Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    NFF bans Eagles coach for one year over ‘cash gift’

NFF bans Eagles coach for one year over ‘cash gift’

Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles coach, has been banned from all football-related activities for a year.A source in the ethics and fair play committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) told TheCable that Salisu has been found guilty of receiving “cash gift” to field two players at the 2018 CHAN competition in Morocco.Salisu was also promised 15 percent of the players’ [...]

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    BBC Pidgin launches essay writing contest

BBC Pidgin launches essay writing contest

The BBC News Pidgin has launched a new essay writing competition for Pidgin language speakers.The competition which was launched on a Monday is open to students of any tertiary institution in Africa.Entrants for the award are to submit an essay of between 800 and 1000 words on the theme, “Is Africa’s youth ready for political leadership”In a statement, the BBC [...]

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    NOW OPEN: BBC Hausa women’s writing contest

NOW OPEN: BBC Hausa women’s writing contest

The 2018 edition of the BBC Hausa short story writing competition is now open for entries from all women writing in Hausa, irrespective of their nationality or experience.In a statement to announce the commencement of the 2018 edition, the BBC said entries must be engaging works of fiction on any topic and should be between 1000 to 1500 words.Jimeh Saleh, [...]

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    Sweet codeine, bitter responses, and our sour problems!

Sweet codeine, bitter responses, and our sour problems!

BY DEMILADE OSOTEKUFollowing the release of the BBC Africa Documentary ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine: Nigeria Cough Syrup Crisis,’ there has been a loud outcry by the public. Drug and substance abuse is not a new problem in Nigeria; as far back as 1992, academic studies have shown that about 70% of school-aged children in Nigeria abuse drugs.The Nigerian senate reported [...]

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    BBC honours Nigerian police officer who has ‘never collected bribe’

BBC honours Nigerian police officer who has ‘never collected bribe’

A 2017 survey by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) identified officers of the Nigeria police force as among the most corrupt public officials in the country, mostly due to bribery.But amid that distasteful record, one officer stands out among his peers in the force.Julius Adedeji is said to have never taken a bribe — not because he has never been [...]

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    Usain Bolt to play at Old Trafford in June

Usain Bolt to play at Old Trafford in June

Usain Bolt has finally revealed that he is going to begin his football career at Old Trafford.Bolt will lead the World XI in this summer's soccer aid for Unicef match at Old Trafford.The eight-time Olympic champion will captain a team full of A-list celebrities and football legends against an England team, which has Robbie Williams as the captain.Bolt has been [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Leaving Punch was like amputating a part of my body, says Toyosi Ogunseye

INTERVIEW: Leaving Punch was like amputating a part of my body, says Toyosi Ogunseye

Toyosi Ogunseye is one of the most respected journalists on the continent. In her career which has spanned 14 years, the biochemistry graduate of the University of Lagos has won over 30 awards, including CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year Awards (2011 and 2013), Knight International Journalism Award; Nigerian Academy of Science Journalist of the Year; and the Diamond [...]

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    Moses nominated for BBC African footballer of the year

Moses nominated for BBC African footballer of the year

Chelsea FC wingback Victor Moses has been nominated for the 2017 BBC African football player of the year.Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also shortlisted for the award for the fifth consecutive time, while Liverpool Sadio Mane is nominated for the third time.Moses, Guinean Naby Keita and Mohammed Salah of Egypt made the shortlist for the first time.The nominees were [...]

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    Are you a female journalist? This opportunity could be yours

Are you a female journalist? This opportunity could be yours

Daria Media has announced two unique initiatives targeted at "revolutionising" journalism practice in Nigeria.The company, which is promoted by Kadaria Ahmed, former BBC journalist, editor of 234next and host of the Channels TV talk show, Straight Talk and The Core, will be holding a 3-city journalism training for aspiring journalists.The three cities are Kano, where she went to school; Uyo, [...]

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    FG rejects US position on IPOB

FG rejects US position on IPOB

The federal government has described as “unfortunate and unacceptable” the position of the US government on the declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group.The US embassy in Nigeria had said under the laws of its country, the Biafra group cannot be declared a terrorist organisation.But speaking on 'Focus on Africa', a BBC television programme, Lai [...]

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    BBC launches pidgin service

BBC launches pidgin service

The BBC world service has launched BBC Pidgin, a new digital service.In a statement, BBC said the digital service will provide impartial news, current affairs and analysis of Nigeria, west and central Africa, as well as international news from the BBC’s global network of correspondents."The new service will also provide the BBC’s global audience with a better understanding of the [...]

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    AFCON changes will make life easier for African players, says Onazi

AFCON changes will make life easier for African players, says Onazi

Trabzonspor midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, says shifting the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) from January/February to June/July will ease difficulties faced by players.He also endorsed the new 24-team format of the tournament.The Super Eagles player said the development is of massive advantage to Africans playing for European clubs."When you finish a game and if you finish before the finals, your [...]

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    Eight dead after wall collapses at stadium in Senegal

Eight dead after wall collapses at stadium in Senegal

Eight people have died and at least 49 are injured after a wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal.The incident occurred at the end of Saturday's League Cup final between Stade de Mbour and Union Sportive Ouakam at Demba Diop stadium in Dakar, BBC reports.With the score 1-1 after 90 minutes, Mbour scored in the first period of extra [...]

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    Lukaku arrested after noisy party in Los Angeles, to face court

Lukaku arrested after noisy party in Los Angeles, to face court

Romelu Lukaku was arrested last week after neighbours complained about noise from his luxury holiday pad in Los Angeles, US.The Belgium international was said to have been released at the scene of his arrest.Lukaku, who is poised to join Manchester United from Everton, was verbally warned by the police, who were called six times by neighbours.The former Chelsea player was holidaying at [...]

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    Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: I’m more Nigerian than you

Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: I’m more Nigerian than you

Briton Tyson Fury says he is more of a Nigerian than Anthony Joshua as he seeks to fight the heavyweight champion for a shot at the unified world title.Joshua was born in Watford, England to a family of Nigerian descent.While all points to a rematch between Joshua and Wladmir Klitschko in December, a persistent exchange of words between AJ and Fury [...]

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    BBC apologises to Sanusi over incorrect reports on emirate investigations

BBC apologises to Sanusi over incorrect reports on emirate investigations

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has sent apologies to Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir  of Kano, over incorrect reports that he was under investigations regarding mismanagement of funds belonging to the Kano emirate.In a letter by Jamie Angus, BBC editorial director, the media outfit expressed its apologies for the reports, which were found to be incorrect.On April 24, BBC reported that Sanusi [...]

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