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FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: Nigeria beat USA 4-3 on penalties to qualify for semi-finals
Football

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: Nigeria beat USA 4-3 on penalties to qualify for semi-finals

In an evenly-contested match, Nigerian Omamuzo Edafe's 27th minute goal was cancelled out by Amalia Villarreal's 40th minute strike for the Americans.

What is the Pinaka rocket launcher that India will export to Armenia?
Explainers

What is the Pinaka rocket launcher that India will export to Armenia?

Developed by the DRDO, Pinaka has been manufactured by indigenous private firms. It was first used during the Kargil War and was recently deployed at India’s border with China amid tensions over Ladakh

Flood havoc in Nigeria: Over 600 killed, millions displaced
World

Flood havoc in Nigeria: Over 600 killed, millions displaced

This is the worst flood in Nigeria in the last decade. About 13 lakh people have been displaced due to the floods while more than two lakh houses have been completely destroyed

Bharat Biotech's Rotavac introduced in Nigeria to immunise children from diarrhoea
World

Bharat Biotech's Rotavac introduced in Nigeria to immunise children from diarrhoea

Nigeria currently accounts for 14 per cent of all childhood rotavirus deaths globally, making it the country with the second-highest number of rotavirus deaths in the world

Nigeria: 600 inmates escape as Jihadis attack jail in capital, authorities blame Boko Haram
World

Nigeria: 600 inmates escape as Jihadis attack jail in capital, authorities blame Boko Haram

The Islamic extremist rebels who attacked the prison have waged an insurgency in the country’s northeast for over a decade. Their attack on the detention facility freed many of their members who are inmates, prison officials said

Morocco, Nigeria, Tanzania seal last three spots for FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2022 in India
Sports

Morocco, Nigeria, Tanzania seal last three spots for FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2022 in India

The three nations from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will have their names in the pot for the official draw scheduled to take place on 24 June.

Nigeria: More than 30 die in stampede at church event in Port Harcourt
World

Nigeria: More than 30 die in stampede at church event in Port Harcourt

The stampede ensued after a local church organisation was offering food and gifts for the poor at the local Port Harcourt Polo Club when a ‘mammoth’ crowd got out of control, said police

S Jaishankar holds talks with with visiting counterparts from Argentine and Nigerian
World

S Jaishankar holds talks with with visiting counterparts from Argentine and Nigerian

The external affairs minister also met Teddy Locsin Jr, the foreign affairs secretary of the Philippines, covering the situation in Myanmar and the crisis in Ukraine besides bilateral issues

Explosion in an illegal oil refinery in Nigeria kills at least 80
World

Explosion in an illegal oil refinery in Nigeria kills at least 80

The explosion occurred late Friday at the illegal site between southern oil states of Rivers and Imo

Russian war in world's 'breadbasket' threatens food supply to Europe, Africa, Asia
World

Russian war in world's 'breadbasket' threatens food supply to Europe, Africa, Asia

If the war is prolonged, countries that rely on affordable wheat exports from Ukraine could face shortages starting in July, International Grains Council director Arnaud Petit said

Nigeria's looted treasures return to traditional palace after over 100 years
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Nigeria's looted treasures return to traditional palace after over 100 years

The return of the two artefacts comes as calls grow in Africa for Western countries to return colonial spoils from their museums and private collections

AFCON 2021: 'Unforgettable experience', Nigerian refugee girls join football fiesta
Sports

AFCON 2021: 'Unforgettable experience', Nigerian refugee girls join football fiesta

At a refugee camp in Minawao, in Cameroon's Far North region, the girls took up football, forming a team with whatever equipment came to hand.

AFCON 2021: Kelechi Iheanacho guides Nigeria past Egypt, Sierra Leone frustrate Algeria
Sports

AFCON 2021: Kelechi Iheanacho guides Nigeria past Egypt, Sierra Leone frustrate Algeria

Kelechi Iheanacho scored the only goal on 30 minutes as Nigeria overcame lacklustre Egypt 1-0.

Omicron scare: Why restrictions on southern African countries are being called ‘travel apartheid’
World

Omicron scare: Why restrictions on southern African countries are being called ‘travel apartheid’

Last week, South African president Cypril Ramaphosa said the curbs are punishing the very people and governments that helped inform the world of a new coronavirus variant

Nigerian group recreates 'low budget' Squid Game; netizens amused by uncanny similarity
World

Nigerian group recreates 'low budget' Squid Game; netizens amused by uncanny similarity

The Ikorodu Bois have often posted recreations of multi-million dollar Hollywood epics, music videos and movie trailers within a low budget

How 9/11 made politicians and media turn terrorism into an Islamic issue
World

How 9/11 made politicians and media turn terrorism into an Islamic issue

Perhaps the most damaging legacy of 9/11, however, has been the homogenisation and Islamisation of the terror threat

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare barred from Games after failing drug test
Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare barred from Games after failing drug test

This is the first doping case of the Tokyo games track and field competition.

Benin Bronzes: Germany to return hundreds of artefacts looted during colonial era
World

Benin Bronzes: Germany to return hundreds of artefacts looted during colonial era

Germany’s minister for culture, Monika Gruetters, said the Benin Bronzes were a key test for the way the country deals with its colonial past.

Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 2021: Everton's Alex Iwobi quits Nigeria camp after positive COVID-19 test
Sports

Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 2021: Everton's Alex Iwobi quits Nigeria camp after positive COVID-19 test

Everton forward Iwobi tested positive before Saturday's 1-0 away win over Benin, and travelled back to Nigeria with the rest of the squad on Sunday.

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr wants 'winning mentality' back after barren 2020
Sports

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr wants 'winning mentality' back after barren 2020

The Super Eagles, the three-time champions of Africa, failed to win a match in a coronavirus-disrupted 2020.