Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "Ethiopia"

    Okiki: Why I signed for Egypt’s Ismaily SC

Okiki: Why I signed for Egypt’s Ismaily SC

Okiki Afolabi, new Ismaily SC recruit, has explained why he joined the Egyptian Premier League side.The striker has joined Ismaily on a four-year contract from Ethiopian Premier League champions Jimma Aba Jifar."It feels great to be part of the ambitious Ismaily family," Okiki told TheCable."Ismaily are one of the biggest clubs in Egypt. If you can take Al Ahly and [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Foreign athletes yet to get paid three months after Lagos marathon

Foreign athletes yet to get paid three months after Lagos marathon

The organisers of Lagos Access Marathon 2018 are yet to pay the award money won by foreign athletes, three months after the event.Mary Fantahun, an Ethiopian official, said while international athletes were being owed, all Nigerian participants were paid their prize money just one month after the competition.Fantahun described the development as wickedness and the "height of injustice".She said: "There is [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Again, Nigerian referees overlooked by FIFA

Again, Nigerian referees overlooked by FIFA

Nigeria referees failed to make the cut for the 2018 FIFA U20 women's World Cup in France.FIFA Referees Committee in a statement on Wednesday said 15 referees and 30 assistants have been shortlisted for the U20 women's World Cup.The list, however, has two referees and four assistants from Africa.The African referees are Lidya Tafesse Abebe of Ethiopia and Zambian Gladys Lengwe.Bernadetta Kwimbira [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Gymnastics coach dumps Nigeria for Ethiopia, says ‘I’m not appreciated’

Gymnastics coach dumps Nigeria for Ethiopia, says ‘I’m not appreciated’

Tony Asuquo, a Nigerian gymnastics coach, says he joined an Ethiopian club because the country does not appreciate him.Asuquo is the first Nigerian gymnastics coach to get the certification of world gymnastics body, Federation International Gymnastics (FIG).The proprietor of Tony International Gymnastics club on Wednesday told NAN that he had just finished a medical session with the club.Asuquo said he is [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    State of emergency declared in Ethiopia

State of emergency declared in Ethiopia

Exactly 24 hours after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned, Ethiopia has announced state of emergency.The ruling EPRDF coalition’s council met and decided to impose emergency rule in the Horn of Africa country.The announcement made by the state public broadcaster has not indicated for how long the state of emergency will last, but details are expected on Saturday.However, the opposition has [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Like Zuma, Ethiopian prime minister steps down

Like Zuma, Ethiopian prime minister steps down

Hailemariam Desalegn, prime minister of Ethiopia, has resigned amid deadly anti-government protests.Desalagen, who has led the country since 2012, also stepped down as chairman of the ruling coalition.His departure follows a national state of emergency that ended last year.In a televised address, Desalagen he will stay on as a caretaker prime minister until Ethiopia's parliament and ruling coalition accept his [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Namibian president bans overseas trip for officials

Namibian president bans overseas trip for officials

President Hage Geingob of Namibia has suspended foreign travels of all ministers, deputy ministers and political office bearers with immediate effect.This was announced in a statement issued on Wednesday.The measure, which will remain in effect till February, is in line with Geingob’s call to rein in official travel expenses.On January 25, Geingob, attended the 30th ordinary session of the African [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Ethiopia to release all political prisoners

Ethiopia to release all political prisoners

The Ethiopian government on Wednesday ordered the release of all political prisoners and the closure of its notorious Maekelawi prison camp.The prison camp used to be home for several dozen high-profile figures in the East African country.Hailemariam Desalegn, the country’s prime minster,  issued the order, as part of what he said was an effort “to create a national consensus and widen the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Lagarde: Nigeria could save N3.2trn by switching govt payments from cash to digital

Lagarde: Nigeria could save N3.2trn by switching govt payments from cash to digital

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says Nigeria could save as much as $9 billion (N3.24 trillion) by shifting government payments from cash to digital systems.Speaking in Ethiopia on Friday, Lagarde said 1.7 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) could be saved via the digitisation of the country's payment systems.Lagarde also said she was [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Morocco to host CHAN 2018

Morocco to host CHAN 2018

The Confederation of African Football has given Morocco the right to host the fifth edition of African Nations Championship.The new host nation of Total CHAN, as the tournament is tagged, was announced in a statement on Caf website.The emergency committee of the continental body made the decision in Lagos on Saturday following a meeting chaired by its president, Ahmad Ahmad.Kenya's withdrawal [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Devastating drought kills two million animals in Ethiopia

Devastating drought kills two million animals in Ethiopia

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said that two million animals have been lost to a “devastating” drought in Ethiopia.The UN agriculture agency said that the drought had devastated herders’ livelihoods as it exhausted pastures and water sources.It said the current food and nutrition crisis was significantly aggravated by the severe blow to pastoral livelihoods.“For livestock-dependent families, the animals [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Ethiopian politician jailed over Facebook post

Ethiopian politician jailed over Facebook post

An Ethiopian court has jailed Yonathan Tesfaye, a former spokesman of the Blue party, for six years and six months for allegedly posting inciting comments on Facebook.According to NAN, Tesfaye was charged with stirring unrest and inciting terrorist acts.The politician was said to have posted comments that criticised government’s handling of protests in Oromia region, on his Facebook.The Oromia people [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    CAF election: I’ll bring a breath of fresh air to African football, says Ahmad

CAF election: I’ll bring a breath of fresh air to African football, says Ahmad

Ahmad Ahmad, presidential candidate of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has said African football will enjoy an upward progression if he defeats incumbent Issa Hayatou.The Madagascar Football Association president will take on the long standing CAF president on March 16 in Ethiopia.Ahmad, who met with the Nigerian sports minister Solomon Dalung and NFF second vice president Shehu Dikko highlighted [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Nigeria backing Hayatou’s challenger for CAF presidency, says Pinnick

Nigeria backing Hayatou’s challenger for CAF presidency, says Pinnick

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will support Ahmad Ahmad's bid to head the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Amaju Pinnick, NFF president, has said.Ahmad will be challenging incumbent president, Issa Hayatou, for the position.Pinnick told BBC that the election will be "a defining moment for African football" and that Ahmad was "courageous" in coming forward to challenge Hayatou."A new generation of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Nigerian military ‘stronger than those of 16 European countries’

Nigerian military ‘stronger than those of 16 European countries’

The latest ranking of Global Firepower (GFP) placed Nigeria ahead of 16 European countries.  The European nations are: Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Bulgaria, Austria, Belarus, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Albania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.The ranking is based strictly on each nation’s potential conventional war-making capabilities across land, sea and air.Of the 29 African countries that made the list, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    PMB on corruption: Judiciary my main headache

PMB on corruption: Judiciary my main headache

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the Nigerian judiciary as his “main headache” in the ongoing fight against corruption.Speaking at a town hall meeting with Nigerians living in Ethiopia, Buhari said far-reaching reforms of the judiciary remained a key priority for his administration.“In the fight against corruption vis-à-vis the judiciary, Nigerians will be right to say that is my main headache [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

November 13, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS359475418
KANO359476420
PH360476420
ABUJA359478419
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement