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US outraged by killing of protesters in Iraq

The United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has expressed outrage over the killing of eight “peaceful protesters” in Iraq on Wednesday.

IOM: How 34, 532 irregular migrants died in six years

The United Nations migration agency, the International Organization for Migration IOM has said no fewer than 35, 532 irregular migrants died between 2014 and 2019 on various routes, adding that the figure could be higher as some “missing migrants” could not be traced.
FILE - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at the State Department in Washington, Dec. 19, 2019.

Donald Trump threatens to strike Iranian cultural sites

People gathered in Tehran on Monday to mourn top general Qassem Soleimani, as his replacement vowed to take revenge for the U.S. airstrike that killed him, and U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to hit Iranian cultural site if Iran does retaliate.
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Donald Trump acknowledges Qassem Soleimani’s killing

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke publicly Saturday about the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. It was the first time the president has spoken about Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force, since U.S. defense officials confirmed Soleimani had been killed in a U.S. airstrke late Friday in Iraq at Baghdad's airport.
Nicolas Maduro says alleged murder plot 'will not even touch a single hair of mine' [Miraflores Palace handout via Reuters]

Rio treaty nations move to further isolate Venezuela

Representatives from over a dozen nations that are signatories to a Cold War-era defense treaty for the Americas moved Tuesday to further isolate close allies of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with economic sanctions.
Bolivia’s Evo Morales called Monday on the opposition that ousted him to “pacify the country” after his shock resignation following weeks of protests over his disputed re-election left a power vacuum in the country.

Power vacuum in Bolivia as Evo Morales calls on opposition to ensure calm

Bolivia’s Evo Morales called Monday on the opposition that ousted him to “pacify the country” after his shock resignation following weeks of protests over his disputed re-election left a power vacuum in the country.
The Nigeria women national basketball team, D’Tigress on Sunday defeated hosts Senegal in the final of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket to win their fourth continental title. - 101

Pre-Olympic qualifiers: D’Tigress camp bubbles in Maputo

D’Tigress camp came alive on Sunday as players and coaches reported to their base in Maputo for the 2020 pre Olympics qualifiers coming up in Mozambique between November 14 to 17.
The Nigeria women national basketball team, D’Tigress on Sunday defeated hosts Senegal in the final of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket to win their fourth continental title. - 108

FIBA ranking: D’Tigress now rated 16th in the World

Nigeria’s women basketball team, D’Tigress, have been ranked the 16th best team in the world and first in Africa according to the latest FIBA ranking released on Friday.

Billionaires’ wealth dips for the first time in ten years

The world’s richest people became a little less well off last year, according to a report by UBS and PwC, as geopolitical turmoil and volatile equity markets reduced the wealth of billionaires for the first time in a decade.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting in Aso Rock

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting.
In this file photo taken on September 8, 2008, an Argentinian peacekeeper stands as a helicopter takes off from the flooded city of Gonaives some 200 kilometres north of Port-au-Prince. The UN Security Council ended 15 years of peacekeeping operations in Haiti on October 15, 2019, voicing regret that the country is still saddled with huge economic, political and social woes. PHOTO: YURI CORTEZ / AFP

UN ends 15-year peacekeeping operations in Haiti

The UN Security Council ended 15 years of peacekeeping operations in Haiti on Tuesday, voicing regret that the country is still saddled with huge economic, political and social woes.
Gboyega Oyetola

Osun governor urges private intervention in education sector

Osun State governor Adegboyega Oyetola has called for support of private organisations at improving standard of education in the state.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC in South Africa promises to partner President Buhari on housing, power

The South African Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has promised to work with President Muhammadu Buhari to solve problems of housing, healthcare and energy in the country.
Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation - NIDO

[email protected]: Use Diaspora to improve country’s economic well being – NIDOA

Diaspora Nigerians in the Americas running across four countries have urged the federal government to factor in their contributions in the improvement of the economic well being of the country.
Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation - NIDO

[email protected]: NIDOA hails Nigeria’s resilience in face of enormous challenges

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, Americas (NIDOA) says Nigeria’s resilience in the face of enormous challenges is a reason to thank God as the country marks its 59 Independence anniversary.
One of the pristine rallying points for all Yoruba in Nigeria and the diaspora, Olojo cultural festival, will this year come with unique features and upscale celebration, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II in Ife, has said.

Ooni promises Olojo celebration with a difference, unveils festival sponsors

One of the pristine rallying points for all Yoruba in Nigeria and the diaspora, Olojo cultural festival, will this year come with unique features and upscale celebration, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II in Ife, has said.
Hadeel Ibrahim (L), Aliko Dangote, Mo Ibrahim, Bill Gates and Halima Dangote at the Future Africa Forum on 9-23-2019. COPYRIGHT 2019 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Aliko Dangote: I hope to give out large wealth like Bill Gates

Business tycoon, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, says he hopes to give out a chunk of his $9.2bn wealth like billionaire philanthropist, Bill Gates.
Angola on Wednesday in Foshan needed five extra minutes to beat Philippines 84-81 in the last game of Group D at the ongoing FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China. 38

Field set for FIBA Olympic qualifying tournaments

All 24 teams that will compete in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments have been confirmed following the conclusion of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 and the release of an updated FIBA World Ranking, presented by NIKE.

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Nigeria strikers, Paul Onuachu and Stephen Odey were on parade for their Belgian side Genk on Friday.

Paul Onuachu, Stephen Odey help Belgian side Genk to narrow victory

Nigeria strikers, Paul Onuachu and Stephen Odey were on parade for their Belgian side Genk on Friday.
Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State, FMOH, disclosed this to newsmen on Friday in Abuja while providing an update on preparedness for Coronavirus (COVID19), and Lassa Fever in the country.

Nigeria: Lassa fever vaccines still a work-in-progress

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), says there is no vaccine available yet against Lassa fever in the country.
Samuel Kalu had a frustrating afternoon at the Matmut Atlantique as Bordeaux bowed to a 1-0 loss against Saint-Etienne, after a late goal from Gabon's Denis Bouanga.

Bordeaux boss commends Samuel Kalu for improved attitude in training

Bordeaux manager Paulo Sousa says Samuel Kalu now has a better attitude towards training.
Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi has congratulated Odion Ighalo on his maiden appearance for Manchester United on Monday.

Odion Ighalo set to equal Frank Lampard’s goal record in Manchester United vs Watford...

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo could equal a goal record held by Chelsea manager Frank Lampard if he gets to score in his Old Trafford debut against his former club Watford on Sunday.
This handout picture taken on February 4 and released to AFP on February 21, 2020 by Xiao Yao shows he receiving treatment at a hospital after infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus in Jinzhou in China’s central Hubei province. XIAO YAO - AFP

Coronavirus survivor recounts fear, confusion

The 27-year-old, who works in the southwest city of Chengdu, only realised something was amiss as the clock ticked midnight into the year of the rat on January 25.