UNDER-20 WOMEN WORLD CUP: NIGERIA DRAWS FRANCE, CANADA, KOREA IN GROUP C

Nigeria will open play against France at the 2022 FIFA U20 Women World Cup group stage in Costa Rica. The Nigeria-France duel was  confirmed after the draws at the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica in San José on Thursday night. Nigeria is in Group C alongside France, Canada and Korea while West African neighbour Ghana was pitted against Japan, the Netherlands and the USA. The teams were seeded based on their performances in the 5 previous U-20 Women’s World Cups, five bonus points was added to each of the confederation’s…

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UK DESIGNATES IPOB AS TERRORIST GROUP, BANS ASYLUM FOR MEMBERS

The government of the United Kingdom has made a U-turn on its treatment of members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), recognising Nigeria’s classification of the group as a terrorist organisation. In a May 2022 update of its asylum policy, the UK government excluded members of the group from seeking refuge in England. In April 2021 that the UK was planning to grant asylum to persecuted members of the separatist group, as part of its refugee policy published at the time. The policy, at the time, was for asylum…

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