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How Anthony Joshua was rejected by Nigeria in 2008

They said ‘if you’re so good go fight for Britain’   Anthony Joshua the boxing kid who defeated feared Wladimir Klitschko to clinch the world heavy weight boxing championship belt was rejected by Nigeria in 2008 because he arrived late to honour the invitation by the Nigerian boxing official.

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Anthony Joshua knocks out Wladimir Klitschko

Anthony Joshua came back from a darkening place in Wembley Stadium into the dazzling light of heavyweight greatness as he ended the Klitschko heavyweight era. Already the people’s hero in this, his homeland, the young British lion gained a whole new planet of admirers as he stopped the legendary Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round of an epic world heavyweight ...

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How 14 family members died in India

 Fourteen people, comprising women and children, from one family died after a boat capsized in a deep pond in Southern India, local police said on Saturday. The accident occurred in a village in the Guntakal region of Andhra Pradesh state on Friday evening when the group was taking a joyride on a fishing boat. Local police inspector Gurunath Babu said ...

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NAF fighter jets destroy insurgents artillery in Sambisa

  Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets on Friday successfully destroyed an artillery piece being sneaked into Sambisa forest by insurgents. Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air force, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Friday. Adesanya said the artillery piece was concealed under a tree and sighted by a NAF Intelligence, Surveillance ...

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CDS tasks new naval ratings on loyalty to commander-in-chief

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, on Friday enjoined new Nigerian Navy ratings to support and be loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari as the Commander -in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Olonisakin gave the charge at the passing out parade (POP) of batch 25 trainees of the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School (NNBTS), Onne in Rivers. He ...

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Nnamdi Kanu released after 18 months in prison

THE leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has been released from Kuje prison in Abuja. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his lawyer, confirmed this to the media on Friday. He said: “Nnamdi Kanu has left the prison. This was after we perfected his bail conditions.” On Tuesday, Binta Nyako, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, granted Kanu bail on ...

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Pope Francis mourns victims of church bombings in Egypt

Pope Francis on Friday paid tribute to victims of recent suicide bombings at Coptic churches in Egypt. “To the members of their families, and to all of Egypt, I offer my heartfelt condolences. “I offer my prayers that the Lord will grant speedy healing to the injured,” he said in a ceremony at Cairo in the presence of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi. In ...

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