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Lagos government inspects ongoing clearance, dredging of drainage channels, canals

The Lagos State Government over the weekend inspected some ongoing drainage clearance and dredging projects across the state to ensure a flood-free Lagos. Mr Kunle...

Trump advisor asserts seeing no intel of Russia meddling

President Donald Trump’s national security advisor said Sunday he had seen no intelligence that Russia was again meddling in the US elections in favor...

Garin ends qualifier Mager’s run to claim Rio title

Chile’s Cristian Garin halted Italian qualifier Gianluca Mager’s Rio Open run with a hard-fought victory in the final on Sunday. The third-seeded Garin prevailed...

Opelka fires 27 aces in beating Nishioka in Florida

Towering American Reilly Opelka beat Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in three sets to win his second career ATP Tour title at the Delray Beach Open...

Qualifier Mager to face Garin in Rio final

The magic continued for Italian qualifier Gianluca Mager as he outlasted Hungary’s Attila Balazs to win their rain delayed semi-final in three sets at...

Opelka beats Raonic and will face Nishioka for Delray title

American Reilly Opelka surprised Canada’s second-seeded Milos Raonic in their rain-delayed semi-final to set up a meeting with Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka for the Delray...

Tsitsipas sinks Auger-Aliassime to win Marseille title again

Defending champion and second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3 6-4 on Sunday to win the Marseille Open for the second...

Nishioka rallies to upset Humbert in Florida semi-final

Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka fought back from a sluggish start to overpower sixth-seeded Frenchman Ugo Humbert in a rain-interrupted semi-final at the Delray Beach Open...

Lagos airport safe for international flights landing, FG assures

The Federal Government has announced that the two runways at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos have now been calibrated for CAT...

Nigerians to enjoy hourly train services on Lagos-Ibadan route soon – NRC

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says Nigerians will soon enjoy hourly train services on the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge rail line. The Lagos Railway District Manager,...

Nigeria denies it plans to hand over $100m from Abacha loot to Kebbi governor

The Nigerian government on Saturday said it is mischievous to claim that it asked the United States to give $100 million from loots recovered...

Tsitsipas to battle Auger-Aliassime for Marseille Open title

Greek second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik 7-5 6-3 to advance to his second consecutive Open 13 Provence final in Marseille on...

Thiem falls to Italian qualifier Mager in Rio quarter-finals

Top seed Dominic Thiem was knocked out of the Rio Open by Italian qualifier Gianluca Mager in the completion of a rain delayed quarter-final...

Halep survives Rybakina onslaught to win Dubai title

Top seed Simona Halep came back from a set down for the third time in the tournament to beat Kazakhstan’s rising star Elena Rybakina...

Residents lament high cost of house rent in Enugu

Some residents of Enugu have expressed concern over the astronomical rise in house rent in the city. A cross-section of the people, who spoke on...

US opposes Nigeria’s plan to hand Kebbi governor $100m from Abacha loot

The United States is opposing plans by Nigeria to give $100 million from loots recovered from former Nigeria military dictator Sani Abacha to Kebbi...

South African Anderson has second knee operation in five months

South Africa’s former world number five Kevin Anderson said on Friday he will be out of action for the foreseeable future after surgery on...

Rybakina sets up final showdown with Halep in Dubai

Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina marched into her fourth final of the season with a 7-6(5) 7-6(2) win over Petra Martic at the Dubai Duty Free...

NAF destroys ISWAP hideout, neutralises insurgents in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) hideout at Bukar Meram on the fringes...

Leah Sharibu’s mother meets Archbishop of Canterbury in London

The mother of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu Thursday met with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in London. Rebecca Sharibu is in London...

‘All-knowing’ Oshiomhole destroying APC, says Muiz Banire

A former national legal adviser of Nigeria’s ruling party has accused the party’s chairman of ruining it and asked him to “step aside” Muiz Banire...

Rybakina downs Pliskova to reach Dubai semis, Muguruza out

Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina produced another upset by beating second seed Karolina Pliskova 7-6(1) 6-3 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Thursday to...

Roger Federer to miss French Open, other tournaments

Tennis legend Roger Federer will not be playing at the French Open in June later this year. The former world number 1 disclosed that he...

Federer to miss French Open after knee surgery

Roger Federer has said he will miss a number of tournaments, including the French Open, after undergoing keyhole surgery on his knee in Switzerland...

Edem, Abiodun through to ITTF Portugal Open main draw

Nigeria’s Offiong Edem and Bode Abiodun worked their way into the main draw of the 2020 ITTF Challenge Plus Portugal Open after their stunning...

‘How British Airways abandoned over 300 Nigerians in Accra’

Although flight services have since resumed this week, the dust raised by last week’s disruptions is yet to settle. Just yesterday, a score of...

Sowore says Nigerian government ‘secretly’ asked court to order his rearrest

Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore has alleged that the Nigerian government ‘secretly’ asked the court to order his arrest. Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare...

Supreme Court affirms Lyon’s candidacy for APC in Bayelsa

The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the candidacy of David Lyon as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State. The...

Buhari approves enlargement of NDDC interim committee

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the enlargement of members of the interim management committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to...

INEC begins recruitment

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the recruitment of qualified candidates for various positions across all local government areas (LGAs). The available positions...

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