Thursday, April 11, 2019

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    South Africa exits recession in just three months

South Africa exits recession in just three months

South Africa, the second biggest economy, has exited one of the shortest recessions on the continent, ahead of the 2019 election.In September, it was reported that the economy fell into a technical recession, after recording two consecutive quarters of negative growth.According to the South African office of statistics, the economy grew by 2.2 percent in the third quarter of 2018.This is [...]

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    Pinnick to Falcons: Retain AWCON title, get $10K each

Pinnick to Falcons: Retain AWCON title, get $10K each

Amaju Pinnick, president of the NFF, says the federation will double the winning bonus of the Super Falcons as a big incentive ahead Saturday’s 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations final against the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in Accra.Pinnick made the pledge when he met with the players and officials at the AH Hotel, Accra on Thursday, as he [...]

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    South Africa raises minimum wage to N91,225 — three times NLC’s demand

South Africa raises minimum wage to N91,225 — three times NLC’s demand

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the national wage bill into law, bringing the national minimum wage to 3,500 Rands or N91,225 per month.As per hourly pay, the Act fixed the country's minimum wage at $1.45 (N527) for every 60 minutes of human labour.The president, who signed the bill into law on Monday, said the law was aimed at [...]

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    AWCON: Bayana Bayana stun Falcons in Ghana

AWCON: Bayana Bayana stun Falcons in Ghana

Super Falcons kick started the 2018 African Women's Cup of Nations on a losing note as late back breaking goal earned victory for Bayana Bayana at the Cape Coast stadium, Ghana, on Sunday.In the 83rd minute, Thembi Katglana lone strike stunned the 8-time African champion in their first-ever AWCON opening match defeat.Asisat Oshoala got cautioned in the 21st minute of the game [...]

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    Super Eagles arrive Asaba after picking 2019 AFCON ticket

Super Eagles arrive Asaba after picking 2019 AFCON ticket

Super Eagles players landed in Asaba, Delta state, at 11:14am on Sunday after picking the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket in the qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa.The team and contingent arrived at the Asaba International airport after a 7 and half hours trip from OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg.The chartered Max Air Boeing B737-300/500 aircraft [...]

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    AFCON: Nigerians cheering Super Eagles ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

AFCON: Nigerians cheering Super Eagles ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

Some Nigerians assembled in front of the Eagles Capitol Park Hotel, Johannesburg, ahead of the 2019 AFCON qualification match of the Super Eagles with Bafana Bafana of South Africa.The game is slated for 2pm Nigerian time.[...]

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    Iheanacho, Iwobi make Rohr’s list for South Africa match

Iheanacho, Iwobi make Rohr’s list for South Africa match

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has named a very strong starting line-up to face Bafana Bafana in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in South Africa.The Super Eagles will adopt the 3-5-2 formation in the Group E encounter this afternoon with captain Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho playing upfront.Rohr had to switch formation following the withdrawals of Odion Ighalo, [...]

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    I’ve never lost in S’Africa, Musa bullish ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

I’ve never lost in S’Africa, Musa bullish ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles stand in captain, says the team will win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The Al Nassr FC player told TheCable that the Eagles are determined to return to AFCON as they last participated in 2013."I have never lost a game in South Africa and I'll never lose by the grace of [...]

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    Ighalo: So sad I won’t play against S’Africa… I’ll be out for four weeks

Ighalo: So sad I won’t play against S’Africa… I’ll be out for four weeks

Odion Ighalo says he will be out for four weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in Changchun Yatai's 2-2 draw in the Chinese Super League on Wednesday.Ighalo said he is sad to miss the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The striker, however, said he has accepted his fate."I pulled my hamstring," Ighalo told TheCable. "I am [...]

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    S’Africa vs Nigeria: Onyekuru named as replacement for injured Ighalo

S’Africa vs Nigeria: Onyekuru named as replacement for injured Ighalo

Gernot Rohr has called up Henry Onyekuru as a replacement for injured Odion Ighalo ahead of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)  disclosed this on its Twitter handle on Thursday.The tweet read: "[email protected] replaces injured @ighalojude for game against South Africa. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong #Afcon2019Q"https://twitter.com/thenff/status/1060375540891312128?s=21Onyekuru returned to action last weekend for his Turkish [...]

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    Akin Adesina: I’m ashamed of Nigeria’s 4,500MW of power

Akin Adesina: I’m ashamed of Nigeria’s 4,500MW of power

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), says it is unacceptable for Nigeria to be delivering 4,500 megawatts of electricity.Speaking on the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum ongoing in Sandton, South Africa, the former minister of agriculture says he is ashamed of the country's power generation."My own perspective in everything that I do is that my philosophy [...]

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    Uzoho suffers fractured rib, ruled out of S’Africa game

Uzoho suffers fractured rib, ruled out of S’Africa game

Francis Uzoho, Super Eagles goalkeeper, has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.Uzoho, who featured in Elche's 5-1 loss to Cadiz on Sunday, fractured his seventh costal arch.According to Elche, Uzoho was ruled out for four weeks after a radiological test was carried out on him at the Tesla clinic in Spain."The player suffers [...]

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    Mikel Agu, Osimhen return to the fold as Rohr names squad for S’Africa clash

Mikel Agu, Osimhen return to the fold as Rohr names squad for S’Africa clash

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has invited 23 players for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match between the Super Eagles and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.The same group of players will prosecute the friendly encounter against the Cranes of Uganda.Former U17 World Cup-winning forward Victor Osimhen returns after a long time out of the team, with another ex-U17 forward [...]

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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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    Shops owned by Nigerians burnt in fresh xenophobic attack in South Africa

Shops owned by Nigerians burnt in fresh xenophobic attack in South Africa

Nine shops belonging to Nigerians based in South Africa were burnt during an attack in Hillbrow, central Johannesburg.NAN quoted Habib Miller, publicity secretary of the Nigerian union in South Africa, as saying the act was carried out by South Africans.Miller said the union had informed the Nigerian mission in the country and was expecting response."Nine Nigerian businesses have been looted [...]

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    South Africa legalises marijuana use

South Africa legalises marijuana use

South Africa’s constitutional court has decriminalised the private use of marijuana.The ruling came after a provincial high court in 2017 held that the use of cannabis in private space should be allowed because laws against it were inconsistent with the country’s constitution.The state appealed to the constitutional court, which upheld the high court’s findings.“It will not be a criminal offence [...]

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