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Pep Guardiola apologises for keeping Riyad Mahrez out of Manchester City team

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has apologised to Riyad Mahrez for the winger’s lack of game time in recent weeks, saying the Algerian’s form is not to be blamed.
A Spanish priest and four customs officers were killed during attacks by alleged jihadists in Burkina Faso, which is struggling with a bloody Islamist insurgency, local sources said.

Spanish priest, customs officers die in Burkina attack

A Spanish priest and four customs officers were killed during attacks by alleged jihadists in Burkina Faso, which is struggling with a bloody Islamist insurgency, local sources said.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Election: Senator Akpabio speaks on ‘leaked letter’ to President Buhari

Former Senate Minority Leader and Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has reacted to a letter purportedly written by him to the Chief of Staff to the President titled: “Gratitude for your marvelous support to Akwa Ibom APC”.
World Cup

Chile join Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in joint-bid for 2030 World Cup

Chile will join Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay to make a joint South American bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont holds a press conference on February 12, 2019 in Berlin, on the day of the beginning of the trial in Madrid of twelve Catalan separatist leaders involved in an attempt to break from Spain. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Catalan separatists’ long-awaited trial begins in Madrid

Twelve Catalan separatist leaders involved in an attempt to break from Spain went on trial on Tuesday under intense scrutiny, as tensions over the future of the region flare again.
Georginio Wijnaldum was man of the match in Liverpool’s 3-0 win against Bournemouth despite suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea in the lead-up to the match. Xinhua-Barcroft Images

Georginio Wijnaldum: Liverpool’s improvement is clear to see

Liverpool’s transformation this season into Premier League title contenders reflects how much they have improved, says midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
Former Nigeria international, Victor Moses was on for 24 minutes in his maiden appearance for Fenerbahce who defeated Yeni Malatyaspor 3-2 in the Turkish Super League on Monday night.

Victor Moses: Fenerbahce will bounce back from defeat to Kayserispor

Nigeria winger Victor Moses is adamant Fenerbahce will bounce back from Friday’s 1-0 defeat to Kayserispor in their Turkish Super Lig clash at the Kadir Has Stadium.
euro

Mystery buyer props up euro as bond yields fall

The euro held at a two-week low on Friday as traders nursed losses in a week of bad data that indicated an economic slowdown in Europe was spreading as trade tensions between United States and China remain high.
Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho awaits kick off in the Champions League group H football match between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on October 23, 2018. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Jose Mourinho fined for tax fraud in Spain

Former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has accepted a one-year prison sentence for defrauding the Spanish state of 3.3 million euros (2.8 million pounds), a Spanish court filing showed on Tuesday, although the Portuguese will not serve any jail time.
Real Madrid

Real Madrid stroll to fourth straight win

Karim Benzema scored his sixth goal in four games as Real Madrid beat Alaves 3-0 on Sunday for a fourth successive La Liga victory.
Chelsea’s Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain (C) celebrates scoring their fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge in London on February 2, 2019. Ian KINGTON - AFP

Eden Hazard impressed by ‘unbelievable’ Gonzalo Higuain

Eden Hazard believes Gonzalo Higuain’s first two goals for Chelsea in Saturday’s 5-0 rout of Huddersfield are just the beginning for the Argentine ace, with whom he foresees a potentially lethal partnership in the Premier League run in.
Getafe Supporters

Getafe fans arrested before match against Levante

Eleven people were arrested in Valencia on Saturday after clashes broke out between supporters of Levante and Getafe before the teams’ match in La Liga, police have confirmed.
Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois: Real Madrid should sign Eden Hazard ahead of Neymar

Thibaut Courtois would choose Eden Hazard ahead of Neymar as a blockbusting signing for Real Madrid this year.

Nigeria’s Uche Agbo joins Spanish side Rayo Vallecano from Standard Liege

Uche Agbo has joined Spanish La Liga side Rayo Vallecano on loan from Standard Liege with an option to purchase.
Uche Agbo

Uche Agbo joins La Liga club Rayo Vallecano on loan

Super Eagles midfielder Uche Agbo has joined Spanish LaLiga side Rayo Vallecano on loan from Belgium side Gent till the end of the season, the club has announced.
Francis Uzoho

Francis Uzoho joins Anorthosis Famagusta on a six-month loan

Nigeria first-choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has joined Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta on a six-month loan deal from Spanish LaLiga side, Deportivo La Coruna.

Michy Batshuayi completes Crystal Palace move

Batshuayi spent the first half of 2018-19 on loan at Valencia, but the Spanish outfit were keen to cancel their deal having been unimpressed with the Belgian’s form.
Davis Cup

Spanish La Liga to sponsor new Davis Cup finals

Spanish football top flight La Liga will sponsor tennis’ Davis Cup finals under the tournament’s new guise led by Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique’s investment group, the ITF announced on Thursday.

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Police officer, 8 others killed in Rivers

At least nine persons including a police officer, have been reportedly killed by gunmen at different locations in three local government areas of Rivers State.

Election postponement: APC manipulating INEC to rig polls – Senator Jang

Former Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North, Dr Jonah David Jang, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of manipulating the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enable them rig the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

Labour Party candidate receives postponement news with mix feeling

The Labour Party governorship candidate in Kwara state, Issa Aremu, has said the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was accompanied with mixed feelings.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.

INEC rules out political influence in election postponement

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.
Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole: Nobody had clue elections won’t go on

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has condemned the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.