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Inter’s Luciano Spalletti banned for wild goal celebration

Luciano Spalletti will sit out Inter Milan’s Serie A game against Fiorentina at the San Siro on Tuesday after being given a one-match touchline ban by the Lega Serie A for his over-exuberant goal celebration at the weekend.

APC: Imo needs liberation from Governor Okorocha

Imo State Council of Elders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that the state is in dire need of liberation from the administration of Governor Rochas Okorocha.
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Borno resident: Boko Haram fighters seized our food after attacking military base

Musa Ishaq, a resident of Gudumbali in Guzamala local government area of Borno state, has narrated how Boko Haram insurgents seized food items and animals after attacking a military base in the town.

Festus Keyamo: No government has touched lives of the poor like President Buhari’s administration

Festus Keyamo, human rights lawyer, says since 1960 no government has touched the lives of the poor like the one led by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Report: Zimbabwean VP Chiwenga extends soldiers’ retirement age to 70 years

Zimbabwe's vice president Constantino Chiwenga who also doubles as the country's war veterans and defence minister has reportedly increased retirement age of senior army officials in a bid to maintain "liberation war veterans stranglehold of the army".

Libya strongman says victory near against Derna jihadists

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said on Monday that victory was near for his forces in Derna, the eastern city held by jihadists since the 2011 armed uprising.

Saudi crown prince kicks off official visit to Paris

Saudi Arabia's crown prince kicked off his official visit to France Monday, part of an image-building global tour as he seeks to revitalise cultural and investment ties with Paris despite lurking tensions.

French newspaper charges men more on Women’s Day

Male readers of leftwing French daily Liberation were asked to pay 25 percent more for their paper on Thursday, to underscore the gender pay gap on International Women’s Day.

France unveils controversial migrant bill

The French government defended a new immigration bill as “completely balanced” on Wednesday despite criticism from rights groups and some ruling party lawmakers that it will lead to thousands of extra deportations.

The poor are entitled to equal opportunity

In view of the importance of Education and Public Service Reforms, and the widespread interest our decisions have generated, it is my firm belief that I should address the entire state on the issue. This is to ensure that everyone that lives in Kaduna State understands what we have done, and why they have been done.

Zimbabwe: ‘This is not a military takeover’ – Army

For the first time, this southern African nation is seeing an open rift between the military and Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state who has ruled since independence from white minority rule in 1980. The military has been a key pillar of his power.

Court orders Pitt, Jolie to pay €568,000 to chateau decorator

A French appeal court has ordered US stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to pay 568,000 euros ($667,000) to a lighting designer they employed for their chateau in southern France, judicial sources said Friday.

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EU ‘no-deal’ Brexit plan has bad news for travellers

The EU published contingency plans for a “no-deal” Brexit on Tuesday, outlining a host of travel rights Britons would lose, from recognition of driving licences to loss of pet passports.

INEC: 13,000 PVCs unclaimed in Kuje

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says no fewer than 13,000 registered voters were yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.
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Kwara bye-election: PDP warns against use of security to intimidate voters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned against “plot’’ to use the police as a tool to intimidate voters and rig the Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal Constituency by-election in Kwara scheduled for Saturday.
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Federal government awards N206 billion contract for 2nd Niger Bridge to Julius Berger

The federal government has awarded Julius Berger Construction Company a N206 billion contract for the main work on the 2nd Niger Bridge.

Rob Shuter: MTN to acquire banking licence in Nigeria

Rob Shuter, the chief executive officer at MTN Group, says the group will acquire an independent banking licence in Nigeria by 2019.