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Roberto Mancini: Marco Verratti is great even though he looks tiny

Marco Verratti is a great player for Italy even though he looks "small and tiny", says coach Roberto Mancini.

Leonardo Bonucci credits Roberto Mancini’s fresh approach and faith in Italy’s youth

Leonardo Bonucci saluted the clarity of Roberto Mancini's philosophy and his faith in youth after overseeing an improvement since taking over Italy in May 2018.
Senegal forward Sadio Mane has hit out at the poor state of the pitch of Stade Lat Dior after Saturday’s Group A 2-0 win over Madagascar.

AFCON: Sadio Mane headlines Senegal squad

Senegal have released a preliminary 25-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), with Sadio Mane the star of Cisse’s side.
UEFA

UEFA dismisses Montenegro appeal against stadium ban

UEFA has dismissed an appeal from the Football Association of Montenegro over a one-game ban handed out for racist behaviour by their supporters in the Euro 2020 qualifier against England.

Misery Index: Nigeria not a miserable country

In a report titled: “The Misery Index 2018,” authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the seminal work, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade Off (1975).
Fabio Quagliarella

Roberto Mancini: Fabio Quagliarella is in great shape

Italy head coach Roberto Mancini has no doubts that veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella can maintain his fitness until Euro 2020.
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EU adds Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, 21 others to dirty-money blacklist

The European Commission added Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Panama and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations that pose a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive disclosed on Wednesday.

Roma’s Edin Dzeko keen to return to the Premier League

The ex-Manchester City star was on the verge of joining Chelsea in a double-deal with Emerson Palmieri in January but the deal collapsed late on and the Blues signed Olivier Giroud instead.
Dejan Lovren

Dejan Lovren charged with perjury in Croatia

Dejan Lovren has been charged with perjury after being accused of providing false information during the trial of one of the most powerful men in Croatian football.
The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on – going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.

Ralph Uwazuruike: Why we insist on Biafra

The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on–going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.
UN Secretary General, H.E. Mr. Kofi Annan meeting with President Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR of Nigeria

Ex-UN chief Kofi Annan cajoled ex-President Obasanjo to sign Bakassi pact – ex-senior official

Immediate past Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Sola Enikanolaiye, has recalled how the late former Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Mr. Kofi Annan, cajoled former President Olusegun Obasanjo to sign the Bakassi Peninsula agreement.

Edin Dzeko happy at Roma amid Milan and China transfer talk

Roma forward Edin Dzeko has reiterated his commitment to the club following months of rumours around his future.
Stephanie Linus

Stephanie Linus seeks global end to trafficking in persons

Stephanie Linus, Nigeria award-winning actress, has reiterated the need to address the high rate of trafficking in persons globally. She spoke at the second edition of the “Dialoghi a Spoleto” and Carla Fendi Foundation event in Italy.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan casts his vote in Istanbul on Sunday | Getty Images

World reaction to Recep Erdogan’s election victory

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a decisive victory in an election, handing him five more years in office with sweeping new powers.

Bosnia refuses to extradite Hamas suspect to Tunisia

A Sarajevo court on Thursday refused to hand over a Bosnian national to Tunisia over the 2016 assassination of a member of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement, saying there was no extradition deal between the countries.

World Cup: Gernot Rohr to stick with core Super Eagles squad

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has ruled out bringing in new players to bolster his squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Chelsea target Edin Dzeko will continue to be picked – Di Francesco

Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco says he will continue to pick Edin Dzeko, despite rumours the striker nears an exit to Chelsea.

Roma vow to replace Chelsea-target Edin Dzeko

Roma have plans in place if Chelsea's reported swoop for Edin Dzeko and Emerson comes to pass.

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We won’t tolerate intimidation of Igbo leaders – UK group

Still on the incident in Germany involving Sen Ike Ekweremadu and IPOB members, a Pro-Umahi group in the United Kingdom (UK), Divine Mandate International (DMI), says it won’t tolerate any act of intimidation on Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State or any other Igbo leaders by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the UK.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

NGF: Special agric zones to attract $4 billion investments

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has said that the establishment of Special Agro-processing Zones (SAPZs) in Nigeria has the potential of attracting between one to four billion dollars investments into the country.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mr Clement Ikanade Agba, has urged the staff of the ministry to work as a team to ensure that next 2020 Budget is ready next month.

Minister seeks staff cooperation to ensure September budget target

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mr Clement Ikanade Agba, has urged the staff of the ministry to work as a team to ensure that next 2020 Budget is ready next month.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Ministers: We will be trail blazers in Niger Delta development

The new Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, and the Minister of State, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, on Wednesday assumed duty at the Ministry with the promise to leave huge footprints in the development of the Niger Delta region.

WAPA: Exclusive breastfeeding increases children immunity

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Oluyemi Kalesanwo, yesterday, said exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life increases immunity in babies.