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Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel did not mince words in a post-match interview after the team managed to scrap a lone goal victory over Burundi on Saturday.

FIFA, others pay tribute to Mikel Obi after retirement

Following Thursday’s announcement by Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, of his retirement from international football, tributes have continued to pour in for him, including from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the sport’s international governing body.
Europol Office

Police arrest Finnish gang trafficking Nigerian prostitutes

European police have arrested six suspected members of a Finnish-led gang who trafficked Nigerian women for sex, AFP news agency quoted officials as saying.
Europol Office

Police smash sex crime gang, arrest six

European police have arrested six suspected members of a Finnish-led gang who trafficked women for sex, seizing almost three million euros in assets in four countries, officials said Wednesday.

National of 23 countries in Nazareth for TB Joshua’s meeting

As at Friday evening, two days to the beginning of Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua’s (Prophet T.B. Joshua) meeting on Mount Precipice, in Nazareth, Israel nationals from 23 countries have arrived for the programme.
Roberto Mancini Italy

Roberto Mancini: Marco Verratti is great even though he looks tiny

Marco Verratti is a great player for Italy even though he looks "small and tiny", says coach Roberto Mancini.

Leonardo Bonucci credits Roberto Mancini’s fresh approach and faith in Italy’s youth

Leonardo Bonucci saluted the clarity of Roberto Mancini's philosophy and his faith in youth after overseeing an improvement since taking over Italy in May 2018.

World Bank: Nigeria’s fuel subsidy not helping the poor

The Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank, Laura Tuck, has warned Nigeria and other countries paying subsidies on fossil fuels to desist from it as such practice was not in favour of the poor.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday attended the funeral service of late Pastor Oluwayemisi Adeloye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

VP Osinbajo: Fighting corruption not only way to go

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said that the President Muhammadu Buhari government was morally bound to fight against corruption and insecurity in the land.
Track & Field Athletics

IAAF World Relays: Team Nigeria begin campaign with 4x400m relay

Team Nigeria will be aiming for glory as the heat event of the women’s 4X400metre begins today at the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 in Japan.
Kristalina Georgieva

Finance ministers join forces to raise climate ambition

At the just concluded World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) meetings, Finance Ministers from more than 20 countries have launched a new coalition aimed at driving stronger collective action on climate change and its impacts.
The European Parliament has voted on changes to the Copyright Directive, a piece of legislation intended to update copyright for the internet age.

EU countries back copyright reform targeting Google, Facebook

The European Union’s bid to overhaul its two-decade-old copyright rules cleared its final hurdle on Monday as EU governments backed the move forcing Google to pay publishers for news snippets and Facebook to filter out protected content.
An old Motorola mobile phone is displayed in an antique market in Seoul on April 2, 2019. – South Korea is preparing to launch the world’s first 5G mobile network on April 5. (Photo by Ed JONES - AFP)

South Korea to launch world’s first national 5G networks

South Korea launches the world’s first fully-fledged 5G mobile networks Friday, a transformational leap that already has superpowers sparring for control of an innovation that could potentially change the day-to-day lives of billions of people.
Moise Kean

Max Allegri not keen on Moise Kean hype and admits ‘he isn’t Cristiano Ronaldo...

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has attempted to calm the growing hype surrounding Moise Kean by dismissing comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
BUA Group

BUA, Wartsila Oy of Finland sign 48MW power project for Sokoto Line 3

BUA Group has signed a contract with Wartsila Oy of Finland for the construction of a 48 megawatt power plant for Sokoto Cement line 3 in Sokoto State.
Elderson Echiejile

Elderson Echiejile joins Finnish club HJK Helsinki

Super Eagles left back Elderson Echiejile has announced that he has joined Finnish top division side, HJK Helsinki.
Desiree Ellis Bayana South Africa

South Africa’s Desiree Ellis stays positive ahead of Women’s World Cup

South Africa's women's poor results at the Cyprus Cup must be put into the context of experimentation and inexperience, says coach Desiree Ellis.
World cup bound Super Falcons Wednesday at the ongoing Cyprus Cup, hammered Thailand 3-0 in a 7th place match.

Cyprus Cup: Falcons hammer Thailand in 7th place match

World Cup bound Super Falcons Wednesday at the ongoing Cyprus Cup, hammered Thailand 3-0 in a 7th place match.
A picture taken on February 4, 2019 shows the Huawei logo displayed on a tablet in Paris. – A government amendment to establish a pre-authorization for the operation of telecom networks, with a view to deploy 5G, received on February 4, 2019 an “unfavorable opinion” from the special commission charged with examining the draft law Pact. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Huawei racks up 5G deals at top mobile fair despite US pressure

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei racked up a slew of deals to sell 5G equipment at the world’s top mobile fair in Spain despite Washington’s campaign to convince its allies bar the firm from their next-generation wireless networks.

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FAAN seeks review of service tariffs

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is seeking the review of its service rates and tariff to reflect current economic realities.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF to improve literacy level of Nigerian children through advocacy

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Friday said it would help improve literacy level among Nigerian children in rural areas through sensitisation and advocacy.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA restates commitment to rid Kogi of illicit drugs

Mr Alfred Adewumi, the new National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Commander in Kogi, says the agency will collaborate with sister security agencies and the state government to rid the state of illicit drugs.

NAF offers free medical services to 3, 000 persons in Sokoto

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has began free medical outreach for Mabera Community in Sokoto Metropolis, targeting 3, 000 persons in the two-day exercise.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

Olamide George: Prince Beyioku remains AFN secretary general, backed by constitution

Acting president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Honourable Olamide George has affirmed Prince Adisa Adeniyi Beyioku as the authentic and substantive Secretary General of the federation.