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CAF Ban Kenyan Coach For Spitting On Referee

3 years ago /
Sports  

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has handed a 1-year ban from football to Kenyan national team coach Abdel Amrouche for allegedly spitting on a referee.    

Gunmen Kill At Least 60 In Iraqi Prisoner Bus Attack

3 years ago /
International News 

At least 60 prisoners and soldiers have been killed by gunmen on a convoy north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Russia Says It Will Cooperate With MH17 Probe Led By Netherlands

3 years ago /
International News  Transport  

Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort, the country's ambassador to Malaysia said on Thursday.

Head Coach Names 21 Players For 2014 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup

3 years ago /
Sports  

Head coach of Nigeria under 20 women national team Peter Dedevbo has announced a final list of 21 players for the 2014 FIFA under 20 Women’s World Cup starting August 6th in Canada.    

European Court Rules Against Poland Over Secret CIA Jail

3 years ago /
International News 

The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington's closest allies, to break its long silence about the global program for detaining al Qaeda suspects.

Women Charged With Helping Al-Qaeda-Linked Group

3 years ago /
International News 

Five people, including two women in the U.S., were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the al-Qaeda-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia, prosecutors said.

Sudanese 'Apostasy' Woman Leaves Country

3 years ago /
International News 

A woman who was sentenced to death for converting to Christianity in Sudan has arrived in Italy.

Defence HQ Says The Technician Involved In MI-15 Crash Has Been Found Alive

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has released a statement on its website stating that the technician they earlier reported dead and his body missing after the Air Force helicopter crash on July 21st in Bama, Borno has resurfaced alive at the Military headquarters in Maiduguri.

Mo Farah Pulls Out Of Commonwealth Games In Glasgow

3 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after failing to recover from a recent illness and will focus instead on recovering for the European Championships in Zurich.

Breaking News: Algerian Plane Disappears From Radar

3 years ago /
International News 

An Algerian passenger plane has reportedly disappeared from radar while flying from Burkina Faso. A commercial jetliner disappeared over western Africa after losing contact with air traffic controllers, Algeria's state-run news agency reported Thursday. Authorities lost contact with the Air Algerie aircraft about 50 minutes after it took off from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, while flying to the Algiers, according to the Algerian Press Service. The news service gave no extra details other than the flight number AH5017.  It said the company initiated an "emergency plan" in the search for flight AH5017, which flies the four-hour passenger route four times a week. A company source told AFP that the missing aircraft was a DC-9, which can seat up to some 135 passengers, chartered from a Portuguese firm. According to a source within Air Algerie, some 110 people are listed as being on board the flight. Source: AFP   

President Jonathan Appoints New FRSC Boss

3 years ago /
Nation 

Following the appointment of former Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Osita Chidoka, as the new Minister of Aviation, President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Boboye Oyeyemi as the FRSC boss.The appointment of Oyeyemi as the Corps’ leader was confirmed by the President. Before now, Oyeyemi was the Deputy Corps Marshal in charge of the Corps’ operations department.

China Detains Five Over Expired Meat

3 years ago /
International News 

China has detained five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including Mcdonald's and KFC

Indonesia Election: Losing Candidate To Challenge Result In Court

3 years ago /
International News 

The losing candidate in Indonesia’s presidential election, former general Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court. 

Breaking News: General Buhari Survives Bomb Attack In Kaduna

3 years ago /
Nation 

APC chieftain, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has survived a bomb attack in Kaduna, as his vehicle was destroyed. This attack occured as a second explosion rocked the Kaduna metropolis some few minutes ago. Reports say that three of his aides were injured in the blast. More details shortly........

Russia Set Up Gambling Zone In Annexed Crimea

3 years ago /
International News 

Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a law setting up a gambling zone in Crimea, the territory Russia annexed from Ukraine in March. 

Muslims, Christians Unite In Prayers For Chibok Girls

3 years ago /
Nation 

Muslims and Christians gathered at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, on Tuesday to pray for divine intervention towards the release of the over 200 abducted girls in Chibok.

China To Build $1bn Gallic-Themed 'Film City'

3 years ago /
International News 

Chinese authorities are teaming with counterparts in the French city, which has hosted the event since 1946, to bring a similar festival to the county of Anji.    

Breaking News: 51 Die, 8 Injured In Emergency Landing In Taiwan

3 years ago /
International News 

As many as 51 passengers of a TransAsia Airways flight died as it made an emergency landing in Penghu Wednesday evening, officials said.    

Man Booker Prize 2014 Longlist Announced

3 years ago /
Education  International News 

The Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist have been announced by the administrators of the prize on Wednesday.

Breaking News: Explosion Rocks Kaduna Killing Several People

3 years ago /
Nation 

An explosion on a busy commercial road in the north Nigerian city of Kaduna killed several people on Wednesday, witnesses said. The blast scattered debris and dead bodies on the Alkali Road in the city, witness Muhammad Danfulani told Reuters by telephone. The bomb targeted moderate Islamic cleric, Dahiru Bauchi who had been travelling in the area, police added.  He escaped unhurt. It is unclear who was behind the blast. Militant Islamist group Boko Haram has carried out a wave of bombings and assassinations in Nigeria since it launched a brutal insurgency in 2009 to create an Islamic state. It often targets Muslim leaders who condemn its militant ideology. A trader, Yusuf Suleiman, said that he had counted 15 bodies in a police van after the explosion. Source: Reuters