Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    Ezenwa: We defeated Angola because the coach believed in us till the end

Ezenwa: We defeated Angola because the coach believed in us till the end

Ikechukwu Ezenwa, captain of the home-based Super Eagles, says Yusuf Salisu's belief in his players gave the team the confidence to defeat Angola.Ezenwa, who was named man of the match for his impressive performance between the sticks, said the coach's body language on the touchline was pivotal to the eventual outcome."For the victory, I'll say the coach was wonderful because [...]

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    Eagles claim hard-fought win over Angola, qualify for CHAN semi-final

Eagles claim hard-fought win over Angola, qualify for CHAN semi-final

Nigeria edged Angola 2-1 in extra time to progress to the last four of the 2018 African Nations Championship after a tense quarter-final at the Stade Ibn Batouta on Sunday.The CHAN Eagles will face Sudan in the semi-final of the competition.The build-up to the match was dominated by news that Daniel Itodo had been ruled out through injury and replaced by [...]

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    CHAN preview: Pacy Eagles lock horns with resilient Palancas Negras

CHAN preview: Pacy Eagles lock horns with resilient Palancas Negras

The home-based Super Eagles will Sunday evening square up against Angola in the fight for a semi-final place in the African Nations Championship.Nigeria have always had it tough against the Angolans. Many are yet to forget the Palancas Negras team that truncated the country's dream of playing at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.Another memory that yet lingers is that of [...]

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    We won’t fall into Angola’s trap, says Eagles midfielder ahead of quarter-final clash

We won’t fall into Angola’s trap, says Eagles midfielder ahead of quarter-final clash

Ekundayo Ojo, home-based Super Eagles midfielder, says Nigeria will fight to overcome Angola in the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-final.Ojo said he hopes this could be the year the team will win the trophy.The Sunshine Stars' midfielder was in fantastic form when the Eagles thrashed Equatorial Guinea to set up a quarter final showdown with Angola."We are in this tournament [...]

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    Angola’s ruling party wins parliamentary election

Angola’s ruling party wins parliamentary election

Angola’s ruling MPLA party has won national election by a clear margin, its electoral commission said on Friday, citing a provisional tally that the two main opposition parties however rejected.Two days after a ballot that passed peacefully, with almost all votes counted and the public mood predominantly calm, the result maintained the party’s unbroken hold on power since sub-Saharan Africa’s [...]

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    Angolans to elect dos Santos’ successor after 38 years in power

Angolans to elect dos Santos’ successor after 38 years in power

Angolans will on Wednesday cast their votes in a parliamentary election expected to usher in the ruling party’s defence minister as the first new leader of Africa’s second-biggest oil producer for 38 years.Joao Lourenco would inherit an economy mired in recession as gaping inequality, soaring inflation, and high unemployment squeeze poor Angolans who have benefited little from a decades-long oil [...]

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    Adio: Angola saves 100,000 barrels worth of oil daily — Nigeria can do better

Adio: Angola saves 100,000 barrels worth of oil daily — Nigeria can do better

Waziri Adio, the executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI), says the country should amend its constitution to allow for savings in and out the time of plenty.Speaking in an interview with Arise TV, Adio said the law of the land does not allow for savings, as much as it should, stating that Angola saves the equivalent [...]

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    Angolan president returns from medical vacation in Spain — 33 days to presidential election

Angolan president returns from medical vacation in Spain — 33 days to presidential election

President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has led Angola since 1979, has returned to the country from Spain, where he has been receiving medical treatment in 2017.The state-run news agency Agencia Angola Press reported Thursday that dos Santos and his wife, Ana Paula dos Santos, arrived at a military base in Luanda, the capital.The 74-year-old Dos Santos had traveled to Barcelona on July [...]

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    World Bank: Nigeria, South Africa, Angola still largest economies on the continent

World Bank: Nigeria, South Africa, Angola still largest economies on the continent

Despite impressive growth in seven countries across Africa, the World Bank says Nigeria, South Africa and Angola, remain the largest economies on the continent.In its new Africa’s Pulse, a bi-annual analysis on the state of African economies, conducted by the World Bank, economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa rebounded in 2017 after registering the worst decline in more than two decades in [...]

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    Angola takes over again, as OPEC says Nigeria’s oil below 2mbpd

Angola takes over again, as OPEC says Nigeria’s oil below 2mbpd

Angola, has for the fourth time, in a year, outclassed Nigeria as the largest exporter of crude oil in Africa.According to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Angola took over Nigeria's lead, following Nigeria's inability to meet up with its set targets for oil production in 2017.The OPEC monthly oil market report (MOMR) shows that Nigeria has not been [...]

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    For the 3rd time in 10 months, Angola overtakes Nigeria as Africa’s largest oil producer

For the 3rd time in 10 months, Angola overtakes Nigeria as Africa’s largest oil producer

Angola has overtaken Nigeria to become the largest oil producer on the African continent.According to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the Southern African country now leads the continent in oil production, despite perceived growth in the Nigerian managers' index.This is the third time Angola will overtake Nigeria as the continent's largest producer, following Niger Delta unrest in April, [...]

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    17 killed in stampede at Angola stadium

17 killed in stampede at Angola stadium

Not less than 17 people were crushed to death during a stampede at a football stadium in Angola on Friday.The accident happened in the northwestern town of Uige when hundreds of people rushed at one of the stadium gates, causing some to fall and be trampled underfoot, according to Sky Sports.Spectators had gone to the stadium to watch the inaugural game [...]

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    Angolan president quits after 38 years — but his ally is warming up

Angolan president quits after 38 years — but his ally is warming up

President Jose Eduardo dos Santos of Angola has announced his decision to step down after 38 years in power.dos Santos disclosed this on Friday while addressing members of his ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola party (MPLA).Following his decision to quit, Joao Lourenco, Angola's defence minister, will be taking over leadership of the party.According to the country's law, [...]

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    IMF: If Africa will grow in 2017, Nigeria must act fast

IMF: If Africa will grow in 2017, Nigeria must act fast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says for sub-Saharan Africa to record its required growth in 2017, the oil exporters most short-changed by falling crude prices, such as Nigeria and Angola, must act fast.Speaking on IMF regional outlook for sub-Saharan Africa, Abebe Selassie, director of the IMF’s African department, disclosed that economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa in 2016 is set to slow [...]

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    Angolan president fires finance minister over economic slump

Angolan president fires finance minister over economic slump

José Eduardo dos Santos, president of Angola, has fired Armando Manuel, the country’s finance minister, following a slump in the country’s economic situation stemming from crashed crude oil prices.The sack, which was announced on Monday, come two months after the Angolan government pulled out of talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over emergency funding.A statement quoted by Reuters said [...]

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    Again, Angola beats Nigeria as Africa’s largest oil producer – and Avengers are to blame

Again, Angola beats Nigeria as Africa’s largest oil producer – and Avengers are to blame

Angola is again the largest producer of crude oil in Africa, as militant activities continue to cripple Nigeria’s crude oil production.According to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Angola’s production levels rose by about 4,000 barrels per day, from May to June 2016.In like manner, oil production rose by 98,000 barrels per day in Nigeria, but militant activities in [...]

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