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Nigerian Ifeanyi Chukweto awaits jail sentence in Papua New Guinea for fraud

A Nigerian facing trial in far away Papua New Guinea will know on June 21 how long he will spend in prison after pleading guilty on one count of stealing by false pretence, an offence known in Nigeria as 419.
Oghenekaro Peter Etebo

AFCON: All eyes on Super Eagles, we can’t afford to fail – Oghenekaro Etebo

Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Peter Etebo, says he and his colleagues cannot afford to disappoint Nigerians when the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations begins on June 21 in Egypt.
Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, told Emirati daily The National that relations between Arab states and Israel need to change in order to signify progress towards peace with the Palestinians.

UAE official says Arab countries should be more open to Israel

A senior UAE official has said Arab states made a "very wrong decision" in the past when they had decided to not have formal relations or contact with Israel.

General Akinrinade: Ex-President Obasanjo lacks ‘good sense of judgement’

A former chief of Army staff, Lt-Gen Alani Akinrinade (retd.), on Thursday described former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo as a man that lacks a good sense of judgement and should be ignored.
FILE – U.S. Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney is pictured in January 2014 aboard a French aircraft carrier in the Gulf of Oman, during joint U.S.-French operations.

Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney resigns

The Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney has resigned from his position less than a month after US President Donald Trump announced that American forces would leave Syria.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams: I always have crazy big goals

Serena Williams is very satisfied with the season she has had. The American player reached two Grand Slam finals, Wimbledon and US Open, losing to Angelique Kerber and Naomi Osaka respectively.
Esperance coach Mouine Chaabani has slammed his players following the 3-0 defeat to United Arab Emirates champions Al Ain on Saturday.

Esperance coach Mouine Chaabani slams players after Fifa Club World Cup defeat to Al...

Esperance coach Mouine Chaabani has slammed his players following the 3-0 defeat to United Arab Emirates champions Al Ain on Saturday.

Park Ji-sung: South Korea can progress from wide-open group

South Korea legend Park Ji-sung believes low expectations could help his country in a group that has been blown wide open by Mexico's shock win over Germany.

Papua New Guinea quake death toll rises to 125

The death toll from a major earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea last month has risen to 125, police said Wednesday, amid concern that an outbreak of disease will see it jump further.

Strong aftershock as aid starts reaching quake-hit Papua New Guinea

Critical relief supplies are finally flowing into areas of Papua New Guinea devastated by a strong earthquake, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said, as another 6.7-magnitude tremor rocked the region Wednesday.

List of 2018 Grammy awards winners

Retro R&B star Bruno Mars was the surprise big winner Sunday at the Grammy Awards, with a clean sweep of the top awards including Album, Record and Song of the Year, and six overall.

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Senator Ndume: Senate president election was free, fair

Sen. Ali Ndume (APC-Borno) on Tuesday, described the conduct of the senate president election for the 9th National Assembly as ”free and fair.”

Court remands four suspects in Ilorin prison over alleged murder

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of four men at the Oke-Kura Prison, Ilorin, for the alleged murder one Isiaka Sikiru.

Nigeria’s Pelfaco signs oil production sharing deal with Congo Republic

Nigerian private oil and gas company Pelfaco signed a production sharing deal with Congo Republic’s state energy firm on a 32-million barrel oil field on Tuesday, Congo’s oil ministry said.
Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says the national assembly will not become President Muhammadu Buhari’s “rubber stamp” if he is elected senate president.

President Buhari congratulates new National Assembly presiding officers

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated heartily the newly elected presiding officers of the Ninth National Assembly.

INEC issues Rochas Okorocha Certificate of Return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued Certificate of Return to ex-Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha.