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Bayern’s players react after the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich in Leverkusen, western Germany, on February 2, 2019. (Photo by Patrik STOLLARZ - AFP) -

Six things we learned in European football this weekend

While Real Madrid are ominously finding form ahead of the return of the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain’s first Ligue 1 loss of the season will have encouraged their future European opponents Manchester United.
Ibrahim Shekarau

Ibrahim Shekarau: Owing pensioners is a crime

Former governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, has said that it is a crime for any government to owe pensioners who once sacrificed their lives to serve the nation.
Some of the drowned buffaloes. SERONDELA LODGE

Hundreds of buffaloes drown ‘fleeing lions’ in Botswana

Early investigations suggest the herd was being chased by lions and ran into the river, says Botswana authorities.

Gernot Rohr: Super Eagles in do or die against Libya

Nigeria will put her strongest foot forward right from kick off against Libya’s Mediterranean Knights in Saturday evening’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo.

Tim Cahill joins Indian Super League side Jamshedpur FC

Australia's record goalscorer Tim Cahill has signed for Indian Super League side Jamshedpur FC.
Gary Cahill

Jamie Vardy, Gary Cahill retire from England duty

Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill announced their intention to retire from international duty with England on Tuesday, although both did leave the door open to a return in emergency circumstances.
Henry Onyekuru celebrates his first goal for Galatasaray vs Valenciaer

Everton demand £22.5 million for Henry Onyekuru

Everton priced Galatasaray out of a buy-out option for Henry Onyekuru after slapping a £22.5m valuation on the forward according to the Fanatik.
Henry Onyekuru celebrates another goal for Galatasaray

Agent: Too late to cancel Henry Onyekuru’s loan deal

Everton striker Henry Onyekuru has been involved in a bizarre transfer story claiming Valencia are planning to sign the Nigeria international on a five-year deal despite him being on loan at Galatasaray.
Adnan Oktar

Court sentences Turkish televangelist, 150 followers, on sex abuse, fraud charges

Turkish Authorities jailed a Turkish Televangelist and 150 of his followers pending trial on Thursday, police said, on charges including sexual abuse of children, blackmail and forming a criminal gang
Senegal’s head coach, Aliou Cissé, was in confident mood at the press conference before his side face Japan in Group H. Francis R Malasig|EPA

Senegal FA to retain coach Aliou Cisse

Senegal were the first victims of the new FIFA fair play ruling where they failed to go beyond the group stages due to the number of yellow cards accumulated in the matches against Poland, Japan and Colombia.
A male and female lion stand over a lion cub in Eastern Cape, South Africa. This is where a pride of lions slaughtered at least three poachers who entered the Sibuya Game Reserve to hunt rhino horns. iStock-Getty Images Plus

Lions devour two rhino poachers on South African game reserve

Lions ate two rhino poachers on a South African game reserve, the owner of the lodge said on Thursday.
super eagles

Mutiu Adepoju: Super Eagles’ll be playing against wounded lions

A former Super Eagles midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju, on Saturday called on the Super Eagles not to relent in their upcoming showdown with La Albiceleste, who would play like wounded Lions.

Senegal to the rescue as African teams struggle at World Cup

Senegal proved to be Africa’s saving grace at the World Cup on Tuesday. Take away their win over Poland and it is five defeats in five for the continent’s representatives in Russia.

Police capture lions, tigers, jaguar after escaping from German zoo

The police on Friday caught several large animals, including lions, tigers, a jaguar after they escaped from a zoo in the Eifel mountain range in western Germany on Friday.

Lions, tigers, jaguar and bear break out of German zoo

Five dangerous predators, including two lions, two tigers and a jaguar escaped from a zoo in western Germany on Friday, sparking a massive hunt, a spokesman for the local authorities told AFP.

British nationals held in DR Congo freed

Two British men held hostage in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been released unharmed, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has announced.

Report: England fifth favourites to win 2018 World Cup

England are fifth favourites to win the World Cup, according to research group CIES Football Observatory.

Nine-man Wolverhampton stay on Premier League path

Wolverhampton Wanderers defeated Middlesbrough 2-1 on Friday to maintain their six-point lead at the top of the Championship despite finishing with just nine men.

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NCDC: Nigeria exceeds emergency threshold for Lassa fever

With 136 confirmed cases of Lassa fever, 31 death and 22.8 percent fatality rate, the Nigeria Center Disease Control (NCDC), said that Nigeria has exceeded the emergency threshold for Lassa fever.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki lauds AU for prioritising travails of migrants

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commended the African Union (AU) for recognising the peculiar travails of immigrants, returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) across the continent, noting that there was need to bring the issues to the front burner.
Omar al-Bashir

Sudan police fire tear gas at Khartoum rally

Sudanese police fired tear gas on Sunday at an anti-government rally in the capital, witnesses said, as protesters pressed on with their campaign against the rule of President Omar al-Bashir.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Governor Wike: Nigerians‘ll vote out President Buhari on February 23, despite election postponement

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that despite the postponement of elections allegedly masterminded by the failed All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal government, Nigerians are determined to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari.
Aaron Ramsey

Arsene Wenger: Aaron Ramsey leaving Arsenal for Juventus a loss

Aaron Ramsey’s unique style in midfield will be missed at Arsenal, according to former manager Arsene Wenger.