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Sassuolo’s Italian midfielder Francesco Magnanelli (L) and Inter Milan’s Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku (2ndL) go for the ball during the Italian Serie A football match Sassuolo vs Inter Milan on October 20, 2019 at the Mapei stadium in Reggio-Emilia. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)

Inter Milan keep pace with Juventus as Ranieri’s Sampdoria hold Roma

Inter Milan held off a late Sassuolo surge to win 4-3 and keep pace with leaders Juventus in Serie A on Sunday as Claudio Ranieri settled for a goalless draw against former club Roma in his first game as Sampdoria coach.

Paedophile priest bags 30 years in prison

A former Roman Catholic priest who fled to Morocco before he was returned to the United States and convicted of sexually abusing an altar boy in New Mexico in the 1990s was sentenced on Friday to 30 years in prison, prosecutors said.
President Buhari receives in courtesy visit Leaders of Afenifere in State House on 25th June 2019 5

Afenifere demands free education, security, jobs, others

Yoruba leaders on Tuesday renewed their call for true federalism as the recipe for peace and progress in Nigeria.
Mummified mice were among about 50 other animals found in the newly discovered Tomb of Tutu in Sohag, Egypt [Mohamed Abd el-Ghany-Reuters]

Mummified mice found in recently-discovered Egyptian tomb

Dozens of mummified mice have been discovered among about 50 animals found in an ancient tomb that was unveiled in Egypt on Friday.
Pope Francis on March 30 addressed the people, authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Pope Francis calls on Moroccans to fight fanaticism

Pope Francis has called on Moroccans to fight fanaticism during a visit to promote inter-faith dialogue.
Pope Francis celebrates from the balcony of St Peter's basilica during the traditional Urbi et Orbi Christmas message to the city and the world, on December 25, 2018 at St Peter's square in Vatican. ANGELO CARCONI - EPA

Pope Francis condemns global food inequality, says few have too much

Pope Francis on Thursday condemned unfair access to food around the world as “perverse”, saying it threatened disaster for humanity if not remedied.
Greek Mummies

Egypt unveils more than 40 ancient Greek mummies

Researchers in Egypt have discovered more than 40 mummies at a burial site in central Egypt dating to the Ptolemaic era, the antiquities ministry said on Saturday.
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) stands by a traditional Epiphany cake during a ceremony at the Elysee palace in Paris, on January 11, 2019. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON - POOL - AFP)

Scepticism in France as President Macron launches ‘great national debate’

French President Emmanuel Macron faced a battle Monday to convince the sceptical French of his latest move to quell “yellow vest” anger as he kickstarted a two-month national debate on his policies.
Ejike Mbaka

Election: Father Ejike Mbaka backs President Buhari

Roman Catholic Priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries Enugu, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, has asked Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari to continue the war against corruption.
The Turkish foreign ministry on Saturday recalled its ambassador to Uganda after she was photographed at a reception for Turkey's annual Republic Day wearing a dress reportedly inspired by ancient Greece.

Turkey recalls Uganda envoy over ancient Greek costume ‘scandal’

The Turkish foreign ministry on Saturday recalled its ambassador to Uganda after she was photographed at a reception for Turkey's annual Republic Day wearing a dress reportedly inspired by ancient Greece.
Lazio's Italian forward Ciro Immobile celebrates after scoring an equalizer during the Italian Serie A football match AS Rome vs Lazio Rome on September 29, 2018, at the Olympic stadium in Rome. - AFP PHOTO - Alberto PIZZOLI

Ciro Immobile, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic extend Lazio deals

Lazio stars Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic have extended both their contracts with the Serie A club until 2023, the Roman outfit confirmed on Monday.
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini speaks during a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Milan, Italy, August 28, 2018. REUTERS-Massimo Pinca

Migrants: France’s Nathalie Loiseau likens Italy’s Matteo Salvini to Pontius Pilate

French European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau on Wednesday said Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini was behaving “like Pontius Pilate”, over his position on migrants.
Bishop Franco Mulakkal pictured outside a crime branch office on the outskirts of Kochi

Catholic bishop arrested for allegedly raping nun

The Roman Catholic Church already enmeshed in sexual abuse scandals in several parts of the world faces another embarrassment in India, with Bishop Franco Mulakkal being arrested for raping a nun.
Pope Francis - AFP PHOTO - Andreas SOLARO

Sexual abuse: Pope accepts resignation of two more Chilean bishops

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of two more Chilean bishops, bringing to seven the number, who have stepped down since a sexual abuse scandal swept the nation’s Roman Catholic Church.
The sandstone statue of Sphinx that was discovered in Kom Ombo Temple in Aswan in upper Egypt is seen in this handout picture obtained on September 16, 2018. The Ministry of Antiquities-Handout via REUTERS

Egyptian archaeologists find sphinx at Aswan temple

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the statue of a sphinx while draining water from the pharaonic Temple of Kom Ombo in the southern city of Aswan.
Real Madrid's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui gives instructions to his players during the Spanish league football match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Madrid CF at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on September 15, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - LLUIS GENE

Roma reeling after Chievo stalemate before Real Madrid trip

Eusebio Di Francesco's Roma threw away a two-goal lead as tailenders Chievo snatched a 2-2 draw in the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday to deliver a blow to the side from the capital before their daunting midweek trip to Champions League holders Real Madrid.
Pope Francis - AFP PHOTO - Andreas SOLARO

Child sex abuse: Pope takes action, expels priest

Pope Francis on Saturday expelled a Chilean priest under investigation in a case involving the sexual abuse of children, according to a report by local media on Saturday, amid a growing global abuse scandal that has shaken the Roman Catholic Church.
Amado Picardal

Catholic priest in danger for criticising President Duterte

A Roman Catholic priest Amado Picardal who was one of the earliest critics of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown on drugs has gone into hiding due to what he says were signs he’s being targeted by motorcycle-riding hitmen.

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Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Itse Sagay applauds Senate’s leadership for commitment to service

Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACA), Prof. Itse Sagay, on Thursday applauded the leadership of the ninth Senate for its commitment to service of the country.
Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Senator Lawan: Senate yet to receive request from President Buhari for Ibrahim Magu’s confirmation

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday said the Senate is yet to receive any formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

Edo new police commissioner reads riot act to criminal elements

The new Commissioner of Police deployed to the Edo State Police Command, CP Lawal Tanko Jimeta, yesterday, said he would be firm in carrying out his duty in order to ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizens of the state.
Chidi Izuwah

Federal government approves PPP projects worth $8 billion in eight years

Mr Chidi Izuwah, the Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has said that the Federal Government approved Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects worth eight billion dollars between 2010 and 2018.
Power

Federal government to review ownership of electricity distribution companies

The National Economic Council, NEC, yesterday resolved to review the status of the ownership structure of the power distribution companies in the country.