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The Nigeria Football Federation has officially accepted the proposal of Belgian born striker Cyriel Dessers to the Super Eagles after he declared himself available to play for Nigeria.

NFF welcomes Belgian born striker Cyriel Dessers

The Nigeria Football Federation has officially accepted the proposal of Belgian born striker Cyriel Dessers to the Super Eagles after he declared himself available to play for Nigeria.

Ondo PDP tackles governor over daughter’s wedding in Mauritius

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo state yesterday said the conduct of the wedding of the daughter of governor Rotimi Akeredolu in Mauritius was a vexatious display of insensitivity by the governor towards the difficult challenges currently being faced by citizens of the state.

AU orders Britain to withdraw from Chagos Islands

The African Union ordered Britain, on Friday, to withdraw from the Chagos Islands and end its “continued colonial administration” after a United Nations deadline for it to do so expired.
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth’s coalition has strengthened its grip on parliament after the country’s electoral commission finalised the outcome of the election in the Indian Ocean nation.

Mauritius premier tightens hold on parliament

Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth’s coalition has strengthened its grip on parliament after the country’s electoral commission finalised the outcome of the election in the Indian Ocean nation.
Mauritians will vote on Thursday in an election that will see Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth vie to win a popular mandate two years after he was handed the top job when his father stepped down.

Mauritius premier seeks mandate in first poll since succeeding father

Mauritians will vote on Thursday in an election that will see Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth vie to win a popular mandate two years after he was handed the top job when his father stepped down.
The world table tennis ruling body, International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has confirmed African champions – Nigeria and Egypt as Africa’s representatives at the 2019 Team World Cup holding at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

ITTF confirms Nigeria, Egypt for Team World Cup

The world table tennis ruling body, International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), has confirmed African champions – Nigeria and Egypt as Africa’s representatives at the 2019 Team World Cup holding at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.
Aruna Quadri‘s unbeaten run at the ITTF World Tour tagged Bulgaria Open came to a glorious end yesterday as the Nigeria Open champion fell to China’s Zhao Zihao 4-1 in the men’s singles semifinal.

Aruna Quadri leads Team Nigeria to ITTF Team World Cup

Nine years after featuring in the bi-annual ITTF Team World Cup, Nigeria will be making a return to the prestigious tournament as Aruna Quadri leads a five-man Team Nigeria to the 2019 edition holding in Tokyo, Japan on November 6 to 10.

Nigeria is second in maiden Africa Deaf Athletics Championships in Kenya

The Nigeria Deaf Sports Federation (NDSF) took second after winning eight medals for the country in the maiden Africa Deaf Athletics Championships (ADAC) in Nairobi, Kenya.
Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, NDLEA Chairman- says abuse of Tramadol, codeine based cough syrup still high among Nigerian youth

NDLEA chief emerges first vice chairman of drug enforcement agencies in Africa

The Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Rtd. Col. Mustapha Abdallah, has emerged as the 1st Vice chairman of the Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (HONLEA) in Africa.
The document also showed that West Africa remains a global hotspot for illegal fishing with estimated losses of $2.9 billion.

Nigeria loses $600 million annually to illegal fishing

Nigeria is losing $600 million annually to illegal and unreported fishing by foreign vessels as a result of lack of equipment such as Automatic Identification System (AIS) and Vessel Monitoring System (VMS), and adequate manpower to police the country’s vast coastline, investigation has revealed.
Pope Francis is pressing for the poor to have the dignity of work with a visit Sunday to a hilltop rock quarry in Madagascar where hundreds of people toil rather than scavenge in the biggest dump of the Indian Ocean nation's capital.

Pope presses need for dignity of work for Madagascar’s poor

Pope Francis is pressing for the poor to have the dignity of work with a visit Sunday to a hilltop rock quarry in Madagascar where hundreds of people toil rather than scavenge in the biggest dump of the Indian Ocean nation's capital.
Pope Francis arrives to attend a meeting with the Bishops of Madagascar in the Andohalo Cathedral in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on September 7, 2019. (AFP - Mamyrael)

Hundreds of thousands flock to Pope Francis Madagascar mass

Thousands of people were gathering before dawn Sunday in the Madagascar capital Antananarivo, braving a cold windy morning to hear Pope Francis say mass on the second leg of his three-nation African tour.
Pope Francis addressing young people on Thursday. “You are important!” he told them.Ben Curtis-Associated Press

Pope tells packed stadium in Mozambique to reject ‘revenge’

Pope Francis continued to spread a message of peace as he addressed tens of thousands of Mozambicans at a mass held at a stadium in the capital Maputo on Friday, on the first leg of a visit to three African countries.
Men look at a cutout image of Pope Francis as another person takes a picture of the cutout itself, days ahead of the papal visit to the United Arab Emirates, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai on January 30, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE - AFP)

Pope Francis arrives for Africa tour in violence-hit Mozambique

Pope Francis arrives in Mozambique on Wednesday at the start of a three-nation tour of Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.
Pope Francis on March 30 addressed the people, authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Pope Francis kicks off Africa tour in violence-hit Mozambique

Pope Francis arrives in Mozambique on Wednesday at the start of a three-nation tour of Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.
Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.

Pope Francis to visit poor of Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.
The 24-year-old Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, late on Friday in Manila in the Philippines won five talent awards in the just concluded Mr World pageant.

Mr Nigeria bags five awards at the grand finale of Mr World

The 24-year-old Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, late on Friday in Manila in the Philippines won five talent awards in the just concluded Mr World pageant.
Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, departed the country on Monday for the 2019 Mr World Pageant in the Philippines, with an appeal for votes by his countrymen.

Mr Nigeria: I can’t fail my country, I’ll fight on

Nelson Enwerem, the current Mr Nigeria, representing the country at the ongoing Mr World in the Philippines, says he will not disappoint his nation with support from citizens.

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FAAN seeks review of service tariffs

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is seeking the review of its service rates and tariff to reflect current economic realities.
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UNICEF to improve literacy level of Nigerian children through advocacy

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Friday said it would help improve literacy level among Nigerian children in rural areas through sensitisation and advocacy.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA restates commitment to rid Kogi of illicit drugs

Mr Alfred Adewumi, the new National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Commander in Kogi, says the agency will collaborate with sister security agencies and the state government to rid the state of illicit drugs.

NAF offers free medical services to 3, 000 persons in Sokoto

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has began free medical outreach for Mabera Community in Sokoto Metropolis, targeting 3, 000 persons in the two-day exercise.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

Olamide George: Prince Beyioku remains AFN secretary general, backed by constitution

Acting president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Honourable Olamide George has affirmed Prince Adisa Adeniyi Beyioku as the authentic and substantive Secretary General of the federation.