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Algeria goes offline to stop students cheating

Algeria went offline on Wednesday for the start of high school diploma exams, the first in a series of internet blackouts to stop students cheating.

Senegal to the rescue as African teams struggle at World Cup

Senegal proved to be Africa’s saving grace at the World Cup on Tuesday. Take away their win over Poland and it is five defeats in five for the continent’s representatives in Russia.

UN envoy to hold new round of talks on Western Sahara

The UN envoy for Western Sahara is planning a new round of talks in Morocco and Algeria beginning next week to push for a return to negotiations on ending the conflict, diplomats said on Tuesday.

Niger: Funds slow to come to anti-jihadist Sahel force

A joint military force to fight jihadists and organised crime in the Sahel has chalked up successes but promised funding is slow to materialise, the foreign minister of Niger said on Monday.

Thomas Muller: Germany know ‘pressure is extreme’ after Mexico loss

Germany forward Thomas Muller said his team are under significant pressure following their 1-0 loss to Mexico on Sunday.

German media sound alarm after shock World Cup defeat

Germany's media reacted with concern and worry to the World Cup holder's shock 1-0 defeat against Mexico on Sunday.

All eyes on Neymar as Brazil face Switzerland

Brazil star and world’s most expensive player, Neymar will make his World Cup bow on Sunday as the five-time champions kick off quest for redemption while holders Germany launch their bid for back-to-back titles.

Taribo West: Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho, Mikel Obi key to Nigeria’s World Cup chances

Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho and John Obi Mikel are Nigeria’s most important players at the World Cup, former international defender Taribo West says.

World Cup: FIFA names referees for Nigeria-Croatia match

Brazilian referee, Sandro Ricci, will alongside two compatriots and two Spaniards handle Nigeria’s opening Group D game against Croatia at Kaliningrad on Saturday in World Cup in Russia.

Cristiano Ronaldo primed for likely last shot at World Cup glory

Cristiano Ronaldo will launch his latest and probably last attempt to crown his career with a World Cup winners medal when European champions Portugal face neighbours Spain in their opening World Cup game here on Friday.

UN votes on condemning Israel over Gaza violence

The United Nations General Assembly will vote Wednesday on condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza in a resolution fiercely opposed by the United States, which wants Hamas to face condemnation.

OPEC sees ‘considerable uncertainty’ in oil market

After months of sharp oil price rises there is now considerable uncertainty as to the market’s direction for the rest of the year, OPEC said on Tuesday as a key meeting of oil producers looms.

Super Falcons qualify for 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

Nigeria’s senior national women’s team, the Super Falcons, have secured qualification for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations.

Morocco, Nigeria agree to press on with pipeline plan

Morocco and Nigeria have agreed a cooperation plan to press on with a proposed pipeline transporting gas to the North African kingdom along the Atlantic coast.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return inspires Portugal past Algeria in World Cup warm-up match

With talisman Cristiano Ronaldo back in the side, Portugal strolled to a 3-0 win over Algeria in a World Cup warm-up match in Lisbon on Thursday.

John Ogu: I’ll happy to play anywhere for Super Eagles to win at World...

John Ogu has said he will be happy to fight and work hard at any position he is played for the Super Eagles to win at the World Cup.

Nigeria’s goalkeeper, defence worry fans ahead World Cup

Football fans in Ebonyi have raised alarm over the performances of Super Eagles’ first choice goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, and the entire backline as the team prepares for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Nigeria’s new tax on tobacco, alcoholic drinks kicks off Monday

The new excise duty for alcoholic beverages and tobacco earlier approved by President Muhammadu Buhari will take effect from Monday, June 4, says the federal government.

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World Cup: Nigerian enters Finland illegally from Russia

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