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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.

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.

King Mswati III renames Swaziland as eSwatini

The King of Swaziland, one of the world's few absolute monarchs, announced on Thursday that his country had changed its name to eSwatini to mark 50 years since independence from British rule.

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NANS suspends nationwide protest over election postponement

The National Association of Nigerian Students has suspended its proposed nationwide protest scheduled for Monday (today) over the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be conferred with Pakistan's highest civilian honour a day after signing $20bn in investment deals with the South Asian country.

Pakistan to honour Saudi crown prince with highest civilian award

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be conferred with Pakistan's highest civilian honour a day after signing $20bn in investment deals with the South Asian country.

Nigeria Eurobond yields rise after surprise election delay

The electoral commission said the postponement, which is due to last a week, was due solely to logistical factors and denied political pressure had played any part in the decision. President Muhammadu Buhari and his rival, former vice president Atiku Abubakar, both urged voters to stay calm.

Election postponement: NLC demand public holiday

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked government to declare a two or three-day public holiday to enable workers travel to perform their civic responsibility in the face of imminent voter apathy as a result of the shift in the date of the general elections.
Sani Kaita

Woman petitions NAPTIP over alleged child abandonment by ex-international footballer

A woman, Ms Esther Emiola, has petitioned the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) over alleged child abandonment by former international footballer, Sani Kaita.