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August 18, 2017 1:53 PM Real Madrid step up offer for Manchester United’s David De Gea

Real Madrid are back in their attempt to lure Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea to the Spanish capital city. Real Madrid failed in their attempt to sign De Gea two years ago, but are hoping to be more successful this time. According to The Sun UK, with Real coach Zinedine Zidane having decided he does not need a new outfield signing after the club’s 16

August 17, 2017 9:04 PM ASUU strike: Hope dashed as union, FG’s meeting ends in deadlock

The end to the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) seems not to be in sight as the meeting between the Nigerian government and the union has hit the rocks. During the meeting, which held on Thursday, the Federal Government promised to fulfill some of the conditions being demanded by the Academic Staff Union 18

August 17, 2017 1:18 PM South African borders on alert to ensure Grace Mugabe does not flee

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Police have put a "red alert" on South Africa's borders to prevent any attempt by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel, to flee the country. Her husband, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, has meanwhile showed up in South Africa for a regional summit, complicating the diplomatic 22

August 17, 2017 10:07 AM Russian finds signs of “extremist activity” in Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russia’s justice ministry said Thursday that it has added Jehovah’s Witnesses to its black list, formalising a ban for the Christian movement over alleged “extremist activities.” In a statement, the ministry said that the decision “had entered legal force” to ban the activities of the central organisation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia and also all 395 local 14

August 17, 2017 10:03 AM Result: Real Madrid cruise past Barcelona to win Supercopa de Espana

Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema help Real Madrid to a 2-0 win over Barcelona in the second leg of the Supercopa de Espana and a 5-1 victory on aggregate. Real Madrid have won the Supercopa de Espana for a 10th time thanks to a convincing 5-1 aggregate victory against arch-rivals Barcelona. Los Blancos added a couple of goals to their tally at the Bernabeu 16

August 16, 2017 11:15 PM Marco Asensio continues to announce arrival in dominant Real showing

Real Madrid racked up a comprehensive 5-1 aggregate scoreline in the Spanish Super Cup with a 2-0 victory in the Bernabeu on Wednesday to lift a second title in 2017-18, as Zinedine Zidane's side attempt to pull off an unprecedented single-season sextuple. Marco Asensio added another belter to his opening-leg strike, and Karim Benzema scored a pure striker's 18

August 16, 2017 6:11 PM Real Madrid fail with appeal for Ronaldo’s ban, Portugal captain to miss five games

Real Madrid have failed in an attempt to have Cristiano Ronaldo’s five-match suspension overturned. Ronaldo was given the punishment, after he pushed referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea during their 3-1 win over Barcelona, in the first leg of their Super Cup clash. Although he could have been suspended for up to 12 matches due to the reaction, the Spanish 15

August 15, 2017 12:49 PM Man docked over alleged attempt to commit offence

A 42-year-old man, Friday Buoro, was on Tuesday arraigned in a Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, for alleged attempt to commit an offence. The defendant, a resident of Nasarawa State, was docked on a count charge of attempt to commit an offence. The prosecutor, Donaldtus Abbah, told the court that Omole Victor, a security man attached to Jaiz Bank, Central 17

August 15, 2017 6:15 AM China imposes import bans on North Korean iron, coal and seafood

China is to stop importing coal, iron, iron ore and seafood from North Korea. The move is an implementation of UN sanctions, which were imposed in response to North Korea's two missile tests last month. China accounts for more than 90% of North Korea's international trade. Beijing had pledged to fully enforce the sanctions after the US accused it of not doing 23

August 14, 2017 12:15 PM The Latest: Top US officer warns NKorea that military ready

The top U.S. military officer says the United States wants to peacefully resolve a deepening standoff with North Korea but is also ready to use the "full range" of its military capabilities in case of provocation. The comments by Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford in meetings Monday with senior South Korean military and political officials appeared to be an attempt 21