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March 22, 2018 10:33 AM CAFCC: Plateau United Get USM Alger Test; Enyimba, MFM Draw Bidvest Wits, Djoliba

Nigeria Professional Football League champions Plateau United will face Algeria’s USM Alger in the play-off round of the CAF Confederation Cup. The Jos club who were eliminated in the first round of the CAF Champions League by another North African club Etoile du Sahel will host the Algerians in the first leg. Two-time African champions Enyimba have been paired 17

March 20, 2018 12:29 PM Pope blows hot as Nigerian lady tells him Catholics patronise prostitutes

Pope Francis on Monday condemned the use of women across the world for prostitution. He described the situation as “crime against humanity” and asked forgiveness on behalf of Catholic men who patronize prostitutes. The Christian leader said this while leading the Episcopal Ordination at Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. Blessing Okoedion, a 32-year-old 16

March 19, 2018 6:43 PM CNN’s Nima Elbagir keynote speaker at African Women in the Media conference

African Women in the Media, a group organised by Dr Yemisi Akinbobola, is hosting its second annual event, and this year it’s in Ibadan, Nigeria. CNN’s Senior International Correspondent, Nima Elbagir, is set to be the Keynote Speaker of the two-day AWiM18 conference which promises to be the largest gathering of female African content producers from all over the world 16

March 17, 2018 8:10 PM Buhari cancels trip to Rwanda

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his visit to Rwanda for the extraordinary meeting of African Union Heads of State and Government billed to hold in Kigali, Rwanda, Wednesday. The president, Punch reports had been scheduled to depart Nigeria for Kigali on Monday for the signing of the framework agreement for establishing the Continental Free Trade 17

March 17, 2018 11:39 AM WAEC bows to pressure, amends May/June timetable

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has bowed to pressure and amended the part of its 2018 May/June Examination that clashed with the Friday Juma’at prayer. The affected subject is Chemistry 1 and 2, which was originally slated for 2pm to 5pm on Friday, April 20, 2018. The Director of Public Affairs, WAEC Nigeria, Mr Demianus Ojijeogu confirmed 20

March 16, 2018 8:53 AM Ajiboye: Playing In Kano Won’t Affect Plateau United From Defeating Etoile

Plateau United goalkeeper, Dele Ajiboye claims that venue changes from Jos base to the Sani Abacha stadium in Kano would have no effect on the Nigerian representatives from securing a vital win in their CAF Champions League first round, second leg fixture against Tunisian club Etoile du Sahel on Sunday. The Nigerian champions who were defeated in the first 22

March 15, 2018 4:44 PM Lagos govt to shut schools indicted for exam malpractice

The Lagos State Government has reached an agreement with private school proprietors to shut down any school indicted by the West Africa Examination Council, WAEC for examination malpractice. The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Idiat Adebule while meeting with the private school proprietors said that some private schools in the state were serial offenders 22

March 14, 2018 12:20 PM Commonwealth University confers honorary PhD on Nigerian young businessman, Stanley Uzochukwu

The Governing Council of the London Graduate School and Commonwealth University, on Monday conferred an honorary Doctorate Degree on the Chairman/CEO of Stanel Group, Stanley Uzochukwu. The event was witnessed by other awardees and dignitaries from across African continent. These include the founder and chairman of ASKY Airlines and Ecobank Plc, Gervais 23

March 13, 2018 3:13 PM Outburst In Egypt As Journalist Tells Salah To Shave “Terrorist” Beard

An Egyptian journalist Salah Montaser is at the currently making waves on social media after his “suggestion” that national team star Mohamed Salah should have his beards shaved making him look like a “terrorist” was roundly condemned across the North African country. Montaser, a columnist with the state-run newspaper Al-Ahram, said Salah should shave 22

March 13, 2018 12:32 PM Why I Omitted Alampasu, Ajiboye From The Friendlies-Rohr

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr claims that it was a ‘logical’ decision to have left Dele Ajiboye out of his current Super Eagles squad despite his heroics during the African Nations Championship. Goalkeeping remains a top challenge for the national side following the retirement of Vincent Enyeama and Carl Ikeme’s leukaemia diagnosis. However, despite showcasing 24