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Tunisia, Senegal and Morocco are well placed to complete in November the five-nation African line-up for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah converted a stoppage-time penalty as Egypt sealed a dramatic 2-1 win over Congo to reach the World Cup finals.
Nigeria, Egypt and Tunisia could all book their spots at next year’s World Cup in the penultimate round of African qualifiers at the weekend, but the other two slots will only be decided next month.
The death toll from Egypt’s latest train disaster rose to 41 on Saturday as two drivers were questioned and cranes worked to clear the stricken railway line between Cairo and the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
North Korea has expressed support to a complete ban on nuclear weapons in the world, but intends to keep its nuclear arsenal if the United States has one.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, has urged the Federal High Court in Abuja to restrain President Muhammadu Buhari from continuing to hold the office of the Minister of Petroleum Resources.
The Imo State Police Command has arrested two suspected serial rapists in the state.
The youth wing of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has proposed that the nonagenarian should be allowed to die in office, fuelling speculation that the 93 year-old leader was not keen on relinquishing power.
The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde; a former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and key global experts have advised Nigeria, Argentina and other top countries battling corruption to use tools that can help reduce procurement costs by about 60 per cent.
Worried by incessant attacks on communities on Bassa Local Government, Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the area.
Heartland Football Club of Owerri is back in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), one year after they were relegated to the Nigerian National League (NNL).
The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack inefficient ministers in his cabinet.
The Police in Katsina State says it has arrested six suspected cattle rustlers and recovered 400 cows in addition to 25 sheep.
The Peoples Democratic Party has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of mortgaging the future of Nigerians with his desire to borrow $5.5bn foreign loan.