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In the last couple of weeks, the economic and political news coming out of Nigeria has not been positive. It has been about doing things the wrong way, lack of due process, desecration of the rule of law, outright impunity for violators of rights and economic policies that have attracted negative ratings

US removes Sudan from religious freedom blacklist

The United States on Friday lifted fast-changing Sudan from a blacklist for religious freedom violations as it issued warnings to Nigeria, Cuba and Nicaragua.
Another Super Eagles star Henry Onyekuru pulled out of Ukraine international friendly encounter billed for September 10 in Dnipro.

Nigeria move four spots on FIFA ranking, now 31st

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by four spots in the November ranking to place 31st on the ranking table.
Cameroon were eliminated from the Fifa U17 World Cup following a 2-0 defeat by Spain in a Group E encounter at Estadio Walmir Campelo Bezerra in Gama, Brazil on Sunday. 6

FIFA U17: Cameroon sent packing after losing to Spain — in pictures

Cameroon were eliminated from the Fifa U17 World Cup following a 2-0 defeat by Spain in a Group E encounter at Estadio Walmir Campelo Bezerra in Gama, Brazil on Sunday.
Cameroon became the first African country to lose at the ongoing Fifa Under-17 World Cup after falling 1-0 to Tajikistan at Estadio Kleber Jose de Andrade in Cariacica, Brazil on Monday. 11

FIFA U17: Cameroon edged by 10-man Tajikistan — in pictures

Cameroon became the first African country to lose at the ongoing Fifa Under-17 World Cup after falling 1-0 to Tajikistan at Estadio Kleber Jose de Andrade in Cariacica, Brazil on Monday.

Nigeria’s new rating by World Bank commendable – analyst

A Public Affairs Analyst, Mr. Carl Umegboro, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the recent 15 places rise rating of Nigeria in the latest index from the World Bank.

World Bank rates China, India as ‘most improved’ for doing business

China and India made the top 10 list of governments that have done the most in the past year to improve the ease of doing business in their countries, the World Bank said Wednesday.
Etienne Eto’o son of former Cameroon international Samuel Etoo

Etienne Eto’o on why he wants to play for Cameroon ahead of Spain

Etienne Eto'o Pineda, son of former Cameroon captain and African football legend Samuel is keen to retrace his father's national team footsteps.
Etienne Eto’o son of former Cameroon international Samuel Etoo

Etienne Eto’o misses out on U17 World Cup squad

Etienne Eto’o Pineda, son of Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o, has been omitted from the final U17 squad for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.
Etienne Eto’o son of former Cameroon international Samuel Etoo

Samuel Eto’o’s makes Cameroon Under-17 World Cup squad

Etienne Eto’o, the son of Cameroon legend Samuel, has been included in the Cameroon squad for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup that will be played in Brazil from October 26-November 17.

Afghan forces retake Taliban-held key district after five years

Officials in Afghanistan Saturday announced that security forces have recaptured a key northeastern district from the Taliban after five years, as heavy clashes raged in provinces elsewhere in Afghanistan.

Two drug traffickers arrested in Afghanistan

Security forces in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar province arrested two drug traffickers on Saturday, local authorities confirmed.

Iraq hands over 33 Islamic State children to Russia

Iraq said on Monday it has handed over to Russia 33 children of Russian women suspected of joining the Islamic State extremist group, as Moscow announced that it had broken up an Islamic State cell on its home turf.
Prison

27 killed in prison riot in Tajikistan

Three guards have been killed during a riot at a high-security prison in Tajikistan, the country’s justice ministry said.

At least 30 killed in gold mine collapse

At least 30 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed in northeastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, in the latest tragedy to strike the war-torn country.
Boko Haram

Boko Haram, ISIS designated ‘entities of particular concern’

The United States has announced the designation of the Boko Haram terrorist group as an entity “of particular concern”.
Local residents told RFE-RL that gunshots were heard from the prison area.

At least 20 dead in Tajik prison riot

Around 20 prisoners and two guards were killed in clashes at a maximum security prison in Tajikistan’s northern city of Khujand, two security sources told AFP on Thursday.
The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on – going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.

Ralph Uwazuruike: Why we insist on Biafra

The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on–going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.

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Two to die by hanging for car robbery in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two middle-aged men to death by hanging for armed robbery.
The General Officer Commanding(GOC), 8 Division, Sokoto, Major General Hakeem Otiki, has been placed under house arrest, Daily Sun has gathered.

Court orders interim forfeiture of $376,120 traced to General Hakeem Otiki

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, ordered the interim forfeiture of the sum of $376, 120 allegedly seized from Major General Hakeem Otiki, to the Federal Government.
Enyimba of Aba caretaker coach Fatai Osho says the team is working hard to be ready for their all important CAF Confederations Cup game with Hassania Agadir.

Fatai Osho: Enyimba will be ready for Hassania Agadir

Enyimba of Aba caretaker coach Fatai Osho says the team is working hard to be ready for their all important CAF Confederations Cup game with Hassania Agadir.
It has definitely been a good start for Dani Ceballos in Arsenal’s colour and some fans have started to draw comparisons between him and ex-Gunners favourite and fellow Spaniard Santi Cazorla.

Arsenal star tells Mikel Arteta he wants to leave

Arsenal star Dani Ceballos has told Mikel Arteta that he wants to cut his season-long loan deal short, and move on to another club during the January transfer window.
The lawmaker representing Badagry Federal Constituency, Babatunde Hunpe, has appealed to the Federal Government to establish a polytechnic in the city.

House of Reps moves to include Lagos as NDDC state

A proposed law in House of Representatives, seeking to include Lagos on the list of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) States, is in process.