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Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa says he’s excited staging a return to the national team after missing out recent games due to injury.

Ahmed Musa urges coaches to groom new stars

Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa has urged the senior national team coaches to expedite action on grooming young players that will take over from him and other experienced players.
Bill Gates

Donors gather in France to fund fight on AIDS, TB, Malaria

The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria says that reaching its goal could help save 16 million lives and avoid 234 million infections by 2023.
Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki has named a 23-man squad that will face Mali in the Nelson Mandela Challenge in October.

Bafana Bafana coach names squad to face Mali in Mandela Challenge

Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki has named a 23-man squad that will face Mali in the Nelson Mandela Challenge in October.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Nigeria listed among countries in need of external food assistance

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) says Nigeria and 40 other countries across the world are in need of external food assistance.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 50 percent women in his new cabinet, a first for Africa's second biggest economy.

Xenophobia: South Africa dispatches envoy to Nigeria

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has dispatched a peace envoy to Nigeria over the xenophobic attacks in his country against foreigners, especially Nigerians.
Pope Francis is pressing for the poor to have the dignity of work with a visit Sunday to a hilltop rock quarry in Madagascar where hundreds of people toil rather than scavenge in the biggest dump of the Indian Ocean nation's capital.

Pope presses need for dignity of work for Madagascar’s poor

Pope Francis is pressing for the poor to have the dignity of work with a visit Sunday to a hilltop rock quarry in Madagascar where hundreds of people toil rather than scavenge in the biggest dump of the Indian Ocean nation's capital.
Pope Francis arrives to attend a meeting with the Bishops of Madagascar in the Andohalo Cathedral in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on September 7, 2019. (AFP - Mamyrael)

Hundreds of thousands flock to Pope Francis Madagascar mass

Thousands of people were gathering before dawn Sunday in the Madagascar capital Antananarivo, braving a cold windy morning to hear Pope Francis say mass on the second leg of his three-nation African tour.
Pope Francis addressing young people on Thursday. “You are important!” he told them.Ben Curtis-Associated Press

Pope tells packed stadium in Mozambique to reject ‘revenge’

Pope Francis continued to spread a message of peace as he addressed tens of thousands of Mozambicans at a mass held at a stadium in the capital Maputo on Friday, on the first leg of a visit to three African countries.

Xenophobia: Zambia, Madagascar call off Bafana friendlies over attacks in South Africa

Bafana Bafana have suffered a setback after Zambia and Madagascar pulled out of their proposed international friendlies billed for this weekend due to xenophobic violence in South Africa.
The South African Football Association (Safa) has taken a decision to release the players who had been in camp whole week to go back to their clubs after the withdrawal of Madagascar team from the friendly match against Bafana Bafana which was scheduled for Orlando Stadium on Saturday, 7 September 2019.

Bafana Bafana players released from camp after Madagascar’s decision to withdraw from friendly

The South African Football Association (Safa) has taken a decision to release the players who had been in camp whole week to go back to their clubs after the withdrawal of Madagascar team from the friendly match against Bafana Bafana which was scheduled for Orlando Stadium on Saturday, 7 September 2019.
Madagascar have “called off” their international friendly against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, earlier scheduled for this weekend.

Xenophobia: Madagascar cancels friendly with Bafana in South Africa

Madagascar have “called off” their international friendly against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, earlier scheduled for this weekend.
Men look at a cutout image of Pope Francis as another person takes a picture of the cutout itself, days ahead of the papal visit to the United Arab Emirates, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai on January 30, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE - AFP)

Pope Francis arrives for Africa tour in violence-hit Mozambique

Pope Francis arrives in Mozambique on Wednesday at the start of a three-nation tour of Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.
Pope Francis on March 30 addressed the people, authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Pope Francis kicks off Africa tour in violence-hit Mozambique

Pope Francis arrives in Mozambique on Wednesday at the start of a three-nation tour of Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.

Xenophobia: Eagles kick, Zambia cancel South Africa friendly

Nigerian players have taken to the social media to condemn the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and citizens of other countries living in South Africa.
Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.

Pope Francis to visit poor of Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.
Medical Tools belonging to a woman practicing illegal abortion are displayed on a table in her living room on July 25, 2019 in Antananarivo. In Madagascar, the predominantly Christian island state where the Pope is expected in early September, abortion is illegal, including in cases of rape, and punishable by 10 years in prison. In this poor country of 25 million inhabitants, three women die each day following a “spontaneous or induced abortion,” according to Lalaina Razafinirinasoa, national leader of the British-based family planning NGO, Marie Stopes International. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP

Madagascar’s ‘angel makers’ flourish in ban on abortion

Volatiana keeps her secret behind a flimsy wooden gate, tucked along a red brick wall at the back of her vegetable garden in Madagascar’s Antananarivo.
The duo of Raymond Ekewo and Itsheriki Ushoritse increased the country’s medal haul by winning gold and bronze medal respectively in the Men’s 100m final held at the Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex, Rabat on Tuesday.

Africa Games: Raymond Ekevwo emerges Africa’s fastest man

The duo of Raymond Ekewo and Itsheriki Ushoritse increased the country’s medal haul by winning gold and bronze medal respectively in the Men’s 100m final held at the Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex, Rabat on Tuesday.
Aruna Quadri‘s unbeaten run at the ITTF World Tour tagged Bulgaria Open came to a glorious end yesterday as the Nigeria Open champion fell to China’s Zhao Zihao 4-1 in the men’s singles semifinal.

Olympics: Aruna Quadri, others head for Tunisia for qualifying tourney

After missing the first opportunity to make it to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Aruna Quadri and other African players will be heading to Tunisia early next year for the African Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

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Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Itse Sagay applauds Senate’s leadership for commitment to service

Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACA), Prof. Itse Sagay, on Thursday applauded the leadership of the ninth Senate for its commitment to service of the country.
Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Senator Lawan: Senate yet to receive request from President Buhari for Ibrahim Magu’s confirmation

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday said the Senate is yet to receive any formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

Edo new police commissioner reads riot act to criminal elements

The new Commissioner of Police deployed to the Edo State Police Command, CP Lawal Tanko Jimeta, yesterday, said he would be firm in carrying out his duty in order to ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizens of the state.
Chidi Izuwah

Federal government approves PPP projects worth $8 billion in eight years

Mr Chidi Izuwah, the Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has said that the Federal Government approved Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects worth eight billion dollars between 2010 and 2018.
Power

Federal government to review ownership of electricity distribution companies

The National Economic Council, NEC, yesterday resolved to review the status of the ownership structure of the power distribution companies in the country.