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Ex-Boko Haram Commander Says ‘I Can Make Shekau Surrender’

A 32 year-old former Boko Haram Commander, Rawana Goni, has appealed to the Nigerian military authorities to allow him make a phone call to the elusive leader, Abubakar Shekau and at least 137 other terrorists to make them surrender. Goni, who is undergoing rehabilitation at a military detention camp in Maiduguri, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The former Boko Haram commander is an indigene of Bama in Borno state. He surrendered to the military in Cameroon after escaping from Sambisa…

Etebo Joins Stoke City On Five-Year Deal

Stoke City have signed Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo on a five-year deal for £6.35m the club announced on Monday. The 22-year-old, who was signed from Portuguese club Feirense, spent the end of last season on loan at La Liga side Las Palmas. "We're really excited to have got the deal over the line for Etebo. I'm looking forward to seeing him in a Stoke City shirt, as I'm sure our supporters are too. "Etebo is a very mobile, energetic midfielder and he's a great age,” Stoke manager Gary Rowett said.…

900 African Migrants Rescued In Mediterranean Arrive Italy

Sicily on Monday welcomed nearly 900 migrants rescued in Mediterranean waters off the coast of Libya in the past few days, with many expressing relief at having escaped the “Libyan hell”. More than 330 migrants rescued by Italian coast guard and other European vessels have already disembarked at Sicilian ports, Italian media reported. Another hundred were en route to the western city of Trapani on Monday while 450, including a woman about to give birth, are due to arrive in Augusta by evening aboard the Aquarius, a…

Buhari Thanks ‘Enthusiastic’ Southeasterners, Vows To Deliver On Campaign Promise

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked the people of the South East for the “enthusiastic” welcome he received when he visited the region on Tuesday. President Buhari, who is on a two-day visit to the South East, arrived in Abakiliki where he inaugurated a number of road projects, including two Flyovers on the section of the African Trans-Saharan Highway that runs between Enugu and Cameroon. In a statement via his official Twitter on Tuesday, Mr. Buhari also promised the Southeast region that his administration will…

Rohr Hails NFF For Super Eagles World Cup Qualification

Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr has hailed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the “professional and committed manner” it handled the team’s 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. Eagles who picked the ultimate prize, also went unbeaten in the group stage, and finished as leaders of group ‘B’ with 14 points, six ahead of second-placed Zambia. Rohr, in a statement on the NFF website, said NFF’s professional approach to the team’s preparations for all their six qualifiers played a pivotal role in the team’s success.…

NIPC: Nigeria Most Viable Investment Destination In Africa

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) said on Sunday that Nigeria remained most viable investment destination in Africa. Mr Alfred Okeke, NIPC’s Deputy Director, Department of States’ Coordination, spoke in Enugu, at the maiden South-East Economic Summit (SEES), with the theme: “Repositioning South-East for Rapid Economic Development.’’ The summit was organised by the South-East Governors’ Forum, in conjunction with British Department for International Development (DFID), Nigeria. Okeke said that the…

Cameroonians Storm Cross River Community, Shoot Six

Gendarmes from Bodam community in Cameroon have allegedly shot six residents of Danare, a village in Boki local government area of Cross River state. Hafiz Inuwa, commissioner of police in the state, who confirmed this, said it happened during an invasion of the village. Speaking with NAN after visiting Danare, Inuwa said the residents told him that they were preparing to retaliate because Cameroonians had encroached their land. Inuwa said the Cameroonian community had been in crisis with Danare community over land…

FIBA Ranking: D’Tigers Retain Top Spot

Nigeria senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers have retained the number spot in the latest ranking by the International basketball Federation, FIBA, on Thursday. The Nigerian side maintained their position at the summit despite to defend the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket title in Tunisia. In the latest ranking, D’Tigers are closely followed by Senegal and Tunisia who are second and third respectively. Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire, Morocco, Cameroon, Mali and Central African Republic make up the top 10 best basketball playing…

FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles Drop Six Places, Germany Overthrows Brazil At The Top

The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped to 44th place in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola ranking released Thursday by the World Football governing body FIFA. Gernot Rohr's men dropped six places from 38th despite impressive results in the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier games earlier in the month. Many had expected some upward movement for the Eagles having recorded a big 4-0 win and a 1-1 draw against Africa Champions Cameroon in the World Cup qualifiers in the period under review. However, in Africa, the Super Eagles are now…