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Security Alert: Lagos Raises Alarm Over Fake Govt Officials

Lagos Governor’s office has alerted members of the public to be weary of some people who may fraudulently use the office to commit criminal act. This security alert came to the fore, over the weekend after a middle-aged woman was arrested following intelligence on the usage of the Governor’s office to seek visas for some members of the public. The suspect (name withheld), via an e-mail sent to the Embassy of Italy in Lagos allegedly posed as an official of Lagos State government and sought the country’s visas for some unsuspecting…

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Super Falcons Protest Unpaid Bonuses After World Cup Elimination

Super Falcons players have refused to leave the team hotel after their exit from the women’s World Cup on Saturday, demanding that the country’s soccer federation clears all of their outstanding bonus payments, The players staged a sit-in protest shortly after Nigeria were beaten 3-0 by double champions Germany who continued their unbeaten run to reach the quarter-finals. According to reports, the players are owed bonuses amounting to around N2m about ($6,537) accumulated over three years, including for games against Gambia and Senegal, but only half that amount had been…

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Super Eagles Coach Hopes For Victory Over Burundi

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr is hoping for a win against debutants Burundi in order to boost his team’s confidence at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The three-time African champions will lock horns against the Central African nation for the first time in an international outing, in their Group B opener at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday. Burundi are one of the two debuting nations in Group B, alongside Madagascar, and Rohr stated that his team will be looking to make a statement in the group with the result. “Beating Burundi in…

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Ex-Super Eagles Kanu Rallies Support For Eagles

Ex-Nigeria international Nwankwo Kanu has called on fans to get behind the Super Eagles ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) opener against Burundi on Saturday. Gernot Rohr’s side is set for their first game in Africa’s foremost football competition since 2013 and will take on the Central African team in their opening Group B fixture billed for the Alexandria Stadium. Kanu helped Nigeria to second-place at the 2000 edition of the AFCON and he is also part of the seven legends selected by CAF as this year’s tournament…

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Songwe: Africa’s Energy Challenge Demand Urgent, Bold, Ambitious Agenda

Africa needs to increase its levels of ambition and strengthen its policies if it is to close its energy gap, increase competitiveness and power its inclusive and sustainable development, says Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). In a speech Wednesday to RES4Africa Foundation’s 7th annual conference on the theme Overcoming Africa’s Energy Access Gap, Ms. Songwe said; “We need to tackle Africa’s energy challenge with urgent, bold and ambitious agenda.” “Current policies and levels of ambition on the continent are not enough. It is estimated that…

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Sanwo-Olu Floors AD, LP At Election Petition Tribunal

The Gubernatorial Election Tribunal sitting at Ikeja, Lagos on Monday, dismissed a petition filed by the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and the Labour Party (LP) challenging the victory of the Governor of Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the March 9 polls.  Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice T. T Asua, in a ruling dismissed the petitions due to the inability of the petitioners to file applications for pre-hearing conference after the close of pleadings within seven days as prescribed by law.  The three-man panel noted that timely application for pre-hearing conference…

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Panic As Helicopter Crashes On Top Of 54-Storey Building

The pilot of a helicopter has died after it crash landed on top of a skyscraper in Manhattan. The helicopter burst into flames on hitting the AXA Equitable Center, but there were no other casualties. The pilot has been identified as Tim McCormack, a veteran aviator. An investigation is under way. Eyewitnesses said the building shook with the impact and they were reminded of the plane attacks on the city in September 2001. Officials quickly ruled out any terrorist element to the crash. It occurred on a rainy and foggy…

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Senegal To Host Regional Forum On African Free Trade Area

The regional forum, taking place on 24 and 25 June in Dakar, Senegal will focus on issues related to the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and its impact on the regions of West and Central Africa. The forum, which is jointly organized by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Senegalese Government, the African Union Commission and the European Union, will be a space for regional and multi-stakeholder dialogue on issues related to the implementation of the AfCFTA in the French-speaking Economic Community of West African…

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Protesters In Hong Kong March Against Extradition Bill

Hundreds of thousands of people have marched in Hong Kong against a law critics fear could let China target political opponents in the territory. The controversial extradition bill would allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial. The government says the bill has built-in protections and will plug loopholes. Organisers say there were one million protesters, which would make it the biggest march since the 1997 handover. Police say 240,000 were at their peak. After the mainly peaceful march ended, hundreds of protesters – some in surgical…

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Amid Bloody Crackdown On Protesters, Opposition Rejects Talks With Military

Sudanese opposition activists have rejected an offer of talks from the country’s military council, saying it cannot be trusted amid a violent crackdown on protesters. Doctors linked to the opposition on Wednesday said at least 100 people had been killed by a paramilitary unit in the capital, Khartoum. They said 40 bodies were pulled from the River Nile in Khartoum on Tuesday. Residents told the BBC they were living in fear in the capital. The deputy head of the military council defended the violent suppression, claiming that the protesters had…

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