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WAEC to release 2020 SSSCE results next week

The West African Examinations Council has said the results of the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination would be released next week. The results were supposed to be out today but the examination body said the postponement was due to…

“They came to kill”: Lagos shooting survivor recalls experience

She hasn’t been able to sleep for a week and at first wanted just “to stay hidden”. But this survivor of the shooting of peaceful Nigerian protesters at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos last week says she realised that she…

Okonjo-Iweala elected WTO DG

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s nominee for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, has emerged winner of the highly competitive race. According to a Vanguard newspaper report, the former minister polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to…

Sex cult leader Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison

Disgraced ‘self-improvement’ guru Keith Raniere has been sentenced to 120 years in prison for turning girls and young women into sex slaves.  Raniere, who followers called ‘Vanguard’, had a secret sorority, Nxivm, where he forced girls and women to have…

Lewandowski’s ex-manager arrested on charges of alleged $23m blackmail against football ace

Bayern Munich goal machine Robert Lewandowksi’s battle with his ex-manager has taken another twist after the footballer-turned-agent was arrested in Warsaw, with outlets reporting “criminal threats” towards the Poland captain. The regional prosecutor’s office in Warsaw is said to have…

Leicester keeper Levell on why number 28 matters so much to her

After Leicester City goalkeeper Kirstie Levell’s older brother died five years ago, there was only one number she wanted on her shirt. Levell, who wears the “special” number 28, joined Leicester in the summer and wanted something to “remind her…

Turkish govt condemns ‘disgusting’ Charlie Hebdo cartoon showing Erdogan ‘in private’

Ankara has accused Charlie Hebdo of promoting hatred after the French satirical magazine published a front-page caricature of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid cultural tensions between France and Muslim countries. The cartoon shows the Turkish leader lounging in his underwear…

Meet the maverick owner behind every Russian’s second-favourite team

In the age of the super-club, the Champions League will arrive in rare new territory on Wednesday when Chelsea land in southern Russia. Their opponents are FC Krasnodar, upstarts by anyone’s measure, but this is a club with a uniquely…

How a priest rose emerged Seychelles’ president

On his sixth attempt Wavel Ramkalawan, an Anglican cleric, has become Seychelles’ president ending decades in opposition, but as Tim Ecott reports from the Indian Ocean archipelago – he now has to bring the country together. Short presentational grey line…

Jurgen Klopp names three Liverpool stars that could replace Fabinho at centre-back

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admitted losing Fabinho to injury was the ‘last thing’ his side needed after Virgil van Dijk was ruled out for the season. The Brazilian limped out of Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Midtjylland with a hamstring strain.…

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