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World Bank selects LASU as African Centre of Excellence

The Lagos State University (LASU) has been selected as a Centre of Excellence for Innovative and Transformative STEM Education (CITSE) by the World Bank, among other 16 universities across Nigeria.

Harmattan: Expert advises asthma patients to limit exposure to dust

Dr Nuhu Bile, the Acting Epediomologist, Gombe State Ministry of Health, has advised asthma patients to limit exposure to dust to avoid attack during the harmattan season.
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Guinea soldiers shoot dead two after Conakry protests – witnesses

Guinean soldiers shot dead two men Wednesday night in a suburb of the capital city Conakry, where protesters and security forces clashed earlier in the day, sources told AFP.

Uganda to vaccinate health workers against Ebola

Uganda will begin vaccinating frontline health workers against Ebola next week as the threat increases of the deadly virus spreading from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, the health minister said.

Morocco imposes online entry permit rule for African travellers

Morocco has imposed a new rule requiring African migrants to fill out an online travel form for approval at least 96 hours before leaving home.
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Liverpool’s Naby Keita hails Mohamed Salah’s work ethic

Guinea midfielder Naby Keita has hailed the work ethic of Liverpool teammate and Egypt star Mohamed Salah.

Lagos government develops quick research framework for viral outbreaks

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it had developed framework that would provide accurate information on quick research management for viral outbreaks.
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Eintracht Frankfurt’s Simon Falette interested to play for Guinea

The Federation of Guinean Federation (Feguifoot) are close to having Eintracht Frankfurt centre-back Simon Falette play for the Sylie Nationale.

Teen killed as Guinea police fire tear gas on banned demo

A teenager was killed Tuesday as Guinean police clashed with youths in the capital Conakry and the opposition leader claimed his car was shot at during a banned rally over disputed elections.

2019: ECOWAS reiterates support to INEC

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has assured the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of its support, including finance, for the conduct of the 2019 general elections.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

ECOWAS pledges financial support for Nigeria’s 2019 general elections

The Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS has pledged to extend financial assistance to Nigeria in the conduct of next year’s general elections.
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Guinea’s Ismael Bangoura convicted of fraud

Ex-Guinea international Ismael Bangoura has been given a six-month suspended jail sentence and fined more than 130,000 euros after being convicted of fraud by a court in Le Mans, France on Friday.

ECOWAS Court laments human rights abuse in Nigeria, Ghana, others

The President of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Court of Justice, Justice Edward Asante, has described as “serious” the issue of human rights abuse in Nigeria and Ghana, among others, particularly the attack on journalists by some governments through their various state apparatus.
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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.
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Morocco justifies interest in joining ECOWAS

Mr Mustapha El Khalfi, the Spokesman for the Moroccan government and Parliament, says the country’s interest in joining ECOWAS stems from its desire to build strong South-South partnership.
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Confident Super Eagles ready for Libyan Knights in Sfax

Super Eagles Franco-German Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has so much to prove this evening as his wards take on Libya’s Mediterranean Knights at the Stade Taïeb Mhiri in Sfax, Tunisia beginning at 7:00pm Nigerian time.

World Bank commits additional $120 million for diseases surveillance in ECOWAS countries, Mauritania

The Word Bank Board of Directors says it has approved the third Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) Project and committed additional 120 million dollars to the work plans.
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Chelsea’s keeper Nicolas Tie out of Ivory Coast squad

Chelsea academy goalkeeper Nicolas Tie has been forced to withdraw from Ivory Coast's squad for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Central African Republic (CAR).

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China's President Xi Jinping calls for free trade and defends the Belt-and-Road initiative at APEC [Fazry Ismail-AP Photo]

Xi Jinping: US-China trade war will produce ‘no winners’

Countries which embrace protectionism are “doomed to failure”, China’s Xi Jinping has warned in a veiled swipe at the US’s America First policy.

Psychiatrist harps on regular sex for women

A psychiatrist, Dr Maymunah Kadiri, on Saturday, advised married women to have regular sex with their spouses in order to prevent depression and gain happiness.

Minimum wage: Governors’ stance won’t distract labour – Ayuba Wabba

The National President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Ayuba Wabba has said that the position canvassed by governors that the states can’t afford to pay N30,000 minimum wage is a distraction that won’t distract the entire workforce across the country.
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Promoter: Floyd Mayweather, kickboxer will aim to ‘knock out’ in exhibition

Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr and a Japanese kickboxer half his age will be aiming to knock each other out next month, despite the match-up being an exhibition, the fight’s Japanese promoter said Saturday.
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Warren East: Theresa May’s Brexit deal better than no deal

Politicians must get behind a “practical plan” for Brexit, the boss of engineering giant Rolls-Royce has said.