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Cyprus Women’s Cup: Super Falcons off to Larnaca on Sunday

African champions Nigeria will depart the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday to take part in the annual Cyprus Women’s Cup tournament which begins on Wednesday, 27th February in Larnaca.
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Three Nollywood films selected for Hollywood exhibition

Three Nigerian films, Lionheart, King of Boys and Up North, are selected for showcase at the 2019 edition of ‘Nollywood in Hollywood’ slated to hold on March 22 and 23 in Hollywood California, USA.

Anthony Joshua targets Ortiz fight after US debut against Miller

Anthony Joshua revealed he thinks he will fight Luis Ortiz once he has dealt with Jarrell Miller in his America in June.

Elections: US Embassy, Consulate observe Friday’s work free day

The Embassy of the United States of America, Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos have announced a closure of their offices on Friday, February 22, in observance of the public holiday declared by the federal government.

Election: Ex-Minister Momoh backs President Buhari on ballot snatching

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information, on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that anybody involved in ballot box snatching in the forthcoming general elections will pay with his or her life is in order.
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Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep breeze into quarters in windy Dubai

Former titleholders Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep battled through brisk desert winds to advance into the quarter-finals of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday.
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Anthony Joshua: Jarrell Jarrell’s big body an easy target

Anthony Joshua and Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller’s first press conference on Tuesday was an explosive one with trash talking and a violent shove from Jarrell that led to the two fighters being separated.
Japan's world No 1 Naomi Osaka in action during her 6-3, 6-3 second-round defeat to Kristina Mladenovic of France at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday night. EPA

Tearful Naomi Osaka stunned by Kristina Mladenovic in Dubai

A tearful Naomi Osaka said she was struggling with the attention of being the world’s top-ranked woman after being stunned 6-3 6-3, by France’s Kristina Mladenovic in her opening match at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday.
Heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller has received several offers for a potential fight with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world champion Anthony Joshua.

David Haye: Jarrell Miller has the firepower to cause Anthony Joshua problems

Anthony Joshua has been warned he faces a formidable test when he takes on Jarrell Miller in New York on June 1.
Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally during his previous presidential campaign in Santa Monica, California on 6 June 2016. Jonathan Alcorn-AFP-Getty Images

Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump racist, sexist, homophobe, xenophobe

Senator Bernie Sanders, who once campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and lost narrowly to Hillary Clinton, has now set his sights on the White House once again.
Nicolas Maduro says alleged murder plot 'will not even touch a single hair of mine' [Miraflores Palace handout via Reuters]

EU threatens to impose further sanctions on Venezuela’s President Maduro

Germany and other European Union (EU) countries threatened Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with further sanctions on Monday.
Cristiano Ronaldo runs off in celebration after scoring Juventus' opener against Sampdoria. Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC-Juventus FC via Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo back in Madrid ready to tackle favourite victim Atletico Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Spain ready to bury the demons of his nightmare Champions League debut for Juventus on Wednesday against one of his favourite victims Atletico Madrid.
Hoda Muthana is the only US citizen among an estimated 1,500 foreign women and children at the al-Hawl refugee camp [Fadel Senna-AFP]

US woman ‘deeply regrets’ joining ISIS, wants to return home

A US woman who ran away from home at the age of 20 to live in ISIL's so-called 'caliphate' says she "deeply regrets" her decision, and has pleaded with US authorities to allow her to return home.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

British intelligence says Huawei risk manageable

British intelligence has concluded that security risks posed by using equipment made by Chinese telecom giant Huawei can be managed, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
Members of the UAE Armed Forces demonstrate skills during the opening of the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi [Christopher Pike-Reuters]

UAE signs $1.3 billion in deals as arms fair opens amid criticism

The United Arab Emirates' years long war in Yemen alongside Saudi Arabia has bled into the start of a biennial Abu Dhabi arms fair, which saw the Emirates sign $1.3bn in weapons deals.
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Elections: US pastor prays for Nigeria

Pastor Franklyn Richardson, Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Mount Vernon, New York, has prayed for a peaceful outcome of the upcoming general elections in Nigeria.
Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbours to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of US and Israeli aggression, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.

Hassan Rouhani: Iran ready to improve ties with gulf rivals

Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbours to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of US and Israeli aggression, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.
Shamima Begum flew to Syria to join Islamic State in February 2015. Laura Lean-AFP-Getty Images

UK teen who joined IS has given birth in Syria

A runaway teenager who has divided British opinion after joining the Islamic State group in Syria but now wants to return home, has given birth, her family said on Sunday.

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Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.