La Liga announces plans to play regular season games

La Liga’s organizing body announced on Thursday that it plans to hold regular season Spanish top flight games in the United States in the future. “LaLiga, Spain’s top-flight soccer competition, and Relevent, a multinational media,...

Lawmakers charged with treason over stoning of president’s convoy

Three Ugandan lawmakers, who are critics of President Yoweri Museveni, were charged with treason for their alleged role in the stoning of Museveni’s convoy, a charge sheet from a Magistrates’ Court in Gulu showed...

Atletico Super Cup win vindicates my decision to stay, Griezmann says

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann says his side’s 4-2 win over Real Madrid to win the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday vindicates his decision to reject a move to FC Barcelona. The France striker was...

Cash economy fuelling Boko Haram activities, says UN committee

The predominance of the cash economy is a major factor fuelling the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin region, a UN report has revealed. This was...

Atletico take revenge on Real Madrid to lift UEFA Super Cup

Atletico Madrid finally got their own back on Real Madrid in European competition by snatching a 4-2 win over their city rivals after extra time to lift the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday. Diego Costa...

NNPC explains drop in gas supply

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that the drop in power generation could have been triggered by the continuous rejection of load by the distribution companies due to frequency management. The corporation disclosed...

Chinese firm to invest in Nigerian digital economy, education–Presidency

The Federal Government and a Chinese firm, NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited, have commenced a process to establish digital education institute and provide smart learning classrooms across the country, a presidential aide has said. Princess Adejoke...

Buhari deserves commendation for signing ‘Not-Too-Young-To-Run’ bill – Amb. Nsofor

Nigeria’s Ambassador to the U.S., Justice Sylvanus Nsofor (rtd) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for not excluding his office in signing the ‘Not-Too-Young-to-Run’ bill into law. Nsofor, who gave the commendation as a guest speaker...

Van Dijk praises goalkeeper Alisson’s impact on Liverpool defence

Goalkeeper Alisson’s commanding presence and skill on the ball are boosting the Liverpool defensive players’ confidence, Dutch centre-back Virgil van Dijk has said. Brazil international Alisson made his competitive debut in Liverpool’s 4-0 win over...

Abuja council allays fear of cholera outbreak

The Bwari Area Council in FCT says necessary measures are being put in place to forestall further spread of cholera in the area. The Head of Department of Health in the Council, Dr Sunday Goji,...

Saudi Arabia arrests citizen suspected of planning terror attack

Saudi Arabia on Thursday arrested a Saudi citizen suspected of planning a terror attack, Saudi Press Agency reported. The suspect, wearing what seemed like an explosive vest, resisted arrest and shot at the police, the...

Kenya launches modern diagnostics lab to boost HIV testing

Kenya’s Ministry of Health and private sector partners on Tuesday launched a state-of-the-art laboratory to enhance screening of the HIV virus amid quest to eliminate the killer disease by 2030. Rashid Aman, chief administrative secretary...

UNICEF: Rejected child migrants face worse situation on return

Migrant children sent back to their home countries from the U.S. and Mexico often face a situation worse than that which they were originally trying to escape, UNICEF said in a report published on...

Oil rises on Saudi output cut, Iran sanctions

Oil prices rose on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia said it cut production in July, adding to concerns over global supply as U.S. sanctions against Iran curb its exports. Benchmark Brent crude oil was higher at...