French prosecutors seek trial for football star Karim Benzema over sextape scandal

French prosecutors on Thursday asked for ex-national team star and Real Madrid footballer Karim Benzema to face trial on charges of involvement in an alleged attempt to blackmail fellow player Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape almost five years ago.…

Ramos penalty sends Real four points clear

Sergio Ramos’ penalty sent Real Madrid four points clear at the top of La Liga with a hard-fought win over Getafe. Real looked as if they were going to be frustrated until Mathias Olivera fouled Dani Carvajal, with Ramos stepping…

Real Madrid top of La Liga after beating Espanyol

Real Madrid are two points clear at the top of La Liga after grinding out a victory at bottom club Espanyol. Casemiro scored the only goal as he latched onto Karim Benzema’s brilliant no-look backheel through the legs of defender…

*Lagos generated N25bn during lockdown, leveraging on technology – Head ICT-LIRS (Guardian) *Police arrest two robbery suspects at Lagos checkpoint (Punch)

Lagos generated N25bn during lockdown, leveraging on technology – Head ICT-LIRS (Guardian) The Lagos Inland Revenue Service (LIRS) says it generated a whooping N25 billion through taxation in April when there was total lockdown. Mr Rasheed Olu-Ajayi, Head, Information and…

*Court remands 2 cousins over alleged murder of Maersk MD’s wife (Guardian) *Hoodlum kills Lagos community leader during police raid (Punch)

Court remands 2 cousins over alleged murder of Maersk MD’s wife (Guardian) An Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Wednesday remanded two cousins: Olamilekan Goke and Akande Adeyinka, at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre over alleged rape and murder of the…

Ancelotti accused of €1m tax fraud

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has been accused by prosecutors in Spain of not paying €1m in taxes. The charge relates to tax due for image rights earnings during the Italian’s time as Real Madrid boss in 2014-15. The Madrid Community…

Borussia Dortmund move a step closer to a women’s team

Borussia Dortmund are the largest European men’s club without a women’s football team. After pressure from fans on the terraces and Germany’s captain expressing her interest, the club have moved toward change. It was easy to miss unless you’re a…

Real Madrid scouts Erling Haaland as Bundesliga returns

Real Madrid scouts are reportedly planning to spy on Borussia Dortmund striker and Erling Haaland this weekend as the Bundesliga marks a return from the coronavirus pandemic. Dortmund are one of the first sides to return as they welcome Schalke…

Don’t rush to restart La Liga, Bale warns

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale says there should be no rush to restart La Liga during the coronavirus lockdown as the Spanish football federation plans tests and a return to training. Testing players is being discussed with a view to…

Real Madrid players to take 10-20% pay cut amid coronavirus pandemic

Real Madrid’s players, coaches and “main directors” will take a pay cut of 10-20% this year as the club deals with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Football in Spain has been suspended indefinitely since March, when the country declared…

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