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ERA/FoEN asks Lagos Governor-elect Sanwo-Olu to stop privatisation of water

The Our Water, Our Right Movement led by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has cautioned Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor-elect, from continuing with plans by previous administrations to privatise water.

Aliu Lasisi to defend WBC Int’l Silver title against Keyvin Lara

Dubai-based Nigerian boxer Aliu Lasisi will defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) International Silver Super Flyweight title against Keyvin Francisco Lara of Nicaragua on the 5th of April, 2019 at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, UAE.
This handout picture taken and released on March 18, 2019 by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) shows damages in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of the passage of the cyclone Idai. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Déborah NGUYEN / WFP / AFP) /

‘Women, babies trapped in trees’ after deadly Mozambique storm

Rescue workers in Mozambique are racing against time to save hundreds of people clinging onto roofs and trees around the devastated city of Beira, days after a powerful cyclone triggered flash floods, submerging entire villages and wiping out communities across southeastern Africa.

Nigeria’s U-19 cricket team shocks host Namibia in World Cup qualifier

Nigeria’s U-19 Cricket Team proved bookmakers wrong by defeating host Namibia with 77 runs in the opening game of the Africa Division 1 ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers played at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia yesterday.

Nigeria ready for Africa’s U-19 Cricket World Cup qualifiers

The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Africa Qualifier tournament will take place in Windhoek, Namibia, over the next week, with a high standard of cricket anticipated.
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Nigeria climbs to third position in mobile Malware attacks in 2018

Four African countries made the list in terms of top 10 countries by share of users attacked by mobile malware; Nigeria climbs from fifth place in 2017 to third in 2018.

CAF lists three women referees for U-17 AFCON

Three women referees will officiate for the first time at a men’s football competition – the 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (U-17 AFCON) in Tanzania.
Tanzania Chadema Freeman Mbowe

Tanzanian opposition chief released from detention

The head of Tanzania's main opposition party was freed on bail Thursday after more than three months in detention on allegations that he took part in an illegal protest.

Maikanti Baru: Nigeria controls $48 billion new oil, gas projects in Africa

Nigeria is the destination for new projects in the oil and gas industry in Africa valued at over $48 billion, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, has said.
Dangote Cement

Dangote Cement posts N390.3 billion profit in 2018

Dangote Cement has posted a Profit After Tax (PAT) of N390.32 billion in its 2018 operations, against N204.25 billion achieved in the corresponding period in 2017.
Oden Charles Mbaga

Tanzanian referee banned for life by Fifa for taking bribes

One of Tanzania's top referees has been handed a life ban from football after Fifa found him guilty of taking bribes.

Tanzania court dismisses government request to arrest opposition chief Tundu Lissu

A Tanzanian court has dismissed a government request to arrest Tundu Lissu, one of the country’s fiercest critic of President John Magufuli.
Halima Mdee

Tanzanian opposition women’s leader arrested – party

Halima Mdee, 40, a member of parliament and a lawyer, was arrested on Saturday in Tanzania's economic capital Dar es Salaam after meetings with her constituents.
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COMESA anxious over single air market

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has launched a campaign for the implementation of Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).
Yang Feng Glan, known as the 'Queen of Ivory,' pictured in a Tanzanian court

Tanzania: Court sentences Chinese ‘Ivory Queen’ to 15 years prison

A Chinese businesswoman labelled the “Ivory Queen” has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Tanzanian judge for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 elephants.

Tanzanian research institute develops mosquito repellent

Tanzania’s Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has developed a repellent to control mosquitoes that spread dengue, Chikunganya and Zika diseases, a senior research scientist revealed on Monday.
Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa

Tanzania to spend $4.3 million on oil palm farming

Tanzania has set aside 4.3 million dollars to boost cultivation of oil palm as part of its strategy to end importation of edible oils, Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa, said on Monday.

Ethiopia to aid return of nationals stranded in Tanzania

Ethiopia is assisting 541 nationals stranded in Tanzania to obtain travel documents and return home, the foreign ministry said Friday.

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Supplementary poll: PDP cries foul over alleged militarisation in Sokoto

Sokoto State chapter of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it will not accept anything short of free, fair and credible polls in tomorrow’s supplementary poll in the state.
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

Osun guber: Senator Adeleke’s tribunal victory triumph of people’s will – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party ( PDP ) has hailed the verdict of the Osun State Governorship election tribunal, which upheld the victory of its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, describing the judgement as a victory for democracy and triumph of the will of the people.

Bauchi elections: Group accuses INEC of causing political tension, confusion

A group, Bauchi Youth Awareness Ambassadors, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of causing political confusion in the state due to the way it handled governorship election.

NANS hails tribunal declaration of Senator Adeleke as Osun governor

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has hailed the tribunal declaration of Sen. Ademola Adeleke as governor of Osun State, saying it is hope awakening.
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

Tribunal orders INEC to issue Senator Adeleke Certificate of Return as duly elected Osun...

The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has ordered INEC to issue Certificate of Return as duly elected governor to Senator Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2018 election.