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2019: EU, US, UK, others seek transparent, peaceful Nigerian elections

The European Union, United States, United Kingdom and other foreign governments on Sunday demanded a process that would herald free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections as political parties flagged off political campaigns ahead of the 2019 polls.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a press conference inside 10 Downing Street in central London on November 15, 2018. - British Prime Minister Theresa May battled against a rebellion over her draft Brexit deal on Thursday, as ministers resigned and members of her own party plotted to oust her. (Photo by Matt Dunham / POOL / AFP)

British premier bids to win over the public in Brexit deal battle

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced the public on Friday to defend her Brexit deal as she battles to salvage the agreement and her own political future.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Brexit: Theresa May fights for survival

British Prime Minister Theresa May battled Friday to salvage a draft Brexit deal and her own political future.
Jim Pallotta, Roma club president, has personally donated €50,000.

AS Roma donate €150k to help fund medical costs for injured Liverpool fan Sean...

AS Roma and club president Jim Pallotta have made a combined donation of €150,000 to a trust fund set up to help the family of Liverpool fan Sean Cox with his medical and rehabilitation costs.

UN spends $70 million on humanitarian assistance in North-East

The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (COHA) has spent 70 million dollars in providing humanitarian assistance in the north-eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
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Southampton sensation Michael Obafemi snubs Nigeria, opts for Ireland

NFF through the Second Vice Chairman has revealed the disappointment of the body in Nigeria over the decision of Southampton forward Michael Obafemi who has picked Ireland ahead of Nigeria.
Mark Zuckerberg has turned down another yet another request to answer questions from politicians outside of the United States.

Mark Zuckerberg rejects invite from international committee to give evidence on fake news

Mark Zuckerberg has turned down another yet another request to answer questions from politicians outside of the United States.
Wales' forward Gareth Bale celebrates after winning the Euro 2016 group B football match between Wales and Slovakia at the Stade de Bordeaux in Bordeaux on June 11, 2016. - AFP PHOTO - NICOLAS TUCAT

Gareth Bale boosts Wales Nations League promotion hopes

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is back in the Wales squad for a crucial Nations League group clash with Denmark after missing last month’s international matches.
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Brexit: Britain, EU strike financial services deal – report

London and Brussels have agreed a preliminary deal that would see British financial services retain access to European Union markets after Brexit, The Times newspaper reported Thursday.

FAO distributes fertilizers, seeds to 790,000 displaced farmers

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has distributed fertilizers and seeds to 790,000 farmers to accelerate crop production.
Ireland has re-elected Michael Higgins as president for a second seven-year term.

Ireland re-elects 77-year old Michael Higgins as president

The 77-year old received 55.8 percent of the vote in Friday's election, winning in every constituency, news agencies reported on Saturday.

Anti-Brexit protesters gather to demand second referendum

Anti-Brexit protesters are gathering in London to call for a second referendum on Britain's departure from the bloc, less than six months before the divorce from the European Union becomes a reality.
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Roma fan cleared of Anfield attack on Liverpool supporter

Roma supporter Filippo Lombardi has been found not guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm on a Liverpool fan.

Babatunde Fowler urges developing countries to grow VAT, digital economy earnings

Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr. Babatunde Fowler, has advised developing countries to grow Value Added Tax (VAT) and tax revenue from the digital economy to lessen dependence on revenue from natural resources.
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UNCTAD: Egypt remains Africa’s largest recipient of FDI

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says Egypt remains the top destination of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa.
Scotland's First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon, acknowledges the applause from delegates after delivering her keynote speech on the final day of the SNP annual conference in Glasgow on October 9, 2018. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP)

Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon vows to reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Scotland's pro-independence leader vowed on Monday to vote against any Brexit agreement that fails to preserve much closer EU-UK ties than currently under discussion.
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Aaron Ramsey drops out of Wales squad for ‘family reasons’

Aaron Ramsey has withdrawn from the Wales squad to face Republic of Ireland due to "family reasons".

Roma’s Edin Dzeko keen to return to the Premier League

The ex-Manchester City star was on the verge of joining Chelsea in a double-deal with Emerson Palmieri in January but the deal collapsed late on and the Blues signed Olivier Giroud instead.

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Rotary donates borehole to Sokoto community

Rotary Club International has donated a solar powered Borehole to a community, Manna Baba in Sokoto south Local Government area of the state.
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Adams Oshiomhole, APC governors in Aso Rock as Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection campaign kicks off

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and over 10 governors of the ruling party are currently at the presidential villa in Abuja where President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to showcase his achievements and unveil his plans if reelected.

Report: NDIC pays N1.45bn to 34 closed DMBs in 2017

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), said it paid N1.45 billion to 16, 324 depositors of 34 closed Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in 2017.
Coach Gernot Rohr has said the Super Eagles played to beat South Africa today but at the same time they did not want to take too many risks.

Gernot Rohr accomplishes ‘second target’ after Afcon qualification

Gernot Rohr was able to stamp 'mission accomplished' on the second chapter of his managerial reign as Nigeria qualified for their first Africa Cup of Nations since winning the tournament in 2013.
Super Eagles players landed in Asaba, Delta state, at 11-14am on Sunday after picking the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket in the qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa-5

Super Eagles arrive Asaba from South Africa

Super Eagles players landed in Asaba, Delta state, at 11:14am on Sunday after picking the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket in the qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa.