*I’m under pressure to release ministerial list, says Buhari (Punch) * Atiku’s witnesses claim presidential election results were falsified (Nation)

I’m under pressure to release ministerial list, says Buhari (Punch) President Muhammadu Buhari admitted on Thursday night that he had been under unprecedented pressure to release the names of his ministerial-nominees. The President, who made a brief remark during a…

Floyd Mayweather reveals surprise Manny Pacquaio rematch stance (Express)

Floyd Mayweather has all but ruled but a return to the boxing ring to face rival Manny Pacquaio in a rematch. The two legendary fighters fought each other back in 2015 – a bout that Floyd Mayweather dominated and won…

Floyd Mayweather plans to earn £63million from five boxing exhibitions in 2019 (Metro)

Floyd Mayweather has announced he plans to take part in as many as five exhibition boxing matches in 2019. The retired 50-0 boxer laced up his gloves last December to take on Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a fight widely…

Ambode swears in Muri-Okunola as HOS (Punch) * Thousands of Nigerians to miss visa appointments as US embassy closes indefinitely (Punch)

Ambode swears in Muri-Okunola as HOS (Punch) Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday swore in Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola as the 21st Head of Service. Ambode in his remarks at the ceremony held at the Lagos House, Alausa, described…

Mayweather, Messi tops sports’ highest earners in 2018 (AA)

American boxer Floyd Mayweather reclaimed his title as the world’s highest-paid athletes in 2018 with $285 million earnings. Forbes on Thursday released its list of the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes. A 41-year-old boxer was followed by Argentinean footballer Lionel Messi…

Pacquiao teases Mayweather rematch after January bout (Guardian)

Filipino veteran Manny Pacquiao revealed Monday he has spoken with Floyd Mayweather about a possible sequel to their 2015 super fight, but said no decision would be taken on a rematch until the New Year. Speaking in New York to…

Mayweather to fight kickboxer Nasukawa (BBC)

Boxer Floyd Mayweather will fight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan on 31 December, after signing a deal with a mixed martial arts company. Former five-weight world champion Mayweather beat UFC’s Conor McGregor in a boxing match in August 2017 to…

Groups deplore presidency for failure to stop killing of Liman, others (Guardian) * EFCC obtains court order to detain Fayose for two weeks …ex-gov to sue anti-graft agency (Punch)

Groups deplore presidency for failure to stop killing of Liman, others (Guardian) The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has decried President Muhammadu Buhari for his failure stop the killing of Hauwa Liman and other aids workers that were…

Nurmagomedov wants to fight Mayweather (BBC)

UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to succeed where rival Conor McGregor failed, calling out boxer Floyd Mayweather by saying: “In the jungle there is only one king.” Russian Nurmagomedov, 30, beat McGregor on 6 October to extend his unbeaten mixed…

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