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Sudanese women's football faced an uphill battle after the country adopted Islamic sharia law in 1983, six years before then-brigadier Omar al-Bashir seized power in an Islamist-backed coup (AFP Photo-Ashraf SHAZLY)

Sudan’s first female football stars push for women’s rights

Within months of Sudan’s first women’s football league kicking off, the championship’s emerging stars are being hailed as icons for equal rights in a country transitioning to civilian rule.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday called for more unity between the Europe and African continents.

Why there is need for unity between Europe and Africa – EU chief

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday called for more unity between the Europe and African continents.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

AfCFTA: Nigeria harps on fairness

For the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement to achieve its goals and boost intra-African trade, deliberate efforts ensuring fair trade must endure, says Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Niyi Adebayo.
The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has confirmed the nation’s withdrawal from the imminent Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup which begins on Saturday, December 7.

Ethiopia announce withdrawal from Cecafa Cup

The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has confirmed the nation’s withdrawal from the imminent Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup which begins on Saturday, December 7.
Mohamud Sayid Aadan

Somalia’s Jubbaland Vice President holed up in Mandera over safety concerns

Somalia’s Jubbaland Vice-President Mohamud Sayyid Adan is holed up at a Mandera hotel for his safety after Ethiopian forces are said to have prevented him from visiting Bula Hawa, a border Somali town.
2 Face Idibia with his Legendary award alongside Kenny Ogungbe.

AFRIMA: Awilo, 2Face Idibia receives Legendary awards

Winners have emerged at the 6th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Winners have emerged at the 6th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Lai Mohammed

Tiwa, Burna Boy, Wizkid, 2Baba shine at 6th AFRIMA awards

Winners have emerged at the 6th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Winners were announced in...
At least 12 people were killed in Kenya when their homes were swept away in a landslide during ferocious rainstorms, local government officials said Saturday.

Kenya landslides kill a dozen people

At least 12 people were killed in Kenya when their homes were swept away in a landslide during ferocious rainstorms, local government officials said Saturday.

Group advocates reduction in age of access to SRH services

The New HIV and Vaccine Microbicides Advocacy Society (NHVMAS) Wednesday urged the Federal Ministry of Health to reduce the age of access for both Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV testing services to 14 years.

Nigeria, South Africa operate difficult visa regimes – AfDB, AU

A report of the African Development Bank Group and the African Union has ranked Nigeria and South Africa as some of the nations that make it difficult for prospective African travellers to secure entry visas.

18 Children under five die from pneumonia every hour in Nigeria

No fewer than 18 children under age five (5) die from pneumonia every hour in Nigeria, says a new analysis.
Co-Founder and CEO of Twitter , Jack Dorsey, has left Nigeria after four days of visit to Lagos and Abuja. Mr Dorsey aptly announced his departure on Monday, of course via Twitter.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey departs Nigeria

Co-Founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has left Nigeria after four days of visit to Lagos and Abuja. Mr Dorsey aptly announced his departure on Monday, of course via Twitter

45 million people at risk of food, water shortages in southern Africa

About 45 million people in Southern Africa are at risk of food and water shortages due to “the effects of changing weather conditions,” Evangelical Christian Aid Organisation World Vision on Friday said.
Pius Adebola Adesanmi

African Union, Carleton University partner to honour Pius Adesanmi

The Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, in partnership with the African Union and the Carnegie Corporation of New York would convene a continental forum on the role of the diaspora in higher education, research, and innovation in Africa.
Twitter CEO and Co-founder, Jack Dorsey, is currently in Nigeria.

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey visits Nigeria on tour

Twitter CEO and Co-founder, Jack Dorsey, is currently in Nigeria.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo: How can we make Diaspora bonds work

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says it is imperative for Nigeria to proffer solution on how Diaspora bonds and Diaspora mutual funds will work to boost the country’s economy.
The returnees were welcomed at Bole International Airport, in the capital Addis Ababa, by an official from Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ethiopia returns home 840 nationals from Saudi Arabia

Ethiopia has in recent days returned home 840 nationals who had been serving prison sentences in Saudi Arabia, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday.

Donald Trump calls Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, backs talks on disputed dam on Nile

President Donald Trump backs talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resolve the ongoing dam dispute between the three African countries, the White House said.

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The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had been able to recover 25 sites from 2007 that the programme started.

Ajaokuta Steel: Federal government to sign MoU with Russian firm in January – minister

The Federal Government will sign the Memorandum of Understanding with a Russian firm for the resuscitation of the multi-billion naira Ajaokuta Steel Rolling Mill, in Kogi State in January 2020.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC seizes over N643.9 million, $706.8 million in Kano

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday says that the Kano Zonal office has seized over N643,942 million in 2019.
Queen Park Rangers manager Neil Warburton has heaped plaudits on Ebere Eze after the midfielder bagged a brace in Saturday’s 2-0 home win against Preston North End.

Ebere Eze named in English Championship team of the week

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Ebere Eze has been named in Sky Bet Championship team of the week following his impressive performance in Saturday’s 2-0 home win against Preston North End.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Governor AbdulRazaq: We inherited N100 billion debts not N30 billion

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday said that his administration inherited a sum of N100 billion debts from the former government of AbdulFatah Ahmed.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has commended the Muhammadu Buhari’s government’s support for the quick establishment of specialized courts to try corruption and its allied cases for speedy determination of such cases within a stipulated time in order to bring culprits to book and discourage penchant for embezzlement and other forms of grand corruption.

Federal government directs accountant-general, others to publish daily financial statements

The Federal Government on Monday directed the Accountant General of the Federation to publish daily treasury summary statements of financial inflows and outflows.