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April 24, 2017 3:04 PM El Clásico had everything and Messi is everything

On Saint Jordi’s day, patron saint of Catalonia, Messi slays Madrid and takes Barca top Lionel Messi had a black eye, a bloody mouth and his Barcelona shirt in his hands. The board had gone up signalling two minutes left in the clásico: not enough for anyone – this was the game that should have gone on for ever – but just enough for another twist, even later 17

April 24, 2017 2:13 PM 3 African countries chosen to test 1st malaria vaccine

Malaria kills about half a million a year In this 2009, file photo, a mother holds her baby receiving a malaria vaccine as part of a trial in Western Kenya. The World Health Organization says three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine. (Karel Prinsloo/Associated Press) Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's 11

April 24, 2017 11:39 AM Three African countries to test first malaria vaccine

JOHANNESBURG -- Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with hundreds of thousands of young children, who have been at highest risk of death. The vaccine, which has partial effectiveness 10

April 24, 2017 11:04 AM Three African countries chosen to test first malaria vaccine Add to ..

Three African countries have been chosen to test the world’s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with hundreds of thousands of young children, who have been at highest risk of death. The vaccine, which has partial effectiveness, has the potential 11

April 24, 2017 4:03 AM Why Buhari should go for second term — Oyegun, APC chairman

Chief Odigie-Oyegun was one of Nigeria’s most accomplished civil servants having retired as a permanent secretary in the eighties. His first political advent was in the early nineties when he beat the odds to emerge governor of the newly created Edo State in January, 1992 on the platform of the Social Democratic Party, SDP. As governor he was one of those 15

April 23, 2017 11:11 PM Tension in Osun over ex-Gov Adeleke’s death; autopsy ordered

OSOGBO—THERE was tension in Osun State over the decision to carry out an autopsy on the corpse of the first executive governor of the state, Sen Isiaka Adeleke, who died, yesterday, in Osogbo after allegedly suffering a heart attack. Adeleke, a serving senator representing Osun West Senatorial District, was said to have died at Bikets Hospital in the state 17

April 23, 2017 9:13 PM Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Messi hits Barca 500 with last gasp El Clasico winner

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday. Messi had broken a three-year goalless drought against Madrid to cancel out Casemiro’s opener for Madrid in the first-half. Ivan Rakitic’s stunning strike and a red card for Madrid 13

April 23, 2017 7:51 PM Crystal Palace beat Liverpool 2 -1

Premier League Crystal Palace beat Liverpool 2 -1 Benteke handed a massive boost to Palace's survival hopes with a goal in each half to cancel out Philippe Coutinho's brilliant opener for the Reds and turn the game on its head. Liverpool paid £32m for Benteke when they signed him from Aston Villa in 2015 but sold him to Palace for £27m a year later 14

April 23, 2017 5:03 PM FA Cup: Arsenal to play Chelsea in the final

Arsenal will take on Chelsea in the final of the FA Cup, after they came from behind to beat Manchester City 2-1 in their semi-final clash on Sunday. Sergio Aguero put Pep Guardiola’s men ahead, with a dink over Petr Cech, after receiving a long pass from Yaya Toure. The Gunners levelled after the break, after Nacho Monreal volleyed in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 14

April 23, 2017 1:08 PM Conte blasts schedule as Chelsea face crucial week

London - Antonio Conte claims Chelsea have been harshly treated by the Premier League fixture planners as the leaders try to survive a "crucial week" in the title race. Conte's side beat Tottenham 4-2 in a thrilling FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday to book a final date with Arsenal or Manchester City. The Blues were under the cosh for long periods 12