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Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during the International Arctic Forum in Saint Petersburg on April 9, 2019. (Photo by Mikhail KLIMENTYEV - SPUTNIK - AFP)

Moscow woos Africa with cash, security

Russia President Vladmir Putin says Moscow will encourage African countries to table their own development proposals for discussion during the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit that opens on Wednesday October 23.

French tourist recounts sleeping with 1,400 African girls, impregnating 600 in six countries

A French tourist has admitted impregnating more than 600 women in six African countries within two years. Forty-year-old Jean Michel made the revelation on an online news site “Africa24”.
Benedict Ayade

Calabar carnival: Cross River governor calls for end to wars

Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has called on nations of the world to end wars and crisis and embrace peace.
Jo Bonfrere with former Super Eagles assistant coach Bitrus Bewarang at the Agege Stadium Lagos

Jo Bonfrere: Why Super Eagles B failed to beat Togo on aggregate

Dutch coach, Jo Bonfrere, has hit out at home-based Super Eagles coaches in the aftermath of Nigeria’s elimination from the 2020 African Nations Championship, (CHAN) by Hawks of Togo.

IOM, NAPTIP, NIDC, others make JIFORM summit list

The Journalists International Forum For Migration, (JIFORM), the migration summit slated for Nigeria between November 25-29, 2019 has received a major boost with the inclusion of international agencies in the planning of the conference.
Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has called for the establishment of what he termed “The Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Management Authority (ALCoMA)”.

Ghana’s VP demands formation of ‘Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Authority’

Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has called for the establishment of what he termed “The Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Management Authority (ALCoMA)”.
Nzube Anaezemba has turned down the chance of playing for another season with Kano Pillars and has instead opted for a move to another Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Lobi Stars.

Nzube Anaezemba rejects new Pillars deal for Lobi move

Nzube Anaezemba has turned down the chance of playing for another season with Kano Pillars and has instead opted for a move to another Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Lobi Stars.

Border closure: Ghanaian trade union calls for boycott of Nigerian goods

Ghana Union of Traders Association has called for a total boycott of made-in-Nigerian goods.

Headies: Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, others battle for Artiste of the Year award

Five top Nigerian artistes have been nominated in the Artiste of the Year category for this year’s Headies award

Young climate activists in Africa struggle to be heard

As Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion inspire climate protesters across the globe, young African activists say they still struggle to make themselves heard.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC considers rehabilitating internet fraudsters

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the agency, made this known while delivering a paper entitled, ‘Strategic change administration and innovation to curb corruption in Nigeria’, at the third all administrators national conference of the Chartered Institute of Administration, in Lagos, on Thursday.
Roberto Quiroz

Media censorship shouldn’t be an option in democracy – US diplomat

A United States diplomat, Mr Roberto Quiroz, has said that censorship of the media should never be an option in any democratic dispensation.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria, Ghana agree on modalities to resolve trade issues from border losure

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, and his Ghanaian counterpart, Mrs Shirley Botchwey, said that both countries had agreed on modalities to resolve the trade challenges arising from the recent border closure.

Beauty pageant boss, fetish priest allegedly assault contestant

Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Beauty Pageant and a fetish Priest were arrested on Monday, October 14, 2019, at 20.30pm for allegedly assaulting a contestant in Ghana.
Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Usra Hendra Harahap and Wife, Nenny, after receiving the Primaduta Award from President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, Indonesia, during the 34th Trade Expo Indonesia

Trade between Indonesia, Nigeria, 13 others hits $1 billion – envoy

The Indonesia Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Usra Hendra Harahap, has disclosed that the volume of trade between Indonesia, Nigeria and 13 other African countries, has reached $1 billion.
Ghana’s Foreign Minister and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has appealed to the Nigerian government to let goods from Ghana enter Nigeria.

Border closure: Let our goods enter Nigeria, yours are entering our country – Ghana’s...

Ghana’s Foreign Minister and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has appealed to the Nigerian government to let goods from Ghana enter Nigeria.

Federal government urged to create conducive business environment

Perturbed by the rising rate of poverty in Nigeria, the Managing Director of SystemSpecs, John Obaro, has called on the Federal Government to create a favourable business environment, invest in technical education and mentoring for its elimination.

Report: Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic outlook uncertain as global growth teeters

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy will accelerate going into next year but could be derailed as the world moves onto an uncertain path that could bring an end to the recent synchronized uptrend, a Reuters poll showed yesterday.

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Unai Emery has been urged to offload three Arsenal players (Getty)

Unai Emery reveals why he blames Nicolas Pepe for Arsenal defeat

Former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla manager Emery admitted that Pepe miss would have been the turning point in the game in the Premier League fixture against Sheffield United.
The main reason why Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was substituted at the end of the first half in the Champions League clash against Club Brugge has been revealed.

Real Madrid identify €50m target as Thibaut Courtois replacement

Real Madrid is prepared to roll out the cash once again as the Santiago Bernabeu chiefs are prepared to pay a sum €50m transfer fee to sign a replacement for under-performing Thibaut Courtois.
Luis Suarez - Clasico

Spanish Federation confirm El Clásico to take place on December 18

The first El Clásico of the season will, according to the Spanish Football Federation, officially take place on December 18 after it was postponed from this coming weekend.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Group alleges fresh plans to rehash allegations against VP Osinbajo

The Initiative to Save Democracy (ISD), a political group in Nigeria, has raised the alarm over fresh plans by some elements to rehash old, baseless and unsubstantiated allegations against Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo
Gboyega Oyetola

Osun governor inaugurates cabinet Thursday

The Governor of Osun State, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, will on Thursday inaugurate a total of 35 commissioners/special advisers designate earlier confirmed by the State House of Assembly.