Friday, February 22, 2019

Tag "Ghana"

    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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    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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