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Spain has won its first Women’s World Cup championship with a 1-0 victory over England. The win for Spain in just its third World Cup appearance prevented the Lionesses (the reigning European champions), from bringing the trophy back to England for the first time since 1966. Spain won on a goal from Olga Carmona in […]

Reigning World 100m hurdles champion and record holder, Tobi Amusan has been given the green light to compete at the upcoming World Athletics Championships set to begin this Saturday in Budapest, Hungary. Previously, the 26-year-old athlete faced charges of three whereabouts failures, which constitutes an anti-doping rule violation for missing three out-of-competition tests within a […]

England moved on to its first Women’s World Cup championship game with a 3-1 victory Wednesday over co-host Australia, ending the Matildas captivating run through the tournament. Ella Toone gave England the lead in the first half with a superb first-time strike which sailed into the top corner. The Lionesses controlled proceedings until the second […]

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the postponement of the Kickoff date of the 2023/2024 season of the Nigerian Premier League. The IMC had originally scheduled August 26 as the NPFL kickoff date for the 2023/24 season. The organisers, according to a release, extended the resumption date of […]

Sen. Remi Tinubu, the wife of Nigeria’s President, has received members of the Super Falcons at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The First Lady received the players with the wife of the Vice President Hajia Nana Shettima and wife of the Senate President Mrs Ekaette Akpabio The first lady received the team on Monday, a week […]

Alessia Russo fired England into the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup in a 2-1 win against Colombia on Saturday. The Arsenal striker’s second-half goal completed a come-from-behind win for the Lionesses after Leicy Santos had given the Colombians a first-half lead. Lauren Hemp equalized before halftime and Russo struck the winner in the 63rd […]

Co-hosts Australia reached the Women’s World Cup semifinals for the first time on Saturday, sending a sell-out crowd in Brisbane into ecstasy, with an incredible penalty shootout victory over France. The penalties shootout ended 7-6 against France setting the stage for Australia in the last four of the Women’s World Cup. Australia goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold […]

Outplayed, outclassed but somehow, somehow, not out. Lauren James’s sending-off in the 85th minute for a stamp on Michelle Alozie was symptomatic of a frustrated England, who scraped past a tactically superior and better organised Nigeria on penalities to progress to the World Cup quarter-finals. This was the realaction on the pitch on Monday as […]

Arsenal beat Manchester City 4-1 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in regulation on Sunday to win the Football Association’s Community Shield at Wembley Stadium, a match that serves as a traditional curtain-raiser to the season. The match is typically played between the winners of last season’s Premier League and FA Cup. Because […]

The U.S and South Africa Women’s Soccer team have crashed out of the 2023 World Cup. Defending champion U.S. crashed out on Sunday after losing to Sweden on penalty kicks in round of 16. It was a cagey start to the contest in Melbourne, with Sweden dominating most of the ball and the USA looking […]

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Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have rescued seven female students of Federal University Gusau in Zamfara State and three construction workers who were abducted by bandits last Friday. A top military source confirmed the development. Following the “prompt response” of troops of land and air components of the Joint Task Force of Operation Hadarin Daji, […]

President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday announced that France would withdraw its ambassador from Niger, followed by the French military contingent in the coming months, in a move welcomed by Niger’s military leaders as a “step towards sovereignty”. Macron’s announcement comes two months after a coup in the west African country that ousted the pro-Paris president […]

Governor Dauda Lawal has called  for urgent and comprehensive investigation into alleged secret negotiations between some  Federal Government agencies and bandits in Zamfara State. The Governor’s demand followed reports of alleged negotiations between a delegation of some agencies of the Federal Government and bandits group in Zamfara, without the knowledge of the State Government. The […]

A section of the building complex of Nigeria’s apex court, the Supreme Court of Justice located in the Three Arms Zone of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has been gutted by fire. Spokesperson of the Court, Festus Akande, confirmed the incident. “Yes, there was a fire that perhaps resulted from an electrical fault in the […]

Three persons were rescued on Sunday night, after a 40ft container fell on a Toyota Corolla car in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos State  The Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, who confirmed the  incident, said the victims were rescued at the Abalti Barrack end of the Ojuelegba Bridge, Surulere. “The rescue alert […]

 The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has approved a three-month grace period for owners of 167 revocked plots of land in the territory to begin to develop them or get their allocation papers revoked. DIPLOMATIC DIARY earlier reported that a host of prominent Nigerians,  politicians and businesses were affected by the decision of […]

President Bola Tinubu has directed security agencies to rescue the remaining female students of the Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State, who were recently abducted by terrorists.  The students were Kidnapped on Thursday night when suspected bandits attacked their off campus residence in Sabon-Gida community, in the Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Six of the […]

Over four tons of illicit and controlled drugs including consignments of nitrous oxide popularly known as laughing gas, skunk, codeine syrup, methamphetamine and tramadol have been intercepted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), during interdiction operations in Lagos, Kogi, FCT, Jigawa, Kaduna, Sokoto and Edo states. Giving a breakdown of the […]

Nigeria, along with several UN Member States, civil society delegates, and other interested parties, has endorsed a declaration aimed at accelerating initiatives to eliminate Tuberculosis (TB) by the year 2030. The document lays out ambitious new targets for the next five years that include reaching 90 per cent of people with TB prevention and care […]

The Nigerian government has launched a national talent export programme tagged the National Talent Export Programme (NATEP). The program is designed to create at least, one million jobs over the next five years as a special purpose vehicle. Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite, announced this on the sidelines of the 78th […]