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Pope Francis: peacemaker and game-changer

Since taking charge of the Roman Catholic Church in March 2013, Pope Francis has transformed perceptions of an institution beset by scandals and plagued by self-doubt.

Argentina ex-leader Cristina De Kirchner to face trial over alleged bombing cover-up

Argentina's former President Cristina Fernandez De Kirchner will face trial over her alleged involvement in covering up Iran's role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, judicial officials have announced.

Senator Saraki: National Assembly will pass NFIU bill this week

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he is confident that the national assembly will pass the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) bill this week.

Police find $62m worth of cocaine in Russian embassy

Police have seized nearly 400 kilos of cocaine from the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires and arrested several members of a drug trafficking gang, Argentina’s security minister announced Thursday.

AWC: Three Nigerian wrestlers pick Youth Olympic slots

Three Nigerian wrestlers have qualified for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games courtesy of their performance at the ongoing Africa Wrestling Championship in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

‘Extremely worried’ Olympics body threatens to expel boxing

The International Olympic Committee threatened to axe boxing from the Tokyo 2020 Games on Sunday as it opened an investigation into the sport's controversial governing body and said concerns lingered over possible match-fixing at Rio 2016.

Carlos Tevez makes third Boca Juniors debut in 2-0 win over Colon

Former Juventus striker Carlos Tevez posted an impressive performance as he made his Boca Juniors debut for the third time in the 2-0 win over Colon on Saturday.

Pope to visit Peru region hard hit by floods

Pope Francis was set Saturday to hold a huge outdoor mass in a coastal region of Peru struggling to rebuild in the wake of devastating floods last year.

World Cup: Argentina to face Italy, Spain in friendlies

Two- time world champions, Argentina, will begin their preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with two friendly matches in March against Italy and Spain.

Argentina’s ex-foreign minister barred from US flight

Former Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman was prevented from boarding a flight to the United States after his visa was rejected, according to press reports Wednesday.

Carlos Tevez leaves China, signs for Boca Juniors

Former Manchester United and Juventus striker Carlos Tevez agreed a move back to boyhood club Boca Juniors on Friday after 12 months in Chinese football with Shanghai Shenhua, the Argentine team announced.

Argentina’s Jorge Sampaoli apologises for insulting traffic cop

Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli has apologized for insulting a traffic officer who stopped him at a checkpoint.

Air France jet makes emergency landing due to electrical problem

An Air France jetliner flying from Buenos Aires to Paris dumped some its fuel in mid-air and made an emergency landing in Paraguay because of an electrical problem, airport officials and the company said Wednesday.

Nigeria parleys 37 countries on economic cooperation, bilateral ties

Nigeria has joined 37 other countries to sign a joint declaration on Economic Cooperation with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the sidelines of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 11th Ministerial Conference.


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Police arrest nine suspected kidnappers in Taraba

The Commissioner of Police in Taraba, Mr David Akinremi, on Tuesday in Jalingo announced the arrest of nine persons suspected to be kidnappers.

Twitter shares plunge on Israel warning, facebook dives

Twitter shares were hammered Tuesday at midday following reports that Israel was weighing action against the company, adding to the growing woes of social media stocks.

Lionel Messi joins Argentina training ahead of Italy clash

Lionel Messi joined up with his Argentina team-mates on Tuesday as they trained at Manchester City ahead of their World Cup warm-up against Italy.

NGOs warn of intimidation as Italy seizes migrant rescue ship

Human rights groups have warned of a campaign of intimidation after Italian authorities seized a Spanish rescue ship and threatened criminal charges against some of its crew members who refused to hand over rescued refugees and migrants to the Libyan coast guard.

Arewa CF: Nigeria can’t survive without the north

The Arewa Consultation Forum (ACF) says Nigeria “can never survive” without the north.

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Donald Trump bans Venezuela’s new cryptocurrency

President Donald Trump has issued an executive order to ban Venezuela’s new national cryptocurrency, the petro. It’s the first cryptocurrency-related executive order a president has issued and another blow to an already dubious virtual token that’s supposedly backed by oil reserves, as Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro has said.

Antonio Conte: Lionel Messi will never leave Barcelona

Antonio Conte said he believed Lionel Messi will remain at Barcelona for the rest of his playing days after watching the Argentine maestro destroy Chelsea’s Champions League hopes.

Nigerians react over planned return of evicted #BBNaija housemates

Viewers of the ongoing BBNaija ‘Double Wahala’ reality show, have taken to various social media platform to oppose the return of disqualified housemates.

China, Russia welcome Korean peace efforts with diplomacy in overdrive

China’s President Xi Jinping offered encouragement for South Korea’s initiative to nurture peaceful engagement with North Korea, and Russia also expressed support, the South Korean official leading diplomatic efforts said yesterday.

Super Eagles remain 52nd in latest FIFA world rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria remain 52nd in the latest FIFA men’s world rankings released on Thursday.