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UN chief ‘realistic’ as Cyprus talks open in Geneva

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is being “realistic” about the prospect of progress during key talks on reunifying Cyprus, and urged Greek and Turkish Cypriot parties to “be creative” in their approach.
FILE PHOTO - A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces points a weapon at fighting positions on the line of separation near the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk, Ukraine April 16, 2021. REUTERS-Serhiy Takhmazov-File Photo

Russia to expel Ukrainian diplomat as tensions simmer

Russia accused a Ukrainian diplomat on Saturday of trying to obtain classified information and ordered him to leave the country by April 22, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two neighbours.
French President Emmanuel Macron and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy hold a news conference following their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France April 16, 2021. Anne-Christine Poujoulat-Pool via REUTERS

Ukraine pushes for four-way talks including Russia to restore ceasefire in east

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday pressed for four-way peace negotiations that included Russian President Vladimir Putin to ease tensions following the build-up of Russian troops along their shared border.
Gibril Massaquoi, a Sierra Leonean living in Finland since 2008, is accused of murder, aggravated war crimes and aggravated crimes against humanity during the West African country's internal conflict a generation ago.

Liberia war crimes suspect Gibril Massaquoi’s trial begins in Finland

The trial of a suspected warlord accused of atrocities during Liberia's civil war begins in Finland on Wednesday, the first such case to be partly heard on Liberian soil.
The opening ceremony for long-awaited historic, face-to-face peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban militant group is set to hold on Saturday in the Qatari capital, Doha.

Afghan peace talks set to begin in Qatar

The opening ceremony for long-awaited historic, face-to-face peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban militant group is set to hold on Saturday in the Qatari capital, Doha.
FILE - The United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths speaks to the press upon his arrival at Sanaa international airport in Yemen, March 24, 2018

UN to reduce aid to Houthi-controlled Yemen

A United Nations official has told VOA that the organization is reducing its aid to areas controlled by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in northern Yemen because of the group’s restrictions on humanitarian operations in a country that is said to have the worst humanitarian crisis in the world

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: No invasion of miscreants into Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has described as untrue the reports that miscreants have invaded Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

South-west governors urged to strengthen Amotekun to prevent attacks

The protem chairman of the Coalition of Yoruba Liberation Movement, Yemi Farounbi, has called on south-west governors to strengthen the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.
3. Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.

Ghana and Ivory Coast play out goalless draw in Cape Coast

Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.
Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

Nigeria goalie blames herself for defeat vs Jamaica, looks forward to Portugal clash

Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.
Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Group B - Denmark v Finland - Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark - June 12, 2021 Denmark's Christian Eriksen receives medical attention after collapsing during the match Pool via REUTERS-Friedemann Vogel

Fans turn ‘prayer warriors’ for Danish ace Christian Eriksen

Football followers across the globe have turned ‘prayer warriors’ for the Danish ace, Christian Eriksen who suddenly collapsed during the country’s duel against Finland in the Euro 2020 championship.

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The Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has pledged to prioritise welfare of personnel, entrench professionalism and celebrate gallantry by leading with sincerity, transparency and accountability.

President Buhari writes House, seeks General Yahaya’s confirmation as army chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the House of Representatives, seeking the confirmation of the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

One soldier killed in attack in northern Ivory Coast

One soldier was killed on Monday evening when armed men attacked the northern Ivory Coast town of Tougbo, near the border with Burkina Faso, the army said on Tuesday.
Paris Saint-Germain have made a move for Cristiano Ronaldo, reports Spanish publication AS.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agents move round towards shock Juventus exit

Cristiano Ronaldo’s representatives have reportedly contacted Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain over a potential summer switch.
Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi was on parade for his Club Union Berlin against Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga encounter on Friday.

West Brom, Fulham, Stoke handed boost in pursuit of Taiwo Awoniyi

Liverpool could sell £8 million-rated striker Taiwo Awoniyi this summer amid links to Fulham, Stoke City, and West Bromwich Albion, according to The Athletic.
Super Falcons won their second group game at the Turkish Women’s Cup and they were even more impressive today against Uzbekistan than they were in their opening game against CSKA Moscow.

Super Falcons camp bubbles with 17 players in

Super Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum is upbeat ahead of the start of the Four-Nation invitational tournament tagged Summer Series, following the arrival Tuesday of no fewer than 16 players at team’s Marriot Marquis in Houston, Texas.