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Army denies restricting movement in Maiduguri (Vanguard)

Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 7 Division, Col. Kingsley Samuel, made the clarifications in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Samuel said that the military did not enforce restriction on travellers, adding that the report was mischievous and designed to cause…

Real Madrid confirm Solari as coach until 2021 (Guardian)

Santiago Solari on Tuesday was confirmed as Real Madrid coach until 2021 following his successful spell in charge as caretaker boss of the European champions. “Real Madrid’s board of directors met today and decided to name Santiago Solari as first-team…

Ranieri to the rescue as Fulham sack Jokanovic (Guardian)

Fulham appointed Italian veteran Claudio Ranieri as manager on Wednesday after sacking Slavisa Jokanovic in a bid to beat the drop from England’s Premier League. Jokanovic led Fulham back into England’s top flight in May 2018 but the 50-year-old Serbian…

Zlatan’s Galaxy debut strike voted MLS Goal of the Year (Guardian)

Swedish icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s first goal for the Los Angeles Galaxy, a 77th-minute equalizer from 40 yards last March, was named Major League Soccer’s Goal of the Year on Tuesday. In fan voting from among 16 finalists, the spectacular scoring…

Coup-plagued Fiji goes to the polls (Guardian)

Fiji’s second election since a 2006 military takeover — pitting one coup leader against another — passed off peacefully Wednesday, although heavy rain dampened voter turnout in the Pacific island nation. The ballot saw Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, the former…

Maurizio Sarri to let Ethan Ampadu leave Chelsea on loan

Chelsea star Ethan Ampadu is set to leave the club on loan in January with a number of Championship teams interested. The midfielder joined from Exeter City in 2017 and has become a Wales international in the last 12 months…

Diego Maradona names the best manager in the world (Metro)

Diego Maradona believes Jose Mourinho is the best manager in the world. The Argentina legend has tried his hand at management himself, but sees the Manchester United boss as the world’s best example of a head coach. Many football fans…

CNN sues Trump for barring reporter (CNN)

CNN has filed a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration of chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s access to the White House. The lawsuit is a response to the White House’s suspension of…

Nigeria to raise oil, condensate outputs in 2019 (Guardian)

Nigeria is to increase its daily oil production to 1.8 million in 2019. It would also raise its condensate output by 0.5 million bpd during the period. The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti…

Crude oil price slumps to one-year low (ThisDay)

Crude oil slide accelerated yesterday, with US futures suffering their steepest one-day loss in more than three years due to ongoing worries about weakening global demand and oversupply. US futures closed down 7.1 per cent, for a record 12th straight…

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