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Former Portsmouth FC owner jailed in Russia for bank fraud

A former owner of Portsmouth Football Club has been jailed for two-and-a-half years in Russia for bank fraud.
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USA start Basketball World Cup defence against Czechs

A United States team packed with NBA stars will begin its bid for an unprecedented third Basketball World Cup title in a row with a clash against debutants the Czech Republic.
Juan Guaido

European nations recognise Guaido as Venezuelan leader

Venezuela has plunged into a major political crisis amid a growing row over President Nicolas Maduro’s future as the country’s leader.
Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Arens listens during a press conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen (L) at the Pentagon April 27. The two defence ministers answered questions about the Middle East peace process and Israel’s cooperation in the Kosovo crisis. GMH/ELD/AA

Israel ex-minister Moshe Arens passes on at 93

Moshe Arens, a former Israeli defence minister and one-time mentor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, died Monday aged 93, officials said.
Benedict Ayade

Ben Ayade: Calabar Carnival will tell Africa’s true story

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, Benedict Ayade, yesterday, in an interview with newsmen at the Carnival Calabar Cultural Festival said that the 2018 Calabar Carnival will not only help in telling Africa’s true story but will also show that the continent has come of age.

D’Tigers get date to know World Cup opponents

Nigeria’s D’Tigers will on March 16 in Shenzhen, one of the eight host cities of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, know her opponents at the the draw ceremony.
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.

Supermarket finds cocaine in bananas

Grocery clerks in Poland have discovered bricks of cocaine hidden among bananas shipped from Ecuador to a local supermarket chain, police said on Monday.
Theresa May

EU leaders endorse Theresa May’s Brexit deal

European Union leaders of the 27 states staying on together after Britain leaves the bloc on Sunday endorsed their Brexit deal with London, chairman Donald Tusk said.
Ambassador of Ukraine to Nigeria, Valerii Aleksandruk

Ukraine urges Nigeria to recognise Holodomor as genocide

Ukraine Ambassador to Nigeria Dr Valerii Aleksandruk has appealed to the federal government to formally recognise `Holodomor' (the man-made famine in Ukraine in which millions of Ukrainians were deliberately starved to death) as genocide against the Ukrainian people.
Cecylia Roszak died in the Dominican convent in the city of Krakow (Archidiecezja Krakowska)

World’s oldest nun dies at 110 in Poland

The world’s oldest nun, a Pole who hid Jews from the Nazis during the war, has died at the age of 110 in Krakow, according to the southern city’s archdiocese.
[FILES] Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English League Cup third round football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on September 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS /

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge charged with breaching FA betting rules

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association's betting rules, the English governing body announced Monday.
Pope Francis - AFP PHOTO - Andreas SOLARO

Pope: Young people are turning away from the Catholic Church due to scandals

Pope Francis on Tuesday said young people are turned off by the Catholic Church because of sex abuse and financial scandals.

FIBA ranking: Nigeria remains number one in Africa

Nigeria for the third time running has retained the number one spot in Africa and 32 in the world in the latest ranking of the FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike following the fourth window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers.
Pope Francis waves at the faithfulls attending his weekly general audience at the Saint Peter's square, on September 19, 2018, in the Vatican. - AFP PHOTO - Alberto PIZZOLI

Pope urges Latvians to cherish, defend hard-won freedom

Pope Francis on Monday urged Latvians, who broke with the Soviet Union nearly 30 years ago, to cherish their hard-won freedom and to not forget the sacrifices of those who died for it.
Pope Francis - AFP PHOTO - Andreas SOLARO

Pope Francis honors Holocaust victims in Lithuania

Pope Francis on Sunday paid homage to Holocaust victims who perished in the Vilnius ghetto, 75 years to the day after the Nazis liquidated it, and warned 100,000 Lithuanians gathered for mass against “pernicious attitudes” leading to genocide.
Pope Francis waves at the faithfulls attending his weekly general audience at the Saint Peter's square, on September 19, 2018, in the Vatican. - AFP PHOTO - Alberto PIZZOLI

Pope Francis to pay tribute to Baltic freedom amid abuse crisis

Pope Francis will start a Baltic tour in Lithuania on Saturday during which he will pay homage to the history of a region that still bears the scars of its Nazi and Soviet occupations.
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Chris Smalling: Manchester United can build momentum at crucial time

Chris Smalling believes Manchester United’s consecutive, morale-boosting away wins have set a solid platform at the start of a key period of games.

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FRC: Only Federal government, Lagos access capital market in 2017

Only the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government accessed the Capital Market for bonds in 2017, a Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) report says.

DisCos: Electricity market records over N1.4 trillion shortfall

Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) say the non review of the Multi-Year Tarrif Order (MYTO), since February 2016 had resulted in the accumulation of over N1.4trillion shortfall in the nation’s electricity market.
Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo is currently Special Adviser to The President on Niger Delta:Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP)

Amnesty: Ex-agitators hail FG over prompt payment of stipends

Ex-agitators of the Niger Delta region have hailed the Federal Government for the prompt payment of their monthly stipends.

Pharaohs of Egypt arrive Nigeria for Super Eagles tie

The delegation of seven-time African champions, Egypt, has arrived Nigeria for Tuesday’s high-profile friendly against Nigeria’s Super Eagles.
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) says Nigeria loses over four trillion Naira annually in the extractive industry due to lack of laws and policies. CISLAC Director of Legal, Mr Adesina Oke, disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting on Sunday in Lagos.

CISLAC: Nigeria annually loses N4.4 trillion from absence of laws, policies

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) says Nigeria loses over four trillion Naira annually in the extractive industry due to lack of laws and policies.