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NFF President Amaju Pinnick (L) and FIFA President Gianni Infatino (M) at the CAF awards

Amaju Pinnick: Sadio Mane, Asisat Oshoala fully deserving of their gongs

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has declared African Men’s Player of the Year, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Women’s Player of the Year, Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala as fully deserving of their honours at the 2019 CAF Football Awards ceremony in Hurghada, Egypt on Tuesday night.
Former Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has sent a message to club chairman Daniel Levy advising him to make a move for Ajax attacker Hakim Ziyech next summer.

Arsenal to pay £42.5 million for Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech

Arsenal’s hopes of signing Hakim Ziyech from Ajax have been handed a boost, after the player has been told he can leave this month, CalcioMercato reports.
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.

Enyimba face injury crisis ahead CAF Confederation Cup clash vs Paradou AC

Enyimba will be without six of their key players for Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup away clash against Algeria’s Paradou AC.

Seven migrants drown off Moroccan coast, 70 rescued

A Moroccan coastguard vessel on Monday retrieved seven bodies and rescued 70 migrants whose boat got into difficulty in the Mediterranean, a military source said.
Enyimba coach Usman Abdallah has stated confidently that the People’s Elephant are in Sudan to pick qualification to the group stage of the CAF champions league ahead of the away tie to Sudanese Al-hilal despite a goalless first leg fortnight ago.

Usman Abd’allah: We will learn from Hassania Agadir defeat

Coach of Enyimba FC, Usman Abd’allah, has stated that the People’s Elephants will learn from the loss to Moroccan side Hassania Agadir after losing 2-0 in her first group match of the 2019/2020 CAF Confederation Cup.
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.
Enyimba coach Usman Abdallah has stated confidently that the People’s Elephant are in Sudan to pick qualification to the group stage of the CAF champions league ahead of the away tie to Sudanese Al-hilal despite a goalless first leg fortnight ago.

Usman Abdallah: Enyimba have valuable information about Hassania Agadir

Enyimba coach Usman Abdallah has stated that the People’s Elephant have gotten valuable information ahead of the team’s trip to face Moroccan league side Hassania Agadir this Sunday in group D opening group stage match.
Mohamed Mounir, widely known as Gnawi, was charged in Sale near Rabat over the publication of a video in which he insulted police.

Morocco rapper gets one-year jail term for insulting police

A Moroccan court on Monday sentenced rapper Mohamed Mounir, known as Gnawi, to one year in jail for insulting police on social media, in what Amnesty condemned as "a disgraceful verdict".
Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Sunday booked a spot in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup following a 2-1 away win against South African side TS Galaxy.

Enyimba trounce Adamawa United in Aba

Enyimba Striker Victor Mbaoma was the hero as Enyimba thrashed newly promoted side Adamawa United at the Enyimba Stadium in Aba on Sunday.
Malian Troops

24 Mali soldiers and 17 jihadists die in clashes in East

Twenty-four Malian soldiers and 17 jihadists fighters were killed in clashes in the east of the country, the army said, as security in the West African nation deteriorates further.
Mohamed Mounir, widely known as Gnawi, was charged in Sale near Rabat over the publication of a video in which he insulted police.

Morocco rapper faces jail for insulting police

A Moroccan rapper who co-authored a song criticising the kingdom faces two years in prison after appearing in court Thursday charged with offending public officials.
Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Sunday booked a spot in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup following a 2-1 away win against South African side TS Galaxy.

CAFCC: Enyimba, Rangers get group stage opponents

Enyimba and Rangers will come up against North African oppositions in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Migrants struggling at mid sea after boat capsizes

Moroccan navy rescues 329 Spain-bound migrants

The Moroccan navy said it rescued 329 Spain-bound migrants in the Mediterranean from Oct. 10 to Oct. 13.
Senate Majority Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu (left); Moroccan Ambassador to Nigeria, Moha Out Ali Tagma; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan; Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa, and Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, during the visit of the ambassador to the Senate President on Tuesday, 8th October, 2019.

Senate President calls for closer ties between Nigeria and Egypt, Morocco — in pictures

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called for closer bilateral relationship between Nigeria and Egypt and also with Morocco.
Former Abia Warriors striker Chisom Chikatara is presently training with Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club Akwa United ahead of a possible move to the Uyo-based team.

Chisom Chikatara trains with Akwa United ahead of possible move

“Chikatara is presently training with us, but no deal has been signed with him yet, the technical crew and the management have to agree before we can be talking about a contract,’ a top official with Akwa United told newsmen in an interview.
Moroccan authorities arrested on Friday a Libyan national for alleged links to international drug trafficking network at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport.

Morocco arrests Libyan national over alleged links with drug trafficking

Moroccan authorities arrested on Friday a Libyan national for alleged links to international drug trafficking network at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport.
A protest against the prosecution of Hajar Raissouni in front of the Rabat courthouse this month. Mosa'Ab Elshamy-Associated Press

Moroccan journalist jailed one year on abortion charges

A Moroccan journalist has been sentenced to one year in prison for premarital sex and having an abortion, in a case activists described as part of a crackdown on critical reporters.

One dead, five injured as Morocco football fans clash

One person was killed and five injured in clashes between rival football fans after a cup tie near the Moroccan city of Casablanca, local authorities said Wednesday.

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Senate deputy minority leader endorses Amotekun

Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha, representing Taraba South Senatorial District and Senate Deputy Minority Leader, on Sunday, voiced his endorsement of ‘Operation Amotekun’ recently launched by governors in South-West zone.
Mrs Marian Onuoha, aka Mama Sure P, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged the winner of rerun election for the Isiala Mbano-Okigwe-Onuimo Federal Constituency seat conducted by the INEC on Saturday.

APC, AA win Imo rerun elections

Mrs Marian Onuoha, aka Mama Sure P, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged the winner of rerun election for the Isiala Mbano/Okigwe/Onuimo Federal Constituency seat conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Saturday.
Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Ahmed Kabiru Abdullahi

Lagos government arrests 14 illegal sand dredgers in Banana Island

The Lagos State Government has arrested 14 illegal sand dredgers on the shoreline of Ikoyi-Lekki axis in Banana Island during a compliance enforcement exercise.
Nigerian professional football league side Akwa United has completed the signing of Chan Eagles defender Olisa Ndah.

Akwa United sign defender Olisa Ndah from Remo Stars

Nigerian professional football league side Akwa United has completed the signing of Chan Eagles defender Olisa Ndah.
Two second-half goals from Osimaga Duke and Spencer Bassey gave Dakkada FC a comfortable 2-0 win over Jigawa Golden Stars in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 17 game decided on Saturday.

Dakkada thrash Jigawa Golden Stars to move fourth on NPFL table

Dakkada football club scored twice in the second half to beat Jigawa Golden Stars in the matchday 17 of the Nigeria professional football league game played at the Nest of Champions in Uyo on Saturday.