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Mega match-ups as CAF Champions League groups kick off

The 2018 CAF Champions League group phase kicks off this weekend with mega matches in Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa among the eight fixtures.

Cyprus hands Egypt ancient artefacts stolen in 1980s

Cyprus has handed back to Egypt 14 ancient artefacts stolen and smuggled abroad in the late 1980s after authorities on the Mediterranean island seized them, Egypt's government said Tuesday.

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi extends state of emergency by three months

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi extended for three months from Saturday a state of emergency for the fourth time since it was first declared last year, the official gazette said.

Egypt court sentences 36 to death for church attacks

A Cairo military court on Tuesday sentenced 36 people to death over their involvement in attacks against Coptic churches in Egypt, defence lawyers said.

Human Rights Watch urges Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to end violations

A leading international rights group urged Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday to prioritise reforms aimed at ending human rights abuses during his second, four-year term in office.

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi wins second term with 92% of vote: state media

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been reelected for a second term with 92% of the vote, preliminary results showed on Thursday, but turnout of just 40% dented his push for popular legitimacy.

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi wins second term with 92% of vote

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been reelected for a second term with 92 percent of the vote, preliminary results showed on Thursday, but turnout of just 40 percent dented his push for popular legitimacy.

Coach Aigbogun says Flying Eagles on track after Egypt tests

Coach Paul Aigbogun has said the Flying Eagles are on track after two test matches against their Egyptian counterparts.

Paul Aigbogun pleased despite Flying Eagles defeat to Egypt

New Flying Eagles coach Paul Aigbogun suffered his first defeat in charge of the team on Wednesday to the Junior Pharaohs of Egypt in a friendly game ahead of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Flying Eagles hope for improved finishing after 0-0 with Egypt U20s

The Flying Eagles will hope to improve on scoring goals on Wednesday after they held hosts Egypt U20 in the first of two friendlies in Alexandria.

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s Yusuf Usman appointed sole African referee

The chairman of the Nigeria Wrestling Referee Association, Yusuf Usman, has been appointed as the only African referee to officiate at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Egypt heads to polls to choose between Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and ‘rival’

Egyptians vote in a presidential election Monday to choose between incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and a little-known candidate, Moussa Mostafa Moussa, who has struggled to make the case he is not Sisi’s minion.

Flying Eagles land in Alexandria for Egypt friendlies

Nigeria U-20s the Flying Eagles have touched down in the city of Alexandria, Egypt for friendly games against their Egyptian counterparts.

Flying Eagles off to Cairo on two-match tour

Nigeria’s U20 boys, Flying Eagles, on Saturday flew to Cairo for a two-match tour of Egypt as part of the team’s preparations for the qualifying series of the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations.

Egypt orders release of 2 detained journalists

Egypt has ordered the release of two freelance journalists who were arrested while preparing a report on a historic tramway in Alexandria.

Egypt detains 2 journalists reporting on historic tramway

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention of two journalists for 15 days pending an investigation after their arrest while preparing a report on the historic Alexandria tramway.

Egypt anti-jihadist sweep kills 28 militants

A major operation against jihadists in Egypt has killed 28 fighters in the Sinai Peninsula since it was launched by the military on Friday, the army said on Monday.

Cattle Colony: Before Buhari lures us into deadly trap

To us here in Nigeria, a colony is nothing new. The colony of Lagos established by the British in 1861 has familiarised us to it.

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NDLEA to curb drug abuse through “special raids”

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), FCT command says it is poised to curb drug abuse and trafficking among youths in the territory through “Surprise Raiding Strategy” (SRS).

AfDB assists TCN to modernise transmission equipment

The African Development Bank (AfDB), said on Friday in Busan, South Korea, that it was assisting the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to invest in modernisation of its transmission network to improve the energy sector of the country.

China offers scholarship to 47 Nnamdi Azikiwe University students

The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria on Thursday offered scholarship to 47 students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, a.k.a. UNIZIK, Awka, Anambra State.

Simona Halep: Serena Williams can come back and win tournaments

World number one Simona Halep said on Friday that she thinks Serena Williams is still capable of challenging for titles, as the American prepares to make her Grand Slam return at the French Open.

Court dissolves 18-year marriage over abandonment

An Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi, in Ibadan, on Friday dissolved the 18-year marriage between one Fatimo Taiwo, 35, and her husband, Lukman, on ground of abandonment.