Morocco earmarks $15.8bn to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

Morocco challenges joint U.S., Mexico and Canada FIFA World Cup bid (Reuters/NAN) Authorities in Morocco say they are ready to break the bank to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup if the country wins the right to host the football fiesta. Morocco has proposed using 14 stadiums and planning to spend 15.8 billion dollars on […]

China warns U.S. over ties with Taiwan

China opposes U.S. cooperation with Taiwan (Reuters/NAN) China’s Foreign Ministry says there is “resolute opposition” to President Donald Trump’s signed legislation which encourages the U.S. to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa. The bill, which is non-binding, would have gone into effect on Saturday morning, even if Trump had […]

America’s romance with Taiwan angers China

U.S. and China  Angry China has lodged “stern representation’’ with the U.S. condemning the President Donald Trump’s signed legislation which encourages the U.S. to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa. In a statement, China’s Foreign Ministry said the law sent a “seriously wrong signal” to the forces of Taiwan […]

Ex-Soccer star Romario wants to be governor of Rio de Janeiro

Senator Romario: launches campaign to be governor of State of Rio de Janeiro Former soccer star and Brazilian senator Romario Saturday launched a bid to become governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, putting tackling violence at the forefront of his campaign. “In these chaotic times, change is necessary, change is urgent… Rio always […]

How Kogi govt. plans to tackle herdsmen attack

Herdsmen attack communities in Kogi By Friday Idachaba Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi is likely to bring all options to the table as his government  plans to set up a judicial panel of inquiry to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the March 14 herdsmen/farmers clash that claimed several lives in Ogane-Enigu. Bello while […]

Military will soon rescue abducted schoolgirls – Minister

Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali The 110 schoolgirls abducted in Dapchi by Boko Haram insurgents will soon regain their freedom as the military is closing in on them. Defence minister Mansur Dan-Ali gave the assurance on Saturday during a television programme. “It can be earlier; maybe a week, it can be two weeks, but we are on […]