Sunday, August 11, 2019

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    Our focus now is to win FIFA U17 World Cup, says Eaglets captain

Our focus now is to win FIFA U17 World Cup, says Eaglets captain

Samson Tijani, the captain of the Golden Eagles, says the players have shifted their focus to winning the FIFA age grade World Cup at the finals in Brazil later this year.Tijani said the team was just unfortunate not to have qualified for the final.He however said himself and the rest of the squad are satisfied with the qualification of the [...]

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    U17 Afcon: Golden Eaglets lose bronze medal to Angola

U17 Afcon: Golden Eaglets lose bronze medal to Angola

Nigeria finished outside the medals’ zone after losing 1-2 Angola in the third place match of the 13th Africa U17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania on Saturday.The Golden Eaglets however kept their ticket to the FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.The technical crew of the five–time world champions must be quite worried how the Eaglets’ scorecard showed a steady decline [...]

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    U17 Afcon: Eaglets qualify for Fifa U17 World Cup, despite draw with Uganda

U17 Afcon: Eaglets qualify for Fifa U17 World Cup, despite draw with Uganda

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets, two-times African champions, have finished as winners of Group A at the ongoing U17 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Tanzania despite a 1-1 draw with Uganda on Saturday.Following Saturday’s draw against Uganda at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam, the Eaglets also sealed their place at the 18th Edition of the Fifa U-17 World Cup which will [...]

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    Nigeria is the first team to book 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup ticket

Nigeria is the first team to book 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup ticket

Five-time world champions Nigeria became the first African team to book a 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup ticket after 1-0 defeat of Angola in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday.Olakunle Olusegun earned the ticket to the tournament semifinals and to Brazil 2019 when he hooked a 21st-minute penalty to the roof of the net with Angola’s goalkeeper Geovani stranded.But the Golden [...]

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    VIDEO: Despite my African Union passport, I still need a visa to enter Angola, says Dangote

VIDEO: Despite my African Union passport, I still need a visa to enter Angola, says Dangote

Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group, says he, and a few other people, have got the African Union passport, but he still was asked to get a visa before he could enter Angola.The African Union passport is supposed to be the unifying passport aimed at solving Africa's cross-border issues on the continent.The passport is a common document that is set [...]

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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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