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Senegal unveils museum of black civilisations

President Macky Sall has inaugurated Senegal’s new Museum of Black Civilisations in the capital, Dakar.
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Week of solemn tributes for the late George Bush

Flags flew at half-staff across the United States on Saturday as Americans prepared for a week of solemn tributes to George H.W. Bush, in his home state of Texas and in the US Capitol, a day after the former president died aged 94.
Motorcyclists pass a burning bus, set fire by opposition protesters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti [Dieu Nalio Chery-AP]

Six killed in anti-corruption protests in Haiti

Six people were killed and at least five others wounded during anti-corruption protests across Haiti, police said, as anger grows over the disappearance of billions of dollars linked to a public finance programme.
President of The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino delivers a speech during the elective assembly of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on October 22, 2018 at the Hilton hotel of Rome's Fiumicino airport. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

FIFA warns of World Cup ban for players in European Super League

The biggest names in football would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday.

Nigeria ranks lowest in reducing inequality index

For the second year running, Nigeria at 157th position has maintained “the unenviable distinction of being at the bottom” of the Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index 2018, this was released by Oxfam International, a global body focused on poverty alleviation.
Aerial view of the city of Port-de-Paix, on October 7, 2018. A strong aftershock sent panicked residents fleeing into the streets on October 7 -- hours after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake killed at least 12 people along Haiti's northwest coast. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL

In quake-hit Haiti, hospital labors to treat the wounded

In Port-de-Paix, the Haitian city hardest hit by a strong earthquake, medical personnel at the Immaculate Conception Hospital of Port-de-Paix are struggling to treat the wounded -- and helplessly looked on as some didn't make it.
Melania Trump

John Campbell: Donald Trump’s tweets about Africa damaging to US image

While commending the current visit by United States First Lady, Melania Trump, to Ghana, a former US Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has stated that the racial tweets about Nigeria and South Africa by President Donald Trump were damaging to the image of the US.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 14, 2018 Senator Evaliere Beauplan debates with other colleagues during the ratification session of Prime Minister Jean Henry Ceant's general policy in Port-au-Prince on September 14, 2018.The Haitian senate on September 2018, approved the new government's general polices, a necessary first step before it can begin functioning, two months after the last premier was forced to resign after attempting to impose unpopular austerity measures. / AFP PHOTO / Pierre Michel JEAN

After marathon session, Haiti lawmakers back new government

Lawmakers at Haiti's lower house voted in favor of the new government in the early hours of Sunday after a marathon session lasting more than 10 hours.
Falconets vs China

U20 WWC: Rasheedat Ajibade dramatic last-gasp equaliser lifts Falconets to quarterfinal

Nigeria today advanced to the quarterfinals of this year’s U20 Women’s World Cup thanks to a dramatic stoppage time goal by striker Rasheedat Ajibade.
Falconets lost 1-0 to Germany in their opening U20 World Cup game

U20 WWC: Falconets get cash promise to beat China

Nigeria’s Falconets will receive a personal gift of $10,000 from the sports minister should they beat China in a final group game to qualify for the knockout rounds of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in France today.
Chris Giwa with his NFF executive members at the Glass House today

NFF faction hails Falconets, charge team to pick last group ticket

Chris Giwa, a factional President of Nigeria Football Federation, on Thursday lauded the Falconets for their gallantry in winning their second group game at the FIFA U-20 Women World Cup.

NFF crisis: DSS operatives return, ‘beat’ Chris Giwa’s man

The ending drama over the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) leadership tussle between the factions of Amaju Pinnick and Ambassador Chris Giwa took a fresh twist yesterday with the return of the Department of State Services (DSS) to the football house secretariat.
Jean-Henry Ceant

Haiti’s Jovenel Moise nominates former presidential candidate as new premier

Haitian President Jovenel Moise on Sunday nominated former presidential candidate Jean-Henry Ceant to be the nation’s new prime minister.

France 2018: NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick, Rep Ayo Omidiran to cheer Falconets

Eminent world citizens, including the President of Nigeria Football Federation and 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, and ranking Member of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, Hon. Ayo Omidiran, will cheer Nigeria’s U20 girls, Falconets against their German counterparts in Saint Malo on Monday.
Nigeria Falconets bound for the 2018 World Cup in France

U-20 WWC: Falconets to depart Austria for France Thursday

The Nigerian U-20 Women National Football Team, Falconets, will depart Austria for France on Thursday, 2nd August for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals, according to a media release from the Nigeria Football Federation Communications Department.
Nigeria Falconets bound for the 2018 World Cup in France

France 2018: Minister Dalung boosts Falconets with $7,000

Mr. Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youth and Sports, has promised to bridge the welfare gap between the men and women’s national teams.

Minister promises better welfare package for national women football teams

The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, has promised to ensure the welfare gap between the national men and women football teams is removed.
Nigeria Falconets bound for the 2018 World Cup in France

Nigeria pick final squad for U20 Women’s World Cup

Coach Christopher Danjuma has picked his final 21-woman list for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup billed for August 5-24 in France.

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Police officer, 8 others killed in Rivers

At least nine persons including a police officer, have been reportedly killed by gunmen at different locations in three local government areas of Rivers State.

Election postponement: APC manipulating INEC to rig polls – Senator Jang

Former Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North, Dr Jonah David Jang, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of manipulating the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enable them rig the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

Labour Party candidate receives postponement news with mix feeling

The Labour Party governorship candidate in Kwara state, Issa Aremu, has said the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was accompanied with mixed feelings.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.

INEC rules out political influence in election postponement

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.
Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole: Nobody had clue elections won’t go on

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has condemned the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.