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September 22, 2017 12:50 PM 'We want to thank him for what he did with this club'

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has thanked departing striker Diego Costa for his contribution to the club and wished him well for the future. Costa has not featured for Chelsea since the FA Cup final in May and chose to remain in Brazil this summer rather than return to the Blues due to a dispute between the player and the club. However, on the back of sealing 15

September 21, 2017 6:30 PM Nigeria vs Zambia: Chipolopolo name 20-man squad for Uyo clash

Head coach of the Zambia national team, Wedson Nyirenda, has named a 20-man provisional squad, for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria next month. The Chipolopolo are three points behind the Super Eagles, following their back-to-back victories over Algeria. A victory in Uyo would put them in pole position to qualify for their first-ever World 17

September 21, 2017 3:33 PM Fulani herdsmen are criminals, not terrorists like IPOB – FG

The federal government of Nigeria, Thursday, said that the rampaging Fulani herdsmen reported to have killed lives and raped women as well as destroyed farmers’ farmlands in some states in the country are not terrorists but simply criminals. The federal government however said that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is a terrorists organization because 17

September 20, 2017 5:39 AM Ozil gives update on knee injury

Mesut Ozil has confirmed he is back in training following a knee injury. The German midfielder missed Sunday’s goalless draw at Chelsea and has been ruled out of the Carabao Cup clash with Doncaster on Wednesday by manager Arsene Wenger. Arsenal will return to Premier League action against West Brom on Monday and Ozil is expected to be involved. He took to Instagram 18

September 19, 2017 7:29 PM IPOB: I won’t dethrone Nnamdi Kanu’s father – Ikpeazu

ABUJA – GOVERNOR Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Tuesday said that he will not dethrone the traditional ruler of Afara Ukwu Ibeku Autonomous Community of the state, His Royal Highness, Eze Isreal Kanu, the father of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu because of the involvement of his son in the ongoing tension in the state 16

September 19, 2017 5:53 PM Neymar tells PSG chairman to sell Cavani over penalty bust-up against Lyon

Neymar has told Paris Saint-Germain to sell Edinson Cavani, after the two players clashed over taking a penalty. And now, according to Spanish outlet, Sport, the world’s most expensive player has told PSG chairman, Nasser Al-Khalifi, that the relationship is “broken” and playing together is “totally impossible”. The flashpoint came in the 79th minute 17

September 18, 2017 11:31 PM NWFL praises Obaseki – Punch Newspapers

The Nigeria Women’s Football League has commended the Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki for the Falconets’ 3-0 victory over Tanzania in their France 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier in Benin on Saturday. The state government, who hosted the encounter, also hosted both teams at Government House after the clash. The reverse fixture 18

September 17, 2017 11:25 PM Army terror in South East

I WOKE up this Thursday morning, and after my usual morning devotion, I consulted my Internet-enabled gadget as is now customary with most people. I was confronted by two very unfortunate fallout of the Nigerian Army’s Operation Python Dance II which is ongoing in the South East. There were many videos of men of our Army, in full combat gear, armed to the teeth 17

September 17, 2017 2:23 AM Ortom’s Second Term: To be or not to be?

In what appears to be a rehearsal of the 2019 governorship election in Benue, the state has, in the last few months, witnessed increasing behind-the-scenes activities and high powered consultations among political stakeholders. The race for who occupies the Benue People’s House, the seat of power, has taken off in earnest and the major gladiators are deploying 26

September 16, 2017 2:08 AM IPOB/Army Clash: Traders Close Shops In Kaduna Over Rumoured Attacks

There appears to be some tension building up in Kaduna State as most Igbo traders have closed their shops following rumours of a planned attack by hoodlums. This follows rumours that some youths are planning to launch an attack against Igbo’s and their investment due to the crisis in Abia and Rivers States between IPOB and soldiers. The police and the Kaduna 11