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APRNEWS : Portugal line up Ronaldo, other top players against Nigeria before Ghana clash

APRNEWS - Ghana stopped Nigeria from qualifying for the World Cup, but the Portuguese believe the Super Eagles and Black Stars have similar pattern of play, hence, the quest to experience the Eagles in a friendly in Lisbon.

Coach Fernando Santos named his final squad for Qatar on Thursday, with superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, listed for his fifth World Cup, a feat previously held by only four players.

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Tears and singing as abducted Nigerian students return to parents

Nearly two months after their abduction by armed gunmen, more than two dozen students in northwest Nigeria's Kaduna state were reunited with jubilant family members on Friday amid tears and celebratory singing.

Thirty-nine students were taken from a forestry college at gunpoint on March 11. Ten were later released, and parents said this week that two had escaped.

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Dozens of students abducted from forestry college in northwest Nigeria

Gunmen in northwest Nigeria kidnapped around 30 students overnight from a forestry college near a military academy, three students said on Friday, in the fourth mass school abduction since December.

The Federal College of Forestry Mechanization sits on the outskirts of Kaduna city, capital of Kaduna state, in a region roamed by armed gangs, who often travel on motorcycles.

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African fintech firm Flutterwave eyes U.S. listing after raising $170 million

Africa-focused payments company Flutterwave could consider a New York listing, its chief executive said after it raised $170 million from investors to expand its customer base, pushing its valuation up to more than $1 billion.

Founded in 2016 by Nigerians and headquartered in San Francisco, the company specialises in individual and consumer transfers.

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Nigerian gas tanker explosion kills at least 28

At least 28 people were killed on Wednesday when a gas tanker exploded in the central Nigerian state of Kogi and started a blaze, a road safety agency official said.

Bisi Kazeem, spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), said nine children were involved in the accident, which happened opposite a petrol station along Lokoja-Zariagi highway in the state.

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