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Amaju Pinnick: Super Falcons among the world’s most accomplished teams

The President, Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, on Wednesday described the all-conquering Super Falcons’ Africa Women Cup of Nations as one of the most accomplished female team in the world football.

The wrong way to defend the naira

The Central Bank of Nigeria has injected over $10.97bn, into the Forex Market between January and October this year, to defend the Nation’s currency, the Naira, against other major currencies, including the dollar.” (See Punch Newspaper report of November 18th 2018 titled “CBN Defended Naira with $11bn in 10 months”).
Akinwumi Ambode - AfDB

African investment forum kicks off in Johannesburg

The Africa Investment Forum dubbed game changing event aimed at attracting multi-billion-dollar deals across the continent, kicked off on Monday in South Africa.
Super Eagles and Arsenal ace Alex Iwobi battles Dean Furman of South Africa in an AFCON qualifier in June 2017

Gernot Rohr calls up Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo, 21 others for South Africa, Uganda...

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has called up stand-in team captain Ahmed Musa and 22 other players for preparations ahead of the senior national male football team’s two upcoming matches.
Thomas Dennerby

Super Falcons’ Thomas Dennerby trims number of players in camp for AWCON

Super Falcons’ Head Coach Thomas Dennerby has cut to 15 the number of home-based professionals in camp for the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals holding in Ghana.
Hapoel Beer Sheva midfielder, John Ogu, is delighted to have captained the Super Eagles in Tuesday’s exhibition game against Liberia that had President, George Weah feature for 79 minutes in the encounter

George Weah: Nigerian football a model

The President of the Republic of Liberia, George Oppong Weah, has hailed Nigeria as a great and worthy ally in national development and also described Nigerian football as a model that he would want his country to follow.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

2019: Senator Saraki names Doyin Okupe as campaign media chief

The Senate President and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Bukola Saraki, has named Dr. Doyin Okupe as the chairman of the Media Council for his campaign organisation.
Manu Garba – Nigeria U17 coach

Golden Eaglets arrive Niamey for WAFU Zone B U-17 tourney

The contingent of Nigeria’s U-17 boys Golden Eaglets has arrived in Niamey, Niger Republic for the WAFU Zone B U-17 Tournament.

AFCON: NFF advance team off to Seychelles

A two-man advance party of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is set to depart for the capital city of Seychelles ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

Catholic Church salutes Muslims at Sallah

In the spirit of Sallah, the Director of Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Msgr. Gabriel Osu, has urged Muslims to love and tolerate other Nigerians irrespective of their religious persuasion or faith.
Gboyega Oyetola

Governor Aregbesola’s chief of staff wins Osun APC guber ticket

The Chief of Staff to the Osun State Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, has won the All Progressives Congress governorship ticket.
Senator Babajide Christopher Omoworare

Senator Omoworare withdraws from Osun APC governorship primary

A lawmaker, Babajide Omoworare, has withdrawn from the APC governorship primary in Osun State.

Catholics urge federal government to disarm herdsmen

Priests and lay faithful of the Catholic Diocese of Issele-Uku in Delta State on Tuesday joined other Catholics nationwide in mourning two priests and 17 parishioners who were allegedly killed by herdsmen during mass at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Benue State on April 24.

Jalingo rainstorm causes five death, injures many others

Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, experienced an early morning rainstorm on Saturday which reportedly killed five people and injured many others.

Ohanaeze condemns killing of 2 Catholic priests, 17 others in Benue

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has condemned Tuesday’s killing of two Catholic priests and 17 other worshippers, during a church service in Benue State by armed herdsmen, saying that the action was not only despicable but unheard of in the history of this country.

Nigeria, Niger sign pact to build refinery in Katsina

Nigeria and the Niger Republic, will in 60 days time sign binding bilateral and technical agreements that will enable both countries develop and build a new petroleum refinery in a Katsina State town which borders both countries, the Ministry of Petroleum Resources has disclosed.

Tsvangirai stable, urges Zimbabweans to register to vote

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader and former prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, is in a stable condition at an undisclosed South African hospital after being airlifted from Harare in the early hours of Friday morning.

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Martín Lasarte

Egyptian giants Al Ahly appoint Uruguay’s Martin Lasarte as new coach

Egyptian giants Al Ahly have announced the appointment of Uruguayan Martin Lasarte as the club's new coach.

Group: Three million out-of-school children in Kano worrisome

A group under the aegis of Kano Youth Organisation in Abuja (KAYOAB) has expressed worry over the statistics of three million out-of-school children in Kano State alone.
Lobi Stars face a difficult task to qualify for the group stage of the 2019 CAF Champions League after they fell 3-1 at Gor Mahia of Kenya today.

Lobi Stars lose 3-1 at Gor Mahia in CAF Champions League

Lobi Stars face a difficult task to qualify for the group stage of the 2019 CAF Champions League after they fell 3-1 at Gor Mahia of Kenya today.

Yellow fever claims another life in Edo

The unidentified victim reportedly died at the accident and emergency unit of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).
Abbas Tajudeen

Lawmaker inaugurates N300 million projects in Kaduna

A lawmaker, Dr Abbas Tajuddeen, on Sunday inaugurated projects worth over N300 million in his constituency.