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*Tonight's ⚽ Highlights*

Club football return after the international break. Here are tonight's highlights. Click the link to watch the highlights📹

🔰 Espanyol 2⃣-1⃣ Real Betis 📹: https://goo.gl/AAHT5w

🔰 Guingamp 1⃣-0⃣ AS Nancy 📹: https://goo.gl/89uv7f

🔰 Hertha Berlin 1⃣-3⃣ Hoffenheim 📹: https://goo.gl/30vmYz

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South Africa leaders divided after President Zuma sacks Gordhan

Comments by the Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa that Mr Gordhan's sacking was "totally unacceptable" captures the overwhelming sentiment of some top leaders in the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

A country whose reputation is dented, may ultimately lose face with international ratings agencies and finally be downgraded to "junk status …

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No Legislative House Has The Power To Suspend A Member – Femi Falana

In reaction to this, the senior lawyer stated that: "The Senate labours under the very erroneous impression that it can do anything, whether allowed by law or not; particularly when it purports to exercising its oversight functions.

Recalling a similar situation that occurred in 2010, Mr Falana said: "As a …

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Senate Approves Electronic Voting For Elections

The Nigerian Senate has approved the use of electronic voting in future elections and election results to be electronically transmitted in an encrypted and secured manner to collation centers, in order to prevent hacking.

"In the event of the death of a candidate during elections, before the announcement of the …

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UK deports 23 Nigerians over immigration offences

The United Kingdom Government on Friday deported 23 Nigerians for various immigration offences in the country.

The all male deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 6 am in a chartered aircraft.

The deportees were received by officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service, the National Agency …

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Three billion people eat rice daily – FAO

The Deputy Director-General of Climate and Natural Resources at FAO, Maria Semedo, said the agency was concerned about global rice production and eradicating hunger around the world.

FAO announced that it would work with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to support sustainable rice production in developing countries to improve …

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FG Extends 2016 Capital Budget Implementation

The Federal Government has extended the implementation of the capital component of the 2016 budget from March 31 to May 5, or till the passage of the 2017 budget.

The Ministry of Finance confirmed in a statement that the Accountant-General of the Federation, Idris Ahmed, had issued a circular to …

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Fire guts accounts section of Ebonyi Govt House

Dr Kenneth Ugbala, Senior Special Assistant to Gov David Umahi on Internal Security, told NAN that it took the combined efforts of workers and the State Fire Service to put out the fire.

"An upholstery and cottons within the section were completely burnt and we would ascertain the true extent …

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Blast rocks city in northwest Pakistan

A bomb apparently targeting a mosque in Pakistan's northwestern city of Parachinar killed at least 10 (Update: 24) people on Friday and wounded dozens in an attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.

It is suspected to be a remote controlled device planted in a vehicle, Ikramullah Khan, a political agent …

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🇿🇦South Africa Cabinet Reshuffle🔁 Update

The government, including fired finance minister Pravin Gordhan, has repeated that ministers serve at the pleasure of the president The DA , Anton Katz,is seeking to prevent the new ministers appointed by President Jacob Zuma from being sworn in. Malema reiterates that the EFF will not march to the Gupta …

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Have a Donkey to Trade? China Has an Exchange for That

Chances are, if you can buy it or sell it, China has an exchange for it. The latest example? The China Donkey Exchange. It’s one of more than 1,000 trading venues that now dot Asia’s largest economy, up from 300 in 2011, according to SunSirs, a provider …

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Federer saves two match points to beat Berdych in Miami

Roger Federer stared down defeat and saved two match points before knocking Tomas Berdych out of the Miami Open on Thursday with a 6-2 3-6 7-6(6) victory in their thrilling quarter-final.

Federer will next face Nick Kyrgios on Friday after the 12th seeded Australian edged German teenager Alexander Zverev …

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🇨🇳China Bans ☪Muslims Wearing 'Abnormal' Beards or Veils

China has announced that it is implementing new measures including a ban on 'abnormal' beards in its heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang. Veils have also been banned in public places along with refusing to watch or listen to state media, as part of the new 'Regulations on Extremisation of Xinjiang …

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