Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Sunday 5th March 2023

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Egypt 2023: CAF appoints Libyan referee Ahmed for Nigeria, The Gambia duel

        The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Libyan official Abdulrazg Ahmed as referee for Monday evening’s Africa U20 Cup of Nations clash between Nigeria and The Gambia at the Cairo International Stadium. Hamza Bouzit, who is from Algeria, will be the assistant referee 1, while Nigerien official Abdoul Moctar Saley

NDLEA Arrest India-Bound Businessman With 9.40kg Heroin At Lagos Airport

..nabs another at Abuja airport, recovered meth in soap. A 49-year-old businessman, Kingsley Celestino has been arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos over 9.40 kilograms of heroin concealed in false bottoms of his two travelling bags on his way to India. Kingsley, a business class passenger on a Qatar Airline flight was

Historic ocean treaty reached after decade of talks

      Nations have reached a historic agreement to protect the world’s oceans following 10 years of negotiations. The High Seas Treaty places 30% of the seas into protected areas by 2030, aiming to safeguard and recuperate marine nature, reports the BBC. The agreement was reached on Saturday evening, after 38 hours of talks,

Everything Everywhere sweeps Independent Spirit Awards

    Everything Everywhere All at Once swept the Independent Spirit Awards Saturday, taking home wins in nearly every major category and solidifying its Oscar frontrunner status. The kinetic, multiverse-spanning, family opus won numerous awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Editing, reports the BBC. Comedian Hasan Minhaj hosted the star-studded event live from

Prince Harry: I always felt different to rest of family

      Prince Harry has said he “always felt slightly different” to his family, and that his late mother felt the same. In an online conversation about grief, the Duke of Sussex said he feared losing memories of his mother Diana when he started therapy, reports the BBC. He also said he made sure

Serie A: Atletico thrash Sevilla, celebrate Simeone record in style

      Atletico Madrid crushed Sevilla 6-1 on Saturday to move third in LaLiga as Diego Simeone celebrated setting a new milestone as coach. Memphis Depay struck twice for the hosts, with Antoine Griezmann and Yannick Carrasco adding to the lead, and Alvaro Morata adding a brace in a rout which affirmed Atletico’s vast

Ligue 1: Mbappe breaks PSG goal record in win over Nantes

      Kylian Mbappe became Paris Saint-Germain’s all-time top scorer with his 201st goal for the club in their 4-2 win over Nantes in Ligue 1 on Saturday. The France superstar had equalled Edinson Cavani’s previous record mark of 200 goals with a brace in last week’s win at Marseille and went one better

Fiorentina deny Milan second spot in Serie A

    AC Milan missed the chance to go second in Serie A on Saturday after falling to a 2-1 defeat at Fiorentina, ending a recent upturn in form for the reigning champions.   Nicolas Gonzalez’s penalty three minutes after the break and a late Luka Jovic header earned Fiorentina the three points and ended

Atiku hails media, US senator for rejecting presidential election results

The Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has hailed a ranking member of the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Jim Risch, for pointing out the fact that Nigeria’s recently concluded Presidential election was fraught with irregularities. He also hailed Risch for criticising the US government over its decision to hurriedly

INEC’s Confesses: We encountered unforeseen challenges in Feb 25 election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it encountered unforseen challenges in the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections. Preliminary reports by both international and local observers said delay in commencement of voting in some states, as well as glitches in technology marred the process. INEC’s Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at a meeting with

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