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Ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, the official mascot of the tournament has been unveiled by the Local Organizing Committee and it is called The child “Tut”.

In Pictures: AFCON 2019 official mascot ‘Tutankhamun’ unveiled

Ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, the official mascot of the tournament has been unveiled by the Local Organizing Committee and it is called The child “Tut”.
Ahmed Musa

Ahmed Musa named in Saudi Arabia League team of the season

Nigeria winger Ahmed Musa has been named in the Saudi Arabia Professional Football League team of the season.

NFF: Christian Chukwu arrives London for medical treatment

The Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday in Abuja said Christian Chukwu, a former captain of the old Green Eagles, has arrived in the UK for medical treatment.
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Facebook shuts down an Israeli firm’s effort to influence politics in Nigeria, other West...

Facebook today said it detected dozens of Facebook accounts that were engaging in what it calls “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” which is the company’s broad phrase for election interference and other forms of public manipulation via news and social media, directed primarily at West African countries. More notable, however, is the source: Israel.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB to receive $61.8m from ‘We-Fi’ for women empowerment programme in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB), says Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved $61.8 million funding allocation for its Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) programme.
Esperance midfielder Tunis, Saad Bguir, scorer in the 2018 CAF Champions League final against Al Ahly. REUTERS - Zoubeir Souissi

Esperance to meet Wydad in CAF Champions League final

Holders Esperance of Tunisia will play Morocco's Wydad Casablanca in the final of this year's African Champions League.
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CAF Confederation Cup semi-final fixtures

CAF Confederation Cup semi-final second leg fixtures this Sunday (kick-off times GMT):
Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho turns rapper, releases song against corruption

The former Brazil national and FC Barcelona megastar — full name Ronaldinho Gaucho — has released a song along with Brazilian singer Jorge Vercillo decrying corruption in their country.
Confederation of African Football (CAF) may have declared operation only the best is good enough at the intensive training for over 56 referees and their assistants in Rabat Morocco ahead of the 2019 Nations Cup in Egypt.

AFCON: CAF insists on the best in pre-tournament referees course

Confederation of African Football (CAF) may have declared operation only the best is good enough at the intensive training for over 56 referees and their assistants in Rabat Morocco ahead of the 2019 Nations Cup in Egypt.
Flying Eagles skipper, Ikouwem Udo Utin, has asserted that he is not in any rush to take any decision despite the influx of foreign clubs clustering him for a contract.

Ikouwem Utin: I won’t rush to sign for any foreign club

Flying Eagles skipper, Ikouwem Udo Utin, has asserted that he is not in any rush to take any decision despite the influx of foreign clubs clustering him for a contract.

Solomon Dalung: My ministry performed better than others under President Buhari

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, says sports is the best performing ministry in the country under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Syli Stars of Guinea

AFCON: Super Eagles’ group foes Guinea, Burundi face Egypt, Tunisia in friendlies

Super Eagles’ AFCON 2019 Group B opponents Guinea and Burundi will take on Egypt and Tunisia, respectively, in friendly games ahead of the tournament this summer.

NMA fumes as Minister Ngige says Nigeria has surplus doctors

Reactions have continued to trail comments by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, that he is not bothered about medical doctors leaving Nigeria because the country has surplus.
Issad Rebrab

Algeria’s richest man held in jail in graft probe

Algeria's richest man Issad Rebrab has been detained in jail on the public prosecutor's orders, state media reported Tuesday, a day after his arrest as part of a corruption probe.
Delta Sports Commission boss, Tonobok Okowa has confirmed that the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba will host another game of the Super Eagles in June during the next FIFA free window for international friendly games.

AFCON: NFF asks match agent to get top North African team for friendly with...

The Nigeria Football Federation has ordered its official match agent, Euro Datasports, to secure a top North African nation for a friendly with the Super Eagles as part of Rohr’s preparation plans.
The Africa Cup of Nations trophy. @CAF-Online-Twitter.

Nigeria’s Baba Adel makes pre-AFCON training for referees

Baba Adel is the only Nigerian listed among the 56-man selected referees by Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the preparatory course of Total AFCON Egypt 2019.
For their impressive display at the just concluded 2019 ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championships held in Ghana, Nigeria’s duo of Taiwo Matti and Sukurat Aiyelabegan have been selected among the eight-man African team for the 2019 ITTF World Cadet Challenge (WCC) holding in Poland in October.

Taiwo Matti, Sukurat Aiyelabegan make African Team for WCC in Poland

For their impressive display at the just concluded 2019 ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championships held in Ghana, Nigeria’s duo of Taiwo Matti and Sukurat Aiyelabegan have been selected among the eight-man African team for the 2019 ITTF World Cadet Challenge (WCC) holding in Poland in October.
A group of French diplomats was stopped at the Libya-Tunisia border after failing to disclose the entirety of its arms inventory [STR-EPA]

Armed European diplomats try to cross from Libya to Tunisia

Tunisian authorities have stopped more than 20 armed European diplomats attempting to cross into the country from neighbouring Libya, local officials said on Tuesday.

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A group photograph with Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Speaker state assembly Rurum and the newly appointed emirs from left Sarkin Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila; Sarkin Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; from right Sarkin Gaya – Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya and Sarkin Karaye, Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim ll. After the official installation of four new emirs by Kano State governor on Saturday at indoor stadium at Sani Abacha. Photo Sani Maikatanga

Group calls for scrapping of new emirates in Kano

A group under the aegis of the Renaissance Coalition in collaboration with Civil society organisations (CSOs), and other stakeholders in Kano have called for the scrapping of the newly created emirates in the state.
The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.

Downpour causes traffic gridlock in Lagos

The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

Federal government declares May 29, June 12 public holidays

The Federal Government has declared May 29 and June 12 as public holidays to mark the transition to a new government and Democracy Day respectively.

Sanitation: Taraba government bans use of polythene bags

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki: We’ll ensure investors in plantations in Edo preserve forest belt

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state will ensure its forest belt is preserved as more investors in oil palm, cocoa, rubber plantations set up shop in the state, noting that state will collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the sector on a reforestation programme.