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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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Buhari receives World Cup Trophy as Karembeu tip Nigeria to cause positive stir in Russia

FIFA World Cup winner Christian Karembeu has tipped the Super Eagles of Nigeria to be one of the standout teams at the 21st FIFA World Cup finals taking place in Russia this summer. The Les Bleus legend, a member of France’s 1998 World Cup –winning squad, made this assertion at a world press conference held in Abuja on Wednesday to welcome [...]

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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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    Rohr: I’ll sing both national anthems if Nigeria plays Germany at World Cup

Rohr: I’ll sing both national anthems if Nigeria plays Germany at World Cup

Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr has said he will sing the national anthems of Nigeria and Germany should both be placed in the same group at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Rohr, who is Franco-German, however said his heart will be with the Super Eagles at the mundial. "I played for Germany. I think I will sing the two national [...]

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    No knowledge of IPOB’s presence in our country, says French embassy

No knowledge of IPOB’s presence in our country, says French embassy

France has denied the allegation that the financial headquarters of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is in its country. On Wednesday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, alleged that the group had been receiving financial assistance from the European nation. "Let me tell you, the financial headquarters is in France, we know, but you see, can you as a government [...]

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    French businesses expected to come to Nigeria, says envoy

French businesses expected to come to Nigeria, says envoy

France has pledged to strengthen bilateral trade and investment cooperation with Nigeria. Denys Gauer, ambassador of France to Nigeria, made this known during the French national day celebration which took place at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja on Friday. Gauer said that Nigeria was France’s strongest African trading partner and that the government of France had taken measures to help Nigeria diversify [...]

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France, Scotland sign up for Nigeria Open

Top players across the globe from France and Scotland have registered for the Africa’s elite championship tagged Nigeria Open holding on August 9 to 13 in Lagos, Nigeria. France, which is one of the top European teams in the world as well as Scotland, another European team at the Commonwealth Games will be having their players competing for the first time [...]

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    France just elected 233 female lawmakers — but Nigeria has only 22

France just elected 233 female lawmakers — but Nigeria has only 22

A total of 233 women emerged in the recent parliamentary election that held in France, beating the previous record of 155 set after the last election. There are 577 lawmakers in France. In Nigeria where there are 469 federal lawmakers, only 22 are female -- 15 in the house of representatives and seven in the senate. La Republique En Marche (LREM), the party [...]

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    Marcon, youngest French president, sworn in

Marcon, youngest French president, sworn in

Emmanuel Macron became the youngest president in French history on Sunday when he officially took office following a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Macron, a 39-year-old social-liberal who beat far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen with support from the political right and left, laid out the goals of his presidency in a speech that signalled his readiness to [...]

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    Teacher, friend, lover… meet France’s incoming first lady who is 24 years older than husband

Teacher, friend, lover… meet France’s incoming first lady who is 24 years older than husband

As Emmanuel Macron celebrated his victory over his opponent, Marine Le Pen, as the new president-elect of France on Sunday, he brought along his wife to the podium and made a mouthwatering confession: "Brigitte, always present, and even more now, without whom I would not be me," the newly-elected president told the crowd. He had made a similar confession just after winning [...]

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    Emmanuel Macron emerges France’s youngest president

Emmanuel Macron emerges France’s youngest president

Pro-European candidate Emmanuel Macron, 39, has won the French presidential election by a large margin, winning between 65 and 66 per cent of the vote, according to French media projections. Macron easily beat far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen after a bitter contest pitting his pro-EU liberal platform against her calls for France to close its borders and pull out [...]

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    France: Voting begins in unpredictable presidential election

France: Voting begins in unpredictable presidential election

46.87 million French voters have started the process of electing the European country's next president. The country’s 66,546 polling stations were open for business as early as 6am on Sunday. Voters have started casting ballots in the first-round poll of the election. Eleven candidates are vying for the presidency in France's most unpredictable election in decades. Far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel [...]

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    Borussia Dortmund team bus hit by explosions, player injured

Borussia Dortmund team bus hit by explosions, player injured

Borussia Dortmund's Champions League tie against Monaco was postponed after multiple explosions went off near the Dortmund team bus. Dortmund's defender, Marc Bartra, was taken to the hospital after being injured in the incident. The bus was damaged in two places with German police confirming there were three explosions near the vehicle at around 7pm. The incident reportedly took place while the vehicle [...]

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    Russia not trying to interfere in France election, says Putin

Russia not trying to interfere in France election, says Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said that his government does not want to interfere in the April 23 election of France. Putin said this on Friday when he met with French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow. US authorities have accused the Russian government of using cyber-attacks to meddle its presidential election last year. The Kremlin has adamantly denied those allegations. Putin [...]

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