News - French

France Plans €1billion Investment In Nigeria’s Oil And Gas Industry

1 day ago /
Business and Economy  

The French government has said that it has set aside about one billion Euros to be invested in the Nigeria oil and gas industry, stating that Nigeria remains her first economic trading partner in Africa. France Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Denys Gauer, declared this when the Group General Manager, Group...

CAN To Osinbajo: Omission Of CRK From School Curriculum Can Set The Nation On Fire

1 week ago /
Education  Nation 

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to do something about the exclusion of Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) from secondary schools curriculum. Samson Ayokunle, president of CAN, made the demand during in a meeting with Osinbajo on Wednesday. Ayokunle described the new curriculum as “divisive and ungodly”. He...

Macron’s Party Set To Win Parliamentary Vote In France

2 weeks ago /
International News 

France’s prime minister has declared victory for President Emmanuel Macron’s fledgling party in the French parliamentary election’s first round, as projected results show his centrist bloc on course for a massive majority to push through his pro-business reforms. “France is back,” Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Sunday, as he said...

French Open: Rafael Nadal Beats Stan Wawrinka To Win The Tournament For A 10th Time

2 weeks ago /
Sports   Tennis 

Spain's Rafael Nadal made history by winning a record 10th French Open title with victory over Stan Wawrinka in the Paris final. Nadal, 31, came through 6-2 6-3 6-1 against the Swiss third seed to claim his 15th major title. He becomes the first man or woman in the Open era to...

Serena Williams Expecting Baby Girl

3 weeks ago /
Tennis 

Tennis champ Serena Williams is expecting a baby girl, her sister, Venus, spilled the beans in a short interview with Eurosport on Wednesday. She said at the French Open in Stade Roland-Garros, Paris, France that, `‘I want to be known as the favourite aunt”. Venus was asked about the baby in the...

Riyad Mahrez Asks To Leave Leicester City

4 weeks ago /
Sports  

Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez has announced he wants to leave the club. The 26-year-old, who joined from French club Le Havre for a reported £400,000 in 2014, said he had agreed "to stay for another season" following "a good discussion with the chairman" after the Foxes won the Premier League...

Arsene Wenger’s Future In Arsenal To Be Announced Soon

4 weeks ago /
Sports  

A board meeting is taking place at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on Tuesday (May 30) with the future of Arsene Wenger as manager on the agenda. Wenger’s contract as manager of the club ended with the final match of the season and decisions on his future have been made by senior management. Board...

SADEC, North Africa Call For Rotational Pan AFRICAN Parliament Presidency

1 month ago /
International News 

The highly contested presidency of the Pan African Parliament continues to be a source of concern by members of the body.   The term of office for the current president, Roger Nkodo Dang of Cameroon is coming to an end soon. And members from the SADEC and North Africa are now...

Monaco Cling To Hope Of Miracle In Turin

1 month ago /
Sports  

Even Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim rates it as only a one in 20 shot.  And many would say that is an optimistic view of his young side’s chances of overturning a 2-0 deficit against Juventus in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final here on Tuesday. The free-scoring French champions-in-waiting have...

Emmanuel Macron: French President-Elect To Fight 'Forces Of Division'

1 month ago /
International News  Politics 

Emmanuel Macron has vowed to fight "the forces of division that undermine France" after easily winning the run-off election for the French presidency.

 

Juventus Close On Final As Higuain Hurts Monaco

1 month ago /
Sports  

Gonzalo Higuain scored both goals as an imperious Juventus beat Monaco 2-0 in their Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday to take a huge step towards next month’s final in Cardiff. Both of Higuain’s goals came from Dani Alves assists, with the Argentine hitman rounding off a breathtaking team move...

Eight Malian Soldiers Killed In Ambush

1 month ago /
International News 

The army in Mali says suspected Islamist militants have ambushed and killed eight soldiers.  A spokesman said the troops were attacked while travelling in a convoy on Tuesday. No group was named and no one has claimed responsibility.  The government extended a state of emergency at the weekend in response to the...

French Election: Emmanuel Macron And Marine Le Pen To Fight For Presidency

2 months ago /
International News 

Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French election, where he will face far-right leader, Marine Le Pen. Mr Macron, a former banker, is seen as a political newcomer - and ran without the backing of an established party. After topping Sunday's vote, he is now favourite...

Cameroon Ends Internet Shutdown On Orders Of President Paul Biya

2 months ago /
International News 

Internet services in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions have been restored three months after they were cut off, following protests. Before the ban, authorities had warned mobile phone users that they faced jail term for spreading false information. Communications and the economy were badly affected by the shutdown. Anglophone Cameroonians in the north-west and south-west...

Paris Shooting: Gunman Was 'Focus Of Anti-Terror' Probe

2 months ago /
International News 

The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris on Thursday has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release his name. Local media say the 39-year-old lived in the city's suburbs, and had been seen as a potential Islamist radical. The gunman wounded two...

French Soldier Faces Prison Over Burkina Faso 'Child Sex Abuse'

2 months ago /
International News  Security 

Prosecutors in France have requested a sentence of six month in prison against a French soldier who has been on trial in Paris for child sex abuse in Burkina Faso.  The soldier initially denied the allegations before admitting inappropriate contact with two minors.  Prosecutors say 40-year-old Sebastien L, filmed himself touching two...

Federer Tops Nadal For 4th Straight Time At Miami Open

2 months ago /
Sports   Tennis 

Roger Federer defeated long-standing rival Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 to win the Miami Open on Sunday and continue his outstanding start to the year. 

DR Congo Rejects Call For UN Probe

3 months ago /
International News 

The Democratic Republic of Congo government has rejected a call for a UN probe into civilian killings in the central Kasai and Lomani provinces, French broadcaster RFI reports. Congolese government spokesman Lambert Mende told RFI: "It is our judges who uncovered more than three mass graves and all manner of horrific...

Ex-FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke Challenges 10-Year Ban

3 months ago /
Sports  

The former right-hand man of ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter has appealed against his 10-year ban from football. Jerome Valcke, who was secretary general of the sport's world governing body, was banned last year for his alleged involvement in a scheme to profit from World Cup ticket sales. The Frenchman, 56, has now asked the...

Adele Wins Big At 59th Grammy Awards

4 months ago /
Entertainment 

Adele has beaten Beyoncé for most of the prestigious titles at stake at the 59th Grammys in Los Angeles. The British born singer, with the full name Adele Adkins scooped Best Pop Solo Performance for her hit song Hello, brushing aside Beyoncé’s Hold Up. Adele also won Best Song of the Year...


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