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    Ambassador: ‘10,000 Nigerian girls’ forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso

Ambassador: ‘10,000 Nigerian girls’ forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso

Ramatu Ahmed, Nigeria's ambassador to Burkina Faso, says 10,000 girls of Nigerian origin have been forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso. NAN reports that Ahmed spoke in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital, on Monday. She said the victims of the sex-trade were mainly underage girls kept in appalling conditions in Ouagadougou and in mining camps across the West African country. Ahmed, who has been [...]

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    Flying Eagles fail to break 46-year All Africa Games jinx

Flying Eagles fail to break 46-year All Africa Games jinx

Flying Eagles lost 2-0 to Burkina Faso in the men's football final at the 12th All Africa Games to claim the silver medal at the Boubker Aamar Stadium on Friday. The search for gold in the men's football event at the "African Olympics" showpiece continued forty-six years after Nigeria last won it on home soil in 1973. Cheick Djibril Ouattara netted Burkina [...]

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    Nigeria, Burkina Faso friendly cancelled

Nigeria, Burkina Faso friendly cancelled

The friendly match between the Super Eagles and the Etalons of Burkina Faso has been cancelled. Ademola Olajire, spokesman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), confirmed this to TheCable, saying the game was put off because of visa hitches involving the Eagles' opponents. "Burkina Faso cancelled the Monday game due to visa issue," he told TheCable. "They have not got their UK visa [...]

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    Ighalo: I was NOT excluded from Eagles squad because I play in China

Ighalo: I was NOT excluded from Eagles squad because I play in China

Odion Ighalo, Changchun Yatai FC striker, says he wasn't excluded from Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles squad for international friendlies because he moved to the Chinese League. Rohr had excluded Mikel Obi and Ighalo from the list of players to prosecute the upcoming friendly matches in London against Senegal and Burkina Faso. Ighalo told TheCable that he excused himself from the game to have ample [...]

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    Egypt defeat Burkina Faso to book final place

Egypt defeat Burkina Faso to book final place

Egypt, seven-time champions of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), are through to the final of the 2017 edition of the competition, holding in Gabon. The team defeated Burkina Faso 4-3 on penalties at Libreville stadium. Essam El Hadary, the oldest goalkeeper in the competition, was the hero of the game, as he saved Herve Koffi and Bertrand Traore's penalty kicks. It was [...]

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PREVIEW AFCON 2017 SEMI-FINAL: Burkika-Faso move to deny Egypt record eight title

Egypt, the seven time African Cup of Nations winners are on track for another record win. An eight title beckons but it will be fool hardy to underrate Burkina Faso, who showed what they are capable of with the quarter final win over Tunisia. Burkina Faso pumped above its weight to get to this stage after it looked like Cameroon will annihilate [...]

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    Burkina Faso defeats Tunisia to march into AFCON semi final

Burkina Faso defeats Tunisia to march into AFCON semi final

Burkina Faso progressed into the semi final of AFCON 2017 by defeating Tunisia in Libreville, Gabon, on Saturday. Two second half goals from substitutes Aristide Bancé and Prejuce Nakoulma sent the North Africans out of the tournament. Bancé got the opener for Burkina Faso from a free kick with a right-footed shot to the bottom right corner of the goalpost in the [...]

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    AFCON 2017: Tunisia, Burkina Faso lock horns on familiar terrain

AFCON 2017: Tunisia, Burkina Faso lock horns on familiar terrain

Burkina Faso will face Tunisia in the first quarterfinal game of the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon. The match will hold in Libreville where Burkina Faso has already played two games in the championship. Tunisia is also familiar with the stadium, having thrashed Zimbabwe 4-0 there during the group games. In its nine appearances at the African Cup of Nations, [...]

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GABON 2017: Nigeria missing as Africa explodes

The eyes of the footballing world will be fixed on Gabon as the African Cup of Nations (officially called the Coupe'd Afrique des Nations) starts today. Unfortunately Nigeria will be missing for a second consecutive championship. Super Eagles won it in 2013 but failed to qualify in 2015 and 2017. The last time Nigeria missed being at the Nations cup back-to-back was [...]

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    US restricts military personnel from travelling to West Africa

US restricts military personnel from travelling to West Africa

The Pentagon on Thursday restricted US service members' travel to five West African countries, citing recent militant attacks in the region. Anthony Falvo, a spokesman for US Africa Command, said the order limits unofficial travel by US military personnel to Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Ghana. "It is just increased vigilance given the recent events that have happened in that area of [...]

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    ‘20 killed’ as al- Qaeda lays siege on Burkina hotel

‘20 killed’ as al- Qaeda lays siege on Burkina hotel

About 20 people were killed at Splendid Hotel, a luxury facility in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso capital, during an attack staged by suspected militants of the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The attackers reportedly stormed the hotel, which is popular with Westerners and French soldiers based in the country, and a nearby café on Friday, after setting off bombs. Security forces stormed the [...]

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    Nigeria qualify for CHAN 2016

Nigeria qualify for CHAN 2016

Nigeria have qualified for their second African Nations Championship (CHAN) after they held Burkina Faso to a 0-0 draw to advance 2-0 on aggregate. Nigeria won the first leg 2-0 at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on October 17 courtesy of goals from Bature Yaro and Gbolahan Salami. The Super Eagles qualified on a 2-0 aggregate and join Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ethiopia, Gabon, [...]

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    Eagles fly to Ouagadougou for CHAN clash

Eagles fly to Ouagadougou for CHAN clash

Nigeria’s home-based senior team, Super Eagles B, will fly out to Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, on Friday night ahead of Sunday’s 2016 African Nations Championship final qualifying match against the Etalons of Burkina Faso. A chartered ARIK Air aircraft will fly out of the Port Harcourt international airport at 5.30pm Nigeria time, and will land in the Burkinabe capital [...]

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    Oliseh flown to Belgium for treatment

Oliseh flown to Belgium for treatment

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has been flown to Belgium for treatment after his health deteriorated on Thursday. The former Eagles captain was reported to have been down with the flu before the first leg African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Burkina Faso in Port Harcourt on Saturday. According to a tweet by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), via its Twitter handle, [...]

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    Fela and Sankara: The October 15 connection

Fela and Sankara: The October 15 connection

BY BOLAJI IDOWU What a date on the African calendar. On this day October 15, 1938 one of the greatest musicians of all time was born in Nigeria. However, on the same day 49 years later, one of Africa's greatest leaders was killed in Burkina Faso. These men do not really need much introduction, for the brief years they spent with us they drove [...]

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    Super Eagles, Burkina Faso now to play on Saturday

Super Eagles, Burkina Faso now to play on Saturday

The Nigeria Football Federation have announced that the 2016 African Nations Championship first leg qualifier between the home-based Super Eagles and the Etalons of Burkina Faso will now take place on Saturday instead of the earlier advertised Sunday. The venue remains the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, with kick-off scheduled for 4pm. The Confederation of African Football have appointed Boubou Traore [...]

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