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Marko Grujic: Philippe Coutinho will be the best footballer in Germany by far

Marko Grujic has claimed Philippe Coutinho will be the ‘best footballer in Germany’ when he completes his loan move to Bayern Munich.

Army chief commends troops, pledges timely completion of battalion barracks

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has commended the troops in Daura for their commitment and achievement in combating armed banditry; cattle rustling; kidnapping and other security threats in Katsina State.

Man dupes woman of 4,800 euros, forges divorce certificate

A 35-year-old man, Gbenga Owonifari, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly obtaining 4,800 euros (N1.93 million) from a Polish woman under the pretext of marrying her.
Nigeria’s national under-20 male football team, the Flying Eagles, on Sunday arrived in Poland for this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup which begins on Thursday.

Flying Eagles arrive in Poland for FIFA U-20 World Cup

Nigeria’s national under-20 male football team, the Flying Eagles, on Sunday arrived in Poland for this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup which begins on Thursday.
Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi

Emmanuel Olisadebe: Super Eagles need Mikel Obi back for AFCON

Former Polish striker Emmanuel Olisadebe has backed captain Mikel Obi to reclaim his place in the Super Eagles squad ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Cristiano Ronaldo has pledged his immediate future to Juventus in the wake of their eighth straight Serie A title.

Five things that helped Juventus win eighth straight Serie A crown

Italian giants Juventus claimed an eighth consecutive Serie A title on Saturday after a 2-1 win at home against Fiorentina.
Niko Kovac

Bayern Munich self-critical after slipping behind Borussia Dortmund in title race

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac questioned his team’s attitude after Saturday’s 1-1 draw in Freiburg saw Bayern slip two points behind rivals Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga title race.

ETTU Cup: Aruna Quadri, Bode Abiodun in battle for final spot

Nigeria’s duo of Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun will be facing the biggest battle of their career this season as they lead their Portuguese club – Sporting into the second leg semifinal of the ETTU Cup against star-studded French side – GV Hennebont.
FIFA HQ

FIFA begins visa pre-sale phase of tickets for Poland 2019

Federation of International Football Associations on Tuesday said football fans would soon have the opportunity to secure seats for the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Poland.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. (AP Photo-Kerstin Joensson)

Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role

Poland pulled out of a planned summit in Israel after Israel’s acting foreign minister said on Monday that “many Poles” had collaborated with the Nazis in World War Two and shared responsibility for the Holocaust.
Luigi Ventura

France probes sexual assault claim against Vatican envoy

French prosecutors said Friday they were investigating a sexual assault complaint made against the Vatican’s envoy to Paris in more unwelcome news for the Catholic church as it looks to turn the page on years of scandal.
[FILE] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech before lighting a stylised-menorah during the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, in Ramat Gan in the suburbs of the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on December 2, 2018. – Israeli police on December 2 recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for bribery and other offences, the third such move against the premier in recent months. Netanyahu immediately rejected the accusations, but the three cases against him have led to speculation that they could eventually force the long-serving prime minister to step down. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP)

Israel denies Benjamin Netanyahu’s Holocaust comment in Poland

Israel has denied reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implicated Poles in the Holocaust during World War II, in an incident that threatened to spark another major spat between the two countries.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

Mike Pompeo: ‘New era’ of cooperation needed in Middle East

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called for a "new era of cooperation" in resolving Middle East challenges and said no country could afford to remain on the sidelines.
President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-6

President Buhari signs laws against degradation of public facilities, discrimination of disabled persons

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday signed two laws to ensure mandatory maintenance of public buildings and facilities in Nigeria, as well as to protect and advance the rights of the Physically-challenged using such public buildings.
Chidiebere Nwakali

Former Manchester City loanee Chidiebere Nwakali joins Swedish outfit Kalmar

Chidiebere Nwakali has sealed a four-year deal to Swedish top-flight outfit Kalmar on a free.

France, Germany seek closer bond to tackle EU crisis

France and Germany will on Tuesday sign a new friendship treaty to deepen their alliance at a time of crisis for the EU, drawing fire from the far right and a flurry of alarmist fake news reports.
People take part in procession following the coffin of Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz in front of the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk. Agencja Gazeta-Reuters

Tearful Poles bid bye to slain mayor Pawel Adamowicz

Poles will gather on Saturday in the Baltic port city of Gdansk for the funeral of murdered liberal mayor Pawel Adamowicz, whose public stabbing has raised questions about hate speech in politics in the country.
Kei Nishikori

Kei Nishikori overcomes Ivo Karlovic in Australian Open thriller

Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori blew a two-set lead against veteran Ivo Karlovic and was within a whisker of second-round elimination in the Australian Open on Thursday before winning a pulsating final set tiebreak.

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Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson speaks on who will succeed him

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa says his preferred candidate for the Sept. 3 primary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will emerge among his loyalists in the Restoration camp of the party.
Lionel Messi is set to hand Barcelona a fitness boost, with the club's captain set to be ready to face Real Betis on Sunday.

Lionel Messi set to face Real Betis as Barcelona injury crisis eased

Lionel Messi is set to hand Barcelona a fitness boost, with the club's captain set to be ready to face Real Betis on Sunday.

Kidnappers now demand foodstuffs to free victims

Kidnappers seems to have adopted a new measure to ensure they stay alive while carrying out their nefarious activities as they now demand for foodstuffs as condition to release their victims.
Neymar

Barcelona to make loan offer to PSG for Neymar

Spanish giants Barcelona will make a loan offer to Paris Saint-Germain for Brazilian star Neymar with an obligation to buy him, according to reports.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Katsina deaths: NYSC restricts movement of corps members

The Director General of the National Youths Service Scheme, NYSC, Brigadier- General S. Ibrahim, on Tuesday in katsina ordered State Coordinators, nationwide to strictly enforce relevant extant rules that regulates the movement of corps members both on inter and intrastate and local government boundaries, as part of measures to stem rising cases of deaths through road accidents and exposure to banditry and other violent attacks.