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Former Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba was evasive when asked about his ambition to run as president of the Ivorian Football Federation (IFF).

Chelsea legend eyes top Ivorian FA job

Chelsea legend and former Cote d’Ivoire captain, Didier Drogba, is favourable to secure the top job of his country’s football body.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks to members of Britain’s military during a reception for the Armed Forces inside 10 Downing Street in Central London on September 18, 2019. John NGUYEN - POOL - AFP

Official: Britain will not name EU commissioner ahead of election

The British government has informed the European Union that it does not plan to nominate an EU commissioner ahead of a general election next month.
Evo Morales, who resigned as Bolivia’s president Sunday after losing the support of the army and police, has said there is now a warrant for his arrest.

Evo Morales’s topsy-turvy flight into exile

Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales jetted off to exile in Mexico Tuesday in a bizarre flight full of detours that traced the shifting political map of a Latin America racked by crises.
French President Emmanuel Macron - AFP PHOTO - POOL - YOAN VALAT

French government faces backlash after student sets himself on fire

The French government on Wednesday attempted to defuse the anger caused by the attempted suicide of a student who set himself alight to protest the hardship he faced.
Manchester United have priority access to re-signing Memphis Depay, Lyon sporting director Juninho has confirmed.

Juninho: Manchester United have first option on Memphis Depay deal

Manchester United have priority access to re-signing Memphis Depay, Lyon sporting director Juninho has confirmed.
Russian historian and professor Oleg Sokolov, who is accused of murdering his girl friend and former student, is escorted inside a court building in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Nov. 11, 2019.

Russia charges famed historian with murder after lover’s severed arms found in bag

A Russian court on Monday charged a distinguished historian known for re-enacting Napoleonic battle scenes with the murder of his partner after he was found in a river with a rucksack containing her severed arms.
England midfielder Keira Walsh has revealed how their relentless boss Phil Neville is continually striving for more from his side.

Czech friendly: Fear grips Three Lioness coach

England Women head coach Phil Neville is battling with fears after four of his key plays pulled out ahead of Tuesday’s friendly against Czech Republic.
Protesters hold banners reading “All to La Jonquera” as they block the AP-7 highway at the Spanish-French border in La Jonquera northern Spain, on November 11, 2019 during an action called by Tsunami Democratic movement for civil disobedience actions. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Catalan separatists block Spain-France highway

Catalan separatist activists blocked traffic on Monday on a motorway linking Spain and France, in a fresh protest against the sentencing last month of nine of their leaders to lengthy jail terms.
Under-fire Arsenal boss Unai Emery has insisted that he has the full backing of the club's board despite a poor run of form leading to calls for the three-time Europa League-winning manager to be sacked.

Arsenal coach Unai Emery could ‘get out’ for either Jose Mourinho, Luis Enrique, Patrick...

Unai Emery could be Arsenal’s short-term serving manager in the modern era if the club management decides to heed yearnings of the fans chanting “EMERY OUT!”
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles to arrive in Nigeria today

Super Eagles players are expected to arrive in Nigeria on Monday (today) ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Benin Republic in Uyo.
Oscar-winner Roman Polanski is considering taking legal action against a French newspaper that published allegations from a former actress that the acclaimed director raped her, his lawyer said Sunday.

Roman Polanski mulls legal riposte to France rape claim

Oscar-winner Roman Polanski is considering taking legal action against a French newspaper that published allegations from a former actress that the acclaimed director raped her, his lawyer said Sunday.
France’s Caroline Garcia (R) talks with Kristina Mladenovic during the doubles match against Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur of Australia in the Fed Cup final tennis competition between Australia and France in Perth on November 10, 2019. Tony Ashby / AFP

France crush Australian dreams to win Fed Cup final

A jubilant Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia led France to its first Fed Cup title since 2003 on Sunday, winning a deciding doubles rubber to crush Australian dreams 3-2.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has told Paris Saint-Germain that he will not be silenced when it comes to speaking of Kylian Mbappe.

Zinedine Zidane hits back at PSG director Leonardo over Kylian Mbappe

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has told Paris Saint-Germain that he will not be silenced when it comes to speaking of Kylian Mbappe.
Iran Oil and Gas

Iran says oil field found with 53 billion barrels

Iran has discovered a new oil field containing 53 billion barrels of crude, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday, a find that would increase Iran's proven reserves by over a third.
Nigeria may face another $2.3bn fine in arbitration in France over an alleged breach of contract on Mambilla Hydroelectric project.

China: We won’t fund Mambilla power until Nigeria settles legal dispute

The Chinese government has asked Nigeria to settle the legal dispute over the $5.8 billion Mambilla power failing which it would not provide the funds for the project.
Murder victim Anastasia Yeschenko with Professor Oleg Sokolov, who is suspected of killing his young lover (VK.com)

Russian historian dismembers 24-year old lover

A prominent Saint Petersburg-based Napoleon expert has confessed to murdering his young lover and former student and dismembering her body in a grisly crime that sent shock waves across Russia.
Thomas Dennerby

Ex-Super Falcons coach appointed India’s women U17s coach

Former Super Falcons head coach Thomas Dennerby was on Saturday appointed head coach of the Indian U-17 women’s team.
Karim Benzema spared Real Madrid's blushes with a match-winning brace in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Eibar at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Zinedine Zidane wants Karim Benzema to play for France

Zinedine Zidane has said Karim Benzema deserves to be recalled for France after the striker’s absence from the national team continued.

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Why LASU is introducing 2-stream undergraduate programmes – vice chancellor

The second stream undergraduate programme of the Lagos State University (LASU) was introduced to help deepen entrepreneurship skill of students of the institution, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, has said.

Improving integrity of elections critical to democratic growth – ex-INEC chief

Prof. Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says that improving the integrity of elections is key to democratic development of any nation,
Nigeria’s D’Tigress will now face hosts Mozambique in the FIBA women’s basketball Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers.

D’Tigress to play host Mozambique in the semi-final of FIBA Olympic qualifiers

Nigeria was scheduled to play DR Congo on Thursday, but tiny African Nations pulled out of the qualifiers due to a lack of funds.
CHAN Eagles Head Coach Imama Amapakabo said his team showed improvements after two poor outings against Togo in recent weeks, but also admits they could have done better on Saturday to get the result.

Imama Amapakabo: AFCON U23 Group B still open

Olympic Eagles coach Imama Amapakabo has said that the second game results in Group B of the ongoing U-23 Africa Cup of Nations have thrown the group open with all the four teams still in contention for semi-final tickets.
An Air Peace flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos experienced a hard landing which caused a tyre burst and damage to the aircraft’s nose wheel at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja Lagos. The aircraft with 133 passengers and six crew members after making emergency landing reportedly veered off the runway on 18R. Photo: Abdullateef Aliyu, Lagos 23/7/19

Accident bureau releases report on incidents involving Air Peace aircrafts

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has released the preliminary reports on the incidents involving three aircraft, two B737-300s with tail number 5N-BUK and 5N-BQO and a B737-500 with registration 5N-BRN owned and operated by Air Peace and has issued safety recommendations.