Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Ghana"

    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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    NFF begins investigation into ‘bribe’ received by Salisu

NFF begins investigation into ‘bribe’ received by Salisu

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has commenced an investigation into the video showing Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf receiving money from reporters posing as football agents.Ademola Olajire, NFF director of communications, made this known in a statement on Friday."For now, the NFF has commenced preliminary investigation into the matter to assist the committee on ethics and fairplay," Olajire said.Salisu was filmed [...]

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    Former Ghana VP dies after collapsing during workout session

Former Ghana VP dies after collapsing during workout session

Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, a former Vice-President of Ghana, died on Friday after collapsing during a workout session at the airforce gym in Accra.Ghana News Agency reports that the 67-year-old was pronounced dead at the 37 Military Hospital where he was rushed to after he slumped.Confirming the death, President Nana Akufo-Addo said the former VP contributed meaningfully to the progress of the [...]

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    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 [...]

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    Ghana tipped to become world’s fastest-growing economy

Ghana tipped to become world’s fastest-growing economy

Ghana is poised to become the fastest growing economy in the world with the recent boost in the nation’s oil revenue.According to a New York Times report, the country is set to outpace both India with its “booming tech sector” and Ethiopia’s agriculture and coffee export-driven growth.Ghana’s bright fortunes are hinged on its increased crude oil production and rises prices [...]

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    Ben Bruce to Buhari: You made yourself a laughing stock by promising to fight corruption in Ghana

Ben Bruce to Buhari: You made yourself a laughing stock by promising to fight corruption in Ghana

Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east constituency, says President Muhammadu Buhari made himself a laughing stock by promising to fight corruption in another nation, while the social vice is increasing in Nigeria.Buhari, who was in Ghana on Tuesday to mark the country's 61st independence anniversary, was quoted to have said he would help the west-African country fight corruption.‘‘Your Excellency can [...]

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    PHOTOS: Surprise as Saraki boards Arik flight to Ghana

PHOTOS: Surprise as Saraki boards Arik flight to Ghana

Senate President Bukola Saraki boarded a commercial flight belonging to Arik Air on his way to Ghana on Sunday.This drew some reactions on social media, with some praising the "modesty" displayed by Nigeria's number three citizen.Dignitaries on such assignments usually fly presidential or private jets.The senate president is expected to address lawmakers of the neighbouring country on the commemoration of their [...]

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    Buhari leaves for Ghana Monday

Buhari leaves for Ghana Monday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart for Accra, Ghana, to attend the country's 61st independence anniversary. The Nigerian leader will be accompanied by a delegation including Geoffery Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs and Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, to the event scheduled to hold at the Independence Square on Tuesday.According to a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman,  Buhari is [...]

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    Ghana vows to account for ‘every single bar of gold’ leaving the country

Ghana vows to account for ‘every single bar of gold’ leaving the country

In a bid to bring accountability and transparency to economic management of resources, the Ghanaian government has vowed to account for every single bar of gold leaving the country.It also promised to end smuggling by tightening controls, and ensure that 50% of total gold output is locally refined in the next five years.Mahamudu Bawumia, Ghana’s vice-president, told a regional meeting [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Nnamdi Kanu, wife spotted in Ghana

EXCLUSIVE: Nnamdi Kanu, wife spotted in Ghana

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been spotted by security agents in Ghana, TheCable understands.There has been controversy over the whereabouts of the IPOB leader who was last seen in public in September 2017 before the military launched Operation Python Dance II -- apparently to quell the agitation for the breakaway of south-eastern Nigeria.Since the [...]

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    Ghana’s president summons US ambassador over Trump’s ‘shithole’ remark

Ghana’s president summons US ambassador over Trump’s ‘shithole’ remark

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has summoned Robert Porter Jackson, US ambassador, over President Donald Trump's "shithole" remark.On Thursday, Trump reportedly expressed his displeasure over people migrating to the US from “shithole countries" at a closed-door meeting.But Trump has since denied making the remark, saying he used “tough” language at the meeting and not the now infamous word.In a statement on [...]

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    Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan to launch airline

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan to launch airline

Ghana's national team captain Asamoah Gyan has been given a license to operate an airline company.The country's President, Nana Akufo-Addo, made this known on Wednesday at the African Airshow at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.The African Airshow is an aviation industry fair that brings together players in the sector to network.The footballer's new business venture will be called Baby [...]

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    WAFU Cup: Ghana can’t stop us, says coach Salisu

WAFU Cup: Ghana can’t stop us, says coach Salisu

Salisu Yusuf, head coach of the home-based Super Eagles, says his team knows how to defeat Ghana in the final of WAFU Cup of Nations on Sunday.Salisu, whose team dealt a 2-0 blow to the host nation Ghana in the final group stage game on Monday, said he is unperturbed about the final."We know what they will be up to [...]

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    WAFU Cup: Home-based Eagles beat Ghana to qualify for semi-final

WAFU Cup: Home-based Eagles beat Ghana to qualify for semi-final

Nigeria's home-based Super Eagles defeated Ghana 2-0 in their last Group A game at the West African Football Union Cup of Nations on Monday night.Anthony Okpotu and Moses Eneji scored two quick goals for Nigeria following the resumption of the second half.Nigeria had many chances in front of goal in the first half but had little to show for it [...]

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