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Jordan Pickford defends form amid scrutiny over England spot

Jordan Pickford insists his error-strewn display at Newcastle United was an aberration, as his place as England's number one comes under scrutiny.
Andy Robertson- ‘You don’t get lucky over a 38-game season. Whoever wins deserves it, and if it turns out to be Man City we will hold our hands up and move on to next season.’ Clive Brunskill-Getty Images

Liverpool’s Andy Robertson grateful to ‘fantastic’ Everton coach Marco Silva

Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson paid tribute to Everton coach Marco Silva before Sunday's Merseyside derby, highlighting the impact he had on his career during their time together at Hull City.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will finally meet with a representative of the UK government after a UK parliamentary report this week excoriated the social media site for behaving like “digital gangsters.”

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to meet UK minister after damning ‘digital gangsters’ report

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will finally meet with a representative of the UK government after a UK parliamentary report this week excoriated the social media site for behaving like “digital gangsters.”

Ryan Giggs backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent Manchester United manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given Manchester United momentum thanks to his tactical acumen and United should give him the manager’s job on a permanent basis, club great Ryan Giggs has said.
President Buhari participates at the signing of 2nd National Peace Accord in Abuja on 13th Feb 2019-6

Buhari vs Atiku: The inconvenient truth

One foreign newspaper said Nigerians have to choose between a former dictator and an alleged kleptocrat. Another one, The Guardian of London, was not so diplomatic. It said Nigerians have to decide between “a stingy rightwing dictator and an established thief.”
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Police arrest killer armed robbers in Lagos

The police in Lagos on Sunday said they arrested three suspected armed robbers who were part of a gang that robbed several homes in the Iyana Ipaja area.
Aboubakar Kamara

Fulham striker Aboubakar Kamara arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and criminal damage

Aboubakar Kamara has been arrested at Fulham's training ground on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and criminal damage, with the club subsequently banning him 'indefinitely from all club activities'.

Mauricio Pochettino: Moussa Dembele is a genius like Austin Okocha

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has compared the departed midfielder Moussa Dembele to his PSG teammate and Nigeria football Legend, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha.
Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski wants to end career at Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski has ended any remaining hope Real Madrid have of luring the striker away from Bayern Munich after confirming his desire to end his career with the Bavarian giants.

Stray bullet kills tanker driver in Lagos

Truckers and tanker drivers may down tools and stage a protest at the Mile 2 end of Oshodi-Apapa Expressway Friday after a stray bullet hit and killed a driver on Thursday.

Afghan football chiefs suspended over sex abuse on women’s team

Afghanistan suspends country's football chief and four other officials over allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the national women’s team, officials say
Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson to join pro-Brexit march, counter-protest planned

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson joins right-wing demonstrators converging in London on Sunday for a pro-Brexit march.

Nigerian media and political accountability

“Only a redeemed media can redeem the nation from drowning in the turbulence of malicious misinformation and hate-mongering that is already gathering,” – Prof Ayobami Ojebode on Thursday, November 29 at the Radio Nigeria 2018 Annual Lecture in Abuja.
Adams Oshiomhole

2019: Unease in APC, PDP as INEC closes substitution window

There is unease in the parties as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) closes window of substitution of candidates for the 2019 governorship and state Assembly elections.

Ishaya Bamaiyi: How I was defrauded of $8.4 million by Fred Ajudua

A former Chief of Army Staff, General Ishaya Bamaiyi, has told a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja how an alleged fraudster, Fred Ajudua, collected millions of dollars from him totalling about $8.4m.
Fifteen media organisations, including the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), have joined forces to combat fake news and misinformation ahead of the 2019 general elections.

2019: Media organisations collaborate against fake news

Fifteen media organisations, including the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), have joined forces to combat fake news and misinformation ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

UK Parliament seized internal documents related to Facebook’s privacy and data decisions

The documents reportedly contain “significant revelations” about the decisions that set the stage for the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Slump in oil price threatens government’s economic forecast

The downward slide of crude price may hamper current economic prospects in the country, particularly if the development refuses to abate, oil and gas analysts have said.

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AFCONQ: Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo finishes as top scorer

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has finished the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series, as the top scorer.

PDP: How Jimi Agbaje hijacked money sent for campaigns

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has accused Jimi Agbaje, its governorship candidate in the just-concluded general election, of allegedly hijacking funds meant for the prosecution of the elections in the state.
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Godwin Aguda nets brace as Rangers thrash Remo Stars 5-2 in Enugu

A brace from Godwin Aguda helped Rangers International FC register a 5-2 victory over Remo Stars FC in Match Day 12 of the Nigeria Professional Football League this evening.
Ex-Nigeria international, Emmanuel Amuneke has qualified Tanzania for its first Africa Cup of Nations since 1980.

Emmanuel Amuneke helps Tanzania secure first AFCON ticket in 39 years

Former Super Eagles assistant coach Emmanuel Amuneke made history with Tanzania by guiding the Taifa Stars to their first Africa Cup of Nations appearance in 39 years, after they defeated Uganda 3-0 at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam on Sunday.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

Atiku Abubakar congratulates Governors Tambuwal, Ortom on re-election

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, says the victory of the candidates of the PDP in both Sokoto and Benue states is an acknowledgement from Nigerians that the PDP is the only truly national party in the country.