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December 11, 2018 12:24 PM 2019 AFCON: CAF sets date to decide new hosts after stripping Cameroon of right

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, executive committee has disclosed that they will hold a meeting on January 9 to choose new hosts for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, after stripping Cameroon of hosting right, CSN reports. The continental body stripped Cameroon of the hosting right because of concerns about the country’s security and infrastructure 17

December 3, 2018 1:40 PM 2019 AFCON: CAF reveals country to host tournament after stripping Cameroon of right

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has asked South Africa to step in as hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, after stripping Cameroon of hosting right. According to Kick-off, Danny Jordaan, the President of South African Football Association, SAFA, disclosed this at the association’s Annual General Meeting on Sunday. Jordaan said CAF stripped 20

November 30, 2018 8:50 PM AFCON 2019: CAF strips Cameroon of hosting rights

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has stripped Cameroon of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosting rights, because of concerns about the country’s security and infrastructure. According to a statement on CAF’s website, the decision was taken at Friday’s Exceptional General Meeting in Accra. The confederation’s executive committee has now opted 20

November 30, 2018 5:09 PM Ahmed Musa, Aubameyang, Iwobi nominated for 2018 CAF Awards

Super Eagles trio of Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi have been nominated for the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) African Player of the Year Awards. Wilfred Ndidi has also been nominated in the Youth Player of the Year category. Super Falcons quartet of Asisat Oshoala, Franscisca Ordega, Desire Oparanozie and Onome Ebi have also been nominated 24

November 27, 2018 3:29 PM South African Ramaphosa signs N126,000 minimum wage bill into law

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the national minimum wage bill. The development came at a time Nigerian workers are yet to get total commitment to N30,000 from federal and state governments. Reuters reports that Ramaphosa’s office said on Monday that the signing was part of efforts by the government to tackle wage inequality 22

November 27, 2018 9:10 AM Sultan reveals strategies for peaceful co-existence between Christians, Muslims in Nigeria

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has given an insight into strategies that will ensure peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims across Nigeria. This was as he urged teachers of Islamic Studies to devise strategies on how to ensure peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Christians. Speaking at the International Conference 22

November 23, 2018 7:12 AM 2019: Obasanjo speaks on meeting Osinbajo behind closed door

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted to reports in the media that he held a meeting with Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo at his Ota Farm, Ogun State, on Wednesday. Reports circulated during the week of a meeting between Obasanjo, Osinbajo, and the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. But in a statement signed by his media aide, Kehinde 27

November 22, 2018 6:28 AM AWCON 2018: Super Falcons of Nigeria trash Zambia 4-0

Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Wednesday pummeled the Shepolopolo of Zambia 4-0 at Cape Coast in Ghana at the 11th African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON). The reigning champions, who lost their opening match on Sunday, bounced back into contention with an emphatic win. Desire Oparanozie scored the opening goal, while Francesca Ordega added the second goal minutes 23

November 21, 2018 5:42 AM 2019: Goodluck Jonathan speaks on vote buying, advises INEC

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday in Abuja, expressed concern over increased cases of vote buying in Nigeria, ahead of the 2019 general elections. Jonathan said that vote buying was gradually replacing other forms of electoral malpractice and had become scandalous and placed the country in bad light. The former President expressed his concern 20

November 19, 2018 6:29 AM AFCON 2019: All countries that have qualified so far

Riyad Mahrez’s brace ensured that Algeria qualified for next year’s tournament on Sunday. Mahrez scored twice in the opening half hour as Algeria raced into a three-goal lead away against Togo, before eventually winning 4-1 to seal top place in Group D. Mauritania qualified for the first time from Group I, as they came from a goal down to beat Botswana 23