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Super Eagles to know World Cup opponents December 1

Nigeria’s Super Eagles and their fans will know which team they will face in the group stages of the FIFA 2018 World Cup as the draws unfold December 1 in Moscow, Russia.

Italy seeded for World Cup play-off draw

Italy will be one of the four seeded teams in the draw for the European play-offs for next year’s World Cup after FIFA released their latest world rankings on Monday.

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades to stand for re-election

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades announced on Saturday he would run for re-election in January to continue his efforts to reunite the divided island and sustain an economic recovery.

House of Reps to probe alleged importation of genetically modified maize

The House of Representatives on Wednesday resolved to investigate the alleged importation of seven ship-loads of Genetically Modified maize by Olam Group into the country.

Portugal, France claim World Cup spots, Holland crashes

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and Antoine Griezmann’s France booked spots at the 2018 World Cup finals on Tuesday while the Netherlands crashed out.

Jan Vertonghen thanks Eden Hazard for chance to captain Belgium

Jan Vertonghen turned down Eden Hazard's offer to captain Belgium on the night he equalled his nation's caps record.

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan calls for reform, democratisation of United Nations

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has called for the reform and democratisation of the United Nations in order to make it more representative and responsive to the security challenges.

Overcrowded Greek refugee camps ill-prepared for winter – UNHCR

The United Nations Refugee Agency on Friday said Greece must speed up winter preparations at refugee camps on islands in the Aegean Sea where there has been a sharp rise in arrivals.

14,000 migrants return to home country from Greece in 2017 – Police

Some 14,000 migrants returned to their home countries from Greece since the beginning of 2017, abandoning hopes of legal passage and asylum in wealthier parts of Europe.

Hugo Broos working as Cameroon coach without contract

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos says he has been working without a contract since February shortly after he led the team to the Africa Cup of Nations title in Gabon.

Wozniacki wobbles on way to China Open round two

Caroline Wozniacki had a fright against a local favourite in the China Open first round on Sunday before she composed herself to go through 6-1, 6-7 (4/7), 6-1.

Child dies as migrant boat sinks off Greece

A nine-year-old girl died on Thursday and 25 other people were rescued after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the coast of Greece, the Greek coastguard said.

EU unveils plans to take 50,000 refugees from Africa, Mideast

The EU unveiled plans Wednesday to take at least 50,000 refugees directly from Africa, the Middle East and Turkey to discourage migrant boats from making the risky Mediterranean crossing.

Greece leaves EU’s deficit sin bin

The EU turned a page on the eurozone debt crisis Monday as it formally removed Greece from its excessive deficit procedure, the bloc's penalty box for overspending by member states.

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Why I called for international conference on Northeast – Senator Saraki

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Governor Bindow tasks Adamawa stakeholders on fight against poverty

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Judge adjourns Olubadan’s suit against Governor Ajimobi

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Zinedine Zidane ‘very happy’ to see Cristiano Ronaldo end La Liga goalless run

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said it was "important" that Cristiano Ronaldo ended his La Liga scoring drought this season with a late winner in Saturday afternoon's 2-1 victory at Getafe.