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Nigeria,Tanzania, Kenya youths emerge winners of nuclear technology video competition

Youths from Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya have been awarded first prize for a youth video competition they researched on nuclear energy technology, a statement from ROSATOM Central and Southern Africa says.
Video Assistant Referee (VAR)

VAR cannot work in Nigerian football competitions for now – stakeholders

Some sports stakeholders in Nasarawa state on Thursday observed that the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in local football fixtures in the country would fail due to certain obvious reasons.
Nigeria came from behind to get their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign to a positive start with a 2-1 Group L win over Benin at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo. 3

Gernot Rohr pleased with Super Eagles after comeback win against Benin

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has praised the attitude of his side after coming from behind to claim a 2-1 victory against the Republic of Benin in Wednesday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game.
Super Eagles vice-captain Williams Troost-Ekong has applauded Nigeria’s hard-fought win over Benin’s Squirrels in their 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier.

Super Eagles star celebrates Nigeria win over Benin’s Squirrels in style

Super Eagles vice-captain Williams Troost-Ekong has applauded Nigeria’s hard-fought win over Benin’s Squirrels in their 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier.
Nigeria came from behind to get their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign to a positive start with a 2-1 Group L win over Benin at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo. 1

Gernot Rohr hails Super Eagles for comeback win against Benin

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has heaped plaudits on his players following their 2-1 win against the Squirrels of Benin in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo on Wednesday.
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AFRIMA: 38 superstars billed to perform in Agege — full list

The 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) is set to have music lovers and enthusiast thrilled to an array of nearly 40 African superstars at the largest music event in Africa, 2019 AFRIMA Music Village with theme ‘Wild & Wow’ on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Agege Stadium, Agege, Lagos, Nigeria from 6:00pm.

Nigerian woman pleads guilty to drug trafficking

A Nigerian woman pleaded guilty today to leading a conspiracy to import more than five kilograms of cocaine, as well as to her role in a separate bank fraud scheme, and to making false statements relating to fraudulent claims submitted to Medicaid for reimbursement.
Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr on Saturday in Singapore told the media that he is preparing three-time African champions Nigeria for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against the Benin Republic and Lesotho, rubbishing claims by a journalist on social media that he wants to quit the job.

AFCONQ: Gernot Rohr warns Super Eagles, says Benin are ‘dangerous’

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has warned the Super Eagles players not to take the match against Benin lightly, stating that they are giant killers who eliminated Morocco from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, adding that they have defensive qualities.
Former assistant coach of Nigeria’s senior men national football team Joe Erico has called on national team coach Gernot Rohr to hand opportunities to new players against Ukraine later today amidst a number of withdrawal due to injury in the Super Eagles list of players invited.

Gernot Rohr open up on his contract situation with NFF

Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr says he’s not getting carried away with his contract situation with the Nigerian Football Federation.
Abubakar Malami

2020 budget will gulp bulk of looted funds recovered

There were indications on Tuesday that paucity of funds available to the Federal Government to meet infrastructural needs, especially the implementation of the 2020 budget when passed, may compel the government to channel most of the funds so far recovered through its anti-graft policy into the budget.
Benin Republic’s coach Michel Dussuyer is optimistic ahead of his side’s 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Nigeria at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo today.

Benin coach unfazed by Super Eagles’ pedigree

Benin Republic’s coach Michel Dussuyer is optimistic ahead of his side’s 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Nigeria at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo today.
Notwithstanding the revenue increase the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, said it has achieved with the on-going partial border closure, exporters are counting their losses as countries within the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, sub-region have started rejecting Nigerian cargoes, apparently, as a form of retaliation against the land border closure.

Border closure: ECOWAS countries reject Nigerian goods

Notwithstanding the revenue increase the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, said it has achieved with the on-going partial border closure, exporters are counting their losses as countries within the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, sub-region have started rejecting Nigerian cargoes, apparently, as a form of retaliation against the land border closure.
Cup holders Nigeria returned to contention for a place in the semi finals of the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations, coming from a goal down to steamroll Zambia 3-1 in Cairo on Tuesday. 4

Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles back on track for Tokyo ticket — in pictures

Cup holders Nigeria returned to contention for a place in the semi finals of the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations, coming from a goal down to steamroll Zambia 3-1 in Cairo on Tuesday.
Andre Ayew

Andre Ayew: Ghana must ‘die’ on the pitch against Bafana Bafana

Ghana captain Andre Ayew has rallied his troops, saying they “have to die” when they clash with South Africa in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group C qualifier in the Cape Coast on Thursday.

Federal governments earmarks funds for Lagos-Algiers highway

The Federal Government has made provision for special funding to the reconstruction of Trans-Saharan African highway linking Lagos with Algiers, the Algerian capital.
Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Sunday booked a spot in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup following a 2-1 away win against South African side TS Galaxy.

CAFCC: Enyimba, Rangers get group stage opponents

Enyimba and Rangers will come up against North African oppositions in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Simon Lalong

Governor Lalong: Africa must look inward in tackling common challenges

Plateau State Governor and Chairman of Northern Governors Forum Simon Lalong has urged African countries to close ranks and explore way of resolving conflicts and other challenges on the continent rather than visiting other continents for solutions.
Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts at the end of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Premier League sharpshooters in Africa as CAN qualifying begins

English Premier League sharpshooters Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah flew to Africa this week, seeking goals as 2021 Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifying kicks off.

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An Air Peace flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos experienced a hard landing which caused a tyre burst and damage to the aircraft’s nose wheel at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja Lagos. The aircraft with 133 passengers and six crew members after making emergency landing reportedly veered off the runway on 18R. Photo: Abdullateef Aliyu, Lagos 23/7/19

Accident bureau releases report on incidents involving Air Peace aircrafts

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has released the preliminary reports on the incidents involving three aircraft, two B737-300s with tail number 5N-BUK and 5N-BQO and a B737-500 with registration 5N-BRN owned and operated by Air Peace and has issued safety recommendations.
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Timo Werner: Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are playing at Robert Lewandowski’s level

Timo Werner acknowledges he has little hope of outscoring Robert Lewandowski in the Bundesliga this season, as the Bayern Munich forward's form can only be matched by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Nigeria came from behind to get their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign to a positive start with a 2-1 Group L win over Benin at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo. 3

AFCONQ: Super Eagles to hit Maseru by chartered flight

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are expected to storm Maseru, Moshoeshoe International Airport on Friday through a chartered flight to keep a date with Lesotho in the AFCON 2021 qualifiers on Sunday.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor presents 119.5 billion budget for 2020

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Thursday presented a N119.5 billion budget to the state House of Assembly for the 2020 fiscal year.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.