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FIFA lifts 30-year ban on Iraq

FIFA lifted its three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football on Friday with the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala given the go-ahead to stage official matches.

VAR approved by IFAB, clear to be used at World Cup finals

Video Assistant Referees (VAR) have been unanimously voted in favour of being introduced into the laws of the game at a meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB).

Ecuador’s ‘Pablo Escobar’ drug kingpin extradited to US

A drug kingpin dubbed Ecuador’s “Pablo Escobar” who was under arrest in Colombia was extradited to the United States early Saturday, local officials said here.

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro reaches out to Donald Trump on Twitter

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro took to the US president’s favorite medium, Twitter, on Monday to ask him to start a dialogue between the two countries.

Colombia’s FARC suspends campaign over security fears

Colombia's former FARC Marxist rebel group has temporarily suspended its campaign for upcoming parliamentary elections due to security threats to its candidates.

US confirms Russia alleged plan to interfere in midterm election

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed fears that the US is ill-prepared to prevent to stop Russia from meddling with its forthcoming midterm poll.

Blackout at Atlanta airport leaves thousands stranded

More than 1,000 flights have been cancelled at the world's busiest airport after a fire in an underground electrical facility caused a sudden power outage.

World’s youth ‘are never too young to lead’ – Kofi Annan

A former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, says young people must rise up to take leadership positions.

Colombia’s FARC transforms into a political party

Colombia's former FARC rebel group has relaunched as a political party, changing their logo of rifles for a red rose after disarming to end a half-century civil conflict.

Disarmed, Colombia’s FARC seek political rebirth

Colombia's leftist FARC rebels sought political rebirth on Sunday as they launched steps to transform into a party and seek elected office after disarming to end a half-century war.

Venezuela’s deposed prosecutor flees to Colombia

Venezuela's deposed chief prosecutor and her husband have fled the country after she was dismissed by a controversial new legislative superbody.


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Federal government to assist Nigerian Army upgrade institute to full-fledged University

The Federal Government has announced its readiness to assist the Nigerian Army to upgrade its Institute of Technology and Environmental Science, Biu in Borno State to a full-fledged University.

House of Representatives temporarily lifts ban on IHS masts installation nationwide

‎The House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications has relaxed the directive preventing IHS Towers, a mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider, from completing about 243 telecommunication masts under construction across the states of the Federation.

Ex-Govenror Nyako: APC national leadership tenure elongation unconstitutional

The former Governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako, has cautioned the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC), to avoid the mistake of tenure elongation for members of the National Working Committee and party Chairmen at the State and national leadership.

Outbursts only increase pressure on defiant Jose Mourinho

First came the impassioned defence of his record as Manchester United manager, then a stinging rebuke of his players' "lack of personality" to meet the demands of the 20-time English champions from Jose Mourinho.

Jan Vertonghen: Tottenham have edge as FA Cup shifts to Wembley

Jan Vertonghen said Tottenham have an FA Cup advantage with the semifinals being staged at their temporary Wembley home.

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President Buhari: We‘ll average 1 million metric tons of fertilizer in 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured of a boost in the agriculture value chain of the country by increasing fertilizer production to at least 1million metric tons by the end of 2018.

NBA rejects Lagos government’s 50% reduction of land use charge

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch, has rejected the 50 percent reduction of the Land Use Charge recently reviewed by the Lagos State Government.

Mohamed Salah reiterates Liverpool dream to quash Real Madrid talk

Mohamed Salah has reiterated his happiness and ambition at Liverpool to further quash talk of a possible move to Real Madrid.

Enugu set to relaunch transport company

The Enugu State Transport Company (ENTRACO) says it will acquire new fleet of buses and relaunch its operations in 2018.

Kremlin: Britain’s claim Vladimir Putin ordered ex-spy poisoning ‘unforgiveable’

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday said statements by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tying Russian President Vladimir Putin to the attack on an ex-double agent were "shocking and unforgiveable".