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Jihadists kill 25 soldiers in Mozambique’s restive north

Islamist militants in Mozambique killed two dozen soldiers in an ambush attack, military sources told AFP, a significant show of force against the military’s struggle to quell an insurgency in the north.
Barcelona

Barcelona confirm €122 million salary cuts, announce presidential election schedule

Barcelona have officially announced the club has ratified an agreement over a reduction in salary for players and staff, as well as confirming the schedule for the upcoming presidential election.
Lionel Messi is reportedly becoming ‘worried’ that problems at Barcelona are beginning to mirror his international career with Argentina.

Leonardo: Paris Saint-Germain thought about buying Leo Messi

Messi dropped a bombshell when he handed in a transfer request but the Barca captain and six-time Ballon d’Or champion will remain at Camp Nou for the 2020-21 season.
Real Madrid's Eden Hazard shoots at goal as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS-Sergio Perez

Real Madrid deny splashing €160 million to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea

Real Madrid have dismissed claims from the Belgian press that they paid a total of €160m to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea a year ago, reports Marca.
The Speaker Borno House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdulkarim Lawan, has called for the establishment of military super camp in deserted Guzamala Local Government Area to facilitate the return of displaced residents now taking refuge in Maiduguri.

Borno speaker calls for military super camp in Guzamala council

The Speaker Borno House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdulkarim Lawan, has called for the establishment of military super camp in deserted Guzamala Local Government Area to facilitate the return of displaced residents now taking refuge in Maiduguri.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday threatened to punch a reporter repeatedly in the mouth after being asked about his wife's links to an alleged corruption scheme.

Brazil’s president threatens to punch reporter in the mouth

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday threatened to punch a reporter repeatedly in the mouth after being asked about his wife's links to an alleged corruption scheme.
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas has tested positive for coronavirus on his 60th birthday.

Actor Antonio Banderas tests positive for coronavirus

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas has tested positive for coronavirus on his 60th birthday.
Babagana Umara Zulum

War on insurgency prolonged by sabotage – Borno governor

Borno State governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has reiterated that the war on insurgency would have been over but for sabotage.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Spain’s second coronavirus virus wave swells, fueling concern across Europe

Spain is scrambling to stay ahead of new outbreaks of the coronavirus that prompted the U.K. to impose a quarantine on travelers returning from the country, dealing a new blow to its tourism-dependent economy.
Spain does not reject the setting of conditions on disbursement of European Union funds to help countries recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said on Monday.

Spain does not reject conditions on EU fund transfers – minister

Spain does not reject the setting of conditions on disbursement of European Union funds to help countries recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said on Monday.
Zidane picked out Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, Fede Valverde, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane for praise.

Sergio Ramos, Ivan Rakiti, others voice support for LaLiga return

Several key figures in Spanish football, from players and coaches to directors, have spoken out about why the time is right for LaLiga to restart.
European Union (EU) leaders will hold a video summit on Thursday in a bid to agree on a shared fiscal response to a recession looming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though there is little hope of a breakthrough.

European Union marks 70th anniversary amid divisive crisis

The European Union on Saturday marked the 70th anniversary of its foundation in low-key fashion thanks to the coronavirus lockdowns still in place in much of the continent.
With the coronavirus pandemic emptying the streets of Madrid, life has become even more precarious for sex workers Evelyn, Alenca and Beyonce under the lockdown.

Spain sex workers left to fend for themselves under lockdown

With the coronavirus pandemic emptying the streets of Madrid, life has become even more precarious for sex workers Evelyn, Alenca and Beyonce under the lockdown.
La Liga players have been told it should be normal for them to have their salaries reduced because everyone else is being impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic.

Leganes coach confirms La Liga will resume season on June 20

The remaining 11 rounds will be played until July 26. The games will be played on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as Wednesdays and Thursdays.
As things stand, the DFL have insisted Bundesliga games will go ahead this weekend before play is stopped on Tuesday until April.

La Liga congratulates Bundesliga ahead football league return

The Spanish La Liga has congratulated Germany’s Bundesliga for announcing its imminent return as Spain’s top-flight stepped up its own comeback preparations.
La Liga players have been told it should be normal for them to have their salaries reduced because everyone else is being impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic.

LaLiga players, coaches, bosses voice support for season resumption

Several key figures in Spanish football, from players and coaches to directors, have spoken out about why the time is right for LaLiga to restart and end the hiatus caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Samuel Chukwueze was on target as Villarreal were held to a 4-4 draw by Granada in their opening La Liga fixture.

Samuel Chukwueze undergoes coronavirus test for LaLiga return

Ahead of eagerly-awaited return of the Spanish LaLiga, Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze has undergone the mandatory Coronavirus test along with his Villarreal teammates.
The United States has accused Mozambique security forces of unlawful and arbitrary killings in their battle against a shadowy jihadist group in the country's northern region.

Soldiers kill 14 civilians in Mozambique

Mozambique’s main opposition Renamo party on Thursday accused security forces of killing 14 civilians in the northern Cabo Delgado province which has been repeatedly attacked by jihadists.

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Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Comrade Jacob Adejo, said commercial drivers were no longer safe in the state.

Solidarity rally in Akure over Ondo governor’s order to herdsmen

There was a solidarity rally in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Thursday as commercial drivers, forest guards, farmers and traders stormed the streets to express support for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu order to herdsmen to vacate forest reserves in the state within seven days.
Fulani herdsmen

Northern elders ask herdsmen to stay put in Ondo forests

The Nothern Elders Forum (NEF) has told Fulani herdsmen in Ondo forests to snub Governor Rotimi Akeredolu‘s ultimatum and reject any move to label them criminals.
FC Minaj have signed former FC Reid striker Ugochukwu Oduenyi on a three-year contract.

Nigerian striker signs for Ukrainian club FC Minaj

The Ukrainian Premier League outfit have unveiled the 24-year old all-action striker after both club and player agreed on personal terms.
A member of the House of Representatives, Mrs Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, yesterday, made her first public appearance at the Oyo Central Senatorial District Meeting since testing positive to COVID-19 early December last year.

Oyo APC Reps member recovers from coronavirus, narrates experience

A member of the House of Representatives, Mrs Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, yesterday, made her first public appearance at the Oyo Central Senatorial District Meeting since testing positive to COVID-19 early December last year.

FRSC decorates newly promoted officers in Rivers

Seventeen newly promoted officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Rivers Command were decorated on Thursday.