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Football: CAF drops Nigerian referee after FIFA suspension

Lagos, Nigeria - African soccer's governing body, CAF, has dropped the Nigeria Football Federation’s FIFA Adviser and Consultant on refereeing Linus Mba following last week's suspension of Nigeria by the global football body over government interference in the affairs of the Nigeria federation.

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Rice growing: Sub-regional workshop on rice growing ends in Bamako

A two-day workshop on rice growing in the Sahel region, jointly organized by the NGO -- Global Water Initiative (GWI) in West Africa, the International Union for nature preservation (UICN) and the regional association for irrigation and drainage (ARID), ended here Wednesday, official sources told PANA.

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2 associations launch campaign against obstacles to free movement in ECOWAS

The Malian Association of Deportees (AME) and the Association of Central African Refugees in Mali (ARACEM) on Sunday launched an advocacy campaign for the abolition of obstacles to the free movement within the West African sub-region, PANA reported from here.

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ActionAid seeks release of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

Nairobi, Kenya - Anti-poverty charity ActionAid has condemned the abduction of more than 200 girls from their school in Chibok in North-eastern Nigeria, and called for their immediate release.

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Nigeria consolidating peacekeeping operations outside Africa

Nigeria's successive participation in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, particularly outside Africa since 1960, has placed the West African nation among the five top world leading countries working hard to achieve global peace, security and stability.

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