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A farmer prepares to collect a cocoa pod at a cocoa farm in Alepe, Ivory Coast December 7, 2020. REUTERS-Luc Gnago-File Photo

Study finds around 15% of Ivory Coast’s cocoa farms are in protected forest

Around 15% of cocoa farms in the world's top grower Ivory Coast are in protected forest areas, potentially breaching standards expected in upcoming European Union law, a study commissioned by the country's sector regulator found.
The task of projecting African football onto the global stage has begun following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation during the 43rd CAF Congress, which has taken place in Rabat, Morocco.

CAF president launches pan-African inter-school championship with own $10 million

The South African billionaire and president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, on Tuesday in Abidjan announced that he will personally finance the pan-African inter-school football championship, which will be launched “between 2022 and 2023”, in collaboration with FIFA.

Ivory Coast power outages anger citizens and business leaders

Consumers, unions and business leaders in Ivory Coast are sounding the alarm about waves of blackouts that are hitting major cities, including the economic capital Abidjan and its five million residents.
FILE PHOTO: A health worker talks to her colleagues as they prepare to receive the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine under the COVAX scheme against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi

Vaccine hesitancy slows Africa’s coronavirus inoculation drive

When Edith Serem received her COVID-19 vaccination last month at a hospital in Nairobi where she works as a doctor, nurses jokingly warned she might start speaking in a foreign language.
Pulcherie Gbalet, president of an organization known as the Alternative Ivorian citizen (ACI), with closed links to the opposition in Ivory Coast, was released Wednesday night, her lawyer told AFP.

Ivory Coast frees four activists accused of ‘inciting revolt’ et al

Pulcherie Gbalet, president of an organization known as the Alternative Ivorian citizen (ACI), with closed links to the opposition in Ivory Coast, was released Wednesday night, her lawyer told AFP.
Liberian President George Weah (L) intends to send a delegation 'shortly' to the Ivory Coast to meet with authorities there [Sia Kambou-AFP]

Liberia pledges to prevent attacks on Ivory Coast from its territory

Liberia has pledged to prevent rebel attacks from its territory on neighbouring Ivory Coast, where security sources reported that Liberian documents were found on assailants raiding a military camp outside Abidjan.
Fifa referee Charles Bulu is now in a stable condition after collapsing on Tuesday evening.

FIFA referee Charles Bulu in stable condition after collapsing during Cote d’Ivoire vs Ethiopia

Fifa referee Charles Bulu is now in a stable condition after collapsing on Tuesday evening.
Minister of Industry,Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo (right); Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari; President Muhammadu Buhari; Director General of WTO, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; CDA, NATO, Dr. Adamu Mohammed Abdulhamid and Amb /CDA Mustapha Tunde Mukaila during a courtesy visit byOkonjo-Iweala to the President in Abuja.

WTO chief’s visit, highpoint of ‘loaded’ presidential week

The visit of the new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, (WTO) marked the highpoint of a week of loaded engagements for President Muhamadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
The Chairman-CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

NIDCOM chief: Itunu Babalola wrongly charged, incarcerated in Cote D’Ivoire

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) yesterday said it had established that a Nigerian, Itunu Babalola, was wrongfully charged and incarcerated in Cote D’Ivoire.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Oyebode Oyetunde as Executive Director representing Nigeria at the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.

President Buhari appoints new director representing Nigeria at AfDB

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Oyebode Oyetunde as Executive Director representing Nigeria at the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB: African economies likely to rebound 3.4% this year

African economies are expected to grow by an average of 3.4% this year, the African Development Bank said, as the continent recovers from its worst contraction in half a century.
Ivory Coast’s economic growth is expected to slow to 1.8% in 2020 from a projected 7.2% due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, President Alassane Ouattara said on Wednesday.

Alassane Ouattara’s party wins majority in Ivory Coast parliament vote

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s party won a majority in last weekend’s legislative elections, official results showed Tuesday, in a vote that raised hopes the country’s recent violent tensions were behind it.
Women take part in Ivory Coast's parliamentary election campaign rally in the popular district of Yopougon, a suburb in Abidjan [Issouf Sanogo-AFP]

Ivory Coast heads into elections after political turmoil

Ivory Coast is set to vote in a parliamentary ballot on Saturday in a key test of stability after presidential elections last year marked by violence.
Ivory Coast security forces have seized just over 1 tonne of cocaine in a night operation in a northern district of the commercial capital Abidjan, the West African nation’s gendarmerie said on Thursday.

Ivory Coast gendarmes seize record haul of cocaine

Ivory Coast security forces have seized just over 1 tonne of cocaine in a night operation in a northern district of the commercial capital Abidjan, the West African nation’s gendarmerie said on Thursday.
The culmination of a rigorous and demanding process, this innovative center is a timely response to pressing needs in educational engineering, pre-service training, and ongoing capacity building, said Ivorian education minister Kandia Camara.

France opens centre in Ivory Coast to train 10,000 teachers in Africa

Ivory Coast has opened a French center in Abidjan that will train more than 10,000 teachers in five years.
University of Abuja - UniAbuja

UniAbuja, five others named centres of competence in IT education in Africa

Dr Habib Yakoob, UniAbuja’s Head of information and public relations, in a statement on Wednesday, noted that the other universities are the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania; Moi University, Moi, Kenya; Kabale University, Kabale, Uganda; École Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications, Dakar, Senegal and Université Nangui Abrogoua, Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

Akin Adesina: AfDB to mobilise $6.5 billion for great green wall

The African Development Bank President, Akinwunmi Adesina, has said that the bank will mop up $6.5 billion in support for the green wall for a period of five years.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB’s board approves borrowing programme for 2021

The 2021 Borrowing Programme of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has been approved by the Board of Directors for up to $10.4 billion to be raised from capital markets.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

Akin Adesina: AfDB has impacted 355 million Africans

The President of the African Development Bank, Akin Adesina, has said the bank’s financing has had an impact on 355 million people across the continent.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the US$50 million University of Transportation, Daura, scheduled to take off September next year will be built free of charge by the Chinese government.

Transport ministers from West, Central Africa meet over regional maritime bank

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has met his West and Central Africa counterparts to deliberate on the establishment of a Maritime bank, according to a statement by his Media Assistant, Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB develops plan for revenue generation in extractive industry

The African Development Bank has developed a three-year project in response to demands by member countries for technical assistance to monitor revenues generated from their extractive industries.
Fugitive Ivory Coast opposition leader Pascal Affi N'Guessan has been arrested north of Abidjan, officials and his party said Saturday, as prosecutors investigate President Alassane Ouattara's rivals for rejecting his reelection.

Fugitive Ivory Coast opposition chief arrested

Fugitive Ivory Coast opposition leader Pascal Affi N'Guessan has been arrested north of Abidjan, officials and his party said Saturday, as prosecutors investigate President Alassane Ouattara's rivals for rejecting his reelection.

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NCC educates telecoms consumers on rights, obligations

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has educated Nigerians on their rights and obligations in their day to day dealings with network operators.

Fire guts Cairo market in Lagos

Fire on Thursday night gutted the Cairo Market in the Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area of Lagos State, according to newsmen.
Manchester City’s 2-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain means we have set a new record for the longest winning run by an English side in Europe’s elite club competition.

Manchester City eye title in UCL final curtain raiser

Manchester City and Chelsea will play off for the biggest prize in European club football later this month, but there is plenty on the line for both clubs when they meet in a prelude to the Champions League final on Saturday.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Rice farmers oppose return of impounded commodity to traders

Rice farmers under the umbrella of the Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RIPAN), yesterday kicked against the directive by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to return the smuggled goods it impounded from rice traders’ shops in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Eden Hazard has been branded unprofessional by Thibaut Courtois' father, with the Real Madrid forward told it was not smart for him to be caught laughing with Chelsea players in the wake of a Champions League semi-final defeat.

Eden Hazard savaged by Thibaut Courtois’ father for laughing with Chelsea stars

Eden Hazard has been branded "unprofessional" by Thibaut Courtois' father, with the Real Madrid forward told it was "not smart" for him to be caught laughing with Chelsea players in the wake of a Champions League semi-final defeat.

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The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) has cautioned residents of South-East against activities of scammers and unscrupulous individuals who are already taking advantage of the just commenced National Mass Metering Program (NMMP) to customers.

Imo government partners EEDC to improve power supply

The Imo government has expressed readiness to partner the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) to improve power supply in the state.

Nigeria Football Supporters Club inaugurates musical equipment

The Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC) has inaugurated musical equipment to enable it adequately support the country’s national teams at international and local competitions.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari: NIN will help us fight insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.
Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq started the new year with a bang, netting a hat-trick for Almeria in the win against Ponferradina on Sunday.

Umar Sadiq: Almeria’s promotion more important than my goals

Almeria forward Umar Sadiq insists the club’s promotion to LaLiga from the Segunda Division is more important to him than his goals.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

Ekiti mulls rejigging of security architecture

Ekiti State government has said it is considering rejigging the security mechanism of the state to enhance the safety of lives and property.