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Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir speaks during a rally with his supporters in the Green Square in the capital Khartoum on January 9, 2019. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY - AFP)

It was time for Bashir to go, residents of home village say

Residents of deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir’s home village are still coming to terms with his ouster, but most agree that the time had come for him to go.

Brendan Rodgers: I‘ll give my life to make supporters proud of Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers has been appointed as the new manager of Leicester City, ending a trophy-laden two-and-a-half years at Scottish Premiership giants Celtic.
At least 10 people have been rescued from the rubble [Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations via AP]

Russia rejects reports Islamic State behind New Year’s Eve blast

Russian investigators said Friday that a New Year’s Eve blast that killed 39 people was likely the result of a gas explosion, dismissing reports that the Islamic State group was behind it.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar outraged by invasion of Daily Trust premises

The PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is alarmed at the military invasion of the offices of Media Trust Limited, Publishers of Daily Trust newspapers.
This undated handout photograph released to AFP on January 4, 2019 by the Gujarat Forest Department shows an Indian Asiatic lioness with her lion cub and an adopted leopard cub (R) in Gir National Park in India’s western Gujarat state. – An Asiatic lioness has adopted a two-month old leopard cub after it got separated from its mother in Gir National Park in India’s western Gujarat state, Indian forestry officials said. “Usually, lions kill cubs of the other wildcats to ward off future competition for prey. But this lioness is not only feeding the leopard cub along with her two three-month old cubs, but also protecting it against other predators like male lions,” said Dhiraj Mittal, deputy conservator of forests, who documented the rare sighting. (Photo by Handout / GUJARAT FOREST DEPARTMENT / AFP) /

Runaway leopard returns to Indian park after escape

A runaway leopard which escaped from an safari park in eastern India on New Year’s Day has been recaptured after a massive search operation, an official said Saturday.

Suspect arrested over deadly stabbing on London-bound train

A man has been arrested after a father was stabbed to death in front of his son and horrified passengers on a London-bound train, said British Transport Police (BTP) on Saturday.

Huawei demotes two employees for sending New Year tweet via iPhone

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has demoted two employees for posting a New Year greeting on the company’s official Twitter account using an iPhone made by arch-rival Apple, an internal memo showed.
Tlaxiaco Mayor Alejandro Aparicio Santiago

Gunmen kill mayor on first day in office

A local mayor in Mexico, Alejandro Aparicio Santiago, has been gunned down on his first day of office on New Year’s Day.

Congolese flee to Uganda after vote, raising Ebola fears

The refugee influx started the day after Sunday's vote and since then dozens of people have been arriving at a time, said Irene Nakasiita, a spokeswoman for the Red Cross in Uganda.
Craig Bellamy

Cardiff City investigate complaint made against coach Craig Bellamy

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock, speaking after Cardiff's 3-0 defeat to Tottenham on New Year's Day, said that the club's hierarchy were looking into it.
Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro sworn in as president

Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro - dubbed "Trump of the Tropics" - has been sworn in as president of Brazil.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

US, Israel formally quit UNESCO

The United States and Israel have officially quit the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago.
Mohamed Elneny has been advised to leave Arsenal in January by one of his former coaches.

Mohamed Elneny urged to leave Arsenal in January

Mohamed Elneny has been advised to leave Arsenal in January by one of his former coaches.
Víctor Camarasa peels away after scoring Cardiff’s late winner at Leicester. Lee Smith-Action Images via Reuters

Cardiff beat Leicester to earn first away win

A late-minute goal from midfielder Victor Camarasa and a penalty kick save from goalkeeper Neil Etheridge on Saturday ensured Cardiff City beat Leicester City 1-0 for their first away victory.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 12th Dec 2018-4

Muhammadu Buhari: I won’t compromise 2019 polls

President Muhammadu Buhari has used the opportunity of Christmas celebration across the world today to reiterate his commitment to free, fair, and credible elections in 2019, saying his word was his bond.
Mauricio Pochettino hopes Tottenham can live up to expectations and become a title-winning side when they move into their new stadium.

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham Hotspur can be title contenders

Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham have a role to play in this season’s title race after claiming a fourth Premier League win in a row.
Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (R) has an unsuccessful shot during the English Premier League football match between Huddersfield Town and Liverpool at the John Smith's stadium in Huddersfield, northern England on October 20, 2018. Oli SCARFF / AFP

Mo Salah back on the goal trail as Liverpool beat Huddersfield

Mohamed Salah ended a four-match goal drought for Liverpool with a sublime strike that secured a nervous 1-0 Premier League victory away to Huddersfield on Saturday.

Death toll from Indonesia ferry accident climbs to 16

The death toll from a ferry accident in central Indonesia has climbed to 16 and two people are still missing, an official said Thursday.

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NSE indices record 0.21 percent loss

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market indices shed 0.21 per cent due to loses in some blue chips.
The team’s General Manager, Musa Adamu revealed that the team had to wait for the NBBF President, Musa Kida to return from Senegal where he went to cheer the D’Tigress to their fourth African title.

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers departs for China on loan

The Men’s senior National Basketball Team will tonight leave for China for the final phase of their 2019 FIBA World Cup preparations.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

Pass all requests for meetings with me through Abba Kyari – President Buhari tells ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told incoming ministers that all requests for meetings with him should pass through his chief of staff, Abba Kyari.
Tukur Buratai

COAS: Nigerian Army ready to enhance local capacity in logistics provision

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has expressed the readiness of Nigerian Army to enhance local capacity in providing logistics for its operations.
Omoyele Sowore

#RevolutionNow: Court refuses to release Omoyele Sowore

A Federal High Court in Lagos has declined to order the release of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and other persons in connection with the August 5, #RevolutionNow protest.