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Lagos to host 2019 Basketball World Cup qualifiers

Lagos has once again been picked as host of the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup qualifiers fourth round between September 14 and 16.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara

Cote d’Ivoire government faces collapse in coalition row

Cote d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara’s government faced collapse on Friday after his junior coalition partner said it had expelled party members named to a new cabinet.

Afreximbank declares $57.53 million dividend

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has declared a $57.53 million dividend for shareholders as it grew its revenues by 25 per cent to reach $645 million in its 2017 financial year.

Ekiti guber: Kayode Fayemi Urges Governor Fayose, Olusola Kolapo to accept defeat

The newly elected governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has told Governor Ayodele Fayose and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s election, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, to accept the electoral defeat in good faith.
President Buhari addressing the 2018 Annual General Meeting-25th Anniversary of the African Export-Import Bank held in Abuja on Saturday.

President Buhari: We’ll be guided by national interests in signing free trade agreement

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will only be signatory to the Continental Free Trade Agreement if the nation’s national interests as well as regional and international obligations are balanced.
LAGOS BUSINESS SCHOOL

Lagos Business School ranks among 50 top business schools by Economist Magazine

Lagos Business School (LBS) has emerged the only school in Africa to listed among the top 50 business schools in the world in the Economist Magazine’s 2018 EMBA ranking.
Ikouwem Udoh of Enyimba controls the ball against Djoliba of Mali in their opening Group C match - KABIRU ABUBAKAR

Enyimba relocate to Port Harcourt for CAF Confederation Cup clash

Enyimba have relocated to Omagwa, a suburb of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for concentration camping ahead of the visit of Williamsville AC of Cote d’Ivoire in a third match of the CAF Confederation Cup Group C.
The Cote d'Ivoire have named Ibrahim Kamara as their new head coach

Cote d’Ivoire unveil Ibrahim Kamara as head coach

The Elephants parted ways with Wilmots in November following the Belgian's failure to secure World Cup qualification, and have opted for Kamara as the man to secure the West Africans' spot at the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
Alexander Ifeanyi Nwora (NGR) - Mali v Nigeria, 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers, Bamako - Palais des Sports Salamatou Maiga(MLI), 1st Round, 25 February 2018

Alex Nwora targets early preparation for final FIBA World Cup African qualifiers

Nigeria national Basketball team, D’Tigers’ head coach, Alex Nwora, has stated that preparations for the next 2019 FIBA World Cup African qualifiers in September will start in earnest.

ECOWAS to enhance sustainable electricity access

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to enhance sustainable electricity access through solar in 19 West African countries and the Sahel region to promote development in the region.

Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi goes for milestone 85th cap

Super Eagles’ skipper Mikel Obi may this Tuesday get the opportunity of playing his 85th international game when Nigeria face Argentina for the eighth time.

D’Tigers coach names squad for FIBA World Cup qualifiers

D’Tigers head coach Alex Nwora has called up Nanterre Basketball of France player, Aminu Alade, and Lawal Olaseni of Scandone AV of Italy to his squad for this month’s 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Lagos.

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.

UNCTAD: 17m Africans migrate for greener pastures

No fewer than 17 million Africans left the continent in 2017 in search of greener pastures, a new report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

NNPC: India largest importer of Nigeria’s crude oil in 2017

India was the largest importer of Nigeria’s crude oil in 2017, a report by the state oil firm, NNPC has shown.

Nigeria Customs, Interpol intercept N1.3 billion stolen vehicles

Customs Area Controller of Seme Border Command, Aliyu Mohammed, has said that taking stolen vehicles from Nigeria to other countries along the Lagos-Abidjan corridor has become impossible.

AfDB approves US$100mn for expansion of fertilizer production in Nigeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved US$100 million senior loan to Nigerian firm, Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Limited, to support the company’s plans to double its fertilizer production from 1.4 million tons of urea to 2.8 million tons per annum.

FAO to develop Africa’s policy guideline in agric sector

The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) is to develop guidelines for Africa in the agriculture sector to bridge the gap between the public and private sector.

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Thirteen governorship aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections in Benue State, Monday opposed the return moves by Governor Samuel Ortom to their party.
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Ekiti guber: Observers urge National Assembly to criminalise vote-buying

Some domestic election observer groups have called for prosecution and punishment of anyone caught for vote-buying in future elections in the country.

CAS: Nigerian military doing everything to end Boko Haram attacks

Following the death of seven worshippers in a bomb explosion during morning prayers at a mosque in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, the military said it was doing everything possible to end the reign of terror by Boko Haram terrorists.

Five key dates in the Mesut Ozil saga

After the stunning announcement of Mesut Ozil's retirement from international football after a career including Germany's triumph at the 2014 World Cup, we look at the key moments that culminated in his bombshell announcement on Sunday evening.
Children at IDP Camp - NAN

Plateau local councils to arrange make-up classes for IDP camps

Education Secretaries in Plateau local governments are to organise teaching and counseling lessons for school children in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to cover grounds lost because of their displacement.