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The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB hopes Nigeria will sign CFTA soon

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed optimism that Nigeria, the largest country on the continent will soon ratify the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agreement.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

Report: Russia used social media to keep EU voters at home

Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.
South Africa national women's team head coach Desiree Ellis has included three more players in her squad to face Norway in next week's international friendly.

South Africa’s Desiree Ellis places three players standby list ahead of FIFA Women’s World...

South Africa national women's team head coach Desiree Ellis has included three more players in her squad to face Norway in next week's international friendly.
Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodum claimed the fourth national men’s table tennis title with Sporting after beating Sao Roque CD 3-0 in the second leg of the play-off final held at the Multipurpose Room of the Stadium of Alvalade in Lisbon.

Aruna Quadri, Bode Abiodun claim fourth consecutive Portuguese title

Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun claimed the fourth national men’s table tennis title with Sporting after beating Sao Roque CD 3-0 in the second leg of the play-off final held at the Multipurpose Room of the Stadium of Alvalade in Lisbon.
Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg is not in Norway's World Cup squad. GETTY IMAGES

France: Ballon d’Or winner pulls out of opening match against Falcons

Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg has withdrawn from Norway national team that will face Nigeria’s Super Falcons in their opening group D match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on June 8 in France.
Three of the vessels and the destroyer USS Farragut are supporting an accompanying mission in the Strait of Hormuz

US sanctions: Iran to block US ships from important waterway

The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, issued a statement on Monday that warned of “adverse consequences” if the U.S. ended their sanctions waiver on the Persian Gulf nation’s oil imports.
Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, is led into the dock for his appearance in the Christchurch district court on Saturday. POOL-Reuters

Brenton Tarrant the ordinary white man turned terrorist

Brenton Tarrant, the gunman behind the massacre of 49 people in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Thursday, in a short self-profile, described himself as an “ordinary white man”.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 25, 2018 EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives at a special meeting of the European Council to endorse the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement and to approve the draft political declaration on future EU-UK relations in Brussels. – As a EU Brexit negociator, Barnier gained prestige in the European Union, AFP reported on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP)

Michel Barnier: Brexit talks now in hands of Britain

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told AFP on Monday that negotiations to break a deadlock on a deal to leave the bloc are now between British Prime Minister Theresa May and members of her parliament.
Asisat Oshoala – Super Falcons star

Super Falcons crash out of Cyprus Cup

Nigeria will not contest the final and third place playoff at the Cyprus Women’s Cup after suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat to Belgium, their second of the group stage, at the Neo GSZ Stadium in Larnaca yesterday evening.
Super Falcons

Cyprus Cup: Super Falcons crash out after 1-0 defeat to Belgium

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have crashed out of the Cyprus Women’s Cup following a 1-0 defeat to Red Flames of Belgium in their final Group C game at the GSZ Stadium, Lanarca, on Monday.
Labour MP Ian Austin

Labour legislator quits party in protest over ‘anti-Semitism’

A ninth British legislator has quit the opposition Labour Party, accusing it of having a "culture of extremism, anti-Semitism and intolerance" under Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Iran unveiled a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 km (800 miles) on Saturday, state television reported, as the country displays its achievements during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Iran warns Europe not to force ‘strategic leap’ on missile range

The deputy chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has warned Europe against forcing the Islamic Republic into boosting the range of its missiles by trying to halt their development.
There is high security in and around the Swiss ski resort of Davos as many of the world's political and corporate leaders gather this week. AFP

WEF: China, Europe take centre stage on Davos day two

China and Europe take centre stage in front of the world’s business elite at Davos on Wednesday, a day after Brazil’s hard-right President Jair Bolsonaro promised reform and tried to win over sceptics about his environmental platform.
The Super Falcons dropped from 38th to 39th position in the latest FIFA ranking.

Four-nation tourney: Nigeria’s Super Falcons defeat Romania

Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Sunday trounced the women national team of Romania 4-1 in the third-place match at the ongoing four-nation invitational tournament in China.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google can limit ‘right to be forgotten’ to EU countries

Google can limit the “right to be forgotten” to internet searches made in the European Union, an adviser to the bloc’s top court said on Thursday, backing an appeal by the U.S. search giant against a French fine.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran to work with partners to neutralise US sanctions

Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Zarif, said on Tuesday that the country would keep working with its global partners to neutralise U.S. sanctions against the Islamic republic.
Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalong

Solomon Dalung: Nigerians acquire social vices from foreign cultures

Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Hon. Solomon Dalung, said Nigerians acquired social vices like corruption and drug abuse from foreign cultures.
Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalong

Solomon Dalung calls for cultural rejuvenation among youths

Mr Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youths and Sports Development, has called for the rejuvenation of Nigerian cultural values among the youths.

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Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye scored the decisive goal as Senegal defeated Nigeria 1-0 at the Ismaila Stadium on Sunday in their final build-up game ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations,

AFCON: Super Eagles lose 1-0 to Senegal in friendly

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye scored the decisive goal as Senegal defeated Nigeria 1-0 at the Ismaila Stadium on Sunday in their final build-up game ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
A mine blast killed four police officers travelling in a troubled anglophone region of Cameroon in the southwest of the country, the government said Sunday.

Mine blast kills four police in Cameroon

A mine blast killed four police officers travelling in a troubled anglophone region of Cameroon in the southwest of the country, the government said Sunday.
Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)

BMO cautions PDP on improper conduct

The Buhari Media Organization (BMO) has described Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) statement on June 12 as a cacophony of lies.

Sporadic gunshots cause skirmishes in Maiduguri

Residents in the outskirts of Maiduguri on Sunday witnessed some skirmishes following indiscriminate shooting by some soldiers.

Nigerian Immigration commissions 396 cadets into officers corps

The Nigeria Immigration Service has commissioned 396 cadets into Officers Corps, NIS Public Relations Officer, Sunday James, has said.