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  • Hoffenhim hope to fend off Dortmund over Nagelsmann
    by Ayodele on Dec 12, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Hoffenheim’s backer has assured fans the club will keep star coach Julian Nagelsmann, 30, for at least another 18 months amidst reports Borussia Dortmund want him for 2018/19. “The club have done their homework, Julian has a binding contract with us until June 30, 2019,” Hoffenheim’s billionaire backer Dietmar Hopp told supporters at the club’s […]

  • Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeastern Iran
    by Ayodele on Dec 12, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman on Tuesday, the Iranian seismological centre reported, though minimal damage was reported. Eighteen people were wounded in the quake, which struck in the villages of Hejdak and Ravar in Kerman province, the national emergency service told state broadcaster IRIB. Officials said old houses were damaged in […]

  • Explosion kills bomb disposal expert
    by Sola on Dec 12, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    An army colonel in the semi-autonomous Puntland region who also headed the region’s bomb disposal unit was killed on Tuesday after a roadside bomb he was defusing exploded, a military official said. The incident occurred on a road that links Bosaso, Puntland’s second biggest city, with Galgala Hills which is controlled by al Qaeda-linked al […]

  • European govts supporting torture, abuse of migrants in Libya – Amnesty
    by Olusola Babarinsa on Dec 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Italy and other EU governments of being “knowingly complicit” in horrific abuses of migrants in Libya, warning of legal action against them at European and UN rights institutions. The charges by the London-based rights group mark a ratcheting up of activist and other accusations against the European Union’s policy of […]

  • Man sells daughter, neighbour’s child to raise funds for burial
    by Taiwo Ojoye on Dec 12, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Afeez Hanafi An artisan on Waidi Ogunseye Street, Meiran, Lagos State, Kingsley Oriaku, has owned up to selling one of his five children, a one-and-a-half-year-old girl, Chimamada Oriaku. He also confessed to kidnapping his neighbour’s seven-year-old son, Gabriel Yanga, barely two months after he moved to the area, adding that he used the N310,000 he […]