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Solomon Ogbeide: Mamelodi victory gives Lobi more confidence

Lobi Stars of Makurdi coach Solomon Ogbeide has declared that his side’s 2-1 victory against Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in their first group match of the CAF Champions League has given them a boost in confidence.

African leaders to meet over DR Congo vote dispute

Continental leaders will gather at the African Union this week to discuss the disputed election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a spokesperson for the body said on Wednesday.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

EFCC: $217 billion taken out of Nigeria illegally in 38 years

Nigeria has recorded illicit financial outflows of $217.7bn in 38 years, specifically between 1970 and 2008, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, said in Abuja on Wednesday.
Lagos . Nigeria

Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth to accelerate despite tighter global conditions – poll

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economies will cope with tighter global liquidity this year and grow faster than in 2018, albeit at a lacklustre rate compared to the commodity price boom heydays of a decade ago, a Reuters poll found.
Paul Aigbogun – Flying Eagles coach

Paul Aigbogun: Flying Eagles focused on winning in Niger

Flying Eagles coach Paul Aigbogun says he’s confident in his squad ability to win next month’s U20 Afcon billed for Niger Republic in February.
John Boyega

John Boyega to produce South African crime thriller

John Boyega will executive produce a South African crime-thriller ‘God Is Good’ and has launched a record label
Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping centre near central Harare [Philimon Bulawayo-Reuters]

Uneasy calm in Zimbabwe amid stay-at-home fuel price protest

An uneasy calm returned to Zimbabwe's main cities but businesses and schools remained closed and mobile networks enforced a government internet shutdown on the final day of a national strike triggered by a steep rise in fuel prices.
South Africa's Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson knocked out of Australian Open

Australian Open fifth seed Kevin Anderson lost his second round match to Frances Tiafoe 4-6 6-4 6-4 7-5 in a major upset on the third day of the Grand Slam on Wednesday.
Lobi Stars

CAF suspends Lobi Stars midfielder John Lawrence for two games

Lobi Stars midfielder John Lawrence has been suspended for the two matches by CAF, the player was found guilty of fighting two Gor Mahia players in last month’s first leg preliminary CAF Champions League match in Kenya.
Flying Eagles

Flying Eagles to face Saudi Arabia ahead of under-20 AFCON

The Flying Eagles, Nigeria’s national under-20 team, will face their Saudi Arabian counterparts in an international friendly on Jan. 22 in Jeddah.
A motorcyclist rides past a campaign poster for Nigeria’s incumbent president and candidate to his re-election for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) President Muhammadu Buhari, and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, at Ilupeju in Lagos, on January 4, 2019. PHOTO: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

Nigeria misses out on emerging-market rally as vote nears

Emerging-market assets may be enjoying a strong start to the year, but one country missing out on the rally is Nigeria.

BBNaija 2019 to be staged in Nigeria

The fourth season of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) will be staged in Nigeria, the organisers announced on Tuesday in Lagos.

IMF: Nigeria’s economy to grow by 3.8% in 2019

Nigeria’s economy, and other sub-Saharan Africa countries, will be home to several of the world’s fastest-growing economies in 2019 according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick targets 2019 AFCON title

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has targeted the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as the Super Eagles’ main priority.
Martin Fayulu

DR Congo court to examine election appeal from Tuesday

DR Congo's Constitutional Court said it would start hearing Tuesday an appeal against presidential election results that gave victory to opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi.
Eagles forward Samuel Kalu (right) battles Percy Tau of South Africa PIX KABIRU ABUBAKAR

Gernot Rohr: Samuel Kalu an amazing player

The 21-year-old has become one of the breakout stars of the 2018/19 season in France’s Ligue 1, while his sublime goal in a Coup de la Ligue win over Le Havre last week went viral on the internet.

SADC urges DR Congo unity govt, vote recount

An African regional bloc on Sunday called for a unity government in Democratic Republic of Congo following disputed presidential elections, while also urging a recount of the ballots.
Phil Masinga during the 2018 SAFA Press Conference at the SAFA House, Johannesburg on 26 July 2018. ©Muzi Ntombela-BackpagePix

Former South Africa striker Phil Masinga passes on at 49

Former South Africa and Leeds United striker Phil Masinga has passes on aged 49, says his country's football association.

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Elections: INEC releases final list of candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday released final list of candidates for the Presidential and National Assembly Election, scheduled for Feb. 16.

African Union urges DR Congo to suspend final election results

The African Union continental body issued a surprise last-minute demand late Thursday for Congo's government to suspend the announcement of final results of the disputed presidential election, citing "serious doubts".
Supporters of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir shout slogans as they gather during a rally for him in the Green Square in the capital Khartoum on January 9, 2019. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY - AFP)

Sudan protests: Doctor and teen shot dead during clashes

A doctor and a 16-year-old have been killed in Sudan amid demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir.

Federal government urged to rename Eagle Square Abuja in honour of former President Shagari

Rep Abubakar Chika (APC-Niger), on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to immortalise former President Shehu Shagari by renaming Abuja Eagle Square after him.

NAFDAC destroys N400m substandard drugs in Nasarawa

National Agency for Food, Drugs, Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, destroyed substandard, falsified and expired drugs and other related products estimated at over N400m in Nasarawa state.