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Child Marriage: culture, morality and future of society

When a nation turns a child into a bride, it turns its future into a hell. Irrespective of the differences in culture, language, ethnicity, religion and geographical position, child marriage has become a global problem, which is practised in different parts of the world. From Niger, Bangladesh to Iraq, child marriage is a common practice in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and even in Europe. While some might argue that child marriage is an integral part of…

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Transfer: De Ligt set to complete €75 million move to PSG worth €12 million per year

The Dutch new Dean of defence Matthijs de Ligt is about to complete his mouth-watering transfer to the French football powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain. According to the latest report, the 19-year old Ajax player, who has become a hot cake for many European top clubs, will be signing a five-year contract with PSG, which could earn him a salary of as much as €12million gross annually. It is believed that Paris Saint-Germain and Ajax are close to reaching an agreement…

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Women’s World Cup: Super Falcons beat Korea, ready for France

African champions Nigeria did what they needed to do by throwing all they had into the game to defeat Korea Republic 2-0 on Wednesday and earn their first three points of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup. In the event, the Falcons set the stage for a fierce encounter with host nation France on Monday next week, as they look to reach the knockout rounds for the first time in 20 years. Having lost 3-0 to Norway in their…

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ICC holds Retreat with African States Parties in Addis Ababa

Participants of the ICC Retreat with African States Parties to the Rome Statute in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 12 June 2019  On 12 June 2019, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convened a Retreat with African States Parties to the Rome Statute in Addis Ababa with the participation of the Office of Legal Counsel of the African Union and the ICC Trust Fund for Victims (TFV). The purpose of the Retreat was to continue promoting open and frank dialogue and…

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Africa and Perseverance: 21-year-old Ethiopian takes exam 30 minutes after giving birth

Failures are a success – if we could learn from failures and transcend them into a guiding step towards success. You can, therefore, confidently, say that perseverance is the mother of success. What does this say about the many problems facing Africa today? A lot. However, before we discuss this further, let us look at an interesting story from Ethiopia, which is making a headline around the world. Yesterday, a 21-year-old Ethiopian woman sat for her secondary school leaving…

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Gianluigi Buffon leaves PSG after one season

Paris Saint-Germain’s veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will leave the club after his contract expires in June. The club has confirmed that the experienced 41-year-old Italian goalkeeper who joined the club last season from Juventus and made 25 appearances for PSG will leave the club.  “Following joint discussions, Paris Saint-Germain and Gianluigi Buffon have agreed to not renew the legendary goalkeeper’s contract which expires on 30 June 2019,” Paris Saint-Germain announced on its website.  Reacting to the announcement, Buffon had…

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Real Madrid’s Zidane pins down six players for signings

Getting prepared for the 2019 season, the Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has pinned down six players he desperately wants to bring over to the club during this summer’s transfer period. It is rumoured that the French coach has agreed with the club’s president Florentino Perez on the six signings.  The latest report has it that Mr Perez has agreed with Zidane to sign five more players in addition to Eden Hazard, the Chelsea talisman, who is said to…

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Anthony Joshua earns £20m for defeat, winner Andy Luiz gets £5m

Andy Ruiz Jr might have produced one of the biggest shocks in heavyweight history by beating Anthony Joshua on Saturday, but his pay cheque was distinctly lightweight, compared to Joshua’s. The Mexican stunned Britain’s WBA, IBF and WBO champion to shake up heavyweight boxing’s established order in dramatic style, according to an AFP report. Ruiz is understood to have made only around £5m from the fight at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, The SUN has reported. Compare that…

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IBF, WBO and WBA Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr

In what many boxing pundits have called one of the biggest upsets in the boxing history, Andy Ruiz has sensationally beaten the IBF, WBO and WBA Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua last night at the at Madison Square Garden, New York USA. The Nigerian born Anthony Joshua, an impressive, rugged World Heavy Weight boxing champion with an impeccable record of  22 wins – 21 by knockout, was a 1-25 favourite with bookmakers. But, Ruiz proved many wrongs with his powerful…

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Former Arsenal star Antonio Reyes dies in a car accident

Former Arsenal and Sevilla star Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a car crash on Saturday morning. The death of the 35 years old Reyes was confirmed by his Sevilla’s hometown club,  “We couldn’t be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace.” Sevilla tweeted. The former Spain international who also played for Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Benfica, was one of the terrific players in the Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’…

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South Africans wait for salvation, as Ramaphosa appoints gender-balanced cabinet

Following the 8 May election victory of the African National Congress party  (ANC), President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a new gender-balanced cabinet, with half of the members, women. This is the first time in the history that South Africa has a gender-balanced cabinet. In another surprise move, the President appointed a woman from the opposition party for a ministerial post. Patricia de Lille, the opposition politician, former Cape Town Mayor has been appointed the minister of infrastructure development. Ms…

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Nigeria: Federal Government fulfils house pledge to former Super Eagles coach, Clemens Westerhorf

The Federal Government on Monday fulfilled a 25-year pledge to former Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Clemens Westerhof. At an impressive ceremony inside the conference room of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Abuja, the Minister, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola said the occasion was a further proof that the Buhari administration was “committed to putting right the wrongs of yesterday and redressing all forms of yesterday’s injustice.” Westerhof, a Dutchman, was head coach of the Super…

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