Friday, July 19, 2019

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    South Africa: We will return Nigeria’s $15m

South Africa: We will return Nigeria’s $15m

The South African government has expressed readiness to return seized funds totalling $15 million, belonging to Nigeria and purportedly meant for arms purchase, saying it was only interested in due process.Lulu Mnguni, South African ambassador to Nigeria, made the disclosure on Africa Independent Television (AIT) news programme on Tuesday night. He said his country was willing to resolve to discuss [...]

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    Keshi: Some people are sabotaging us

Keshi: Some people are sabotaging us

Stephen Keshi, the Super Eagles coach, has claimed that there is a gang-up against him and the Super Eagles not to succeed in their quest to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) holding in Morocco next January.The African champions have just one point after three rounds of matches and are placed last in Group A, behind South Africa [...]

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    Keshi: Nobody should ask me about Ik Uche again

Keshi: Nobody should ask me about Ik Uche again

Like a popular brand of car in Nigeria, Stephen Keshi has called for the end of discussion with the media over Ikechukwu Uche’s exclusion from the national team. Keshi said during a session with the media that he contacted IK Uche about the possibility of playing in last month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers but the former Recreativo Huelva of [...]

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    Echiejile: We will be okay on artificial pitch

Echiejile: We will be okay on artificial pitch

Super Eagles left-back, Elderson Echiejile, has said the team will cope with playing on an artificial turf in Saturday’s game with Sudan in Khartoum.The Sudanese football federation moved the match from Omdurman – where they lost to South Africa – to the capital city hoping to win on an artificial pitch. The Monaco ace, though, said the team will adjust [...]

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    Enyeama, Onazi sure of AFCON qualification

Enyeama, Onazi sure of AFCON qualification

Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and midfielder Ogenzi Onazi have assured Nigerian soccer fans that the country will qualify for the next Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) despite the unconvincing start in the qualifiers.The Eagles are in a precarious position after picking one point in two games against Congo and South Africa, but the duo wants Nigerians not to press [...]

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    Omeruo: We’ll pick the available 12 points

Omeruo: We’ll pick the available 12 points

The Super Eagles is targeting the maximum 12 points at stake in their remaining four qualifiers to guarantee qualification to next year’s AFCON in Morocco, defender Kenneth Omeruo said on Tuesday.The African champions risk missing out of the competition like in 2012 when they failed to qualify under Coach Samson Siasia.They are third in Group A with a point after losing [...]

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    Ahmed, Mo Ibrahim to discuss Africa at Paris summit

Ahmed, Mo Ibrahim to discuss Africa at Paris summit

Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, and renowned African entrepreneur, Mo Ibrahim (pictured), are among a high-powered panel scheduled to discuss new pathways to African growth and development at a summit in Paris, capital of France.The event, tagged 'Africa: The Future is Now', will be organised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) between October 7 and October 8.The programme will [...]

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    Keshi working ‘based on previous arrangement’

Keshi working ‘based on previous arrangement’

Out-of-contract Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi, insists he is focused on managing the Super Eagles in the win-or-bust Africa Cup of Nations double-header against Sudan despite having no contract in place.Talks between Keshi and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over a new contract have been on and off since it expired during the World Cup, but the 52-year-old was brought back [...]

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    Boko Haram: Nigeria’s military ‘finally gets arms’

Boko Haram: Nigeria’s military ‘finally gets arms’

Amid concern over Nigeria's inability to source arms to scale up the war against Boko Haram, minister of finance and co-ordinating minister for the economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says the country has had a breakthrough.Following reports by international human rights groups that the Nigerian military was carrying out extra-judicial killings in the north-east, western countries are said to be stalling [...]

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    Ideye bags first West Brom goal

Ideye bags first West Brom goal

Brown Ideye scored his first goal for West Bromwich Albion in a 3-2 win over Hull City in a Capital One Cup match.Ideye fired the hosts ahead after 15 minutes, tapping home from close range after Steve Harper saved Sebastian Blanco's header.But it proved to be his last contribution of the game as he was substituted for Giorgos Samaras due [...]

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    South Africa’s pro-gay mosque to shut down

South Africa’s pro-gay mosque to shut down

South Africa's first gay-friendly mosque must close because of lack of parking spaces, Cape Town council has ruled.According to a BBC report, the Open Mosque has violated municipal by-laws.The mosque officially opened its doors on Friday despite criticism from members of the local Muslim community.Women are also allowed to lead prayers, contrary to established Islamic practices.But the founder, Taj Hargey, [...]

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    House in rowdy session over $9.3m arms deal

House in rowdy session over $9.3m arms deal

There was tension at the federal house of representatives on Tuesday, as the lawmakers got torn along party lines over the controversial $9.3m smuggled to South Africa for the procurement of arms.The issue had been generating different reactions among Nigerians, particularly because Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), was linked with the aircraft that conveyed [...]

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    S’Africa claims Synagogue death toll now 115

S’Africa claims Synagogue death toll now 115

South Africa has urged the Nigerian government to probe the collapse of the guest house of Synagogue Church of All Nations, claiming the death toll is now 115.Official toll remains 86, with 84 South Africans killed in the September 12 tragedy.South African minister Jeff Radebe was quoted by Reuters on Monday as hailing the efforts of his country's air force [...]

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    Super Eagles slip in latest FIFA ranking

Super Eagles slip in latest FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped four places to 37th in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.Nigeria fell on the ranking, following a poor start to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations this month. The team lost 3-2 to Congo in Calabar before playing out a goalless draw with South Africa in Cape Town.Congo’s victories over Nigeria [...]

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    No Nigerian ref for 9th AWC

No Nigerian ref for 9th AWC

No Nigerian referee will be on duty during the 9th African Women Championship (AWC) finals scheduled for Namibia.In the list of referees released on the website of African Football Confederation (CAF) on Tuesday, 27 referees were listed to officiate in the championship.Twelve centre referees and 15 assistant referees were named to officiate matches at the eight-nation continental championship scheduled to [...]

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    Synagogue collapse: NEMA announces 62 deaths, S’Africa mourns 67 dead citizens

Synagogue collapse: NEMA announces 62 deaths, S’Africa mourns 67 dead citizens

The South African government has revealed that 67 of its citizens lost their lives when a guest house collapsed around 1:50 pm at the headquarters of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Ikotun Egbe, Lagos, on Friday.Lamenting the loss, it said an unspecified number of its citizens also sustained injuries in the incident, which occurred during the construction of [...]

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