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Mustapha Hadji blames Herve Renard for Morocco’s AFCON failure

Morocco football legend Mustapha Hadji has blamed head coach Herve Renard for the team’s failure at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.
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Pope Francis gets new spokesman

Italian Matteo Bruni was named on Thursday as the new head of the Vatican’s press office, effectively making him Pope Francis’ spokesman.
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Renault and Nigeria’s Coscharis Group form partnership

French carmaker Renault and Nigerian conglomerate Coscharis Group have formed a partnership to assemble and distribute Renault vehicles in Nigeria, the companies said on Thursday.

France to lead EU talks on new IMF chief

French Economy Minister, Bruno Le-Maire, will lead informal talks to produce a European candidate to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a European official at G7 talks near Paris said on Thursday.
Three French soldiers have died during an operation against illegal gold mining in the South American territory of French Guiana, authorities said Thursday.

Three French troops die in operation against Guiana gold-mining

Three French troops died by accident while carrying out an operation against illegal gold mining in the South American territory of French Guiana, military authorities said on Thursday.
This screen grab from handout video released on April 9, 2019 by representatives of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn shows Ghosn preparing to speak at the beginning of a video message recorded on April 3 before his rearrest earlier this month in Tokyo. – Japanese prosecutors rearrested Ghosn on April 4, who was out on bail, over an additional allegation that he transferred Nissan money to a dealership in Oman but siphoned off millions for personal expenses — including the purchase of a luxury yacht. (Photo by Handout / Representatives for Carlos Ghosn / AFP) /.

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn sues Nissan, Mitsubushi

Carlos Ghosn, former NISSAN chairman, currently under house arrest in Tokyo, is suing Nissan and Mitsubishi in a Dutch court for “improper termination” of his contract, French newspaper Le Figaro reported.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

40 Immigration officers, graduate from Chinese institute

A total of 40 officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) were among the 552 students of the Confucius Institute of the University of Lagos (Unilag) who were awarded certificates for proficiency in Chinese Language on Tuesday in Lagos.
Paris Saint-Germain have signed Abdou Diallo from Borussia Dortmund, the French side announced on Tuesday.

Paris Saint-Germain complete €32 million Diallo deal

Paris Saint-Germain have signed Abdou Diallo from Borussia Dortmund, the French side announced on Tuesday.
President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad

Report: CAF president pays self for same days in different countries

The decision to appoint Senegalese Fatma Samoura as a General Delegate to CAF is unprecedented in the 115-year history of FIFA, which has never had recourse before to help guide the administration of a confederation.
David Luiz has saluted the leadership qualities of Frank Lampard, while talking up Chelsea’s desire to secure more major silverware in the 2019-20 campaign.

Frank Lampard: We don’t need new players to be successful

Chelsea are facing a transfer ban but new manager Frank Lampard is confident the Premier League club do not need to bring in new players to taste success.
Dani Alves

Juventus join Manchester City,Inter Milan in the race to sign Dani Alves

Juventus have joined Manchester City and Inter in the battle to sign Dani Alves as a free agent.
Gareth Bale's agent insists the Wales international is 100 per cent committed to Real Madrid despite Zinedine Zidane's comments after the defeat to Rayo Vallecano.

Gareth Bale agent denies Tottenham bid for Real Madrid forward

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is not the subject of a bid from former club Tottenham, according to the Welshman’s agent Jonathan Barnett.
Neymar has hinted that his future lies in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain, despite speculation regarding a move to Real Madrid continuing to bubble away in the background.

Neymar returns to PSG training with future still up in the air

Neymar showed up for training at Paris Saint-Germain on Monday, according to French media reports, a week late and days after controversially claiming his best football memory was beating PSG when he played for Barcelona.
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Paris Saint-Germain close in on €32 million Borussia Dortmund defender

Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of completing a deal to sign Abdou Diallo.
Manchester United icon Bryan Robson has praised Paul Pogba's performance in their 2-0 pre-season win over Perth Glory on Saturday, believing the France star's display showed he still cares about the club amid mounting transfer speculation.

Bryan Robson: Paul Pogba showed he cares about Man Utd with pre-season display

Manchester United icon Bryan Robson has praised Paul Pogba's performance in their 2-0 pre-season win over Perth Glory on Saturday, believing the France star's display showed he still cares about the club amid mounting transfer speculation.
Iran's Hassan Rouhani also said in his speech that bowing to US pressure amounts to 'treason' [Abedin Taherkenareh-EPA]

Nuclear deal: Iran ready to talk if US lifts sanctions

Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Sunday, Reuters reports.
Analysts had believed that the yellow vest movement had lost momentum, but dozens of protestors knocked down security barriers erected for the parade and set fire to refuse bins AFP

Paris clashes tarnish President Macron’s military parade

French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday showcased European military cooperation in a Bastille Day parade but the aftermath of the glittering event was tarnished by violent clashes between police and protesters.
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Neymar: Beating Paris Saint-Germain with Barcelona one of my best moments in football

Neymar did little to ease tensions with Paris Saint-Germain as he declared Barcelona's classic 2016-17 Champions League comeback against the Parisians as one of his fondest memories in football.

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SSG: House of Reps lack powers to shut down Edo Assembly

The Edo State Government has said the House of Representatives lacks the Constitutional powers to shut down the Edo State House of Assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari links insecurity to illicit funds

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the intelligence community in Africa to tighten the loop against illicit financial flows, just as he attributed rising security challenges to sponsorship by those who profit from illegal financial activities.

Amaju Pinnick: It’s been excellent serving as CAF 1st Vice President

The term of the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick as the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football along with that of the 2nd and 3rd Vice Presidents expired today.

NSC urges stakeholders to patronise Kaduna inland dry port

Mr Muhammad Abubakar, the Director, Abuja Liaison Office, Nigerian Shippers Council, has urged stakeholders in the sector to patronise the Kaduna Inland Dry Port to enjoy its benefits.
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Governor Okowa forwards additional 10 commissioner nominees to Delta assembly

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has forwarded a list of additional 10 nominees to the State Assembly for screening and confirmation as commissioners.