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Iyad al-Halaq, 32, was on his way to volunteer at a special needs school on May 30, 2020, when police chased and killed him.

Israeli policeman charged with manslaughter of autistic Palestinian

An Israeli policeman has been charged with manslaughter in the killing of an autistic Palestinian man in Jerusalem a year ago, the Justice Ministry said Thursday, in an incident that sparked protests and widespread condemnation.
A football fan is in hospital with serious injuries after falling from a Wembley stand during England’s win over Croatia.

Wembley: Fan with serious injuries ‘rushed’ to hospital after falling from stand

A football fan is in hospital with serious injuries after falling from a Wembley stand during England’s win over Croatia.
Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe and Steve Mandanda have been recalled to France's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey, but Paul Pogba is out through injury.

Paul Pogba plays down Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud row

Paul Pogba has played down the apparent tension in the France camp this week, particularly between Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe.

PDP chieftain: Nigeria democracy collapsing under President Buhari

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and Patron of Professionals in PDP, Plateau State, Nde Isaac Wadak, said democracy in Nigeria has collapsed under the nose of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Sadiq Umar was on target for Partizan Belgrade in their 2 – 1 victory over Backa Backa Palanka in Monday’s Serbian pro league game.

Sadiq Umar refuses to shut door on potential departure from lower league

Almeria star, Umar Sadiq, has refused to shut the door on a potential departure from the lower league side after their La Liga dreams faded at the playoff stages.
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante says the Blues will go all out for a win in Thursday’s Premier League clash against Liverpool at Anfield.

Arsene Wenger: Why N’Golo Kante is Europe’s best midfielder

The 30-year-old won Man of the Match in both legs of the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid, as well as the final against Manchester City. His performances have led to calls for him to win the Ballon d’Or.
Moses Simon has celebrated Nantes’ relegation escape after they edged out Ligue 2 side Toulose over two legs in the promotion play-off.

Moses Simon celebrates Nantes relegation escape

Moses Simon has celebrated Nantes’ relegation escape after they edged out Ligue 2 side Toulose over two legs in the promotion play-off.

Afe Babalola urges governments to review monthly salary, appointment process of judges

Legal icon, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) has advised the Federal and state governments to improve on the current salaries of judicial officers, especially judges, so as to guarantee commitment and fairness in the handling of cases.
22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

Group urges President Buhari to suspend NDDC forensic audit

The South South Reawakening Group, has called for the immediate suspension of the ongoing forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), describing it as a “circus of corruption”.
Chelsea are on top of the world after their Champions League triumph over Manchester City, according to Mason Mount.

Sunday Oliseh: Chelsea ‘extremely deserving’ of Champions League trophy

Former Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has lavished praise on Chelsea following their 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Uefa Champions League final on Saturday.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

APC, PDP on collision course in Ebonyi

It appears that the All Progressives Congress and the People’s Democratic Party are both on a collision course in Ebonyi State over the alleged abduction of a lawyer and former Coordinator of the Amuagata Development Centre in Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state, Amos Ogbonnaya.
Thiago Silva revelled in Chelsea's Champions League success on Saturday night while claiming that he was always unfairly made the scapegoat for his former club Paris Saint-Germain.

Champions League: Thiago Silva revels in Chelsea’s success after ‘pressure’ at Paris Saint-Germain

Thiago Silva revelled in Chelsea's Champions League success on Saturday night while claiming that he was always unfairly made the scapegoat for his former club Paris Saint-Germain.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin can see “no way” that Liverpool could finish the season without the Premier League title.

UEFA president: Super League project won’t be put on the table for at least...

Twelve leading European sides announced their intention to form the Super League last month, only for the project to collapse within 48 hours amid protests from across the football world.
Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has told Real Madrid he’s willing to wait for Zinedine Zidane to leave the job.

Tottenham make contact with Mauricio Pochettino to bring coach back

Tottenham have made initial contact to bring Mauricio Pochettino back to the club as a manager after sacking him just 18 months ago, Goal can confirm.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United’s win over Wolves is a “big step forward” after they moved two points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Europa final: Manchester United seek to end four-year trophy drought

Manchester United will hope to end their four-year trophy drought, when they take on Spanish side Villarreal in today’s final of the UEFA Europa League in Gdańsk, Poland.
Enyimba goalkeeper John Noble is unhappy the People’s Elephant crashed out of contention in the CAF Confederation Cup.

CAFCC: Why we lost to Pyramids – Enyimba goalkeeper

Enyimba goalkeeper John Noble is unhappy the People’s Elephant crashed out of contention in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Harry Kane has won the Premier League Golden Boot for the third time, with the Tottenham striker notching 23 goals for the season.

Harry Kane wins Premier League Golden Boot for a third time to match Alan...

Harry Kane has won the Premier League Golden Boot for the third time, with the Tottenham striker notching 23 goals for the season.
Arsenal’s sensational left-footed player, Nicolas Pepe, netted a final day brace to give the north London English Premier League side a 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion as they ended the season with five straight wins but their late resurgence was not enough to capture an Europa Conference League position.

Arsenal’s 2-0 win too late for Europa qualification

Arsenal’s sensational left-footed player, Nicolas Pepe, netted a final day brace to give the north London English Premier League side a 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion as they ended the season with five straight wins but their late resurgence was not enough to capture an Europa Conference League position.

Missing community leader found dead in Warri river

The corpse of a missing leader of Igbudu community in Warri, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, Victor Onotata Midehire Oghenevwede (alias Ogbogbo) has been found floating in a Warri river.
Villarreal coach Javi Calleja has heaped praises on Nigerian international, Samuel Chukwueze, and his teammates following their hard-fought win over Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Finidi George: Samuel Chukwueze can adapt to any top club in Europe

Former Nigerian winger George Finidi has disclosed that Super Eagles star Samuel Chukwueze has what it takes to succeed in any top club in Europe.

Javi Martinez ‘open to all directions’ when he leaves Bayern Munich

Javi Martinez has insisted that he will be "open to all directions" after his Bayern Munich departure at the end of the season.
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Catholic bishops: Every part of Nigeria is bleeding

The Catholic Bishops of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province weekend, rose from an emergency meeting in Owerri, expressing deep worry that every part of the country is bleeding, as the level of insecurity escalates.

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Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

In an effort to decongest correctional centres, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on Thursday held a plea bargain session for some inmates at...

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The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN election committee ready to conduct credible polls – chair

The Electoral Committee Chairman, Prince Jambright B.T Sumanu said his committee is ready to conduct a credible 2021 Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) election in Kebbi state.
Zambia's President Edgar Lungu has ordered a reshuffle of the southern African country's top police brass to facilitate a probe into the killing of two protesters last week, his spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Zambian court throws out second challenge to president’s re-election bid

Zambia’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that President Edgar Lungu can stand for re-election in August, throwing out a second opposition challenge to his eligibility on the basis of the constitutional two-term limit.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, a veteran broadcaster, as the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

President Buhari appoints new NBC chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, a veteran broadcaster, as the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
Kasper Schmeichel has offered an encouraging update on Christian Eriksen while criticising UEFA's decision to restart Denmark's clash with Finland.

Kasper Schmeichel offers encouraging update Christian Eriksen

Kasper Schmeichel has offered an encouraging update on Christian Eriksen while criticising UEFA's decision to restart Denmark's clash with Finland.
A Zenith Bank logo is seen on a sign on top of the bank in Freetown, Sierra Leone August 19, 2017. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zenith Bank emerges best corporate governance financial services in Africa 2021

Zenith Bank Plc has been named as the Best Corporate Governance ‘Financial Services’ Africa 2021 by the Ethical Boardroom for the second consecutive year.