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WHO: Africa has stepped up vaccine procurement

The deployment of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa has accelerated amid the quest to contain the virus and reopen the continent’s economy, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.
Former Nigerian goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu has asked the Golden Eaglets to forget their previous results against Ivory Coast and go for a win today.

AFCON U-17: Garba Lawal underplays Golden Eaglets easy opponents talks

Former Super Eagles utility player, Garba Lawal, has underplayed the talks that the Golden Eaglets were given an easy draw for the group stage of the 2021 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Morocco.
Former Nigerian goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu has asked the Golden Eaglets to forget their previous results against Ivory Coast and go for a win today.

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets group for U-17 AFCON revealed by CAF

Five-time world champions are one of three top seeds for today’s draw along with host nations Morocco and defending champions Cameroon.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country. Its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known at the national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

Nigeria at alert as Ebola breaks out in Guinea

Barely 24 hours after Guinea declared Ebola outbreak in the country as an epidemic, Port Health Services of the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria has been directed to scale up screening at the port of entry.
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo attends the fifty-sixth ordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States in Abuja on December 21, 2019. Kola Sulaimon-AFP

Ghana’s president re-elected ECOWAS chairman

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been re-elected as Chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
A former FIFA/CAF Instructor, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, has identified lack of proper football development programme (FDP) as major factor hindering soccer development in the country. Onigbinde said this on Tuesday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, following the 2-3 defeat of the Golden Eaglets by Cote d’ Ivoire, in the final of WAFU B Under-17 Championship.

WAFU U-17: Adegboye Onigbinde blames Golden Eaglets’ defeat by Cote d’Ivoire on NFF

A former FIFA/CAF Instructor, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, has identified lack of proper football development programme (FDP) as major factor hindering soccer development in the country.
The West African Football Union, officially abbreviated as WAFU-UFOA and WAFU, is an association of the football playing nations in West Africa.

WAFU U17: Cote d’Ivoire pip Golden Eaglets to emerge champions

Cote d’Ivoire showed class again tonight to topple the Golden Eaglets as WAFU B champions in the final of the sub-regional U17 qualifiers in Lome, Togo.
Golden Eaglets Coach Fatai Amoo says his team deserved to qualify for the 2020 U17 WAFU B semi-final in Lome.

Golden Eaglets qualify for WAFU final, U-17 AFCON

Five-time world champions Nigeria zoomed into the final of the WAFU U17 Cup Tournament in Lome, Togo on Friday, following a 1-0 win over Group A winners Burkina Faso at the Stade Kegue.
Golden Eaglets Coach Fatai Amoo says his team deserved to qualify for the 2020 U17 WAFU B semi-final in Lome.

WAFU B tourney: Golden Eaglets pip Burkina Faso 1-0, secure final ticket

The Golden Eaglets booked a place in the final of the WAFU B tournament in Togo following a hard-fought 1-0 win against Burkina Faso in their semi-final clash at the Stade De Kegue, Lome on Friday.
Golden Eaglets Coach Fatai Amoo says his team deserved to qualify for the 2020 U17 WAFU B semi-final in Lome.

Golden Eaglets coach targets victory against Burkina Faso

Amoo’s tactics has been heavily criticized owing to the team’s performance in the championship; the Eaglets lost their opening game to Ivory Coast and drew against Ghana.
Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu has backed Nigeria to bounce back from the 1 – 0 defeat to Côte d’Ivoire at the ongoing U17 WAFU B championship in Togo.

WAFU B tourney: Golden Eaglets tackle Burkina Faso for final ticket

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will take on Burkina Faso on Friday (today) in the semi-final of the WAFU B tournament at the Stade De Kegue, Lome.
Chelsea and Cote d’Ivoire legend Didier Drogba has revealed his ten-year marriage with his Malian wife Lalla Diakate is over … after appearing in an intimate video in bed with a mystery woman.

Didier Drogba separates from wife after 10-year marriage

Chelsea and Cote d’Ivoire legend Didier Drogba has revealed his ten-year marriage with his Malian wife Lalla Diakate is over … after appearing in an intimate video in bed with a mystery woman.
Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu has backed Nigeria to bounce back from the 1 – 0 defeat to Côte d’Ivoire at the ongoing U17 WAFU B championship in Togo.

Golden Eaglets qualify for WAFU U17 Cup semi finals

Nigeria reached the semi finals of the WAFU U17 Cup Tournament ongoing in Lome, Togo on Tuesday evening after Group B pacesetters Cote d’Ivoire hammered the Black Starlets of Ghana 3-1 at the city’s Stade Municipal.
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

Dangote to leverage expansion, new trade routes under AfCFTA

Dangote Industries Ltd has expressed optimism that its cement expansion plan and fertiliser investments will open new trade routes for the company and Nigeria under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) that kicked off on January 1.
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AfCFTA: Dangote creates new trade routes

Dangote Industries Ltd, said its cement expansion plan and fertilizer investments are strategies aimed at opening new trade routes for Nigeria under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

CAF appoints four female referees with one Nigerian among 47 for African Nations Championship

The Referee Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed 47 referees and assistant referees – including Video Assistant Referees – from 31 countries in the continent for the 6th edition of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) holding in Cameroon from 16 January to 7 February 2021.
Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu has backed Nigeria to bounce back from the 1 – 0 defeat to Côte d’Ivoire at the ongoing U17 WAFU B championship in Togo.

U17 AFCONQ: Golden Eaglets face early exit after Ghana draw

Nigeria needed a win to guarantee them passage to the semifinals of the tournament, but they will now have to wait for the result between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire to know if they have not been eliminated.
Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu has backed Nigeria to bounce back from the 1 – 0 defeat to Côte d’Ivoire at the ongoing U17 WAFU B championship in Togo.

Ike Shorunmu backs Golden Eaglets to bounce back vs Ghana

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu has backed Nigeria to bounce back from the 1 – 0 defeat to Côte d’Ivoire at the ongoing U17 WAFU B championship in Togo.
An Abuja High Court yesterday finally declined to join the names of President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick and the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi to a case of financial misappropriation brought before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

WAFU Cup: NFF supremo charges Eaglets to go for victory against Ghana

President of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has charged the National U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets to go all out for victory against Ghana on Saturday.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB appoints directors-general, deputy directors-general in regional offices

The African Development Bank Group has announced the appointment of directors-general for the East, Central and Southern Africa regions and deputy general for the East, Central, Northern, Southern and West Africa regions.
Nigeria’s national under-17 male football team on Wednesday began their campaign in the WAFU U-17 Tournament with a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Stade Municipal Stadium in Lome, Togo.

WAFU U-17: Golden Eaglets lose against Cote d’Ivoire

Nigeria’s national under-17 male football team on Wednesday began their campaign in the WAFU U-17 Tournament with a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Stade Municipal Stadium in Lome, Togo.
According to the NFF, the Golden Eaglets will go ahead with plans to compete at the tournament, despite the cancellation of the FIFA U-17 World Cup due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

Golden Eaglets off to Togo for WAFU tourney

Five-time world champions Nigeria and three-time world champions Ghana headline the seven-team West African Football Union (WAFU B) U17 Tournament taking place in Lome, Togo 5th – 20th January 2021.

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Wole Soyinka to Nigerians: Don’t accept child hostage taking as a way of life

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A former Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshall Nsikak Eduok, is dead.

Former NAF chief Nsikak Eduok laid to rest in Akwa Ibom

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Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Bandits kill six, abduct 15 in Niger councils

One of those killed was at Pandogari town in Rafi Local Government Area, where five people were abducted, while the remaining five were murdered in Gurmana in Shiroro Local Government Area of the state. Ten persons were kidnapped in this incident.
The 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State and 15 others have not been released by their abductors.

Niger government denies knowledge of alleged ransom demand by kidnappers of school boys

The Niger State Government has denied knowledge of any demand for ransom by the bandits who kidnapped 42 people from the Government Science College, Kagara in the state.
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Coronavirus data will determine how quickly UK emerges from lockdown – health secretary

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the government will need to analyse the data as it slowly unlocks from the national COVID-19 lockdown because it is wary of the impact virus variants from Brazil and South Africa could have.
Paris Saint-Germain are making a move for Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero.

Paris Saint-Germain in contact with Manchester City veteran striker

Off contract in June, the 32-year-old is yet to inform City whether he will be staying next season. The Argentine is now free to discuss pre-contract terms with any foreign club.
Former Governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda has alleged that the Fulani people particularly herdsmen, have been subjected to unfair treatment.

Isa Yuguda: Fulani herdsmen have suffered unfairly

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