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World Cup Final Draw: Nigeria, Argentina in the Same Group

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have drawn Argentina once again in the World Cup. And the teams will be meeting for the fifth time in a World Cup final with the Argentineans winning all previous four encounters. The other countries in Group D are Croatia and Iceland. The Eagles will be playing their opening game against Croatia. The ceremony held at the state Kremlin Palace in Moscow on Friday. Nigeria had met Argentina in four previous editions of the tournament and…

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FIFA World Cup: All Set for a Colourful Draw Session in Russia

Friday’s Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is set to improve upon whatever has been done previously in the final draws for the past 20 championships. For a start, the draw ceremony is being held inside the State Kremlin Palace – the Parliament of the Russian Federation, which served the same purpose when the country was a much bigger, more intimidating Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). It is a long way from 1934, when the…

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Sam Allardyce is the New Boss at Everton

Everton Football Club has appointed Sam Allardyce as their new manager. The 63-year-old former England boss, who has been out of work since leaving Crystal Palace in May, said he was “enthused and energised” about managing Everton. Mr. Allardyce, who signed a deal until June 2019 will be a permanent replacement of the Dutch Ronald Koeman, sent packing in October after disappointing results, which saw the club in an embarrassing 18th position in the Premier League. “The ambition of…

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Dowry: Which Way Forward?

Dowry, which is extensively practiced in Africa, is a payment made by the groom to the family of the bride while seeking her hands in marriage. In the Southern part of Africa, it is called “lobola.” While it is known as, “Mahari” or “wine-carrying” in the East and West Africa respectively. Dowry is not limited to Africa; it is practised globally. While some have argued that dowry is part of our tradition, handed over to us by our forefathers; therefore, according to this group, we must keep the tradition. Others believe that traditions…

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Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we are once again reminded that despite widespread condemnation and growing efforts to eliminate it, abhorrent acts of violence continue to be a reality for countless women and girls throughout the world. Particularly vulnerable in times of conflict, women and girls are too often the victims of egregious sexual crimes. Moreover, while the horrors and suffering of war are felt by entire communities, prevailing inequalities exacerbate these consequences…

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Pistorius’ Sentence More Than Doubled

Reeva Steenkamp “can now rest in peace,” her family said Friday, after a South African high court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius’ sentence for her killing. The Supreme Court of Appeal increased his sentence to 13 years and five months for the murder of his girlfriend, Steenkamp. It issued the ruling after the prosecution appealed his previous sentence of six years as too lenient, according to a CNN report. The former Olympic and Paralympic sprinter killed Steenkamp at his…

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Robinho Given Prison Sentence For 2013 Rape

Celebrated Brazilian footballer Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for taking part in the gang rape of a woman in Milan in 2013. An Italian court ruled the 33-year-old and five other Brazilians assaulted the Albanian woman, who was 22, after plying her with alcohol in a nightclub. The forward, who left AC Milan in 2015 after five years, was not in court but pleaded not guilty through his lawyer. The sentence will be put on…

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Lille suspends coach that rejected Enyeama

French Ligue 1 club, Lille has announced the suspension of Marcelo Bielsa as coach of the team. The announcement made on Wednesday however did not state any reason for his suspension which was announced on the official twitter handle of the club. The Argentinean is noted as the coach who kept Vincent Enyeama from the first team. It is believed that his suspension is bothering on how he is running the team. As soon as he took over at…

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Moses out of Chelsea’s Baku trip, set for Liverpool

Chelsea are now in Baku, Azerbaijan, to take on Qarabag on Wednesday, with Antonio Conte’s side hoping to book their spot in the knockout stages of the 2018/18 UEFA Champions League. They are on the trip without Victor Moses, although he is expected back for the team’s Premier League game this weekend. The Nigeria winger has been declared fit enough to face Liverpool in Saturday’s league clash at Anfield. Moses limped out of Chelsea’s Premier League defeat to London…

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The International Criminal Court Wants to Investigate Situation in the Afghanistan, USA Roles. 

Today, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”), Fatou Bensouda, requested authorisation from the Court’s Judges to initiate an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in the context of the ongoing armed conflict in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (“Afghanistan”). The Situation in Afghanistan has been under preliminary examination by the Office of the Prosecutor since 2006.  After a comprehensive and careful scrutiny of the information available to the Office, applying…

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BREAKING NEWS: President Robert Mugabe Dismissed as Leader of Ruling Party, Grace Mugabe Expelled from the Party.

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has been dismissed as the leader of the ruling ZANU – PF party. Moreover, his powerful and influential wife Grace Mugabe has been expelled from the party altogether. President Mugabe has been given a deadline until Monday to resign as the President of Zimbabwe or face an impeachment. Following the dismissal of his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa two weeks ago from his position based on watery allegations, President Robert Mugabe effectively wrote his…

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