Sanchez set for Premier League debut, Klopp under pressure

Alexis Sanchez is poised to make his Premier League debut for Manchester United against Spurs on Wednesday as Liverpool seek to halt a mini-slump after their spectacular win against Manchester City. Elsewhere in a full set of midweek fixtures Chelsea host Bournemouth, runaway leaders Manchester City take on West Brom and Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set […]

The 2018 SLAY Festival Is Here

Remember the SLAY Festival that women couldn’t stop talking about last year? It’s back! The festival, which is its second edition, is billed to attract over 3000 women across Africa. The 2018 SLAY Festival is where you will get the best opportunity for engagement in a long time   Remember the SLAY Festival that women […]

Federer on Nadal’s heels in rankings

Roger Federer’s victory in the Australian Open has taken him to within 155 points of world number one Rafael Nadal in the ATP rankings released on Monday. Nadal, who was knocked out in the quarter-finals in Melbourne, has 9,760 points with Federer on 9,605. Marin Cilic, who took Federer to five sets in the final, […]

FAAN begins evacuation of abandoned aircraft from MMA airside

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Monday said it had started the evacuation of abandoned aircraft at the airside of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos. Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, the General Manager, Corporate Communications, FAAN, confirmed the development to newsmen in Lagos. Yakubu said that no fewer than 13 aircraft had been abandoned […]

Regime air raids kill 33 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Regime air strikes have killed 33 civilians in the past 24 hours in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib where government forces are fighting jihadists, a monitor said on Monday. On Monday alone, the strikes killed 16 civilians including 11 in a vegetable market in the town of Saraqeb, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights […]

Kenya opposition to swear-in leader as ‘president’

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga is planning to have himself sworn in as an alternative president on Tuesday, seen as a final push to challenge Uhuru Kenyatta’s election. Odinga challenged the result of the original August vote winning an unprecedented annulment, but then boycotted the court-ordered re-run in October handing victory to Kenyatta who won […]

Outstanding five: Iheanacho, Obi and others who rocked the weekend

Kelechi Iheanacho Claude Puel’s words on Kelechi Iheanacho’s need to improve has sparked a streaky run in the cup. Iheanacho further showed marked improvements with his brace against Peterborough. His first goal was top quality as he curled a low strike from outside the area. A misplaced back pass from the Peterborough midfield fell to […]

90,000 flee Philippine volcano stretching relief camps

The number of Filipinos fleeing from the erupting Mayon volcano to safe zones has swelled to nearly 90,000, officials said Monday, worsening a sanitation crisis in the already stretched relief camps. President Rodrigo Duterte flew to the central city of Legazpi on Monday to assess the disaster zone, some two weeks after the country’s most […]

‘Super Eagles is Argentina’s major threat at World Cup’

Argentine midfielder Emiliano Rigoni has singled out the Super Eagles of Nigeria as their toughest opponent at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The two nations are in Group D and will clash in the final group game at Saint Petersburg on June 26. However, the Zenit St. Petersburg right-winger reckons it will be […]

Aubameyang close to Arsenal move – reports

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is closing on a switch from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal as Arsene Wenger looks to boost his forward options, reports in Germany and Britain said on Monday. German magazine Kicker reported the clubs had agreed on a 63-million-euro ($78 million, £55 million) fee for the player and that as part of the deal […]