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For their impressive display at the just concluded 2019 ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championships held in Ghana, Nigeria’s duo of Taiwo Matti and Sukurat Aiyelabegan have been selected among the eight-man African team for the 2019 ITTF World Cadet Challenge (WCC) holding in Poland in October.

Taiwo Matti, Sukurat Aiyelabegan make African Team for WCC in Poland

For their impressive display at the just concluded 2019 ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championships held in Ghana, Nigeria’s duo of Taiwo Matti and Sukurat Aiyelabegan have been selected among the eight-man African team for the 2019 ITTF World Cadet Challenge (WCC) holding in Poland in October.

Bayern Munich open first African football school in Addis Ababa

Bayern Munich have opened their first football school in Africa, the German giants announced Wednesday, with the new facility located in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Global number of executions lowest in a decade

The number of global executions in 2018 dropped to the lowest in a decade, a report released on Wednesday by human rights group Amnesty International said.

NTTF ratifies federation’s 2019 draft constitution

The Nigerian Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has ratified the federation’s draft constitution for 2019 that will enable it move the sport forward and enhance the lots of players and administrators.
Captain of the Team Nigeria, Azeez Solanke believes the win over Tunisia in their first game has boosted their chance of qualifying for the World Junior Championships holding in Thailand.

Azeez Solanke: We cannot afford to miss World Junior Championships

Captain of the Team Nigeria, Azeez Solanke, believes the win over Tunisia in their first game has boosted their chance of qualifying for the World Junior Championships holding in Thailand.
Dubai-based Nigerian Aliu Bamidele Lasisi is desperate to win a world ranking title and spark jubilant scenes among his local supporters at Emirates Golf Club tonight.

Nigerian-born Bamidele Lasisi wins world boxing title for Dubai

Nigerian-born boxer Aliu Bamidele Lasisi who has adopted United Arab Emirates and Dubai as his adopted home, has put the Arab nation on the boxing map.
A woman holds a mobile phone decorated with a sticker featuring an image of Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit during the party’s press conference in Bangkok on March 25, 2019 after Thailand’s general election. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Rising Thai political star hit with sedition charges

The telegenic leader of an anti-junta political party who rose to prominence in Thailand’s election last month was charged with sedition Saturday, drawing hundreds of his supporters onto the streets urging him to “fight”.

Facebook to block foreign ads for Australia election

Facebook will block election advertising from outside Australia ahead of polls next month, in the wake of growing criticism of the social media giant’s role in the spread of disinformation.
Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and other Future Forward party leaders bow to the media after a press conference in Bangkok on Monday [Hathairat Phaholtap-Al Jazeera]

Thailand parties manoeuvre for position amid election confusion

Political parties jostled for position on Tuesday amid confusion about the winner of a weekend poll that was fought under a complicated new voting system including elements of proportional representation.
China’s forward Wei Shihao battles for the ball during the match between South Korea and China at the EAFF E-1 football championship in Tokyo on December 2017. Photo- AFP

Chinese international faces sack after ‘evil behaviour’

China footballer Wei Shihao has been suspended for a month and could be sacked by his club Guangzhou Evergrande for a “malicious” foul in the loss to Uzbekistan, reports said on Tuesday.
Pheu Thai party’s candidate for prime minister Sudarat Keyuraphan (C) shakes hands with her supporters during the party’s final major campaign rally in Bangkok on March 22, 2019, ahead of the March 24 general election. (Photo by Ye Aung THU - AFP)

Thai election complaints mount as junta holds popular vote edge

Confusion and complaints over preliminary results in Thailand’s election mounted on Monday after the first poll since a 2014 coup, with the junta primed to retain its grip on power despite only having a slight edge in the popular vote.
Voters wait in a queue to cast their ballots at a makeshift polling station beside a road in Bangkok on March 24, 2019, during Thailand’s general election. Jewel SAMAD - AFP

Thais vote in first general election since 2014 coup

Thais filled schoolyards, temples and government offices to vote Sunday in the first election since a 2014 coup, with high turnout forecast from a public who received a cryptic last-minute warning from the king to support “good” leaders to prevent “chaos”.
A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, March 24, 2019, during Thailand’s first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup. (Wason Wanichakorn-Associated Press)

Support good leaders to prevent chaos, King warns as Thais vote

Thais filled schoolyards, temples and government offices to vote Sunday in the first election since a 2014 coup, with a high turnout expected among a public who received a cryptic last-minute warning from the Thai king to support “good” leaders to prevent “chaos.”
Leicester City staff and players pay their respects to Khun Vichai at the start of the cremation ceremony in Thailand

Thai king attends cremation of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Thailand’s King presided over the cremation of former Leicester City owner and duty-free magnate Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at a Buddhist temple on Thursday in a ceremony that brought together the Thai business and political elites.

South Africa, Japan, five others in the race to host 2023 FIFA Women’s World...

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has listed seven countries who have shown interests in staging the 2023 Women”s World Cup.
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told recently freed Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi that he is not too far away from obtaining Australian citizenship.

Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi becomes Australian citizen

Bahraini refugee and footballer Hakeem al-Araibi became an Australian citizen following a ceremony in Melbourne on Tuesday.
World cup bound Super Falcons Wednesday at the ongoing Cyprus Cup, hammered Thailand 3-0 in a 7th place match.

WWC: Super Falcons get fitness trainer, match reader

Determined to make a major impact at this year’s Women’s World Cup in France, Super Falcons coach Thomas Dernneby, has requested and gotten the approval of Nigeria Football Federation to engage two more technical staff, fitness trainer and match reader.
Rita Chikwelu

WWC: Rita Chikwelu remains upbeat on Nigeria’s readiness

Rita Chikwelu says the Super Falcons will be ready in time for the 2019 Women's World Cup after their not too impressive outing at the Cyprus Women's Cup.

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My husband is randy, separate us – Woman begs court

An Oke-Bola-based trader, Olabisi Adejola, has pleaded with a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, to dissolve her 16-year-old union to her husband, Paul because he is too sex hungry and often rape her.
Abdul'aziz Yari

Zamfara government ready to implement recommendations on security

Zamfara state government has assured that it would implement every recommendation by the federal and states security administrators forum after two days of deliberation on how to end the constant mayhem in the state.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has urged his players to recover their confidence during a crucial showdown against Leicester City this weekend.

Unai Emery: Arsenal need to recover confidence at Leicester City

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has urged his players to "recover their confidence" during a crucial showdown against Leicester City this weekend.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Minister: Nigeria needs executive to end open defecation

Mr Suleiman Adamu, the Minister of Water Resources, says an executive order is needed to end open defecation in the country.
YIAGA AFRICA's WatchingTheVote (WTV)

YIAGA to deploy PVT technology for Kogi, Bayelsa elections

YIAGA AFRICA, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) on Friday said it was set to deploy the Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) for the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections.