Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Friday 9th December 2022

Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Friday 9th December 2022

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Brittney Griner lands in US after prisoner swap

  Ten months after she left the US to play basketball in Russia, WNBA star Brittney Griner has landed in her home state of Texas. Griner was jailed for carrying cannabis oil at a Moscow airport in February, and was exchanged for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout on Thursday, reports the BBC. She was flown

Morocco chasing World Cup history against free-scoring Portugal

    Morocco head into Saturday’s last-eight clash with Portugal knowing they are only one step away from making history as Africa’s first World Cup semifinalists, but they face a buoyant opposition fresh from scoring six goals against Switzerland. Walid Regragui’s Moroccans are in uncharted territory after a surprise run which saw them finish top

France brace for England showdown in World Cup quarters

  Defending champions France take on England in a mouthwatering World Cup quarterfinal on Saturday that pits superstar Kylian Mbappe against a forward line-up packed with youthful zest. The two European heavyweights, separated by just 20 miles (32 kilometres) of ocean, have surprisingly met just twice on the biggest stage, but not since 1982. France,

France ramps up Channel migrant patrolling

  France says it is increasing the number of rescue boats in the English Channel to deal with the growing number of migrants trying to reach the UK. Two additional vessels are being deployed in what the French Coastguard describes as an “unprecedented” move. It follows criticism of the French response to the incident in November

Mexico considers asylum for Peru’s impeached president

  Mexico says it is considering granting asylum to Peru’s former President Pedro Castillo, who was impeached and then accused of rebellion in a dramatic turn of events on Wednesday. Castillo, 53, is now in custody in Lima. His asylum request has been sent to Mexico’s president via a lawyer, reports the BBC. The two

US landlord convicted in viral video murder case

  A US landlord has been found guilty of murdering two tenants in a case that made headlines when TikTok refused to take down video of the victims’ bodies. Michael Dudley of Burien, near Seattle, was convicted of killing Jessica Lewis, 35, and Austin “Cash” Wenner, 27, reports the BBC. In June 2020, Dudley, 64,

Kenya’s Wanyama returns to international scene

  Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama announced his return to international soccer on Thursday after a meeting with Sports Minister of Kenya Ababu Namwamba, a year after announcing his retirement from the national team. The former Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton and Celtic player joined Major League Soccer club CF Montreal in March 2020. Wanyama captained Kenya at

Qatar 2022: Portugal young gun Ramos faces tough test from wily Saiss

  Portugal coach Fernando Santos put his faith in Goncalo Ramos when he started him against Switzerland, and the young striker responded by scoring a hat-trick and leading them to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2006. Ramos, 21, made headlines when the teams were announced, picked to lead the attack in

Qatar 2022: Portugal coach Santos hits jackpot with bold calls

  Portugal coach Fernando Santos had put off the decision for years, but eventually rolled the dice – and benched Cristiano Ronaldo. The gamble paid off handsomely as Goncalo Ramos struck a hat-trick in a 6-1 thrashing of Switzerland to set up a World Cup quarterfinal showdown with Morocco on Saturday. Newly liberated Portugal have

Regragui breaking new World Cup ground for African coaches

  Morocco boss Walid Regragui became the first ever African coach to take a team into the World Cup quarterfinals when his side beat Spain on penalties, despite only taking over the reins in August. Regragui was appointed before the tournament with Moroccan football in turmoil after previous coach Vahid Halilhodzic was sacked over “differences

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