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Didier Deschamps not worried about latest Kingsley Coman injury

Didier Deschamps has backed Kingsley Coman to bounce back from his latest injury setback after the Bayern Munich winger was ruled out of France's Euro 2020 qualifier with Iceland.

Didier Deschamps: Olivier Giroud wants more playing time at Chelsea

France manager, Didier Deschamps, has revealed that Olivier Giroud wants more game time at Chelsea, after impressing for his national side.
Antoine Griezmann thumped a volley in to put France in the lead after Paul Pogba's super pass . Reuters

Antoine Griezmann stars as France thrash Moldova in Euro 2020 Qualifier

Winger Antoine Griezmann scored one and set up another as World Cup winners France easily beat Moldova 4-1 in Chisinau in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier on Friday.
Paul Pogba is revelling in the opportunity to play alongside the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Marcus Rashford, whom he believes are the future of football.

Paul Pogba relishing partnerships with Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Rashford

Paul Pogba is revelling in the opportunity to play alongside the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Marcus Rashford, whom he believes are the "future of football".

ITTF Spanish Open: Edem Offiong, Jamiu Azeez battle for spots in main draw

Nigeria’s duo of Edem Offiong and Jamiu Azeez are in race for places in the main draw of the singles event at the 2019 ITTF Challenge Spanish Open holding at the Palacio Multiusos Guadalajara, North Central city of Spain.
Britain's Dan Evans is enjoying an excellent 2019, having only returned to the tour after a ban for taking cocaine last April. REUTERS

Briton Dan Evans shocks John Isner in Delray Beach Open

Britain’s 148th-ranked Dan Evans outlasted world number nine John Isner of 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the ATP Delray Beach Open final.
Marin Cilic

Marin Cilic grinds into Australian Open third round

Sixth seed and last year’s Australian Open runner-up Marin Cilic ground out a tough four sets win over American Mackenzie McDonald to move into the third round Thursday.

Germany, Netherlands to meet in Euro 2020 qualifying as England given clement draw

Former champions Germany and the Netherlands will meet each in qualifying for Euro 2020 after being paired together in Sunday’s draw in Dublin, but World Cup semi-finalists England will not complain about their group.
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.
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.
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China bans pigs, pork products imports from Moldova

China has banned importation of pigs and pork products from Moldova to prevent spread of African swine fever, Chinese Customs said on Wednesday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday arrived in Ankara for talks with the Turkish leadership over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. Getty Images

Mike Pompeo arrives in Turkey for talks on Jamal Khashoggi

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday arrived in Ankara for talks with the Turkish leadership over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul
The poisoning of the Skripals earlier in March triggered a major diplomatic crisis between the United Kingdom and Russia [Reuters]

Group: Second suspect in Skripal poisoning identified

Researchers from investigative collective Bellingcat claim they have identified the second suspect involved in the Skripal poisoning case.
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Moldova president injured in car crash

The President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, was hospitalised with slight injuries after his car turned over Sunday, the Eastern European country’s security services said.
The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on – going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.

Ralph Uwazuruike: Why we insist on Biafra

The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on–going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.

Visa: Woman allegedly swindles client of N1.5 million

A 48-year-old woman, Blessing Chidi, was on Friday brought before an Epe Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly swindling a client of N1.5 million under false pretenses.

UN General Assembly calls on Russia to withdraw Troops from Transnistria

The draft “expresses deep concern about the continued stationing of the Operational Group of Russian Forces and its armaments on the territory of the Republic of Moldova without the consent of that State Member of the United Nations’’.

Egyptian Nufal begins bike trip to Russia World Cup

A 24 year-old Egyptian Mohamed “Ibn Nufal” Nufal, has set off from Cairo’s Tahrir Square for the World Cup in Russia – on a bicycle.

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NEPC, ATRC sensitise exporters on AGOA visa stamp

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council AGOA Technical Workshop on Utilisation of AGOA Visa Stamp in Abuja.

Olorogun Okumagba congratulates Festus Keyamo on nomination as minister

Former Commissioner for Finance and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Olorogun Bernard Okumagba, has hailed the ministerial nomination of Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Association hands over fake, substandard agro products to NAFDAC

National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Taraba state office says the association of Agro-Input dealers has handed over to it fake and substandard agro inputs worth millions of Naira.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has suggested the team’s loss to Madagascar could be a blessing in disguise and the major reason they are still in the race for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title.

Gernot Rohr seeks refresher courses for coaches

Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has insisted that the only way he could embark on a refresher course with Bayern Munich is if the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) outlines the programmes it has for local coaches to also refresh their knowledge of the game.
Former Golden Eaglets star, Victor Osimhen, grabbed a hat-trick on Monday as Nigeria’s under-23 male national football team defeated their Libyan counterparts 4-0 on Monday in Asaba 5

Victor Osimhen: My plan exit rumour not true

Super Eagles’ striker Victor Osimhen has refuted rumour of his exit from Charleroi this summer.