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Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

NAFDAC hosts African medicine quality forum

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) volunteered last year at the last meeting in Morocco to host the Third African Medicine Quality Forum (AMQF) meeting. The meeting will take place at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja from the 24th – 28th February, 2020.
Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala continued her impressive goal scoring form as she grabbed a brace in Barcelona Ladies’ 7-0 thrashing of Sporting de Huelva in the Spanish women’s league.

Asisat Oshoala celebrates another brace for Barcelona

Reigning African women’s footballer of the year Asisat Oshoala is delighted to continue her incredible form in front of goal for Barcelona femini.
Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)

Manufacturers identify improved infrastructure as key to realising benefits of AfCFTA

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has advised the Federal Government to get its policies right by making them industry- friendly, as the operational phase of the AfCFTA commences on July 1, 2020.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Stakeholder, experts identify challenges to implementation of AFCFTA

Ahead of the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) in July, the Nigeria’s industrial sector has identified the need for the country to address current market challenges to ensure its gets benefits of the agreement.
The Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba will host next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles, Leone Stars to clash at Stephen Keshi Stadium – NFF

The Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba will host next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.
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
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.
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.
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.
Former Super Eagles coach Christian Chukwu has hailed the appointment of erstwhile National team skipper Joseph Yobo after been named assistant Super Eagles coach to replace Imama Amapakabo.

Joseph Yobo: I’m honoured to be given the opportunity to serve

Joseph Yobo is looking forward to a successful stint as assistant coach of the Super Eagles.
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.

BMO: PDP behind Nigeria’s poverty level

The Buhari Media Organization (BMO) said the recent World Bank report on the poverty level in Nigeria between 2011 and 2016 was a glaring reflection of the level the country sank in the not too distant past, under a succession of clueless, unfocussed and uncaring governments.
Nigeria, Ghana and 52 other partners are collaborating with United Arab Emirates (UAE) in its multi-city tourism walk show, tagged ‘Dubai Tourism’, across major cities in West Africa.

Tourism: Nigeria, 52 others partner on Dubai tourism road show

Nigeria, Ghana and 52 other partners are collaborating with United Arab Emirates (UAE) in its multi-city tourism walk show, tagged ‘Dubai Tourism’, across major cities in West Africa.
D’Tigress’ Ezinne Kalu was included in the All-Star Five team of the just concluded FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia.

D’Tigress move up to 14th in latest FIBA World Ranking

Nigeria’s senior women basketball team, D’Tigress, climb up three places to 14th position in the latest FIBA World Ranking.
Angola's chief prosecutor on Friday said funds that Isabel dos Santos - who is accused of stealing millions of dollars from state companies - invested in Portugal had been embezzled from her home country.

Portugal freezes bank accounts of Angola’s Isabel dos Santos

Portugal, in a sensational show of action, has ordered a freeze on bank accounts held in the country by Angola's billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos, as the fraud case against her catches steam.
SAMUEL ETO'O

Samuel Eto’o questions Gianni Infantino’s four-year AFCON plan

Samuel Eto’o feels that Fifa’s proposal to have the Africa Cup of Nations held every four years would not be in the best interest of the continent.

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Justin Fashanu will be inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame on Wednesday

Justin Fashanu to be inducted into football Hall of Fame

Justin Fashanu, Britain's first and only out gay male professional footballer, is to be posthumously inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame later this week.
Queen Elizabeth II’s nephew David Armstrong-Jones is set to divorce, a spokesman said Monday — the second marriage split in the British royal family announced within a week.

Queen Elizabeth II’s nephew in latest royal marriage split

Queen Elizabeth II’s nephew David Armstrong-Jones is set to divorce, a spokesman said Monday — the second marriage split in the British royal family announced within a week.
Tomato plants in France’s far-west Finistere region have been contaminated with a destructive virus that can lead to whole crops being wasted, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.

France confirms first case of ruinous tomato virus

Tomato plants in France’s far-west Finistere region have been contaminated with a destructive virus that can lead to whole crops being wasted, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.
Odion Ighalo has become the first Nigerian to play for Manchester United following his debut against Chelsea.

Odion Ighalo makes Manchester United debut against Chelsea — video

Odion Ighalo has become the first Nigerian to play for Manchester United following his debut against Chelsea.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Jigawa bye-election: Musa Muhammadu wins APC Babura/Garki federal constituency primary

Musa Muhammadu has emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the bye-election into the vacant Babura/Garki Federal Constituency of Jigawa.