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Gambian FA lose appeal over Togo’s Adewale Olufade eligibility

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) dismissed the Gambia Football Federation's (GFF) appeal over the eligibility of Togo defender Adewale Oloufade and upheld the original decision of its disciplinary board.
Adewale Olufade

Caf to consider appeal from The Gambia over Adewale Olufade eligibility

The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has confirmed that the Confederation of African Football (Caf) will consider an appeal from over the eligibility of Togo's Adewale Olufade.

African filmmakers to market films at 2019 Cannes Film Festival

African filmmakers, artistes and distributors will get a section to market their films at the 2019 edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes) in France.
Jakaya Kikwete

Ex-Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete leads Commonwealth observers for Nigeria election

The Commonwealth has deployed a 20-member Observer Group, led by former President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, for the February 16 Nigerian presidential election.

Gambian truth panel starts hearing Yahya Jammeh regime abuse testimony

A truth commission in the tiny West African state of The Gambia began hearing witness testimony on Monday as it set about investigating rights violations committed by the regime of Yahya Jammeh.

Air Peace launches direct flights to Banjul, increases Accra service

West Africa’s leading carrier Air Peace has said it will begin non-stop flights from Lagos to Banjul, The Gambia from Monday, January 7.

Femi Falana drags Cameroon to African Commission over trial of 47 asylum seekers in...

Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyer Femi Falana SAN has dragged the government of Cameroon to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, The Gambia over the impending trial of 47 asylum seekers and naturalised Nigerians.
Christopher Wreh

Liberia FA lifts ban on former Arsenal striker Christopher Wreh

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has lifted its ban on former Arsenal striker Christopher Wreh.
President Buhari participates at the 54th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS in Abuja on 22nd Dec 2018-5

ECOWAS calls for free, fair elections in Nigeria, Senegal

The ECOWAS Heads of State and Government have charged Nigeria and Senegal to leave no stone unturned in ensuring the conduct of elections are peaceful, free and transparent.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo: Nigeria’s delay in ratifying African free trade agreement regrettable

The Nigerian government’s continued delay in ratifying the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is regrettable, former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Sunday.
Amb. Kabiru Bala receiving accreditation letter from Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Geoffrey Onyeama

Muhammadu Buhari appoints Kabiru Bala as new envoy to South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Amb. Kabiru Bala as new High Commissioner to South Africa, with concurrent accreditation to Swaziland and Lesotho.
Riyad Mahrez Algeria

AFCON: Riyad Mahrez brace helps Algeria qualify for Nations Cup

Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria won 4-1 away to Togo on Sunday to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations from Group D.
Prince of Wales . Prince Charles

Prince of Wales goes ‘pidgin’ in Nigeria

He's better known for speaking the Queen's English but the Prince of Wales on Wednesday turned to pidgin as he visited Nigeria's commercial capital.

Prince Charles visit: Benin monarch urges return of artefacts

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has urged the the Prince of Wales and heir apparent to the British Monarch, Prince Charles, to assist in facilitating the return of Benin artefacts to the country.
Some of Nigeria’s notable monarchs on Tuesday visited Prince Charles in Abuja, who arrived in Nigeria on the third leg of his West African tour. 2

Prince Charles, monarchs discuss insecurity, girl-child education

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, met with some traditional leaders to discuss, among other issues, peace and security, and educating the girl-child.

AFCON: Emmanuel Adebayor named in Togo squad

Togo coach Claude LeRoy has included striker Emmanuel Adebayor in his 22-man squad for this month's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Algeria, despite Adebayor refusing to play in the October internationals.
Sniffer dog

Study reveals dogs could detect malaria by sniffing

Sniff dogs could be trained to detect malaria in people infected with the disease even if they are not showing symptoms, according to a new study by Durham University.
Nigeria’s High Commissioner to India, Retired Major General Chris Eze

Envoy tasks India on Nigeria’s economic potentials

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to India, Maj.-Gen. Chris Eze (Rtd), has urged India to take advantage of the economic reforms embarked upon by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to strengthen its businesses in the country.

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Abdul'aziz Yari

Governor Yari rules out dialogue with bandits, insists they are deceitful

Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has kicked against dialoguing with bandits who have been attacking states in North West, describing them as deceitful.
Point of Sale - POS

NIBSS upgrades systems for anticipated 100% rise in POS transactions

The Nigerian Inter-Bank Settlement Systems says it has upgraded its systems to accommodate an anticipated 100% rise in point-of-sale transactions.

Air strike kills four people in Somalia

An air strike near the Somalian town of Afgoye has killed four people, a relative of one of the victims told Reuters on Tuesday.
Tuberculosis

Official: Only 25 percent of Nigerians know much about tuberculosis

The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) says only 25 per cent of Nigerians have knowledge about tuberculosis, decrying the low level of awareness about the disease in the country.
President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Labour Leadership led by President of Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba in State House on 7th Mar 2019-3

President Buhari: Availability of reliable HIV data crucial for effective health interventions

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact-Assessment Survey, saying that availability of reliable data on HIV/AIDS is crucial for effective interventions in the health sector.