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United Nations meeting adopts migration pact despite withdrawals

A United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from around 150 countries in Morocco on Monday, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.
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Euro 2020: Gareth Southgate challenges England to live up to the hype

England manager Gareth Southgate called on the Three Lions to live up to the expectation they have created in reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup and Nations League by delivering on home soil at Euro 2020.

Germany, Netherlands to meet in Euro 2020 qualifying as England given clement draw

Former champions Germany and the Netherlands will meet each in qualifying for Euro 2020 after being paired together in Sunday’s draw in Dublin, but World Cup semi-finalists England will not complain about their group.
France's defender Samuel Umtiti (top) heads the ball to score the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP

All you need to know about the Euro 2020 qualifying draw

A unique European Championships in 2020 that will be hosted in 12 cities across the continent will begin to take shape when the qualifying draw takes place in Dublin on Sunday at 1100GMT.
Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini attends a press conference after the "Friends of Cohesion" High Level Meeting at Bratislava castle, in Bratislava on November 29, 2018. (Photo by DIANA CERNAK / AFP)

Slovak PM urges minister who quit over UN migration pact to reconsider

Slovakia's prime minister said on Friday he wants his foreign minister to stay on after Miroslav Lajcak tendered his resignation over Bratislava's rejection of the United Nations migration pact.

Supermarket finds cocaine in bananas

Grocery clerks in Poland have discovered bricks of cocaine hidden among bananas shipped from Ecuador to a local supermarket chain, police said on Monday.

2019: US, UK, EU, 22 others insist on INEC independence

As campaigns for the 2019 general election kicks off, the international community has expressed concern over the forthcoming polls, calling for campaigns devoid of hate speech.
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2019: EU, US, UK, others seek transparent, peaceful Nigerian elections

The European Union, United States, United Kingdom and other foreign governments on Sunday demanded a process that would herald free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections as political parties flagged off political campaigns ahead of the 2019 polls.
Dapo Abiodun

Ogun guber: Dapo Abiodun extends olive branch to Ibikunle Amosun, seeks for his support

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun, Prince Dapo Abiodun has extended an olive branch to the incumbent Governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, urging him to bury whatever differences existing between them and support his Governorship ambition.

NAPTIP strengthens collaboration with Interpol, Immigration to tackle human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has reiterated its commitment to strengthen partnership with International Police and Immigration Liaison Officers to combat human trafficking.
Djamel Belmadi

AFCON: Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi rings changes for Togo match

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has left out a number of regular players from his squad for for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to Togo on 18 November.
Kubrat Pulev

Kubrat Pulev sets up Anthony Joshua title fight

Hughie Fury was beaten on a unanimous points decision by Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in his IBF heavyweight eliminator in Sofia.
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Bulgaria seizes $14.3 million in fake bills

Bulgarian Authorities raided a print shop on Monday that was making counterfeit cash, and seized fake euro and dollar bills worth more than 14.3 million dollars, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.
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China bans pigs, pork products imports from Moldova

China has banned importation of pigs and pork products from Moldova to prevent spread of African swine fever, Chinese Customs said on Wednesday.

Jack Draper, Pranjala Yadlapalli win 2018 Lagos Open

The 2018 edition of the Lagos Open Tennis, formerly known as the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis, ended at the weekend with Great Britain star, Jack Draper and Pranjala Yadlapalli winning the men and women’s singles respectively of Futures 5 of the competition.
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Bulgarian man charged with murder of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova

Police have arrested and charged a man with the murder of Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova.

Nigerian players crash out of Lagos Open

Nigerian players have been dumped out from the ongoing Lagos Open Tennis Championship at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Lagos.
Pigs - Daniel Acker-Bloomberg

China bans imports of pigs, wild boars from Belgium, Japan

China has banned imports of pigs, wild boars and products from Belgium after an outbreak of African swine fever.

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Mozambique government finds 30,000 ghost workers costing $250 million

Mozambique’s government said on Monday that it had identified 30,000 “ghost employees” in its civil service who cost $250 million between 2015 and 2017.

Christmas: Enugu announces free ride for indigenes

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has announced free transportation for indigenes of the state living in other parts of the country, who intend to return home to celebrate the festive season with their loved ones.

Presidency: PDP spreading fake news

Apparently irked by allegations from the opposition that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the raid of the home of Aliyu and Mustapha, sons of the People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Presidency has advised Nigerians to ignore such claims.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Lai Mohammed: Olusegun Obasanjo’s candidate will be defeated roundly in 2019

The federal government says though it is the constitutional right of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo to support a candidate for an election, his endorsement, however, does not guarantee victory.
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Oby Ezekwesili urges Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral bill

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018.