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Godwin Emefiele berates banks for not stimulating economy

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has said the apex bank is unhappy with deposit money banks in the country as they would rather invest in Treasury Bills than perform their basic role which is to stimulate the economy.
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Paul Biya hits campaign trail ahead of Cameroon vote

"It was as if time stood still," said an exuberant announcer as Cameroon's President Paul Biya landed in the country's north to kick-off campaigning ahead of next week's polls.
Nicephore Soglo

Benin under fire over huge hike in election candidate fees

Benin's former leader on Tuesday accused President Patrice Talon of "declaring war" on the nation through the adoption of a new law demanding exorbitant fees from anyone running for election.
GUUS HIDDINK

Guus Hiddink named Chinese Olympic team coach

Guus Hiddink has been tasked with ensuring China qualified for the finals of the 2020 Olympic Games football tournament, after the former Real Madrid and Netherlands coach was handed the reins of the country’s under 21 team on Monday.
GUUS HIDDINK

Ambitious China seek Guus Hiddink’s help to fulfil Olympic hopes

Highly respected Dutch coach Guus Hiddink looks poised to take on a leading role in China’s aggressive push to finally become a force in international football.
Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy says he no longer uses his phone at the club's training ground - so he can listen to manager Pep Guardiola instead.

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy vows to put down his phone and listen to ‘chief’...

Mendy became a firm fan favourite during his first season at the Etihad Stadium despite missing much of the campaign with a serious knee injury, thanks to his humorous posts on Twitter and Instagram.
Senegalese striker Demba Ba

Chinese player denies hurling racial insult at Demba Ba

A Chinese footballer has denied using a racial slur against Senegalese striker Demba Ba during a recent match, his first response to a race row that has rocked the Chinese Super League.
Demba Ba

Shanghai Shenhua condemn alleged racism towards Demba Ba

Shanghai Shenhua have alleged that star striker Demba Ba was the subject of racist remarks during a Chinese Super League match on Saturday night.

Blockchain technology to slash PMS, others by 10.5%

The Blockchain technology has offered to make access to petroleum products in Nigeria affordable and seamless using its digital assets.

NFF boss seeks private sector support for youth sports

The First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi, has called on private sector players to be more supportive of the development of youth sports, explaining that their contribution would boost national sports, reduce crime rate and increase brand loyalty.
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Senegal jails teachers over baccalaureate exam fraud

A teacher in Senegal has been given a five-year prison sentence and another has been fined $32,000 (£24,300) for selling exam papers.

Cameroon begins operations to clear boat wrecks off Doula port

The port of Douala, the largest in Central Africa, this week launched an operation to remove wrecks of old boats which hamper its functionality and competitiveness.

Chinese investor is oldest goal-scorer at nearly 45

A senior club official buried a penalty just weeks short of his 45th birthday to become the oldest goal-scorer in Chinese professional football history, media reports said.

Cameroon anglophone leader gets 15 years’ jail for ‘terrorism’

A leader of Cameroon's English-speaking community was handed a 15-year prison sentence on Friday over his alleged role in the anglophones' fight for their rights in the French-majority country.

Chinese football fans blame tattoo ban for team’s 6-0, 4-1 thrashing

Disillusioned Chinese fans have blamed the country’s football authorities for the national side’s latest heavy defeats amid reports that the players have been banned from displaying tattoos.

Gabon accuses France’s Veolia of widespread pollution

Gabon has accused French environmental services group, Veolia, of widespread pollution at SEEG, the power and water utility it operates there, amid a growing dispute over the company’s concession.

Pep Guardiola gives Manchester City players four-day break

Manchester City players have been given four days off next week and Pep Guardiola has told them they can go anywhere they want.

Ivory Coast offering $26,000 buy-outs to reduce army size – documents

Ivory Coast will pay thousands of soldiers 15 million CFA francs ($25,782) each as part of buy-outs aimed at reducing the size of its unruly and mutiny-prone

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Fayez al-Sarraj: Libya planning to extradite Manchester bomber’s brother

Libya is planning to extradite the brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi to Britain by the end of the year, Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj told the BBC in an interview on Wednesday.
Jim Pallotta, Roma club president, has personally donated €50,000.

AS Roma donate €150k to help fund medical costs for injured Liverpool fan Sean...

AS Roma and club president Jim Pallotta have made a combined donation of €150,000 to a trust fund set up to help the family of Liverpool fan Sean Cox with his medical and rehabilitation costs.

Rochas Okorocha warns Ndigbo over Atiku Abubakar’s endorsement

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has asked Igbo leaders to toe the path of wisdom before adopting a candidate for the 2019 presidential election.

NiMet warns about severe, longer harmattan season in the north

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has announced that the severity of harmattan period would be higher and longer over the Northern states due to its proximity to the Sahara desert compared to the South in 2018/2019 dry season.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Bukola Saraki: Nigerians waiting to see how Muhammadu Buhari will handle allegations against Adams...

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Nigerians are eagerly waiting to see how President Muhammadu Buhari will handle allegations against Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).