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TEF, UNDP list entrepreneurship scheme beneficiaries

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), in collaboration with United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) has released the names of 2,100 entrepreneurs to benefit from the inaugural TEF-UNDP Entrepreneurship Programme.

TEF announces final 2,100 entrepreneurs

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF)—the private-sector-led philanthropy focused on empowering African entrepreneurs—has announced a final list of 2,100 entrepreneurs to benefit from the inaugural TEF-UNDP Entrepreneurship Programme.
Reining Nigerian league champions Enyimba of Aba lost their opening Group game of 2019-2020 CAF Confederations Cup to Hassania Agadir of Morroco on Sunday.

CAF Cup: Enyimba lose again

Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Sunday fell to a lone goal defeat against Algerian side Paradou AC in their CAF Confederation Cup Group D tie at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker, Blida.
The year 1960 was to be crucial for Africa- 17 sub-Saharan countries became independent from their European colonisers, 14 of them from France.

1960: Africa’s year of independence

The year 1960 was to be crucial for Africa: 17 sub-Saharan countries became independent from their European colonisers, 14 of them from France.
Enugu Rangers player Tope Olusesi has stated that the Flying Antelopes fear no foe ahead of today’s draws into the group stage of the 2019-2020 CAF Confederation cup in Cairo.

CAFCC: Rangers off to Mauritania Thursday for Nouhadbibou clash

Enugu Rangers will leave for Mauritania on Thursday for Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup matchday-three encounter against Nouhadbibou.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has revealed that President Donald Trump directly ordered him to halt disciplinary proceedings against an elite soldier accused of war crimes.

US considers pulling troops from West Africa

The Pentagon is looking into reducing or even withdrawing US troops from West Africa, part of a worldwide redeployment of military forces, the New York Times reported Tuesday.
Sadio Mane has set his sights on victory for Senegal against Algeria when they meet in their second Group C game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cairo on Thursday.

El-Hadji Diouf tells irate Senegalese fans to cool it after Lionel Messi beats Sadio...

While fans in Africa reacted with indignation after Sadio Mane finished fourth in the Ballon d’Or voting, another striker who played for Senegal and Liverpool, took a slightly more balanced view.
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French troops kill 33 militants in Mali

French President, Emmanuel Macron, said on Saturday his country’s troops have killed 33 militants in an operation in Mali.
Former Nigeria international Raphael Chukwu-Ndukwe has urged players of the Super Eagles to continue to work hard and impress at club level because the gains are what is currently been enjoyed at the senior national team.

2022 WCQ draws: Super Eagles land in pot one

Three-time African champions, the Super Eagles have retained their position as the 3th highest African side in the FIFA world rankings, making them a pot 1 team for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Chad: More than a dozen killed in Boko Haram attack

"There were 14 dead, five wounded and 13 missing in the attack" near the village of Kaiga on the shores of Lake Chad, Imouya Souabebe, the prefect of the region, told AFP news agency on Wednesday.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech to honor Japan’s architect Arata Isozaki at the Elysee Palace in Paris on May 24, 2019. Isozaki is the laureate of the 2019 Pritzker architecture prize.-br --Francois Mori - POOL - AP - AFP

French president postpones G5 Sahel meeting after deadly attack

French President Emmanuel Macron and Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou on Thursday agreed to postpone a summit on France’s military involvement in the Sahel region after a deadly attack on Nigerien forces, the Elysee Palace said.

UN: Dozens of migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania

At least 58 migrants drowned as their boat sank near the Mauritanian coast after a week at sea, the International Organization for Migration said Thursday.
Enyimba have been dumped out of CAF Champions League by Sudan’s Al–Hilal after a 1-0 victory in Omdurman on Sunday.

Rangers, Enyimba lose CAF Cup group openers

Nigerian contenders Enugu Rangers and Enyimba were both beaten by north African clubs on Sunday as the CAF Confederation Cup group phase kicked off.

Salisu Yusuf reveals mission at Enugu Rangers

Salisu Yusuf is determined to help Enugu Rangers regain top form following their poor start to the season. The Flying Antelopes are yet to record a win in the Nigeria Professional Football League this season. Erstwhile handler of the team, Benedict Ugwu, was sacked on Sunday after the team’s shocking 2-0 home loss to Akwa Starlets.
Enugu Rangers’ Bright Silas says his teammates can’t afford to dwell on their recent results if they are serious about stopping the unbeaten streak of Enyimba on their home turf in Aba in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clash.

Enugu Rangers protest CAF Cup early kick-off

Enugu Rangers have protested over the afternoon kick-offs of their home games in the African Confederation Cup which they say will negatively affect their performance and their gate receipts.

Nominees for all Caf 2019 Awards revealed — full list

The 2019 Caf Awards will hold on January 7, 2019 in Hurghada, Egypt with the Confederation of African Football announcing the nominees on Sunday.

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.
Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet has hailed the historic victory of his side in Angola as they launched their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign with a first away competitive victory since 1983.

AFCONQ: Gambia coach delights in historic Gambia victory

Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet has hailed the historic victory of his side in Angola as they launched their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign with a first away competitive victory since 1983.

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Another bizarrely creative efforts by the smugglers was discovered on Wednesday when the joint anti-bunkering team of the Nigeria Customs Service intercepted 23 jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) concealed in two caskets at Idiroko border.

Customs: Criminals smuggling rice into Nigeria with caskets, gas cylinders

The Nigeria Customs Service says ingenuity deployed by criminals or smugglers has made it possible for contraband items to come into the country.
Policemen wearing face masks warn drivers on the road between Codogno and Casalpusterlengo, which has been closed by the Italian government due to a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, February 23, 2020. REUTERS-Guglielmo Mangiapane.

EU: Coronavirus spread concerning but no cause for alarm

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Europe is concerning but no reason for alarm, the European Union said on Wednesday.
Real Madrid's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard, once courted by Europe's top teams, has agreed to join Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on loan, the Spanish club said on Tuesday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer casts curious eye on Martin Odegaard

Manchester United fans may soon be spoilt for choice in terms of quality midfielders after reports emerged of potential interest in Real Madrid star Martin Odegaard.
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UNICEF, Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote hail Yobe’s progress in primary healthcare

The achievement made by Yobe State Government in Primary Healthcare delivery particularly in routine immunization and primary healthcare delivery has received commendations from their major partners; Bill Gate, Aliko Dangote and Unicef.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Supreme Court upholds Bayelsa verdict, insists Douye Diri remains governor

On Wednesday, 26 February, the Supreme Court upheld its decision on Bayelsa election which removed David Lyon as Governor-elect and reconfirmed Douye Diri as winner.