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Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero named Premier League Player of the Month for February

Sergio Aguero has been named Premier League player of the month for February after his seven goals helped Manchester City return to the top of the table.
Nigerians in Russia

World Cup: Stranded Nigerians, others face deportation from Russia

In a cramped apartment on the outskirts of Moscow, Lamin has little more than the clothes and the Bible he brought with him when he came to Russia on a temporary World Cup visa last summer.

With cash, crime and drama, Nigeria politics inspire movie makers

With its alliances and betrayals, crimes and cash, and even a dash of witchcraft, the theatrical twists of Nigeria's politics are inspiring directors from the country's Nollywood movie industry.
Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally during his previous presidential campaign in Santa Monica, California on 6 June 2016. Jonathan Alcorn-AFP-Getty Images

Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump racist, sexist, homophobe, xenophobe

Senator Bernie Sanders, who once campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and lost narrowly to Hillary Clinton, has now set his sights on the White House once again.

Court adjourns ex-NAF chief trial until after elections

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday adjourned the trial of former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, a retired Air Marshal and two others, over alleged N21.4 billion fraud until March 6.
Olly Robbins is the most senior civil servant involved in the Brexit process. Peter Nicholls-Reuters

British government denies plotting last-minute Brexit vote

The British government denied Wednesday it was secretly plotting to force MPs into a last-minute choice on Brexit between a rejigged deal or a lengthy delay.
Rescue workers continue to remove rubble from an eight-story building which collapsed two days earlier in Istanbul, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Turkish rescue workers on Friday pulled out a 16-year-old boy from the rubble of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul two days after it collapsed, Turkey’s interior minister Suleyman Soylu said. (Emrah Gurel/Associated Press)

Turkey building collapse death toll rises to 17

The death toll from the collapse of an apartment building in Istanbul rose to 17 as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that authorities have “lessons to learn” from the incident.
Nigeria Fans

2,000 Nigerian fans still in Russia six months after World Cup

Almost 2,000 Nigerian football fans who arrived in Russia for the FIFA 2018 World Cup are still in the country, making up the largest number of the more than 5,000 supporters who have remained illegally.
Pope Francis crosses himself at the start of the weekly general audience on January 30, 2019 at the Vatican. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO - AFP)

Pope Francis: reaching out to Muslims

Pope Francis has made dialogue with Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, which began in 2013, and visited several countries with large Muslim populations.

Plateau government, USAID to distribute mosquito nets

The Plateau Government in conjunction with USAID would distribute 2.45 million of treated mosquito nets across the 17 local government areas of the state.
Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino is worried about the injury suffered by Harry Kane towards the end of Sunday's 1-0 defeat at home to Manchester United.

Tottenham’s Harry Kane ruled out until March

Scans have revealed the England captain, Kane damaged ligaments in his left ankle during Sunday’s defeat to Manchester United after competing for a loose ball with United duo Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof seconds before the final whistle.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs new LA Galaxy contract

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a new contract with LA Galaxy for the 2019 MLS season as a Designated Player the club has announced

Mistress drags lover’s wife to court, seeks restraining order

A Zimbabwean woman, Juliet Nyasha Mbofana, has dragged her lover’s wife, Winfilda Mpiyabo, to court for allegedly disturbing her peace.
Gianni Infantino

FIFA has support for expanding 2022 World Cup to 48 teams

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says a majority of national soccer federations are in favour of expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams.
[fILE] Nigeria's German coach Gernot Rohr looks on during a training session at Essentuki Arena in Yessentuki, southern Russia, on June 18, 2018 during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament.-br --PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Gernot Rohr: Super Eagles to play 3 friendlies before 2019 AFCON

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said he hopes his team play at least three warm-up games leading up to next year’s AFCON.
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 03: Professional boxers Deontay Wilder (L) and Tyson Fury speak onstage during their press conference to promote their upcoming December 1, 2018 fight in Los Angeles at The Novo by Microsoft on October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Victor Decolongon/Getty Images/AFP

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury pump up volume ahead of December 1 bout

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury were at it again on Wednesday, pushing and shoving and trading barbs as their three-city promotional tour for their heavyweight world title fight hit Los Angeles.
Liverpool's Joel Matip

Joel Matip: Liverpool have made Anfield a fortress

Liverpool defender Joel Matip believes visiting teams should fear Anfield as it has now become a fortress for Jurgen Klopp's side.

British premier’s Brexit blueprint blasted by Boris Johnson

Johnson, who resigned as foreign secretary in July over May’s proposed future relationship between London and Brussels, launched a fierce broadside at the PM to kick off parliament’s return to business after its summer break.

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Supplementary polls: Nigerian Army warns against violence in Sokoto

Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary polls to conclude the governorship elections in Sokoto state, the Nigerian Army on Thursday, expressed readiness to check all forms of lawlessness during the exercise.

FIFA bans ex-football chief for life

FIFA on Thursday slapped a lifetime ban on the disgraced former head of Ecuador’s football federation, Luis Chiriboga, after finding him guilty of taking bribes.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

NOUN denies paying ex-President Obasanjo as facilitator

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) says it has never made any payment to former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for services he renders to the institution as one of its facilitators.

Murder: Lawyer asks court to reject her confessional statement

Justice Adedayo Akintoye will on April 11 rule whether or not to conduct a trial-within-trial on the confessional statement made by a female lawyer, Udeme Otike-Odibi, standing trial for the murder of her lawyer-husband, Symphorosa Odibi.
Nigeria Police

Police launch manhunt for killers of NYSC members in Bayelsa

The Police in Bayelsa has launched a manhunt for the killers of two National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in the state.