Germany set to deport new set of Nigerian migrants

The deportees, whose number could not be ascertained at press time, The Nation learnt, will depart Frankfurt Airport at 8 am and arrive the Murtala Mohammed International Airport between 2pm and 3pm. The deportation, if eventually carried out, will be the third in a space of two months by the German government. Two batches of […]

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Met Police officer investigated after ‘having sex’ on Big Brother Naija

A Met Police officer is being investigated after appearing on Nigeria’s Big Brother despite being refused permission by bosses. Khafi Kareem, once a ‘poster girl’ for the promotion of female and black staff, is a contestant on the overseas version of the reality show. Ms Kareem, 29, was pictured alongside Commissioner Cressida Dick as the Met celebrated […]

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Happy 58th Birthday Barack Obama

President Barack Hussein Obama II was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was a white American from Wichita, Kansas. His father, Barack Obama Sr., who was black, was from Alego, Kenya.  Barack Obama, in full Barack Hussein Obama II, (born August 4, 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.), 44th president of the United States (2009–17) and the first African American to hold the […]

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Nine dead in Dayton, shooter dead, 16 injured in second mass shooting in 24 hours

Nine people have been killed and at least 16 injured in a shooting early on Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, police have said. The suspected gunman is also dead, according to police. The injured have been taken to the local Miami Valley hospital, spokeswoman Terrea Little said. She could not confirm their conditions. The shooting came […]

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Real Madrid confirm Zidane’s brother Farid has died aged 54

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has left the club’s pre-season tour of North America due to a family matter yesterday. And today the club announce that the manager’s brother Farid Zidane has passed away, and expressed condolences. Zidane left Los Blancos’ training camp on Friday to fly back to Spain and be with his […]

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Barcelona sign Japan international Hiroki Abe

Barcelona sign Kashima Antlers midfielder and Japan international Hiroki Abe for reported €2 million. A medical and personal terms are the only things standing in the forward’s way after his current club confirmed a move to Camp Nou is on the cards The 20-year-old appeared in all three matches for his nation in this summer’s Copa […]

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Over 160 Nigerians stranded in Libya Returns

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 163 Nigerian returnees who had been stranded in Libya, but assisted to come back home. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Alhaji Idris Muhammed, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Region, NEMA, confirmed the development to journalists on Friday in Lagos. Muhammed said the returnees arrived […]

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USA defeats Netherlands to win the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

The United States women’s national soccer team won their second straight World Cup and fourth overall with a 2-0 defeat of the Netherlands. A scoreless game at the half, the deadlock was broken when Megan Rapinoe slotted home a penalty following a VAR review, which found Stefanie van der Gragt had fouled Alex Morgan in the […]

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Gareth Bale Secretly marries his childhood lover but snubs her dad and grandparents

Gareth Bale 29, has secretly married his childhood lover Emma Rhys-Jones in secret but the pair snubbed his bride’s grandparents.  John and Eva McMurray, who helped raise newlywed Emma Rhys-Jones, are reeling after they were missed off the 60-strong guest list for the couple’s wedding on the exclusive Spanish island of Tagomago off Ibiza. Her dad, […]

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BMW CEO is stepping down due to Disappointing Earnings

BMW CEO Harald Krueger is stepping down in the wake of the luxury automaker’s weakest earnings performance in a decade. The German company said Friday that Krueger, 53, would not seek an extension of his contract, which expires at the end of April 2020. The board of directors will meet to discuss the issue of a […]

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Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah calls for improved visa issuance policy between Nigeria & China

Nigerians have suffered mass refusal of visa on a daily basis are regularly denied Chinese visas. Senator representing Anambra South, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, has called for an effective visa issuance policy and trade relations between Nigeria and China. Senator Ubah made this known when he visited the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Dr. […]

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Lionel Messi accuses referee of Brazil bias after Copa América defeat

Lionel Messi accused the referee of bias after Argentina crashed out of the Copa América with a 2-0 semi-final loss to Brazil. Messi declared to reporters: ”They were not better than us. They found the net early and the second goal came from a penalty [to Aguero] they didn’t award. “They [the officials] had booked a lot of bullsh*t, but they didn’t […]

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Princess Haya: Dubai Leader’s wife fled her Husband and is hiding in Uk

Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein, a wife of the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, is in hiding in London and said to be in fear for her life after fleeing her husband. Sheikh Mohammed, 69, who is a billionaire racehorse owner and has often been seen conversing with the Queen at Ascot, has posted […]

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Several wounded in two suicide bomb attacks in Tunisian capital

At least five people were wounded in the Tunisian capital on Thursday when a suicide bomber blew himself up, the government said. The bomber targeted a police patrol in Charles de Gaulle Street in central Tunis. Two police officers and three civilians were wounded, the Interior Ministry said. It was not immediately known who was […]

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Sri Lanka president signs death warrant of four Nigerians to end Moratorium

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Wednesday (Jun 26) the government would press ahead with a controversial plan to reinstate the death penalty for drug-related offences. “I have already signed (the) death penalty for four (convicts). It will be implemented soon and we have already decided the date as well,” Mr Sirisena told reporters […]

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UK warns against travel to 21 states in Nigeria

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the United Kingdom has cautioned British nationals against travelling to 21 states in Nigeria. In a statement on its website “updated June 17, 2019” and “still current at June 18, 2019,” the FCO listed the states as: Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, “riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa […]

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Trump floats new slogan ‘Keep America Great’ as he launches 2020 bid

President Donald Trump returned to the key battleground state of Florida on Tuesday to ask Americans to give him another four years in office, claiming he has kept the promises that helped sweep him into office in 2016. “I can promise you that I will never ever let you down – I won’t,” Trump told cheering and chanting supporters […]

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Rumoured student visa ban is fake news – US Embassy

The United States Embassy in Abuja has denied reports that the country has banned student visas for Nigerians. The embassy disclosed this in a statement on its Twitter handle on Monday. “#FakeNews Alert! Be advised, reports of Student Visa ban for Nigerians is false. If you have seen such manufactured item on Facebook and Twitter or […]

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19-year-old Nigerian shot dead in London

The Metropolitan Police in UK has confirmed the death of Eniola Aluko, a 19-year-old Nigerian , who was on Friday shot dead at Plumstead, London. The police were called to the scene, a car park on Hartville Road, just before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, but Aluko was already dead from gunshot injuries to his chest and neck. While […]

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14 lions escape from South Africa’s Kruger Park, residents issued warning

A pride of 14 lions is on the loose near a mining community bordering South Africa’s Kruger National Park, officials said Friday, and warned members of the public to be alert. The lions have been spotted roaming around the Foskor phosphate mine outside the town of Phalaborwa on the western boundary of the famed wildlife […]

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