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Buhari Was Never Banned From U.S., Former VP Lied - Presidency

[Vanguard] The Presidency, yesterday, said President Muhammadu Buhari was never banned, at any time, from entering the United States (US). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria, Senegal Carry Africa's World Cup Hopes - Top Coach

[Vanguard] Blacks Stars of Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah said Nigeria and Senegal will carry the hope of the Africa continent at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AllAfrica)

Govt Calls for AU-EU Declaration On Slave Trade in Libya

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has called for a joint declaration by the African Union and European Union on the issue of slave trade and other crimes against humanity in Libya. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Draws Argentina 5th Time in World Cup

[Leadership] Abuja -Nigeria's Super Eagles have been drawn against perennial rival, Argentina, for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. (AllAfrica)

Super Eagles at the World Cup - the History

[Daily Trust] The Super Eagles of Nigeria will battle Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. (AllAfrica)

CAF Offers $500, 000 to African World Cup Teams

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) will grant a financial subsidy of US$2,5 million to assist African teams at the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup prepare for the tournament. (AllAfrica)

Super Eagles to 'Make a Statement At Russia 2018 World Cup'

[Vanguard] Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youths and Sports, says Nigeria is prepared to make a statement at Russia 2018, adding that Friday's draw was a decent one. (AllAfrica)

Russia 2018 - Five Players Who Can 'Gatecrash' the Super Eagles Squad

[Premium Times] In football, they say it is not over until the fat lady sings. For some prospective players who are still eyeing a place in the Russia-bound Super Eagles squad, the national team manager, Gernot Rohr has said he will continue to look for new players. (AllAfrica)

World Cup Draw 2018 - Every Participant Is a Threat, Chukwu, Owolabi Warn Eagles

[Vanguard] World Cup draw 2018 - Christian Chukwu, a former Super Eagles Head Coach, on Friday urged the Super Eagles to see every opponent as a threat at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Can't Afford Another Crisis Says Former Spokesperson Alkali

[Daily Trust] As a former spokesman of the PDP and a big stakeholder from Gombe State. The PDP holds its convention this Saturday. What are your expectations? (AllAfrica)

Minister Inaugurates 26 National Advocates On Health

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has inaugurated 26 Nigerians as national advocates for health. (AllAfrica)

Trafficked Nigerians' Route to Slavery, Deaths in Libya, Mediterranean

[Vanguard] Almost one month after 26 women and girls, believed to be Nigerians, were allegedly murdered while attempting to cross the Mediterranean, the news has continued to send shock waves across the country. The news was swiftly followed by the report that hundreds of Nigerians, among many other trafficked Africans, stranded in Libya on their way to Europe, are being traded as slaves. (AllAfrica)

Football - 2018 World Cup Groups

[Vanguard] The group line-ups for the 2018 World Cup in Russia following Friday's draw in Moscow: (AllAfrica)

World Cup Draw - the Details

[RFI] France on Friday were handed an apparently straightforward passage into the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup after being drawn with Peru, Denmark and Australia in Group C. The 2016 European championship runners-up will start their campaign on 16 June in Kazan against Australia. (AllAfrica)

I Will Pay Salaries, Pension Arrears This Month - Kogi Govenor

[Leadership] Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has promised to clear the backlog of salaries owed civil servants and pension arrears of retirees this month. (AllAfrica)

36 Speakers 'Have Received Draft of Proposed Amendments'

[Vanguard] Enugu -Speakers of 36 state Houses of Assembly in Nigeria said they have received draft copies of the 2017 amendment to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Of Jonathan, Politics and Love for Nigeria - a Post Mortem

[Leadership] More than two years after former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan left office, his person and tenure have continued to occupy the front seat in the nation's political discourse, especially as the politics of 2019 has started. ANDREW ESSIEN writes. (AllAfrica)

Association of Stockbroking Houses Unfold New Investment Strategy

[Leadership] Chairman, Association of Stockbroking Houses of Nigeria (ASHON), Mr. Patrick Ezeagu has unfolded investment strategy to assist existing and potential investors make optimal investment decision despite the inclement business environment. (AllAfrica)

Building Foundation for Hajj 2018

[Leadership] The 2017 Hajj has gone with the controversy, drama and of course its successful end- what more can one ask for? (AllAfrica)

Ex-Militant Leaders Rate Buhari

[Leadership] Former militant leaders from the nine states of the Niger Delta Region have rated high, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh over the approval for the take-off of the Maritime University in Delta State and the N65billion provided for the amnesty programme in the 2018 budget. (AllAfrica)

Your Agents Are Discrediting, Wike Tells Federal Govt

[Leadership] Rivers State Governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, has declared that deliberate efforts by agents of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led federal government to de-market Rivers State are counter-productive to the interest of the nation. This is as he regretted the unnecessary acts of sabotage by agents of the APC-led government when it comes to hosting national and international events in the state. (AllAfrica)

Buhari to Open National Political Summit

[Leadership] In a bid to build strong political culture, deepen Nigeria's democracy and discuss issues relating to the nation's political environment, President Mohammadu Buhari is expected to declare open the third Annual National political Summit organised by a group, under the aegis of Save Democracy Africa (SDA). (AllAfrica)

Lessons From the Arowolo Saga

[Leadership] Recently, there have been high profile cases of domestic violence, of spouse against spouse. One In Ibadan earned a lady lawyer seven years imprisonment for killing her husband. Also in Abuja, the son of a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was allegedly murdered in cold blood by his wife who stabbed him severally. Before now, what was more common was the killing of wives by their husband. (AllAfrica)

Three Burnt to Death in Ghastly Accident

[Premium Times] Three persons were on Saturday night burnt to death in an auto crash at Olorunsogo, along Kobape-Siun expressway, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State. (AllAfrica)

Of Haunting Songs and Dying Dreams

[Vanguard] At a wedding reception recently in Lagos, the father of the bride was called out to counsel the newlyweds and he focused his advice on his daughter. He warned her to remember that her husband had been with other women before her but never proposed to them. He chose her. He told her that her husband also has other women in his life who are just his friends, colleagues or acquaintances and therefore should not raise the roof whenever she meets another woman around him but to try and find out who they are to (AllAfrica)

Argentina V Nigeria, Another El-Clasico--Mascherano

[Vanguard] Argentina defender, Javier Mascherano has dubbed meetings between Argentina and Nigeria another El-Clasico. (AllAfrica)

Mobilizing One Million to March Against Violence - Kachickwu

[Vanguard] On the heels of a report that millions of Nigerians in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) may face food crisis in 2018 following insurgency, flood, windstorm, dry spell, early cessation rainfall, invasion of predators (fall armyworm, locusts, pest and insects) and communal conflicts, an organisation is mobilising for a one-million-man march to sensitise the people, especially the youths, on the negative effects of violence. (AllAfrica)

Russia 2018 WC - Eagles'll Be Surprise Team of Group D, Says Rohr

[Vanguard] Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has acknowledged that his team face a difficult task in Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, following the Draw on Friday, but he has assured that the Eagles will surprise their opponents. (AllAfrica)

When Underage Prisoners Breath Air of Freedom in Kwara

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -It is no longer news that the situation in prisons across the country demand urgent attention by those in authority. The legal system is also not helping matters as some inmates are sent to the facility for flimsy reasons that should have been dismissed. (AllAfrica)

Inter-Religious Group Declare Support For Good News Nigeria

[Leadership] As he clock continues to tick towards the 2019 general elections, a group, Christian - Muslim Peace, Unity and Development Initiative of Nigeria (CM - PIN) has thrown its weight behind the Good News Nigeria movement , geared specifically at ensuring that only credible persons get elected into positions of leadership. (AllAfrica)

Suicide Bomber Strips Explosive Vest to Avoid Death in Borno

[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -A suspected female suicide bomber yesterday removed the Improvised Explosive Device (IED), strapped to her body and dumped it at a house within the neighbourhood she was supposed to attack. (AllAfrica)