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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

NIS: Foreigners embracing presidential amnesty on e-registration

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says foreigners in the country are turning up en mass for registration in line with the six months amnesty granted to them by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Willian’s deflected volley rises and loops over the Lille goalkeeper for Chelsea’s second goal. Kieran McManus-BPI-Shutterstock

Willian grabs Chelsea winner as Lampard hails impact of young stars

Willian’s brilliant late strike gave Chelsea a precious 2-1 win away to Lille on Wednesday that they will hope kickstarts their Champions League campaign, but it was the young stars in Frank Lampard’s side who stole the show again.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

A coalition of US states unveiled on Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook, the first of what is expected to be a wave of action against dominant technology firms.
Isco

Real Madrid injury woes continue as Isco gets hamstring strain

Real Madrid have confirmed that Isco has picked up a hamstring injury following their 1-1 draw with Real Valladolid at the weekend.

Security guard tortured to death for ‘stealing jewellery’

A security guard at a residence on Gabriel Okoyi Street, Ikate-Lekki, Springbay Estate, Lagos State, Bitrus Peter, has died from injuries he reportedly sustained in the hands of two naval ratings.

Chelsea’s David Luiz replacement Fikayo Tomori set for new contract

Fikayo Tomori will enter contract talks with Chelsea as he is set to replace David Luiz following the Brazilian defender's £8 million move to Arsenal on deadline day.
Robert Lewandowski has urged Bayern Munich to make three new signings as he vented his frustrations at a lack of arrivals at the Bundesliga champions.

Robert Lewandowski rants about Bayern Munich’s lack of signings

Robert Lewandowski has urged Bayern Munich to make three new signings as he vented his frustrations at a lack of arrivals at the Bundesliga champions.
James Rodriguez has to find a way out of Real Madrid this summer, says Carlos Valderrama, as Zinedine Zidane has made it abundantly clear that he “doesn’t want him”.

Real Madrid, Napoli agree on loan move for Los Blancos star

Real Madrid and Napoli have agreed on a loan move for James Rodriguez, according to the report.
James Rodriguez has to find a way out of Real Madrid this summer, says Carlos Valderrama, as Zinedine Zidane has made it abundantly clear that he “doesn’t want him”.

Carlos Valderrama: James Rodriguez has to leave Real because of Zinedine Zidane

James Rodriguez has to find a way out of Real Madrid this summer, says Carlos Valderrama, as Zinedine Zidane has made it abundantly clear that he “doesn’t want him”.
Romelu Lukaku

Aurelio De Laurentiis: Napoli have discussed Romelu Lukaku transfer

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed he has discussed the possibility of signing Romelu Lukaku, but put talk of a bid being made down to a ploy to drive up the Manchester United striker's valuation.
Carlo Ancelotti still believes in Napoli's squad as he backed his players after their Europa League defeat to Arsenal.

Carlo Ancelotti: Napoli still negotiating James Rodriguez transfer

Carlo Ancelotti said Napoli are still negotiating a deal to prise James Rodriguez from Real Madrid as Atletico Madrid reportedly circle.
Real Madrid are refusing to let playmaker James Rodriguez leave the club on loan this season, instead holding out for a permanent deal amid interest from Napoli.

Napoli wait for Real Madrid to lower James Rodriguez valuation

James Rodriguez's potential move to Napoli is being held up by Real Madrid's unreasonable asking price, according to Partenopei president Aurelio De Laurentiis.
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has ruled out a buy-to-sell move for James Rodriguez this summer, stating that the club are not in the human trafficking business.

James Rodriguez: I still don’t know where I’ll go

James Rodriguez admits he does not know where he will be playing club football next season but insists he is fully focused on Colombia's Copa America campaign.
Real Madrid are refusing to let playmaker James Rodriguez leave the club on loan this season, instead holding out for a permanent deal amid interest from Napoli.

Real Madrid refuse to let James Rodriguez leave on loan as Napoli talks continue

Real Madrid are refusing to let playmaker James Rodriguez leave the club on loan this season, instead holding out for a permanent deal amid interest from Napoli.
Manchester United are the new favourites to sign Swansea winger Daniel James, just five months after his move to Leeds fell through at the last minute.

Manchester United complete signing of Wales winger Daniel James

Manchester United have tied up the signing of Daniel James from Swansea, both clubs announced on Wednesday, with the 21-year-old Wales winger becoming manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing at Old Trafford.
Manchester United are the new favourites to sign Swansea winger Daniel James, just five months after his move to Leeds fell through at the last minute.

Manchester United new favourites to sign ‘the next Ryan Giggs’

Manchester United are the new favourites to sign Swansea winger Daniel James, just five months after his move to Leeds fell through at the last minute.
Adewale Olufade

Caf to consider appeal from The Gambia over Adewale Olufade eligibility

The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has confirmed that the Confederation of African Football (Caf) will consider an appeal from over the eligibility of Togo's Adewale Olufade.

Satguru Maharaj Ji: Foreign names not ideal for Africans

Leader of the One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has proclaimed that the best way to have enduring peace in Africa is for its peoples to drop foreign names and revert to their indigenous names.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’