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    Nigerian pastor ‘caught in sex trafficking’ ring to face trial in France

Nigerian pastor ‘caught in sex trafficking’ ring to face trial in France

Twenty-four Nigerians suspected to be members of a sex trafficking ring will face trial in France on Wednesday.The suspects, including one Stanley Omoregie, pastor, are accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution in Europe.Similar gangs have also been dismantled in Italy and Britain.The gang in Italy was busted after an investigation by the police in Lyon, following a tip-off accusing Omoregie [...]

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    Jacques Chirac, ex-French president who opposed US war in Iraq, dies at 86

Jacques Chirac, ex-French president who opposed US war in Iraq, dies at 86

Jacques Chirac, former French president, has died at age 86.Frederic Salat-Baroux, Chirac's son-in-law, confirmed the death of the former president on Thursday.“President Jacques Chirac died this morning surrounded by his family, peacefully,” he said.The former president served as the French head of state for 12 years, from 1995 to 2007.He also served as prime minister for two spells, 1974-76 and 1986-88, [...]

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    World Cup: We won’t let France beat us 8-0 again, says Nnadozie

World Cup: We won’t let France beat us 8-0 again, says Nnadozie

Nnadozie Chiamaka has sounded a warning to Super Falcons group A opponent at the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup, France, that the team will not lose to the host nation on Monday night.Nnadozie was in goal when the Falcons lost 8-0 to the France side in a friendly match in 2018.The 18-year old Rivers Angels shot-stopper is however confident, In [...]

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    Police arrest CAF president in France

Police arrest CAF president in France

Ahmad Ahmad, president of Confederation of African Football (CAF), has been arrested in Paris, capital of France.According to Jeune Afrique, Ahmad was picked up around 8:30 am at the Berri Hotel in Paris, where he was staying ahead of the FIFA congress.It said the arrest may be related to the alleged misappropriation and corruption involving French company, Tactical Steel.Before he [...]

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    France 2019: How ready are African teams?

France 2019: How ready are African teams?

Exactly five days to the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup kick off in France, TheCable is taking a closer look at the three countries that will represent the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the mundial.It has been a drought of sorts for African teams, and making quarter-finals in France will not be any easier for the threesome.African teams have [...]

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    Ebi becomes first African player to feature in five Women’s World Cups

Ebi becomes first African player to feature in five Women’s World Cups

When the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup gets underway in France on June 7, Super Falcons legend, Onome Ebi will be the first African woman to appear in five mundials if she features for Nigeria.It is on record that Brazil's Formiga and Japan's Homare Sawa hold the highest record of playing in six different Fifa Women's World Cup.Formiga featured at [...]

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    Want to see a FIFA World Cup trophy? Be in Abuja on Thursday

Want to see a FIFA World Cup trophy? Be in Abuja on Thursday

The FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy is expected to arrive the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Nigerian on Thursday.The Women’s World Cup trophy’s stop-over is coming 13 months after the FIFA World Cup trophy (for men) which also made a stop in Nigeria ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.World football –governing body, FIFA has informed the [...]

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    Mo Abudu, EbonyLife CEO, bags Médailles d’Honneur in France

Mo Abudu, EbonyLife CEO, bags Médailles d’Honneur in France

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    3×3 D’Tigers handed ‘tough’ World Cup qualification draw

3×3 D’Tigers handed ‘tough’ World Cup qualification draw

The senior men's basketball national team has been grouped alongside France, Germany and Italy in tough Group A for a place in the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World cup.The men's team currently ranked 76th in the world and 10th in Africa failed to secure an automatic qualification after falling short of the FIBA Africa Cup title in Benin Republic.They face the [...]

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    Super Falcons to play 10 warm-up games before World Cup

Super Falcons to play 10 warm-up games before World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled the Super Falcons' warm-up schedule in preparation for the Women’s World Cup.According to a statement released by the NFF on Thursday, the team will participate in a four-nation invitational tournament in China from January 17 to 20 and will also compete in the Cyprus Women’s Cup from February 25 to March 7.The team [...]

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    Pogba’s mother appointed women football ambassador in Guinea

Pogba’s mother appointed women football ambassador in Guinea

Yeo Moriba, mother of Paul Pogba, has been appointed as Guinea's ambassador for women's football.The announcement was made by the Guinea Football Federation (Feguifoot) on Friday.Moriba's nomination followed a meeting with Mamadou Antonio Souare, president of Feguifoot.Souare says he hopes that France international, Pogba, and his twin brothers, Florentin and Mathias, will support their mother in her new role."I am proud [...]

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    Super Falcons to lock horns with France, Norway at Women’s World Cup

Super Falcons to lock horns with France, Norway at Women’s World Cup

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have been drawn against host nation, France, as well as Korea Republic and Norway in Group A of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.The draw ceremony was held in Paris on Saturday.World Cup debutant, South Africa, are in Group B alongside Germany, China and Spain.Africa's third representative at the mundial, Cameroon, are in Group E against [...]

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    ‘Ganduje is very responsible’ — Buhari passes vote of confidence on governor

‘Ganduje is very responsible’ — Buhari passes vote of confidence on governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has passed a vote of confidence on Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano state, stating that the governor is very responsible.Speaking to the Nigerian community in France earlier in the week, Buhari said Ganduje was very responsible to have continued and completed the projects started by his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.The president said someone else could have diverted funds meant [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari returns — after five days in Paris

PHOTOS: Buhari returns — after five days in Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from France where he attended the Paris Peace Forum.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, announced his arrival via a post on his Facebook page.The president departed the country on Friday to participate in the forum organised by the French government and a number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs).He was accompanied by Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti governor, Willie [...]

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    Eagles move up four places in latest FIFA ranking

Eagles move up four places in latest FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles moved four spots up from 48 to 44 in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.On the continent, the three-time African champions now occupy the third position.The Super Eagles also gained 16 points from September's 1415.Belgium overtook world champions France who dropped a spot down from first to the second spot.The top 10 teams are:Belgium (1)France [...]

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    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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