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Afcon 2019: ‘We are the second favourites’ – Rohr hopes Nigeria can challenge Algeria

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr denied suggestions his team are favourites going into Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations clash against Algeria. The North Africans triumphed over Cote d’Ivoire on penalties to secure a place in the last four while the Super Eagles defeated South Africa in a fiercely contested quarter-final game. Ahead of this clash at

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Gunmen Kill Senator Abbo’s Uncle, Abduct Nursing Stepmother

Gunmen have killed an uncle to Ishaku Abbo, the senator seen recently in a video assaulting a woman. The assailants also abducted Mr Abbo’s nursing stepmother during an attack in his home state of Adamawa on Saturday. Police and locals said the attack occurred in Muchalla ward in Mubi North Local Government of Adamawa State.

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President Buhari Speaks With Grieving Pa Fasoranti

President Muhammadu Buhari has been in phone contact with Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, whose daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunri, was killed by an armed gang on Kajola-Ore road, Ondo State Friday. The President condoled with the grieving nonagenarian, wishing him the comfort of God, and fortitude to bear the great loss. He also assured that

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IRT Arrests Syndicate Specialised In Robbing Bank Customers

Ten members of a notorious armed robbery gang, which specialises in robbing bank customers, have been arrested by operatives of DCP Abba Kyari Led Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team IRT in Lagos State. The suspects identified as Musibau Ogunbiyi, Rilwan Olarinwajo, Wahab Wasiu, Akeem Hassan, Idowu Taofiq, Sadiq Alada, Razaq Isah, Tunji Kundus,

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Wife Laments Death Of Nigerian PhD Student, Ewansiha, In Malaysian Detention Centre

The wife of a 34-year-old Nigerian PhD student, Thomas Orhions Ewansiha, has lamented the death of her husband in the Bukit Jalil detention centre earlier this week. In a video currently circulating on the social media, the mournful wife of the deceased who was in tears, wondered why her husband would be treated in such

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Ekiti Governor, Fayemi Endorses JKF Youth Cup

The relentless drives of the Ekiti Football Association to revive and develop football in the state, received another boost yesterday when the Executive Governor of the state, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, endorsed the JKF Youth Cup named after the sports loving governor. An obviously elated Chairman of Ekiti FA, Bayo Olanlege, expressed his happiness over

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Ekhomu Lauds IGP On Rescue Of Daura Monarch

President of Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON), Dr. Ona Ekhomu has praised the Inspector-General of Police Mr. Mohammed Adamu on the successful rescue of the District Head of Daura, Alhaji Musa Umar. He said that the performance by the police showed that it is capable of providing effective internal security

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Adeleke Family Accuses PDP Of Not Keeping Promises To Them

Deji Adeleke, older brother to Senator Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last Osun state governorship election, said on Thursday that many promises made by the PDP before the family accepted the party’s governorship ticket were not kept. Punch reports that, in a statement he signed in Osogbo yesterday, he

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Milan close in on Veretout move

Milan are nearing a deal for Fiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout, Gianluca Di Marzio reports. The 26-year-old has been targeted by the Rossoneri, who originally offered Lucas Biglia as part of a swap deal. But Fiorentina would prefer a straight sale, and Milan have now agreed to negotiate under those terms. Goal Share with:

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‘Trains don’t come around just once’ – Griezmann explains Barcelona U-turn

Antoine Griezmann has said the time was right to join Barcelona after completing a long-awaited switch from Atletico Madrid. The France forward has signed a five-year deal after Barca agreed to trigger his €120 million (£107m/$134m) release clause. Griezmann was seemingly set to join Barca in the summer of 2018 only to confirm during a

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