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France calls for UN Security Council meeting over Syria

France has called for a United Nations Security Council meeting over “humanitarian risks” as fighting escalates in Syria, its foreign minister said on Sunday in Algiers.

Algeria breast cancer survivors shunned as ‘half-women’

As if losing a breast to cancer was not traumatic enough, Algerian mother-of-three Linda was then spurned by her husband for being "mutilated" and a "half-woman".

U-17 WWCQ: Flamingoes ready to beat Ethiopia in Benin – Bala Nikyu

Head Coach of Nigeria’s U-17 women’s team, Bala Nikyu, says the Flamingoes are well prepared to edge Ethiopia over two legs with home win at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City on Saturday to guarantee Nigeria’s place in the final round of African qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay.

6,000 ISIS jihadists could return to Africa – AU

Up to 6 000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union's top security official warned Sunday, calling on countries to prepare for the threat.

French President Emmanuel Macron visits Algeria to boost cooperation

French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to Algeria for a one-day working visit aimed at boosting the security and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Polisario condemns Morocco king speech on Western Sahara

The Polisario Front on Wednesday condemned a speech by Moroccan King Mohammed VI ruling out independence for the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

Algeria coach Rabah Madjer names 23-man squad for Nigeria, CAR matches

Algeria coach Rabah Madjer has named a 23-man squad for his team’s upcoming matches against Nigeria and Central African Republic.

We want to win against Algeria – Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has disclosed that he will want to win the last Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Algeria even when he said he would field a much changed side, in Algiers.

Super Eagles may play Seychelles in November – NFF chief Amaju Pinnick

The Super Eagles of Nigeria may not play the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers match against Seychelles in March, Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick, said.

WCQ: Gernot Rohr drops Victor Moses, recalls Henry Onyekuru for qualifier against Algeria

Injured Chelsea ace Victor Moses has been dropped from the list of players called up by coach of the senior national team of Nigeria for their dead rubber World Cup 2018 Qualifiers tie against Algeria.

Former Algerian FM Ahmed Ibrahimi says Abdelaziz Bouteflika unfit for office

Three Algerian public figures including a former foreign minister said on Sunday that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika "is no longer able to lead" and should be barred from seeking a fifth term.

WCQ: Kogi fans applaud Super Eagles, celebrate victory against Zambia

A cross section of football fans in Lokoja, on Saturday applauded the Super Eagles of Nigeria for clinching a spot in the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers in Russia.

Ambazonia, Biya’s intolerance and internet democracy

A Biafra-like agitation for independence has been unfolding in neighbouring Republic of Cameroon since November 2016. The people of Northern and Southern Cameroons under the umbrella of the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Consortium United Front (SCACUF) finally decided to affirm the independence of the English-speaking sections of Cameroon from the Republic.

Algeria finds sect leader guilty of ‘offending Islam’

An Algerian court on Wednesday found the head of the country's tiny Ahmadi community guilty of "offending Islam" and handed him a six-month suspended sentence, his lawyer said.

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Suspected herdsmen allegedly kill local hunter in Plateau

The tension in Plateau State over alleged theft of cows thickened on Saturday with the killing of a local hunter identified as Daniel Wallam in Maijankhai village, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area.

President Buhari’s opponents to blame for insecurity – Emir Kabir Usman

The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Kabir Usman, has attributed many of the security challenges in the country to the activities of President Muhammadu Buhari’s political opponents.

Football fan arrested for allegedly urinating in goalkeeper’s water bottle

A Middlesbrough fan has been arrested for allegedly urinating in the opposition team goalkeeper's water bottle, police said.

Oyo govt approves geological exploration of mineral resources

The Oyo State Government has granted permission for the geological exploration of Talc (Talcum Powder) and other mineral resources in some parts of the state in order for the government to create a data bank of all the mineral resources deposited in the Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa zones of the state as well as enable both local and foreign investors to access them.

Suspected herdsmen set ex-SGF Olu Falae’s oil palm plantation on fire

Multiple reports by Nigeria’s media said a section of the farm owned by a former secretary to the Federal Government, Chief Olu Falae, has been set on fire.

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Super Eagles to play six friendlies ahead of World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday made public its 2018 FIFA World Cup program for the Super Eagles, revealing venues and dates for six pre-World Cup friendly matches.

Cattle colonies unknown in Nigeria – APDA

The Advanced People’s Democratic Alliance has called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency find lasting solution to the perennial herdsmen/farmers clashes in the country.

Governor Dickson congratulates ex-President Obasanjo on bagging PhD at NOUN

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has congratulated former President Olusegun Obasanjo on bagging the first PhD at the National Open University.

Russia rejects US attempts of pressure to improve bilateral dialogue

Russia rejects the efforts by the United States to exert pressure and responds to unfriendly actions, but is willing to improve the bilateral dialogue, Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov told Sputnik.

No more automatic promotion in Oyo civil service – Governor Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Tuesday declared that the era of mass promotion in the state civil service, which encourages indolence and inefficiency has gone for good.