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2026 World Cup: Morocco plans to go ahead win or lose bid

Morocco will complete many of the plans in its 2026 World Cup bid even if they do not host the finals.

FIFA won’t block US territories from voting for 2026 World Cup host

FIFA will not block U.S.-governed territories from voting in the 2026 World Cup contest where a United States-bid is taking on Morocco.

Envoy: Nigerians in US hard working, law abiding

Nigerians residents in the U.S. are hardworking and law-abiding, Consul-General of Nigeria at Atlanta, Mr Kayode Laro, has said.

Caroline Wozniacki, Naomi Osaka crash out of WTA Miami Open

World No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki and rising star Naomi Osaka became early round casualties while veteran Venus Williams survived a scare to book her third round spot at the Miami Open on Friday.

Common singles out NRA, Jimmy Kimmel takes aim at Donald Trump at Oscars

Hollywood seized the microphone at Sunday's Oscars and wasn't shy about its passions, sprinkling political moments throughout a show that included anti-gun and pro-immigration references, as well as mocking the president's Twitter habits.

FIBA: D’Tigress to battle Turkey, Argentina, Australia

Nigeria’s national female basketball team, D’Tigress, has been drawn in Group B alongside Turkey, Argentina and Australia for the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup scheduled for Tenerife in Spain.

Benue elders’ bizarre voyage to Aso Rock

I weep for Nigeria. I weep for the poor masses. Whatever offence that Nigerians committed that made them to be saddled with such weak, cowardly, incompetent and non-caring rulers in Nigeria?

Hurricane-hit Puerto Rico launches new drive for US statehood

Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Wednesday launched a new drive to become the 51st US state, with the island's governor demanding an end to "second-class" treatment of its citizens.

American wins $570m Powerball lottery jackpot

A yet-to-be identified American won an estimated $570 million jackpot in Saturday’s Powerball lottery draw in the United States.

Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet in 2017

Fierce hurricanes, heat waves, floods and wildfires ravaged the planet in 2017, as scientists said the role of climate change in causing or worsening certain natural disasters has grown increasingly clear.

Woman loses job after giving President Trump the middle finger

A woman has been sacked from her job after a photo of her raising a middle finger at President Trump went viral.

Hurricanes push Swiss Re into red in first nine months

Swiss reinsurance giant Swiss Re said Thursday that hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and the Mexican earthquakes pushed it deeply into the red in the first nine months of this year.

NBBF mourns late Nigerian basketball star Daniel Daudu

Nigeria Basketball Federation, led by Ahmadu Musa Kida and the nation’s basketball community mourn the death of ex-Junior D’Tiger and International player, Daniel Daudu.

Gassiev knocks out Wlodarczyk to keep IBF cruiserweight crown with

Undefeated Russian Murat Gassiev retained his International Boxing Federation cruiserweight world title Saturday with a spectacular third-round knockout of Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, in Newark, New Jersey.

Insured losses from hurricanes, Mexico quakes $95bn – Swiss Re

Total insured market losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and two earthquakes in Mexico this year came to around $95 billion, reinsurance group Swiss Re announced Friday.

Puerto Rico mostly in the dark one month after hurricane

It's been a month since Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico and Samuel de Jesus still can't drive out of his isolated, blacked-out town.

Donald Trump accused of disrespecting family of slain US soldier

US President Donald Trump was snarled in fresh controversy Wednesday after he was accused of being disrespectful to a US soldier slain in an ambush in Niger, as well as showing insensitivity to the grieving family.

Poor hurricane responses batter Donald Trump’s image

U.S. President Donald Trump is battling to restore his image after his approval rating for handling the federal government’s response to recent hurricanes dropped 20 points in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

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Ibe Kachikwu: Niger Delta militants almost crippled Nigeria in 2015

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, on Wednesday indicated that but for the timely interventions of the government, first through back-channel consultations and then open dialogues with militants who resumed bombing of oil facilities in the Niger Delta in 2015, the country could have been crippled.

Police arrest suspected killers of Nasarawa university lecturer

The Nigeria Police said on Wednesday that it had arrested 14 suspects linked to the murder of the late Dr Ibrahim Mailafia, a Senior Lecturer with the Nasarawa State University, Keffi.

NNPC: India largest importer of Nigeria’s crude oil in 2017

India was the largest importer of Nigeria’s crude oil in 2017, a report by the state oil firm, NNPC has shown.

Capital market indices drop further by 0.25 percent

Key indicators of the performance of the Nigerian Stock Exchange declined for the third consecutive day, dropping by 0.25 per cent on Wednesday as profit taking persisted.

NFL bans players from kneeling during national anthem

American footballers competing in the league will have to stand on the pitch during The Star Spangled Banner or remain in the locker room.