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Al Ahly top the list of most successful football clubs in the world

The likes of Real Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona, Manchester United, Liverpool and Bayern Munich are known for their lucrative history, as well as recent successes which have come with their dominance on both a domestic and European level.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has stated Nigeria midfielder John Ogu reminds him of his former teammate Yaya Toure.

Barcelona’s Gerard lauds Nigeria midfielder John Ogu

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has stated Nigeria midfielder John Ogu reminds him of his former teammate Yaya Toure.
Nigeria skipper John Obi Mikel says that his return to international football was in accord with the discussion he had with coach Gernot Rohr, in which they agreed that he would only come back when he feels he is ready to give his very best again.

Mikel Obi: Poor Nigeria ending does not damage legendary status

As Nigerian football came out of its golden age in the latter part of the noughties, the larger-than-life personalities that had defined that era began to recede.
Kanu Nwankwo

Nwankwo Kanu gets appointment for AFCON, six others

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed former Nigeria internationals Kanu Nwankwo in the class special envoy for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Kanu Nwankwo

CAF appoint Nwankwo Kanu, Daniel Amokachi, others as AFCON ambassadors

Confederation of African Football has appointed Nwankwo Kanu, Daniel Amokachi and other former African superstars as Ambassadors for the forthcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nation in Egypt.

Yaya Toure on trial at second-tier Chinese club Qingdao

Former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has landed in China on a trial with second-tier Qingdao Huanghai, the club told AFP on Friday.
George Weah

George Weah, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o, others for Governor Ambode testimonial match

African football legends both in Nigeria and abroad will on Saturday, May 18, storm the Agege Stadium in Lagos to feature in the testimonial match organised to honour the outgoing Governor of the Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode.
Soccer Football – England & Soccer Aid World XI Training – Motspur Park, London, Britain – June 7, 2018 Soccer Aid World XI’s Yaya Toure during training Action Images via Reuters-Andrew Boyers

Yaya Toure contradicts agent’s retirement claim

Former Manchester City star Yaya Toure insists he has not retired despite his agent claiming that the Ivorian has ended his playing career.
WAIDI AKANNI

Waidi Akanni: Celebrating excellence in sports attracts more goodwill

Ex-international Waidi Akanni says there is need to celebrate promoters of sports in the country in order to attract more goodwill from corporate, states and individual sponsors.

Yaya Touré officially hangs up his boots

Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Touré has officially retired from football.
Manchester City legend Yaya Toure is heading into retirement at the age of 35, his agent Dimitri Seluk has revealed.

Manchester City legend Yaya Toure retires at the age of 35

The former Ivory Coast international, who also represented the likes of Barcelona and Monaco at the peak of his career, is set to explore a move into coaching and management.
Soccer Football – England & Soccer Aid World XI Training – Motspur Park, London, Britain – June 7, 2018 Soccer Aid World XI’s Yaya Toure during training Action Images via Reuters-Andrew Boyers

Yaya Toure not contemplating retirement

Ivory Coast legend Yaya Toure has no immediate plans to retire from football and has not ruled out playing in the Middle East, United States or Asia.
Soccer Football – England & Soccer Aid World XI Training – Motspur Park, London, Britain – June 7, 2018 Soccer Aid World XI’s Yaya Toure during training Action Images via Reuters-Andrew Boyers

Yaya Toure: Leonardo Bonucci’s Moise Kean comments ‘disrespectful’

Yaya Toure believes Leonardo Bonucci's reaction to his Juventus team-mate Moise Kean suffering racist abuse was "the worst scenario you can have in football".
Soccer Football – England & Soccer Aid World XI Training – Motspur Park, London, Britain – June 7, 2018 Soccer Aid World XI’s Yaya Toure during training Action Images via Reuters-Andrew Boyers

African great Yaya Toure blasts football chiefs over racism

Four-time African footballer of the year Yaya Toure says football authorities should be more proactive when it comes to racism.
Boubacar Barry celebrates after helping Ivory Coast beat Ghana to win the Africa Cup of Nations. Xinhua News Agency-Rex

Ivorian AFCON winning keeper Boubacar Barry retires from football

Ivory Coast's Nations Cup winning goalkeeper Boubacar Barry has announced his retirement from football with immediate effect.

Yaya Toure dreaming of Premier League return

Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure has not ruled out a return to the English Premier League following a failed stint back in Greece.
Mohamed Salah has been named African Player of the Year for the second time in succession.

Mo Salah: Winning CAF Player of the Year award a dream come true

Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohammed Salah says he’s delighted to have won the 2018 CAF Africa Player for the Year second successive year running.

CAF Awards: Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang make top three list

Reigning Confederation of African Football Player of the Year, Mohamed Salah, Senegalese player, Sadio Mane and Gabonese player, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, have made the top three list for the 2018 awards.

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NBS: Inflation rate now 11.24 per cent

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation with the index rising to 11.24 per cent in September.
Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy

Charly Boy set to perform at 2019 ‘Felabration’ Festival

Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as ‘Charly Boy’, is set to perform at the 2019 annual Felabration fiesta, a week-long celebration of the life and times Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
The Kebbi State border operations of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized over 379 gallons of smuggled oil, four bags of Moringa snuff, 59 bags of fertilizer and other prohibited items smuggled into Nigeria through illegal routes from neighboring countries.

Joint Customs-Miltary patrol kill alleged smuggler in Babura

A joint border patrol team of Customs and Military officers gunned down a suspected rice smuggler yesterday in the Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Absence of three defendants stalls ‘UNILAG gang-rape’ trial

The absence on Tuesday of three of the five students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), facing trial for allegedly gang-raping a student of the institution has stalled their criminal trial.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 8

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Nigeria better with equal representation of women in politics

Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has attributed the poor socio-economic and political situation in Nigeria to the inadequate participation of women in active politics.