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Nigerian Navy, 24 others join forces against piracy

The Nigerian Navy and her counterparts from 24 other countries on Thursday commenced a multinational sea exercise against piracy, oil theft and other maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea (GOG).

The Kigali AU summit: Nigeria’s diplomatic blunder

President Muhammadu Buhari’s 12th hour decision to snub the African Union Extra-ordinary summit on the endorsement of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), in Kigali, March 20 – 22 is a diplomatic blunder.

Kenneth Omeruo: Poland, Serbia tests will lift Super Eagles confidence

Chelsea loanee Kenneth Omeruo has said he believes this month’s World Cup warm-ups against fellow qualifiers Poland and Serbia will lift the self-belief in the Super Eagles leading up to the World Cup in Russia this summer.

Olusoji Fasuba laments shortage of Nigerian sprinters at world stage

African 100m record holder, Olusoji Fasuba, has revealed his frustration with Nigeria’s inability to produce world class sprinters after he quit the scene.

Declare herdsmen attacks as terrorist acts – SERAP tells UNSC

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the UN Security Council and its members urging them to: “Urgently hold a special session on Nigeria and to visit the country to press the authorities to end continuing killings and destruction of property by suspected herdsmen across Nigeria, particularly in the North-Central of the country.”

Yaya Toure named in Cote d’Ivoire 24-man squad for friendlies

Yaya Toure has been named in Cote d'Ivoire 24-man squad that will prosecute their March friendlies after a three-year absence.

Federal govt urged to ban sale of cigarettes in single sticks

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the federal government to immediately commence enforcement on the ban of sale of cigarettes in single sticks.

Tobacco: ERA/FoEN urges federal govt to enforce single stick ban

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the federal government to immediately commence enforcement of the ban on sale of cigarettes in single sticks.

Turkey seeks free trade agreement with ECOWAS

Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci has suggested that a free trade agreement will be a key step to boost business ties between Ankara and the Economic Community of West African States.

Nigeria’s 2019 general election our major priority – US

The U.S. says Nigeria’s 2019 general election and a peaceful transition, remained its major priority in view of the country’s strategic position in the region.

Ex-President Jonathan leads observer mission for Sierra Leone elections

Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan, will lead a team of observers to Sierra Leone’s general elections scheduled to take place on March 7.

Super Falcons withdraw from Turkey invitational tourney

The Super Falcons have pulled out of an invitational women’s tournament in Turkey due to logistics.

FIBA WCQ: D’Tigers maul Mali, top Group B

Nigeria’s D’Tigers have emerged undefeated in Group B, of the African Qualifiers for the FIBA World Cup in China next year.

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers thrash Rwanda to claim second win in qualifiers

Nigeria’s D’Tigers continued their impressive showing in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Africa Qualifiers on Friday in Mali with a 108-53 victory over Rwanda in their second game of the tournament.

WAFU semi-final: Nigeria lose to Ghana on penalties

Nigeria has failed to reach the finals of the maiden West African Football Union Women’s Cup after losing 5-4 on penalties to Ghana.

Perception Index: Corruption getting worse in Nigeria

The latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released wednesday by Transparency International has revealed that corruption is getting worse in Nigeria.

UNICEF: CAR leads 8 African countries most risky for newborns

Eight out of the 10 most dangerous places to newborns are in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new report by UNICEF.

Super Falcons to feature in Turkey tourney with Mexico, others

Nigeria’s Super Falcons will compete in an eight-nation competition tagged Alanya Women’s Tournament in Turkey in April.


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Violence fears ahead of Sierra Leone run-off vote

Sierra Leone's electoral commission sounded the alarm on Saturday over a wave of violence between rival groups ahead of a run-off presidential vote later this month.

Nigerian Army donates educational materials to Nasarawa IDPs

The Nigerian Army has donated educational materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Nigerian senators’ pay causes outrage

Angry Nigerians and stakeholders are calling for the immediate review of the jumbo and outrageous monthly take home of lawmakers, especially senators.

World Cup: Iceland to face Ghana in friendly

Iceland, who are in the same Russia 2018 World Cup with Nigeria, will face the Black Stars of Ghana in a tune-up game on June 7 at the Laugardalsvellir Stadium, Reykjavik.

Defiant Shinzo Abe hits back over scandal as support plunges

Japan's embattled prime minister hit back at critics on Monday over a favouritism and cover-up scandal that has seen his popularity plunge and loosened his iron grip on power.