Monday, September 10, 2018

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    FIBA World Cup: NBBF shelves plan to camp D’Tigers in US, opts for Lagos

FIBA World Cup: NBBF shelves plan to camp D’Tigers in US, opts for Lagos

D’Tigers will begin camping for the FIBA World Cup qualifiers on June 19 in Lagos under the supervision of head coach, Alex Nwora.Chimezie Asiegbu, secretary general of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), made this known to TheCable on Tuesday.The team was initially meant to camp in Buffalo, US, but according to Babatunde Ogunade, NBBF vice-president, after considering all indices, the [...]

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    Blast kills three UN peacekeepers in Mali

Blast kills three UN peacekeepers in Mali

Three UN soldiers were killed and two others wounded by an explosive device as they were escorting a convoy in northern Mali on Thursday, the peacekeeping mission in the West African nation said.More than 80 members of the UN mission, known as MINUSMA, have been killed since 2013 in attacks by militant groups active in the country’s north and centre.The [...]

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    Nigeria to face Mali on Thursday as WAFU adjusts fixtures

Nigeria to face Mali on Thursday as WAFU adjusts fixtures

The West African Football Union has adjusted the fixtures of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations.As a result of the adjustment, the Super Eagles will now play Mali’s Aiglons on Thursday at the Cape Coast Stadium, no longer the Black Stars of Ghana.Guinea’s Syli Nationale will play the Black Stars in Thursday’s second game, also at the same stadium.On Saturday, the [...]

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    Boko Haram has links with terror groups in Mali, says Buratai

Boko Haram has links with terror groups in Mali, says Buratai

Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, says the Boko Haram insurgent group has links with terror groups in northern Mali.The PUNCH quoted Buratai as saying this on Monday while receiving Babi Abdulrahman, Mali's army chief, in Abuja.According to Buratai, the link was proven by the recent arrest of two Boko Haram recruiters in Senegal and Mali."Nigeria and Mali are confronted [...]

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    FG responds to ‘distress call’, evacuates 41 girls from Mali

FG responds to ‘distress call’, evacuates 41 girls from Mali

Forty-one Nigerian human trafficking victims were on Monday evacuated from Bamako, Mail, by the federal government.The girls arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos aboard a Nigeria air force plane.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on diaspora matters, and officials of the National Agency for Protection and Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) welcomed the victims back to the country.Dabiri-Erewa [...]

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    Algerian president falls sick hours to receiving German chancellor

Algerian president falls sick hours to receiving German chancellor

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Algeria was postponed on Monday after Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika suffered a bout of “acute bronchitis”.The visit was postponed because of the “temporary unavailability” of Bouteflika, according to a statement.Merkel was due to arrive in Algeria later Monday for a two-day visit, part of an effort to bolster economic relations with North African countries [...]

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    Oshoala: Without AWCON trophy, top scorer award won’t sound right to me

Oshoala: Without AWCON trophy, top scorer award won’t sound right to me

Asisat Oshoala, Arsenal and Super Falcons striker, says she'd prefer to win the African Women's Cup of Nations trophy over the top scorer award.The consistent goal poacher who scored a double-brace in the 6-0 thrashing of Mali told TheCable that it would be meaningless if she ends up winning the individual award and the team fails to successfully defend the [...]

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    You should remain Africa’s best, Osinbajo tells Falcons

You should remain Africa’s best, Osinbajo tells Falcons

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Super Falcons of Nigeria should sustain their dedication and commitment to the Nigerian cause as they prepare to extend their record of dominating Africa in women football.Osinbajo, who was at the Falcons training on Tuesday evening, reminded the Falcons of their exemplary role as role models of women in the country and encouraged them [...]

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    5 Malian soldiers found dead in river Niger

5 Malian soldiers found dead in river Niger

Five Malian soldiers, who went missing after an attack in Mali's central region of Mopti on Sunday, were found dead in river Niger.A military source disclosed this in Bamako, capital of the country, on Thursday, saying four bodies were found on Tuesday evening, while one other body was found on Wednesday morning.Tieman Coulibaly, Mali's defence minister, said the dead soldiers [...]

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    Ideye happy to be back in Eagle’s nest

Ideye happy to be back in Eagle’s nest

Brown Ideye, Olympiakos of Greece forward, has expressed delight over his return to the Super Eagles.The player, who featured in the team that won the African Nations' Cup, played his last game for Nigeria in November, 2013 – a friendly  match against against Italy.Speaking with TheCable from France where he is with the Super Eagles for the friendly against Mali, Ideye [...]

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    Nigerian peacekeepers escape attack in Mali

Nigerian peacekeepers escape attack in Mali

Some Nigerian policemen on peacekeeping mission in Mali escaped death when unknown assailants attacked a UN police base in the Malian city of Timbuktu on Friday.Tieman Hubert Coulibaly, Malian defence minister, said an army commander was killed as well as three of the attackers.According to Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA),the attackers drove up to [...]

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    Siasia: Our defenders panicked

Siasia: Our defenders panicked

Samson Siasia, Nigeria U-23 team coach, says his players were lucky to escape the Mali side in Sunday’s encounter at the CAF championship in Senegal.Speaking to CAF website after the game, Siasia said that the match was a difficult one.“It was a difficult match. We played very well in the beginning and scored three goals,” he said.Siasia, who had earlier [...]

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    Nigeria U-23 take control of Group B after Mali fright

Nigeria U-23 take control of Group B after Mali fright

Two goals from Oluwafemi Junior and a third from Muhammed Usman in the first half secured all three points for the Dream Team VI against Mali on Sunday at the CAF U-23 championship in Senegal. The second half of the game saw a more determined Mali side who scored two goals to stage a comeback but the Nigerian side held on [...]

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    Mali declares state of emergency

Mali declares state of emergency

A 10-day state of emergency has been declared in Mali after the attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, the country’s capital.Twenty-seven people sustained injuries in the incident, which al-Murabitoun, an Al-Qaeda affiliate group, has claimed responsibility for.President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has also announced three days of mourning.Some gunmen beat security checks at the hotel through using a diplomatic [...]

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    Al Qaeda-affiliated group claims Mali attack

Al Qaeda-affiliated group claims Mali attack

Al-Mourabitoun, a group affiliated with al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the attack in Radisson Blu hotel, Bamako, Malian capital, on Friday.The group based in northern Mali and made up mostly of Tuaregs and Arabs, posted a message on Twitter saying it was behind the attack.The claim has not been independently verified.The gunmen held 170 people, comprising 130 guests and [...]

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    Amuneke: We worked very hard for this success

Amuneke: We worked very hard for this success

Golden Eaglets of Nigeria’s coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, said his team deserved winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup after putting in a lot of work.Nigeria defeated Mali 2-0 to win their fifth U-17 World Cup in Chile early Monday.And Amuneke owe the victory to hardwork.“We are thankful for everything. We wanted to bring the players to their dreams and we did [...]

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