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Africa’s UFC ‘Predator’ targets legendary Velasquez – live on DStv

Officially the biggest puncher in combat sport history, Africa’s Francis Ngannou begins his journey to another heavyweight title shot this week when he meets legendary Cain Velasquez in the octagon at UFC Fight Night in Arizona. UFC fans can catch…

Thibaut Courtois wants ‘buddy’ Eden Hazard at Real Madrid (Metro)

Thibaut Courtois says he would happily welcome former teammate Eden Hazard to Real Madrid. The former Chelsea goalkeeper is now Real’s No.1, having left Stamford Bridge for the Spanish giants last summer. Courtois’ exit from Chelsea was hardly amicable as…

Onnoghen arrives CCT (Guardian)

Suspended Nigeria’s chief justice Walter Onnoghen has arrived at the Code of Conduct Tribunal where is facing trial for non-declaration of assets when he became the country’s top judge in 2016. The tribunal chairman Danladi Umar Wednesday ordered the inspector-general…

NEMA receives 160 Nigerians from Libya (Guardian)

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 160 stranded Nigerians from Libya. Alhaji Idris Muhammed, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, confirmed the development to newsmen on Friday in Lagos. Muhammed said the Nigerians arrived at…

Maurizio Sarri names the team he wants Chelsea to avoid in the Europa League (Metro)

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is desperate to avoid a reunion with Napoli in the Europa League. The under-fire Italian oversaw his side record a much needed victory in last night’s last 32 first leg tie against Malmo following Sunday’s morale…

Micro pig photobombs couple on their wedding day (Metro)

Meet Pumba – micro-pig, friend, and limelight thief. Pumba belongs to professional rugby player Callum, 24, and personal assistant Abbie, 29. They decided to kindly invite their pet pig to the wedding and have him appear in some of their…

Gerard Pique responds to Roger Federer jibe over new Davis Cup (Metro)

Gerard Pique admitted he ‘hates’ the Davis Cup being referred to as the ‘Pique Cup’ and hopes to prove critics wrong and make the newly-formatted competition a success. The Barcelona centre-back’s investment group Kosmos have backed radical changes to the…

Delta athletes grumble over Okowa’s cash reward for 2018 sports festival (Guardian)

Some athletes in Delta State are grumbling over what they term ‘meagre’ cash reward by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa after emerging overall winners at Abuja 2018 National Sports Festival. Team Delta was rewarded with over N403 million by Okowa on Monday…

Gareth Bale may be sanctioned for gesture (Guardian)

La Liga have asked the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to sanction Gareth Bale for a “provocative gesture” as he celebrated scoring in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Atletico Madrid. The Welshman made an arm gesture after scoring his side’s third…

PDP plans to smear security agencies using ‘faceless bloggers’ – APC (Guardian)

The ruling All Progressives Congress Friday alleged that the People’s Democratic Party is planning “using faceless bloggers to attack frontline security agencies” in order to discredit the presidential polls holding on Saturday. APC said PDP had also perfected all plans…

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