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Chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale (left) with Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti

Everton end shirt sponsorship deal with Kenyan betting firm SportPesa

The Kenyan gaming brand, which has been on the club's shirts since a five-year deal was struck in May 2017, has agreed to the termination of its contract at the end of the season.
Former Nigeria Football Federation Technical Director, Kashimawo Laloko, has expressed doubts about the success of Gernot Rohr and Joseph Yobo’s combination as Super Eagles coaches .

Kashimawo Laloko: Gernot Rohr, Joseph Yobo combination not good for Super Eagles

Former Nigeria Football Federation Technical Director, Kashimawo Laloko, has expressed doubts about the success of Gernot Rohr and Joseph Yobo’s combination as Super Eagles coaches .
The Treasurer, National Fish Association of Nigeria (NFAN), Chibunna Ubawuike, says plans by the Federal Government to ban fish importation will save the country over $1billion US dollars.

Agropreneur: Ban on fish importation to save Nigeria over $1 billion

The Treasurer, National Fish Association of Nigeria (NFAN), Chibunna Ubawuike, says plans by the Federal Government to ban fish importation will save the country over $1billion US dollars.
The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has condoled with Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, prominent Islamic scholar and leader of the Tijjaniyya Movement in Nigeria, over the demise of his wife, Aishatu Tahir Usman Bauchi.

Governor Buhari congratulates Sheikh Bauchi over doctorate degree

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated prominent Islamic scholar and preacher Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi on the conferment of an honorary doctorate degree by the Nasarawa State University in recognition of his contributions to knowledge and learning.
Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

Miners welcome South Africa’s plans to open up power generation

South Africa’s announcement that it will open up electricity generation to other players, effectively breaking Eskom’s monopoly, has been welcomed by many, especially the mining industry, a key sector in Africa’s most industrialised economy.
A letter to customers by the Chinatown Management Department attached on the shutters of a closed shop in the Chinatown area in Windhoek, Namibia. The letter informs people that if the owner of the shop returns from abroad, the person must be quarantined for 14 days and the shop closed for that period. (Hildgard Titus/AFP)

Businesses in faraway Namibia feel coronavirus fear

Namibia should by rights feel little concern about the coronavirus outbreak given that the sparsely-populated desert country is 12 000km from China and without a single confirmed case

Boko Haram leader threatens minister, mocks president in new video

Factional leader of Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau, has threatened to ‘‘deal’’ with the Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, for allegedly threatening to disrupt the activities of the sect by blocking their communication lines.
The statement disclosed that the injectable Ebola vaccine, Ervebo, is manufactured by Merck.

WHO: Four African countries license Ebola vaccine

Three months after the World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualified the use of Ebola vaccines, four African countries have licensed the vaccine for use in their countries.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says in the last 24 hours China has reported 1,820 laboratory-confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 46,550.

Coronavirus: 46,550 confirmed cases in China as it spreads to Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says in the last 24 hours China has reported 1,820 laboratory-confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 46,550.
The flight diversions was a blessing to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana.

How Ghana is ‘benefiting immensely’ from Nigeria’s flight diversion

Harmattan haze which has been intense since Monday delayed and caused flights cancellation in West African countries notably Nigeria, the largest economy and most populated nation in the Africa continent.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Super Eagles forward Daniel Amokachi, Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.

The Bull: Nigeria’s new football ambassador

Two weeks ago, the federal government announced the appointment of a new Football Ambassador for Nigeria. It did not come as a complete surprise because, somehow, I knew it was coming.
Botswana’s former President Festus Mogae has been appointed chair of the committee that decides winners of the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, the foundation announced.

Botswana’s Festus Mogae new chairman of Ibrahim Prize committee

Botswana’s former President Festus Mogae has been appointed chair of the committee that decides winners of the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, the foundation announced.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari commends Abuja Chamber for scaling up economic diplomacy

President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) for scaling up economic diplomacy and establishing bilateral relations with other countries.
Children at IDP Camp - NAN

Report: One in four African children live in conflict zones

About 170 million children live in conflict zones across Africa – equivalent to one in every four African children – the highest absolute number of any region in the world, according to a report by Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had spoken to Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, but did not elaborate on how the protections would be achieve [Anadolu]

US top envoy Mike Pompeo makes first trip to Africa

The United States is discussing military cuts in Africa, has tightened visa rules for Africans and President Donald Trump notoriously was quoted as disparaging the continent with a vulgar epithet.
This aerial photograph shows the damaged communities in Macomia district, Mozambique, on April 27, 2019 following the destruction by Cyclone Kenneth. AFP

Mozambique on recovery path after devastation by cyclones

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expressing optimism that Mozambique’s economic recovery is on course, a year after the southern Africa country was beaten down by tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had been able to recover 25 sites from 2007 that the programme started.

Solid minerals: Era of criminalising illegal miners over – minister

The Federal Government on Thursday declared that the era of criminalizing illegal miners is over as it holds consultative meetings on the formalization of artisanal miners into cooperatives, and small-scale miners into larger mineral and financial enterprises.
Two rockets Saturday hit Iraq’s Al-Balad air base, where US troops are stationed, while two mortars hit Baghdad’s Green Zone, a high-security enclave housing the US embassy, security sources said.

US military begins adjusting presence in Africa

The US announced on Wednesday an initial plan for adjusting its military presence in Africa amid concerns the country will reduce forces fighting radical jihadists on the continent.

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People watch waves and rough seas pound against the harbour wall at Porthcawl in Wales, as Storm Dennis sweeps across the country, Saturday Feb. 15, 2020. AP

Man dies as Storm Dennis slams UK, power cuts hit France

A man died after falling into a river on Sunday as Storm Dennis swept across Britain with the army drafted in to help deal with heavy flooding and high winds.
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, visited the Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed in Abuja on Wednesday, declaring that his administration would not condone violence in Oyo.

Oyo governor threatens to jail union members who foment trouble

The Oyo State Government, on Sunday, warned some leaders of the suspended National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state to desist from carrying out the threats of violence issued in a video, which has gone viral in the last 24 hours.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab Aiye cult kingpin in Ikorodu

The Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, inaugurated by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, has arrested the leader of Aiye Confraternity, Sikiru Samuel.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Nigerian troops overpower Boko Haram in attempt to infiltrate Damaturu

The Nigerian Army has confirmed an attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to infiltrate Damaturu, capital of Yobe State and cause havoc in the city.
Ten-man Plateau United defeated former league champions, Enyimba FC of Aba 4-0 in MatchDay 12 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture at the Jos New Stadium on Sunday.

NPFL: Plateau United regain top spot

Plateau United are back at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League log following a 2-0 win over Dakkada at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday