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Burkinabes alarmed by deaths of 11 people in police custody

The deaths of 11 people in a Burkina Faso police custody on the night of Sunday to Monday this week have raised tensions in the capital, Ouagadougou.
The trio of Shehu Abdullahi, Jamilu Collins and Samuel Kalu could miss Super Eagles next Total Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash against Guinea at Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Afcon 2021: Qualifiers draw pairs Nigeria with Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Benin

Nigeria have been pooled against Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Benin Republic in Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Cameroon.
Head of the Federal Government delegation to the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan (President of the Senate of the Federal Republic) has given the Super Eagles a pat on the back for their outing against Algeria on Sunday, while charging them to go all out against Tunisia on Wednesday to win the bronze medals.

AFCON 2021 draw: Nigeria leads top 12 seeded teams

Three time Nations cup winners Nigeria lead the list of top football nations seeded ahead of the draw for the 2021 Nations Cup to be hosted by Cameroon.
Paul Put

Afcon: Why Guinea sack head coach Paul Put, staff

The head coach of Guinea, Paul Put, has been sacked alongside his entire staff by the country’s Football Federation after their disappointing performance at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo believes Kenneth Omeruo has the experience and quality to lead the country to glory at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Afcon: Kennth Omeruo has everything to lead Nigeria to glory – Joseph Yobo

Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo believes Kenneth Omeruo has the experience and quality to lead the country to glory at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
President Buhari at the event

President Buhari: Nigeria is winning war against terror

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Jaji, Kaduna State, said Nigerian Armed Forces and their allies are winning the war against terror.
Udinese defender William-Troost Ekong has hailed the Super Eagles following their 2-1 victory over South Africa in the quarter-final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON).

Afcon: CAF names officials for Nigeria vs Algeria semi-final

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Referees’ Appointment Committee has confirmed the appointment of Bakary Papa Gassama from The Gambia as the centre referee for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final between Algeria and Nigeria on Sunday at the Cairo International Stadium.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) previews the crunchy tie between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and North African giants Algeria.

Afcon: Can Super Eagles soar above high-flying Algeria?

As the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) reaches its semi-finals stage, there are already upsets and slip ups.

Oxfam: Inequality at crisis level in Nigeria, other West African countries

The challenge of inequality is at crisis levels in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa, a new report by international development organisation, Oxfam, said on Tuesday.
South Africa Team Picture during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between South Africa and Namibia at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 28 June 2019 ©Gavin Barker-BackpagePix

Afcon: Bafana Bafana must use speed to unlock Morocco – John Tlale

Former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper John Tlale believes South Africa can unsettle Morocco if they use speed in their final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group D match on Monday.
The trio of Shehu Abdullahi, Jamilu Collins and Samuel Kalu could miss Super Eagles next Total Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash against Guinea at Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Afcon: Nigeria targets knock out stage ticket as Super Eagles play Guinea

With the lone goal win in the opening match against Zimbabwe on Saturday night behind them, Super Eagles of Nigeria look set to be the first country to reach the second round phase of the AFCON 2019 tournament if they secure another win this afternoon against Syli Stars of Guinea.
Paul Put

Afcon: I hope Super Eagles’ injuries, sicknesses benefit us to win – Guinea coach

Guinea head coach Paul Put says his team have what it takes to beat three-time African champions, the Super Eagles in Wednesday’s AFCON 2019/Group B clash at the Alexandria Stadium, and hopes too that the Nigerian team’s current injury and sickness situation will aid their victory.
Coach Paul Put has bemoaned his team’s defensive showing against Madagascar in their opening Group B Africa Cup of Nations fixture, held at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday evening.

Afcon: Guinea coach Paul Put disappointed with the ‘stupid goals’ against Madagascar

Coach Paul Put has bemoaned his team’s defensive showing against Madagascar in their opening Group B Africa Cup of Nations fixture, held at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday evening.
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 04: Nicolas Pepe of the Ivory Coast in action during the International Friendly match between the Netherlands and Ivory Coast held at De Kuip or Stadion Feijenoord on June 4, 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Afcon: Ivory Coast ‘babes’ bank on sharpshooter Nicolas Pepe

Ivory Coast coach Ibrahim Kamara sees Nicolas Pepe as one the young stars who can banish the memories of a disastrous Africa Cup of Nations title defence two years ago.
The Institut Francais du Nigéria says it will mount a public viewing of the 8th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on June 17.

World Music Day: France holds concert in Nigeria

The Institut français du Nigéria on Saturday hosted the musical concert to celebrate this year’s World Music Day in Nigeria.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

14,000 Nigerians returned from Libya, France

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday said a total of 14,036 Nigerians have voluntarily returned home under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme which began in April 2017.
Paul Put

AFCON: Guinea’s strength lies in unity – Paul Put

Guinea coach Paul Put has spoken about his team’s chances in Group B of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) and also stressed on why his team needs to play in a collective way in Egypt.

Mali army tightens security after massacre as survivors recall killings

Mali's army reinforced security on Wednesday around two ethnic Dogon villages where 41 people were killed, according to a UN count, as survivors recounted how attackers from a rival community identified victims one by one before executing them.

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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Judge: I’m authorised by fiat to conclude Kalu’s trial

Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos, Monday, informed parties that he has been authorised by fiat to conclude the fraud trial of a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu.

Election tribunal in Calabar changes sitting date

The Election Petitions Tribunal in Cross River has announced a slight adjustment in the sitting dates of Panel 1 in the tribunal in the state.
Tunde Olatunji

Assemblyman urges youths to stop depending only on certificates

Mr Tunde Olatunji, the Chief Whip of Osun House of Assembly, has warned youths against depending on their certificates alone as guarantee to success in life.
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Antoine Griezmann: Lionel Messi has not called me yet, but Luis Suarez did

After paying €120million to activate the release clause in Griezmann's Atletico Madrid contract, Barca presented the forward as their latest signing on July 14.
Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Yoan Valat-EPA

Tennis rankings unchanged for top women post-Wimbledon

The women’s world rankings were unchanged at the top on Monday with Ashleigh Barty of Australia at number one after leading players took the week off post-Wimbledon.