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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.
Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi

Ogenyi Onazi, Peter Olayinka score to lift Euro clubs

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, who was recently back in Nigeria on a short break, scored a minute from time for Trabzonspor to beat Konyaspor 3-0
Tear gas floats in the air near the Arc de Triomphe as protesters wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher diesel taxes, demonstrate in Paris, France, December 1, 2018. REUTERS-Stephane Mahe

300 detained as Paris braces for ‘yellow vest’ protests

Paris police detained nearly 300 people Saturday ahead of fresh anti-government “yellow vest” protests which authorities fear could turn violent for a third weekend in a row.

First baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday.
Gareth Southgate England

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.
Andrej Babis

Czech premier survives no-confidence vote amid corruption allegations

The Czech Republic's coalition government has survived a vote of no-confidence over a fraud scandal implicating embattled Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

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.
Opposition parties in the Czech Republic say Prime Minister Andrej Babis should step down amid reported allegations of ordering associates to kidnap his son last year in a bid to obstruct a fraud investigation. Reuters

Czech premier faces calls to step down after fraud scandal allegations

Opposition parties in the Czech Republic say Prime Minister Andrej Babis should step down amid reported allegations of ordering associates to kidnap his son last year in a bid to obstruct a fraud investigation.

Gabon include Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he missed last match

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named by Gabon coach Daniel Cousin for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Mali.
Santiago Solari

Santiago Solari making his own luck as Real Madrid revival continues

Santiago Solari pressed his case for becoming Real Madrid’s permanent coach on Wednesday after a 5-0 demolition of Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League.
Jeando Fuchs

Jeando Fuchs commits future to Cameroon

European U-19 Championship winner Jeando Fuchs has switched his international allegiance from France to Cameroon.

Munich, St. Petersburg bid to host 2021 UEFA Champions League final

Munich and St Petersburg are the two candidate cities bidding to host the 2021 UEFA Champions League final match, the European football governing body said on Thursday.
Daniel Cousin

Daniel Cousin makes few changes to Gabon squad

Newly appointed Gabon coach Daniel Cousin has largely maintained the squad of his predecessor Jose Antonio Camacho for his first match in charge of the Panthers. He has named 23-man provisional squad for their back-to-back...
Samuel Kalu has been on form for both Bordeaux and Super Eagles

Victor Moses, Iwobi, Uche Agbo, Samuel Kalu to battle in UEFA Europa League

Uche Agbo is also on the squad for Standard Liege at Seville, but it is left to be seen if it will be a sweet return to Spain for the midfielder, who has lately been frozen out by the Belgian cup holders.

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Muhammadu Buhari

2019: 100 political party’s merger can’t stop Muhammadu Buhari – APC chieftain

He made this known while speaking in an exclusive interview with newsmen in Abuja, stressing that even a 100 political parties put together would be able to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections.

Court upholds Balogun-Fulani APC exco in Kwara

Kwara State High Court, on Wednesday, recognised the executive committee of the Ishola Balogun-Fulani faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
President of the German Football Association (DFB - Deutscher Fussball-Bund) Reinhard Grindel poses during a photo session in Monaco on August 30, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - VALERY HACHE

German football boss Reinhard Grindel blasts FIFA chief Gianni Infantino over lack of transparency

“It is why I am insisting with my UEFA colleagues in the FIFA Council on the creation of a task force where all the information can be laid out on the table and we can determine with honesty if we need other competitions and if so what format they should take.”

Nigerian Army band ignores protocol, sits still as Speaker Dogara arrives chamber

A team of band boys of the Nigerian Army, a while ago, breached an established protocol that requires all lawmakers and visitors to any of the chambers of National Assembly to stand up once the arrival of the presiding officers is announced until the prayers are said.

NBS: Nigeria’s unemployment rate rises to 23.1 percent

Nigeria’s unemployment rate increased from 18.8 per cent in the third quarter of 2017 to 23.1 per cent in in the third quarter of 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.