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Rafael Nadal makes winning start in Monte Carlo

Rafael Nadal produced a clay court masterclass to pick apart fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-1, as the world number two began his Monte Carlo Masters title defence in stunning fashion on Wednesday.
The High Commission of Canada to Nigeria Tuesday refuted the claims that the country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to allow one million Nigerians enter Canada under a new Employment and Migration Programme designed for immigrants.

Canada denies begging President Buhari for one million immigrants

The High Commission of Canada to Nigeria Tuesday refuted the claims that the country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to allow one million Nigerians enter Canada under a new Employment and Migration Programme designed for immigrants.

Nigeria will not survive the 2019 presidential election

For those of us who had hoped against hope, the 2019 presidential election has proved to be the last straw. We are now convinced that Nigeria is a hopeless case. This country is not just a major disappointment; it is decidedly firmly on the trajectory of a future break up.
L-R: NIGERIAN CONSUL-GENERAL IN NEW YORK BENAYAOGHA OKOYEN, NIGERIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES JUSTICE SYLVANUS NSOFOR (RTD), DEPUTY HEAD OF MISSION AT THE NIGERIAN EMBASSY, AMB. HASSAN HASSAN, AND NIGERIAN CONSUL-GENERAL IN ATLANTA, MRS AISHATU MUSA AT A MEETING BETWEEN HEADS OF THE NIGERIAN MISSIONS AND NIGERIAN DIASPORAS TO RECONCILE FACTIONAL NIGERIAN GROUPS AT WASHINGTON, DC. (Photo: NAN)

Factional Nigerian groups in US reconciled

The Nigerian Missions in the United States and Nigerian diasporas on Saturday converged on the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington DC to reconcile factional groups in the Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation Americas (NIDOA).
Super Falcons Thomas Dennerby

Thomas Dennerby: Why I made Desire Oparanozie Super Falcons captain

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby has explained why he had to choose France-based forward Desire Oparanizie to lead the team to France at the World Cup later this year.
Leilani Farha

UN Rapporteur: France guilty of human rights abuses

France is guilty of human rights abuses of homeless people and laws guaranteeing a home for all, and also failed to protect the most vulnerable, a UN Special Rapporteur said on Friday.
Super Falcons

WWC: You have no reason to fumble in France – Aisha Falode warns Falcons

World Cup bound Super Falcons have been told to avoid wobbling and fumbling in France as that will amount to making nonsense of their first grade preparation.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an inquiry in 2017 into whether US President Donald Trump was working on behalf of Russia, The New York Times reported on Friday.

Donald Trump considered daughter Ivanka for head of World Bank

President Donald Trump considered nominating his daughter to head the World Bank, and she also would have been “great” as US ambassador to the United Nations, he said in an interview published Friday.
Thomas Dennerby is untroubled by Nigeria women's setback following a 2-1 defeat to Canada in a friendly at Pinatar Arena.

Thomas Dennerby: Super Falcon getting closer and closer

Thomas Dennerby is untroubled by Nigeria women's setback following a 2-1 defeat to Canada in a friendly at Pinatar Arena.
The United States will get a chance to exact revenge on Trinidad and Tobago at the Gold Cup after they were drawn together in a group that also features Panama and Guyana.

United States to face Panama, Trinidad and Tobago at Gold Cup

The United States will get a chance to exact revenge on Trinidad and Tobago at the Gold Cup after they were drawn together in a group that also features Panama and Guyana.

FIFA casts doubts on increased 2022 World Cup

The chances of FIFA increasing the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48 is 50/50, the president of world football’s governing body Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Shiites locks down British commission over Tony Blair’s visit

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMM), otherwise known as Shiites, have halted both human and vehicular movement around the British High Commission, Abuja, over the continuous detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
Few days after world Cup bound Super Falcons walloped their Icelandic counterparts 6-1 in a friendly match in Spain, the Thomas Dennerby tutored side failed to continue the run losing 2-1 to Canada at the Pinatar Arena on Monday.

Harry Awurimibe lauds NFF over Super Falcons’ world cup preparation

Foremost women football promoter in Nigeria, Harry Awurimibe, has hailed the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, for the top class preparation the Super Falcons have had so far as the countdown to the 2019 FIFA Women’s world cup continues.
France based attacker, Desire Oparanozie has been named the new Super Falcons captain with less than two months to the commencement of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

WWC: Desire Oparanozie named new Super Falcons skipper

France based attacker Desire Oparanozie has been named the new Super Falcons captain with less than two months to the commencement of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

Desire Oparanozie scores as Canada beats Falcons 2-1

Nigeria’s Super Falcons were beaten 2-1 by the fifth best team in the FIFA rankings, Canada at the Pinatar Arena in a pre-World Cup friendly on Monday afternoon.
Canadian coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller

Super Falcons fought hard against us – Canada coach

Canada head coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller has praised the the Super Falcons and insisted the African champions gave her side a good fight in Monday’s 2-1 friendly win at the Pinatar Stadium, Murcia.
Few days after world Cup bound Super Falcons walloped their Icelandic counterparts 6-1 in a friendly match in Spain, the Thomas Dennerby tutored side failed to continue the run losing 2-1 to Canada at the Pinatar Arena on Monday.

Canada beat Super Falcons 2-1 in friendly game in Spain

Few days after World Cup bound Super Falcons walloped their Icelandic counterparts 6-1 in a friendly match in Spain, the Thomas Dennerby tutored side failed to continue the run losing 2-1 to Canada at the Pinatar Arena on Monday.
Faith Ikidi [Nigeria/Pitea IF]: Having being named the club’s Best Player last season, the 31-year-old defender has not rested on her oars. This time, her reputation as one of the world’s best centrebacks is rubbing off positively on Pitea IF as they currently top the Damallsvenskan log with 42 points. With country, Ikidi was part of Nigeria’s qualification and deserves the accolades more if she helps Nigeria defend her African title and earn a ticket to France 2019 Women’s World Cup at the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana in November.. Shengolpix

Faith Ikidi: Super Falcons will consolidate on goal scoring run ahead Canada clash

Super Falcons defender Faith Ikidi has stated that the Nigeria women national team intends to consolidate on their goalscoring prowess following Friday’s 6-1 thrashing of top Icelandic side UMF Selfoss. ]

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