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Mbappe scores on debut as PSG thrash Metz

Kylian Mbappe scored on his debut as Paris Saint-Germain eased to a 5-1 away thumping of 10-man Metz in Ligue 1 on Friday.

Mbappe embarks on new adventure with PSG

Kylian Mbappe takes centre stage on Friday as the French league returns from the international break with Paris Saint-Germain taking on Metz where they will unleash their latest marquee recruit.

Suspected bomb lab found near Paris, two arrested

A suspected bomb-making laboratory was discovered Wednesday in an unoccupied apartment in a Paris suburb, leading to two arrests, sources close to the probe said.

Barcelona pulled out of Seri transfer at last minute – Nice

Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere has claimed Barcelona pulled out of a move for Jean Michael Seri at the last minute.

France calls off probe into Gabon elite’s wealth

French judges have ended their investigation into the substantial assets of Gabon's late president Omar Bongo and his family, none of whom have been charged, sources close to the case said Wednesday.

Barcelona meeting not about PSG’s Di Maria – Mendes

Agent Jorge Mendes has denied a meeting with Barcelona on Monday was over a possible transfer for Paris Saint-Germain attacker Angel Di Maria.

Nice promised me Barca move, but didn’t keep their word – Seri

Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri has blamed the French club’s greed for the breakdown of his dream transfer to Barcelona in an explosive interview with Catalan sports daily Mundo Deportivo.

Nice striker Balotelli vows to prove fans wrong after whistles

Mario Balotelli has said his poor display in Nice's Champions League playoff exit was due to a lack of fitness and vowed to "prove wrong once again" the fans who whistled him.

Robin van Persie returns to Dutch squad

Dutch coach Dick Advocaat on Friday recalled record goalscorer Robin van Persie from the international wilderness to a 24-man squad for World Cup qualifiers against France and Bulgaria.

Arsenal face Cologne, Red Star Belgrade in Europa League

Arsenal face a tricky Europa League group stage with ties against Cologne and Red Star Belgrade as Arsene Wenger’s side play in Europe’s second-tier competition for the first time since 1997.

Nice’s Seri coy over Barcelona talk

Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri was staying coy on talk of a big-money move to Barcelona amid reports he has already reached agreement on the terms of a contract with the Spanish giants.

Barca issue Liverpool deadline to accept Coutinho offer

Barcelona have issued Liverpool an imminent deadline to accept their latest bid for Philippe Coutinho or they will withdraw their offer for the Brazilian, according to Guillem Balague.

Neymar set for home bow as PSG face Toulouse

After dazzling on his first appearance in a Paris Saint-Germain shirt, Neymar is in line to make his home debut for his new club against Toulouse on Sunday.

Spanish police in manhunt for driver who killed 13 in Barcelona rampage

Police on Friday hunted for the driver who rammed a van into pedestrians on an avenue crowded with tourists in Barcelona, leaving 13 people dead and more than 100 injured, just hours before a second assault in a resort along the coast.

Police kill suspected terrorists in Cambrils, near Barcelona

Spanish police early on Friday said they had killed the alleged perpetrators of a suspected "terrorist attack" in the town of Cambrils, south of Barcelona.

Wesley Sneijder set for medical at Nice

The 33-year has agreed a contract in principle to move to Ligue 1 having been released by Galatasaray this summer.

Sneijder arrives in Nice ahead of Ligue 1 move

Champions League winner Wesley Sneijder is on the brink of becoming the latest star name to sign for ambitious Ligue 1 outfit Nice after arriving at the city’s airport on Sunday.

Liverpool, Napoli get tough Champions League draws

Liverpool must come through a tough two-legged play-off tie against Hoffenheim if they are to return to the group stage of the Champions League after a three-year absence, following Friday’s draw.

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Chad’s longtime President Idriss Deby has died of wounds suffered on the front line in the country’s north, where he had gone to visit soldiers battling rebels, the armed forces said.

Africa youth parliament mourns Idriss Deby, hails AU mediation in Somalia

The Democracy Africa Youth Parliament has mourned the tragic death of President Idriss Deby Itno of the Republic of Chad, who died on Monday.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police parade nine suspects for Minna armed robberies

Police in Niger on Thursday put on parade nine suspects arrested for armed robbery.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen waylay, kidnap commercial bus passengers in Oyo

Gun-wielding kidnappers have attacked an 18-seater passenger bus along Ibarapa road in Oyo State and marched the travellers off into the forest.
William Troost-Ekong has expressed his delight after Watford recorded their third consecutive win in the Championship with a hardfought victory at Stoke City on Friday night.

William Troost-Ekong: Watford pushing hard for Premier League return

William Troost-Ekong admits last weekend’s derby defeat to Luton Town motovated the team to go all out for a win against leaders Norwich City on Tuesday.
A patient with breathing problems is seen inside a car while waiting to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmedabad, India, April 22, 2021. REUTERS-Amit Dave

India increases states’ oxygen quota amid surge in coronavirus cases

As the demand for oxygen grows in the worst-hit COVID-19 states, India’s federal health ministry has announced an increase in quota for several states, officials said on Thursday.

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Ryan Mason has been appointed as Tottenham's new interim manager following Jose Mourinho's sacking on Monday.

Ryan Mason named Tottenham interim boss

Ryan Mason has been appointed as Tottenham's new interim manager following Jose Mourinho's sacking on Monday.

Dana Air laments cost of training indigenous pilots

The Gombe State government through Gombe Geographical Information System (GOGIS), has commenced clamping down on business premises in the state, over default in the payment of land rent.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

NCC moves to enlighten state governments on economic benefits of telecoms infrastructure

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been charged to enlighten state governments nationwide on the role of telecommunications as a catalyst for economic development.
Chad’s longtime President Idriss Deby has died of wounds suffered on the front line in the country’s north, where he had gone to visit soldiers battling rebels, the armed forces said.

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa condemns Chad violence that led to president’s death

President Cyril Ramaphosa described the death of Chad President Idriss Déby Itno in military violence as "disturbing news", and expressed concern on behalf of the South African government about developments in that country.
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has commended her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, for appointing one of her aides, Dr Hajo Sani, as Nigeria’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UNESCO.

Aisha Buhari commends president for appointing aide as UNESCO ambassador

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has commended her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, for appointing one of her aides, Dr Hajo Sani, as Nigeria’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UNESCO.