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African qualifying draw for 2022 World Cup

The African preliminary qualifying round draw for the 2022 World Cup was made in Cairo Monday.
Head of the Federal Government delegation to the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan (President of the Senate of the Federal Republic) has given the Super Eagles a pat on the back for their outing against Algeria on Sunday, while charging them to go all out against Tunisia on Wednesday to win the bronze medals.

AFCON 2021 draw: Nigeria leads top 12 seeded teams

Three time Nations cup winners Nigeria lead the list of top football nations seeded ahead of the draw for the 2021 Nations Cup to be hosted by Cameroon.

eSwatini bans ‘witchcraft and magic’ competition

A competition pitting witchdoctors against each other in a battle of skills this weekend in eSwatini - formerly known as Swaziland - has been banned, according to a government statement.
AfDB President Akinwunmi Adesina

African leaders urged to bring down the walls to integrate Africa

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has urged African governments to work towards the elimination of non-tariff barriers in the region.
Experienced Burundi international Papy Faty died after collapsing during an eSwatini league match (formerly Swaziland) this week, the Burundi football federation said on Friday.

Burundi’s Papy Faty dies aged 28 in league match

Experienced Burundi international Papy Faty died after collapsing during an eSwatini league match (formerly Swaziland) this week, the Burundi football federation said on Friday.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

Jacob Zuma denies hiding Muammar Gaddafi’s $30 million in South African home

Former South African President, Jacob Zuma, on Tuesday, denied hiding some $30 million belonging to the late Libyan leader, Moamer Gaddafi, in his mansion.

AfDB: Southern Africa’s GDP will rise in 2019, but low

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has predicted that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Southern Africa countries will increase by around 2.2 per cent in 2019 from 1.2 per cent last year.

Full list of all the teams that have qualified for 2019 AFCON

The full line-up for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations has been completed, after the final fixtures on Sunday.
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COMESA anxious over single air market

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has launched a campaign for the implementation of Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).
Kosta Papic

Serbian coach Kosta Papic named as new eSwatini coach

Serbian coach Kosta Papic has been appointed as the new of coach of the eSwatini national team.
Ambrose Dlamini

eSwatini premier bans first class air travel for officials

The newly-appointed prime minister of the tiny kingdom of eSwatini on Friday banned first class air travel for top government officials as part of a slew of measures to control spending.
Jurgen Klopp

Injuries put pressure on Liverpool’s second string to step up

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is entitled to feel frustrated as his fears over the international break were realised with a lengthening injury list that will do little to help his side arrest a recent dip in form.
Mimisen Iyorhe

AWCON: CAF picks two Nigerian referees

Nigeria’s Madu Patience and Mimisen Iyorhe were listed when the Confederation of African Football released the list of referees that will officiate at the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.
Mohamed Salah

Mido backs Mohamed Salah to shrug off poor form

Former Egypt and Tottenham Hotspur striker Mido has backed Mohamed Salah to shrug off his poor form.

Egypt and Tunisia qualify for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

North African giants Egypt and Tunisia have qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Eswatini and Niger respectively on Tuesday.
Mohamed Salah

Egypt’s Mo Salah ruled out of Tuesday’s AFCON qualifier

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have announced that Mohamed Salah has been released from the Pharaohs camp.
Mohamed Salah

Mo Salah hopes for goal magic as Egypt battle eSwatini

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah gets a chance to rediscover his scoring touch tomorrow when he plays for Egypt against eSwatini, formerly Swaziland, in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Africa Nations Cup offers Mo Salah chance to regain scoring touch

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah gets a chance to rediscover his scoring touch when he plays for Egypt against eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) in the Africa Cup of Nations this week.

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Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti government reiterates commitment to adult literacy

Mr Foluso Daramola, the Ekiti Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, on Thursday gave an assurance that government would promote adult literacy.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has appealed to its customers to go through the proper channel and avoid fraudulent activities in meter collection.

Consumers vow to resist electricity hike

Consumers of Electricity product and other Stakeholders, yesterday vowed to resist implementation of the new power tariff increase announced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, expected to become effective from July 2020.
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.

President Buhari: We’ve invested about N1.3 trillion on education since 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has invested close to N1.3 trillion in the education section since he came into office in 2015.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is on the verge of signing for Club Brugge.

Reports: Victor Wanyama undergoes medical ahead of Club Brugge move

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is on the verge of signing for Club Brugge.
Nasir Ajanah

Kogi chief judge releases 16 awaiting trial inmates

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Nasir Ajanah, has unconditionally released 16 inmates awaiting trial in Koton-Karfe and Okene correctional facilities of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCP) in the state.