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Gambian ex-president Yahya Jammeh to face prosecution for corruption

The Gambian government on Friday said it intended to prosecute former president Yahya Jammeh on allegations of theft and corruption.

Senator Kalu still owner of FIB Group in Gambia – Legal adviser

Contrary to a report by an online newspaper, Governor of Abia State and current Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has not sold the issued share capital of his banking group – First International Bank (FIB) Group Limited, in The Gambia,

African leaders ‘sacked from office’ since 2010

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, whose death was announced on Friday, was on a long list of African leaders forced from power since 2010.
Team Nigeria capped a memorable outing in wrestling as the men won two gold and three silver medals in the Freestyle events on the penultimate day of the 2019 African Games in Morocco.

African Games: Team Nigeria claim 2 gold, 3 silver in freestyle wrestling

Team Nigeria capped a memorable outing in wrestling as the men won two gold and three silver medals in the Freestyle events on the penultimate day of the 2019 African Games in Morocco.
Super Falconets beat Cameroon 3-2 on penalties to win the Gold medal in the women’s football event at the ongoing 12th All Africa Games on Thursday night at the Boubker Aamar Stadium.

African Games: Team Nigeria finishes second with over 125 medals

After 15 days of intensive competition, the curtain will fall on the 12th African Games tonight in Rabat.
The coffin of Dawda Jawara, Gambia's first post-independence president, is pictured during his funeral at the country's National Assembly in Banjul, Gambia, Aug. 29, 2019.

Gambia’s former president dies, buried

Gambia’s first president after independence from Britain in 1965, Dawda Jawara, was buried on Thursday in Banjul, the capital.
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi

African Games: Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, Doreen Amata lead Nigeria’s charge for gold medals

Reigning Nigeria Shot Put record holder, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, and multiple All Africa Games medallist, Doreen Amata, will lead Nigeria’s charge for gold medals as the track and field event of the 12th edition of the Games enters day two in Rabat, Morocco.

Tunde Fowler: FIRS to begin VAT charge on online transactions January 2020

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it will begin to impose Value Added Tax (VAT) on online transactions, both domestic and international, with effective from January 2020.

Gambian President reshuffles cabinet

Gambian President Adama Barrow on Thursday reshuffled his cabinet, appointing Sheikh Omar Faye as defense minister for the first time in 22 years.
Samson Siasia has vowed to clear his name after world governing body FIFA banned him yesterday from football following an allegation of match-fixing brought against him.

Samson Siasia’s mother’s abductors lower ransom demand to N30 million

Abductors of Samson Siasia’s mother, Mrs Ogere Beauty Siasia, are understood to have lowered their ransom to N30million.
Nigeria men and women teams have qualified for the quarterfinals of the Beach Volleyball event at the ongoing African Games in Rabat, Morocco.

Beach Volleyball: Nigeria teams through to the quarterfinals

Nigeria men and women teams have qualified for the quarterfinals of the Beach Volleyball event at the ongoing African Games in Rabat, Morocco.

US: Nigeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, others not fiscally transparent

The classification, contained in a report released Thursday by the U.S Department Of State, means Nigeria’s budgeting process, including its contracting and licensing processes in the extractive industry, did not meet the standards required of the American government.

Outrage in Gambia over claims ex-president ordered killings

Relatives of people murdered by death squads in The Gambia expressed outrage on Monday over the release of three former hitmen, who said they committed dozens of assassinations ordered by ex-president Yahya Jammeh.

Cas vindicates Amaju Pinnick on Caf Champions League

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has been vindicated on his stance against the order for a replay of the second leg of the 2019 Champions League made by the Confederation of Africa Football Executive Committee.

Nursing, midwifery council licenses 205 new members

Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) has inducted 205 graduates of nursing and midwifery from foreign institutions who have completed their adaptation programme to practice nursing in Nigeria.

Femi Falana seeks ICC prosecution of Yahya Jammeh

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has urged the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, to “immediately open an investigation into the allegations of international crimes committed by the government of former president Yahya Jammeh.”

NIMC expands enrolment to Saudi Arabia, other African countries

With the successful deployment of enrolment centres in South Africa, US, UK and other countries, the National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) has concluded plans to extend the National Identification Number (NIN) registration to other countries, including Saudi Arabia, Canada, Germany, Ghana, Senegal, Benin Republic, Mali and India, among others.

African qualifying draw for 2022 World Cup

The African preliminary qualifying round draw for the 2022 World Cup was made in Cairo Monday.

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A man waves as he disembarks from a plane as a first group of Nigerians repatriated from South Africa following xenophobic violence arrives in Lagos on September 11, 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Xenophobia: Nobody should blame those who don’t want to return – Jonathan Nnaji

Dr. Jonathan Nnaji, chairman board of trustees of Igbo speaking community in Lagos State, has said that Nigerians who have chosen to remain in South Africa than return to the country should not be blamed because the country has refused to set its priorities right.

Interim Falcons coach focused on Tokyo 2020 ticket

Coach of Nigeria’s women senior Christopher Danjuma has stated that his attention is solely on ensuring Nigeria qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Cristiano Ronaldo: I was one step away from Arsenal move

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he was a step away from joining Arsenal prior to signing for Manchester United in 2003.
Efe Ajagba

Efe Ajagba will become world boxing champion soon – trainer

Legendary boxing trainer Ronnie Shields believes that Efe Ajagba can rule the heavyweight division in the near future.
Egypt has two strong medal contenders for the Summer Games in Mohamed Ehab and Sara Ahmed, who both won bronze in their respective categories at Rio 2016.

Egypt banned from world weighlifting championships

A number of Egyptian weightlifters were included in the entry list for the world championships, which begin in Thailand tomorrow.