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Sep 7, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain faces Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in a men's semi-final match on day twelve of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY SPORTS

Rafael Nadal still untroubled atop ATP rankings

Spain's Rafael Nadal maintained his comfortable lead in the latest ATP tennis rankings released on Monday ahead of second-placed Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in third place.
Nigeria's acting finance minister Zainab Ahmed addressing a press conference in Abuja....Twitter-ZShamsuna

Finance minister seeks probe of bank chiefs

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has expressed serious concerns over the rising incidence of non-performing loans (NPLs) in deposit money banks (DMBs) in the country.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed wants investigation, prosecution of bank chiefs over non-performing loans

The Supervising Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, on Friday expressed serious concerns over the rising incidence of non-performing loans (NPLs) in deposit money banks (DMBs) in the country.
Leroy Sane - Germany

Ilkay Gundogan out, Leroy Sane in as Joachim Loew names Germany squad

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan was left out as Germany coach Joachim Loew named a 23-man squad for upcoming Nations League matches against the Netherlands and France.
(L-R) Arsenal's Spanish defender Hector Bellerin, Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka and Arsenal's English striker Danny Welbeck celebrate their first goal an own goal scored by Watford's Northern Irish defender Craig Cathcart during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Watford at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS /

Arsenal out to maintain winning run on long Europa League trip

Unai Emery's Arsenal are looking to keep up their winning run when they make their longest ever journey for a competitive game to face Qarabag in Azerbaijan in the Europa League on Thursday.

Nicolas Otamendi returns but Argentina leave out Lionel Messi again

Manchester City center-back Nicolas Otamendi was recalled to the Argentina squad on Friday but as expected, Lionel Messi was left out of the group due to play arch-rivals Brazil in Saudi Arabia.
Europa League

Europa League: Arsenal drawn with Sporting Lisbon

The complete draw for the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League group stage, made in Monaco on Friday.
Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi

Mikel Obi to miss Cup of Nations qualifier

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel will miss his side’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Seychelles next month, but coach Gernot Rohr still named 16 World Cup players in his squad on Friday.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Six new signings to watch in Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus has injected an air of expectation into the Italian championship not felt in decades while spending has smashed the one billion euro mark with more than a day still to go before the transfer window closes.
Olga Danilovic

Danilovic jumps 82 spots in WTA rankings

Serbian teenager Olga Danilovic jumped 82 places in the latest WTA rankings released Monday on the strength of her win Sunday in Moscow.
England manager Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate, Pep Guardiola, Didier Deschamps named on The Best FIFA Men’s Coach shortlist

England's Gareth Southgate, Manchester City's Pep Guardiola and Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp have been shortlisted for The Best FIFA Men's Coach of 2018.
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Simona Halep stays on top as Angelique Kerber and Venus Serena move up

Simona Halep retained the number one spot in the latest women’s rankings despite losing in the third round at Wimbledon, but below her the upsets at the grass-court major caused turmoil.
Rafa Nadal

Rafael Nadal holds onto top spot ahead of Wimbledon

Spain’s Rafael Nadal retained the top spot in the men’s ATP rankings in front of his old rival Roger Federer as Wimbledon kicks off on Monday.
Rafa Nadal

Rafael Nadal ousts Roger Federer to regain top spot

Spain’s Rafael Nadal regained the top spot in the men’s ATP rankings from old rival Roger Federer on Monday after the latter’s surprise final loss on the grass in Halle.
Simona Halep

Simona Halep still leads rankings while Elise Mertens moves up

With Wimbledon looming, Simona Halep, who was not in action last week, retained her comfortable lead the WTA rankings ahead of Carolina Wozniacki, who also did not play.
Senator Udoma Udo Udoma – Minister for Budget and National Planning

2018 Budget: Federal government to borrow N1.6 trillion to fund deficit – minister

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, says the Federal Government will borrow N1.6 trillion to finance part of the N9.12 trillion 2018 budget.

Report: N1.2 trillion cash backed for capital expenditure in 2016

The Fiscal Responsibility Commission says out of the N1.58 trillion allocated for capital expenditure in 2016, only N1.219 trillion was cash backed.

Experts: Budget cycle inconsistency hindering economic, development

Over the years, the nation’s budget cycle has been inconsistent without a definite pattern, giving room for speculations and poor implementation.

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Six people die in Bauchi auto crash

Six people have been confirmed dead in an unfortunate auto crash that occurred last Saturday at Sabuwar Gwaram village along Bauchi-Alkaleri road.
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Raheem Sterling dropped by England after Joe Gomez ‘disturbance’

Raheem Sterling will not play in England's European Qualifier against Montenegro on Thursday after a disturbance involving Liverpool's Joe Gomez at St George’s Park.
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Bankers unaware of reports defrauding Nigerians using Western Union

Some bankers said they were unaware of the alleged report that Nigerians are being defrauded through Western Union.
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Joint security: Operation Crocodile Smile IV undergo training

The 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Benin, Edo state, on Monday conducted a training exercise for operatives of security agencies participating in the Operation Crocodile Smile IV.
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Boeing expects to resume 737 Max commercial service green light in January

Boeing on Monday said it expects to resume deliveries of its grounded 737 Max planes as early as next month and that airlines could be able to restart commercial service in January, setting off the biggest rally in the company’s shares since June.