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Alex Iwobi, Mo Salah, Asisat Oshoala, others make 2018 CAF awards shortlist

The shortlists for the 2018 Confederation of African Football awards were announced on Friday
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as ‘very high risk’

World Health Organisation says Ebola vaccinations soon will begin in South Sudan as the country is at "very high risk" in the current outbreak based in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo
Harriet Anena with Wole Soyinka

Ugandan’s Harriet Anena, Nigeria’s Tanure Ojaide win 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature

Uganda’s Harriet Anena and Nigeria’s Professor Tanure Ojaide emerge joint winners of the 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa
Francis Uzoho – Rohr looks to have settled for him as No 1 for the World Cup in Russia

Francis Uzoho keeps clean sheet on return for Elche

Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho keeps clean sheet for La Liga Segunda side Elche in their goalless draw at home to Sporting Gijon
Francis Uzoho of Nigeria celebrates victory

Alloy Agu happy to see Francis Uzoho back in training after injury layoff

Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho is back in training after he was forced to miss Nigeria’s last two games with a rib injury he sustained while in action for his Club last month.

Uganda MPs query legality of East African passport

The move to have an East African Community (EAC) international passport has hit a snag in Uganda after MPs blocked it over its legality and the cost to users.

UN: Nigeria ranks 11th highest in child marriage

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), on Wednesday said Nigeria ranked 11 among the 20 countries in the world with highest prevalence of child marriage.
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)

Central African Republic formally joins Afreximbank

The number of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) member countries swelled to 50 on Wednesday, with the Central African Republic (CAR) formalising her membership by depositing the instrument of the country’s ratification of the Bank Establishment Agreement in Cairo, Egypt.

Usman Bugaje: 90% smallholder farmers don’t access loan facilities

Dr Usman Bugaje, Convener, Arewa Research and Development Project (ARDP), has said that over 90 per cent of smallholder farmers in Nigeria did not access loan facilities from conventional banks.

CAF Awards: Super Eagles coach, players get nominations

The Super Eagles trio of Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi, and Odion Ighalo are among the names on the list of nominees for CAF Player of the year.
Samuel Chukwueze

Mutiu Adepoju: Samuel Chukwueze can be World Class

Former Super Eagles forward Mutiu Adepoju has claimed that Villarreal’s young sensation Samuel Chukwueze “has the potential to become world class”.
(FILES) This file photo taken on February 9, 2017 shows Chinese 100 yuan notes in Beijing. The Chinese currency continued its sharp decline on July 20, 2018 despite US President Donald Trump's bid to rein in the dollar, as analysts pointed out that a weaker yuan aids Beijing in its trade tussle with Washington. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

Kenya partners SimbaPay on money transfer to China

Family Bank, a leading bank in Kenya, has partnered with London-based financial technology firm, SimbaPay, to launch an instant money transfer service from Kenya to China.
Super Eagles and Trabzonspor midfielder Ogenyi Onazi was the guest of 2018 Federation cup runners up Kano Pillars Wednesday in Abuja.

Ogenyi Onazi visits, donates N500,000 to Kano pillars

Super Eagles and Trabzonspor midfielder Ogenyi Onazi was the guest of 2018 Federation cup runners up Kano Pillars Wednesday in Abuja.
Lake Victoria boat tragedy

Police to question all 26 survivors of Uganda boat tragedy

All the survivors of the Lake Victoria boat accident, that left 32 people dead, will be questioned, police in Uganda announced on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN Group may lose more executives amid Nigerian crisis

MTN confirmed Fouladi’s departure, which was announced by Rotterdam-based KPN earlier this month. But Singh has declined to comment.
Lake Victoria boat tragedy

Over 40 bodies disappear in Lake Victoria after boat tragedy

At least 40 passengers who were aboard the ill-fated Ugandan boat that sank in Lake Victoria on Sunday are unaccounted for.
Gernot Rohr Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr: Mikel Obi not certain for AFCON 2019

Super Eagles’s German handler Gernot Rohr has reiterated to maintain a fair play policy which will ensure that opportunity is giving only to players who are fit and are playing regularly in their clubs as the preparation for the June 2019 Africa Cup of Nation tourney gets underway.
Samuel Chukwueze

Samuel Chukwueze feels no pressure playing for Villarreal, targets Barcelona fall

Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze has stated that he feels no pressure playing for his Spanish La Liga side, Villarreal where he hilas made an impressive start to the season.

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Eagles forward Samuel Kalu (right) battles Percy Tau of South Africa PIX KABIRU ABUBAKAR

Moses Simon: Samuel Kalu, Samuel Chukwueze competition great for Super Eagles

Moses Simon has said he welcomes the stiff competition Samuel Kalu and Samuel Chukwueze will bring to the Super Eagles.
Abuja 2018 National Sport Festival 100 metres deaf athletics gold medalist Assurance Omoria has vowed to win a medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

National Sports Festival: 100 metres deaf gold winner plans to build personal house

Abuja 2018 National Sport Festival 100m deaf athletics gold medalist Assurance Omoria has vowed to win a medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Ali Ndume urges colleagues not to boycott 2019 budget presentation

Sen. Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) has pleaded with his colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives not to boycott the 2019 Budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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VP debate: APC’s foreign policy will remain economy, security – Yemi Osinbajo

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday, said that the foreign policy of the All Progressives Congress would remain the economy and security.
Henri Konan Bédié

Ivory Coast’s opposition chief Henri Bedie seeks alliance for election

The head of Ivory Coast's main opposition party, Henri Konan Bedie, has announced that ousted president Laurent Gbagbo would back a party alliance to fight the next presidential election.