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Mats Hummels blames illness for poor show in Bayern defeat

Mats Hummels has blamed illness for his poor performance in Bayern Munich’s defeat at Borussia Dortmund in Saturday’s Bundesliga showdown that left the defending champions seven points behind in the table.
Joachim Low

Joachim Low: Mesut Ozil disappointed me on a human level

Germany boss Joachim Low expressed his disappointment at Mesut Ozil on “human terms” following the Arsenal star’s retirement from international football.
President of EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker gestures ahead of a College Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on July 18, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - JOHN THYS

EU threatens US with $20 billion tit-for-tat tariffs

The EU is mulling tit-for-tat tariffs of around $20 billion on US products if Washington goes ahead with its threat of new tolls on European cars, the bloc’s trade commissioner said Wednesday.

Germany ‘under pressure’ after Mexico World Cup defeat

Toni Kroos and Mats Hummels criticised Germany's failings after the holders slipped to a shock 1-0 defeat against Mexico in their opening World Cup match on Sunday.

Thomas Muller: Bayern Munich keep making same mistakes against Real Madrid

Muller, however, said the Bundesliga champions have nothing to be ashamed about after they were knocked out from the Champions League following their semi-final second leg tie with Zinedine Zidane’s men on Tuesday night.

Jupp Heynckes: Why Bayern Munich lost to Real Madrid at Allianz Arena

Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes has revealed why his side fell 2-1 at home to Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinal first leg on Wednesday.

Joachim Low: Bayern Munich links ‘not a topic’ for me

Germany coach Joachim Low has said that reports linking him with the Bayern Munich post are simply “not a topic” in his eyes.

PSG’s Julian Draxler ‘surprised and sour’ at Unai Emery tactics in Real Madrid defeat

Julian Draxler has questioned Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery's tactics and told ZDF that he was "surprised and a bit sour" only coming onto the pitch 14 minutes from time.

Zimbabwean activists challenge legality of Emmerson Mnangagwa’s presidency in court

Zimbabwean activists have reportedly dragged President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy, Constantino Chiwenga, to the country's constitutional court, challenging their rise to power by forcing former president Robert Mugabe to resign.

South Africa knew what Zimbabwe military was up to – Robert Mugabe ex-spokesperson

South Africa’s defence forces were kept constantly updated on the Zimbabwean military operation that removed Robert Mugabe from power, the former president’s spokesperson has said.

What they said at the World Cup 2018 draw

The World Cup 2018 draw in Moscow on Friday threw up some tantalising group-stage encounters for next year’s finals, including 2010 winners Spain’s clash against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.

No reason to fear our World Cup draw – Germany’s Joachim Loew

Germany manager Joachim Loew said he saw no reason to fear the reigning champions’ opponents after they were paired with Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in the 2018 World Cup draw.

Robert Mugabe ‘had overstayed the hospitality of Zimbabweans’ – Zanu-PF

Zanu-PF has reportedly welcomed the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, saying that he had overstayed in his position as leader of the country.

I won’t stand in the way of Zimbabwean people and Zanu-PF – Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe’s ousted deputy president Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday said that the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF)’s intervention was "aimed at preserving the ethos of our struggle against British Colonialism".

Grace’s allies ‘fished out’ from Mugabe’s Borrowdale mansion – report

Two leaders of Zanu-PF's Generation 40 (G40) faction – Political Commissar Saviour Kasukuwere and Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo - have reportedly been arrested by the army.

Ousted ex-Zimbabwean VP Emmerson Mnangagwa ‘to lead transitional govt’ in proposed deal – report

A report on Thursday said that "a deal has been proposed that former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa should lead a transitional government that will be constituted of stakeholders from other political parties" in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe’s Morgan Tsvangirai, war vets leader Christopher Mutsvangwa fly back home ‘for negotiations’

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Morgan Tsvangirai and war veterans leader Christopher Mutsvangwa reportedly flew back home from South Africa on Wednesday.

Zuma sends envoy to Zimbabwe as Botswana warns against travel

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma Wednesday sent a special envoy to Zimbabwe as Botswana cautioned its citizens against travelling to the neighbouring country grappling with a leadership crisis.

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Presidency: There’ll be no ‘Obi-tuary’ for TraderMoni

Lauretta Onochie, special assistant to the president on social media, has lauded Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo for his commitment towards the TraderMoni scheme, officially called Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP).
Philip Shaibu

Edo government announces bid for 2020 National Sports Festival

The Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, who made the announcement at a press conference in Edo Government House, Benin, said the state was poised to re-enact its prominence in sports.

ICPC set to arraign former OAU lecturer over sex-for-marks scandal

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is set to arraign a former lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Richard Akindele, at the Federal High Court, Osogbo, for allegedly demanding sex from one of his students, Monica Osagie, in order to upgrade her academic result from fail to pass.

Another 116 stranded Nigerians return from Libya

The returnees who had tried to proceed to Europe en-route Libya were repatriated from the North African country by International Organisation for Migration (IOM).