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J.J. Okocha, Kanu to take on Barcelona legends in honour of Aisha Buhari

Nigerian football legends will take on Spanish club Barcelona legends in a charity match, organised to honour the work of Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari. The match dubbed ‘Clash of Legends’ will feature stars like Nigeria’s Jay Jay Okocha, Nwanko Kanu and Netherland’s Edgar Davids who played for Barcelona. The …

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Guardiola expresses supports for embattled Wenger.

Pep Guardiola spoke of his admiration for Arsene Wenger after his Manchester City side steamrollered Arsenal for the second time in five days to increase the pressure on the Frenchman. The Gunners suffered another chastening 3-0 defeat at home on Thursday following a loss by the same scoreline in the …

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Four aid workers were killed in a Boko Haram attack in Rann, in northeast Nigeria, the UN said on Friday, in the latest violence to hit the remote town. The attack happened “after dark” outside a camp housing some 55,000 people displaced by the conflict and appeared to target the …

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Erdogan hails Senegal’s support over shutting down of bad schools.

During a visit to Senegal as part of a four-country tour of Africa, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan says it’s important to shut down FETO-linked schools in Africa. The Turkish president arrived in Senegal as part of a four-country tour of Africa which started on February 26 with a visit to …

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Amnesty groups requests human rights consideration in Ethiopia state of emergency.

Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers imposed a six-month state or emergency (SoE) on February 16, 2018. By law, the measure needs parliamentary ratification in two weeks hence lawmakers have been summoned for that reason. The SoE has proven to be unpopular among the people and to some extent the diplomatic community. …

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Five dead in Al Shabaab attack on Northeast Kenya.

Somalia’s al Shabaab group killed five police officers early on Friday in northeast Kenya, in an area where the Islamist militants have in the past attacked military and civilian targets, a senior official said. “Four police officers and a reservist have died in the attack,” said Eric Oronyi, deputy commissioner …

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