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Gulf pressure on Qatar unacceptable, unfair – Iran’s Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has expressed support for Qatar, dismissing any “unjust and unfair pressures” on Doha by its Arab neighbours, as he urged the Gulf countries to resolve their differences through dialogue and negotiations.

Ex-Madrid player Wesley Sneijder off to winning start in Qatar

Dutch international Wesley Sneijder made a winning debut in Qatar when his new side Al Gharafa beat fellow mid-table team Al Ahli 2-1 on Friday.

Qatar complains to UN Security Council after UAE violates airspace

Qatar has complained to the United Nations Security Council after the United Arab Emirates violated its airspace.

Paris Saint-Germain want answers as Javier Pastore, Edinson Cavani miss French Cup tie

Crack marksman Edinson Cavani and gifted midfielder Javier Pastore will need to provide answers to their tardy returns from Latin America with both men absent from the Paris Saint-Germain squad to face Rennes in the French Cup Sunday.

Paris Saint-Germain relishing prospect of Real Madrid showdown – Unai Emery

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery is confident his side can get the better of Real Madrid as he looked ahead to next month’s heavyweight Champions League showdown in an interview with AFP.

Nigeria’s Imoh Ezekiel linked with Standard Liege return after cancelling Turkey contract

Nigeria U23 forward Imoh Ezekiel has been linked with a return to Belgian club Standard Liege after he canceled his contract with Turkish club Konyaspor over non-payment of salaries.

Turkey sends more troops to Qatar

A new batch of Turkish soldiers have arrived at Turkey's military base in Qatar as part of a joint defence agreement between the two countries.

Barcelona tempted by Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann as transfer window set to open

Barcelona are making moves to bring Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann to the Catalan capital while Manchester City are eyeing Alexis Sanchez as clubs around Europe prepare for the January transfer window.

Saudi Arabia permanently closes only land border with Qatar

Saudi Arabia has permanently closed its only land border with Qatar, which continues to be blockaded by the kingdom and some of its other Gulf neighbours.

Qatar’s finances boosted by Qataris repatriating wealth

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is seeing a surge in business as Qataris register more of their assets at home and multinationals navigating a Gulf boycott of the country boost their local presence, its chief executive told Reuters.

New Islamic alliance ‘will wipe terrorists from the earth’ – Saudi

Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince vowed to "pursue terrorists until they are wiped from the face of the earth" as officials from 40 Muslim countries gathered Sunday in the first meeting of an Islamic counter-terrorism alliance.

WTO to review dispute between Qatar and the UAE

Qatar took the final step on Wednesday to start litigation at the World Trade Organization in its dispute with the United Arab Emirates.

Arab nations blockading Qatar expand blacklist

Two Islamic organisations and 11 individuals have been added to an existing "terror list" drawn up by four Arab nations that are blockading Qatar, claiming the entities and individuals are supported by Doha.

Lionel Messi should retire at Barcelona after contract renewal – Xavi

Barcelona legend Xavi says it would be best for Lionel Messi to stay at the club until the end of his career after signing a contract extension.

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Boko Haram kills five in Adamawa village

Boko Haram jihadists have killed five people in an attack on a village in Adamawa state, a community leader and a local resident said on Friday.

Emergency communication centers in 36 states ready soon – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the Emergency Communication Centres across the 36 states of the federation will soon be completed.

Lassa fever outbreak: Death toll rises to four in Ebonyi

The death toll of victims of the Lassa fever outbreak in Ebonyi State has risen to four while 139 persons have been under surveillance, this is according to the state’s Health Commissioner, Daniel Umezuruike.

Court nullifies installation of 21 kings by Governor Ajimobi

An Oyo State High Court presided over by Justice Olajumoke Aiki on Friday declared the review of the 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and other Related Chieftaincies in Ibadan land by the Justice Akintunde Boade Review Commission, which was set up by the Oyo State Government, as unconstitutional, illegal, null, void and of no effect.

Carpenter pleads guilty to raping 18-year-old daughter

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Edo, Delta constitute 80% of Libya returnees – NEMA

The South-South Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Martins Ejike, has said that Edo state alone recorded 309 out of 484 Libya migrants, while record also showed that over 80 per cent of the returnees were indigenes of Edo and Delta states.

Kogi will give land to herdsmen for cattle colonies – Governor Bello

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Politicians dividing Nigeria for selfish reasons – Governor Amosun

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has accused some politicians of causing disunity in the country for selfish reasons.

Kelechi Iheanacho delighted after double strike helps Leicester to FA Cup victory

Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho, is quite delighted with the two goals he scored on Tuesday night for his club, Leicester City, in the English FA Cup.