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Nigerian Army Orders Personnel To Learn Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba

1 day ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has ordered its personnel to learn the three basic Nigerian languages of Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba. In a statement on Wednesday, Sani Usman, a brigadier-general, and army spokesman, said the directive is part of the army’s new language policy aimed at fostering better communication with the populace. He said...

Real Madrid Cruise Into Last 16, Liverpool Blow Three-Goal Lead

1 day ago /
Sports  

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed APOEL 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla. Zinedine Zidane’s Real bounced back from their 3-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur last time out by crushing APOEL,...

Absence Makes Man Utd Grow Fonder For Pogba

2 days ago /
Sports  

He does not yet share team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s cult status, but Paul Pogba’s display on his comeback from injury showed his importance to Manchester United is second to none. Having toiled in Pogba’s absence, recently taking four points from a possible 12 in the Premier League, United rediscovered their swagger...

Hapless Svilar Helps Man United To Brink Of Last 16

3 weeks ago /
Sports  

Manchester United are on the brink of the Champions League knockout phase after more inadvertent generosity from Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar helped them to a 2-0 victory on Tuesday. Having carried a Marcus Rashford free-kick into his own net to gift United victory in the reverse fixture, 18-year-old Svilar scored an...

Champions League: PSG’s Emery Hopes For Win Over Anderlecht

3 weeks ago /
Sports  

Paris St Germain coach, Unai Emery said he hoped for a win over Anderlecht on Tuesday and for his Ligue 1 side to come first in their Champions League group. Emery’s team currently heads the standings in Group B with a maximum nine points, ahead of Bayern Munich on six. Celtic...

President Buhari Returns To Abuja After ECOWAS Single Currency Meeting In Niamey, Niger

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Buhari has Return To Abuja After Ecowas Single Currency Meeting In Niamey, Niger. He has urged ECOWAS member countries to tread carefully in pushing for a single currency in the sub-region by 2020, drawing attention to the challenges faced by the European Union in realising the same goal. President...

Buhari Urges ECOWAS To Thread With Caution On Common Currency

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhamadu Buhari has urged ECOWAS member countries to tread carefully in pushing for a single currency in the sub-region by 2020, drawing attention to the challenges faced by the European Union in realising the same goal. In his speech at the 4th meeting of the presidential task force on the ECOWAS...

South Africa Supreme Court Reinstates Corruption Charges Against President Zuma

1 month ago /
International News 

South Africa’s supreme court of appeal has ruled that president Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering. It agreed with a lower court ruling last year that prosecutors could bring back 783 charges relating to a 1999 multi-million dollar arms deal. The charges had been set aside...

Cameroon troops attack separatist rallies

1 month ago /
International News 

Witnesses and rights groups said troops and attack helicopters opened fire on protesters at the height of separatist rallies in English-speaking areas of Cameroon over the weekend, killing and wounding people. The army dismissed the reports from sources in five towns as “completely false” and said helicopters had only been used...

Niger troops ambush: U.S. confirms killing of three soldiers

1 month ago /
International News  Security 

Three US and five Nigerian soldiers have been killed and two others wounded in an ambush in Niger near the border with Mali. US Africa command said the patrol had come under "hostile fire" and was working to confirm the details. The us army has been providing training to Niger’s army to help...

Varane Extends Madrid Deal To 2022

1 month ago /
Sports  

Raphael Varane has joined a host of his Real Madrid teammates in recent weeks by signing a five-year contract extension to 2022 on Wednesday. “Real Madrid C. F. and Varane have agreed to extend the player’s contract, which will see him remain at the club until 30 June 2022,” the Spanish...

Togolese Call For The President’s Resignation

2 months ago /
International News 

Thousands of people took to the streets of Lome on Wednesday to protest the autocratic rule of Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe, who has ruled the former French colony since 2005. Guarded by police, gendarmerie and soldiers, demonstrators in the capital city demanded constitutional reforms, including a two-term presidential limit, as they...

Kenya's Supreme Court Criticises Country's Electoral Commission

2 months ago /
International News 

Kenya's Supreme Court has blamed the country's electoral commission (IEBC) for its decision to annul the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The judges said the 8 August poll was "neither transparent or verifiable". Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu said the IEBC did not verify the presidential results before they were announced. Mr Kenyatta...

Burkina Faso: Terror Attack Leaves 18 People Dead

3 months ago /
International News 

18 people have been killed and a number of others wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. Gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant, witnesses say one Turkish citizen died but other nationalities are yet to be confirmed. A jihadist attack on...

Burkina Faso Terror Attack Kills 18, Government Says

3 months ago /
International News 

Eighteen people have been killed and a number wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. Gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant, witnesses said. One Turkish citizen died but other nationalities are yet to be confirmed. The attack is...

Arsenal Fear Missing Out On Signing Monaco’s Lemar

4 months ago /

Arsenal believe they could miss out on the signing of key target Thomas Lemar from Monaco. The Gunners are still trying to land the 21-year-old France international but the French champions may not be keen to let another player leave. The Monaco exit of Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea and the likely departure...

UN Opposes Forced Return Of Nigerian Refugees From Cameroon

4 months ago /

The United Nations (UN) has opposed the Cameroonian government’s “forced repatriation” of 130, 000 Nigerian refugees to the border towns of Banki, Gwoza and Pulka in Borno State. According to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the repatriation is in gross violation of the tripartite agreement of voluntary return of...

Henry Onyekuru Still Has Eye For Arsenal

4 months ago /
Sports  

Henry Onyekuru has opened up that he has “always dreamt of playing for Arsenal” despite opting to join Everton. The 20-year-old, however, explained that he took the time to evaluate offers before him before narrowing down his decision to The Toffees. The former KAS Eupen man revealed that he wanted to move...

Trump Russia Claims: Mood In The White House Is 'Fantastic'

4 months ago /
International News 

President Donald Trump says the mood in the White House is "fantastic" despite intense scrutiny of his campaign's alleged dealings with Russia. He told Reuters the administration was "functioning beautifully". The president also defended his son, who it has emerged met a Russian lawyer during the election campaign. US media describe the White...

Lacazette Reveals That Countryman Henry Inspired 'Dream' Arsenal Move

4 months ago /
Sports  

New Arsenal signing Alexandre Lacazette has said that Thierry Henry was a major part of the inspiration for his “dream” move to the Emirates. Lacazette, 26, completed a reported €53 million move — which would be a Gunners club record — on Wednesday, and afterward he told the club’s website that...


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