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Scotland boss Steve Clarke has confirmed that Kieran Tierney is fit and available for their Euro 2020 clash with England.

Euro 2020: Kieran Tierney ‘fit and available’ for England clash – Scotland boss

Scotland boss Steve Clarke has confirmed that Kieran Tierney is "fit and available" for their Euro 2020 clash with England.
Barcelona and Real Madrid have reportedly been priced out of a move for Erling Braut Haaland because of the Borussia Dortmund striker’s wage demands.

Erling Haaland yet to make a decision on Borussia Dortmund future

Erling Haaland says no definitive decision on his future has been made as yet, with the Borussia Dortmund striker continuing to generate talk of interest from Chelsea, Manchester United, Barcelona and Manchester City.
Inter Milan’s Chinese owners Suning have completed a financing transaction worth €275 million with US investment firm Oaktree Capital, according to reports in Italy on Thursday.

Inter agree multi-million euro loan with US investment firm

Inter Milan’s Chinese owners Suning have completed a financing transaction worth €275 million with US investment firm Oaktree Capital, according to reports in Italy on Thursday.
General view of European Union ambassadors with EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell during special video conference of EU foreign ministers to discuss recent developments in the Middle East, in particular the ongoing violent confrontation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories, in Brussels, Belgium May 18, 2021. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS

Germany calls for truce in Israel-Gaza violence, offers more aid

Germany called for a ceasefire in fighting between Israel and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas and offered more aid to help Palestinians on Tuesday before emergency European Union talks that are expected to highlight divisions over the conflict.
Palestinians react as Israeli police fire stun grenades at the compound that houses al-Aqsa Mosque [Ammar Awad-Reuters]

Hundreds injured in renewed fighting at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque

The Red Crescent organisation on Monday reported that 215 people were injured, four of them serious, with over 150 sent to hospital after the fight at al-Aqsa Mosque.

IMF grants debt relief to 28 low-income countries

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a third tranche of grants for debt service relief for 28 member countries under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT).
Soccer Football – Champions League – Round of 16 Second Leg – Juventus v Olympique Lyonnais – Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy – August 7, 2020 Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Juve look to reboot Serie A title defence in Turin derby

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Serie A on Saturday with Juventus looking to reboot their title defence against struggling city rivals Torino.
Dutch referee Danny Makkelie has offered Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal an apology after disallowing the striker's goal against Serbia.

Referee apologises to Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal for disallowed goal vs Serbia

Portugal had to settle for a 2-2 draw in their 2022 World Cup qualifying clash after Ronaldo was denied a last-gasp winner by the match officials.
Portugal boss, Fernando Santos, insisted it isn’t possible that the officials who missed Cristiano Ronaldo’s late strike clearly cross the line as the reigning European champions were denied a late winner against Serbia.

Fernando Meira: Cristiano Ronaldo’s reaction after disallowed goal unacceptable as captain

Cristiano Ronaldo's explosive reaction to seeing a goal for Portugal disallowed, according to Fernando Meira, who says the striker should be setting a better example as captain.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos said his side cannot afford to be complacent as they begin their World Cup qualifying campaign against Azerbaijan in Turin on Wednesday as the clear favourites to finish top of their group.

Portugal cannot take qualification for granted – coach

Portugal coach Fernando Santos said his side cannot afford to be complacent as they begin their World Cup qualifying campaign against Azerbaijan in Turin on Wednesday as the clear favourites to finish top of their group.
Pepe has withdrawn from Portugal's first three upcoming World Cup qualifiers after suffering an injury in a league match for Porto, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said.

Portugal lose injured Pepe for World Cup qualifiers

Pepe has withdrawn from Portugal's first three upcoming World Cup qualifiers after suffering an injury in a league match for Porto, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Concerns over AstraZeneca vaccine disrupts vaccination campaigns

The spate of concerns over COVID-19 vaccines and the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, in particular, is fast constituting a threat to vaccination campaign plans globally.
FILE PHOTO - Vials labelled Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo, in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Suspension of AstraZeneca worsens as WHO reviews vaccine data

“This does not necessarily mean these events are linked to COVID-19 vaccination, but it’s routine practice to investigate them, and it shows that the surveillance system works and that effective controls are in place,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO - Vials labelled Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo, in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Germany joins list of countries to suspend AstraZeneca vaccine rollout

The country’s health ministry announced the suspension on Monday, noting that the decision is “purely precautionary and professional”, and not based on a political decision.
Denmark, Austria and four other European countries, have suspended the use of AstraZeneca vaccines over concerns relating to blood clotting.

Denmark, Austria, four other EU nations pause AstraZeneca vaccinations

Denmark, Austria and four other European countries, have suspended the use of AstraZeneca vaccines over concerns relating to blood clotting.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

UI, LASU, UNILAG ranked among top 800 world universities

The University of Ibadan (UI), Lagos State University (LASU), and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have ranked among the top 800 universities in the world, according to the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Ranking.
FILE PHOTO - Apple logo is seen on the Apple store at The Marche Saint Germain in Paris, France July 15, 2020. REUTERS-Gonzalo Fuentes-File Photo

EU claims court errors in bid to overturn $15.7 billion Apple tax judgment

EU antitrust enforcers have claimed a court made legal errors when it scrapped their order for iPhone maker Apple to pay 13 billion euros ($15.7 billion) in Irish back taxes, in a filing
FILE PHOTO - A Goldman Sachs sign is seen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in the Manhattan borough of New York January 24, 2014. REUTERS-Lucas Jackson-File Photo

Goldman Sachs loses legal fight against EU cartel fine

U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs on Wednesday lost its fight against an EU cartel fine handed down to its former Italian subsidiary and cable maker Prysmian after Europe’s top court said it was liable for the actions of the unit.
FILE PHOTO - The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid-File Photo

Amazon sues EU antitrust regulators for letting Italian case go ahead

Amazon is suing EU antitrust regulators for allowing the Italian competition watchdog to pursue its own case against the U.S. online retail giant over the way it selects sellers, arguing that this should be wrapped into an EU investigation.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media prior to meeting with Kuwait's Foreign Minister in Washington, D.C., U.S., November 24, 2020. Saul Loeb-Pool via REUTERS

Mike Pompeo cancels last European trip, citing transition to new administration

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cancelled a final trip to Europe a day after it was announced, citing the transition to a new administration as President Donald Trump’s term in office comes to a close.
FILE PHOTO - A lorry drives towards the border control at the Port of Dover, following the end of the Brexit transition period, in Dover, Britain, January 4, 2021. REUTERS-Toby Melville-File Photo

EU lawmakers kick off two-month review of UK trade deal

The European Parliament kicked off a two-month review on Monday of the EU-UK trade agreement struck on Christmas Eve, promising to “properly scrutinise” the deal even if it is almost certainly bound to approve it.

CAF appoints four female referees with one Nigerian among 47 for African Nations Championship

The Referee Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed 47 referees and assistant referees – including Video Assistant Referees – from 31 countries in the continent for the 6th edition of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) holding in Cameroon from 16 January to 7 February 2021.

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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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Belgium full-back Timothy Castagne has been ruled out for the remainder of Euro 2020 after sustaining a double fracture of his right eye socket.

Belgium lose star for rest of Euro 2020 with eye socket fracture

Belgium full-back Timothy Castagne has been ruled out for the remainder of Euro 2020 after sustaining a double fracture of his right eye socket.
The newly appointed managing director of West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) Onne, Rivers State, Naved Zafar, has expressed readiness to contribute to the economic aspiration of Nigeria, saying Nigeria remains an important maritime market.

WACT chief: Nigeria remains important maritime market in West Africa

The newly appointed managing director of West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) Onne, Rivers State, Naved Zafar, has expressed readiness to contribute to the economic aspiration of Nigeria, saying Nigeria remains an important maritime market in the West African region.
Chairman Senate Committee on Drugs and Narcotics and Senator representing Plateau Central, Senator Hezekiah Ayuba Dimka has expressed hope that despite the security challenges the country is grappling with, nation has achieved unity in diversity.

Senator Dimka: Nigeria attending great feat despite challenges

Chairman Senate Committee on Drugs and Narcotics and Senator representing Plateau Central, Senator Hezakiah Ayuba Dimka has expressed hope that despite the security challenges the country is grappling with, nation has achieved unity in diversity.
Environment minister Mohammad Abubakar made this known at an event organised in conjunction with the French Embassy to mark the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement in Abuja.

Nigerian government laments desertification

The federal government has lamented that desert encroachment is having a great toll on the nation as it has severely affected states which produce over 95 per cent of Nigeria’s livestock population.
Asisat Oshoala has given an untimely injury scare for Nigeria after the striker picked up a knock in Barcelona's 1-0 win over Montpelier on Sunday.

Asisat Oshoala, Onome Ebi join Super Falcons for Portuguese showdown

Officials have disclosed that skipper Asisat Oshoala and experienced defender Onome Ebi have overcome visa hitches and should feature for the Super Falcons against Portugal Sunday in continuation of the Summer Series in Texas, USA.