Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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    Mashaba: Nigeria a defining moment

Mashaba: Nigeria a defining moment

South Africa’s coach, Shakes Mashaba, believes Wednesday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be a “defining moment” for his team.Friday’s morale-boosting 3-0 win over Sudan in Omdurman comes against the backdrop of the Under-20 team's qualification – also under Mashaba's guidance – for the CAF Youth Championships that will be played in Senegal next [...]

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    2 Kenyan Airways planes with ‘about 100 Nigerians’ suffer engine failures at Nairobi airport

2 Kenyan Airways planes with ‘about 100 Nigerians’ suffer engine failures at Nairobi airport

About 100 Nigerians are currently stranded in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, after two different aeroplanes that were supposed to make the trip suffered what pilots and airline officials described as “engine failure”.According to a Nigerian passenger who spoke with TheCable early on Monday morning, the first plane was scheduled to leave Nairobi on Sunday at 7:50am, but the officials shifted [...]

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    Le Roy: Better tactics helped us defeat Nigeria

Le Roy: Better tactics helped us defeat Nigeria

Claude Le Roy, coach of the Red Devils of Congo, whose side beat Africa champions Nigeria 3-2 win in Calabar, says his side won the tie because they were tactically superior to the Stephen Keshi-led Super Eagles.Le Roy, who confessed before the game that he would be satisfied with just a point, has revealed how better tactics helped his team nick the three [...]

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    AFCON qualifiers: Eagles lose, Cameroon win without Eto’o

AFCON qualifiers: Eagles lose, Cameroon win without Eto’o

Champions Nigeria were handed a shock defeat at the start of the group phase of African Nations Cup qualifying on Saturday, while Cameroon started their post-Samuel Eto’o era with an away win.Other 2014 World Cup teams Algeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast had mixed results after opening the campaign for a place at the AFCON finals in Morocco in January.Burkina Faso, Gabon and [...]

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    Keshi: Eagles condemned to win in South Africa

Keshi: Eagles condemned to win in South Africa

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has said his team are condemned to win in South Africa on Wednesday after the 3-2 home loss to Congo.South Africa top Group A after beating Sudan 3-0 on Friday and they welcome the African champions in Cape Town.Now, Keshi has called on his players to redeem themselves on Wednesday.“It’s football. Brazil lost 7-1 and [...]

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    AFCON qualifiers: 22 goalkeepers and 5 other Nigeria-Congo dramas to watch out for

AFCON qualifiers: 22 goalkeepers and 5 other Nigeria-Congo dramas to watch out for

Ebola and NFF presidency tussle are the issues that will shape proceedings when Super Eagles of Nigeria play of Congo at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar on Saturday.We take a look at six likely scenarios. GIWA VS MAIGARIFootball has it ceremonial side on and off the pitch on match day.With two factions running the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), it will [...]

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    52-year-old Keshi ‘wants to win’ 52nd game against Congo

52-year-old Keshi ‘wants to win’ 52nd game against Congo

At age 52, Stephen Keshi would be leading out Nigeria for the 52nd time for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Congo at the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar.Keshi’s reign as Super Eagles’ coach began on November 11, 2011 with a goalless draw in an international friendly against Botswana at the Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.Since then, he [...]

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    EU donates €140m to Africa’s Ebola cause

EU donates €140m to Africa’s Ebola cause

As part of efforts to tackle the highly-contagious Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the European Union (EU) has donated about €140m to help fight the disease ravaging a number of West African countries.The fund is to be used to enhance health systems, train health workers and pay for mobile testing laboratories in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Guinea, the countries hit [...]

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    Uche: It’s an honour to play for Nigeria

Uche: It’s an honour to play for Nigeria

Ikechukwu  Uche has denied the allegations made by Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi that he is waiting to be begged before honouring any national call-up.Keshi during a media chat in Calabar Wednesday said Uche is expecting apologies from him for dropping him from the World Cup squad before returning to the national team.However, Uche via his twitter handle @ikeuche9, [...]

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    Port Harcourt Ebola victim dies

Port Harcourt Ebola victim dies

A few hours after Nigerians were rejoicing over the news that yet another Ebola patient had been successfully managed and discharged from hospital, the ministry of health has announced that a separate victim has been killed by the virus.Dan Nwomeh, special assistant on media and communication to the minister of health, said the latest victim died at an isolation ward in Port Harcourt, [...]

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    Giwa dismisses NFF congress

Giwa dismisses NFF congress

The show of power between the Chris Giwa-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation and those loyal to Aminu Maigari continued Wednesday with the former dismissing the congress of Nigeria football called by the latter.The Aminu Maigari-led electoral committee of the NFF plans to conduct election into several positions in the federation on Thursday September 4 but Giwa says he [...]

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    WTN, EME set for ‘WePictureNigeria’ documentary

WTN, EME set for ‘WePictureNigeria’ documentary

Ever been curious about Nigeria's history? How exactly we got here and where we are going?WTN Business and Technology Solutions and Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) present 'WePictureNigeria', a production company focused on producing films aligned with the development of Nigeria.According to the promoters, WeTalkNigeria is a medium that breaks down the barriers of communication with public figures. The Social Website [...]

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    Student in Kaduna ‘isolated for suspected Ebola’

Student in Kaduna ‘isolated for suspected Ebola’

A 19-year-old law student of the Ahmadu Bello University (pictured), Zaria, Kaduna state, has been taken into isolation after falling ill in a manner symptomatic of Ebola.State commissioner of health, Dr. Thot Dogo, said the student, who had been hospitalised at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) for more than a week, but the Ebola-like symptoms were only noticed on [...]

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    Ebola kills 31 in DR Congo

Ebola kills 31 in DR Congo

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has killed 31 people in a remote northwestern region in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.Although the first case of Ebola was recorded in the country in 1976, Congo has been free of the virus since its outbreak in Guinea in February.The death of 70 people from hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, [...]

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    Ebola chasing rice exporters away from Africa

Ebola chasing rice exporters away from Africa

The recent Ebola outbreak may begin to affect the trade relations between Ebola plagued nations like Nigeria and their foreign partners as president of Thailand Rice Exporters Association, Vichai Sriprasert, said on Monday that merchants now find it difficult to ship their goods to African nations."At first, we did not think Ebola would be a big deal for our exports, but now [...]

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    CcHUB launches $500,000 investment fund for startups

CcHUB launches $500,000 investment fund for startups

Nigerian-owned social innovation centre, Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), has launched a $500,000 seed investment fund for startups within its incubation programme.The startups will receive sums ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 in the next two years to support their business model experimentation and operations.CcHUB is launching the seed investment in commemoration of the first anniversary of its incubation office.Cheif executive officer and co-founder [...]

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