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Niger Delta traditional rulers’ wives demand harsh sanctions for rapists, traffickers

Wives of traditional rulers in the Niger Delta, under the aegis of the Niger Delta Royal Queens Forum, have called on the relevant authorities to take decisive action against perpetrators of rape, defilement, trafficking and other criminal acts in the country.

Nigeria to present 21 athletes at ECOWAS U-20 Athletics Championship

Twenty-one athletes and four officials have been selected to represent Nigeria at the forthcoming Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) U-20 Athletics Championship.

Shell-shocked Spain face Portugal in early World Cup treat

Shell-shocked Spain face Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on Friday in a mouthwatering clash following the extraordinary sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui as Egypt's Mohamed Salah is set for a dramatic return from injury against Uruguay.

Bribery scandal: Abedi Pele to help run Ghana football

Former Ghana captain Abedi Pele has been appointed to help run football in the country in the wake of a corruption scandal that saw the government dissolve the sport’s governing body.

Cristiano Ronaldo primed for likely last shot at World Cup glory

Cristiano Ronaldo will launch his latest and probably last attempt to crown his career with a World Cup winners medal when European champions Portugal face neighbours Spain in their opening World Cup game here on Friday.

Nigeria’s Danlami Basharu re-elected into UN disabilities rights committee

Nigeria’s candidate, Mr. Danlami Basharu, has been re-elected into the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the 2019 to 2021 term, in a keenly contested election.

Dangote emerges most admired African brand

Dangote Group from Nigeria has emerged as the most admired African brand, of African continent origin, by consumers ahead of telecommunication giant, MTN according to the South African based Brand Leadership Movement in collaboration with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

Swansea City reject Fulham bid for Jordan Ayew

Swansea have turned down the approach having already rejected offers from West Ham United for goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and defender Alfie Mawson.

But for corruption, African football would’ve been better – Ghana’s Anas Anas

The undercover Ghanaian journalist who filmed soccer officials appearing to take bribes has said that African football will continue to be held back on the world stage unless corruption is tackled more vigorously.

Super Falcons qualify for 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

Nigeria’s senior national women’s team, the Super Falcons, have secured qualification for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations.

Ghana’s Kwesi Nyatakyi resigns from CAF and FIFA

Ex-Ghanaian Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from his roles with FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

AWCON: Desire Oparanozie, Asisat Oshoala on target as Super Falcons thrash Gambia in Agege

African champions Super Falcons of Nigeria have qualified for the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Ghana after thrashing Gambia 6-0 in the second leg of their play-off tie at the Agege Stadium on Monday.

Researchers urged to focus on medicinal plants, natural products

Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, has urged researchers in Africa to pay more attention on medicinal plants and natural products in order to reduce medical tourism.

World Cup: Ex-Rep Mbadiwe drums support for Super Eagles

A football enthusiast and former member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Eddie Mbadiwe of Imo State, has said that African teams in the FIFA World Cup have bright chances of going far in the mundial.

Libyan coastguard rescues 180 migrants east of Tripoli

Libya’s coastguard rescued 180 migrants, including 12 children, who were on board a rubber boat in the Mediterranean, according to a navy statement released, on Monday.

Morocco, Nigeria agree to press on with pipeline plan

Morocco and Nigeria have agreed a cooperation plan to press on with a proposed pipeline transporting gas to the North African kingdom along the Atlantic coast.

FIFA: Ghana soccer boss suspended in corruption row

The governing body of world football on Friday announced a 90-day suspension on the president of the Ghana Football Association, who has been at the centre of corruption claims.

Nigeria moves to boost cocoa sector

Cocoa House in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria, was built with the earnings from exports of cocoa beans and at 26 storeys was once the country’s tallest building.

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