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China's Ambassador to Zambia, Yang Youming, has refuted the allegation that China was taking dead bodies, marinating them, putting them in cans and then selling them in African supermarkets. The envoy released a stern statement on Tuesday, seeking to battle misinformation, which he said was harming China's reputation in Africa.

Emmanuel Amuneke has assured Nigerians that the Flying Eagles will defend the CAF U-20 title in next year's edition in Zambia.

The ex-African Footballer of The Year said in an interview with CAF as his team shape up for this weekend tie against Burundi at the Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium in Bujumbura.

By Rita Michael, Bauchi

 

Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) in Bauchi, Yakubu Mohammed, has disclosed that Bauchi government was owing pensioners N19 billion gratuities.

He said that both Bauchi and local government councils in the state are owing pensioners gratuities backlog of about N19 billion.

Mohammed disclosed this in Bauchi.

Nigerian soldiers have found one of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram from Chibok, making her the first freed from the Islamic extremists since the mass kidnapping more than two years ago. Her uncle describes her as pregnant and traumatized but otherwise fine.

 

Ten swimmers have been picked to represent Nigeria at the forthcoming CANA Zone 2 swimming competition among West African countries slated from May 27th in Dakar, Senegal.

They were picked from a two-day time trials held at the swimming pool complex of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere , Lagos over the weekend.

 

Yobo to give out 100 balls, signed Jerseys, Boots, tickets in the 10-day period leading up to his Testimonial match at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port-Harcourt on May 27, 2016

He said: “I know a lot of people want to attend the game, and I am grateful to everyone. This is a very important time for me and I feel that the fans should share in this too.

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Burundi Crisis: Nkurunziza Threatens To Fight AU Peacekeepers

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has threatened to fight African Union (AU) peacekeepers if they are deployed to the country.

The AU announced two weeks ago that it would send 5,000 troops to protect civilians in the country, even without the government's consent.

21 Injured In Air Canada Flight From China

A Canada-bound airliner was forced to make an emergency landing after severe turbulence injured 21 passengers, including three children, officials said.

The Air Canada flight from Shanghai to Toronto was diverted to Calgary after the turbulence hit.

Ghana Security, Weak, Nigerian Robbery Suspect Claims

 

 

A 32-year-old ex-convict and robbery suspect, Wasami Dennis, has said that he largely operated in Ghana and claimed that he was encouraged by the weak security compared to the one in Nigeria.

Heads Will Roll If Kanu Dies In Detention, Group Warns

 

 

An Igbo group, Aka Ikenga, has warned the Federal Government that mayhem would be unleashed if Nnamdi Kanu passes away in detention.

Court Remands Suspect In Prison Over Publication Against Bauchi Governor

By Rita Michael, Bauchi

 

A Bauchi  Magistrate  Court on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, remanded the leader of an anti-corruption crusader, Yakubu Alhaji Jibrin, in prison custody over alleged seditious publication against the Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar.

How Petr Cech Communicates With Arsenal Team-Mates

 

 

Petr Cech has earned his applause after setting a Premier League record with his 170th clean sheet on Monday night.

Bill Cosby Charged Over Assault

 

Prosecutors in the US have charged comedian Bill Cosby with aggravated indecent assault over an alleged incident in 2004.

It is the first time Mr Cosby, 78, has been charged with any offence after months of accusations.

Barcelona Hits Betis 4-0

 

Lionel Messi scored on his 500th Barcelona appearance as Luis Enrique's side finished a magnificent 2015 on top of the La Liga table after trashing Betis 4-0.

Heiko Westermann's own-goal - after Neymar's controversial penalty had hit the bar - gave Barca the lead.

Buhari Offers Dialogue With Boko Haram Over Chibok Girls

Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that he was prepared to negotiate with Boko Haram militants to secure the release of about 200 schoolgirls.

Pastor Bags Life Jail In Rwanda

 

Rwanda's High Court has sentenced a pastor to life in prison for his role in the 1994 genocide.

Jean Uwinkindi, according to BBC, organised and participated in attacks on the minority Tutsi ethnic group, the court ruled.

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