Tag "egypt"

    270 Nigerians evacuated from Egypt

270 Nigerians evacuated from Egypt

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) says 270 Nigerians have been evacuated from Egypt. In a tweet on Friday, the commission said the evacuees departed Cairo, the country's capital, via Egypt Air. The Nigerians were scheduled to arrive alongside two other nationals at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, by 6pm but arrived at 2:30pm on Friday. NiDCOM added that all the evacuees [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Why is Egypt running scared of Okonjo-Iweala in the race for WTO DG?

Why is Egypt running scared of Okonjo-Iweala in the race for WTO DG?

When President Muhammadu Buhari endorsed Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) top job, Egypt went on the offensive. Citing an executive decision of the African Union (AU) which had set a deadline of November 30, 2019 for African countries to nominate candidates, Egypt made the extraordinary claim that even Yonov Frederick Agah -- Nigeria's permanent representative to the WTO who was earlier [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    15 medics at Egypt’s cancer centre test positive for coronavirus

15 medics at Egypt’s cancer centre test positive for coronavirus

At least 15 health workers at Egypt’s National Cancer Institute have tested positive for coronavirus. Reem Emad, deputy manager of the National Cancer Institute, said three doctors and 12 nurses tested positive for the virus. She added that they have been placed under quarantine. “All the patients have been admitted to quarantine hospitals for treatment,” she said. She also said all the medical staff [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Hosni Mubarak, ousted Egyptian president who ruled for 30 years, dies at 91

Hosni Mubarak, ousted Egyptian president who ruled for 30 years, dies at 91

Hosni Mubarak, former president of Egypt who was ousted by the military in 2011 after a 30-year rule, has died at age 91. The former ruler died on Tuesday in a military hospital in Cairo, the country's capital, according to the state TV. Mubarak was Egypt's fourth president beginning from 1981 until he was ousted and forced to step down in the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Africa free of coronavirus as Egyptian suspect tests negative

Africa free of coronavirus as Egyptian suspect tests negative

A patient who was placed under surveillance at a hospital in Egypt over coronavirus has tested negative. The patient, said to be a foreigner, was reported as Africa's first coronavirus case on February 14. But four days later, the Egyptian health ministry and the World Health Organisation announced that repeated polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis, a test conducted on coronavirus patients, came [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Egypt records first case as coronavirus finally reaches Africa

Egypt records first case as coronavirus finally reaches Africa

Africa recorded its first case of coronavirus on Friday as a foreigner who had been put in isolation at a hospital in Egypt tested positive for the disease. In a statement, Egyptian health ministry said it had informed the World Health Organisation and had taken all necessary preventative measures. It did not give the nationality of the affected person or any other [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Nigeria retains African championship title in women’s wrestling

Nigeria retains African championship title in women’s wrestling

Team Nigeria recorded ninth consecutive title in women's wrestling at the ongoing 2020 African championship in Algeria with 6 gold and 4 silver medals. Odunayo Adekuoroye claimed her 6th African championships gold with an emphatic 10-0 superiority win against Eman Ebrahim of Egypt in the final. She is now the new world no.1 in the women's 57kg class. Blessing Oborududu secured her 10th consecutive [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Nigeria draw Cape Verde, Liberia, CAR for 2022 FIFA World Cup ticket

Nigeria draw Cape Verde, Liberia, CAR for 2022 FIFA World Cup ticket

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn alongside Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia in group C of the 2022 FIFA World Cup second round qualifying. The draw ceremony was held at the Ritz-Carlton in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday evening. The Eagles will be facing Cape Verde for the first time ever in a World Cup qualification series. https://twitter.com/caf_online/status/1219676102169432064?s=21 Algeria, African champions, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Buhari returns to Abuja after trip to Egypt

Buhari returns to Abuja after trip to Egypt

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after participating in the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa, held in Egypt. The aircraft conveying the president and some members of his entourage landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, around 2:30pm on Friday. At the opening of the forum on December 11, Buhari maintained that [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘We need to silence the guns’ — Buhari speaks on conflicts across Africa

‘We need to silence the guns’ — Buhari speaks on conflicts across Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari says the resolution of conflict in African countries remains a key component in the overall development of the continent. According to  Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said this at the opening session of an ongoing forum for sustainable peace and development in Africa, holding in Egypt. The president was quoted as saying Africa must take its destiny in its [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Ivory Coast beat Olympic Eagles in U23 AFCON opener

Ivory Coast beat Olympic Eagles in U23 AFCON opener

Silas Gnaka scored the only goal as the Ivory Coast beat Nigeria, the defending champions, 1-0 to begin the 2019 U23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on a positive note. The utility player scored albeit a controversial moment from the penalty spot after defender Harold Ndah was sent off for a hauling down Christian Kouame in the box. Cote d'Ivoire had been [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Nwakali, Awoniyi lead U23 Eagles in quest for Olympic ticket

Nwakali, Awoniyi lead U23 Eagles in quest for Olympic ticket

Imama Amapakabo, head coach of the Olympic Eagles, has named Kelechi Nwakali, Taiwo Awoniyi and nineteen others to defend the U23 Africa Cup of Nations title in Egypt. Captain Azubuike Okechukwu, Anthony Izuchukwu, Sincere Seth, Olisah Ndah, Muyiwa Olabiran, Ndifreke Effiong, and Orji Okwonkwo also made the final list. Nigeria, champions of the second edition of the competition in Senegal four years [...]

0 comment Read Full Article

FIFA rankings: Super Eagles drop to 35th position on the globe, remain 3rd in Africa

Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped a spot down from 34 to 35 in FIFA/Coca-Cola world latest rankings. According to the list released on Thursday by the world football body, the Super Eagles also maintained its 3rd position in the continent. The Gernot Rohr-inspired team moved from its September points of 1482 to 1481 in October. On October 13, the Nigerian national team played [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Facebook removes multiple accounts from Indonesia, Nigeria, Egypt

Facebook removes multiple accounts from Indonesia, Nigeria, Egypt

[...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    FIFA rankings: Nigeria drops a spot on the globe, remains 3rd in Africa

FIFA rankings: Nigeria drops a spot on the globe, remains 3rd in Africa

Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped a spot down from 33 to 34 in FIFA/Coca-Cola world latest rankings. According to the list released on Thursday by the world football body, the Super Eagles also maintained its 3rd position in the continent. The Gernot Rohr-inspired team moved from its August points of 1481 to 1482 in September. In July, the Nigerian national team won the bronze [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Egypt slashes fuel subsidy to ease economic pressure

Egypt slashes fuel subsidy to ease economic pressure

The Egyptian government has slashed fuel subsidies in a bid to ease pressure on public finances. The development, which took effect on Friday, is part of its three-year economic overhaul backed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to curb government spending. Before the slashing, gasoline, diesel, kerosene and fuel oil were sold at 85-90 percent of their international cost. The development will raise [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
1 2 3 9
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Advertisement
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement