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Ivory Coast’s opposition chief Henri Bedie seeks alliance for election

The head of Ivory Coast's main opposition party, Henri Konan Bedie, has announced that ousted president Laurent Gbagbo would back a party alliance to fight the next presidential election.
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Alvaro Morata injury could make Maurizio Sarri enter January transfer window

Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri is likely to assess the attacking talent on offer in the January transfer window after Alvaro Morata suffered an injury this week.
Protestors wearing “yellow vest” (gilet jaune) gesture on December 8, 2018 near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during a protest against rising costs of living they blame on high taxes. – Paris was on high alert on December 8 with major security measures in place ahead of fresh “yellow vest” protests which authorities fear could turn violent for a second weekend in a row. (Photo by Eric FEFERBERG / AFP)

France ‘yellow vest’ protesters gather on decisive weekend

"Yellow vest" demonstrators have gathered in central Paris for a fifth weekend of protests in defiance of calls by the French government to stay at home.
Alain Giresse

Tunisia appoint Alain Giresse as new head coach

Former France international Alain Giresse was named Tunisia coach by the country’s football Federation on Thursday after signing an 18-month deal.

Jorge Sampaoli named as new Santos coach

Former Argentina and Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli has been named as the new boss of Santos, the Brazilian club announced on Thursday.
Napoli’s Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti watches his players from the touchline during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between Liverpool and Napoli at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north west England on December 11, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Carlo Ancelotti frustration as Napoli denied “cherry on the cake”

Carlo Ancelotti conceded it was a bitter pill to swallow as Napoli came so close before being denied a place in the Champions League knock-out rounds with a dramatic 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday.
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Mercy Akide tasks NFF on early World Cup preparations for Super Falcons

Ex-International Mercy Akide-Udoh has charged Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to ensure they outline adequate and early plans for the female national team’s programme towards next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Bayern Munich’s Karl-Heinz Rummenigge tells Kingsley Coman to stop retirement talk

Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has told Kingsley Coman to stop all talk of retiring from “aggressive” modern-day football and focus on returning to the fray with his morale intact.
Catalan President Quim Torra (R) and Spain’s Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska arrive for a security meeting at Palau de la Generalitat in Barcelona, Spain, September 6, 2018. REUTERS-Albert Gea

Madrid threatens to send national police to Catalonia to provide order

Spain’s government has warned authorities in Catalonia that it could take over responsibility for law and order in the region after radical separatists blocked a highway.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo: Grand corruption is Nigeria’s greatest problem

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that the problem with Nigeria is not about resources or planning, but the poor management of resources in the past.
Abiola Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi calls for state police

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has called for the establishment of state police to curb crime in the country.
France's President Emmanuel Macron, gestures as he delivers his final press conference on the second day of the G20 Leader's Summit, in Buenos Aires, on December 01, 2018. G20 leaders on Saturday found the minimum common ground on the global economy at a summit in Buenos Aires with a closing communique that left divisions on clear display. Ludovic MARIN / AFP

Protesters: Emmanuel Macron’s speech is too late, we are going back

Groups of “yellow vest” protesters across France responded scathingly to the “crumbs” offered by President Emmanuel Macron in a speech intended to defuse their revolt, but others acknowledged his efforts.
Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby with Norwegian counterpart Martin Sjogren

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby picks Norway as biggest World Cup threat

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby has said he believes his team will reach the knockout stage of the next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France if they could get past Group A main rivals Norway.
Fighting between a militia allied with Libya's internationally recognised government fight and two rival groups left some families trapped in their homes [Hani Amara-Reuters]

Armed group blocks key oil field in Libya

An armed group has seized one of Libya's largest oilfields in the country's southwest, the state-owned National Oil Corporation said on Monday.

France tells Donald Trump to stop meddling in its affairs

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian asks Donald Trump to stop meddling in French affairs after the US President criticised France in two tweets following riots in Paris
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NFF redeems $10,000 pledge to Super Falcons

Nigeria’s Super Falcons receive the $10,000 each promised them by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, for winning the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana

Yemi Osinbajo: Grand corruption Nigeria’s greatest problem

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the problem with Nigeria is not about resources or planning, but the poor management of resources in the past
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Report: ‘I can’t breathe’ were Khashoggi’s final words

Jamal Khashoggi’s final words were “I can’t breathe,” CNN reports, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist’s murder

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Students on exchange program protest poor welfare services in Kwara

Students of the 18 Northern states who are on an exchange program in Kwara state government-owned Secondary school in the early hours of today staged a protest against the state government over alleged poor welfare services provided by the state government.

Mevlut Cavusoglu: Turkey won’t ‘give up’ on Khashoggi murder probe

Turkey’s foreign minister said Saturday his country would “not give up” on finding out the truth about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul.
Eagles forward Samuel Kalu (right) battles Percy Tau of South Africa PIX KABIRU ABUBAKAR

Moses Simon: Samuel Kalu, Samuel Chukwueze competition great for Super Eagles

Moses Simon has said he welcomes the stiff competition Samuel Kalu and Samuel Chukwueze will bring to the Super Eagles.
Abuja 2018 National Sport Festival 100 metres deaf athletics gold medalist Assurance Omoria has vowed to win a medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

National Sports Festival: 100 metres deaf gold winner plans to build personal house

Abuja 2018 National Sport Festival 100m deaf athletics gold medalist Assurance Omoria has vowed to win a medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Ali Ndume urges colleagues not to boycott 2019 budget presentation

Sen. Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) has pleaded with his colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives not to boycott the 2019 Budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari.