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Former American footballer OJ Simpson dies at 76

OJ Simpson, the former American footballer who was controversially cleared of double murder, has died aged 76, his family says. Orenthal James Simpson rose to fame as a college footballer before playing in the NFL. In 1995, he was acquitted of the murder of his former wife Nicole Brown and a friend in a trial […]

Actor Junior Pope Passes Away After Boat Accident

Tributes are pouring in for Nollywood actor Junior Odonwodo a.k.a. Junior Pope, whose life was cut short after he succumbed to his injuries sustained because of a boat accident on Wednesday. Nigerian celebrities and politicians took to social media to reflect on the life of the late actor, describing his sudden death as a great […]

Premier League to use semi-automated offside technology next season

The Premier League will introduce semi-automated offside technology next season to speed up decision-making after the clubs unanimously agreed on the move at a shareholders’ meeting yesterday. The Premier League currently has VAR officials check offsides but the system has faced heavy criticism for the time taken to come to a decision while also leaving […]

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany gets two-match ban

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has been handed a two-match touchline suspension following his red card against Chelsea on 30 March. He will serve a one-game ban immediately, with the other match suspended until the end of the year. Kompany was dismissed for protesting against a penalty decision that led to Lorenz Assignon being sent off. […]

White House moves to close ‘gun show loophole’

The White House is to close a loophole that allows thousands of firearms to be sold at gun shows and on the internet without federal background checks. It will classify around 23,000 vendors as licensed firearms dealers, making their gun sales subject to the checks. Attorney General Merrick Garland said the regulation was a “historic […]

Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu eyes NPFL club purchase

Billionaire banker and philanthropist, Tony Elumelu, says he is evaluating the possibility of owning a Nigerian Premier Football League club as part of his Corporate Social Responsibility.  Elumelu hinted at the prospect during discussions surrounding private ownership of clubs in Nigeria with the Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh. In response to a […]

Kannywood Actress Saratu Gidado has passed away at 56

A popular Kannywood actress, SARATU GIDADO, has passed away at the age of 56. Fondly known as Daso, the sad news was confirmed by relatives of the late actress who spoke to a Kano-based private radio station. Reports revealed that Daso was found lifeless on Tuesday morning after she returned to bed following Sahur, the […]

Arsenal earned a 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich in the UCL quarter-final first leg

Arsenal earned a 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich as Leandro Trossard’s late leveller stopped Harry Kane making a triumphant return to north London in last night’s Champions League quarter-final first leg. Arsenal had taken an early lead through Bukayo Saka before former Gunners winger Serge Gnabry put Bayern back on level terms. Then Harry Kane […]

Super Falcons qualify for 2024 Olympics

The Nigeria Football Federation unveiled a roster update on Monday, just four days before the 2024 Paris Olympic Games qualifier clash between the Super Falcons and African champions South Africa in Abuja

The Super Falcons have qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. The last time Nigeria’s Super Falcons reached the Olympics was 16 years ago. Nigeria beat South Africa 1-0 on aggregate to reach the Summer Olympics. Rasheedat Ajibade had scored from the spot in the first leg of the qualifiers in Abuja last Friday, while […]

Jacob Zuma wins court battle, to stand in South Africa’s next election

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma is free to run in May’s general election after an electoral court overturned a ban on his candidacy. Last month the electoral commission barred him over a contempt of court conviction. It argued the constitution prevented people from holding public office if convicted of a crime and sentenced to […]