC agrees ouput rise of ‘about’ 1 million barrels

OPEC members have agreed on a combined increase in crude oil output of one million barrels per day, the oil minister of the cartel's kingpin Saudi Arabia said Friday.

NDDC urges public to disregard ‘malicious’ campaign

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has called on the public to disregard a statement credited to an unnamed Non-Governmental Organisation over some of the commission’s projects.