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Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin de Bruyne: Rejection by foster family fuelled my career

Belgian star Kevin de Bruyne has acknowledged that being rejected by a foster family as a teenager fuelled his footballing success.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne admits he was expecting Raheem Sterling to live up to the picture painted of him by the media.

Kevin de Bruyne: I thought Raheem Sterling would be a ‘d***head’

Kevin De Bruyne has admitted to thinking Raheem Sterling would be a "d***head" before getting to know his "humble" Manchester City team-mate.
Eric Cantona

Eric Cantona joins Juan Mata’s Common Goal initiative

Eric Cantona has become the latest star name to sign up to Juan Mata's Common Goal initiative.

Romelu Lukaku dedicates World Cup goal to mum, says it’s ‘promise kept’

Romelu Lukaku dedicated his second goal to his mother in a touching celebration during Belgium’s 3-0 victory over Panama on Monday. He said it was in fulfillment of his promise to his mother.

Dani Alves: My soul left my body when I knew I’d miss the World...

Dani Alves described the heart-breaking moment that his "soul went out of [his] body" as he injured his knee to crush his dreams of playing at the World Cup this summer with Brazil.

Gerard Pique: How Barcelona stars troll Real Madrid rivals on WhatsApp

Gerard Pique has revealed how Barcelona are using a secret all-Clasico WhatsApp group to rub rivals Real Madrid's noses in their excellent form this season.

Doctor said I’m fortunate to walk after World Cup-ending injury – Neymar

Neymar has told The Players' Tribune that doctors told him he was fortunate to be able to walk again following the challenge that ended his participation in the 2014 World Cup with Brazil.

World Cup: Neymar, Gerard Pique warn Super Eagles over Iceland

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has interviewed his former teammate Neymar on The Players Tribune.

I had Ronaldo’s 2002 World Cup hairstyle – Neymar

Brazil legend Ronaldo's incredible exploits at the 2002 World Cup may have inspired a generation of youngsters to try to copy his silky football skills, but Neymar tried to emulate his hero in a different way.

I almost resigned after Champions League final defeat – Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri says he considered quitting after Juventus were beaten by Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League, but something he learned as a child convinced him to continue.

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Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Appeal Court upholds Nasarawa governor’s election

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Kidnap Victim

Bandits abduct university engineer in Anambra

An engineer in the employ of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Emeka Chiaghana, has been abducted.
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Edo APC exco sacks Anselm Ojezua, elects David Imoise as acting chair

The crisis rocking the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has got messier with State Working Committee of the party passing a vote of no confidence in the state chairman, Anselm Ojezua.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.

Donald Trump open to deal with democrats over Barack Obama’s DACA programme

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signalled that he would be open to striking a deal with Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme if the U.S. Supreme Court were to uphold his decision to repeal the initiative.

Former minister urges federal government to restore sports commission

Former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, has said that the restoration of the governing system of the National Sport Commission (NSC) remains the best way of managing sports in Nigeria.