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‘Nigerians selling us in Libya more wicked than Arabs’ — returnees recount ordeal

‘Nigerians selling us in Libya more wicked than Arabs’ — returnees recount ordeal

Some Nigerian returnees from Libya have recounted how they were sold as slaves in the country, with some claiming that their fellow countrymen were actively involved. A report by CNN had uncovered auctions of Africans, including Nigerians, in Libya. The report had generated global outcry and condemnation, with President Muhammadu Buhari ordering the evacuation of

BREAKING: WORLD CUP DRAWS: Eagles land in group with perennial foes, Argentina

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been group alongside perennial foes and two-time champions, Argentina. In the draws on Friday in Switzerland, Nigeria was drawn alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Group D. This will be the fifth time Nigeria and Argentina would be meeting at the Mundial. Their first meeting was in 1994 when the South

Germany replaces US as country with best reputation in the world

Germany has been named the country with the best “brand image” according to a new study of 50 countries. It has leapfrogged the USA, which previously held the title. The National Brands Index, conducted in association with independent policy advisor Simon Anholt, conducts what it says is the world’s most comprehensive global nation branding strategy,

SA Rugby accepts Rugby World Cup 2023 vote outcome

Jurie Roux, CEO of South African (SA) Rugby has ruled out any suggestions that his organisation might challenge the vote South African Rugby said it was “bitterly disappointed” at the decision by the World Rugby Council to overturn a recommendation that South Africa should host the 2023 Rugby World Cup and instead voted for France

Lake Chad Basin: Group writes French President, demands probe of involvement in Boko Haram threats

An international civil rights organisation, Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC), Nigeria, has asked President Emmanuel Macron of France to order an immediate investigation into the alleged involvement of his country in the increasing wave of Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin. The organisation premised its demand on the fact that overzealous operatives and/or

Watershed moment for African Internet: Installation of first direct subsea link between Africa and South America begins in Angola

Angola Cables today took a step closer to completion of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) at an official launch in Sangano, Angola. SACS is the first direct link between Africa and South America. The installation of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) – a subsea cable with 40 Tbps of capacity that will extend

Kelechi Iheanacho in legal row over his ‘relationship’ with an agent, faces up to two years in jail

MANCHESTER CITY striker Kelechi Iheanacho is facing problems in the US after allegations were made against him that he may have misled a court in Pennsylvania. Iheanacho, 20, is embroiled in legal battles with his previous representatives, American-based First Eleven Management, after pulling out of a contract with them two years ago to sign with