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Mohamed Mounir, widely known as Gnawi, was charged in Sale near Rabat over the publication of a video in which he insulted police.

Morocco rapper gets one-year jail term for insulting police

A Moroccan court on Monday sentenced rapper Mohamed Mounir, known as Gnawi, to one year in jail for insulting police on social media, in what Amnesty condemned as "a disgraceful verdict".
Mohamed Mounir, widely known as Gnawi, was charged in Sale near Rabat over the publication of a video in which he insulted police.

Morocco rapper faces jail for insulting police

A Moroccan rapper who co-authored a song criticising the kingdom faces two years in prison after appearing in court Thursday charged with offending public officials.
Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi joined the list of athletes that will compete in the final of the shot put event of the 2019 IAAF World Championships.

Doha 2019: Chuckwuebuka Enekwechi finishes 8th in men’s shot put final

Nigeria’s Chuckwuebuka Enekwechi failed to pick up in the final shot put event at the ongoing IAAF World Championship in Doha, Qatar.
Moroccan authorities arrested on Friday a Libyan national for alleged links to international drug trafficking network at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport.

Morocco arrests Libyan national over alleged links with drug trafficking

Moroccan authorities arrested on Friday a Libyan national for alleged links to international drug trafficking network at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport.
A protest against the prosecution of Hajar Raissouni in front of the Rabat courthouse this month. Mosa'Ab Elshamy-Associated Press

Moroccan journalist jailed one year on abortion charges

A Moroccan journalist has been sentenced to one year in prison for premarital sex and having an abortion, in a case activists described as part of a crackdown on critical reporters.
The Super Falcons are bidding to return to the Women's Olympics next year in Tokyo after failing their last two attempts, for London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Olympics: Super Falcons depart for Abidjan without head coach

The Super Falcons depart for Abidjan on Tuesday (today) for the first leg second round of the 2020 Olympics qualifiers against Ivory Coast, without head coach, Thomas Dennerby, who has been at loggerheads with the Nigeria Football Federation.
Ese Brume

IAAF tips Ese Brume for World Athletics Championships medal

The International Associations of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has tagged Nigeria’s Ese Brume as one of the medal contenders at the 2019 World Athletics Championships which begins on Friday in Doha, Qatar.

Stakeholders blast AFN over IAAF world championships list

Stakeholders in track and field have lambasted the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) over list of athletes that will be donning the white and green colours of Nigeria at the IAAF World Championships which begins later this month in Doha, Qatar.

Woman on trial over late-term abortion, sex outside marriage

Hundreds of people protested Monday in front of a Moroccan court as the trial opened of a journalist accused of having a late-term abortion and sexual relations outside marriage.
Following his triumph at the 2019 Nigeria Open coupled with his semifinal finish at the 2019 Bulgaria Open, Aruna Quadri has risen to 19th place in the September ITTF ranking released at the weekend.

Aruna Quadri rises to 19 in latest ITTF ranking

Following his triumph at the 2019 Nigeria Open coupled with his semifinal finish at the 2019 Bulgaria Open, Aruna Quadri has risen to 19th place in the September ITTF ranking released at the weekend.
Six wrestlers (five female and one male) will represent Nigeria at the 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships, which are set to take place September 14-22 at the Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Odunayo Adekuoroye, Blessing Oborududu, four others for World Championship

Six wrestlers (five female and one male) will represent Nigeria at the 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships, which are set to take place September 14-22 at the Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
West African nation, Ghana, has been granted the hosting rights of the 2023 edition of the All African Games.

Ghana gets 2023 African Games hosting rights

West African nation, Ghana, has been granted the hosting rights of the 2023 edition of the All Africa Games.
Burkina Faso beat Flying Eagles 2-0 to win Gold medal in the men’s football event at the ongoing 12th All Africa Games at the Stade Moulay Hassan in Rabat, Morocco.

African Games: Burkina Faso beat Flying Eagles to win gold medal

Burkina Faso beat Flying Eagles 2-0 to win Gold medal in the men’s football event at the ongoing 12th All Africa Games at the Stade Moulay Hassan in Rabat, Morocco.
Super Falconets beat Cameroon 3-2 on penalties to win the Gold medal in the women’s football event at the ongoing 12th All Africa Games on Thursday night at the Boubker Aamar Stadium.

African Games: Team Nigeria finishes second with over 125 medals

After 15 days of intensive competition, the curtain will fall on the 12th African Games tonight in Rabat.
Flying Eagles head coach Paul Aigbogun has asserted that his players have learned from their mistakes ahead of their final group stage encounter of the 2019 Fifa U-20 World Cup in Poland against Ukraine.

African Games: Flying Eagles fall to Burkina Faso

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles settled for Silver medal after they fell to a 2-0 defeat against Burkina Faso in the final of the men’s football event at the 12th All Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco.
Nigeria's Tobi Amusan

Gloria Alozie: I’m happy Tobi Amusan broke my 20-year record

Olympic medallist, Gloria Alozie, is expressed delighted after Tobi Amusan broke her 100m women’s hurdles record.
Flying Eagles winger Success Makanjuola is on the verge of joining Super Eagles duo Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem at the La Liga side Leganes.

Flying Eagles ace set to joins Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem in Leganes

Flying Eagles winger Success Makanjuola is on the verge of joining Super Eagles duo Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem at the La Liga side Leganes.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has promised a better preparation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

African Games: Nigeria’ll prepare adequately for 2020 Olympics – minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has promised a better preparation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

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ICPC: We’ll fight corruption with full powers of law

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said on Monday it would fight corruption according to the full dictates of the law.
In 2016 while inspecting ongoing projects in the state, Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike said his administration had built over 200 roads and bridges in the state.

No corrupt individual will be allowed in my cabinet – Rivers governor

The Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has stated that no corrupt individual would have a position in his cabinet, restating the state government’s commitment in the fight against corruption.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 6

We are yet to receive official document for airport concession, national carrier plan – Reps...

Despite the several months of campaigns over the federal government’s plans to concession four international airports across the country, the Chairman of Nigeria’s House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji at the weekend has declared that the lower legislative chamber was yet to receive any official document on the airports’ concession plan. Despite the several months of campaigns over the federal government’s plans to concession four international airports across the country, the Chairman of Nigeria’s House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji at the weekend has declared that the lower legislative chamber was yet to receive any official document on the airports’ concession plan.
The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria on Friday reopened after a two-day closure of all Israeli embassies and consulates due to strike by diplomats and military attaches over allowances.

Man jailed over plot to attack Israeli embassy

A Jordanian court on Monday sentenced a man to eight years in prison for allegedly plotting to attack the Israeli embassy in Amman last year.
Members of Real Madrid’s first-team squad are allegedly pleased to see Jose Mourinho appointed as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.

Jose Mourinho wants to reunite with former Manchester United star at Tottenham

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is planning a shock move for former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini.