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Super Eagles seek to end AFCON qualifiers on a high as they host Seychelles...

Nigeria will be looking to finish their Nations Cup qualifiers on a high when they welcome bottom-side Seychelles to the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, on Friday.
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AFCONQ: Super Eagles looking to end on a high

The race to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) comes to an end this weekend, with the battle for qualification slots in the 12 groups getting to an interesting climax.
We worked through the night and one body was recovered, the southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, told AFP.

Death toll rises to nine in collapsed Lagos school building

"We worked through the night and one body was recovered," the southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, told AFP.
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CAFCL: Early goal disorganized Lobi’s game plan – Mike Idoko

Vice Chairman of Lobi Stars football club Mike Idoko has described Mamelodi Sundown as a true professional football club where things work as planned without interference from any quarter.
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Lobi Stars crash out of CAF Champions League

Nigeria’s sole CAF Champions League campaigner Lobi Stars have failed to make it past the group stage of the competition after losing 3-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in her penultimate group game.
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CAFCL: Mamelodi Sundowns thrash Lobi Stars 3-0

Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa on Saturday thrashed Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Lobi Stars of Makurdi in a CAF Champions League group game played in Pretoria.
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South Africa warns bogus pastors

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned church leaders against using religion to profit from vulnerable, unsuspecting people after a Johannesburg-based pastor made headlines claiming to have raised a man from the dead on Sunday.

South Africa’s ANC under pressure to repay ‘kickbacks’

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been challenged to repay the millions of rands it received from controversial management company, Bosasa.
Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) took to their Twitter handle to congratulate Nigeria's Flying Eagles for picking one of the four 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup tickets after defeating Niger by a lone goal at the ongoing U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

U-20 World Cup: Christian Chukwu tasks handlers of Flying Eagles on techniques

Christian Chukwu, former Super Eagles coach, on Monday called on the technical crew of Nigeria’s Flying Eagles to improve on the finishing techniques of the team ahead of the U-20 world cup.
Flying Eagles head coach, Paul Aigbogun, has reaffirmed his players readiness for today’s Group A clash against Burundi at the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations Cup in Niger.

Paul Aigbogun sad to end U-20 AFCON campaign as loser

Flying Eagles head coach Paul Aigbogun is disappointed to see his charges end their campaign at the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niamey on a negative note following a 5-3 penalty shoot-out defeat to South Africa in Saturday’s third-place match.
Simon Kolawole

INEC’s bolt from the blue

The postponement of the 2019 general election by one week — even if by one day — is yet another spectacular testament to the pathological incompetence ruining our country. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) told us a million times that it was ready for the elections.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa’s dilemma of land reform and mining investment

The land reform dear to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is not only of concern to white farmers. As large landowners, mining groups are also afraid of paying the price of a massive and unbridled redistribution of land.
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‘Beer wars’: Big brewers target Nigerian drinkers

Gigantic billboards advertising beer now dominate the skyline of Nigeria's megacity, Lagos, signalling the escalating battle between multinational brewers for drinkers in Africa's most populous country.
Flying Eagles head coach, Paul Aigbogun, has reaffirmed his players readiness for today’s Group A clash against Burundi at the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations Cup in Niger.

Paul Aigbogun: Flying Eagles can’t afford to lose to South Africa

Nigeria U-20 head coach Paul Aigbogun admitted that his team cannot afford to lose all to South Africa when both clash in the second Group A game of the on going 2019 U-20 African Cup of Nations in Niger Republic.
Emmanuel Amuneke has revealed he had a hard time battling age cheats when he was in charge of the Golden Eaglets.

U20 AFCON: Emmanuel Amuneke charges Flying Eagles ahead South Africa tie

Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has hailed the Flying Eagles winning start at the U20 AFCON in Niger, but at the same time warned the Nigeria U20s have
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TP Mazembe thrash Club Africain 8-0 to set CAF Champions League record

Democratic Republic of Congo outfit TP Mazembe crushed Tunisian visitors Club Africain 8-0 Saturday to achieve a record winning margin for a CAF Champions League group match.
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Tough Champions League group excites Lobi’s Solomon Ogbeide

Lobi Stars manager Solomon Ogbeide said his team would work hard to qualifier for the quarter finals of this season CAF Champions League inspite of their underdogs tag.
Shamila Batohi is congratulated by President Cyril Ramaphosa after being named the country's new chief prosecutor, at the Union building in Pretoria, South Africa, December 4, 2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa names first female top prosecutor

President Cyril Ramaphosa named a respected female lawyer on Tuesday to head South Africa's prosecuting authority which had been accused of improperly protecting former president Jacob Zuma.

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Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe seeks support from international community

The Zimbabwean government says it is appealing to the international community for help with medicine, food and infrastructure, as victims of Cyclone Idai push for expedited aid.
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SDF: ISIS totally eliminated in Syria

Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State (ISIS) group’s nearly five-year-old “caliphate” Saturday after flushing out diehard jihadists from their very last bastion in eastern Syria.

Federal government, IFAD hail value chain implementation in Niger

The Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Friday commended the implementation of the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in Niger State.

World Water Day: Diarrhoea kills more children than violence In conflict countries – UNICEF

To mark this year’s World Water Day on Friday, the United Nations International Children’s Fund has lamented that children under the age of 15 in conflict countries die more of diarrhoeal diseases than direct violence, in a new report it released on Thursday.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Congo faces largest outbreak of Ebola

Democratic Republic of Congo is facing the second largest outbreak of Ebola in history as attacks on clinics pose a further challenge to the government and humanitarian organizations struggling to fight the virus.