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Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier has been banned for 10 weeks for breaching betting rules.

Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier offered to Everton

Everton have reportedly been offered the chance to sign experienced right-back Trippier, but the Toffees are keeping a close eye on Norwich star Max Aarons.

SEC warns Nigerian fintechs against trading foreign stocks

Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned unregistered investment-tech platforms to desist from offering foreign securities to Nigerians.
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 retaliated against climate organizers – US labor board

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has determined that Amazon retaliated against two activist employees when it fired them in April of last year, as first reported by The New York Times.
Russia beat Malta 3-1 on Wednesday night, ending a six-match winless streak, to kick off their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign.

WCQ: Russia break winless streak with win vs Malta

Russia beat Malta 3-1 on Wednesday night, ending a six-match winless streak, to kick off their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man ‘kills’ commercial sex worker he planned to marry

The shout for help from an apartment at 11, Abuja street, Alaba Rago, off Mile 2 Badagry expressway, Lagos jostled residents who rushed to know what was happening.
Fernebahce of Turkey winger, Victor Moses is back to training after recovering from a groin injury that kept him on the sidelines for two weeks.

Victor Moses: Neil Warnock, Roberto Martinez better than Jose Mourinho

Victor Moses considers Neil Warnock and Roberto Martinez to be better managers than Jose Mourinho, with the Nigerian leaving a Portuguese tactician he has previously worked with at Chelsea off his list of top coaches.

African Union backs call to waive intellectual property rights on coronavirus drugs

The African Union is backing calls for drugmakers to waive some intellectual property rights on Covid-19 medicines and vaccines to speed up their rollout to poor countries, the head of its disease control body said on Thursday.
Legendary Manchester United defender Denis Irwin believes Luke Shaw is the best left-back in the Premier League, on current form.

Luke Shaw never considered Manchester United exit after being publicly criticised by Jose Mourinho

Luke Shaw claims to have never given any thought to leaving Manchester United, even when he was coming in for public criticism from former Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho.
Twice rejected by the State House of Assembly for “being a security threat” Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme was on Monday sworn-in by Cross River Governor, Prof Ben Ayade at the Executive Council Chambers, Calabar as the Chief Judge of the state.

Cross River governor swears in Justice Ikpeme as chief judge

Twice rejected by the State House of Assembly for “being a security threat” Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme was on Monday sworn-in by Cross River Governor, Prof Ben Ayade at the Executive Council Chambers, Calabar as the Chief Judge of the state.
28. Morocco won the TOTAL African Nations Championship (CHAN) for the second time by overcoming Mali’s bold challenge 2-0 in a thrilling final at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde on Sunday night.

2020 CHAN: Morocco win second title after defeating Mali in final

Morocco won the TOTAL African Nations Championship (CHAN) for the second time by overcoming Mali’s bold challenge 2-0 in a thrilling final at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde on Sunday night.
Former Real Madrid defender Pepe erupted into tears after seeing his Porto team-mate Nanu knocked unconscious during their game against Belenenses.

Pepe weeps as Porto team-mate Nanu is knocked unconscious

Former Real Madrid defender Pepe erupted into tears after seeing his Porto team-mate Nanu knocked unconscious during their game against Belenenses.
Cesar Azpilicueta scored the first goal of the Thomas Tuchel era and forgotten man Marcos Alonso produced a stunning finish as dominant Chelsea earned a 2-0 win against toothless Burnley on Sunday.

Chelsea register first win of Thomas Tuchel era against Burnley

Cesar Azpilicueta scored the first goal of the Thomas Tuchel era and forgotten man Marcos Alonso produced a stunning finish as dominant Chelsea earned a 2-0 win against toothless Burnley on Sunday.
Bukayo Saka celebrates after making it 3-0. Tom Jenkins-NMC Pool-The Observer

Bukayo Saka makes Premier League Team of the Week

Bukayo Saka has been included in the Premier League Team of the Week following his impressive performances in Arsenal’s back-to-back wins against Chelsea and Brighton.
Mario Baudry, the partner of Diego Maradona's ex-girlfriend Veronica Ojeda, told Argentinian media outlets that the death of the Argentinian great was avoidable. He says that Maradona fell out of his bed a few days earlier, but no tests were done.

Diego Maradona fell out of his bed days before dying – ex-girlfriend’s partner

Mario Baudry, the partner of Diego Maradona's ex-girlfriend Veronica Ojeda, told Argentinian media outlets that the death of the Argentinian great was avoidable. He says that Maradona fell out of his bed a few days earlier, but no tests were done.

Oyo government shuts community school in Olodo

Oyo State Government on Monday shut Community Grammar School, Olodo with immediate effect.
Seyi Makinde

Seyi Makinde: My plans for Oyo State

The Oyo State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Seyi Makinde, has promised to turn around the economy of the state if elected governor.

Remi Oseni: Oyo ADC has murdered sleep

One of the gubernatorial aspirants in Oyo state chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Engr Remi Oseni, has declared that the party has shot itself in the leg with the recent substitution of Dr Bamidele Ajadi’s name with that of Senator Olufemi Lanlehin by the National Working Committee (NWC) last Friday as claimed.
Abiola Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi: Why Oyo government reconstructed Yinka Ayefele’s Music House

The Oyo State Government has explained its role in the ongoing reconstruction of the façade of the Music House, owned by the Gospel Musician, Mr. Yinka Ayefele, which was partially demolished in August, this year.

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‘Assault’: Senate Committee gives CCT chief two weeks to defend himself

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, on Tuesday, gave the Chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Mr Danladi Umar, two weeks to defend a petition against him.
The wife of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Folu Adeboye, on Tuesday inaugurated a new Redeemer’s Health Centre (RHC) annexe in Ibadan.

Folu Adeboye inaugurates new Redeemer’s health centre in Ibadan

The wife of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Folu Adeboye, on Tuesday inaugurated a new Redeemer’s Health Centre (RHC) annexe in Ibadan.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara governor: Nigeria will surmount security challenges

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Tuesday assured that the country would certainly surmount the current ‘difficult phase’ of its security concern.

NAOWA donates to inmates of Kaduna Correctional centre

The Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), on Tuesday, donated items to inmates of Kaduna Medium Security Custodial Centre.
Thomas Tuchel has spoken about the importance of N'Golo Kante ahead of the second leg of the Champions League final against Real Madrid on Wednesday night.

Thomas Tuchel: I can’t stop hugging N’Golo Kante

Thomas Tuchel has spoken about the importance of N'Golo Kante ahead of the second leg of the Champions League final against Real Madrid on Wednesday night.

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Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Arsenal boss defends tactical formation vs Villarreal

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, explained his tactical decision to go with a false nine against Villarreal.
9. The National Security Council (NSC) has reconvened at the State House, Abuja, with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

Nigeria army dismisses suggestions of military takeover

Nigeria's armed forces have dismissed suggestions that they should take over from President Muhammadu Buhari, who is facing mounting pressure over the country's worsening insecurity.

Fire Service: Kano loses 12 lives, N17.6 million property in April

The Kano State Fire Service says 12 lives were lost and property worth N17.6 million were destroyed in fire incidents recorded in the state in April.

FRSC: ‘Drunk driver’ kills one in Anambra

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of a middle-aged man in an accident at Aguata, Anambra, after a suspected drunk driver lost control and rammed into another vehicle.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate decries rising insecurity, to meet President Buhari, service chiefs

The Senate at Tuesday plenary expressed anger over the deteriorating security situation of the country, mandating its leadership to book an appointment with President Muhammadu Buhari and service chiefs to discuss the issue and proffer lasting solutions.