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Ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, the official mascot of the tournament has been unveiled by the Local Organizing Committee and it is called The child “Tut”.

In Pictures: AFCON 2019 official mascot ‘Tutankhamun’ unveiled

Ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, the official mascot of the tournament has been unveiled by the Local Organizing Committee and it is called The child “Tut”.
Razak Adegbite

Razak Adegbite to attract Obafemi Martins, NPFL legends for charity game

Legends of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), as well as others who have featured for various Nigeria national teams, are set for a charity match in Lagos on June 7.
Google has celebrated the late Samuel Okwaraji’s 55th posthumous birthday with a doodle on its home page.

Google celebrates late Samuel Okwaraji with doodle

Google has celebrated the late Samuel Okwaraji’s 55th posthumous birthday with a doodle on its home page.
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Facebook shuts down an Israeli firm’s effort to influence politics in Nigeria, other West...

Facebook today said it detected dozens of Facebook accounts that were engaging in what it calls “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” which is the company’s broad phrase for election interference and other forms of public manipulation via news and social media, directed primarily at West African countries. More notable, however, is the source: Israel.
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

Nigeria, Angola to strengthen sub-regional security

Nigeria and Republic of Angola have agreed to work together to enhance peace, stability and security in Africa particularly in the West and Central Africa sub region.
Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has named 15-year-old Kelvin John Pius in his preliminary 39-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

AFCON: Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke names 15-year-old Kelvin Pius in preliminary squad

Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has named 15-year-old Kelvin John Pius in his preliminary 39-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Russian hackers recently attacked a number of US embassies around the world by emailing malicious attachments disguised as official State Department documents to officials, according to a new report from Check Point Research.

New York Times investigates China’s surveillance-state exports

Ecuador’s intelligence agency has access to a vast Chinese-made surveillance system which could be used to spy on its country’s citizens, a report from The New York Times has discovered.
Congratulations ✨ to Cameroon 🇨🇲@FecafootOfficie who made it to the Final after beating Angola 🇦🇴 4-3 in penalties shout-out. 4

Cameroon win U17 Africa Cup of Nations on penalties

Cameroon U17 are U17 Africa Cup of Nations champions after they defeated Guinea U17 5-3 on penalties at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam on Sunday afternoon.
The General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Sanusi Mohammed, has commended the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria despite their defeat at the hands of Guinea via penalty shoot out which ended 10 -9 in favour of their opponents in the semi-final encounter.

Yisa Shofoluwe: Golden Eaglets must not lose concentration against Angola

Yisa Shofoluwe has called on Nigeria U17 not to lose concentration when they face Angola U17 in the Africa Cup of Nations U17 third place playoff match on Saturday.
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Nigeria female beach volleyball team secures World Cup ticket

Host Nigeria defeated Team Niger Republic 2-0 (21-18, 21-16) in the female category have secured a ticket for the 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Germany next June.
Golden Eaglets coach Manu Garba

Manu Garba: Bigger Guinea U17 players intimidated my boys

After missing out on the U17 Africa Cup of Nations final, Nigeria U17 coach Manu Garba has praised his players, stating that they played ‘gallantly’ in the face of ‘bigger’ Guinea U17 boys.

U17 AFCON: Emmanuel Babayaro reminds Nigeria U17 to improve conversion rate

Former Nigeria youth international Emmanuel Babayaro has cautioned the Golden Eaglets over complacency ahead of their semi-final clash against Guinea at the Africa U17 Cup of Nations.
Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, says the federal government is working on a policy that will limit the number of children a woman can give birth to.

Minister: Nigeria’s debt still low, no removal of fuel subsidy yet

Nigeria’s debt, which is about 19 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), is still considered low among developing economies, the supervising minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed, has said.
Two-time champions, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria finished as winners of Group A of the ongoing Africa U17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania after forcing Uganda to a 1-1 draw at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.

U17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets tackle Guinea in fierce semifinal duel

Two-time champions Nigeria and West African rivals Guinea will clash at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam this afternoon in what is a much-anticipated first semi final of the ongoing Africa U17 Cup of Nations.
Zainab Ahmed

Minister: Poor revenue hinders budget implementation

The federal government has decried Nigeria’s weak revenue generation profile which it said was hindering ability to operate the national budget.
Two-time champions, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria finished as winners of Group A of the ongoing Africa U17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania after forcing Uganda to a 1-1 draw at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.

U17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets top group despite 1-1 draw with Uganda

Two-time champions, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria finished as winners of Group A of the ongoing Africa U17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania after forcing Uganda to a 1-1 draw at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.
Nigeria’s U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets have qualified for the World Cup holding later in the year in Brazil.

U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets face tricky test against Uganda

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets are looking to secure a place in the semi-final of the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania when they take on Uganda today (Saturday) in their final Group A game at the Chamazi Stadium, Mbagala.
Cameroon’s national under-17 male football team on Thursday beat their Moroccan counterparts 2-1 to stay atop Group B at the 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Dar es Salaam. 2

U17 AFCON: Cameroon beat Morocco to join Nigeria, Guinea defeat Senegal

Cameroon’s national under-17 male football team on Thursday beat their Moroccan counterparts 2-1 to stay atop Group B at the 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Dar es Salaam.

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A group photograph with Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Speaker state assembly Rurum and the newly appointed emirs from left Sarkin Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila; Sarkin Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; from right Sarkin Gaya – Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya and Sarkin Karaye, Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim ll. After the official installation of four new emirs by Kano State governor on Saturday at indoor stadium at Sani Abacha. Photo Sani Maikatanga

Group calls for scrapping of new emirates in Kano

A group under the aegis of the Renaissance Coalition in collaboration with Civil society organisations (CSOs), and other stakeholders in Kano have called for the scrapping of the newly created emirates in the state.
The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.

Downpour causes traffic gridlock in Lagos

The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

Federal government declares May 29, June 12 public holidays

The Federal Government has declared May 29 and June 12 as public holidays to mark the transition to a new government and Democracy Day respectively.

Sanitation: Taraba government bans use of polythene bags

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki: We’ll ensure investors in plantations in Edo preserve forest belt

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state will ensure its forest belt is preserved as more investors in oil palm, cocoa, rubber plantations set up shop in the state, noting that state will collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the sector on a reforestation programme.