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Nigerians pay tributes to popular Yoruba playwright Akinwunmi Isola

Nigerians on Saturday paid tributes to renowned playwright, culture activist and scholar, Akinwunmi Isola, who died on Saturday in Ibadan.

Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho holds crisis talks with Paul Pogba

Report has emerged that Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, held clear-the-air talks with Paul Pogba for an hour in his office at the training ground this week.

France drops rape probe against budget minister

A probe into a rape allegation against French Public Accounts Minister Gerard Darmanin has been dropped, the Paris prosecutor’s office said on Friday.

Ugly Models, an agency where ‘everybody’ is a model

Long necks, large chins, flapping ears, crooked noses: welcome to Ugly Models, a London modelling agency of a different stripe, where imperfections are celebrated.

Jose Mourinho dismisses rumours of Paul Pogba feud

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has angrily insisted that rumours that his relationship with Paul Pogba has broken down are “lies”.

Oxfam unveils action plan after ‘stain’ of sex scandal

British charity Oxfam unveiled an action plan Friday to tackle sexual misconduct following the "stain" of a prostitution scandal but the man at the centre of the allegations denied organising orgies.

French Muslims urge Emmanuel Macron not to interfere in Islam

A leading representative of French Muslims has urged Emmanuel Macron not to interfere in the organisation of the country’s second-largest religion, days after the president said he would try to redefine relations between Islam and the state.

Zinedine Zidane relaxed as Real Madrid get ready for PSG clash

Zinedine Zidane insists he is not letting the pressure get to him as he prepares his Real Madrid side for Wednesday’s huge Champions League last-16 clash with Paris Saint-Germain at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ruler since 1982, Paul Biya turns 85 as strife grips parts of Cameroon

President Paul Biya of Cameroon celebrates his 85th birthday on Tuesday after 35 years at the helm of a country that today faces daunting problems, including a separatist revolt.

Kidnapped mayor of northern Mali town freed

A mayor in northern Mali known for serving as a mediator for Western hostages said Sunday he has been freed after being held captive for around three weeks.

Signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hurt Alexandre Lacazette’s confidence – Arsene Wenger

Alexandre Lacazette came off the bench and missed a great late chance in Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday and manager Arsene Wenger has suggested that the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the London club may be responsible for the French striker’s lack of confidence in front of goal.

Cameroon separatists kill three soldiers in overnight attack

Separatist fighters in Cameroon killed three soldiers and wounded four others during an attack overnight in the English-speaking Southwest region, two military sources and a separatist commander said on Sunday.

Cameroon separatists name new leader, declares ‘era of self defense’

Separatists in Cameroon’s restive regions under the so-called ‘Republic of Ambazonia’ have named a new leader in the person of one Sako Ikome Samuel.

Downhillers on hold as Fourcade launches Olympic charge

Teenage snowboarder Red Gerard won the first Olympic medal for the United States of Friday but Canada's Mark McMorris stole the show with an inspirational bronze medal.


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2019: Ex-Abia speaker Martins Azubuike declares governorship ambition

Former speaker of Abia state House of Assembly and a Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, Rt Hon Martins Azubuike, on Sunday declared his intention to run for the Governorship seat of Abia State in 2019 general election.

Iran calls off rescue for Aseman Airlines crashed plane

Iran has abandoned the hunt for an Aseman Airlines plane that disappeared with 66 people onboard in the country’s Zagros mountains until morning.

2019: Traditional rulers to ensure President Buhari’s re-election – Emir

The Emir of Maradun in Zamfara, Alhaji Garba Tambari, says some traditional rulers across the country have resolved to ensure the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.

Anti-corruption officers arrest Latvian central bank governor

Anti-corruption authorities in Latvia have arrested the governor of the country’s central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics, the government said Sunday, while assuring there is “no sign of danger” to the financial system.

Florida students plan march on Washington DC

Florida students who survived a mass shooting at their school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to “shame” lawmakers into reforming laws that make powerful firearms readily available.

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Pope Francis reactivates Vatican panel against child sex abuse

Pope Francis has reactivated a panel of experts on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church tasked with looking into prevention and care for the victims, the Vatican said on Saturday.

Tunisia’s central bank head resigns amid pressure

The governor of Tunisia's central bank has resigned after Prime Minister Youssef Chahed set in motion a process to remove him from his post.

House of Reps extends committee’s time to probe stolen $17 billion crude oil funds

The House of Representatives Thursday added additional Six (6) weeks to enable the ad-hoc committee investigating stolen $17 billion undeclared crude oil and liquefied natural gas exports sales.

Governor Okorocha: No plan to impeach my deputy

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has dismissed news of a planned impeachment of his Deputy, Eze Madumere, as a ruse and a figment of the imagination of political rabble-rousers in the state.

I won’t enact anti-open grazing law in Nasarawa – Governor Al-Makura

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has said that his administration would not enact Anti-Open Grazing law in the state, insisting that Nigeria belonged to everybody.