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Two years after his death in Belgium, a state funeral has been held for veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 9

In Pictures: DR Congo veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi laid to rest

More than two years after his death in Brussels, Etienne Tshisekedi's body was repatriated to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he was finally laid to rest in the land of his ancestors.
Donald Trump, Tiger Woods

Donald Trump honours Tiger Woods with America’s greatest honour

Tiger Woods was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday for his relentless will to win, win, win.
Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa: Why I never watch my own movies, TV shows

Toke Makinwa, Nigerian Radio-TV personality and entrepreneur, says the fear of self criticism prevents her from watching or listening to her own movies; TV shows; and radio presentations.
Akwaeke Emezi

Two Nigerian authors nominated for Women’s Prize for Fiction

The Women’s Award for Fiction, one of the UK’s most prestigious literary prizes, has nominated two Nigerian authors alongside 14 others in its 16-book longlist.
Uche Ekwunife

Senator Ekwunife drums support for Atiku Abubakar, PDP in Anambra

Sen. Uche Ekwunife, the Anambra Central senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Anambra electorate to vote for the party in the February general elections.
Kayode Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi: Fredrick Fasheun is pillar of Democratic struggles in Nigeria

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has mourned the passing of the founder of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, saying that the country has lost a major pillar of her democratic struggles.
File- Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho shakes hands with Romelu Lukaku at the end of a match. Reuters-John Sibley

Romelu Lukaku: Jose Mourinho deserves respect for being ‘real’

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku defended Jose Mourinho’s confrontational style of management, saying that the Portuguese deserves respect for not hiding his true feelings like several Premier League bosses.

Ikedi Ohakim: Why I want to be governor again in 2019

A former Imo State governor and gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Ikedi Ohakim, has said (APGA) that his bid to return to power is borne out of his desire to rebuild and provide a credible leadership for the state.
Adebayo Adekola Adelabu

Oyo guber: Moneybags’ll lose deposits – Bayo Adelabu

A former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Bayo Adelabu, has said personality, pedigree and the track records of each of those that seek to become governor of Oyo State would determine the winner of the 2019 governorship poll in the state, and not moneybags.
Manchester City's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola reacts during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between Basel and Manchester City at the Saint Jakob-Park Stadium in Basel on February 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick HERTZOG

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City remain in market for player with right ‘personality’

Pep Guardiola says a player's "personality" will be the defining factor should Manchester City make another signing this summer.

Ex-President Jonathan: Enemies plotting to discredit me

A former President, Goodluck Jonathan, said on Sunday that some individuals are making frantic efforts to malign his personality, insisting that his democratic ideals remain strong as ever.

2019: Governor Ajimobi and I will resolve rift, work together – Adebayo Shittu

Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has downplayed notions that Governor Abiola Ajimobi would not support his candidacy, asserting that they were working towards resolving their rift in the interest of the party’s success in the 2019 elections.

2019: I will contest under PDP – Prof. Adesanya-Davies

A presidential aspirant, Prof. Olufunmilayo Adesanya-Davies, has said she will contest under the Peoples Democratic Party.

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Former Northern Ireland captain Aaron Hughes retires

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President Buhari: National Assembly leadership a new dawn

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NSCDC boss orders massive deployment of personnel

Mr Abdullahi Gana, Commandant General (CG), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has ordered massively deployment of personnel to areas of banditry and cattle rustling in Katsina State.
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Scorer of the winning goal at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, Vincent Aboubakar, has been left out of Cameroon's final squad for the upcoming tournament in Egypt.

AFCON: Vincent Aboubakar dropped from Cameroon’s final squad

Scorer of the winning goal at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, Vincent Aboubakar, has been left out of Cameroon's final squad for the upcoming tournament in Egypt.