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US-based woman joins Nigeria’s presidential race

A U.S.-based woman, Princess Oyenike Oyedele Roberts, has declared for the presidency of Nigeria on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 presidential election.

R.Kelly’s ex-wife breaks silence 10 years after divorce

R. Kelly’s ex-wife, Andrea, has spoken for the first time about their marriage, how it drove her to almost commit suicide and how she feels sorry for the young women who he is now accused of keeping as sex slaves.

NFF World Cup contingent to base in Saint Petersburg

The NFF official contingent to the World Cup will be stationed at Saint Petersburg far removed from the Super Eagles base camp in Essentuki so as not to disturb the team, officials have informed.

South African boy kidnapped for bitcoin found

A South African teenager was found Thursday four days after he was kidnapped by a gang who demanded a ransom in bitcoin cryptocurrency worth about $123,000 (105,000 euros), police said.

US first black female nominee for governor emerges

For the first time in the U.S., voters have chosen a black woman as nominee for state governor after Stacey Abrams was declared victorious in Georgia’s Democratic primary on Tuesday.

D’Tigress to start World Cup campaign against Australia

The Senior Women’s National Basketball Team D’Tigress will start their FIBA women’s World Cup campaign against Australia on Saturday, 22nd of September at the Arena Santiago Martin, San Cristobal De La Laguna, Spain.

Jo Bonfrere: I don’t expect major surprises in Super Eagles World Cup list

Former Super Eagles coach Jo Bonfrere has said he does not expect any surprises when Nigeria’s provisional squad list for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is announced next week.

Armenian protest leader elected prime minister

Armenia's parliament on Tuesday elected opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as prime minister after he spearheaded weeks of mass protests against the ruling party, transforming the country's political landscape.

Military plane crashes near airport in Georgia

A National Guard cargo plane has crashed near an airport in Savannah, Georgia, the US Air Force has said.

Envoy: Nigerians in US hard working, law abiding

Nigerians residents in the U.S. are hardworking and law-abiding, Consul-General of Nigeria at Atlanta, Mr Kayode Laro, has said.

UN Security Council mourns death of Ivory Coast ambassador

The Security Council bid farewell on Thursday to veteran diplomat Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue, the Ivory Coast's ambassador to the United Nations who died just months after starting a two-year term on the UN's most powerful body.

Nigerian Army holds drills to showcase fighting powers

The Nigerian Army is currently holding a demonstration exercise to showcase its military powers to protect and defend the territorial integrity of the Nigerian nation.

Coal mine accident kills six in Georgia

At least six miners were killed and three others seriously injured in a coal mine accident in Western Georgia’s Tkibuli on Thursday, According to the country’s Interior Ministry.

List of countries affected by Russia’s latest diplomat expulsions

Moscow on Friday issued tit-for-tat measures against countries that have expelled Russian diplomats in a mass show of support for Britain over the poisoning of a former double agent in England.

US expresses regrets over Russia’s expulsion of 60 envoys

The United States (US) has expressed regrets over the action of Russia to take retaliatory measure to expelled 60 U.S. envoys.

Gun-carrying club owner faces disciplinary charges as FIFA arrives

PAOK Salonika president Ivan Savvides on Wednesday faced disciplinary charges that could lead to a lengthy stadium ban and a points deduction for his team.

Ten injured, 50 held as police storm Kiev protest camp

Ten people were injured and at least 50 arrested in Kiev on Saturday following clashes between police and anti-corruption protesters who have set up camp outside the Ukrainian parliament.

Lithuania celebrates 100 years of independence

Church bells tolled across Lithuania on Friday to mark 100 years of independence regained after World War I by the Baltic nation, which is now firmly anchored in the West but experiencing tension with powerful neighbour Russia.

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Mali admits soldiers implicated in deaths during security sweep

Mali's defence minister admitted on Tuesday that soldiers were involved in killings in the country's unstable centre, after the discovery of a mass grave backed up accusations of summary executions by government troops.

Egypt’s Hector Cuper blames Mo Salah injury for poor results in Russia

Egypt head coach Hector Cuper has insisted that Mohamed Salah was not hundred perfect fit and that his absence in previous training sessions has been heavily felt at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Antoine Griezmann pens new 5-year Atletico Madrid deal

Antoine Griezmann has signed a new five-year contract at Atletico Madrid. His new deal ends any hope of Premier League clubs landing the Frenchman’s signature this summer.

Paulo Dybala backs Lionel Messi to overcome poor start for Argentina

Argentina forward Paulo Dybala has stated that the entire squad is solidly backing Lionel Messi despite his tough start to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

NNPC restores ruptured pipeline, gas supply to generating plants

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Tuesday in Lagos said gas supply to generating stations had built up gradually after the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) restored a ruptured pipeline.