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U20 African Games: Falconets Beat South Africa 3-0 In Opener

The Nigeria U20 women’s team started off their campaign in the African Games football tournament with a 3-0 victory over South Africa in Rabat on Saturday. The South Africans were aiming to avenge their 8-0 aggregate defeat in the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers at the expense of West African giants. On the other hand, the Falconets aimed to retaliate after the Super Falcons’ 1-0 shock opening 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations defeat to Banyana Banyana in Ghana. First-half goals from Gift Monday and Zainah Olapade alongside second-half strike from substitute Cynthia…

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Bribery: FIFA Bans Ex-Eagles Coach Samson Siasia For Life

The world soccer governing body FIFA has banned former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia from all football activity for life after being found guilty of accepting to receive bribes in order to manipulate matches. Siasia who led Nigeria U20 and Nigeria U23 teams to second-place finishes at the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup and the 2008 Beijing Olympics was also fined CHF 50,000. According to the world’s football ruling body, the 52-year-old breached the 2009 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics after investigations began on February 11 this year. “The…

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All Set For 8th Conference On Climate Change, Devt In Africa, Says ECA

All is set for the Eighth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA VIII) holding in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 28-30 August under the theme; ‘Stepping Up Climate Action for Resilient Economies in Africa’. Chief of the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Mr. James Murombedzi, says the conference, which will be held at the African Union Conference Centre, will help ensure Africa comes up with a united position to take to the Climate Action Summit that is being convened in…

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Worried Gov Seeks Data To Crackdown On Men Cheating Women

The governor of Tanzania’s largest city wants to set up a database of married men to crackdown on rampant love rats. The governor of Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda,said he wanted a publicly accessible database of men’s marital status after receiving a string of complaints by deceived women. “Many women from Dar es Salaam region have been deceived many times and they have had enough,” he said at a press conference on Monday. “Our main aim is to relieve pain from these women, who are suffering from these cheaters – as…

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Shell Wins Best Exhibitor Award, Others At 2019 SPE Conference

Shell Companies in Nigeria have won the most coveted Best Exhibitor and eight other awards at the 2019 Nigeria annual international conference and exhibition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) held in Lagos on August 5 -7, coming barely a month after winning the Excellence Award, the highest industry recognition at the Nigeria Oil and Gas annual conference in Abuja on July 5. Shell had also won the Best Exhibitor award in the 2016 and 2018 editions of the SPE conference including other industry individual leadership trophies won by…

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NIMASA Warns Public Against Employment Scam

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has warned the public against employment scam by some fraudsters to which the agency has no connection. In a statement, the Head of Corporate Communications, Isichei Osamgbi said: “The attention of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has been drawn to the misinformation making the round in some online platforms, that there is an ongoing recruitment exercise in the Agency. “It is important to state that the Agency has not embarked on any recruitment exercise at the moment; and not…

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Seven Die, 102 Rescued As Boat Capsizes In DR Congo

Seven people drowned after a transport boat sank after hitting rocks on a lake in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo over the weekend, local authorities said on Monday. Lake and river transport is widely used in the DRC as the highway system is poor, but accidents are common, often caused by overloading and the unsafe state of vessels. The “total number of deaths is seven,” the local minister of transport and communication in South Kivu province, Claude Swedy Basila said in a statement. Authorities rescued 102 survivors, it said.…

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Fans Mourn As Ivorien Singer, DJ Arafat Dies In Auto Crash

Ivory Coast’s DJ Arafat, a well-known singer in French-speaking Africa, has died following a traffic accident, state broadcaster RTI is reporting. He was admitted to hospital in the main city, Abidjan, with a fractured skull after his motorcycle collided with a car on Sunday, Jeune Afrique says. The 33-year-old died early on Monday. He has been referred to as the “king” of coupé-décalé dance music and one of his biggest hit songs, Dosabado, has over five million views on YouTube. The singer was also known for his love of motorcycles…

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AFCON 2019: Ghana must ‘forgive’ Appiah, Says Ex-Player Issaka

Former Ghana player Awudu Issaka wants James Appiah to remain as the Black Stars coach despite the team’s recent poor showing at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. In search for their first continental title since 1982, there was nothing but disappointment for the West Africans as they suffered a Round of 16 elimination by a penalty shootout defeat to Tunisia. Appiah’s future has since been thrown in doubt amid incessant calls for his dismissal. “Ghanaians are not happy about the coach and want him gone because he failed but…

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2 Gambian Soldiers Jailed For Coup Plot Using Whatsapp

Two Gambian soldiers accused of plotting to overthrow the government of President Adama Barrow were sentenced to three years in jail by a court martial, the military said on Wednesday. The pair had used a Whatsapp chat group called “The True Friends” to discuss ways of staging a coup with other members of the Gambian army while on a 2017 peacekeeping mission in Darfur in Sudan, the military court at Yumdum barracks heard during proceedings. “Two soldiers were today convicted and sentenced to three-years imprisonment on various criminal offences,” army…

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