Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "france"

    FG partners UK, France to tackle cross-border crime

FG partners UK, France to tackle cross-border crime

The federal government has announced a partnership with the UK, Niger and France to tackle cross-border crimes.This is according to a statement made available on the federal government's Twitter handle on Tuesday.Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, said the partnership was proposed during a meeting of the four countries at the regional conference on anti-human trafficking/smuggling of migrants, which held in [...]

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    Bordeaux agree deal in principle to sign Samuel Kalu

Bordeaux agree deal in principle to sign Samuel Kalu

KAA Gent have reportedly agreed to sell Samuel Kalu to Bordeaux in a deal worth around €8m.Gustavo Poyet had identified Kalu as the player who can bring more speed and creativity to his squad, following the departure of Malcom to Barcelona.The Les Girondins had an initial bid for the Nigerian rejected by Gent with the Belgian side reportedly looking for around [...]

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    ‘Mission accomplished’ — Quadri gets ITTF nod for table tennis World Cup

‘Mission accomplished’ — Quadri gets ITTF nod for table tennis World Cup

Aruna Quadri has been given the nod to be part of the 20-man contingent to the 2018 Men’s World Cup in France.Quadri qualified for the tournament courtesy of his world ranking.In an invitation letter to the Nigerian, Zena Sim, head of World Cup and ITTF Challenge, said: "On behalf of the ITTF, we would like to invite Quadri Aruna to [...]

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    France’s Pavard beats Musa to World Cup best goal award

France’s Pavard beats Musa to World Cup best goal award

Benjamin Pavard’s stunning strike for France in the 4-3 defeat of Argentina has been voted the best goal of the 2018 World Cup.Pavard's effort beat Ahmed Musa's second goal for Nigeria in the group stage game against Iceland.Over three million FIFA.com users voted in the poll which saw Pavard become the first European player to win the goal of the [...]

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    Winning World Cup is a gift from God to France, says Pogba

Winning World Cup is a gift from God to France, says Pogba

French superstar Paul Pogba says his country's 2018 World Cup win is a gift from God.The Manchester United midfielder said it had always been his childhood dream to win football's biggest tournament."I still can't believe it. It's like I am dreaming," Pogba told TheCable before departing from Russia."It's unbelievable that we are world champions."I don't know if it's a premonition [...]

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    France can’t solve Nigeria’s insecurity problem, says Macron

France can’t solve Nigeria’s insecurity problem, says Macron

President Emmanuel Macron of France says his country can not help Nigeria  and Africa solve the problem of insecurity but would intervene, especially, in the fight against terrorism.Speaking after bilateral talks with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday, Macron said the bigger responsibilty is that of African countries who should come together and find a way to fighting terrorism.“First [...]

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    Solitary Mbappe goal takes France to next round in scrappy win

Solitary Mbappe goal takes France to next round in scrappy win

A tap-in by history-making youngster, Kylian Mbappe, helped France overcome an impressive Peru team who deserved to earn a draw from the encounter. In a match of two halves, France dominated the first while the second belonged to the Peruvians.  [...]

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    Griezmann scores historic VAR assisted goal in France slim win over Australia

Griezmann scores historic VAR assisted goal in France slim win over Australia

Antoine Griezmann scored the first Video Assistant Referee (VAR) assisted goal in World Cup history during France’s 2-1 Group C win over Australia at the Kazan Arena. [...]

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    World Cup Special: How France put a sword to Super Eagles in 2014

World Cup Special: How France put a sword to Super Eagles in 2014

The Super Eagles were eliminated from the 2014 World Cup via a 2-0 defeat to France in the second round.Prior that game, the team drew 0-0 against Iran, pipped Bosnia 1-0 and lost 3-2 in a thrilling game against Argentina.The 2014 mundial was a competition that brought about mixed feelings for Nigeria but the most unforgettable game of the tournament [...]

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    Super Falcons’ huge defeat to France ‘a bitter pill to swallow’

Super Falcons’ huge defeat to France ‘a bitter pill to swallow’

Ngozi Okobi-Oke, Eskilstuna United attacking midfielder, has attributed the Super Falcons' 8-0 loss to France to a lack of adequate preparation.The African Women's Cup of Nations champions were roundly drubbed by the European side at the Stade MMArena on Friday.Okobi, who featured in the game, described the defeat as a "bitter pill to swallow"."Yes, I know that in a game of football, [...]

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    France pummel Super Falcons 8-0

France pummel Super Falcons 8-0

France were simply ruthless as they annihilated Nigeria's Super Falcons 8-0 in an international friendly at the MMArena on Friday.The bewildered Falcons had no response to the dominant French side in Le Mans.Valerie Gauvin bagged a hat-trick while Le Sommer, Gaetane Thiney, Aminata Diallo and Marie-Charlotte Léger each scored a goal.Faith Ikidi deflected the ball to the back of the [...]

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    Oparanozie, Ordega, Ikidi… Falcons’ starting 11 against Les Bleus

Oparanozie, Ordega, Ikidi… Falcons’ starting 11 against Les Bleus

Thomas Dennerby, Super Falcons coach, will face his first real test against a formidable French team at the Stade MMArena on Friday night.Desire Oparanozie will lead the front line as the Falcons attempt to upset the bookmakers and shock France at home.Francisca Ordega, Esther Sunday and Anam Imo will support Oparanozie in attack.Rita Chikwelu, veteran and captain of the team, will supervise the midfield [...]

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    Falcons not going to France for sightseeing, says first time invitee Omidiji

Falcons not going to France for sightseeing, says first time invitee Omidiji

Sophia Omidiji, who just earned her first call-up to the Super Falcons, is talking tough ahead of the friendly game against on France on Friday.Omidiji says France will be hard to beat but believes the eight-time African champions are up to the task."Nothing is impossible if one believes. Of course, it’ll be a tough task as France has a good [...]

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    Oshoala: France friendly not enough for Falcons, we need more games

Oshoala: France friendly not enough for Falcons, we need more games

Asisat Oshoala, African female footballer of the year, says the Super Falcons need to play more friendly matches.Although the female national team is scheduled to play France, Oshoala maintains that "it is not enough".The friendly match against France will take place on April 4, in Paris, after over a year of inactivity by the African Women's Cup of Nations champions."It’s [...]

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    Hong Kong suspends import of poultry products from France over bird flu

Hong Kong suspends import of poultry products from France over bird flu

Food safety authority of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Wednesday said it had suspended the importation of poultry products from Landes Department in southwestern France over an outbreak of bird flu.The HKSAR government’s food and environmental hygiene department said it had instructed the trade to suspend import of poultry meat and products including poultry eggs, from the [...]

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    Buhari returns from Paris

Buhari returns from Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after participating at the “One Planet” summit in Paris, France. He departed on Monday.The president’s aircraft landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, around 4:35pm.He was received by senior government officials such as Abba Kyari, his chief of staff, and Mohammed Bello, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT).While in Paris, [...]

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