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Flying Eagles off to Cairo on two–match tour

Nigeria’s U20 boys, Flying Eagles, will on Saturday fly to Cairo for a two –match tour of Egypt as part of the team’s preparations for the qualifying series of the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations. Paul Aigbogun, head coach of the team will lead the new group that is being put together with the mandate not only to return the [...]

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    Lagos ranked ‘8th most dangerous megacity for women’

Lagos ranked ‘8th most dangerous megacity for women’

Lagos is the eighth most dangerous megacity for women to live in, according to a Thompson Reuters survey. Cairo, capital of Egypt, was rated the world’s most dangerous megacity for women while London, the best. The poll which sought the opinion from some 380 experts in women’s issues, was conducted in 19 of the world's biggest megacities (as ranked by the United Nations) [...]

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    CAF Champions League: Rangers hope to ‘copy’ Barcelona but history favours Zamalek

CAF Champions League: Rangers hope to ‘copy’ Barcelona but history favours Zamalek

The biggest debate in Nigerian football circles is whether Rangers International can emulate Barcelona of Spain on March 19 and shock Zamalek of Egypt on Sunday in Cairo. Zamalek thrashed Rangers, Nigerian league champions, 4-1 in the round of 32 of the African Champions League and few are hopeful that Rangers can bounce back. Interestingly, it was a Nigerian, Stanley Ohawuchi, who [...]

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    Mother of three vomits cocaine at Abuja airport

Mother of three vomits cocaine at Abuja airport

Saidat Hassan, 48, and mother of three children, on Friday, allegedly vomited 15 wraps of white powdery substances that tested positive for cocaine at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Ofoyeju Mitchell, head, public affairs of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), disclosed this in a statement. The incident took place at the central screening section of the departure hall during [...]

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    REVEALED: There are 9,100 dollar-millionaires in Lagos!

REVEALED: There are 9,100 dollar-millionaires in Lagos!

There are at least 9,100 dollar-millionaires in Lagos, West Africa’s commercial capital, with about 1,000 each in Abuja and Port Harcourt – two other major cities in Nigeria. According to a recent report on the financial strength of African cities, Lagos ranked number three on of the list of cities with the highest number of millionaires, behind Johannesburg and Cairo. The Afrasia [...]

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    Heatwave hits Africa, kills 61 in Egypt

Heatwave hits Africa, kills 61 in Egypt

At least 61 people have been confirmed dead, following a massive heatwave in Egypt, the country’s ministry of health has confirmed. The heatwave which drove extreme temperatures in the north African country has led to the admission of about 600 people in various hospitals across the country. According to Hossam Ghaffar, a spokesperson from the country’s ministry of health, the problem faced [...]

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    Anouma voted out of FIFA, CAF

Anouma voted out of FIFA, CAF

Cote d’Ivoire soccer administrator, Jacques Anouma, saw his profile in international football politics dealt a crushing blow on Tuesday, as he lost his seat on the exalted FIFA executive committee. The former president of Ivorian football federation, who was once seen as a potential challenger for the CAF presidency, got only 20 votes at the election conducted as part of the [...]

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    CAF to decide on Morocco during congress

CAF to decide on Morocco during congress

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will decide Morocco’s fate in the qualifiers for the 2017 Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) during next week's congress in Cairo.  Morocco were suspended from the2017 and 2019 editions of the AFCON after they failed to host the 2015 event because of their fears of the outbreak of Ebola in some parts of Africa. But [...]

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    Clashes at Egyptian football match leave several dead

Clashes at Egyptian football match leave several dead

At least 14 people have been killed and dozens injured in clashes between police and supporters of Zamalek in their game against ENPPI in Cairo on Sunday. The Egyptian interior ministry said that the clashes occurred after supporters of Zamalek, known as Ultras White Knights, tried to attend the match without buying tickets. Police had to use tear gas to disperse [...]

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    Abdul Fattah al-Sisi declared president of Egypt

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi declared president of Egypt

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has urged Egyptians to work to restore stability after being declared the winner of last week's presidential election. The former army chief said he wanted "freedom" and "social justice", echoing the slogan of the 2011 revolution. Sisi spoke after election officials announced that he had received 96.9 per cent of the vote and his sole challenger, left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi, [...]

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    Mubarak goes to prison for 3 years

Mubarak goes to prison for 3 years

An Egyptian court has convicted ousted President Hosni Mubarak of embezzlement and sentenced him to three years in prison. In Wednesday’s hearing in Cairo, Mubarak’s two sons, one-time heir apparent, Gamal, and wealthy businessman, Alaa, were also convicted of graft and sentenced to four years in prison each. The Mubaraks were convicted of charges that they embezzled millions of dollars’ worth of [...]

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    Muslim Brotherhood leader, 682 supporters get death verdict

Muslim Brotherhood leader, 682 supporters get death verdict

An Egyptian court sentenced the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 supporters to death on Monday, intensifying a crackdown on the movement that could trigger protests and political violence ahead of an election next month. In another case signaling growing intolerance of dissent by military-backed authorities, a pro-democracy movement that helped ignite the uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak [...]

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    Nigeria tackle South Africa, Sudan in Afcon 2015 qualifiers

Nigeria tackle South Africa, Sudan in Afcon 2015 qualifiers

Nigeria have been grouped alongside South Africa and Sudan in Group A of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The fourth team in the group will be determined after the preliminary rounds have been played. Defending champions, Nigeria, was one of the African football powerhouses seeded prior to the draw, conducted on Sunday in Cairo, Egypt. Other seeded countries were Ghana, Cote [...]

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