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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has shortlisted three coaches for consideration for the post of Chief Coach of Super Eagles, and will name the successful one on Monday.

Leicester City Football Club has signed Nigeria internation,al Ahmed Musa, from CSKA Moscow on a four-year contract for a club-record fee of around £16 million.

Musa, 23, joins the Premier League champions after helping CSKA win the Russian title.

Southampton, Everton and West Ham were interested in the forward.

 

A man has been arrested by Italian police investigating the killing of a Nigerian immigrant which the government has condemned as a racist attack.

Police say a row broke out at Fermo on Italy's west coast when racist abuse was hurled at the partner of Emmanuel Chidi Namdi, 36.

By Ummi Ismaeel, Minna

 

A middle-aged woman on Monday collapsed in one of the new generation banks in Minna, Niger State capital, after withdrawing her money.

The woman, who simply gave her name as Rakiya, also wept after she was revived.

By Ummi Ismaeel, Minna

 

A middle-aged woman on Monday collapsed in one of the new generation banks in Minna, Niger State capital, after withdrawing her money.

The woman, who simply gave her name as Rakiya, also wept after she was revived.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has joined Muslim Faithful across the country in rejoicing over Eid-el-Fitr, which marks the end of this year’s Ramadan fast.

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Mustapha Abdallah Becomes NDLEA’s New Boss

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of Mr. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah as the new Chairman /Chief Executive Officer of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Nigeria, UAE Sign Pact On Recovery Of Stolen Funds

Nigeria’s political elite who hid their stolen money in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are now jittery and looking for ways to move their loots out of the Arab nation.

Stunning! How Serena Williams Recovered Handset From Fleeing Robber

Serena Williams Monday, January 18, 2016, said that she was stunned by the reaction to a Facebook post she made that went viral, comparing herself to Supergirl after chasing down a hapless telephone thief.

Tennis: Evidence Of Suspected Match Fixing Revealed

 

Over the last decade 16 players who have ranked in the top 50 have been repeatedly flagged to the tennis integrity unit over suspicions they have thrown matches.

All of the players, including winners of Grand Slam titles, were allowed to continue competing.

Police Kill Eight Pro-Biafra Group In Aba

The Nigerian separatists said police killed eight people during renewed violent protests Monday, January 18, 2016, demanding an independent Biafran state in southeastern Nigeria and the release of a detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

How $9bn Was Stolen From Nigeria, Says Minister

Fifty-five people, including former governors, Cabinet ministers and government workers, stole $9 billion from Nigeria's treasury, the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, said Monday, January 18, 2016.

Eagles Guitarist, Glenn Frey, 67, Dies

 

Eagles guitarist, Glenn Frey, has died at the age of 67, the band has announced.

He died in New York City on Monday, January 18, 2016, from complications arising from rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia.

Senegal President Advocates Shorter Terms

Senegal's President Macky Sall has proposed to cut his own term in office by two years.

Changing the president's mandate from seven to five years is part of several proposals for constitutional reforms which are to be put to a referendum.

Burkina Faso: Al-Qaeda 'Names' Hotel Attackers

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has named three militants who it says carried out last week's hotel attack in Burkina Faso, killing 29 people.

AQIM's statement - carried by monitoring group SITE - said Ouagadougou's four-star Splendid Hotel was a "den of global espionage".

Buhari's Corruption Drive Lays Bare Nigeria's Political Tensions

By Paul Wallace &

Yinka Ibukun

 

When Muhammadu Buhari took over as Nigeria’s president less than a year ago, he vowed to wipe out the corruption he said threatened the very existence of Africa’s largest economy.

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