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16 killed as cult war resumes in Rivers

No fewer than 16 people are feared dead following cult crises that broke out in two different local government areas of Rivers State, Sunday.
Madonna performs during a guest appearance at the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest [Reuters]

Madonna sparks flag controversy at ‘non-political’ Eurovision

Madonna's anticipated guest performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel sparked controversy in the final moments of the show.Madonna's anticipated guest performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel sparked controversy in the final moments of the show.
Emmanuel Nahshon

Israel to bar entry to activists planning to disrupt Eurovision

Israel intends to deny entry to people known to be planning to disrupt next week’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv by protesting against the Jewish state, the Foreign Ministry said according to a report published in The Guardian Tuesday.
Lufthansa

Rising fuel costs, seating surplus push Lufthansa into loss

Lufthansa reported an operating loss of 336 million euros ($380 million) for the first three months of the year, hurt by rising fuel costs and excess capacity in Europe, sending its shares down on Tuesday.
Paul Pogba of France celebrates his team's win over Belgium in the FIFA World Cup semifinal. GETTY IMAGES

Paul Pogba auctions World Cup-winning boots for charity

The football boots with which Paul Pogba effectively won the World Cup for France last year are to go under the hammer in Paris later this month, Christie’s said yesterday.
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Police arrest suspects over death of three in Rivers cult clash

The Police Command in Rivers on Monday said some suspected cultists had been arrested in connection with the death of three persons in Mgbodohia, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
Olivier Giroud has Michel Platini in his sights after moving third among France's all-time top scorers with his 35th international goal in the victory over Iceland.

Olivier Giroud targets passing Michael Platini after moving beyond David Trezeguet with 35th France...

Olivier Giroud has Michel Platini in his sights after moving third among France's all-time top scorers with his 35th international goal in the victory over Iceland.
Samuel Umtiti Barcelona

Barcelona consider selling defender Samuel Umtiti to Manchester United

Barcelona would consider selling Samuel Umtiti to Manchester United this summer if it helped them sign their No 1 target, Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax.
Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps not worried about latest Kingsley Coman injury

Didier Deschamps has backed Kingsley Coman to bounce back from his latest injury setback after the Bayern Munich winger was ruled out of France's Euro 2020 qualifier with Iceland.
Antoine Griezmann thumped a volley in to put France in the lead after Paul Pogba's super pass . Reuters

Antoine Griezmann stars as France thrash Moldova in Euro 2020 Qualifier

Winger Antoine Griezmann scored one and set up another as World Cup winners France easily beat Moldova 4-1 in Chisinau in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier on Friday.
Paul Pogba is revelling in the opportunity to play alongside the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Marcus Rashford, whom he believes are the future of football.

Paul Pogba relishing partnerships with Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Rashford

Paul Pogba is revelling in the opportunity to play alongside the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Marcus Rashford, whom he believes are the "future of football".
A picture taken on February 4, 2019 shows the Huawei logo displayed on a tablet in Paris. – A government amendment to establish a pre-authorization for the operation of telecom networks, with a view to deploy 5G, received on February 4, 2019 an “unfavorable opinion” from the special commission charged with examining the draft law Pact. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Huawei racks up 5G deals at top mobile fair despite US pressure

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei racked up a slew of deals to sell 5G equipment at the world’s top mobile fair in Spain despite Washington’s campaign to convince its allies bar the firm from their next-generation wireless networks.

Jose Mourinho assistant Rui Faria takes coaching job in Qatar

Rui Faria, an assistant to Jose Mourinho at a number of Europe’s biggest teams, has become head coach at Qatari league side Al Duhail, the club announced on Friday.

Super Eagles’ appearance at 2018 World Cup my greatest moment – NFF chief

The first Vice-President, Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi, on Thursday said that the Super Eagles’ appearance at the 2018 World Cup was his greatest moment in the year.
Super Eagles goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho quit bachelor hood on Wednesday following his traditional wedding which took place in Imo State, South East Nigeria

Super Eagles goalie Francis Uzoho gets married in Imo

Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho quit bachelor hood on Wednesday following his traditional wedding which took place in Imo State, South East Nigeria.

Germany, Netherlands to meet in Euro 2020 qualifying as England given clement draw

Former champions Germany and the Netherlands will meet each in qualifying for Euro 2020 after being paired together in Sunday’s draw in Dublin, but World Cup semi-finalists England will not complain about their group.
France's defender Samuel Umtiti (top) heads the ball to score the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP

All you need to know about the Euro 2020 qualifying draw

A unique European Championships in 2020 that will be hosted in 12 cities across the continent will begin to take shape when the qualifying draw takes place in Dublin on Sunday at 1100GMT.
Gylfi Sigurdsson

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Everton confident of good show at Anfield

Everton’s ability to grind out results has boosted their confidence ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside derby against Liverpool in the English Premier League, midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson said on Thursday.

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Heather Merritt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, said this in a telephonic news conference on Fighting Crime and Corruption in Africa.

Official: US to partner Nigeria in stolen assets recovery, repatriation

The US says it is committed and will continue to work closely with Nigeria on recovery and repatriation of stolen assets to the country.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has moved an application seeking the final forfeiture of the sums of $8,435,788.84 and N9.2 billiion linked to Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. .

Patience Jonathan: Return my seized $5.7 million because nobody complained I stole money

Wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, on Friday urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to order the release of the $5.7m and N2.4bn seized from her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he will remain in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to fight injustice.

Senator Marafa: Supreme Court judgment on Zamfara APC a bitter-sweet experience

Senator Kabir Marafa (APC-Zamfara) has described the Supreme Court judgement on Zamfara All Progressives Congress candidates in the last elections as “a sweet, bitter but a huge victory for democracy.”

Governor Ambode: I have served humanity, posterity will judge me

As he prepares to bow out of office, Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode on Friday said he has served humanity throughout his reign and that posterity will judge him.
Admiralty University of Nigeria ADUN

Nigerian Navy university inaugurated, matriculates 231 students

The Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN), Ibusa, near Asaba was inaugurated on Friday by the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Ibok Ete-Ibas, with the first batch of 231 students matriculating.