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FIFA rankings: Super Falcons is Africa’s top placed team, U.S. retain global lead

Nigeria have moved two places up the FIFA Women’s rankings, following their first ‘Round of 16’ appearance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 20 years. The rankings were released on FIFA’s website on Friday. The African champions are now ranked in the 36th position with 1,643 points, but they remain the continent’s top placed […]

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Nigerian lawmakers, police, judges most corrupt, says TI, National Assembly kicks

Transparency International has released a survey showing that the police, legislature and the judiciary are among the most corrupt institutions in Nigeria. The TI, in the publication of the 10th edition of the Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – Africa, on Thursday, said corruption in African countries was hindering economic, political and social development. In Nigeria, […]

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INEC cancelled presidential election results in PDP’s strongholds in Kaduna; Atiku’s agent

John Makama, who served as the Peoples Democratic Party’s collation agent in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, during the February 23, 2019 presidential election, said the results of the poll in the stronghold of his party were cancelled by the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission. Makama was testifying before the Presidential […]

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‘Zika virus causes delayed childhood neurodevelopment’

An international study has shown that the Zika virus may lead to delayed childhood neurodevelopment and impairment in children’s vision and hearing, China Science Daily reported on Tuesday. The study was jointly conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles, the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences as well […]

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We transmitted election results to server using a code; Presiding Office

A Presiding Officer during the February 23 presidential election, Mr Adejuyitan Olalekan, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, on Monday, that he personally transmitted the results collated at his polling unit during the poll. Olalekan took the witness stand as the petitioners’ third witness at the instance of the Peoples Democratic Democratic Party […]

Midfielder Mason Mount has signed a new five-year deal with Chelsea that will see him stay until at least 2024, the Premier League club said in a statement on Monday. The 20-year-old was on loan last season at Derby County under Frank Lampard, now the Chelsea coach, making 44 appearances in all competitions and scoring […]

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has overruled the objection by the Independent National Electoral Commission, President Muhammadu Buhari, and the All Progressives Congress, to the request by the Peoples Democratic Party and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to play some video clips at the Monday’s hearing of their petition challenging the outcome of the February 23, 2019 […]

French striker Antoine Griezmann trained with his new Barcelona teammates for the first time on Monday following his controversial move from Atletic Madrid last week. “The first of two sessions scheduled for the day was completed by all available first team players, including the newest incorporations, Frenkie de Jong, Neto, and Antoine Griezmann,” the Catalan […]

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma on Monday dismissed multiple graft allegations against him, telling a judicial inquiry he was the victim of conspiracies, years of “character assassination” and plots to kill him. In an often rambling monologue, Zuma accused unnamed foreign intelligence agencies and spies of working against him and added: “I have survived […]

An operative of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad has shot dead a cleaner identified as Francis. It was reported that the incident happened on Monday on Ajisegiri Street, in the Ilupeju area of Lagos State. The policeman and his team members were reported to have shot at a group of hemp smokers when the victim was […]

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