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Fears that the Super Eagles of Nigeria may find it difficult to raise a strong side in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations opener against the Swallows of Burundi on Saturday in Alexandria has been dismissed.

AFCON: Nwankwo Kanu drums up support for Super Eagles ahead of Burundi game

Ex-Nigeria international Nwankwo Kanu has called on fans to get behind the Super Eagles ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) opener against Burundi on Saturday.

AFCO: Cameroon national team delays departure over pay dispute

Cameroon’s soccer team has refused to leave their hotel to board a flight to the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt because of a players’ pay dispute, a team spokeswoman said on Friday.

AfDB approves Central Africa’s regional integration plan

The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the Central Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper 2019 – 2025.
Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan

Sudan army removes leader, rejects Omar al-Bashir extradition

Ibn Ouf said he would be replaced by Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, general inspector of the armed forces, as head of the transitional council, which will rule the country for two years until elections.
Martin Fayulu

Congo opposition leader rejects new president’s outreach

Congo opposition leader Martin Fayulu in his first speech since losing a disputed election is rejecting any outreach by the new president, saying that when an offered hand is dirty, you don't take it.
Félix Tshisekedi

DR Congo’s new leader completes 1st peaceful transfer of power

Democratic Republic of Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi made news as soon as he was sworn into office on Thursday by announcing he would release all political prisoners and by praising his father, the late opposition icon Etienne, calling him "president" to cheers from the crowd.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 12, 2017 Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the main Democratic Republic of Congo opposition party, The Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), speaks during a press conference in his residence in Kinshasa. – The United States on January 23, 2019 recognized Felix Tshisekedi as the next president of DR Congo, casting aside concerns over the election as it hailed a historic peaceful transfer of power. The United States joins the African Union and European Union in signaling they were ready to work with Tshisekedi, showing no appetite to prolong uncertainties in the violence-prone country despite rival Martin Fayulu’s allegations of widespread fraud. (Photo by JOHN WESSELS / AFP)

DR Congo’s Felix Tshisekedi falls ill during inauguration speech

DR Congo’s new President Felix Tshisekedi fell ill briefly as he was delivering his inauguration speech on Thursday following the country’s first peaceful handover of power.
President Buhari receives in audience Leadership of People's Democratic Movement in State on 18th Jan 2019-3

Presidency prays for ex-President Obasanjo to ‘get well soon’

The Presidency has described the 16-page letter the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari, as “last push by desperate politicians who can’t handle the President politically and have resorted to subterfuge’’.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Points for concern and action

Democracy becomes a sham if elections are carried out by people who should be impartial and neutral umpires, but who show no integrity, acting with blatant partiality, duplicity and imbecility. For all democrats and those carrying out the process of elections, there must be the redline that must not be crossed in tactics and practices of democracy.
Benjamin Netanyahu (right) hosted Chadian President Idriss Deby in Jerusalem November 25 [Ronen Zvulun-Reuters]

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Chad to restore relations

Israel's prime minister has departed for the central African nation of Chad to officially restore relations.
Joseph Kabila

DR Congo rejects African Union call to suspend presidential election

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has rejected a call from the African Union (AU) to suspend announcement of the final results of last month’s presidential election, asserting the independence of the constitutional court considering an appeal of the vote count.

African Union urges DR Congo to suspend final election results

The African Union continental body issued a surprise last-minute demand late Thursday for Congo's government to suspend the announcement of final results of the disputed presidential election, citing "serious doubts".

Heineken Lokpobiri: Federal government has made many millionaires from agriculture

Heineken Lokpobiri, minister of state for agriculture, says with the support of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the federal government has made “many millionaires” from agriculture.

Gabon’s ailing president returns for government swearing-in

Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who has been out of the country for health reasons since October, has returned for the swearing-in of his new government.
Martin Fayulu

DR Congo presidential runner-up claims victory, will file election challenge

Democratic Republic of Congo runner-up Martin Fayulu announced on Friday he will file a court challenge to the presidential election results, while his opposition coalition asserted he actually received 61% of the vote according to the findings of the influential Catholic Church's observers.
gabon coup

Internet shut down in Gabon following attempted coup

The situation in Gabon remained unclear on Tuesday, a day after soldiers attempted a coup d'etat as the government shut down the internet and broadcasting services while claiming the renegade troops had been killed or arrested.

Minister: N4.5 billion NCAT firefighting simulator ready soon

The Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has disclosed that a N4.5 billion firefighting simulator currently being installed at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) was nearing completion.
Congo election

Congo opposition, ruling coalition claim election victory

Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition said on Monday it expected one of its candidates to win the presidential election based on early vote tallies.

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Prof. Gregory Ibe, founder and Chancellor, Gregory University, Uturu, in Abia, has said that age should not be a barrier for anyone seeking admission into the university.

Gregory Ibe: Controversy over age for varsity admission unnecessary

Prof. Gregory Ibe, founder and Chancellor, Gregory University, Uturu, in Abia, has said that age should not be a barrier for anyone seeking admission into the university.

Auditor-General to conduct extensive audit of oil, mining sectors

The Office of the Auditor General for the Federation, OAuGF, weekend, said it has concluded plans to undertake an extensive audit of the extractive industries, comprising the petroleum and mining sectors, to identify and eliminate sharp practices, promote transparency and accountability.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

Northern elders urge President Buhari to go after corrupt politicians

Following the formation of his cabinet, Northern elders have advised President Muhammadu Buhari to go after corrupt politicians in the country.
A don, Prof. Leke Oduwaye, on Monday urged Lagos State Government to prosecute owners of buildings blocking drainage right-of -way to guard against flooding.

Flood renders hundreds homeless in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) says heavy rain on Friday which lasted for hours has displaced substantial number of people across the state.

NNPC records 77 per cent increase in pipeline vandalism in June

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) recorded 77 per cent rise in cases of oil pipeline vandalism in its network of pipeline infrastructure across the country in June 2019.