• D'Tigers at Olympics lose to Germany

    July 28, 2021 Days after losing their first game, Nigeria’s D’Tigers lost steam in the fourth quarter of their second game at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to lose 92 – 99 to Germany on Wednesday. But it was an improvement in performance to the first game, with D’Tigers securing the first basket via Miami Heat ...
  • England lose Euro final

    English arrogance combined with colonial history and denial are feeding schadenfreude across the world. A devastating loss by the England team, following a campaign of overblown hype, has become a feature of modern international football competitions many around the world enjoy witnessing. In this respect, the Euro 2020 final did not disappoint. “It’s coming home,” ...
  • Italy fans celebrate

    July 12, 2021 Italians wildly celebrated the Euro 2020 title of their national team which was to be received by Prime Minister Mario Draghi later on Monday. Thousands took to the streets across the country after Italy beat England 3-2 on penalty kicks to win the trophy at Wembley late Sunday for their second continental ...
  • England lose to Italy

    July 12, 2021 Penalties, regarded as a gamble in soccer, returned to haunt England again at a major tournament – with the Three Lions winning just 3 of their last 11. Sunday night, penalty shootout misses from Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho saw England fall at the last hurdle after an energetic, composed ...
  • Eoro 2020 final

    July 8, 2021 UEFA will not hesitate to take action (including cancelling tickets) where such unauthorised offers are identified and take legal proceedings against third parties involved in the unauthorised resale of tickets, as we have done in the past Fans desperate to attend Sunday’s sold-out Wembley clash face being fleeced by tickets flogged on ...
  • Prostitution

    Italian police have detained 10 Nigerians accused of running a human trafficking ring that allegedly used voodoo rituals and promises of jobs to lure migrants to Italy, where they were put to work as prostitutes. Police in Catania, Sicily, said the victims, including some minors, paid as much as 25,000 euros (($28,000) each to make ...
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    Italy will give 600,000 illegal migrants the right to stay in the country after the government said they proved essential by caring for the elderly and picking crops during the coronavirus crisis. Nigerians and citizens of other parts of Africa form a huge portion of these migrants, some of whom have had to endure pains ...
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    Nigerian migrants, some of them prostitutes in Naples and other cities of Italy, most of them undocumented, have come under heavy weight of the Covid-19 lockdown. They are part of a motely crowd of Africans doing odd jobs in Italy, a country hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. They are known as “the invisibles”: Undocumented ...
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    Italian police said Thursday they had arrested 19 suspected members of a Nigerian mob, including the leaders of a clan which forged alliances with other mafias and violently punished anyone who rebelled. In an operation dubbed “Burning Flame”, coordinated by police in Bologna and Turin, over 300 officers carried out arrests and searches in nine ...
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    Facebook has given teeth to its resurgent fight against hate speech and fake with the closure of 23 Italian pages, including many supporting the country’s populist government parties. The pages were said to be spreading fake news and breaking other social network rules. The action, coming amid renewed concerns that fake news could poison the ...