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‘Future Eagles’ off to Algiers for African Youth Games

Players and officials of the U15 National Team, nicknamed Future Eagles, will arrive in Algiers on Monday, 16th July for the football event of the 3rd African Youth Games taking place in the Algerian capital 19th – 28th July 2018.

Senator Zwingina: Displacement of herdsmen from Sambisa heightened farmers-herders conflicts

Sen. Jonathan Zwingina, former Senate Deputy Leader, says the displacement of herdsmen from Sambisa forest in Borno by Boko Haram insurgents has heightened farmers/herders crises in some parts of the country.

African Union leaders set to meet to review free trade, crises

African Union (AU) leaders are set to meet in Mauritania for a two-day summit focusing on free trade, tackling corruption and dealing with the continent's humanitarian and security crises.

2026 FIFA World Cup: 11 CAF members vote against Morocco

Eleven CAF member associations were among the countries which did not support Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup during the voting process on Wednesday in Moscow.

AfDB approves $10 million equity investment in financial sector deepening fund

The African Development Bank says it has approved $10 million equity investment in the financial sector deepening fund to strengthen the capital base of local financial institutions.

NSC prepares 250 athletes for African Youth Games

No fewer than 250 Nigerian athletes will participate at the 2018 African Youth Games (AYG) scheduled to hold between July 18 and July 28 in Algiers, Algeria.

President Buhari congratulates Yomi Badejo-Okusanya on re-election as APRA President

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Yomi Badejo-Okusanya on his re-election as President of African Public Relations Association (APRA) for another two-year tenure.

US agency to help end AIDS, cervical cancer in Africa

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the George W. Bush Institute, and the UNAIDS have announced The Partnership to End AIDS and Cervical Cancer among HIV-positive women in Africa.

President Buhari calls for international community’s support on climate change

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja reiterated the need for sustained financial, technical and capacity building support from the international community to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change in the country.

President Buhari departs for London on 4-day medical check up

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for London where he is scheduled to meet with his doctors for routine medical check up.

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.

Fareed Zakaria: Donald Trump’s comment about Nigeria’s beauty exaggerated

Fareed Zakaria, a journalist and host of a public affairs programme on CNN, said on Monday that President Donald Trump was exaggerating when he complimented Nigeria’s natural beauty during a White House press briefing with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ex-Liberian leader Ellen Sirleaf receives £5 million Mo Ibrahim Prize for leadership

Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described herself as an imperfect leader when she accepted the prestigious $5m Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.

Economic growth: Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa urges officials to adopt new culture

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has urged public officials to adopt a new culture of facilitating economic growth in the country, warning that incompetent people will not be tolerated in the new political dispensation.

GlobalData: Malaria eradication is realistic within 15 years

The World Health Organisation leads in the celebration of World Malaria Day on Wednesday, April 25th, with the theme, ‘Ready to Beat Malaria’.

WHO: Nigeria far from eliminating malaria

Nigeria is yet to be listed among African countries who have made significant progress in eliminating malaria, a statement by the World Health Organisations (WHO) says.

WHO urges more political commitment to reduce malaria burden in Africa

The World Health Organisation has urged global leaders to renew their political commitment and continue investing in malaria prevention and control in order to successfully reduce the burden on the killer disease in Nigeria by 2030.

Report: President Buhari’s school feeding revolutionises education

Dozens of children cheer at the Baptist Nursery and Primary School compound in Bode-Ijaiye suburb of Abeokuta city, the capital of Ogun state, as their friends try to outpace each other on a 100-metre dash in a dusty field.

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