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IHF Youth tourney: Nigeria force North Macedonia to work for first win

The Nigeria U19 boys’ team made host North Macedonia work for their first win as the Nigerians lost 34-37 at the IHF Men’s Youth World Championship.
Carlo Ancelotti still believes in Napoli's squad as he backed his players after their Europa League defeat to Arsenal.

Carlo Ancelotti: Napoli still negotiating James Rodriguez transfer

Carlo Ancelotti said Napoli are still negotiating a deal to prise James Rodriguez from Real Madrid as Atletico Madrid reportedly circle.
Mary Robinson

Ex-Irish president decry abuse of veto powers in UN Security Council

Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, on Wednesday said the United Nations Security Council had “failed to live up to its responsibilities” in conflict prevention.

Governor Akeredolu seeks federal government’s investment in global marijuana market

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has advised the Federal Government to explore the opportunities in the cannabis business.
People are at work to change boards at the border between Macedonia and Greece near Gevgelija on February 13, 2019. – The deal between Skopje and Athens to rename Macedonia as North Macedonia came into force on February 12, 2019 after constitutional changes were published in the Official Gazette, the government said in a statement. Since 1991, Athens had objected to its neighbour being called Macedonia because Greece has a historic northern province of the same name. Greece has blocked Macedonia’s NATO and EU integration until it changes the name. (Photo by Robert ATANASOVSKI / AFP)

North Macedonia notifies UN of name change

The Macedonian government said Wednesday it had officially informed the United Nations of the country’s new name following its historic agreement with neighbouring Greece.

NATO ministers to mull defence needs in post-INF treaty world

NATO Defence Ministers are due to consider, at two-day talks in Brussels starting on Wednesday, what steps will be required to protect Europe if a bilateral U.S-Russian disarmament treaty lapses.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reacts as he attends a cabinet meeting at the parliament in Athens, on January 28, 2019. – Greece’s debt agency said on January 28, 2019 it had begun a process for the country’s first bond issue — a five-year sale — since exiting the last bailout. The agency said the bond, carrying an April 2024 maturity, would be offered to investors “in the near future”. (Photo by ANGELOS TZORTZINIS / AFP)

Greek premier announces minimum pay rise as elections loom

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday announced an 11-percent rise in the minimum wage, the first after a decade of austerity and months ahead of legislative elections.
There are both violent peaceful elements to the anti-agreement demonstration in Athens [Alexandros Avramidis-Reuters]

Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonia name change

Thousands of protesters have gathered in Syntagma Square in Athens to demonstrate against Greece's agreement with Macedonia to change the latter's name to North Macedonia.
Pope Francis arrives to address the Synod of Bishops, focusing on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment, on October 3, 2018 at the Vatican. - AFP PHOTO - Andreas SOLARO

Pope Francis to visit Bulgaria, Macedonia in May

Pope Francis plans to visit Bulgaria and Macedonia from May, the Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, said on Thursday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 05, 2018 shows former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski arriving at a courthouse in Skopje on October 5, 2018. - Macedonia's former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who has been sentenced to a two-year jail term for abuse of power, said on November 13, 2018, he was in Hungary where he has requested political asylum. Macedonian authorities on November 12, 2018, issued an arrest warrant for Gruevski, 48, after he failed to turn up to jail to serve his sentence. (Photo by Robert ATANASOVSKI / AFP)

Wanted Macedonian leader says seeking asylum in Hungary

Macedonia's former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who has been sentenced to jail for abuse of power, said Tuesday he was in Hungary where he has requested political asylum.
Pedro Obiang

Equatorial Guinea name West Ham’s Pedro Obiang

Equatorial Guinea have named West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang in a 23-man squad for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Senegal.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has inaugurated a massive new airport project in Istanbul, which, once complete, is expected to become one of the world's largest.

Recep Erdogan inaugurates Istanbul Airport, one of world’s largest

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has inaugurated a massive new airport project in Istanbul, which, once complete, is expected to become one of the world's largest.
Macedonian nationalists say changing the country's name is against the 'will of the people' [Ognen Teofilovski-Reuters]

Macedonia parliament to vote on name change

Macedonia’s parliament is set to vote on an agreement that would change the country’s name to "North Macedonia" and end decades-long dispute with its southern neighbour, Greece.
Macedonia Zoran Zaev

Macedonia parliament to vote on name change

Macedonian lawmakers will decide on Monday if the country will change its name from Republic of Macedonia to Republic of Northern Macedonia over two weeks after a referendum on the issue was marred by low turnout.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker speaks at the start of a plenary session at the European Parliament on October 2, 2018 in Strasbourg, eastern France. The Parliament is due to debate on next October 18 and 19 European Council and consider legislation on curbing CO2 emissions from new cars. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORIN

EU chief Juncker raises spectre of new Balkans war

European Union Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday warned of a new war in the Balkans if Bosnia, Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo do not feel the EU is serious about offering them future membership.
A man passes next to posters reading 'yes' for the referendum in Macedonia on changing the country's name [Marko Djurica-Reuters]

Macedonians vote on whether to change country’s name

Macedonians have begun voting in a key referendum on whether to re-name their country North Macedonia in a bid to settle a long-running row with Greece and unlock its path to NATO and EU membership.

42 countries endorse UN peacekeeping declaration – spokesperson

A total of 42 countries have endorsed a UN peacekeeping declaration as part of the UN chief’s effort to renew political support for the world body’s peacekeeping operations, a UN spokesperson has said.
Juventus players (From L, Rear) Juventus' Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini, Juventus' Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, Juventus' German midfielder Sami Khedira, Juventus' Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci and Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, and (Front Row, From L) Juventus' Argentine forward Paulo Dybala, Juventus' Brazilian forward Douglas Costa, Juventus' Colombian midfielder Juan Cuadrado, Juventus' Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic, Juventus' Brazilian defender Sandro and Juventus' Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo pose for a team photo prior to the Italian Serie A football match AC Chievo vs Juventus at the Marcantonio-Bentegodi stadium in Verona on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Isabella BONOTTO

Champions League draw: Manchester United to face Juventus, Valencia

Juventus will face Manchester United in the Champions League group stage this season, giving Cristiano Ronaldo a chance to play against his former team.

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Beyonce kicks off LA memorial for Kobe Bryant and daughter

Beyonce kicked off a star-studded memorial ceremony in Los Angeles on Monday for basketball great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna who died along with seven others in a helicopter crash last month.
This was disclosed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who presided over the meeting of PEBEC at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

PEBEC, ICPC collaborate to prosecute corrupt public officials

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has partnered with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate and prosecute public officials and civil servants accused of corrupt practices.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Senator urges President Buhari to save APC from disintegration

Senator Abu Ibrahim, the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), Council for New Nigeria initiative (CNNi) says President Muhammadu Buhari will preserve his legacy after leaving office if he saves the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from disintegration.
Opponents to the Indian government’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) clash with supporters of the CAA, at Bhajanpura area of New Delhi on February 24, 2020 ahead of US President arrival in New Delhi. – Fresh clashes raged in New Delhi in protests over a contentious citizenship law on February 24, hours ahead of a visit to the Indian capital by US President Donald Trump. India has seen weeks of demonstrations and violence since a new citizenship law — that critics say discriminates against Muslims — came into force in December. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)

Four killed in India clash ahead of Donald Trump arrival

A policeman was among at least four people killed in New Delhi on Monday during violent clashes over a contentious citizenship law, local media said, hours before US President Donald Trump arrived in the Indian capital for an official visit.

Teenager steals N340,000 after hiding in bank’s toilet overnight

A 16-year-old boy, Adekunle Ayomikun, who allegedly hid in the toilet of a bank overnight and stole N340,000 was yesterday, remanded at Special Correctional Centre for boys in Oregun, by a Lagos magistrate’s court sitting in Igbosere.