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Mozambique deports 4,000 foreign nationals

Mozambique authorities deported at least 4,000 foreign nationals in a crackdown against illegal migration in 2017 alone, officials said.

Former US ambassadors write Donald Trump over ‘shithole’ slur

The ripples generated by President Donald Trump’s alleged disparaging comments continued on Tuesday with 78 former United States Ambassadors who served in Africa writing the president to remind him about the continent’s great exploits and potentials.

No anti-grazing law in Plateau – Governor Lalong

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau says his administration will not enact the controversial anti-grazing law in the state, as grazing areas for cattle ranching have yet to be developed.

Governor Ortom disagrees with federal govt over colonies for herdsmen

A dejected Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, who met behind closed doors for two hours with President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, over the unending murder of Benue indigenes and farmers by rampaging Fulani herdsmen, has rejected the Federal Government’s plans to establish colonies for cattle rearing.

World Cup: Super Eagles can succeed in Russia – Taribo West

Former Nigeria centre-back Taribo West says the Super Eagles will be a force to reckon with at the Russia 2018 World Cup if the national team coach Gernot Rohr involves some of the experienced ex-internationals in his plans.

FIFA sanctions against Nigeria big shame – Clemens Westerhof

Former Nigeria coach Clemens Westerhof has blasted the country over FIFA’s recent point deduction and fine for the Super Eagles playing an ineligible player during the inconsequential World Cup qualifier away to Algeria last month.

FIFA sanction: NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick apologises to Nigerians

The president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has apologised to Nigerians and football lovers for the FIFA sanctions on the country.

FIFA deducts three points from Nigeria for fielding ineligble player

Nigeria was lucky to retain its ticket to the Russia 2018 World Cup following world football governing body, FIFA’s discovery that the Super Eagles fielding Shehu Abdullahi, who was ineligible, in its last qualifying game against Algeria.

CAF Champions League: Nigeria put faith in MFM FC, Plateau United

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Football Club from Nigeria are unlikely to win the 2018 CAF Champions League, but they boast the most eye-catching name among the 58 contenders.

Robert Mugabe: Southern African leaders visit Harare

The political situation in Zimbabwe is attracting regional leaders as Angolan President Joao Lourenco and his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma visits Harare on Wednesday.

World Cup: Super Eagles reject pay-per-minute bonus

The Super Eagles have reportedly turned down a proposal by the Nigeria Football Federation to pay the players of the national team winning bonus based on the minutes they played during the qualifiers.

CAF lists 3 Nigerians among African players awards nominees

Three Nigerian players are now in line for consideration for continental football awards in January after being listed among nominees by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

William Troost-Ekong, Victor Moses nominated for CAF player of the year award

William Troost-Ekong and Victor Moses have been nominated for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award.

Coca Cola buys Anheuser-Busch InBev’s stake in Coca Cola Beverages Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev has sold its equity stake in Coca Cola Beverages Africa to Coca Cola at a price of $3.15 billion, Equities Focus reports.

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Angela Merkel to name new cabinet

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is preparing to name her ministerial team for a new German government, to give a new face to her administration.

NLC: We are in working relationship with Anambra govt

The Anambra state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC, Comrade Jerry Nnubia, in his welcome address during this year 40th NLC Anniversary celebration, at the union secretariat Awka, said the body, which has about seven million members, forty- two affiliate unions and thirty- seven state councils had been instrumental in the negotiation of four national minimum wages since 1981.

PDP: Nothing like ‘third force’ in Nigeria

The Spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, has said there is nothing like political ‘third force’ in Nigeria.

Shehu Umar hits Berlin Film Festival

Nigeria is set to attract international attention as well as secure foreign direct and indirect investments from the comity of film production countries as the fully digitized vintage film, Shehu Umar, hits cinema screens of the 2018 Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), Germany.

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Hadiza Usman: Intels decides what to pay to federal govt from revenue

The managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, says Integrated Logistics Services Limited (Intels) decides what percentage of revenue generated at the ports to remit to the federal government.

In Pictures: Cesc Fabregas, Lionel Messi swap jerseys in tunnel

Cesc Fabregas was seen chatting with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez after that Champions League match between Chelsea and Barcelona. The match ended in a 1-1 draw with Messi scoring his first ever goal against the Stamford Bridge side.

Kabul hotel gunmen ‘waved through without checks’ before assault

The deputy head of security at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel says guards were ordered to wave through a car later revealed to be carrying militants and explosives ahead of a deadly assault one month ago.

Anambra Assembly tasks Governor Obiano on cult clashes

The Anambra State House of Assembly has resolved to ask Gov. Willie Obiano to ensure that the police halt the activities of cultists in some parts of the state.

Wydad Casablanca crowned CAF Super Cup champions

Wydad Casablanca of Morocco have won the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Super Cup after beating TP Mazembe of DR Congo 1-nil.