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I can’t wait to make World Cup debut – Wilfred Ndidi

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has said that he is eagerly looking forward to featuring at his first ever FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2018.

Remembering Thomas Sankara, rebel who renamed a country

Thirty years ago, the leader of Burkina Faso’s revolution, Thomas Sankara, was cut down in a hail of bullets — a bloody end to a turbulent yet charismatic life that today has gained cult status in Africa.

ITTF confirms Aruna Quadri, Omar Assar for World Cup tourney

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has confirmed Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri and Omar Assar of Egypt alongside 18 other players for the Liebherr 2017 ITTF Men’s World Cup in Liege, Belgium.

World Bank, IMF, Oxfam urge Nigeria to invest in human capital

The World Bank has urged Nigeria to faithfully build and invest in critical infrastructure that would wholly support its growth aspirations.

World Bank warns Nigeria against relying on oil price rise

The World Bank has warned Nigeria against the danger of putting trust in the prices of crude oil going up again and making its economic growth projections based on same.

Ambassador Ibrahim Gambari wants solution to killing of Nigerians in South Africa

Nigeria’s former Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, has urged the National Assembly to seek aggressive measures in addressing rising rate of attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

West Africa must brace for more deadly fevers – researchers

West Africa is most at risk of fatal haemorrhagic fever epidemics, including Ebola, researchers said, calling for greater preparedness to save lives.

Beyonce charity song finally dethrones ‘Despacito’

Beyonce’s Spanish-language remix of “Mi Gente” for hurricane relief opened Wednesday on top of the US Latin song chart, finally dethroning the global mega-hit “Despacito.”

Five arrested in Delhi over assault on Nigerian national

Police in the Indian capital Delhi have arrested five people after a video circulated showing what appears to be a mob severely beating a Nigerian man.

Playing in World Cup my biggest ambition – Super Eagles’s Ikechukwu Ezenwa

The Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, on Tuesday said Nigeria’s qualification for Russia 2018 was a fulfilment of what has always been the biggest ambition of his football career.

Super Eagles: Loss to South Africa woke us up – Coach Gernot Rohr

A Franco-German tactician, Gernot Rohr, has expressed pleasure working with the Super Eagles, following the three-time African champion’s qualification for Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup on Saturday.

I support single term presidency – Senator Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, has advocated a single-term presidency of five or six years for Nigeria and other African countries to deepen democracy and good governance.

Neglecting mental health of staff is dangerous – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday in Abuja urged employers globally to treat mental health illnesses with the same urgency and seriousness as physical illnesses.

Nigeria is better together – Senator Ike Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, has said that Nigeria is better as a united country and should not be dismembered.

CAF decide on CHAN 2018 hosts Saturday in Lagos

The emergency committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will meet Saturday to decide the host country for next year’s CHAN after Kenya were stripped of the hosting rights recently.

Brazil revives African ties, eyes expanding market

Agricultural powerhouse Brazil aims to revive ties with Africa after a lull and sees a vast export market for food and manufactured goods in a continent whose population is surging, its foreign minister said.

Current Super Eagles will outperform my set at World Cup – Joseph Yobo

Former Nigeria international Joseph Yobo has tipped the current Super Eagles team to do better than previous Nigerian teams at the World Cup.

Governor Obaseki urges Super Eagles to surpass their past World Cup records in Russia

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Monday urged the Super Eagles to surpass their past World Cup records in Russia next year.

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Police: Gunman kills six in Germany attack

Six people were killed and two seriously wounded in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police said on Friday.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.

Frank Lampard unsure about Tammy Abraham ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
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Afenifere warns Police not to cover up Oko Oloyun murder

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday, warned the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of renowned alternative therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, populary known as Okooloyun.