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CBN governor: 2.9 million farmers have benefitted from anchor borrowers’ programme

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says 2.9 million farmers have cultivated 3.6 million hectares across 21 commodities under the bank’s anchor borrowers’ programme (ABP).
Enyimba is not under pressure to carry the hope of the Nation on their shoulders on the continent in the season’s campaign Midfielder Austin Oladapo has said.

CAFCC: Enyimba battle Orlando Pirates, Ahli Benghazy

Enyimba have been drawn in a fairly tough Group A of the Confederation Cup alongside South African giants Orlando Pirates, Ahli Benghazy from Libya and ES Setif of Algeria.
Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad, has been found to have breached various codes of ethics, BBC Sport Africa understands.

CAF president discharged from hospital after recovering from coronavirus

Confederation of African Football (Caf) has confirmed President, Ahmad Ahmad, has been released from hospital after recovering from the coronavirus.
Angélique Kidjo with the 2020 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album - Timothy Norris-Getty Images-AFP

Grammy Awards rename world music category over ‘connotations of colonialism’

The Recording Academy has announced that the Grammy Award for “Best World Music Album” has been renamed. The award will now be called “Best Global Music Album”.
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Azubuike Okechukwu close to Basaksehir return after injury-induced layoff

Azubuike Okechukwu has edged ever closer to making a return to action for Istanbul Basaksehir after the Nigerian midfielder stepped up his recovery from a long-term injury.
Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA intervenes in Ivorian election squabble

FIFA has ordered the cancellation of a general assembly of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) which had been called to vote on replacing the commission handling a presidential election, AFP learned on Sunday.
Zamalek's Mahmoud Alaa celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS-Amr Abdallah Dalsh

African Champions League final to be played October 16-17

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has abandoned plans to play the semi-final and final of the 2019-20 African Champions League in a single venue and have set a date of Oct. 16-17 for the continental decider.

CAF approves revised calendar for Interclubs competitions

Confederation of Africa Football Emergency Committee has approved the revised calendar for the Interclubs competitions which was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Azubuike Okechukwu struck a perfect friendship with Brazilian superstar Robinho following his move to Turkish Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir on a season-long loan from Egyptian club Pyramids FC and it was all because of Nigeria football legend Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha

Azubuike Okechukwu wins Turkish Super Lig title with Basaksehir

Azubuike Okechukwu has emerged champion of the Turkish Super Lig with his club Istanbul Basaksehir, with one game left to play after they beat Kayserispor 1-0 on Sunday.
Nigerian striker, Junior Ajayi scored his sixth goal of the season for Egyptian giants Al Ahly in Friday Egyptian league game against Al Nasty.

Junior Ajayi named fourth among the highest earning African based players

Nigeria forward Junior Ajayi is reportedly the fourth best-paid player on the continent of Africa.
Azubuike Okechukwu has joined Turkish Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir on a season-long loan from Egyptian club Pyramids FC.

Azubuike Okechukwu: I’m good enough to earn Super Eagles call up

Nigerian international, Azubuike Okechukwu, is confident that he is good enough to break into the Super Eagles and will continue to push for it.
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has extended the suspension of the continent’s inter-club finals until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Caf inter-club competitions postponed indefinitely

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has extended the suspension of the continent’s inter-club finals until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

CAF postpones Champions League, Confederation Cup semis indefinitely

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has announced the indefinite postponement of the Champions League and Confederation Cup semi-final matches.
Horoya AC of Guinea Nigerian striker Bolaji Sakin has stated that he will reveal his little knowledge of Enyimba to his Guinean teammates ahead of this Sunday’s CAF Confederation cup quarter final first leg between both side at the Enyimba stadium.

Horoya forward Bolaji Sakin dreams CAF Confederation Cup glory after ousting Enyimba

Horoya AC of Guinea striker Bolaji Sakin has stated that he wants to end the ongoing CAF Confederation Cup campaign as champion after helping his side to the last four stage of the competition.
Stanley Dimgba kept his feet on the pedals of his fine scoring form, controlling Cyril Olisema’s chipped pass to send in a low strike and give Enyimba the lead four minutes before the interval. Three minutes later, youngster Anayo Iwuala spearheaded a swift break to set up Victor Mbaoma, who picked his spot from the edge of the box, handing Fatai Osho’s side a two-goal lead at the break.

Enyimba to receive $350,000 after Confed Cup exit

Nigeria Professional Football League champions Enyimba will receive $350,000 after crashing out in the quarter-final stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Horoya AC of Guinea Nigerian striker Bolaji Sakin has stated that he will reveal his little knowledge of Enyimba to his Guinean teammates ahead of this Sunday’s CAF Confederation cup quarter final first leg between both side at the Enyimba stadium.

CAFCC: Bolaji Sakin scores as Horoya defeat Enyimba in Conakry

Bolaji Sakin and Boubacar Samassekou were on target as Horoya beat Nigerian outfit Enyimba 2-0 at the Stade 28 Septembre in Conakry on Sunday to progress to the semi-finals with a 3-1 aggregate victory.
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.

CAFCC: Enyimba gets Horoya AC in quarter-final draw

Draws for the last eight of the Competition was held on Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt and Enyimba, who finished as runners-up in Group D will continue their campaign in a tricky fixture.
Experienced winger and former Nigeria international Felix Ogbuke has rejoined Enugu Rangers six months after he was considered surplus for requirement and eased out by the Coal City Flying Antelopes.

Felix Ogbuke rejoins Rangers after six months without club

Experienced winger and former Nigeria international Felix Ogbuke has rejoined Enugu Rangers six months after he was considered surplus for requirement and eased out by the Coal City Flying Antelopes.
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.

Rangers keep CAF Confederations Cup hope alive

Nigeria’s Rangers International of Enugu yesterday picked a vital win against hosts, Pyramid FC in Cairo, Egypt, just as they kept hope alive in the ongoing CAF Confederations Cup.
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 chase consolidation points against Agadir

Confederation Cup campaigners Enyimba have a good chance of pushing closer to the next round as the host Hassania Agadir of Morocco on Sunday.
Sadio Mane believes Liverpool are well motivated to clinch the Premier League trophy this season.

Sadio Mane set to be crowned King of Africa

Liverpool sharpshooter Sadio Mane is expected to become the first African football headline-maker of 2020 by winning the Player of the Year award in Egypt next week.
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.

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Congolese miners work at an artisanal gold mine near Kamituga in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, May 22, 2019. REUTERS-Djaffar Al Katanty

Miners head says members have no link with bandits

National President, Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN), Mr Kabir Kankara, has said that miners do not have any links with bandits.
In acknowledgment of his stand and support for the Christian faith and exemplary service to humanity, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has conferred a special award of the Defender of Faith on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

PFN confers ‘Defender of Faith’ award on VP Osinbajo

In acknowledgment of his stand and support for the Christian faith and exemplary service to humanity, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has conferred a special award of the Defender of Faith on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
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Court adjourns Diezani Alison-Madueke’s fraud case

The Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday adjourned the corruption case involving a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is believed to be in the United Kingdom.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants his players to shun talks about them gunning for the title this season.

Manchester United boss not ready to release players for Internationals

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it “doesn’t make sense” for his players to travel for international duty later this month if they have to quarantine on their return and miss games as a result.
Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were on parade in Leicester City’s 1-0 loss against Norwich City in Friday’s Premier League game.

Leicester boss explains Kelechi Iheanacho substitution in draw vs Burnley

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho may have produced “fabulous technique” for his goal but it was not enough to keep him on the pitch for 90 minutes in the 1-1 away draw against Burnley on Wednesday night.

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The Police in Ogun State on Friday arrested and detained the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri, for alleged assault.

Group condemns arrest, detention of Ogun deputy speaker

A group of youths, under the aegis of the Ogun East Youths for Good Governance, has condemned the arrest and detention of the Deputy Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Oludare Kadiri, by the police over alleged invasion and assault.
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Australian police close investigation into ‘rape’ by cabinet minister

Australian police said on Tuesday an investigation into a rape allegation against an unidentified cabinet minister was closed after authorities concluded there was insufficient
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni has said the actions or inactions of the committee at this critical stage of the nation’s political life would determine the party’s chances of retaining power at the centre in 2023.

Governor Buni excited with return of normalcy to Yobe

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe has expressed happiness with the return of normalcy after years of devastating effects of insurgency in the state.
Andy Ruiz Jr has stunned boxing fans by showing off his incredibly body transformation ahead of a potential return to the ring later this year.

Andy Ruiz leaves boxing fans baffled with weight loss

After producing one of the greatest upsets of all time by dethroning Joshua at Madison Square Garden six months earlier, Ruiz piled on the pounds in the rematch – weighing in at an astonishing 284lbs – and was left to rue his excessive pre-fight “eating and partying” as Joshua comfortably outpointed him to reclaim his championships.

APC urges INEC to restore eight state constituencies in Oyo

The Oyo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to restore the state eight constituencies in line with a Federal High Court Judgment.