Thursday, July 11, 2019

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    Nigeria excluded as South Africa grants Ghana visa-free entry

Nigeria excluded as South Africa grants Ghana visa-free entry

Nigeria was not listed among the seven countries recently granted visa free entry by South Africa. This addition follows the country’s new e-visa system which will be launched in November. In a statement on Thursday, Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa’s minister of home affairs, said the development will boost tourism and contribute to the economy of the country. “We do this by making life [...]

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    Stop attacking our citizens, FG warns Ghana, Togo

Stop attacking our citizens, FG warns Ghana, Togo

The federal government has issued a warning to Ghana and Togo to stop attacking Nigerians in the countries.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), made this known while addressing journalists after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.She said the warning became necessary following the recent attacks on Nigerians residing there.Dabiri-Erewa called on [...]

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    No harm should befall sacked Nigerian prof, UNILAG lecturers warn Ghanaian varsity

No harm should befall sacked Nigerian prof, UNILAG lecturers warn Ghanaian varsity

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has condemned the dismissal of Austin Nwagbara, a Nigerian professor, by the University of Education (UEW), Ghana.Nwagbara was sacked by UEW over “unethical and damning” comments he made about the country and its education system.The professor, in a viral video, had accused the Ghanaian government of maltreating Nigerians.The professor [...]

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    Ghanaian varsity fires Nigerian prof

Ghanaian varsity fires Nigerian prof

The University of Education (UEW), Ghana, has sacked Augustine Nwagbara, a Nigerian professor, over "unethical and damning" comments he made about the country and its education system.Nwagbara, in a viral video, had accused the Ghanaian government of maltreating Nigerians.The professor had urged a group of people to employ the media from Nigeria to reshape the reportage of Nigerians based in Ghana.Shortly [...]

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    Ghana arrests Nigerian prof, accuses him of incitement

Ghana arrests Nigerian prof, accuses him of incitement

Austin Nwagbara, a Nigerian professor based in Ghana, has accused the Ghanaian government of maltreating Nigerians.In a viral video, Nwagbara urged a group of people to employ the media from Nigeria to reshape the reportage of Nigerians based in Ghana.He said Nigerians are highly talented but lack strategies to take advantage of their position, adding that the current government in [...]

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    Ghana invites Nigerian diplomat for talks — after protest against negative press

Ghana invites Nigerian diplomat for talks — after protest against negative press

Ghanaian authorities have invited Olufemi Abikoye, Nigeria's high commissioner to the country, over a protest on the "demonising" reports about Nigerians based in Ghana.The high commissioner had expressed concerns over the manner in which the Ghanaian press “priortised” negative reports about Nigerians.“The Ghanaian press, both print and electronic as well as social media seems to have enjoyed a field day [...]

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    Nigerian traders ‘under attack’ in Ghana

Nigerian traders ‘under attack’ in Ghana

At least 20 shops belonging to Nigerians were forcibly locked at Suame Magazine in Kumasi, Ashanti region of Ghana, on Monday.According to GhanaWeb, the traders said they were being targetted over the alleged involvement of Nigerian nationals in kidnappings in Ghana.Four Nigerians had been arrested over the alleged kidnap of two Canadians.The arrested suspects were reported to have abducted Bailey Jordan [...]

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    WAFU Cup: Falcons to face Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso

WAFU Cup: Falcons to face Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso

Nigeria, champions of Africa, will battle it out with Burkina Faso, Niger Republic and Mali in the group phase of this year’s WAFU B Women’s tournament.The 2019 WAFU Cup will take place between May 8-18 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.The Super Falcons are placed in Group B for the regional championship while Cote d’Ivoire, the host nation, have been drawn against Togo, [...]

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    Eaglets to battle Tanzania, Algeria, Uganda for World Cup ticket

Eaglets to battle Tanzania, Algeria, Uganda for World Cup ticket

The Golden Eaglets have been drawn in Group A to face Tanzania, Algeria and Uganda at the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.The draw was held on Thursday at Mlimani City Conference Centre, Dar Es Salam, Tanzania.The tournament will be held from April 14 to 28, 2019.The semi-finalists will represent the continent at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru.The two [...]

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    Lagarde: How to sustain Ghana’s leadership position in W’Africa

Lagarde: How to sustain Ghana’s leadership position in W’Africa

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has prescribed ways in which Ghana can maintain its position as a leader in West Africa.Lagarde, who just concluded a two-day visit to Ghana said the “IMF will remain fully engaged in Ghana’s ongoing efforts to foster prosperity and opportunities for all".She said with "credible and sustainable policies will support [...]

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    Nigeria has contributed $710m to ECOWAS — more than 13 countries put together

Nigeria has contributed $710m to ECOWAS — more than 13 countries put together

Nigeria has contributed more money to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) than 13 other member states, in the last 12 years.This is according to a report released by the regional body.Quoting the report, NAN said statistics on payment of the community levy showed that between 2003 and 2015, Nigeria paid $710, 497,352, equivalent to 480, 355,205 West [...]

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    Ghana does not borrow to burden itself, says Akufo-Addo

Ghana does not borrow to burden itself, says Akufo-Addo

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo says his country only take loans to create assets that can pay back the loan -- not to burden itself with unserviceable debts.Speaking at the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) entrepreneurship forum on Thursday, Akufo-Addo said his country does not borrow to fund inflated contracts nor ill-conceived contracts.He said borrowing money is not aid, and what President [...]

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    Falcons to face S’Africa, Kenya, Zambia in 2018 AWCON

Falcons to face S’Africa, Kenya, Zambia in 2018 AWCON

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have been drawn against South Africa in the Women's Africa Cup of Nations 2018.The current title holders will also face  Zambia and Kenya in Group B.Host nation Ghana will have Cameroon, Algeria and Mali to contend with in Group A.The tournament will take place in the Ghanaian cities of Accra and Cape Coast from November [...]

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    Eaglets beat Ghana via penalties, seal U17 AFCON spot

Eaglets beat Ghana via penalties, seal U17 AFCON spot

The Golden Eaglets on Saturday defeated Ghana’s Black Starlets via penalties in the final of the U17 WAFU zone B qualifying tournament.The pulsating encounter which ended 1-1 after regulation time held at the Stade General Seyni Kountche in Niamey.The Starlets shot into the lead in the 54th minute but the Nigerian team equalised minutes later when Akinkunmi Amoo finished brilliantly.Both teams tried hard [...]

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    Saraki, Obasanjo join world leaders at Kofi Annan’s funeral

Saraki, Obasanjo join world leaders at Kofi Annan’s funeral

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdulsalami Abubakar, ex-military head of state, and Senate President Olusegun Obasanjo were among the Nigerian leaders who paid final respect to Kofi Annan, former United Nations secretary-general, in Ghana  on Thursday.Annan died after a brief illness in Switzerland on August 18. He was aged of 80.Antonio Guterres, current UN secretary-general, attended the funeral. He described Annan [...]

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    Eaglets through to final of U17 AFCON qualifier

Eaglets through to final of U17 AFCON qualifier

Nigeria's Golden Eaglets beat Niger Republic 2-1 in the semi-final of the U17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying tournament.Akinkunmi Amoo shot Nigeria into the lead in the 43rd minute. Amao almost doubled Nigeria's lead in the 48th minute but saw his effort blocked.Olakunle Oluwasegun doubled Nigeria's lead in the 58th minute.Four minutes into added time, Niger Republic scored a [...]

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