513 results found for Africa Cup of Nations

UNFPA, Sokoto Govt train 50 security personnel on implementation of VAPP law

THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has supported Sokoto State Government in training 50 officers of Nigeria Police and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 days ago | seen 129 times

Tags: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP), Ahmad Musa, Gloria Enuaze,

2022 AWCON : Super Falcons ready for championship — Coach Waldrum

RANDY Waldrum, the Head Coach of the Nigeria National Women’s Football Team, Super Falcons, on Thursday said the team was ready for the 2022 Africa Women... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 days ago | seen 113 times

Tags: Randy Waldrum, Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), Bayelsa Queens, Naija Ratels

Wizkid, Simi lead NET Honours Class of 2022 nominees

INFO Digital Africa (ID Africa), owners of Nigerian Entertainment Today (Netng) and People’s Choice Awards, have announced the nominees for the sixth edition of the awards. Multi-award-winning... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 days ago | seen 51 times

Tags: INFO Digital Africa, Femi Falodun, Mr Macaroni, Sabinus, Kiekie, Taaooma, Broda Shaggi, Wizkid, Simi

Friendly match : Super Falcons beat Naija Ratels 2-1

THE Nigeria National Women’s Football Team, Super Falcons, defeated Naija Ratels Football Club 2-1 in a friendly match ahead of the 2022 Africa Women Cup of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 days ago | seen 69 times

Tags: Super Falcons, Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON),

UN, others initiate action plan to tackle Adamawa farmer-herder conflict

THE United Nations International Organisation for Migration (IOM-UN) and other stakeholders in the migration sector on Thursday initiated a mitigation project aimed at tackling farmer-herder conflicts... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 days ago | seen 21 times

Tags: Prestage Murima, Ndubisi Ayanwu, Mr Sher Nawaz, United Nations International Organisation for Migration

4 states receive 8 months backlogs of conditional cash transfer

SOME poor and vulnerable Nigerians have received eight backlogs Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) conducted from April 25 to May 27, in Edo, Ondo, Enugu and Kebbi... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 days ago | seen 40 times

Tags: Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), Rev. David Ugolor, Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), Monitoring of Recovered Assets in Nigeria through Transparency and Accountability (MANT

eHealth Africa committed to building stronger health systems in Africa— Director

eHealth Africa (eHA), a Non-Governmental Organisation  (NGO), says it is committed towards building stronger health systems in Africa, especially in Nigeria in the area of Information... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 71 times

Tags: eHealth Africa, Ms Juliet Odogwu,

UN deputy chief, Nigeria’s Mohammed, to attend CHOGM in Rwanda

UNITED Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has departed New York for Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). According... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 21 times

Tags: United Nations, Mr Stephane Dujarric, Amina Mohammed

AFRIMA meets ECCAS, UNESCO in Gabon, discusses plans to stimulate Africa’s creative economy

AS the All Africa Music Awards began its countdown to the 2022 main awards ceremony, Monday, with the call for submission of entries from artistes, the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 250 times

Tags: All Africa Music Awards, Gilberto Da Piedade Vérissimo,  Eric Voli Bi, UNESCO

Support for Creative Industry, Best Way To Solve Youth Unemployment - Minister

THE Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohamed, has stressed the need for governments in Africa to invest in the Creative Industry as a way... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 days ago | seen 110 times

Tags: Alhaji Lai Mohamed, Afreximbank, Creative Africa Nexus

Equities market opens week with N550bn loss

THE equities market resumed trading on Monday with a decline of 1.97 per cent as a result of losses in large stocks such as Dangote Cement,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 days ago | seen 36 times

Tags: Dangote Cement, Oando, WAPCO, GTCO, Zenith Bank, United Bank for Africa, First City Monument Bank, First Bank of Nigeria Holdings

Sanwo-Olu to chair Lafarge Africa 5th edition leadership series

LAFARGE Africa Plc, a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, has unveiled Governor of Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu as chairperson of the fifth edition... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 days ago | seen 21 times

Tags: Lafarge Africa Plc, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Dr Idris Salako, Arc. Gbolahan Oki, Mrs Olajumoke Akinwunmi, Mrs Saadiya Aliyu

UN chief calls for solidarity for Afghan, Iraqi refugees resettled in New York

UN Secretary General António Guterres has visited refugees from Iraq and Afghanistan now living, working and adding to the vibrancy of New York City. The UN correspondent... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 days ago | seen 35 times

Tags: António Guterres, UNHCR, United Nations, Suzan Al Shammari,

2022 Ekiti elections: Channels Television, YIAGA Africa launch election results analysis dashboard

CHANNELS Television and Yiaga Africa have launched an Election Results Analysis Dashboard (ERAD) to promote transparency of election results. The dashboard is based on official results uploaded... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a week ago | seen 58 times

Tags: CHANNELS Television, Yiaga Africa

749,065 voters to elect new Ekiti governor today

ABOUT 749, 065 residents of Ekiti State, representing 76 per cent of the total voters registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will today decide... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a week ago | seen 78 times

Tags: Prof Mahmood Yakubu, Samson Itodo, Yiaga Africa, Mr. Usman Alkali Baba, INEC, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, Chief Bisi Kolawole, Social Democratic Party, Biodun Oyebanji, APC

WOFA to bridge Africa’s infrastructural deficit with $10bn

THE World Forum for Africa (WOFA), a newly established think-tank, has unveiled plans to galvanise stakeholders around the world to bridge the infrastructure gaps in Africa... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 29 times

Tags: World Forum for Africa (WOFA), Abi Haruna, Infrastructure As An Asset (IAAA),

AFCON qualifier: Orji Kalu lauds Super Eagles bashing of Sao Tome and Principe

THE Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu has congratulated the Super Eagles for their 10-0 thumping of Sao Tome and Principe senior national team... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 165 times

Tags: Sen.Orji Kalu, Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Super Eagles,

Beneficiaries laud UNICEF Girl for Girl initiative

YOUNG girls in Danbatta Local Government Area of Kano State have hailed the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) for the introducing the Girls for Girls... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 34 times

Tags: United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Girls for Girls (G4G),

Beneficiaries laud UNICEF Girl for Girl initiative

YOUNG girls in Danbatta Local Government Area of Kano State have hailed the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) for the introducing the Girls for Girls... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 34 times

Tags: United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Girls for Girls (G4G),

Bridging the Gap in Nigeria’s health sector beyond COVID-19 pandemic

By Fabian Ekeruche, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) describes the COVID-19 pandemic as a defining global health crisis of our time... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 104 times

Tags: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Osimhen grabs four goals as Super Eagles wallop São Tomé and Principe

NIGERIA'S Super Eagles beat hosts São Tomé and Principe 10-0 at Agadir in Morocco on Monday in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifiers. Victor Osimhen... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 71 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Victor Osimhen, Emmanuel Dennis, Moses Simon, Ademola Lookman, Oghenekaro Etebo,

Rising cost of cooking gas and its consequences on health, economy

While the cooking gas operators and regulators remain silent over the purported hike in the price of cooking gas in Nigeria, the common man will once... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 281 times

Tags: Oladapo Olatunbosun, Nuhu Yakubu, Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board, Nkechi Obi, United Nations, International Centre for Energy, Environment, and Development, Liquefied Petroleum Gas R

A’Ibom Govt partners Denmark, UNFPA to end gender based violence

THE Akwa Ibom Government has expressed willingness to partner Danish Government and United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) to assist in reproductive health care programmes... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 39 times

Tags: Gov Udom Emmanuel, Mr Sune Krogstrup, Ms Elizabeth Mueller, United Nations Fund for Population Activities,

World Oceans Day: UN chief calls for urgent action to revitalise oceans

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has said that to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the objectives of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 17 times

Tags: United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres,

2 Unilorin students win UNESCO scholarships

TWO students of the University of Ilorin have won the prestigious awards of the International Centre for Biotechnology under the auspices of the United Nations Educational,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 123 times

Tags: Scholarships Awards Committee (SAC), UNESCO International Centre for Biotechnology (UNESCO ICB), Samson Oyebamiji, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO),

Danbatta pledges commitment to success of WATRA

By Christabel Ejenike THE Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, says that he is committed to contributing to the success of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 82 times

Tags: Sekou Oumar Barry, Prof. Umar Danbatta, West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly, WATRA, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC,

NADDC woos Spanish investors to Nigeria’s automotive sector

Mr Jelani Aliyu, the Director-General, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), has urged Spanish companies and groups to invest in the production of vehicles in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 236 times

Tags: Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Jelani Aliyu, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC),

Nigerians in Diaspora lament Super Eagles failure to beat Ecuador in U.S.

NIGERIANS in New Jersey have expressed disappointment over the 0-1 loss match between Ecuador and Nigeria at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey on Thursday. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 46 times

Tags: Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), New Jersey,

NGX: Market capitalisation loses N85bn

TRADING activities on the nation’s bourse closed on a downward trend on Thursday, making it the fourth consecutive session. Specifically, the market capitalisation shed N85 billion to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 52 times

Tags: First Bank, Airtel Africa, Zenith Bank, Guaranty Trust Holding Company

TRCN boss emerges President, Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities

PROF. Josiah Ajiboye, Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria(TRCN ) has emerged President of Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA). Ajiboye emerged president on Wednesday in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 100 times

Tags: Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities

Kebbi lauds UNICEF’s interventions on poverty reduction

Kebbi State Government has lauded United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), for its support on addressing poverty and financial barriers to social services. The State Chairperson, Kebbi State... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 47 times

Tags: Kebbi State Government, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Hajiya Aisha Usman,

Global Conference on Tourism will connect Nigeria’s leisure, business sectors to investors – Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari says hosting the Global Conference on Tourism, Culture and Creative Industry in Nigeria will bring the country’s leisure and business sectors in contact... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 37 times

Tags: President Muhammadu Buhari, United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO),

AFCON 2023 Qualifiers: CAF Appeals Board reinstates Sao Tome and Principe

THE Appeals Board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has upheld the appeal filed by the Sao Tome and Principe Football Association. The board, in doing... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 36 times

Tags: Confederation of African Football (CAF), São Tomé, Príncipe Football Association, Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON),

Taliban harassment, violence against journalists continues — UN

THE United Nations on Wednesday reported that harassment and violence against journalists in Afghanistan has not stopped till date. The UN diplomatic mission in the country (UNAMA)... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 30 times

Tags: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), UN diplomatic mission in the country (UNAMA), United Nations, UN,

UN meets with traditional leaders, others on atrocity crimes prevention

THE United Nations UN will on Thursday in Abuja spearhead a meeting with traditional leaders and actors from around the world on their responsibility in preventing... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 33 times

Tags: Mohamed Elsanousi, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, United Nations, UN,

NGO tasks Nigeria on utilisation of mineral potential

MR Benjamin Boakye, the Executive Director, Africa Centre for Energy Policy, an NGO has advised the Nigerian government to utilise its mineral potential to attract requisite... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 26 times

Tags: Benjamin Boakye, Africa Centre for Energy Policy,

2023: Yiaga Africa seeks sociopolitical change, mobilises youth participation

YIAGA Africa, an international NGO, has urged youths to ensure that they fully engage their communities by supporting young candidates and mobilising people to register and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 22 times

Tags: Ezenwa Nwagwu, Yiaga Africa, Cynthia Mbamalu,

Goge Africa to launch “Destination West Africa Project” for improved intra-Africa travels

GOGE Africa, a culture and tourism media brand, on Tuesday said it would soon launch “Destination West Africa Project” to improve intra-Africa travel and tourism.     Mrs Nneka... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 166 times

Tags: Mrs Nneka Moses, Goge Africa, ECOWAS

No Tobacco Day: WHO advocates tax levies on tobacco across value, supply chains

THE World Health Organization (WHO) has called on African Governments to impose environmental tax levies on tobacco across the value and supply chains, including production, processing,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 64 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO), Matshidiso Moeti, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),

Pfizer set to meet 2023 target of boosting access to medicines, vaccines

THE Regional President of Pfizer Africa and Middle East (AfME), Mr Patrick Van der Loo, says the company is working on achieving its 2023 target of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 59 times

Tags: Pfizer Africa and Middle East (AfME), Patrick Van der Loo,

Can technology be the driving force behind Africa’s development?

By Dumisani Moyo, Marketing Director, SAP Africa   THE month of May is significant for the African continent because it is during this month that we celebrate Africa... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 103 times

Tags: SAP Africa

Experts call for more investment in human capital, agric, education in Africa

SOME public affairs analysts and experts on Thursday reiterated the need for more investment in human capital development, agriculture and education in Africa. They made the call... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 739 times

Tags: Jide Animashaun, Historical Africa Cultural Centre (HACC),

NBCC, UAC seek increased performance of consumer goods sector

THE Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce and United Africa Company of Nigeria (UAC) have highlighted the need to tackle the challenges facing the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 52 times

Tags: United Africa Company of Nigeria (UAC), Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX), Bisi Adeyemi, Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce,

Catholic Bishops from Africa, NGO partner on training, pastoral efficiency

THE Catholic Bishops from Africa known as  the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) and APO Group, a Pan-African communications consultancy ,  have... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 49 times

Tags: Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), APO Group, Monsignor Janvier Marie Gustave Yameogo,

Texas shooting: UNICEF urges leaders to keep schools safe

UNITED Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged governments to take greater action to ensure schools remain safe for boys and girls. UNICEF’s Executive Director, Ms Catherine Russell,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 37 times

Tags: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Catherine Russell,

MTN, DSTV, others emerge winners at Brand Africa award

MTN and DSTV were among 100 companies that bagged outstanding awards at the 2022 edition of the Brand Africa Award ceremony on Wednesday.   Brand Africa is a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 36 times

Tags: Thekiso Rakolojane, Thebe Ikalafeng, United Bank of Africa (UBA), Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB),

Rep donates N100m to off-set SSCE fees, cars, motorcycles to constituents

REP. Yusuf Gagdi (APC-Plateau) has presented a cheque for N100m to offset the Senior School Certificate Examination fees of all final year students in his constituency.   Gagdi,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 34 times

Tags: Rep. Yusuf Gagdi, West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), National Examination Council (NECO)Senior School Certificate Examination, APC,

Elneny extends Arsenal contract

ARSENAL midfielder Mohamed Elneny has signed a contract extension with the English Premier League (EPL) club. He was one of three players whose existing deals run out... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 72 times

Tags: Mohamed Elneny, English Premier League (EPL), Arsenal, Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Mikel Arteta,

NEWS ANALYSIS: Broadening African journalists’ understanding on global concerns

By Martha Agas, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) AFRICA shares history with Europe, including common values and interests as the two continents have concerns on climate change,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 41 times

Tags: Erik Marquadt, Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF),

UN: 76 missing after migrant boat sinks off coast of Tunisia

Seventy-six people went missing after a migrant boat sank off the coast of Tunisia, the United Nations migration agency said on Wednesday. Twenty-four others were saved after... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 47 times

Tags: International Organisation for Migration (IOM), United Nations,

Measles kills 14 children in Anambra

THE Anambra Government has confirmed the death of 14 children from measles outbreak in nine local government areas of the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Afam... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 66 times

Tags: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chioma Ezenyimulu, World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Afam Obidike,

Africa provides a ‘home for hope,’ despite new challenges – UN Chief

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, says Africa was a home for hope, citing the continent’s “growing and vibrant youth population.” Guterres, in his message to mark the Africa... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 57 times

Tags: United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), António Guterres,

Time is short for Sudan to resolve political crisis, Mission Chief warns

THE Special Representative for Sudan, Volker Perthes, says time is short for Sudan to reach a solution to its protracted political crisis. Perthes, who is also Head... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 44 times

Tags: Volker Perthes, United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS),

Zimbabwean peacekeeper wins UN gender advocate award

FOR the first time, a Zimbabwean peacekeeper, Major Winnet Zharare, has been chosen to receive the prestigious 2021  Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award, UN Peacekeeping announced... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 31 times

Tags: Major Winnet Zharare, United Nations, UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS),

UNICEF improves access to education for 102,859 children in N/East in 3 yrs– Official

THE United Nations Children Education Fund,  (UNICEF) says it provided access to inclusive, equitable and quality education for 102,859 children in Borno within the last three... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 128 times

Tags: Alhaji Ali Dogo, State Universal Basic Education Board ( SUBEB), United Nations Children Education Fund,  (UNICEF)

Cote d’Ivoire name Frenchman Gasset as new coach

Frenchman Jean-Louis Gasset has been appointed the new coach of the Cote d’Ivoire senior national football team, the Elephants. The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) appointed the experienced... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 80 times

Tags: Jean-Louis Gasset, Ivorian Football Federation (FIF), Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Emerse Faé, Saint-Etienne,

ActionAid, others want lawmakers, political appointees’ salaries slashed

THE ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), the Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All (CSACEFA), Yiaga Africa and others have called for a cut in salaries of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 56 times

Tags: Sale Abdullahi, Olaniyan Sanusi of Yiaga Africa, Ene Obi

Post insurgency: NHRC trains Journalists on reconciliation, transitional justice in North East

THE National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has commenced training of journalists in North East on promoting reconciliation, reintegration and transitional justice. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 43 times

Tags: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Tony Ojukwu, Hilary Ogbonna,

Afghanistan launches polio vaccination targeting 9.9m children

THE Ministry of Public Health of the Afghan Caretaker Government on Monday launched a nationwide polio vaccination campaign . This is contained in statement issued by the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 41 times

Tags: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organisation (WHO),

CMS Girls’ Alumnae donate 100 chairs, desks to school

THE CMS Girl’s Grammar School Alumnae Association has donated 100 chairs and desks to the school, to ensure comfortable learning experience for students. The National President of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 68 times

Tags: CMS Girl’s Grammar School Alumnae Association, West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), Adeola Adetugbobo,

UN cuts refugee rations in Africa’s Sahel amid ‘alarming’ food insecurity

UN agencies on Friday reported that food rations for refugees and displaced people are being cut by half in parts of the Sahel due to a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 99 times

Tags: UN humanitarian office (OCHA), World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations,

Award-winning actress appointed as UNICEF national ambassador in Bangladesh Ambassador

BANGLEDISHI National Film award-winning actress Bidya Sinha Saha Mim has been appointed as the newest National Ambassador for the UN agency for children in Bangladesh.   The United... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 67 times

Tags: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Bidya Sinha Saha Mim,

UN Global Compact inaugurates Africa strategy, regional hub in Nigeria

THE United Nations Global Compact Network Nigeria has officially inaugurated its two-year UN-Global Compact’s Africa Strategy and African Regional Hub to mobilise business for impact across... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 53 times

Tags: Sanda Ojiambo, United Nations, Matthias Schmale,

Airtel’s SmartCash payment will revolutionise financial services landscape- CEO

SmartCash Payment Service Bank Ltd., (SmartCash PSB) will revolutionise the financial services landscape as it becomes operational in the country, says Airtel Africa. Mr Segun Ogunsanya, the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 62 times

Tags: Airtel Africa, Nigerian Exchange Ltd., Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, SmartCash PSB

Russia using hunger as weapon of war – German FM

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has accused Russia of blocking grain exports from Ukraine, therefore, using hunger and deprivation as a weapon of war.   “Russia is leading... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 62 times

Tags: Annalena Baerbock, Antonio Guterres, United Nations UN,

Community leaders, PLWDs laud Kaduna Govt’s education programme

SOME community leaders and Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWDs), on Wednesday commended the Kaduna State Government’s “Second Chance Education” (SCE) programme. The stakeholders gave the commendation in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 46 times

Tags: Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWDs), Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL), Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), Partnership to Eng

Community leaders, PLWDs laud Kaduna Govt’s education programme

Some community leaders and Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWDs), on Wednesday commended the Kaduna State Government’s “Second Chance Education” (SCE) programme. The stakeholders gave the commendation in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 80 times

Tags: United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWDs), Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL),

ID Africa bags SABRE awards nomination for COVID-19 awareness

 ID Africa, a pan-African communications advisory firm, has earned a prestigious nomination at the forthcoming Superior Achievement in Branding, Reputation, and Engagement (SABRE) awards, for its... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 41 times

Tags: Mr Femi Falodun,  ID Africa

2023: Vote competent, God-fearing leaders, COCIN President advises Nigerians

Rev. Amos Mohzo, the President,  Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), has advised Christians and indeed Nigerians to vote competent, credible and God-fearing leaders in 2023. Mohzo... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 49 times

Tags: Gov. Simon Lalong, Rev. Amos Mohzo, Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), General Church Council (GCC),

Child hunger to worsen due to Ukraine war, says UN agency

A series of global financial, geopolitical and supply chain shocks is making the challenges of getting food to at-risk children nearly insurmountable, UNICEF warned on Tuesday. “The world... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 37 times

Tags: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF),

Life expectancy in ECOWAS countries ranges from 54.7 to 73 years in 2019 – WAHO

THE West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO), says that Life expectancy in ECOWAS member countries is estimated to range from 54.7 to 73 years in 2019. It said... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 72 times

Tags: West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO), ECOWAS, Prof. Stanley Okolo,

Mauritius now to face Nigeria in AFCON 2023 qualifiers, after winning appeal

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Monday said the Super Eagles would no longer meet Sao Tome and Principe in the qualifiers for the 2023 Africa... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 80 times

Tags: Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Ademola Olajire, Confederation of African Football (CAF),

UN warns of worsening drought in Horn of Africa in four decades

The United Nations (UN) top relief official has warned of the worsening drought in the Horn of Africa region which has already affected more than 18... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 75 times

Tags: United Nations (UN),

Over 7,000 families receive food assistance in 2 Afghan provinces

Afgan authorities on Monday, reported that more than 7,000 families have received food assistance in two Afghan provinces in recent days. The ministry confirmed in a statement... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 48 times

Tags: Abdul Qayyum Nazari, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP),

ECOWAS adopts Resolution on “West African Herbal Pharmacopoeia – Volume 2”

THE West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO), says a resolution on “the West African Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Volume 2)” has been adopted by the Assembly of Economic Community... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 101 times

Tags: West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO), West African Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Volume 2), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS),

AU deploys pre-election assessment mission to Kenya

THE African Union (AU) on Monday disclosed the deployment of its Pre-election Assessment Mission to Kenya to observe preparations for the country’s upcoming elections. The deployment is... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 75 times

Tags: East African Community (EAC), African Union (AU), Moussa Faki Mahamat, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA),

Take aways from President Buhari’s brief, productive visit to Abidjan – by Garba Shehu

Unpacking the main takeaways from President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, starts with the gain from a side event, not the 15th Conference Of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 62 times

Tags: President Muhammadu Buhari, United Nations Conference on Combating Desertification, UNCCF,

Afreximbank appoints new CEO, chief investment officer

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the appointment of Ms Marlene Ngoyi as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Fund for Export-Development in Africa (FEDA),... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 55 times

Tags: African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Emmanuel Assiak, Fund for Export-Development in Africa (FEDA), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),

We can no longer tolerate gender based violence – NSCDC

Mr Samuel Fadeyi, Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Cross River Command, on Friday disclosed that the corps could no longer tolerate Gender Based... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 59 times

Tags: Samuel Fadeyi, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),

UN secretary general visits refugee camp in Moldova

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for an end of war, after he visited a centre for refugees from Ukraine during a visit to Moldova,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 34 times

Tags: United Nations, António Guterres, President Maia Sandu,

PUSH Africa unveils initiative on poverty reduction

A developmental Organisation, Push Africa, has inaugurated a nation-wide initiative to redirect the attention of politicians and policymakers to the urgent challenges posed by escalating poverty... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 69 times

Tags: Doris Egbaramen, Push Africa

UNODC, FG assess response to violence against children

THE UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)visited the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs to assess its partnership onprevention, response to violence against children by terrorist... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 60 times

Tags: United Nations, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Olujimi Oyetomi, Olufunso Adebiyi,

Volleyball: 16 teams to participate in National Division 1 League in Abuja

THE Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) on Tuesday in Abuja said 16 teams will participate in the first phase of the National Division One League in Abuja. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 71 times

Tags: Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria Air Force (NAF), Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB),

UN documents more than 3,300 civilian deaths in Ukraine

THE UN human rights office in Ukraine has registered 3,381 civilian deaths in the country since the beginning of the Russian invasion, with some 1,000 in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 67 times

Tags: United Nations, Matilda Bogner,

FRSC warns motorists against speeding to avoid crashes

Mr Mathew Olonisaye, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Akwa Ibom Sector Commander, has urged motorists to desist from speeding while driving, to avoid road crashes. Olonisaye,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 52 times

Tags: Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), West Africa Road Safety Organisation (WARSO), David Irunoje,

FRSC identifies overloading, speeding as major causes of road crashes

THE Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Oyo State command, has identified overloading and excessive speeding as major causes of accident on Nigeria roads. The FRSC Sector Commander... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 56 times

Tags: Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Uche Chukwurah, West Africa Road Safety Organisation Day (WARSO),

UN provides $19m to help S/Sudan prepare for severe floods

THE United Nations humanitarian agency says it has released 19 million U.S. dollars to help South Sudan prepare for the severe flooding expected during the rainy... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 67 times

Tags: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), United Nations humanitarian agency, United Nations,

ANOH project game changer for Seplat, oil, gas industry, says Seplat CEO

MR Roger Brown, Chief Executive Officer CEO, Seplat Energy Plc, says the completion of the company’s Assa North-Ohaji South project (ANOH) in Imo State, will positively... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 135 times

Tags: Mr Roger Brown, Seplat Energy Plc, United Bank for Africa Plc, Zenith Bank Plc, FirstRand Bank

Aid to Ethiopia’s Tigray inadequate – UN agency

THE United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says recent aid to Ethiopia’s Tigray region is not enough, pledging further efforts to scale up deliveries... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 54 times

Tags: United Nations,

AfDB secures $15.6bn investment for construction of Lagos-Abidjan highway

DR. Akinwumi Adesina, the president, African Development Bank (AfDB), says the bank has secured 15.6 billion dollars investment for the construction of the Lagos-Abidjan highway. Adesina tweeted... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 66 times

Tags: President Alassane Ouattara, Akinwumi Adesina, African Development Bank (AfDB), Programme  for  Infrastructure Development in  Africa (PIDA),

Shortage of midwives may increase to 1million by 2030, says WHO

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) says that shortage of midwives will trigger an increase of one million by 2030 with serious implications for the attainment of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 41 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO), Matshidiso Moeti, International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),

African Alliance MD bags UN-POLAC Foundation award

THE United Nations Positive Livelihood and Awards Centre (UN POLAC Foundation) has conferred its Distinguished Woman of Peace and Queen Amina Heroine Award on Mrs Joyce... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 109 times

Tags: United Nations, United Nations Positive Livelihood and Awards Centre (UN POLAC Foundation), Joyce Ojemudia, Distinguished Woman of Peace and Honour Award (DWOPHA), Prof. Halo B. Eton, Professional Ins

Conflicts, crises fueled hunger in 2021—say UN, EU

THE number of people suffering from hunger worldwide rose further in 2021 due to conflict, economic crises and extreme weather, according to a joint report issued... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 45 times

Tags: United Nations, European Union (EU)

Word Press Freedom Day: Adhere strictly to journalism ethics – Group urges journalists

The Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF), has called on journalists to adhere strictly to the code of journalism ethics each time they write their stories. Mr Iliya... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 43 times

Tags: Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF), Iliya Kure,

Yiaga Africa to deploy 500 observers in Ekiti governorship election

YIAGA Africa, an election observer group in Africa, says it will deploy 500 polling observers, under its “Watching The Vote” project, in the forthcoming governorship election... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 58 times

Tags: Yiaga Africa, Paul James, civil society organisations (CSOs),

UN seeks increased public finance to protect forests

The United Nations (UN) has advocated increased public finance to protect forests in the world. Antonio Gutteres, the Secretary-General of the UN made this call on Monday... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 47 times

Tags: World Forestry Congress (WFC), United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed, Qu Dongyu,

England’s European qualifiers, Nations League games to be on free TV

ENGLAND'S matches in the European Nations League this year and their qualifiers for Euro 2024 next year will be on free-to-air television after Channel 4 secured... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 83 times

Tags: European Nations League,

Nigeria safe to host maiden global tourism conference – FG

The Federal Government says that the country is safe to host the first Global Conference on Cultural Tourism and Creative Industry scheduled for Nov. 14 to Nov.... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 39 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Federal Government Of Nigeria,

UN chief Guterres visits bombed Kiev suburbs

UN Secretary, General António Guterres visited several destroyed suburbs of Kiev as he attempted to help broker a peaceful solution to the war in Ukraine. Speaking on... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 68 times

Tags: United Nations, António Guterres, Dmytro Kuleba, Volodymyr Zelensky,

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila to Provide Mentoring Advice

NAMIBIAN Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila will lead off the first pan-African virtual training programme for women early in their government careers on Thursday, April 28th.  The training... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 79 times

Tags: Elizabeth Obeng-Yeboah, Yakama Manty Jones, Nomtandazo Thandi Moyo, Gloria Zayzay Dole, Professor Christopher Stone Africa.com, Teresa Clarke, Patricia Obozuwa, Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Coca-Cola

500 medium-to-large-scale disasters happen annually – UN report

A United Nations (UN) report has revealed that between 350 and 500 medium-to-large-scale disasters occurred very year over the past two decades. The report added that human activity... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: United Nations, GAR2022

World Malaria Day: Expert advocates comprehensive approach to address disease burden

DR Aminu Garba, the coordinator, Africa Health Budget Network, says tackling the burden of malaria in Nigeria will require comprehensive and concerted efforts from both the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 73 times

Tags: WHO, Africa Health Budget Network, Aminu Garba

UN human rights experts urge U.S. to ease Afghanistan assets freeze

UN human rights experts, on Monday called on the United States to end its freeze on Afghanistan’s foreign assets following the humanitarian situation in the country. According... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 61 times

Tags: United Nations,

Kano State Govt, UNICEF unveil report on rights of children

THE Kano State Government and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday  unveiled a report on children’s rights and wellbeing. Unveiling the report, tagged: ”Situation Analysis of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 62 times

Tags: Rahama Farah, Alhaji Mukhtar Yakasai, Kano State Government, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

SDGs are in need of urgent rescue, says UN Deputy Chief

UN Deputy Secretary-General, Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed, has said the global economy is under severe stress and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are in “need of urgent... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 52 times

Tags: Amina Mohammed, United Nations, Antonio Guterres,

Conference will tackle challenges in road transport — Minister

THE Ministry of Transportation says its collaboration with the Nigerian Transportation Commissioners Forum will address the challenges of road transport sub-sector in the country. The Minister of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: Africa Continental Free trade Area (AFCTA), Sen. Gbemisola Saraki, Chinwe Uwaegbute,

Group seeks more funding to end GBV

A group, Echoes of Women in Africa (ECOWA), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called for more funding of activities geared toward stemming Gender Based Violence (GBV). The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 437 times

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Group seeks more funding to end GBV

A group, Echoes of Women in Africa (ECOWA), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called for more funding of activities geared toward stemming Gender Based Violence (GBV). The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 41 times

Tags: Echoes of Women in Africa (ECOWA), Gender Based Violence (GBV), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs),

Group seeks more funding to end GBV

A group, Echoes of Women in Africa (ECOWA), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called for more funding of activities geared toward stemming Gender Based Violence (GBV). The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 54 times

Tags: Echoes of Women in Africa (ECOWA), Gender Based Violence (GBV), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs),

World Earth Day: NGO to plant 500 trees in FCT, Kano

THE eHealth Africa (eHA), a Non-Profit Organisation, says it is planting 500 trees in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Kano State in commemoration of the Global... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 79 times

Tags: eHealth Africa (eHA), Global Earth Day, Juliet Odogwu,

Good nutrition beneficial, achievable for all Nigerians- UNICEF

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)  says good nutrition is beneficial to and achievable for all Nigerians. Nkeiruka Enwelum, Nutrition Officer, UNICEF, made the assertion on Thursday... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 67 times

Tags: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nkeiruka Enwelum,

Lafarge Africa grows net income to N90.6bn in first quarter

LAFARGE Africa Plc has reported improved results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. The company disclosed this in a statement made available to the Nigerian... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 61 times

Tags: Lafarge Africa Plc, Mr Khaled El Dokani,

UN deputy chief departs New York for Spring Meetings

UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has departed New York to attend the 2022 Spring Meetings. UN Spokesperson, Mr Stéphane Dujarric, disclosed this at a news conference on... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 40 times

Tags: Amina Mohammed, United Nations, téphane Dujarric,

UNWTO grants scholarship to 100 Nigerians on tourism training

THE United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has granted scholarships to 100 Nigerians for study on Certificate on Introduction to Tourism and Industry Management Course. The UNWTO... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 72 times

Tags: United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,

Union Bank emerges winner at the Middle East & Africa Innovation Awards

THE Union Bank of Nigeria has received the highly acclaimed award for the Best Trade Finance Platform Initiative, at the recently concluded Middle East & Africa... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 134 times

Tags: Union Bank of Nigeria, Peter Amadi, Middle East & Africa Banking,

CBN Debits 10 Banks N7.02trn Over CRR Violation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 2021 debited 10 banks a whooping N7.02 trillion over failure to meet the 27.5 per cent Cash Reserve Requirement... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 132 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Access Bank Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank), United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, FCMB group, Sterling Bank Plc, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, Stanbic IBTC Holding

Increased funding of women’s empowerment programmes, panacea to climate change, environmental degradation

By Abujah Racheal CLIMATE change and environmental degradation represent a great threat to poverty reduction and to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Women bear the brunt of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 79 times

Tags: Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), United Nations Population Fund  (UNFPA),

Water scarcity in Gombe North

SIR: The nonchalant attitude of the authorities to the extreme water scarcity being experienced in some parts of Funakaye, Dukku and Kwami Local Government Areas of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 115 times

Tags: United Nations General Assembly

Eastern Africa: 5m displaced to experience deeper hunger- UN

UN humanitarians have warned that five million displaced people across eastern Africa will fall deeper into hunger as food rations dwindle due to humanitarian resources being... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 90 times

Tags: United Nations, World Food Programme (WFP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),

Eastern Africa: 5m displaced to experience deeper hunger- UN

UN humanitarians have warned that five million displaced people across eastern Africa will fall deeper into hunger as food rations dwindle due to humanitarian resources being... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 95 times

Tags: United Nations, World Food Programme (WFP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),

States must strengthen coordination to end cholera — UNICEF

MS Jane Bevan, UNICEF Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) has called on all states to strengthen their coordination toward reducing cholera cases in their... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 105 times

Tags: Jane Bevan, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH),

Ukraine war could increase shocks for developing countries, UN warns

UN on Tuesday warned that the fallout from the war in Ukraine could dramatically worsen the economic outlook for developing countries already grappling with debt financing... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 52 times

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Group seeks collaboration among African countries to achieve sustainable development

A United Kingdom-based organisation, the Africa Economic Summit Group, has called for more collaboration among African countries in order to foster development and achieve sustainable economic... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 72 times

Tags: Brian Reuben, Africa Economic Summit Group

Kaduna attacks: Embassies, Int’l organisations cut off North West

FOREIGN missions in Nigeria and other international bodies have tightened up security alerts for travels in the seven states making up the North West geopolitical zone... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 54 times

Tags: Alwan Hassan, United Nations, USAID, UNICEF

Nigeria must invest heavily on teachers to achieve SDGs 2030 — UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reiterated the need for more investment in teachers, both in time and financial resources, to achieve the Sustainable Development... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 51 times

Tags: Manar Ahmed, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Dr Uche Anunne,

UN shifts aid east of Ukraine, plans convoys to rebel areas

The UN Humanitarian Office (OCHA) said that  it would move its aid eastwards in Ukraine and plans aid convoys to the rebel regions of Luhansk and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 45 times

Tags: United Nations Humanitarian Office (OCHA), Martin Griffiths, Jens Laerke,

The HEINEKEN Africa Foundation names Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola as its Chair of the Board of Trustees

THE HEINEKEN Africa Foundation has announced the appointment of Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola  as Chair of the Board of Trustees, as of 1 January 2022, taking over an... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 135 times

Tags: HEINEKEN Africa Foundation, Guus Lubsen, Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola

Climate emergency, impediment to achieving global goals – UNFPA

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has identified climate emergency or crisis as impediment to achieving global goals. Ms Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, UNFPA, said this on the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 56 times

Tags: United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), Natalia Kanem,

UN to vote on suspending Russia from Human Rights Council over Ukraine

UN General Assembly on Thursday will vote on a U.S. push to suspend Russia from UN Human Rights Council over reports of “gross, systematic violations and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 58 times

Tags: Vassily Nebenzia, United Nations,

UNHCR to step up collaboration in promoting “Zakat” almsgiving in Nigeria

THE UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reaffirmed plans to step up its collaboration and capacity in promoting  “Zakat”  in Nigeria. Zakat- which means that which... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: United Nations High Commission for refugees (UNHCR), Zakat, Chansa Kapaya, Alhaji Muhammad Maidoki, Dr Ado Muhammad,

African Media Agency, Africa Fintech Summit partner to increase and facilitate Fintech investment across the continent

 AFRICAN Media Agency, a leading pan-African PR and communications firm today announced its partnership with Africa Fintech Summit. The partnership aims to promote awareness to mobilize investments... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 97 times

Tags:  AFRICAN Media Agency, Africa Fintech Summit, Eloine Barry

New leadership at Jubilee Allianz General Insurance Company Limited, Uganda

ALLIANZ Africa has made a leadership announcement for its operational entity in Uganda. Paul Kavuma has been appointed the CEO of Jubilee Allianz General Insurance Company Limited... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 117 times

Tags: ALLIANZ Africa, Delphine Traoré, Deepak Pandey, OESAI, Paul Kavuma, AIG Insurance, AON Insurance Brokers

FIFA picks 8 African referees for Qatar World Cup, ignores Nigeria

NIGERIAN referees have, yet again, been left out of the list of African officials put together by world football governing body, FIFA, to officiate at this... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 76 times

Tags: NIGERIAN referees, African Cup of Nations,

Russia, Ukraine War Will Cause Hunger In Africa – Ex-Envoy

UNITED Nations and world’s super powers have been urged to halt the Russia/Ukraine war to avoid its negative effect on the African economy. A former Nigerian Ambassador... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 56 times

Tags: United Nations, Frank Isoh, Afe Babalola University,

Leadway Partners NGO To Offer Free Educational Support To Nigerian Children

LEADWAY Assurance Company Limited has partnered with a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Slum2School Africa,  to provide free and quality education to indigent children living in slums and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 87 times

Tags: Leadway Assurance Company Limited, Slum2School Africa,

U.S. seeks Russia’s suspension from Human Right Council

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield is seeking suspension of the Russian Federation from the Human Rights Council over Ukraine’s accusation that invading troops massacred... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 58 times

Tags: Linda Thomas-Greenfield, United Nations, President Zelensky, Olof Skoog,

NFF Exco gives sub-committee 5 days to recommend new Super Eagles coaches

THE Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has mandated one of the federation’s sub-committees to “within the next five days” recommend a new coaching crew... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 49 times

Tags: NFF, Super Eagles, African Nations Championship, Augustine Eguavoen

UN to send human rights investigators to Bucha

 The United Nations plans to have its own human rights experts investigate the killing of several hundred civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha.    A spokesperson for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 55 times

Tags: United Nations, Bucha, Liz Throssell, UN Human Rights Council

Over 7.1m people internally displaced in Ukraine, UN says

The number of internally displaced people in Ukraine has risen to over 7.1 million, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Earlier, the Geneva-based UN agency... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 54 times

Tags: Organisation for Migration (IOM), United Nations,

Aid agencies say West Africa facing historic food crisis driven by conflicts, price surge

 Aid agencies on Tuesday reported that West Africa is facing worst food crisis on record driven by conflicts, drought and the impact of the war in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: West Africa, food crisis, Dakar, Burkina Faso, Food Crisis Prevention Network, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Assalama Dawalack Sid, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

Bucha killings raise ‘serious’ questions about possible war crimes- UN official

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says Bucha killings has raised ‘serious’ questions about possible war crimes, calling for an investigation into the killings. Bachelet called for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: Michelle Bachelet, United Nations, Osnat Lubrani, António Guterres, Rosemary DiCarlo,

Ukraine: UN chief calls for probe into Bucha killings

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres has called for an independent investigation into the killing of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, a suburb of the capital,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 46 times

Tags: António Guterres, Osnat Lubrani, U, nited Nations

1.2 million people at risk of explosive mines in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe – UN Official

About 1.2 million people are at risk of explosive mines action in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. The declaration was made on Monday in Abuja by the United... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 50 times

Tags: United Nations, Matthias Schmale,

Group urges youths to direct their political destiny

THE Leadership and Entrepreneurship Advocacy (LEAD) Network Africa, has urged youths to take their political destiny in their hands by finding ways of taking over the... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 3 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: Leadership and Entrepreneurship Advocacy (LEAD) Network Africa, Mr Chukwuma Okenwa,

Foundation raises alarm over organ harvesting, child exploitation

 ROOST Foundation, a counter trafficking, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) organisaion, has raised an alarm over the trend of organ harvesting and child exploitation in the... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 3 months ago | seen 45 times

Tags: Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, Sexual and Gender Based Violence, United Nations

UN pledges to eliminate threat of explosive hazards in Somalia

THE United Nations on Monday reaffirmed its support for freeing Somalia from explosive hazards and highlighted the impact that the scourge has on the citizens. James Swan,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: United Nations, James Swan,

AFC tasks Govts on enabling environment to boost infrastructure investments

THE Africa Finance Corporation, AFC, has urged all tiers of government to provide protection for private sector funding in concessioned projects to attract more investors. According to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 74 times

Tags: Samaila Zubairu, Africa Finance Corporation

NCC backs 2022 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum

THE Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has backed the 2022 edition of the Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa Forum, NDSF, on Internet Governance for Development, IG4D, scheduled for Thursday,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 100 times

Tags: NCC, DigitalSENSE Africa Forum, Remmy Nweke

UN-POLAC calls for NGO, corporate participation in grassroots education

The United Nations Positive Livelihood Award Centre (UN-POLAC), has called on individuals, corporate and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) to assist in ensuring that children in the grassroots... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 109 times

Tags: United Nations Positive Livelihood Award Centre (UN-POLAC),

World heritage at risk amid Ukraine war, says UN cultural agency

UN cultural agency on Friday said dozens of churches, historical sites and museums have been damaged by the war in Ukraine, adding that it was particularly... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: United Nations, Sergei Lavrov, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay, World heritage,

Rising hunger looms in Sudan, with little aid in sight — UN

United Nations agencies on Friday forecasted that millions of Sudanese would go hungry this year as economic turmoil and erratic rains drive up prices and reduce... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: United Nations, President Omar al-Bashir,

Ethiopia pushes to block U.N. funding for abuse inquiry

United Nations General Assembly budget committee on Thursday voted on an Ethiopian push to block funding for an independent investigation into abuses in the country’s conflict. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 49 times

Tags: United Nations, Lucy McKernan,

UN donor conference for Afghanistan sets target of $4.4bn

THE United Nations is calling on governments around the world to donate money totalling 4.4 billion U.S. dollars to fund life-saving aid deliveries for Afghanistan.   German Foreign... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: Annalena Baerbock, United Nations

England beat South Africa to book final date with Australia

ENGLAND will face Australia in the final of the Women's World Cup after Danni Wyatt's magnificent century propelled the defending champions to a 137-run defeat of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: ENGLAND, Women's World Cup, Danni Wyatt, South Africa

The Gambia survive Chad scare to progress to group stage of qualifying

THE Gambia survived a scare in the second leg of their preliminary tie against Chad to reach the group stage of qualifying for the 2023 Africa... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 87 times

Tags: THE Gambia, Africa Cup of Nations, Chad

Nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended – UNFPA report

THE UN Population Fund (UNFPA), says nearly half of all pregnancies in the world, totaling 121 million each year, are unintended, according to the State of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 78 times

Tags: United Nations Population Fund (UNPF),

NGO empowers 42 youths with various skills in Plateau

AN NGO, Rural Development Counsellor for Christian Churches in Africa (RURCON), has trained and empowered 42 youths with various vocational skills in some communities of Laranto... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 80 times

Tags: Rural Development Counsellor for Christian Churches in Africa (RURCON), Dinatu Ayizat, Kenneth Seidu,

Cyber-attacks growing at alarming rate, says Pantami

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, has expressed worry over the growing rate of cyber-attacks across the globe especially in the country. Pantami... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 74 times

Tags: Prof. Isa Pantami, Africa Centre of Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning (ACETEL), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA),

World must not forget Afghanistan amid war in Ukraine – UN

A senior United Nations official on Wednesday called on the international community not to forget the situation in Afghanistan amid a global focus on the war... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 58 times

Tags: United Nations, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Cancer: Toyin Saraki advocates robust workforce to close care gap

Mrs Toyin Saraki, Founder, Wellbeing Foundation Africa Cancer Alliance (WBFA), has called for a robust workforce among healthcare professionals to tackle the menace of cancer which,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 87 times

Tags: Toyin Saraki, Wellbeing Foundation Africa Cancer Alliance (WBFA), Shola Ayelabola, Bukola Saraki, Nigeria Universal Health Coverage (UHC),

France extended their winning run to seven matches as they thrashed South Africa

FRANCE extended their winning run to seven matches as they thrashed South Africa in a friendly in Lille. Kylian Mbappe brilliantly curled the ball into the top... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 53 times

Tags: FRANCE, South Africa, Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud

MFS Africa acquires Baxi, Nigerian super-agent payment network

MFS Africa, the largest pan-African digital payments hub, says it has completed its acquisition of Capricorn Digital Limited, known in the market as Baxi. The transaction was... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 111 times

Tags: MFS Africa, Capricorn Digital Limited, Baxi

Chinese envoy calls for lifting of Sudan sanctions

CHINESE envoy has called for the lifting of sanctions against Sudan as soon as possible.   “The withdrawal of the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 71 times

Tags: Dai Bing, United Nations-African Union peacekeeping

Sao Tome, Lesotho, Eswatini and South Sudan reach group phase of qualifying

SAO Tome e Principe booked a place in the group phase of qualifying for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations with a 4-3 aggregate win over... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 101 times

Tags: SAO Tome e Principe, Ricardo Cardoso, 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Mauritius,

World Cup 2022: Nigeria 'not favourites' to reach Qatar, says Ghana coach

GHANA'S interim head coach Otto Addo says he does not see Nigeria as favourites going into Tuesday's second leg of their crunch World Cup play-off. The first... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: Otto Addo, Africa Cup of Nations,

Yiaga Africa creates People’s Assembly to promote public deliberation

Yiaga Africa, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO),  says it has esablished People’s Assembly in Lagos and Sokoto States to promote public deliberation in Local Government Areas (LGAs). The Director... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 68 times

Tags: Cynthia Mbamalu, Yiaga Africa

China, UNHCR provide humanitarian supplies to Afghanistan

CHINA’S South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund, in cooperation with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), on Monday handed over a batch of humanitarian supplies to Afghanistan.   Speaking at... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 66 times

Tags: United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Wang Yu,

Troops capture terrorists’ stronghold in Sambisa forest, seize weapons

Troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), have successfully overrun and captured the stronghold of the Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Ukuba/Camp Zairo, in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 107 times

Tags: Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP), Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, Mines Resistance Ambush Protected (MRAP), Mines Resistance Ambush Protected (MRAP),

African countries urge to coordinate COVID-19 travel rules

THE Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, has called on African countries to coordinate its COVID-19 travel rules and for a global discussion about... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 74 times

Tags: John Nkengasong, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

47,975 terrorists surrender to troops – DHQ

THE Defence Headquarters says a total of 47,975 terrorists and their families have so far surrendered to troops of Operation Hadin Kai in the North East... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 97 times

Tags: Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), Boko Haram terrorists, Hadarin Daji, Unguwar Adam,

UNDP empowers 400 displaced farmers in Nasarawa

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has provided inputs to 400 farmers in Nasarawa State to boost food production. Mr Ibrahim Aliyu, UNDP Peace Building Desk Officer... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 71 times

Tags: Emmanuel Alanana, Gov. Abdullahi Sule, Nasarawa Agricultural Development Programme (NADP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ibrahim Aliyu,

UN General Assembly to vote on Ukraine resolution on Thursday

THE United Nations General Assembly will on Thursday vote on a resolution on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. Due to the large number of speakers, not all... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 52 times

Tags: UN, Putin, Zelensky, United Nations General Assembly

'Odd Couple' Salah and Mane face off again

AFTER working together in recent weeks to keep Liverpool's quest for an historic quadruple alive, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are set to become international rivals... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 86 times

Tags: Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Africa Cup of Nations

Afcon 2023: Gambia, Eswatini and South Sudan claim preliminary wins

THE Gambia, Eswatini and South Sudan all claimed a first leg advantage as qualification for next year's Africa Cup of Nations began with a series of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 86 times

Tags: Gambia, Eswatini, South Sudan, Africa Cup of Nations

UNDP implements 170 projects on environment

THE United Nations Development Programme, UNDP has supported 29 states in tackling environmental projects across the country, through the Global Environmental Facilities and Small Grants Programme... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 129 times

Tags: Mrs Ibironke Olubamise, United Nations Development Programme,

UNICEF supports KTSG to strengthen social protection system

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it is supporting Katsina State Government to strengthen its social protection system. Ramatu Aliyu, Nutrition Specialist, UNICEF Kano Field Office,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 87 times

Tags: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Ramatu Aliyu, Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF),

418m people lack access to safe drinking water in Africa — UNICEF/WHO report

A joint special report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) saysabout 418 million people lack basic level of drinking water service... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 113 times

Tags: United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), Macky Sall,

Violence against women, longest deadliest pandemic-UN Chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says violence against women and girls may be the world’s “longest, deadliest pandemic,” calling on men to support women address the challenge. Guterres... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: António Guterres, United Nations

UN chief seeks end to Ukraine war, calls for diplomatic solution

UN Secretary General António Guterres, says it is time for a diplomatic solution to be found to end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, amidst signs of hope... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: Dr Paloma Cuchi, António Guterres, United Nations, WHO

NGX ASI continues downward trends, loses 0.20%

THE equities market of the Nigerian Exchange Ltd. (NGX) extended its bearish trend, causing market capitalisation to dip further by N52 billion.   Specifically, the All-Share Index (ASI)... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: Nigerian Exchange Ltd, Zenith Bank, Access BankNestle Nigeria, AIICO, Guiness Nigeria, WAPCO, United Bank for Africa,

Africa Forum catalysing financing for Abidjan-Lagos highway project — AfDB

THE Africa Investment Forum is catalysing financing for the Abidjan-Lagos highway project. This is contained in a statement issued by the Communication and External Relations Department of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 95 times

Tags: Africa Investment Forum, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, ECOWAS, AfDB

Nigeria remains attractive investment destination, says Africa Finance Corporation

SENIOR Vice President of the Africa Finance Corporation, AFC, Fola Fagbule, on Tuesday said that Nigeria ranked high as a destination for foreign direct investment. Fagbule who... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 61 times

Tags: Nigerian Bar Association, Fola Fagbule, Africa Finance Corporation

Libyan domestic flights to resume after political crisis

LIBYA will on Tuesday resume domestic air travel weeks after country’s political crisis closed airspace. Global Air scheduled a Tripoli-Benghazi flight for Tuesday afternoon, signalling resumption of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 96 times

Tags: Tripoli-Benghazi flight, United Nations

UN General Assembly to meet Wednesday on Ukraine crisis

THE United Nations General Assembly is set to meet Wednesday in a bid to agree on a fresh resolution on Russia’s war against Ukraine. A draft resolution... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 62 times

Tags: United Nations,

‘A rush of relief’: Tanzanian investigative newspaper allowed to publish after 5-year ban

By Muthoki Mumo/CPJ Sub-Saharan Africa RepresentitiveIN 2017, Simon Mkina was the publisher and chief editor of the muckraking Tanzanian newspaper Mawio when authorities announced that they were suspending the publication for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 60 times

Tags: Muthoki Mumo, CPJ Sub-Saharan Africa

NGX: Market capitalisation drops by 17bn

 EQUITIES on the Nigerian Exchange Ltd., NGX extended  negative performance on Monday, as profit-taking activities was witnessed in some financial institution stocks. Specifically, the market capitalisation lost... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 96 times

Tags: Nigerian Exchange Ltd, United Bank for Africa, Access Bank, Zenith Bank Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Company,

UN launches project to support internally displaced people in Somalia

THE United Nations and its partners on has launched a four-year project to provide durable solutions for people displaced by conflict and climate change in Somalia. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 79 times

Tags: Adam Abdelmoula, United Nations

Wales outlaws physical punishment of children

WALES on Monday bans any physical punishment for children which includes any type of corporal punishment, including smacking, hitting, slapping and shaking. The “smacking ban”, as it... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 64 times

Tags: Mark Drakeford, United Nations,

UN General Assembly to vote on humanitarian assistance for Ukraine

THE United Nations General Assembly plans to vote in the coming days on a resolution for the improvement of the humanitarian assistance for Ukraine. A draft resolution... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 55 times

Tags: United Nations,

Total digital transformation puts ANPG on track to achieve vital mandate

IN the highly competitive oil and gas sector, any inefficiency could result in missed opportunities and lost revenue. For a newly decreed national agency overseeing oil... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 111 times

Tags: ANPG, Antono Paixão, sub-Saharan Africa, SAP, HEC, João Eanes

Africa’s fate amidst Russia-Ukraine war

By Kennedy Nnamani THREE weeks into what the U.S described as “full-scale war, naked aggression, unprovoked, brutal assault on the civilians of Ukraine”, “Russia’s premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 136 times

Tags: Africa Regional Media Hub, Yvonne Mhango, Renaissance Capital, IMF, United Nations

FG seeks UN assistance for transition to electric vehicles

The Federal Government of Nigeria is seeking the assistance of United Nations (UN) in the areas of technical and infrastructural capacity in its drive to transit... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 67 times

Tags: Muazu Sambo, Boss Mustapha, United Nations (UN),

Nigeria women to face Olympic champions Canada

WOMEN'S Africa Cup of Nations holders Nigeria will play reigning Olympic champions Canada in two international friendlies. Canada will host the two games in British Columbia on... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 85 times

Tags: WOMEN'S Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria, Olympic champions Canada,

KDSG partners with UNICEF to mitigate natural disasters

The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), says it will partner with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on strategies to mitigate natural disasters. Muhammed Mukaddas, Executive... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 95 times

Tags: Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Muhammed Mukaddas,

Land grabbing: Don’t leave land fallow too long – developer advises

Mrs Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani, Chief Financial Officer, Mixta Africa, a real estate firm, has warned intending property owners to obtain and validate original title documents in transactions... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 73 times

Tags: Mrs Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani, Mixta Africa,

Real Estate expert advocates increased investment in construction sector

THE Chief Financial Officer of Mixta Africa, Ms Rolake Akinkubge-Filani,  has called for increased investments in Nigeria’s construction sector to spur improved standard of living  as... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 63 times

Tags: Ms Rolake Akinkubge-Filani, Mixta Africa,

Nigeria’s Maj.-Gen Sawyerr assumes duty at UNISFA

Maj.-Gen. Benjamin Sawyerr of the Nigerian Army has assumed duty as the Force Commander and Acting Head of Mission at the United Nations Interim Security Force... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 66 times

Tags: Maj.-Gen. Benjamin Sawyerr, United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), Maj.-Gen Sawyerr, Maj.-Gen. Tessema,

Tensions rise in Libya as risk of ‘parallel governments’ grows – UN

UN Political Affairs Chief, Rosemary DiCarlo, says amid a political impasse that threatens to see Libya fractured again by two parallel governments, the priority must be... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 52 times

Tags: Rosemary DiCarlo, United Nations,

Rwandan side REG top Sahara Conference

REG (Rwanda Energy Group) won Basketball Africa League's Sahara Conference after beating Ferroviario da Beira 94-89 in Dakar on Tuesday. REG progress to May's play-offs alongside Tunisian... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: Rwanda Energy Group, Basketball Africa League, Ferroviario da Beira

Spark+ Africa Fund raises over $40m to invest in clean, modern cooking solutions in Africa

THE Spark+ Africa Fund, has launched in partnership with 12 development finance institutions, foundations, family offices, and pension funds as the world’s first impact fund financing clean and modern... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 68 times

Tags: Peter George, Dymphna van der Lans, Daniel-Alexander Schroth, Spark+ Africa Fund, Reik Haahr Müller, Camille Fronville, Xavier Pierluca

FG considers refusal of Buhari’s Electoral Act amendment by Senate

THE Federal Government, yesterday, said it was yet to take an official position on the Senate’s rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for expunging Section 84... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 98 times

Tags: Abubakar Malami, Dr. Vladimir Kreck, Yiaga Africa, Samson Itodo,

Gender activist decries rejection of bill seeking special seats for women

A gender activist, Ms Ayodeji Fadugba, on Monday decried the rejection of a bill seeking to reserve special seats for Women at the National and State... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 90 times

Tags: Dr Mutiu Agboke, Ethics for Political Communication in Africa (CAEPCOM Africa), Zion Care Life Family Foundation (ZCLFF), Women Research and Documentation Centre (WODOC), Ayodeji Fadugba,

Institute seeks social cohesion, inclusion through survey

AFRICA Polling Institute, API, an independent research think-tank, is seeking through its survey to bring to public domain factors that impede social cohesion and to promote... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 63 times

Tags: Prof. Hauwau Yusuf, Segun Olajonrin, Olugbenga Ogunmefun, Africa Polling Institute

UN launches $4.3bn aid appeal for Yemen

THE United Nations launched a 4.3-billion dollars appeal on Wednesday for donations to Yemen, where seven years of war have left the country scarred by destruction,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 66 times

Tags: António Guterres, Angelina Jolie, Martin Griffiths, United Nations

Protracted war could plunge 90% of Ukrainians into poverty- UN

THE United Nations Development Programme said that around  90 per cent of the Ukrainian population could be facing poverty should the war with Russia deepen. In the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 50 times

Tags: Achim Steiner, United Nations Development Programme

Guterres vows to improve UN’s handling of sexual exploitation, abuse

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says victims of sexual exploitation and abuse will be placed at the heart of efforts by the UN. Guterres said this following the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 67 times

Tags: António Guterres, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), Farhan Haq, World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations, World Food Programme (WFP), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Populatio

Showmax reveals ‘Real Housewives of Lagos’ to premiere April 8

SHOWMAX Africa, an online streaming platform, has revealed the faces of the Real Housewives in Lagos (RHOLagos), to debut on April 8. Candice Fangueiro, Head of Content,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 52 times

Tags: Showmax Africa, Universal Studio Group, Carolyna Hutchings, Laura Ikeji, Chioma Ikokwu, Toyin Lawani-Adebayo, Iyabo Ojo, Mariam Timmer

Senate moves to re-amend Proceeds of Crime Bill 2022

THE Senate on Tuesday, moved to re-amend the Proceeds of Crime (Recovery and Management) Bill, 2022, passed on March 9. This followed the consideration of a motion... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 85 times

Tags: Yahaya Abdullahi, United Nations

64 killed in ambush, reprisals in Ethiopia, says Rights body

ETHIOPIAN Human Rights Commission on Monday confirmed the death of 64 people in western Ethiopia after armed group attacked a civilian convoy and its military escort... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 70 times

Tags: United Nations, ETHIOPIAN Human Rights Commission

Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs expands by 50%

AFRICA.COM announced the second annual Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs on March 8, 2022, in line with International Women’s Day. The list is a unique, data-driven research... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 140 times

Tags: Rosemary Oduor, Lizé Lambrechts, Lynette Francis Saltzman, Bertina Engelbrecht, Nompumelelo Thembekile, Natascha Viljoen, Aida Diarra, AFRICA.COM, Teresa Clarke

UNPF assures Ondo Govt. of collaborations

THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has assured the Ondo State Government of stronger collaborations and partnerships towards improving qualitative healthcare delivery in the state.   Dr Omolaso... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Agency (OSPHCDA), Dr Francis Akanbiemu,

Hybrid seeds can double current maize production in Nigeria -ECOBasic MD

Mr Brighton Karume, Managing Director, ECOBasic Seed Company, Kaduna, said Nigeria could double its maize production and achieve self-sufficiency if 50 per cent of maize farmers... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 64 times

Tags: Seed Entrepreneurs Association of Nigeria (SEEDAN), Africa Agriculture Technology Fund (AATF), Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Brighton Karume, Early Generation Seed (EGS),

Bush burning depleting bats’ population in Nigeria – Group

The West Africa Mammal Fellowship has said that continuous bush burning is depleting the population of bats in Nigeria. Programme Coordinator of the organisation, Dr Iroro Tanshi,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: West Africa Mammal Fellowship, Dr Iroro Tanshi, Small Mammal Conservation Organisation (SMACON),

Dancer seeks FG assistance for colleagues to boost industry

ADEDAYO Liadi, Artistic Director, Ijodee Dance Company, has appealed to the Federal Government to assist indigenous dance companies with annual subventions to boost the industry. Liadi, the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 136 times

Tags: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO),

Over 900 measles cases reported across 3 regions in Ethiopia- UN

ABOUT 929 new measles cases have been reported across three regions in Ethiopia, namely Somali, Oromia and Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s (SNNP) regions. The United Nations... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: Nationalities and People’s (SNNP), World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations,

Airtel Africa repays $505m debt 1 year earlier

AIRTEL Africa Plc on Tuesday confirmed the completion of the early repayment of its 505 million dollars 5.125 per cent Guaranteed Senior Notes, originally due in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 107 times

Tags: Airtel Africa PLC, EBITDA 

IWD: Google announces $1m funding, tools for women entrepreneurs

GOOGLE on Tuesday announced that Google.org, was committing $1million in charitable funding to support programmes to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, Head Brand and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 103 times

Tags: Aderemi-Makinde,  Mary Mwange, Mosa Mkhize, Vivian Nwakah, Aderemi-Makinde, Mrs Julie Ehimuan, Africa Development Bank, Google, Ms Swazi Tshabalala,

Stephen Mokoka breaks world record on 50km debut

SOUTH Africa's Stephen Mokoka broke the men's 50km record in his first race at the distance. The 37-year-old won the Nedbank Runified 50km (31 miles) in Gqeberha... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 106 times

Tags: SOUTH Africa, Stephen Mokoka,

International Women’s Day: UN chief harps on gender equality

ANTÓNIO Guterres, UN Secretary-General, insists that the world “cannot emerge from the pandemic with the clock spinning backwards on gender equality.” Guterres said this in his message... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 76 times

Tags: António Guterres, United Nations

African countries engage DFIs to fund oil, gas projects

NIGERIA and other petroleum producing countries in Africa have begun engagements with Developmental Finance Institutions (DFIs) to fund critical oil and gas projects in the continent.   The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 154 times

Tags: Developmental Finance Institutions (DFIs), Chief Timipre Sylva, African Local Content Investment Forum (ALCIF), Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Africa Petroleum Producing Or

Buhari returns to Abuja after attending UNEP@50 in Kenya, Nairobi

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Friday returned to Abuja after attending the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) at 50 in Nairobi, Kenya. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 69 times

Tags: President Muhammadu Buhari, United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD),

Olembe Stadium crush: Compensation of $17,000 'can't replace my father'

A relative of one of those killed in the Olembe Stadium crush during the Africa Cup of Nations has said the compensation his family have received... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations, Olembe Stadium, President Paul Biya,

Osinbajo inaugurates Bankers’ House, hails CIBN on professionalism

VICE-President Yemi Osinbajo has hailed the professional conduct of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), saying that this has helped the resilience and continued growth... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, United Bank for Africa Mr Tony Elumelu, Mr Emmanuel Nnorom, CIBN, Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, Mr Oscar Onyema,

UNEP@50: Buhari urges broader action against environmental challenges

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari says the coming of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) 50 years ago created the awareness of the need to make climate and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari, United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP),

Malawi to vaccinate 2.9m children after discovering polio case

FOLLOWING the discovery of  Africa’s first case of wild polio in a number of years, Malawi is planning a vaccination campaign for 2.9 million children. The United... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF,

Africa welcomes banning of plastics pollution by UNEA

THE banning of plastic pollution by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) is welcomed as it will  help protect the environment,  South African Minister of Forestry,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 111 times

Tags: United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), Barbara Creecy,

U.S. continues efforts to get India to condemn Russia on Ukraine- Official

THE Joe  Biden administration is continuing to try and persuade India to join U.S.-led international criticism of Russia over the Ukraine conflict. Assistant Secretary of State for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 55 times

Tags: Joe  Biden,Donald Lu,United Nations,

Russia-Ukraine conflict could increase numbers of severe COVID-19 disease – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict was likely to drive COVID-19 transmission higher. It said in turn it would increase the risk... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 92 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, United Nations, Mike Ryan,

UN chief voices concern over Libya House of Reps vote

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has voiced concern over Tuesday’s vote in the House of Representatives of Libya on the appointment of a new government, said his... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 55 times

Tags: Antonio Guterres, United Nations, Stephane Dujarric,

Women Heads of State Initiative launches in Africa

Africa.com announces an exciting new cross-media initiative in partnership with Coca-Cola Africa. This initiative recognizes current and former women Presidents and Prime Ministers.  The corresponding research... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 90 times

Tags: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,Coca-Cola Africa.,Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila,Ammenah Gurib-Fakim.,

Humanitarian needs in Syria continue to rise – UN

Humanitarian needs in Syria continue to rise with 14.6 million people in need in 2022 and an estimated 6.9 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), said a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 66 times

Tags: Antonio Guterres, United Nations,

Fed Govt denies imposition of sanction on Russia

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has debunked the report making the rounds that Nigeria was ready to impose sanctions on Russia for Invading Ukraine. Onyeama, in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 109 times

Tags: Geoffrey Onyeama, United Nations

Ukraine crisis: 141 countries vote in favour of UN resolution condemning Russia

THE UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution condemning Russian aggression, with 141 countries voting in favour, 34 abstaining, and only five voting against. Known informally... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 105 times

Tags: António Guterres, President Abdulla Shahid, United Nations.

Waldrum: Our mission is to see Super Falcons compete creditably with the world’s best

DAYS after leading the Super Falcons to once more earn a berth at African women football’s flagship tournament – the Women Africa Cup of Nations –... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 97 times

Tags: Women Africa Cup of Nations, Falcons, Randy Waldrum, igeria Football Federation,

‘Biden has made trade, investment with Africa a huge priority’ – Akunna Cook

By Kennedy Nnamani AKUNNA Cook, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, has assured that the Biden-Harris administration has made trade and investment with Africa a huge priority. This, she made... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 87 times

Tags: Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Prosper Africa, Leslie Marbury, AKUNNA Cook

UN, partners ready to scale up humanitarian operations in Ukraine once security permits

THE United Nations and partners are preparing to scale up humanitarian operations in Ukraine once the security situation permits, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. Stephane... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations, Stephane Dujarric,

Chinese envoy warns against politicisation of humanitarian aid to Ukraine

A Chinese envoy on Tuesday warned against the politicisation of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. Zhang Jun, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations said what is unfolding... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 67 times

Tags: Zhang Jun, Antonio Guterres, United Nations,

Buhari leaves Abuja to attend Special Session on UNEP@50 in Kenya

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Tuesday, to participate in the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP@50). The event is to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 101 times

Tags: President Muhammadu Buhari, United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP@50), Femi Adesina, Geoffrey Onyeama, Amb. Ahmed Rufai,

UNESCO halts environmental monitoring inspection of Russia’s Lake Baikal– ecology ministry

UNESCO decided to withdraw its envoy, pSusanna Kari from the Russian region of Irkutsk, thus, aborting an environmental monitoring mission of the Lake Baikal. Lake Baikal is... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 60 times

Tags: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO),

Liverpool boss says 'sentiment' won as back-up goalkeeper helps Liverpool win Carabao Cup

IT was a tale of three goalkeepers at Wembley Stadium on Sunday - and it was a low-profile Irishman who emerged the hero ahead of the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 121 times

Tags: Liverpool, , Thomas Tuche, Edouard Mendy, Africa Cup of Nations, Caoimhin Kelleher, Chelsea,

‘There is no point in England having stars if their talent is stifled’

ENGLAND have the talent to perform better than they did in Saturday's Six Nations win against Wales, but in order to do that their players need more... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 82 times

Tags: ENGLAND, Six Nations, Eddie Jones,

2022 HWPL Western Africa Peace Initiative Peace Educator Empowerment Training

HWPL Peace Education HWPL started its peace education project in December 2015 and has signed MOAs and MOUs with ministries of education and schools to implement... Read more

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Lebanon launches reconstruction project of Beirut explosions

A statement by the Council of Ministers on Friday said Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati launched a World Bank-funded project for the rehabilitation of heritage buildings... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 70 times

Tags: Najib Mikati, World Bank, United Nations, Saroj Kumar Jha

Russia’s invasion can trigger 4m to flee Ukraine – UN

THE United Nations is preparing for up to 4 million refugees from Ukraine,  if Russia’s war against the country continues to escalate. Thousands had already streamed across... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 83 times

Tags: United Nations, UN children’s agency UNICEF,

Nigerian Prof breaks 148-year-old record at South African Varsity

A Nigerian Mathematician, Professor Oghenetega Ighedo, has broken a 148 year-old record to become the first black woman graduate with a PhD in Pure Mathematics at... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 74 times

Tags: Professor Oghenetega Ighedo, University of South Africa

NAN set to reopen East Africa Bureau in Addis Ababa

THE Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Buki Ponle, says efforts are being made to reopen the agency’s Bureau in Addis Ababa. Ponle... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 130 times

Tags: News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Buki Ponle, Victor Adeleke, Committee of Intelligence and Security Services for Africa (CISSA), dulhadi Khaliel, Zainab Ali-Kotoko, Addis Ababa,

President Biden speaks on Russia’s unprovoked, unjustified attack on Ukraine

BELOW is the full transcript of President Joe Biden of the United States of America on February 24, press briefing on Russia's aggression on Ukraine    The President: The... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 4 months ago | seen 89 times

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Ukraine requests urgent debate at Human Rights Council — UN

UN on Thursday said that Ukraine had requested an urgent debate at the UN Human Rights Council on the situation stemming from the Russian aggression. “This is... Read more

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Tags: United Nations, Vasily Alekseevich Nebenzya, Yevheniia Filipenko, European Union (EU),

Ukraine Crisis: UN chief releases $20m for humanitarian support

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday, announced 20 million dollars for humanitarian support in Ukraine, saying protecting of civilians must be ‘Priority Number One’ in supporting... Read more

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Ex-England youngster exploring her heritage as a Nigeria international

"I know the importance of representing something bigger than me." Ashleigh Plumptre repeats these words when talking about playing for hometown Women's Super League club Leicester City,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 130 times

Tags: Ashleigh Plumptre, Super Falcons, Leicester City,2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations

COP27: Japan may never leave coal behind.

By Anthony Isibor.   AS top global politicians, business leaders, climate activists, and others get ready for the next United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27 in Egypt from... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 145 times

Tags: United Nations Climate Change Conference, Mitsubishi,

Nigeria qualify for 2022 Women Africa Cup of Nations

NIGERIA reached the finals of this year’s Women Africa Cup of Nations Championship after the Super Falcons held out bravely to defeat hosts Lady Elephants of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 78 times

Tags: Women Africa Cup of Nations Championship, Esther Okoronkwo, Super Falcons, Chiamaka Nnadozie,

UN pledges more support for IDPs in DR Congo’s Ituri province

The UN will work together with the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as well as other partners, in ensuring security in the eastern... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 71 times

Tags: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Kabanda, United Nations (UN),

AWCON: Football administrators hail Super Falcons’ qualification

Football administrators in Enugu State on Wednesday hailed Super Falcons of Nigeria qualification for the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Morocco. The News Agency... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON), Enugu State Football Association (ENSFA),, Tony Ugwu, Super Falcons,

UN warns 14% increase in wildfires by 2030

 The United Nations Environment Programme said on Wednesday that the number of wildfires globally may grow 14 per cent by 2030 and 50 per cent by... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 77 times

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South Korea voices concern over Japan’s Sado Mine Heritage bid to UNESCO

SOUTH Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-Yong has voiced its concern to UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay over Japan’s initiative to list the closed Sado Mine as part... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 70 times

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SAIPEC 2022: Gas is Africa’s energy transitioning model -IOCs

By Anthony Isibor.   THE representatives of the International Oil Companies, IOCs, have stated that gas is an integral part of Africa’s energy transition. The officials, who represented Chevron, SNEPCo,... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 4 months ago | seen 223 times

Tags: Elizabeth Rogo, Africa Energy Chamber, Elohor Aiboni, SNEPCo Nigeria, Bobby Hulett, Chevron Nigeria Limited, Victor Bandele, TotalEnergies, Charles Nwoko, Saadoun Banoori, 

NGX extends bullish run, increases by N93.4bn

THE Nigerian equities market extended its positive performance on the floor of Nigerian Exchange Ltd., Monday, opening with a gain of N93.43 billion, representing 20 per... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: Zenith Bank Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank, United Bank for Africa

Morocco 2022: CAF names Nigerien referees for Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria final battle

THE Confederation of African Football has selected Nigerien official Zouwaira Souley as the referee for Wednesday’s 2022 Women Africa Cup of Nations final qualifying match between... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 79 times

Tags: Women Africa Cup of Nations, CAF, Zouwaira Souley, Super Falcons

Africa’s COVID-19 cases exceed 11.1m

A total of 11,104,160 COVID-19 cases were reported in Africa as of Saturday evening, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. The specialised... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 102 times

Tags: Africa CDC, NCDC

Ethiopia’s exports of coffee, spices, tea up 52.4%

ETHIOPIA earned 658.1 million U.S. dollars from its exports of coffee, spices and tea during the first seven months of its 2021/2022 fiscal year. The state-run Ethiopian... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 78 times

Tags: Ethiopian News Agency (ENA), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA),

Ukraine crisis: UN political affairs chief calls for ‘maximum restraint’

MS Rosemary DiCarlo, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, has urged  parties involved in the Ukraine crisis to make meaningful progress on implementation of... Read more

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Deadly wildfires, noise pollution causing widespread ecological damage – UNEP warns

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says deadly wildfires, noise pollution and other looming environmental threats could cause widespread ecological damage. UNEP, in a report published on Thursday, therefore called... Read more

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Tags: UN Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations,

UN to work ‘lockstep’ with parliamentarians to achieve global commitments

The President of the 76th Session of UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, on Thursday said the UN will work in “lockstep” with parliamentarians to achieve global... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 77 times

Tags: Abdulla Shahid, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), United Nations,

Global trade to fail after high returns of $28.5trn – UN

Global trade reached a record high in 2021, but it is expected to slow in 2022 for many reasons including continuing delays in global supply chains,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations,

Africa’s COVID-19 cases exceed 11.06m – Africa CDC

A total of 11,064,898 COVID-19 cases were reported in Africa as of Wednesday evening, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 81 times

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Haiti at ‘crossroads’ entering post-earthquake reconstruction – Deputy UN Chief

HAITI is once more at a ‘crossroads’, six months after a devastating earthquake hit the south-west of the country, according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 64 times

Tags: Amina Mohammed, United Nations,

Ex-Zimbabwe footballer killed in South Africa

FORMER Zimbabwe footballer Charles Yohane has died in South Africa at the age of 48 in an apparent car-jacking incident. Defender Yohane was in the Warriors' squad... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 67 times

Tags: Charles Yohane, Africa Cup of Nations,

AEDC takeover: Parties agree to settle out of court

Plaintiffs in the controversial takeover of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) have resolved to settle the matter out of court.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that CEC... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 100 times

Tags: Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), United Bank for Africa (UBA), Ahmed Raji. SAN, Wole Olanipekun, E. O. Sule, SAN, A.U. Mustapha, Justice Ekwo,

Chinese envoy calls for constructive assistance to Somalia

A Chinese envoy on Tuesday called for constructive assistance to Somalia to help stabilise the country. Recently, the Somali parties have been moving forward with the electoral... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 78 times

Tags: Dai Bing, United Nations, James Swan,

Digital Africa reinvents business model to support 200 tech entrepreneurs

DIGITAL Africa, a €130 million pan-African, European and French public-funded organisation, has reinvented its business  model to support the growth of about 200 African  tech entrepreneurs. Ms... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 76 times

Tags: Digital Africa, Ms Stéphan-Eloise Gras, Grégory Clemente,

Borno task force disengages 2,203 child soldiers, says commander

The Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Borno disengaged i2,203 children within its rank and file in compliance with the UN Convention against the use of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 87 times

Tags: Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR),

New group seeks to tackle sustainability challenges facing businesses

 THE Committed Collective, the world’s first network of impact-driven creative agencies from Africa and the Nordics, began operation on Monday with the aim of promoting sustainability... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: Mr Lanre Adisa, 5ive Africa, Jonah Otieno, Arto Sivonen, Noah’s ark Communications Limited,

UNICEF calls for end to recruitment of child soldiers in conflicts

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)  has called for an end to the recruitment and use of children by armed groups in north-east Nigeria. This is contained... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 78 times

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Sadio Mane to have stadium named after him in Senegal

SENEGAL forward and AFCON hero, Sadio Mane etched his name in the history of Senegalese football when he struck home the winning penalty against Egypt in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 142 times

Tags: Sadio Mane, Abdoulaye Diop, Africa Cup of Nation

FCT Polls: Yiaga Africa calls on INEC, security agents, electorates on preparedness for credible elections

AN election observer, Yiaga Africa, Friday, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, security agents and electorates in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, on preparation... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 103 times

Tags: FCT, Yiaga Africa, INEC

2 UNHCR journalists held in Kabul while on assignment

United Nations High Commission for refugees (UNHCR) on Friday reported that two journalists and Afghans working with them have been detained in Kabul. UNHCR on its Twitter... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 114 times

Tags: United Nations High Commission for refugees (UNHCR),

FCT Polls: Yiaga Africa campaigns against vote selling in Abuja market

AHEAD of the February 12 Area Council elections in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, a civil society organisation, Yiaga Africa, has taken an anti-vote selling campaign... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 120 times

Tags: Aisha Akanbi, Ezenwa Nwagwu, Yiaga Africa, David Chukwu

Ethiopia: UN deputy chief, Amina Mohammed calls for cessation of hostilities

UN Deputy-Secretary General, Amina Mohammed, on Wednesday reiterated the Secretary-General’s call for cessation of hostilities in Ethiopia and for a pathway to peace through national dialogue. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 75 times

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UN deputy chief, Amina Mohammed sues for peace in Ethiopia

UN Deputy-Secretary General Amina Mohammed says peace is indispensable, after hearing stories of conflict and hope while meeting with different groups on her visit to Ethiopia. Mohammed... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 64 times

Tags: Amina Mohammed, United Nations,

UN projects $1.1bn to assist over 8.4m Nigerians in northeast

The United Nations will offer a 1.1 billon dollars humanitarian assistance to 8.4 million people in the North-East in 2022.   Mr Matthias Schmale, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 58 times

Tags: United Nations, Matthias Schmale,

FSD Africa, NAICOM partner to boost digital solution in insurance

Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Africa says it has partnered with National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) to launch BimaLab, an intiative designed to boost adoption of digital solutions... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Africa, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Sunday Thomas, Ben Llewellyn-Jones,

UN agencies appeal for $4.4bn to assist 29.1m in Eastern Africa

UN humanitarian partners have appealed for more than 4.4 billion U.S. dollars to provide life-saving assistance and protection to about 29.1 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 56 times

Tags: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), United Nations,

Group lauds High Court judgement on Zamfara Governor

 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Norwegian Government have trained 86 women and victims of violence in Kaduna State.   The Deputy Resident Representative, Mr Lealem... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 85 times

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What Salah told me before I saved Mane’s penalty

EGYPTIAN goalkeeper, Mohamed Abou Gabal has revealed the penalty kick conversations he had with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah just before he saved the former’s spot-kick... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 154 times

Tags: Mohamed Abou Gabal, Mohamed Salah, Africa Cup of Nations, Sadio Mane,

Ziyech quits Morocco national team after AFCON snub

CHELSEA midfielder, Hakim Ziyech has retired from representing the Atlas Lions of Morocco at the international level, saying he wants to now focus on his club... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 107 times

Tags: CHELSEA, Hakim Ziyech, Vahid Halilhodžić, Morocco, Africa Cup of Nations,

Senegal coach's path to Africa Cup of Nations glory

ALIOU Cissé pointedly looked around Bamako's Stade du 26 Mars, then began a long run-up and blasted his penalty kick onto the shins of Boukar Alioum... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 136 times

Tags: ALIOU Cissé, Cameroon, Africa Cup of Nations, Bamako's Stade du 26 Mars

Mohamed Salah could face Leicester but Sadio Mane will not

MOHAMED Salah is available for Liverpool's game with Leicester City on Thursday but fellow forward Sadio Mane will not be as he celebrates winning the Africa... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 66 times

Tags: MOHAMED Salah, Leicester City, Sadio Mane, Africa Cup of Nations

Institute urges Nigerian filmmakers, writers to participate in 2022 Screenwriters Residency programme

 The Realness Institute says six African filmmakers have an opportunity to develop their fiction film story ideas and work-in-progress scripts in a three-month residency in the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 82 times

Tags: Realness Institute, Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), Selina Ukwuoma, Mmabatho Kau, Chioma Ude,

Senegal team thrown hero's welcome after win

SENEGAL'S football team have been given a hero's welcome upon their return home after winning the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time. Tens of thousands... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 96 times

Tags: SENEGAL, Africa Cup of Nations, President Macky Sall, Aliou Cissé

UNESCO director tasks traditional rulers on cultural heritage, national unity

 Traditional rulers have been urged to promote the rich and cultural heritage in their domain for peace and national unity among Nigerians. Dr Francis Ogege, Director, United... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 66 times

Tags: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Al-hassan Zakariaya,

Akume most suitable to lead APC, says Institute

The Africa Polling Institute (API) has tipped Dr George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs as the most suitable aspirant for national chairmanship of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 70 times

Tags: Africa Polling Institute (API), Dr George Akume, Sen. Danjuma Goje, Abdulazziz Yari, Tanko Al-Makura, Ali Modu Sherrif

Enugu FA Chairman hails Senegal for breaking AFCON jinx

The Chairman of Enugu State Football Association (ESFA), Tony Ugwu, has commended the Teranga Lions of Senegal for emerging the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) champions.Ugwu... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 117 times

Tags: Enugu State Football Association (ESFA), Tony Ugwu, African Cup of Nations (AFCON),

NOA, UNICEF give psycho-social support to kidnap survivors in Kaduna

The National Orientation Agency (NOA), together with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), is offering psycho-social support, trauma counselling and healing to kidnap survivors from Bethel... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 104 times

Tags: National Orientation Agency (NOA), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF),

NGX unveils strategic plan for 2022

THE Nigerian Exchange (NGX) will focus on five major areas in the year as the Exchange seeks to deepen access and attract new generation of investors... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 83 times

Tags: NGX Group, Bricklinks Africa, Ronchess Global Resources Plc

AFCON title more important to me than Champions League, other trophies - Mane

FOR Sadio Mane, the newest CAF Africa Cup of Nations champion, who is not a newcomer to winning trophies, last night’s triumph over Egypt at the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 103 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations, CAF, Sadio Mane

UN set to transform Gaza Valley sewage dump to natural reserve

The United Nations on Monday said it would begin the restoration of a historic valley in the Palestinian Gaza Strip by March. Mohammed Abu Shaaban, United Nations... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 63 times

Tags: United Nations, Mohammed Abu Shaaban,,

Mane redeems self as Senegal beat Egypt to claim first AFCON title

Sadio Mane made up for an earlier penalty kick miss with the decisive kick on Sunday in Yaounde as Senegal claimed their first Africa Cup of Nations... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 84 times

Tags: Sadio Mane, t Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Liverpool, Abou Gabal,

NNPC Weekly: FUT Minna honours Kyari, others, as coy. leads Africa’s energy transition

The Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited had a busy week following the award of honourary doctorate degree on its Group Managing Director (GMD) and Chief... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 155 times

Tags: Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC), Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Africa DeveloProf. Abdullahi Bala, pment Bank (AfDB), Malam Mele Kyari,

Sadio Mane netted the winning spot-kick as Senegal beat Egypt 4-2 on penalties to clinch their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations

SADIO Mane netted the winning spot-kick as Senegal beat Egypt 4-2 on penalties to clinch their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations after the final ended goalless... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 68 times

Tags: SADIO Mane, Edouard Mendy, Gabaski, Africa Cup of Nations, Senegal, Egypt,

Africa’s COVID-19 cases near 10.9m – Africa CDC

A total of 10,896,302 COVID-19 cases were reported in Africa as of Saturday evening, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. The specialised... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 99 times

Tags: Africa CDC

AFCON 2021: We must learn and move forward, says Cameroon coach

Antonio Conceiçao, Coach of Cameroon, says his team must learn from their mistakes and move forward ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) third... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 131 times

Tags: Antonio Conceiçao, Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON),

AFCON 2021: We’re physically, mentally ready for the game, says Burkina Faso coach

Kamou Malo, Coach of Burkina Faso, says his team is physically and mentally ready ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) third place match against... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 117 times

Tags: Kamou Malo, Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON),

Continental Free Trade: African leaders to discuss boosting Africa’s transport sector

African leaders are set to meet next week to discuss boosting the African transport sector as a key impetus to spur a continental free trade pact. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 71 times

Tags: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), African Union (AU), African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA),

We’re sad but lost to a better team, says Cameroon manager

Cameroon national team manager Antonio Conceiçao has expressed sadness at his team’s failure to reach the finals of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), admitting however... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON),

AFCON 2021: Egypt edge host Cameroon on penalty kicks to reach final

Seven-time champions Egypt will meet the Teranga Lions of Senegal in the final match of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Sunday in Yaounde. This... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 110 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Abou Gabal, Clinton Njie, Mohamed Salah, Carlos Queiroz, Ramadan Sobhi,

We’re happy, but yet to reach final objective, says Egypt coach

 Diaa Elsayed, Egypt Assistant Coach has expressed joy over his team’s victory over host Cameroon. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Egypt scaled through to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 100 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Carlos Queiroz, Mohamed Salah,

Senegal players want to win for under-pressure coach Aliou Cisse and country

SADIO Mane and Edouard Mendy say Senegal are determined to ease the pressure on coach Aliou Cisse by winning the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday. Senegal, Nations... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 97 times

Tags: SADIO Mane, Edouard Mendy, Aliou Cisse, Africa Cup of Nations

Goalkeeper Gabaski was the hero, saving two penalties as Egypt edged past hosts Cameroon in a penalty shootout

GOALKEEPER Gabaski was the hero, saving two penalties as Egypt edged past hosts Cameroon in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw to set up an... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 61 times

Tags: Gabaski, Egypt, Cameroon, Africa Cup of Nations, Mane, Salah,

CPJ joins letter calling for release of journalists, others arbitrarily detained in Cameroon

By Angela Quintal/CPJ Africa Program CoordinatorTHE Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday, February 3, joined 26 other civil society organizations in calling on President Paul Biya to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: CPJ, Africa Cup of Nations,  Thomas Awah Junior, Mancho Bibixy, Tsi Conrad, Kingsley Fomunyuy Njoka,

NGO offers 5,000 students free education

An NGO, Lend a Hand for Africa (LAHAfrica), on Thursday said 5,000 students had benefited from its Scholarship Scheme in Nigeria in seven years. Ms Abimbola Ajala,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 91 times

Tags: Lend a Hand for Africa (LAHAfrica), Ms Abimbola Ajala,

AWCON 2022: Seven Super Falcons report in camp, begin training –media officer

 Seven players of the Super Falcons of Nigeria have reported in camp as the team prepares for the final stage qualification of the 14th Africa Cup... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 97 times

Tags: Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON),Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu,

South Africa’s 1996 triumph and its role in post-apartheid change

THE 1996 Africa Cup of Nations was not supposed to take place in South Africa. Kenya were the designated hosts but 14 months before the tournament they... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 219 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa, Nelson Mandela,

Senegal are through to their third Africa Cup of Nations final with Sadio Mane on target

SENEGAL are through to their third Africa Cup of Nations final with Sadio Mane on target to help them overcome Burkino Faso. In an eventful game, VAR... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 80 times

Tags: SENEGAL, Africa Cup of Nations, Henri Camara, Burkino Faso, Abdou Diallo, Idrissa Gueye

Leaving Arsenal without real goodbye hurts, Aubameyang says

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says the manner of his departure from Arsenal “hurts” as he moves to FC Barcelona. The 32-year-old former Gunners captain was pictured training with his... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 104 times

Tags: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal, Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON),

ICT Company is connecting youths in Africa for content creation – Expert

Mr Kayode Adebayo, the Chief Executive Officer, Ckrowd Africa Technology and Solutions, says the company is connecting people of African descent, especially the youths in a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 135 times

Tags: Ckrowd Africa Technology and Solutions, Mr Kayode Adebayo,

Oparah becomes vice president of Airtel Africa

MR. Emeka Oparah has been appointed vice president, Corporate Communications & CSR, in Airtel Africa Plc, and he has resumed in Dubai, UAE. Oparah, who disclosed his... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 138 times

Tags: Emeka Oparah, Airtel Africa

Egypt defender ruled out of Afcon with injury

EGYPT defender Ahmed Hegazi will miss the rest of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon after sustaining an adductor muscle strain. The former West Brom center-back... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 101 times

Tags: Ahmed Hegazi, EGYPT, Africa Cup of Nations, Mahmoud Trezeguet

Coach Keister says Sierra Leone 'overachieved'

SIERRA Leone boss John Keister said "people didn't appreciate" his hard work in leading his side to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. In Cameroon, the Leone... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 80 times

Tags: SIERRA Leone, John Keister, Africa Cup of Nations

Future Face Africa sponsored by Ecobank presents the Winners; Ana Campos - Angolan and Nziza Ken – Rwandan.

IT was all glitz and glamour as winners emerged at the grand finale of the keenly contested Future Face Africa (FFA) model talent search competition which took place... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 130 times

Tags: FFA, Beth Model Management Africa, Eko Hotels and Suites, Elizabeth Isiorho, Ana Campos, Ecobank, Babajide Sipe,

Myanmar death toll exceeds 1,500 with nearly 8,800 in custody – UN

United Nations human rights office on Tuesday said over 1,500 people have been killed in a year-long protests against the coup in Myanmar, with thousands more... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 78 times

Tags: United Nations human rights, United Nations,

UN Mission in Afghanistan urges Taliban to explain detention of 2 journalists

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday urged the Taliban to publicly explain the reasons for the detention of two journalists of Afghan... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 67 times

Tags: United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Aslam Ejab,

UNICEF welcomes release of 4 girls abducted in Borno

 THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has welcomed the release of four of the 22 women recently abducted by insurgents in the Chibok Local Government Area... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 76 times

Tags: United Nations Children’s Fund, Folashade Adebayo, Peter Hawkins,

Russian mercenaries accused of slaughtering 70 Africans in gold mine massacre

PRINCE Ngoma was just about to depart a mining site in Central African Republic’s (CAR) eastern village of Aïgbado when heavily armed Russian mercenaries in a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 104 times

Tags: United Nations, Stéphane Dujarric, Prince Ngoma, Abdoulaye Ishmael, President Vladimir Putin

Tunisia sack coach Mondher Kebaier after quarter-final exit

TUNISIA have sacked coach Mondher Kebaier following their quarter-final exit at the Africa Cup of Nations. The Carthage Eagles were beaten 1-0 on Saturday by a Burkina Faso side... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 113 times

Tags: Mondher Kebaier, Africa Cup of Nations, Burkina Faso

Sadio Mane happy to change playing style to help Senegal

LIVERPOOL forward Sadio Mane says he is happy to make sacrifices and be more defensive if it helps Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations. Mane played... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 105 times

Tags: LIVERPOOL, Sadio Mane, Africa Cup of Nations

Janny Sikazwe 'could have died from heatstroke'

THE referee who blew for full-time early in an Africa Cup of Nations match claims he could have died of heatstroke. Zambian Janny Sikazwe ended Tunisia's game... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 110 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations, Janny Sikazwe,

NAFDAC calls for more support for herbal medicine development

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has called for more support and funding for herbal medicine.   The call was made in a statement... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 114 times

Tags: National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Africa Centre of Excellence for Drug Research, Herbal Medicine Development and Regulatory Science (ACEDHA

Mohamed Salah scored one goal, set up another as Egypt beat Morocco in extra time

MOHAMED Salah scored one goal and set up the other as Egypt beat Morocco in extra time in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals. Sofiane Boufal gave... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 85 times

Tags: MOHAMED Salah, Egypt, Sofiane Boufal, Morocco, Africa Cup of Nations

Senegal overcame Equatorial Guinea to set up an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Burkina Faso

SENEGAL overcame Equatorial Guinea to set up an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Burkina Faso. Ex-Bristol City forward Famara Diedhiou put Senegal ahead with a first-time... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 98 times

Tags: SENEGAL, Equatorial Guinea, Africa Cup of Nations, Sadio Mane

NCDMB hosts Africa local content investment forum March 7

THE Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, has announced plans to host the Africa Local Content Investment Forum, ALCIF, at Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos,... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 273 times

Tags: Simbi Kesiye Wabote, African Petroleum Producers Association, APPO, Africa Local Content Investment Forum, ALCIF, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB,

Top 5 firms to watch this year who made combined profit of N788bn

DANGOTE Cement, Nestle, MTN Nigeria, BUA Cement and Airtel Africa are the top five firms to watch in Nigeria this year as they made N788billion as... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 163 times

Tags: Daily Trust, Phil Flynn, Bismarck Rewane, Airtel Africa, DANGOTE Cement, Nestle, MTN Nigeria, BUA Cement

Network urges FG to implement RMNCAEH+N COVID-19 Response Plan

AFRICA Health Budget Network (AHBN) has urged Federal Government to implement the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent and Elderly Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAEH+N) COVID-19 Response Continuity... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 113 times

Tags: Africa Health Budget Network, Dr Aminu Magashi,

Resuscitated Adapalm to generate over 2,500 jobs this year – GM

Mr Reginald Okereke, the General Manager, Roche West Africa Ltd., owners of the old Adapalm Nig. Ltd., Ohaji, says the company had the capacity to generate... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 120 times

Tags: Mr Reginald Okereke, Roche West Africa Ltd, Adapalm Nig. Ltd., Gov. Hope Uzodinma, Mr Declan Emelumba, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC),

Morocco 2022: Super Falcons to resume camping in Abuja for Lady Elephants

HEAD Coach Randy Waldrum has invited a total of 35 players to the camp of the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons ahead of next month’s... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 101 times

Tags: Randy Waldrum, Super Falcons, Africa Cup of Nations,

Stock exchange market capitalization strikes N25trn

THE Nigerian stock market capitalisation yesterday closed at over N25 trillion on buying interest in Airtel Africa and 18 others. In summary, the All-Share Index (ASI) grew... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 174 times

Tags: Nigerian Breweries, Guaranty Trust Holding Company, Mutual Benefits Assurance, Prestige Assurance, Champion Breweries, Academy Press, Cadbury, Learn Africa, Julius Berger, United Capital, Ecobank Tran

Goalkeeper Jesus Owono was Equatorial Guinea's hero as they shocked Mali in a penalty shootout

GOALKEEPER Jesus Owono was Equatorial Guinea's hero as they shocked Mali in a penalty shootout to reach the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. Owono, 20,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 358 times

Tags: Jesus Owono, Falaye Sacko, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Africa Cup of Nations,

Egypt beat Ivory Coast 5-4 on penalties to reach the quarter-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations

EGYPT beat Ivory Coast 5-4 on penalties to reach the quarter-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon following a 0-0 draw. The North Africans got... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 110 times

Tags: EGYPT, Ivory Coast, Africa Cup of Nations

Senegal criticised after striker plays on despite suspected concussion

SENEGAL have been criticised after Sadio Mane continued playing despite suffering suspected concussion in a "sickening collision" with Cape Verde goalkeeper Vozinha. Mane remained on the pitch... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: SENEGAL, Sadio Mane, Vozinha, Africa Cup of Nations

Afcon stadium crush: 'The force behind forced us to fall'

ON Monday, 46-year-old Cameroon fan Ndombi Irene was excited as she approached Yaounde’s Olembe Stadium with her son for the Africa Cup of Nations knock-out tie... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 107 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations, Piers Edwards, Yaounde’s Olembe Stadium, Comoros

Tax evasion: Borno Govt to confiscate UN property

THE Borno State government on Wednesday said that it would commence the confiscation of seven properties belonging to the United Nations agencies which are domiciled in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 171 times

Tags: United Nations Development Programme, Food and Agricultural Organisation, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Nations International Children Emergency Fund, United Nati

CAF orders probe and venue change after 8 die in AFCON crush

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Tuesday called for an instant probe into a crush at an Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) match on Monday... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: Confederation of African Football (CAF), Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Cameroonian Football Association (FECAFOOT),

UNICEF, others decry rising aggression, violence among children

A cross section of communication experts in Enugu State have expressed dismay over the rising aggression and violence among Nigerian children.   They made their feelings known on... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 121 times

Tags: United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF),

Sweet, bitter day for Cameroon football

THE scenes on the streets of major Cameroonian cities after the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon defeated debutants Comoros 2-1 in the Round 16 encounter at the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 114 times

Tags: Cameroon, Africa Cup of Nations, Comoros

Sadio Mane scored as Senegal beat nine-man Cape Verde 2-0

SADIO Mane scored as Senegal beat nine-man Cape Verde 2-0 in the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations, but was immediately forced off with... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 58 times

Tags: SADIO Mane, Cape Verde, Africa Cup of Nations, Senegal

Morocco are through to the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations after a 2-1 victory over Malawi

MOROCCO are through to the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations after a 2-1 victory over stubborn Malawi at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 52 times

Tags: MOROCCO, Africa Cup of Nations, Malawi

Cameroonian soldiers repel attack by Biafra militants in Bakassi Peninsula

CAMEROONIAN soldiers have reportedly repelled an attack by men suspected to be members of Biafra Nations League (BnL) at Akpa Nkanya in the Bakassi Peninsula, targeting foreign... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 107 times

Tags: Edem Joseph, Biafra Nations League

Lafarge supports over 130 secondary schools in Cross Rivers

LAFARGE Africa Plc has reaffirmed its commitment to host communities in Cross Rivers State with the inauguration of several development projects to mark its annual community... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 136 times

Tags: Idara Uyok, LAFARGE Africa Plc,

Debutants The Gambia booked their place in the quarter-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations

DEBUTANTS The Gambia booked their place in the quarter-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations as Musa Barrow's goal gave them a famous 1-0 victory over... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 85 times

Tags: Gambia, Africa Cup of Nations, Musa Barrow, Guinea

At least eight killed in crush at Cameroon stadium

AT least eight people have been killed and dozens more injured in a crush outside an Africa Cup of Nations football match in Cameroon. Videos showed crowds... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 134 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations, Paul Biya stadium

Cameroon sweat to overcome Comoros

CAMEROON still broke a lot of sweat on Monday in Yaounde before they could beat depleted Comoros in the last 16 round at the 2021 Africa... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 97 times

Tags: Ali Ahamada, Moyadh Ousseini, Chaker Alhadhur, Karl Toko Ekambi, Vincent Aboubakar, Cameroon, 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON

Comoros keeper Ali Ahamada out of last-16 tie despite negative Covid test

COMOROS goalkeeper Ali Ahamada will not be able to play their Africa Cup of Nations last-16 tie against Cameroon on Monday despite testing negative for Covid-19... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 122 times

Tags: Ali Ahamada, Africa Cup of Nations, COMOROS, Covid-19

AFCON 2021: We didn’t deserve to lose to Tunisia, Eguavoen says

Super Eagles interim coach Augustine Eguavoen on Sunday said his team did not deserve to lose against Tunisia in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: Super Eagles, Augustine Eguavoen, Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Tunisia,

Super Eagles fail to shine against Tunisia, crash out of AFCON

Title favourites Nigeria crashed out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Sunday in Garoua after a 0-1 loss to Tunisia who now advance... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 84 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Super Eagles, Alexander Iwobi, Sadiq Umar for Chukwueze, Ahmed Musa, Joe AriboPeter Olayinka for Awoniyi,

Burkina Faso beat 10-man Gabon on penalties to reach the quarter-finals

BURKINA Faso beat 10-man Gabon on penalties to reach the quarter-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon following a 1-1 draw. Ismahila Ouedraogo netted to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 95 times

Tags: BURKINA Faso, Gabon, Africa Cup of Nations, Ismahila Ouedraogo

Tunisia upset 10-man Nigeria to set up a quarter-final tie against Burkina Faso

TUNISIA upset 10-man Nigeria to set up a quarter-final tie against Burkina Faso at the Africa Cup of Nations. Youssef Msakni beat Super Eagles keeper Maduka Okoye... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 113 times

Tags: TUNISIA, Africa Cup of Nations, Maduka Okoye, Super Eagles

AFCON 2021 Ouster: Pinnick praises Eagles’ endeavour as gallant squad exits 33rd AFCON

…Says Nigeria’s focus already on FIFA World Cup play-off PRESIDENT of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick on Sunday commended the efforts of the Super... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: Amaju Melvin Pinnick, Africa Cup of Nations, President Muhammadu Buhari, Super Eagles

Covid hits Comoros before crunch Cameroon clash

AFRICA Cup of Nations giant-killers Comoros face a goalkeeping crisis before the biggest game in the country’s history on Monday. The tournament debutants play hosts and five-time... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 117 times

Tags: AFRICA Cup of Nations, Comoros, Cameroon,

Moses Simon says Nigeria not getting carried away

NIGERIA winger Moses Simon insists the Super Eagles have "still got a lot to prove" despite their flying start under Augustine Eguavoen, which has put them... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 160 times

Tags: Moses Simon, African Cup of Nations, Augustine Eguavoen, Super Eagles

UK is Africa’s investment partner of choice for green transition - Trevelyan

By Kennedy Nnamani ANNE-Marie Trevelyan, UK’s International Trade secretary, has affirmed that the United Kingdom is Africa’s investment partner of choice for transition to green energy. This... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 171 times

Tags: AU convention, UK-Africa Investment Summit, ANNE-Marie Trevelyan, Department for International Trade

England to play Ivory Coast in a friendly at Wembley on 29 March

ENGLAND will play Ivory Coast in a friendly at Wembley on 29 March. Ivory Coast are ranked 56th in the world and are through to the last-16... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 190 times

Tags: ENGLAND, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Africa Cup of Nation, World Cup

Kamara's house under police protection after penalty miss

THE house of Sierra Leone forward Kei Kamara remains under police protection after being vandalised in the wake of the striker's missing a penalty against Equatorial... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 159 times

Tags: Kei Kamara, Africa Cup of Nations, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea

Eguavoen expects tough battle with Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles on Sunday

NIGERIA’S manager Augustine Eguavoen says he countenances a tough duel between his Super Eagles and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 85 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations, Super Eagles, Augustine Eguavoen

Falconets confident as they battle Cameroon in Douala

NIGERIA’S U20 girls, Falconets are buoyed by the performance of the Super Eagles at the ongoing 33rd Africa Cup of Nations, and say they are motivated for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 83 times

Tags: NIGERIA’S U20 girls, Super Eagles, Falconets, Africa Cup of Nations, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

Final tables after group phase matches at 2021 AFCON

Following are the final tables of the six first round groups at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon, after match day 3/final... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 39 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON),

Defending champions Algeria crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-1 defeat against Ivory Coast

DEFENDING champions Algeria crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-1 defeat against Ivory Coast in Douala. Needing a win to stay alive, Algeria... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 87 times

Tags: Algeria, Ivory Coast, Africa Cup of Nations

Round of 16 Matches’ line-up at 2021 AFCON

Following is the line-up of the round of 16 matches at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon, after the conclusion of the... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON),

NFSC appoints Amb. Olonisakin as patron

The Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC), on Thursday appointed Amb. Abayomi Olonisakin, Nigeria’s  Ambassador to Cameroon as its patron. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 70 times

Tags: Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC), Amb. Abayomi Olonisakin, Dr Rafiu Ladipo, Rev. Samuel Ikpea, Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Super Eagles,

Equatorial Guinea reached the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Sierra Leone 1-0

EQUATORIAL Guinea reached the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Sierra Leone 1-0 - a result which eliminated the Leone Stars. Midfielder Pablo... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 116 times

Tags: Equatorial Guinea, Africa Cup of Nations, Sierra Leone, Kei Kamara

Arsenal striker says heart scans in London show he is 'absolutely fine'

ARSENAL'S Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he is "completely healthy" after having medical checks on his heart. The Gabon international, 32, was ruled out of the Africa Cup of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 115 times

Tags: ARSENAL, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Africa Cup of Nations

'I feel so disappointed' - Paintsil on Ghana exit

THE after-effects of Ghana's shock exit from the Africa Cup of Nations are being felt in the West African country, with the government's Ministry of Youth... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 100 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana, Cameroon,

Egypt coach Carlos Queiroz says his team will work on finishing skills

EGYPT have one the world's leading strikers in Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, yet the Pharaohs scored just twice in their three Group D matches at the Africa... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 147 times

Tags: EGYPT, Africa Cup of Nations, Carlos Queiroz, Mohamed Salah

AFCON: Bauchi fans hopeful of Eagles victory

Some football enthusiasts in Bauchi have expressed optimism that the Super Eagles will bring home the trophy of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 90 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ),

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Al-Nassr contact Arsenal over loan bid

SAUDI Arabian side Al-Nassr have made an offer to take Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan. Aubameyang has not played for the Gunners since 6 December and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 97 times

Tags: Al-Nassr, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal, Africa Cup of Nations,

AFCON round of 16: Akanni urges Eguavoen to maintain opening match line up

 Ex-Nigerian international, Waidi Akanni, on Thursday urged Austin Eguavoen, the Interim Manager of the Super Eagles, to stick to his line up in the opening match... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 70 times

Tags: Waidi Akanni, Super Eagles, African Cup of Nations (AFCON), Sadiq Umar, Captain William Troost-Ekong

Sports minister salutes Super Eagles, want AFCON trophy back home

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has commended the Super Eagles over the impressive win against Guinea-Bissau in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: Sunday Dare, Super Eagles, Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON),

AFCON 2021: Food vendors record sales boom at Agege Stadium

Food vendors and other petty traders around Agege Stadium, Lagos, are enjoying trade boom from the 10 sponsored viewing centres for the ongoing 33rd African Cup... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: Lagos State Government (LASG), Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Lagos State Football Association, (LSFA), African Cup of Nations (AFCON),

Nigeria beat Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in Garoua to become the only side at the Africa Cup of Nations to win all three group game

NIGERIA beat Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in Garoua to become the only side at the Africa Cup of Nations to win all three group games. After making eight changes... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 72 times

Tags: NIGERIA, Guinea-Bissau, Africa Cup of Nations, William Troost-Ekong, Umar Sadiq

Egypt edged past Sudan to finish second in Group D and qualify for the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations

EGYPT edged past Sudan to finish second in Group D and qualify for the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations. Mohamed Abdelmonem scored the game's... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 79 times

Tags: EGYPT, Sudan, Africa Cup of Nations, Abdallah El Said

AfCFTA: Group urges MSMEs on value addition, processing

The Edo International Business Forum (EIBF), has urged Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) to invest in product enhancement to benefit from the Africa Continental... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 133 times

Tags: Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Mrs Florence Onere, Edo International Business Forum (EIBF),

Senegal finished top of Group B at the Africa Cup of Nations despite being held to a 0-0 draw by Malawi

SENEGAL finished top of Group B at the Africa Cup of Nations despite being held to a 0-0 draw by Malawi. Habib Diallo and Sadio Mane went... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 119 times

Tags: SENEGAL, Africa Cup of Nations, Malawi, Habib Diallo, Sadio Mane

Ghana suffered a humiliating group-stage exit at the Africa Cup of Nations

GHANA suffered a humiliating group-stage exit at the Africa Cup of Nations after the four-time champions were beaten by debutants Comoros. El Fardou Ben Nabouhane put the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 69 times

Tags: GHANA, Africa Cup of Nations, Comoros, El Fardou Ben Nabouhane

Morocco drew 2-2 with Gabon in Yaounde in one of the best games of the Africa Cup of Nations

MOROCCO drew 2-2 with Gabon in Yaounde in one of the best games of the Africa Cup of Nations so far as both sides progressed from... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 63 times

Tags: MOROCCO, Gabon, Africa Cup of Nations, Jim Allevinah

Awaziem back to fitness as Eagles round off group phase campaign

VERSATILE defender Chidozie Awaziem has been confirmed by Super Eagles’ medics to have returned to full fitness, on the eve of the team’s final group phase... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 105 times

Tags: Chidozie Awaziem, Africa Cup of Nations, Augustine Eguavoen

National assembly resumes today to tackle electoral bill

FRESH dust is gathering around the Electoral Act Amendment Bill rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari over direct primaries as the National Assembly resumes from Christmas and New... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 143 times

Tags: Benjamin Okezie Kalu, Yahaya Abdullahi, Akin Akingbulu, Hajiya Mufuliat Fijabi, Samson Itodo, Idayat Hassan, Ayuba Wabba, Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani, Olumide Apata, Prof Attahiru Jega, Yiaga Africa

Burkina Faso secured second spot in Group A at the Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-1 draw against Ethiopia

BURKINA Faso secured second spot in Group A at the Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-1 draw against Ethiopia. Cyrille Bayala lobbed keeper Teklemariam Shanko in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 118 times

Tags: BURKINA Faso, Africa Cup of Nations, Ethiopia, Cyrille Bayala

Cameroon cemented top spot in Group A at the Africa Cup of Nations following a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde

HOSTS Cameroon cemented top spot in Group A at the Africa Cup of Nations following a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde. The Indomitable Lions took the lead... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 134 times

Tags: Cameroon, Africa Cup of Nations, Cape Verde, Vincent Aboubakar

Malawi feeding off support back home, says Gabadinho Mhango

MALAWI forward Gabadinho Mhango says the strength of their support back home is driving the team on at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The Flames... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 75 times

Tags: Gabadinho Mhango, Africa Cup of Nations, MALAWI

Eguavoen: We will not Underrate Guinea Bissau - Eguavoen

HEAD Coach Augustine Owen Eguavoen says his already-qualified Super Eagles have no reason to look down on their opponents or approach the game in a carefree... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 122 times

Tags: Augustine Eguavoen, Super Eagles, CAF, NFF, Africa Cup of Nations

Algeria are in a 'difficult situation' says coach Djamel Belmadi

ALGERIA coach Djamel Belmadi admits his side are in a "really tough" situation after taking just one point from their first two matches at the Africa... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 84 times

Tags: ALGERIA, Djamel Belmadi, Africa Cup of Nations, Jesus Owonu

'Be like guinea pigs' - how Equatorial Guinea beat Algeria

EQUATORIAL Guinea had to "suffer" and "be like guinea pigs" in order to pull off a shock victory over Algeria at the Africa Cup of Nations,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 64 times

Tags: EQUATORIAL Guinea, Federico Bikoro, Algeria, Africa Cup of Nations,

Equatorial Guinea stunned Algeria to leave the defending champions on the brink of a group-stage exit

EQUATORIAL Guinea stunned Algeria to leave the defending champions on the brink of a group-stage exit from the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Esteban Obiang slid... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 143 times

Tags: EQUATORIAL Guinea, Africa Cup of Nations, Algeria,

Senegal and Guinea moved closer to reaching the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations following a 0-0 draw

SENEGAL and Guinea moved closer to reaching the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations following a 0-0 draw. The Guineans had the only real chance... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 103 times

Tags: SENEGAL, Guinea, Africa Cup of Nations

Burkina Faso muscled their way to an important 1-0 victory over Cape Verde

BURKINA Faso muscled their way to an important 1-0 victory over Cape Verde in Thursday's second Group A game at the Africa Cup of Nations in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 147 times

Tags: BURKINA Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Africa Cup of Nations

Afcon 2021: Caf dismisses Tunisian complaint over match ending early

THE Confederation of African Football (Caf) has dismissed a formal complaint lodged by Tunisia's football federation (FTF) about their game with Mali ending 13 seconds early. In... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: Caf, FTF, Janny Sikazwe, Africa Cup of Nations

AFCON referee row: African football chiefs launch investigation

THE  2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) officials have launched an investigation into why referee Janny Sikazwe blew for full-time twice before 90 minutes was up in... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 83 times

Tags: Ibrahima Kone, Janny Sikazwe, Tunisia head coach Mondher Kebaier, 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON),

Africa Cup of Nations dismisses Tunisia’s protest

THE Organising Committee of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, has dismissed the Tunisian football federation’s protest on the officiating of their team’s match with... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 104 times

Tags: Organising Committee of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON,

U.S. proposes new UN sanctions against N/Korea for 6 missile launches

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said the U.S. had proposed to UN to impose new sanctions on North Korea for six missile launches... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 80 times

Tags: Linda Thomas-Greenfield,United Nations,

Troare tests positive for COVID-19, puts Burkina Faso’s chances in jeopardy

BURKINA Faso captain Bertrand Traore has returned a positive Covid-19 test and put his country in a tight corner in their Africa Cup of Nations campaign. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 143 times

Tags: BURKINA Faso, Bertr, and Traore, Covid-19, Africa Cup of Nation, Cape Verde

Mali and Tunisia's Africa Cup of Nations game finished in chaos after the referee first signalled for full-time on 85 minutes

MALI and Tunisia's Africa Cup of Nations game finished in chaos after the referee first signalled for full-time on 85 minutes, then ended the match when... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 124 times

Tags: Mali, Tunisia, Africa Cup of Nations, Mondher Kebaier, Janny Sikazwe

Ivory Coast captain Max Gradel scored a spectacular winner as the Elephants narrowly beat Equatorial Guinea 1-0

IVORY Coast captain Max Gradel scored a spectacular winner as the Elephants narrowly beat Equatorial Guinea 1-0 in their Africa Cup of Nations opener. Ex-Bournemouth and Leeds... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 133 times

Tags: Max Gradel, Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea, IVORY Coast

The Gambia enjoyed a dream Africa Cup of Nations debut by beating Mauritania 1-0 in Limbe

THE Gambia enjoyed a dream Africa Cup of Nations debut by beating Mauritania 1-0 in Limbe to go joint-top of Group F. Ablie Jallow struck the winner... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 146 times

Tags: Gambia, Africa Cup of Nations, Mauritania

How Nigeria neutralised Mohamed Salah in win over Egypt

Nigeria interim coach Augustine Eguavoen has revealed that his "double-team" strategy neutralised Egypt star Mohamed Salah to help the Super Eagles secure an important 1-0 win at... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 121 times

Tags: Augustine Eguavoen, Mo, hamed Salah, Super Eagles, Africa Cup of Nations.

Mali beat Tunisia 1-0 at the Africa Cup of Nations in a Group F

MALI beat Tunisia 1-0 at the Africa Cup of Nations in a Group F game which ended in controversy after the referee blew for full-time early. Carthage... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 101 times

Tags: MALI, Tunisia, Africa Cup of Nations,

Zulum confirms two Borno LGAs under Boko Haram control

BABAGANA Zulum of Borno has disclosed that two Local Government Areas – Abadam and Guzamala – are under the control of Boko Haram. The governor disclosed this... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 81 times

Tags: Nigerian Army, Islamic State of West Africa Province

AFCON: Super Eagles’ inspiring start excites President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the Super Eagles of Nigeria for an impressive start at theongoing 33rd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon. The News Agency of... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 86 times

Tags: President Muhammadu Buhari, Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Mr Femi Adesina,

No complacency against Sudan - Taraba sports director urges Eguavoen

GEORGE Shitta, the Taraba director of sports, on Wednesday advised the Super Eagles’ head coach, Augustine Eguavoen, to start preparing immediately for  the team’s next game. Shitta... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 168 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations, News Agency of Nigeria, GEORGE Shitta, Super Eagles

Somalia, IOM facilitate return of 91 Somalis from Libya

SOMALIA and the United Nations migration agency, the International Organisation for Migration, IOM, have facilitated the return of 91 citizens after more than two years of... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: United nations, Abdisaid Muse Ali, International Organisation for Migration, United Nations migration agency

AFCON 2021: Tenacious Super Eagles pluck three precious points off Pharaohs in Garoua

A sweet 34th minute belter, intelligently struck by Kelechi Iheanacho and off a brilliant headed pass by Taiwo Awoniyi, earned Nigeria a first-ever opening match win over... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 111 times

Tags: Kelechi Iheanacho, Africa Cup of Nations, Taiwo Awoniyi, Egypt

Netng, ID Africa to premiere Davido’s documentary Saturday

Nigeria Entertainment Today (Netng) is set release a new documentary that explores the story of musician, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido. Femi Falodun, Chief Executive Officer... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 74 times

Tags: Davido,Femi Falodun, ID Africa,

Guinea-Bissau missed a late penalty as they were held by Sudan in their Group D

GUINEA-Bissau missed a late penalty as they were held by Sudan in their Group D opener in the Africa Cup of Nations. Midfielder Pele saw his 82nd-minute... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 142 times

Tags: GUINEA-Bissau, Sudan, Africa Cup of Nations

Internet users blame Salah for Egypt loss to Nigeria

MOHAMED Salah has been criticised on social media after his Egypt side were beaten by Nigeria in their group stage opener at the Africa Cup of... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 72 times

Tags: Twitter, Opta, Kelechi Iheanacho, MOHAMED Salah, Africa Cup of Nations

AFCON: Super Eagles beat Egypt at the Roumde Adjia Stadium

KELECHI Iheanacho, Leicester City attacker's, 30th-minute goal was all Nigeria needed to take a commanding lead against dreaded Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations at... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 127 times

Tags: Twitter, BeIN, Sky Sports, African Cup of Nations, Mo Salah, Taiwo Awoniyi, Joe Aribo, Moses Simon, Kelechi Iheanacho

Afcon 2021: Ivory Coast keeper Sylvain Gbohouo suspended by Fifa for alleged doping violation

IVORY Coast goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo has been suspended by football's world governing body Fifa for an alleged doping violation. The 33-year-old had been expected to be first... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 134 times

Tags: Sylvain Gbohouo, Africa Cup of Nations, Fifa

Algeria began the defence of their Africa Cup of Nations title with a goalless draw against a stubborn and spirited Sierra Leone

ALGERIA began the defence of their Africa Cup of Nations title with a goalless draw against a stubborn and spirited Sierra Leone side in Group E. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 84 times

Tags: ALGERIA, Africa Cup of Nations, Mohamed Nbalie Kamara

UN, partners launch $5bn appeal fund to help Afghans in 2022

United Nations and its partners on Tuesday launched over $5 billion appeal fund to help Afghans in 2022 overcome the humanitarian crisis that emerged after the... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: United Nations, Martin Griffiths

UN begins talks in Sudan to resolve post-coup crisis

THE United Nations said it had begun talks in Sudan on Monday to save the move towards democracy after a military coup. UN officials contacted political parties... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: United Nations, Volker Perthes

Aaron Boupendza's first-half finish was the difference as Gabon edged past Africa Cup of Nations debutants Comoros

AARON Boupendza's first-half finish was the difference as Gabon edged past Africa Cup of Nations debutants Comoros in Group C. Gabon forward Louis Ameka latched on to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 74 times

Tags: AARON Boupendza, Gabon, Comoros, Africa Cup of Nations

Algerian journalists vow to stay on at Nations Cup despite knife attack

THE Algerian journalists who suffered a knife attack in Douala on the opening day of the Africa Cup of Nations want to carry on their coverage... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 163 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon, Mehdi Dahak

Guinea opened their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 1-0 win over a spirited Malawi side

GUINEA opened their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 1-0 win over a spirited Malawi side. The only goal came when left-back Issiaga Sylla slotted in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 56 times

Tags: GUINEA, Africa Cup of Nations, Malawi, Issiaga Sylla

Sofiane Boufal's 82nd-minute strike handed Morocco a narrow win over Group C rivals Ghana

SOFIANE Boufal's 82nd-minute strike handed Morocco a narrow win over Group C rivals Ghana in their Africa Cup of Nations opener. The former Southampton winger pounced on... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 53 times

Tags: SOFIANE Boufal, Ghana, Morocco, Africa Cup of Nations

ECOWAS imposes more sanctions on Mali

THE Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has imposed additional economic and financial sanctions, in conformity... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 202 times

Tags: ECOWAS, EBID, BOAD, United Nations,

Senegal in narrow win over Zimbabwe after Mane’s late penalty kick

SADIO Mane’s late penalty kick helped Senegal beat Zimbabwe 1-0 on Monday in their opening 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) match at the Kouekong Stadium... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 150 times

Tags: SADIO Mane, Africa Cup of Nations

Mendy and Koulibaly out of Senegal opener versus Zimbabwe

SENEGAL will be without goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and defender Kalidou Koulibaly for their opening game at the Africa Cup of Nations after both players tested positive... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 123 times

Tags: SENEGAL, Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly, Famara Diedhiou, Africa Cup of Nations

Give me parting gift by winning AFCON trophy, Musa charges teammates

SUPER Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa has charged his teammates to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy in Cameroon as a parting gift for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 146 times

Tags: Ahmed Musa, SUPER Eagles, Africa Cup of Nations

Super Eagles begin 19th AFCON campaign with Pharaohs test

COACH Augustine Eguavoen and his Super Eagles’ wards face a stern examination of their credentials when Nigeria and seven-time champions Egypt go for each other’s jugular... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 116 times

Tags: Augustine Eguavoen, Super Eagles,  Africa Cup of Nations

AFCON 2021: Can the Super Eagles’ triumph in Cameroon?

By Benprince Ezeh THE attention of all football lovers is turned to Cameroon for the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON. It is no different for Nigerian football... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 165 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations, Super Eagles, Mutiu Adepoju, Olalekan Yusuff

AFCON: Three Algerian Journalists Robbed, Stabbed Outside Hotel In Cameroon

THREE Algerian journalists covering the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon (AFCON) were robbed and stabbed by unknown assailants on Sunday night. The journalists, moving together as... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 109 times

Tags: Confederation of African Football, African Cup of Nations

Afcon 2021: Bertrand Traore says Burkina Faso lacked experience

BURKINA Faso captain Bertrand Traore says a lack of game management cost his side in their defeat by Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations. The Stallions... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 106 times

Tags: Bertrand Traore, Africa Cup of Nations, Aston Villa

Killing of Nigerian in South Africa under investigation – NiDCOM boss

MRS Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission’s (NiDCOM) said on Monday that investigation into the circumstances surrounding the killing in South Africa, of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 105 times

Tags: Mr Collins Mgbo, Nigeria Union South Africa, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa,

AfDB provides $14m grant to boost food security in South Sudan

AFRICAN Development Bank (AfDB) on Monday announced a 14 million U.S. dollar grant to boost food security, value addition and trade in South Sudan. Benedict Kanu, AfDB... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 97 times

Tags: African Development Bank, 14 million U.S. dollar grant, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

UN welcomes deal reached in Somalia to expedite electoral process

THE United Nations on Monday welcomed a consensus reached Sunday by the country’s political leaders to expedite the electoral process after many months of delay. The UN... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 99 times

Tags: United Nations, electoral process in Somalia

Afcon 2021: Cameroon beat Burkina Faso 2-1 before Cape Verde see off Ethiopia

CAMEROON came from behind to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in an incident-packed opener at the Africa Cup of Nations. An acrobatic volley from Gustavo Sangare put the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 122 times

Tags: CAMEROON, Africa Cup of Nations, Gustavo Sangare, Vincent Aboubakar

Afcon 2021: Covid-hit teams must play with just 11 players and no keeper

COUNTRIES suffering Covid outbreaks will have to play their Africa Cup of Nations matches even if they have only 11 players available. New guidelines from the Confederation... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 113 times

Tags: Covid, Africa Cup of Nations

Afcon 2021: Nigeria's William Troost-Ekong says tournament should be respected more

THE Africa Cup of Nations should "100% be more respected", says Nigeria captain William Troost-Ekong. The Watford centre-back said seeing Premier League players being asked if they... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 170 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations, William Troost-Ekong

Afcon 2021: VAR to be used throughout tournament in Cameroon

VIDEO assistant referees (VAR) will be used at all 52 matches at this month's Africa Cup of Nations for the first time. The 2019 edition in Egypt... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 110 times

Tags: VAR, Africa Cup of Nations

Sen. Gyang speaks on youth engagement in universal health coverage

ISTIFANUS Gyang, senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District, has called for engagement of youths to make the Universal Health Coverage, UHC, achievable. Gyang said this at a... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 6 months ago | seen 222 times

Tags: National Advocates for Health, Hon. Muhammad Usman, Africa Health Budget Network, News Agency of Nigeria, Universal Health Coverage, Plateau North Senatorial District, ISTIFANUS Gyang

Ighalo goes on strike, refuses to train

Al Shabab are currently facing a battle on their hand in their bid to keep Nigerian forward, Odion Ighalo, from representing Nigeria at the 2021 Africa... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 200 times

Tags: Al Shabab, Africa Cup of Nations, Odion Ighalo

Ahmed Musa: Eagles’ ll return with AFCON trophy

SUPER Eagles skipper, Ahmed Musa, has assured that the three-time African champions will return to the country with Africa Cup of Nations trophy from Cameroon. The Saudi Arabia-based... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 148 times

Tags: Ahmed Musa, African champions, Africa Cup of Nations

Africa Cup of Nations quiz: Can you name all the winners?

THE delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations gets underway on 9 January with 24 countries looking to get their hands on the trophy. Africa's football showpiece, usually... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations,

Afcon 2021: Captain Colley proud to be part of The Gambia history

UNDERDOGS The Gambia will create history when they play at the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time this month, with captain Omar Colley hoping... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 156 times

Tags: Omar Colley, Africa Cup of Nations, Gambia

Afcon 2021: Everything you need to know about tournament in Cameroon

THE first major football tournament of 2022 kicks off on Sunday, with the Africa Cup of Nations taking centre stage. A host of Premier League and European... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 141 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations

Dean Elgar leads Proteas to victory in tense chase in Johannesburg

SOUTH Africa impressively completed a tense chase of 240 to beat India in the second Test in Johannesburg and level their series at 1-1. The hosts began... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 103 times

Tags: SOUTH Africa, Test

Afcon 2021: Nigeria's Odion Ighalo not released by club Al Shabab

NIGERIA will be without striker Odion Ighalo at the Africa Cup of Nations after his Saudi Arabian club Al Shabab refused to release him for the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 109 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations, NIGERIA, Odion Ighalo

Coronavirus infections approach 10m mark in Africa

AFRICA is approaching 10 million coronavirus infections as the pandemic goes into its fifth wave in certain countries on the continent. John Nkengasong of the African Union’s... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 119 times

Tags: 10 million coronavirus infections, Africa Centres for Disease Control

Afcon 2021: Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tests positive for Covid-19

GABON captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has tested positive for Covid-19 just four days before his country's first game at the Africa Cup of Nations. Aubameyang and Nice midfielder... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 54 times

Tags: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Covid-19, GABON, Africa Cup of Nations

Ismaila Sarr: Watford release Senegal winger for Africa Cup of Nations

WATFORD winger Ismaila Sarr has joined Senegal for the Africa Cup of Nations after being released by his club. The Premier League club said Sarr was injured... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 103 times

Tags: WATFORD, Senegal, Africa Cup of Nations, Premier League

Afcon 2021: Attendances capped at 60-80% for tournament in Cameroon

ATTENDANCES at the Africa Cup of Nations will be capped at 80% of capacity for games involving hosts Cameroon, and 60% for all other matches at... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 172 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon,

Afcon 2021: Zambia on stand-by in case Fifa bans Zimbabwe

ZAMBIA say they are on standby to play at the Africa Cup of Nations should Zimbabwe be banned by football's world governing body ahead of Sunday's... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 142 times

Tags: ZAMBIA, Africa Cup of Nations, Zimbabwe, Fifa

Afcon 2021: Sierra Leone coach reveals squad selection death threats

SIERRA Leone coach John Keister says he received death threats prior to naming his squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, which begins on Sunday in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 82 times

Tags: SIERRA Leone, John Keister, Africa Cup of Nations

How Moscow sees Africa by Vsevolod Tkachenko

RUSSIA does not see Africa as an arena of confrontation with other countries and it is open to cooperation with African countries. It was also opened to... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 6 months ago | seen 112 times

Tags: Africa Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, European Union, Vsevolod Tkachenko

Afcon 2021: Seyi Olofinjana calls for Nigeria 'football philosophy'

AS Nigeria prepare to mount their bid for a fourth Africa Cup of Nations title, their lack of forward planning and overall philosophy has been criticised... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 130 times

Tags: Gernot Rohr, Afric, a Cup of Nations, Seyi Olofinjana

Ashleigh Plumptre: Ex-England youth completes Nigeria international switch

NIGERIA are excited after former England youth international Ashleigh Plumptre got approval to switch her allegiance to the Super Falcons. The 23-year-old defender, who plays for Women's... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 153 times

Tags: Ashleigh Plumptre, Super Falcons, Leicester City,2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations

Afcon 2021: Felix Afena-Gyan misses out on Ghana squad

TEENAGE Roma forward Felix Afena-Gyan has not been included in Ghana's final squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, which starts in Cameroon on Sunday. The 18-year-old,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 136 times

Tags: Felix Afena-Gyan, Cameroon, Ghana, Africa Cup of Nations

AFCON 2021: Ajayi jumped at offer to reunite with Eagles –Eguavoen

NIGERIA’S interim manager, Austin Eguavoen, has revealed that West Brom star, Semi Ajayi, is eager to represent the Super Eagles at the upcoming Africa Cup of... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 6 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: NFF, Austin Eguavoen, Africa Cup of Nations

Africa Cup of Nations: Patrick Vieira tight-lipped on Crystal Palace players

CRYSTAL Palace boss Patrick Vieira would not confirm whether three of his players will be available for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations. Jordan Ayew, Cheikhou Kouyate... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 6 months ago | seen 114 times

Tags: Patrick Vieira, CRYSTAL Palace, Africa Cup of Nations

"I did not know I would be making history" - Delaine Mentoor reflects on Tokyo 2020

WITH 2021 drawing to a close, BBC Sport Africa is reflecting on some milestones this year. One of these came at the Olympics, where South Africa... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 6 months ago | seen 126 times

Tags: Olympics, BBC Sport Africa, Delaine Mentoor

Afcon 2021: Manchester United's Hannibal Mejbri in Tunisia squad

TUNISIA boss Mondher Kebaier has named Manchester United teenager Hannibal Mejbri in his 28-man squad for next month's Africa Cup of Nations. The 18-year-old, who has made... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 6 months ago | seen 55 times

Tags: Mondher Kebaier, Hannibal Mejbri, Africa Cup of Nations

Africa Cup of Nations: Tournament is being 'disrespected', says former England striker Ian Wright

THE Africa Cup of Nations is being "disrespected" by some negative media coverage, says former England and Arsenal striker Ian Wright. The 24-team competition begins on 9... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 6 months ago | seen 160 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations, Ian Wright

Africa Cup of Nations: Tournament is being 'disrespected', says former England striker Ian Wright

THE Africa Cup of Nations is being "disrespected" by some negative media coverage, says former England and Arsenal striker Ian Wright. The 24-team competition begins on 9... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 6 months ago | seen 163 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations

Remi Babalola’s resigns as chairman of FBN Holdings

THE FBN Holdings Plc has officially notified the Nigerian Exchange Ltd and the investing public of the resignation of Remi Babalola, its Chairman and Non-Executive Director. This... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 6 months ago | seen 296 times

Tags: Femi Otedola, Oba Otudeko, Remi Babalola, FBN Holdings Plc, Seye Kosoko, Central Bank of Nigeria, Ahmad Abdullahi, Africa Finance Corporation, AFC, FMDQ, NDIC, AMCON

AFCON 2021: FIFA okays 3 major recruits for Sierra Leone

SIERRA Leone Football Association, SLFA, has confirmed the authorization of FIFA for the selection of three players in the Sierra Leone squad ahead of the 2021... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 6 months ago | seen 85 times

Tags: Steven Caulker, Issa Kallon, Jonathan Morsay, SIERRA Leone Football Association, 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON,

Nations League: England and Wales get tough group-stage draw

ENGLAND will face Italy, who beat them in the Euro 2020 final, and Germany in the group stage of the 2022-23 Nations League, while Wales have... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 90 times

Tags: ENGLAND, Euro 2020 final, Nations League

Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp will not buy to replace Africa Cup of Nations trio

LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp says he will not attempt to replace Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita in the transfer market when they go to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 77 times

Tags: LIVERPOOL, Jurgen Klopp, Africa Cup of Nations, Salah

Omicron, Delta drive 83% surge in COVID-19 cases in Africa – WHO

THE World Health Organisation, WHO, says 83 per cent surge in COVID-19 cases recorded during the past week in Africa is driven by Delta and Omicron... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 6 months ago | seen 119 times

Tags: Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organisation, WHO, Delta and Omicron  variants

UN stresses support for upcoming Libyan elections

THE United Nations has stressed its support for Libya’s general elections, expected later this month. The new Special Advisor on Libya for the UN Secretary-General, Stephanie Williams,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 111 times

Tags: United Nations, Stephanie Williams

UN rights forum to hold session on Ethiopia at EU request

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold a special session on Friday on the “grave” situation in Ethiopia, at the request of the European Union... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 76 times

Tags: EU, United Nations Human Rights Council

Digital Health Week: Strengthening Africa’s digital health ecosystem

LAST week, advocacy tank Speak Up Africa and the Baobab Institute convened digital health experts who discussed the challenges and opportunities of the digital age for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 224 times

Tags: Speak Up Africa, Baobab Institute, Pape Gaye

Vaccinations protect against Omicron – S/African scientists

THE new Omicron coronavirus variant is driving up infection figures in South Africa and is now increasingly spreading to older people, Health Minister Joe Phaahla, said... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: Omicron coronavirus variant, South Africa, scientists,

COVID-19 vaccines: India’s Serum institute let Africa down – Africa CDC

 THE Serum Institute of India, the world’s biggest vaccine maker, let Africa down by pulling out of talks to supply Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines, according to John... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 160 times

Tags: India Serum institute, Africa Centres for Disease Control,

Africa Cup of Nations: Which Premier League players might be going?

THE Africa Cup of Nations begins next month, with about 40 Premier League players set to miss several weeks of the season as they head to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 459 times

Tags: Africa Cup of Nations, Premier League,

Regional CSOs call for urgent restructuring of ECOWAS, strategic partnerships

By Paul Ejime The networks of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in West Africa have ended their three-day consultations in Dakar, Senegal with a call for the reduction... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 7 months ago | seen 294 times

Tags: Paul Ejime, ECOWAS Vision 2020, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in West Africa,

Three rules for marketing in the post-pandemic era

 THE COVID pandemic has changed the way businesses sell and market their products and services to customers, and there is likely no return to the old... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 159 times

Tags: Dumisani Moyo, SAP Africa,

Netball Quad Series: England to play Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in January

ENGLAND will host Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in the Netball Quad Series in January. The four sides will play eight games between 15-19 January at... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 117 times

Tags: ENGLAND, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Netball Quad Series

Morocco 2022 Race: Super Falcons set for 9-day training camp in Abuja

NINE-time African champions, Nigeria will set up a training camp in the Federal Capital, Abuja as from Monday, as part of preparations for the final round... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 159 times

Tags: Women Africa Cup of Nations, Super Falcons

#Realnews2021lecture Oil Industry key to Africa Free Trade Agreement- Exec Sec NCDMB

TECHNOLOGICAL advancements in the African oil and gas industry and proceeds from operations will play significant roles in industrializing the continent and actualizing the goals of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 278 times

Tags: #Realnews2021lecture, #RealNewsMagazine9thAnniversaryLecture, Africa Free Trade Agreement, Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote,

AB de Villiers: South Africa great retires from all forms of cricket

FORMER South Africa captain AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from cricket. Batter De Villiers, 37, retired from all forms of international cricket in 2018 but continued to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 127 times

Tags: AB de Villiers, South Africa,

Fifa to review Ghana vs South Africa World Cup qualifier after complaint

FIFA will review South Africa's defeat by Ghana in 2022 World Cup qualifying after the South Africa Football Association (Safa) made a complaint to the world... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 138 times

Tags: FIFA, Ghana, South Africa, World Cup

World Cup 2022: 'Robbed' South Africa seek replay of Ghana game

"ROBBED" South Africa are set to make a "formal complaint" about "questionable decisions" made by the match officials in Sunday's 1-0 defeat by Ghana, says their... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 120 times

Tags: World Cup 2022, Ghana, South Africa

South Africa and Ghana set for World Cup qualifying showdown

GHANA and South Africa will go head-to-head in Cape Coast on Sunday for a place in next year's African World Cup play-offs. Mali sealed their place in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 160 times

Tags: GHANA, African World Cup, South Africa

Cricket: Team Nigeria ready for T20 World Cup Qualifiers, departs Friday, coach says

NIGERIA’S senior male cricket team has expressed optimism ahead of the T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers starting on Wednesday, in Rwanda. The team is also expected to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 179 times

Tags: T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers,

UK govt. urges Britons to leave Ethiopia amid military conflict

THE United Kingdom, UK, government has advised British nationals against all travel to Ethiopia over military clashes in the country. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 8 months ago | seen 151 times

Tags: Abiy Ahmed, Tigray forces, FCDO, Africa Minister Vicky Ford,Oromo Liberation Army,

Irregular migration: Foundation calls on FG, others to create productive skills for youths

An NGO, Africa Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF), has underscored the need for government at all levels to create productive engagement skills for youths to guard against... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 8 months ago | seen 138 times

Tags: , Africa Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF), government, Migration Information Communication Campaign (MICC),

Africa Youth Day: Group wants youth programmes fast-tracked

A Nigerian youth leadership advocacy group, the Society for the Promotion of Ethical and Transparent Leadership (SPETLeadershipAfrica), on Monday reiterated the need to fast-track implementation of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 8 months ago | seen 369 times

Tags: Eze Onyekachi, Africa Youth Day

Quinton de Kock: South Africa keeper sorry over refusal to take a knee and says he is not racist

SOUTH Africa's Quinton de Kock has apologised after refusing to take a knee and says he is "not a racist". The wicketkeeper-batsman made himself unavailable for the T20 World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 8 months ago | seen 164 times

Tags: Quinton de Kock, SOUTH Africa, T20 World Cup

Algeria women footballers 'powerless' in Sudan after coup delays return home

ALGERIA'S women's national side say they are "powerless" in a Khartoum hotel as they wait to leave Sudan following Monday's coup in the country. The Algerians were scheduled to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 8 months ago | seen 159 times

Tags: ALGERIA'S women, Sudan, Women's Africa Cup of Nations

South Africa keeper sorry over refusal to take a knee and says he is not racist

SOUTH Africa's Quinton de Kock has apologised after refusing to take a knee and says he is "not a racist". The wicketkeeper-batsman made himself unavailable for the T20 World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 8 months ago | seen 242 times

Tags: SOUTH Africa, Quinton de Kock, T20 World Cup

T20 World Cup: Quinton de Kock refuses to take knee and pulls out of West Indies game

WICKETKEEPER Quinton de Kock made himself unavailable for South Africa's T20 World Cup match against West Indies after refusing to take the knee. Cricket South Africa (CSA)... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 203 times

Tags: T20 World Cup, Quinton de Kock, South Africa

Leverage AfCFTA to grow insurance sector, AIO president charges insurers

THE President, Africa Insurance Organisations (AIO), Mr Tope Smart, on Tuesday charged stakeholders in Africa’s insurance industry to leverage the opportunities offered by the Africa Continental... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 132 times

Tags: Africa Insurance Organisations, Mr Tope Smart, Africa Continental Free Trade Area, NEM Insurance Plc,

Siya Kolisi: South Africa captain on childhood poverty, mental health, racism and his legacy

"IT went past being hungry; it was actually painful in your stomach. I could feel my intestines twisting in the middle of the night." South Africa's Rugby... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 8 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: Siya Kolisi, Rugby World Cup, South Africa

Morocco 2022 Race: Kanu’s brace steers Super Falcons to two-goal lead over Black Queens

THE Super Falcons took a two-goal lead over Ghana’s Black Queens in their Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture thanks to a brace by Sweden... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 8 months ago | seen 154 times

Tags: Super Falcons, Ghana’s Black Queens, Women Africa Cup

AUC, AFRIMA appoint PWC to verify award votes 

IN line with its adherence to integrity and transparency, The African Union Commission and The International Committee of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 193 times

Tags: All Africa Music Awards, Mike Dada, Olisa Adibua, Udochi Muogilim, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Femi Osinubi,

Cathy Smith of SAP Africa scores a Spot on the Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs of the Biggest & Most Complex Businesses in Africa

AFRICA.COM undertook a rigorous research project to identify the women who run the largest, most complex businesses on the African continent. The result of this extensive research undertaking... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 8 months ago | seen 321 times

Tags: AFRICA.COM, SAP

Macfoy emerges WIMAfrica President

A leading seafarer, Mrs. Rollens Macfoy, has emerged the new President of Women in Maritime Africa (WIMAfrica), Nigeria Chapter. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 8 months ago | seen 164 times

Tags: Mrs. Rollens Macfoy, Women in Maritime Africa,

Meet Africa Code Week’s Youth Ambassador who is eager to spark, empower young African minds

Speaking to Victory Yinka-Banjo is like drinking a fizzy drink. She bubbles with ideas and confidence. Little wonder that this 17-year-old Nigerian was chosen to be... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 8 months ago | seen 163 times

Tags: Victory Yinka-Banjo, Africa Code Week, youth ambassador for Africa Code Week,

Digital Africa to address difficulties facing African start-ups, tech innovators

DIGITAL Africa says it aims to address difficulties facing African start-ups and tech innovators through early-stage funding and capacity building.   This is contained in a statement issued... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 8 months ago | seen 230 times

Tags: Gregory Clemente, Digital Africa, Juan Michelena, Bosun Tijani, Stéphan-Eloise Gras,

UN, NGO launch project to support 750 vulnerable, marginalised girls

THE United Nations Trust Fund and Tabitha Cumi Foundation on Monday launched the Flashlight Action on Girls’ Safety (FLAGS) to support 750 marginalised girls in FCT,... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 197 times

Tags: United Nations

Allianz Africa: MBA scholarships for African actors in sustainable development

ALLIANZ Africa’s commitment to the development of the continent takes a new stage, through Allianz’s “Next Generations Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs; initiative. Indeed, Allianz is committed... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 163 times

Tags: ALLIANZ Africa, ESMT Berlin school

Man Utd defender injured for France in Nations League final

MANCHESTER United defender Raphael Varane came off injured in France's Nations League final against Spain. The 28-year-old went down holding his leg and was replaced by Dayot... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 120 times

Tags: Raphael Varane, MANCHESTER United, Nations League final

24-year-old Nigerian builds a payment platform named PayDay

FAVOUR Ori, a 24-year-old Nigerian, builds the first of its kind global payment platform for Africans named PayDay which people generally refer to as the PayPal... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 9 months ago | seen 205 times

Tags: Eke Eleanya, Perseus Mlambo, Kola Aina, Temi Awogboro, PayPal for Africa, AfCFTA, ‘Bosun Tijani, Favour Ori, PayDay, TalentQL (TechStars), Tupelo,

Bridging Africa’s digital, financial gaps is Airtel’s priority — Ogunsanya

AIRTEL Africa has said that part of its mission is to sustainably bridge the financial and digital divide eminent in some parts of Africa. The new Group... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 143 times

Tags: NGX, AIRTEL Africa

Best & Market Segment Report: Significant growth potential for Sub-Saharan Africa’s Reinsurers despite challenging operating conditions

FOR several years, the sub-Saharan Africa, SSA, reinsurance market, though limited in scale by global standards, has provided reinsurers with an opportunity for diversification and profitable... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 375 times

Tags: sub-Saharan Africa

Time for urgent action and funds to make water central to African climate policies.

CLIMATE Change threatens critical water supplies for Africa’s most vulnerable people. This is the central theme WaterAid regional programmes in Africa want to ensure delegates to Africa... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 506 times

Tags: Africa Climate Week

COVID-19: Group tasks CSOs to ensure accountability of $114.28m World Bank grant

AFRICA Health Budget Network (AHBN) has called on Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to ensure accountability for the US$114.28 million World Bank credit and grant given to... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 248 times

Tags: CSOs, AFRICA Health Budget Network, COVID-19

International Peace Day: UN appeals for global cease fire

THE United Nations in collaboration with Aviary Association Worldwide has appealed for global cease fire and particularly to those Nigerians who are fomenting trouble in different... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 87 times

Tags: United Nations

African Risk Capacity, UN Women join forces to integrate Gender into Disaster Risk Management

THE African Risk Capacity, ARC, and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 264 times

Tags: ARC, United Nations, UN Women, MoU

Meet Africa’s New Generation of Health Innovators

THE ,International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations, IFPMA, and Speak Up Africa, have announced Conrad Tankou, CEO, GIC Space (Cameroon); John Mwangi, CEO, Daktari Media (Kenya) and Imodoye Abioro, CEO, Healthbotics (Nigeria) as the winners... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 914 times

Tags: IFPMA, Cameroon, Daktari Media, Africa Young Innovators for Health Award

COVID-19 variants prolong Africa’s pandemic wave

THE World Health Orgainsation  (WHO) says that weekly COVID-19 cases in Africa fell by more than 20 per cent, the sharpest seven-day decline in two months... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 10 months ago | seen 169 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, WHO, COVID-19, Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa,

South Africa name final squad for Aisha Buhari Cup

BANYANA Banyana head coach, Desiree Ellis has named her final 18-woman squad for the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Tournament taking place in Lagos, Nigeria 15th – 21st September... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 10 months ago | seen 127 times

Tags: South Africa name final squad for Aisha Buhari Cup

AFBA Set to Celebrate Goodluck Jonathan, Sirleaf, Koroma, others in Niamey as they project accountable governance in Africa

Leading continental legal body and fierce advocates for good governance globally, the African Bar Association, AFBA is set again to raise the bar of accountable governance... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 10 months ago | seen 230 times

Tags: AFBA Set to Celebrat Goodluck Jonathan, SIRLEAF, KOROMA, others in Niamey as they project accountable governance in Africa

Map reveals the colour palettes of Africa's favourite dishes

NIGERIA’S food colour palette is made up of warm tones such as red and yellow as well as green and beige. Their most popular lunchtime dishes are jollof... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 10 months ago | seen 111 times

Tags: Africa's favourite dishes,

Zalgen awarded CEPI contract to provide Test Kits for largest ever Lassa Fever Study in West Africa

ZALGEN Labs LLC, Zalgen, a biotechnology and diagnostics company focused on preparedness for high impact, neglected infectious diseases, including Lassa Fever (LF), today announced its contract... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 10 months ago | seen 162 times

Tags: Zalgen awarded CEPI contract to provide Test Kits for largest ever Lassa Fever Study in West Africa

European Union pledges 74 million euro funding for AfCFTA to support small and medium enterprises, says AAASME Secretary General

ADDIS Ababa, 19 August 2021 (ECA) - The European Union (EU)has pledged 74 million euro to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to support small-medium... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 10 months ago | seen 266 times

Tags: he European Union,African Continental Free Trade Area,All Africa Association for Small and Medium Enterprises,