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CR7 wins ⚽️Ballon ✨d'Or 2016‼️

Cristiano Ronaldo once again beat out Lionel Messi to win the Oscars of the Football World. France Football announced the top spot before finishing their count down. Could be something to do with their magazine cover featuring CR7 leaking ahead of the announcement?!

The top 10 players were:

1⃣st …

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🇩🇿Riyad Mahrez is🌍African ⚽️Footballer of the Year 2016❗️

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria and Leicester) has been named the BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2016🎉

Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane were pitted against each other in the final 2, beating out 3 other contenders for the prestigious award, including Yaya Toure, last year's winner:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon and …

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Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh to contest election defeat in court

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh says he will launch a legal challenge to contest an election defeat that will bring an end to his 22-year rule.

President Jammeh initially conceded after rival Adama Barrow won last week's vote, but then backtracked on Friday, saying he "totally" rejected the result.

Mr Jammeh's …

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Ohanaeze, Ngige disagree over Buhari’s treatment of Igbo

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, has dismissed as false, claims by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, that President Muhammadu Buhari is unfair to the Igbo. The Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex socio-political body of the Igbo, Dr. Joe Nwaorgu, had on Friday said the organisation backed …

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Environment minister set to leave Buhari’s govt

President Muhammadu Buhari may soon carry out a minor cabinet shake-up with the imminent exit of the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, from his administration. The exercise might not be carried out until early next year when Mohammed is expected to leave.

“For her, she would have loved to stay …

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Three worshippers die in Synagogue church stampede

No fewer than three worshippers at the Synagogue Church of all Nations, Ikotun, Lagos State, have been confirmed dead after a stampede on the church’s premises on Saturday, where the victims were part of a crowd that struggled to see the church’s General Overseer, Prophet Temitope Joshua, during …

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2017 budget’ll take Nigeria out of recession –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said this in his Eid-el Maulud message to Nigerians on Sunday that the 2017 Appropriation Bill that he would present to the joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday would take Nigeria out of recession.

In the message which he personally signed, the President said with …

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Gambia election chief stands by Yahya Jammeh defeat

The Gambia's elections commission head has dismissed President Yahya Jammeh's call to annul the election he was declared to have lost.

Mr Jammeh said on state television on Saturday that he rejected the result and his party announced they will file a petition to the Supreme Court.

According to the …

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Cairo cathedral bombing: President Sisi names attacker, as funeral held

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has attended a state funeral for victims of an attack at Cairo's Coptic Christian cathedral, naming the suicide bomber he said was responsible.

Egypt has seen a wave of attacks by militants since 2013 when the military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi, an elected leader who …

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Nigeria Maiduguri: Two 'young girls' used as human bombs

Two girls said to be aged seven or eight have been used to bomb a market in north-east Nigeria, killing at least one other person and wounding 18.

A member of a militia in Maiduguri, Abdulkarim Jabo, told media the girls were aged about seven or eight and had arrived …

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