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Macron Suggests EU Special Trade Deal For UK After Brexit

14 hours ago /
International News 

French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested the UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after brexit. But he warned that Britain would not have full access to the single market without accepting its rules. Speaking to newsmen during his first official visit to the UK, macron as Brussels has...

Islamic State Terrorist Identified In West Africa

18 hours ago /
Security 

Security service organizations including the Department of State Service, DSS have in a report submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari say they have identified an Islamic State in West Africa , ISWA network operating within some North Central and South-South sections of Nigeria that is using foreign terrorists and recruiting young...

Federer, Djokovic Win Big In Melbourne

6 days ago /
Sports  

Flawless Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic stamped their mark on the Australian Open on Tuesday with focused former champion Maria Sharapova also successfully negotiating the first round after her drug ban. Defending champion Federer, rated as the favourite to win his 20th Grand Slam title, made his entrance on Rod Laver...

Widow On Trial For Poisoning Elderly Suitors

6 days ago /
International News 

A French woman dubbed the “Black Widow of the Riviera” for allegedly seducing and poisoning wealthy elderly men, leading to the deaths of two of them, went on trial for murder in the resort city of Nice on Monday. Patricia Dagorn, 57, is charged with the fatal poisoning of two men...

President Buhari Appoints Substantive DG For NIA

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a substantive Director General for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The new Director General is Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, a retired career Foreign Service officer, who till his appointment served as Senior Special Assistant to the President (SSAP) on Foreign Affairs/International Relations. Abubakar had extensive...

Federer Cruises Towards Australian Open With Another Hopman Cup Win

2 weeks ago /
Sports  

Roger Federer took another impressive step towards his Australian Open title defence on Tuesday with a straight-sets win over Russian Karen Khachanov at the mixed teams Hopman Cup, as many of his main rivals faltered due to injury. Around the time Federer was warming up for his match with the 45th-ranked...

Balotelli Eyeing Man City Return

1 month ago /
Sports  

Italian striker, Mario Balotelli has revealed he would return to play for former club Manchester City for free. The 27-year-old has scored 16 goals in 21 games in his second season at Ligue 1 side Nice, but hankers for big trophies again. “My aim is to return to a big club to...

Arsenal Wasted Oxlade-Chamberlain - Klopp

1 month ago /
Sports  

Jurgen Klopp has risked Arsene Wenger’s wrath ahead of Liverpool’s visit to the Emirates Stadium by claiming the Arsenal manager failed to get the best out of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Liverpool in August after Wenger decided to cash in before the England midfielder’s contract expired. The 24-year-old never quite lived up...

Maradona Lauds ‘Revelation’ Mbappe

1 month ago /
Sports  

Argentina great Diego Maradona praised Kylian Mbappe on Friday as “the revelation of football” after the French teenage sensation’s spectacular rise to stardom. Mbappe, who only turns 19 on December 20, finished seventh in last week’s Ballon d’Or voting — ahead of the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Harry Kane and Paris...

U.S. Report Demands Investigation Of France's Role In Rwanda Genocide

1 month ago /
International News 

A US report has recommended a full investigation into France’s role in the Rwandan genocide should be carried out. The muse report, commissioned by the Rwandan government, concluded senior French officials "were aware of and aided the actions and goals of both the Habyarimana government and the Génocidaires who seized power...

Climate Change: Buhari Appeals For International Support

1 month ago /
Environment 

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the international community to support Nigeria’s commitment to reducing the negative effects of climate change. In a submission to the one planet summit in the French capital, Paris attended by over 60 heads of state and government as well as representatives of non-governmental and private...

Buhari To Attend One Planet Summit In Paris, France

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari will participate alongside over 50 world leaders in the one planet summit in Paris, France on Tuesday, October 12, 2017. The summit, jointly organised by the united nations, the world bank group, and the French government in partnership with non-governmental organisations concerned about reversing the negative effects of...

Zidane Struggling To Shore Up Madrid Defence

1 month ago /
Sports  

The French international limped off holding his left leg as Madrid edged out Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in a Champions League thriller on Wednesday. However, with the defending champions already having secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League behind Tottenham Hotspur in Group H, Zinedine Zidane was more...

Jordan Warns U.S. On Consequences Of Recongnising Jerusalem As Israel Capital

1 month ago /
International News 

Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi has warned the us of "dangerous consequences" if it recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Ayman Safadi said he had told us secretary of State Rex Tillerson such a declaration would trigger great anger in the Arab and Muslim world. Speculation is mounting that president Donald...

Bale Finally Back For Real Madrid

1 month ago /
Sports  

Gareth Bale is set to feature for the first time in two months when Real Madrid host third-tier Fuenlebrada in the Copa del Rey on Tuesday, but Zinedine Zidane has pleaded for patience with the Welshman’s fitness. Bale’s four-year spell in the Spanish capital has been dogged by injuries, particularly in...

Nigerian Army Orders Personnel To Learn Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba

2 months 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

2 months 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 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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...


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