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Mauricio Pochettino insists team selections are not ‘experiments’

Mauricio Pochettino insists his Tottenham team selections cannot be considered "experiments" as he prepares to take on Newcastle United.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Kwara governor donates N10 million to Ilorin durbar festival

Speculation making the rounds that Governor Alhaji AbdulRasaq AbdulRahman played no part particularly financially in the recently held Ilorin Durbar Festival has drawn the reaction of a group, Kwara Media Forum.

Presidency uncovers drug cartels in military, police formations

For a long time, the use of hard drugs by personnel of the Nigerian armed forces has been a subject of speculations, even in clear cases of disturbing patterns of behaviours–such as the inexplicable cases of soldiers who killed colleagues and superior officers and ended up killing themselves.
Leroy Sane

Joshua Kimmich casts doubt on Manchester City’s Leroy Sane joining Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich has cast doubt on Leroy Sane's transfer by saying the Manchester City winger would "already be here" if he wanted to join the Bundesliga champions.
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UK government working ‘on assumption of no-deal Brexit’

The new British government is working on the assumption that the European Union will not renegotiate its agreement with the United Kingdom over the country's exit from the bloc, according to senior ministers who said preparations are being stepped up for a "no-deal" withdrawal on October 31.

Activists move to declare new federal state in Southern Ethiopia

Speculation is rife in Ethiopia that the Sidama area in the southern region will be granted a referendum to determine whether it should become its own federal state.
Inter head coach Luciano Spalletti has no problem with Mauro Icardi's naked photos on social media as long as his striker continues to turn up for work appropriately dressed.

Mauro Icardi to miss Inter’s pre-season tour as he leaves training camp amid exit...

Mauro Icardi has mutually agreed not to travel with the rest of the Inter squad for their pre-season tour of Asia and will now leave the club's training base in Switzerland to return to Milan.

Pep Guardiola: I don’t know if Neymar would be the same if he returned...

Pep Guardiola says he doubts whether Neymar would be the same player he was during his time at Barcelona if he opts to switch back to Camp Nou from Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho always happy to play with Neymar as Barcelona return talk builds

Philippe Coutinho considers Neymar to be a “superstar” and would welcome the opportunity to potentially play alongside a Brazil international team-mate at Barcelona.
Mauricio Pochettino celebrates with Jesus Perez and Ben Davies at Ajax

Mauricio Pochettino: If Tottenham win Champions League, I might cry for a week

Mauricio Pochettino has promised Tottenham fans they will see a repeat of the tears he shed after the team’s Champions League semi-final win over Ajax if they beat Liverpool to win the competition.
Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between RCD Espanyol and Real Madrid CF at the RCDE Stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on January 27, 2019. (Photo by Josep LAGO - AFP)

Jorge Valdano: Gareth Bale no longer a priority for Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid

Gareth Bale is no longer a priority for Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane, claims Jorge Valdano, although the club are not forcing him into the shop window.
Bayern Munich’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs VfL Wolfsburg on March 9, 2019 in Munich. (Photo by Christof STACHE - AFP) - DFL

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

Santiago Solari is holding on to his job as Real Madrid coach after the deposed European champions got back to winning ways on what was another good weekend for two prolific Poles.

ISIS-backed Boko Haram faction may have new chief

The leader of an Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram may have been replaced, sources say, against a backdrop of speculation as to his fate - and the group's future direction.
Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion world mourns death of ‘Kaiser’ Karl Lagerfeld

The fashion world has been plunged into mourning by the death of legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld, the rapier-witted dandy who ruled over the industry for half a century.
Callum Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea tight-lipped over Cameron Hudson-Odoi transfer request

Speculation over the future of Chelsea’s Cameron Hudson-Odoi intensified following press reports on Sunday saying the teenage winger has handed in a transfer request.
David Luiz

David Luiz close to new contract extension at Chelsea

The Brazilian defender will see his current deal at Stamford Bridge expire at the end of the season.
Pro-Brexit supporters hold up placards outside the UK Parliament as MPs debated.

UK parliament rejects Brexit deal in historic vote

Britain’s parliament on Tuesday resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, triggering a no-confidence vote in her government and plunging its plans to leave the EU into further chaos.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May gives a speech at a factory in Stoke-on-Trent to call on MP’s to support her Brexit bill on January 14, 2019. – Prime Minister Theresa May ramped up warnings to MPs poised to reject her EU divorce deal that failing to deliver Brexit would be “catastrophic” for British democracy. (Photo by Ben Birchall / POOL / AFP)

EU intervenes on Brexit deal on eve of UK vote

Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday published further assurances from the EU on the eve of a crucial parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal, and warned MPs that rejecting it would lead to “paralysis” that could see Britain stay in the bloc.

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Robert Lewandowski hits hat-trick as Bayern beat Schalke

Hat-trick hero Robert Lewandowski hailed the strength of Bayern Munich’s squad after securing a 3-0 victory over Schalke on Saturday, as new signing Philippe Coutinho made his Bundesliga debut for the German giants.
Helen Joseph

Nigerian ‘Iron Lady’ returns to face Martina Horgasz

Nigeria’s Helen ‘Iron Lady’ Joseph will fight Martina Horgasz from Hungary as she continues to rack up fights in her return to professional boxing.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

Ellah Lakes shareholders approve fresh capital raise

Shareholders of Ellah Lakes Plc have approved the plan by the company to raise additional capital to pursue its growth plan. They gave the approval at the company’s Extra-Ordinary General Meeting, EGM, in Lagos.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

SEC: Report on commodities trading expected to spur capital market, economy

The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has disclosed that the report of Technical Committee, TC, on commodities trading ecosystem in Nigeria was being implemented and was expected to make the much desired impact on the commodities trading that would stimulate Nigeria’s capital market and economic growth.
Enyimba beat FC Ifeanyi Ubah 3-1 to climb on top of log table in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six on Monday at the Agege Stadium.

CafCL: Enyimba qualify, Kano Pillars dumped out

Enyimba have qualified for the next round of the CAF Champions League, after an emphatic 5-0 win over Rahimo FC of Burkina Faso in Aba on Sunday.