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May 9, 2018 4:16 PM FIFA overlooks Nigerian referees again

No Nigerian referee will take charge of a match at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France. In a statement released on Wednesday, FIFA Referees Committee confirmed 15 referees and 30 assistants, have been shortlisted for the tournament. Only two referees and four assistant referees from Africa make the cut. The referees are Lidya Tafesse Abebe 25

May 1, 2018 2:52 PM 2018 World Cup: Nigeria won’t qualify from group stage – Gudjohnsen

Former Chelsea and Barcelona forward, Eidur Gudjohnsen has ruled out any possibility of the Super Eagles of Nigeria qualifying for the knockout stage of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. Gudjohnsen’s country, Iceland is pitched in Group D alongside Nigeria, Argentina and Croatia. He told Supersports, “Nigeria is a big question mark for us. We don’t know much about 24

May 1, 2018 6:01 AM 2018 World Cup: FIFA to pay Super Eagles over N700million before tournament

FIFA will give Nigeria and four other African football federations a $2million advance each on World Cup prize money, to pay player bonuses before the tournament in Russia. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) says the agreement for Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia will help “settle beforehand the question of bonuses.” The 32 federations 26

April 28, 2018 6:12 AM Police arrest suspected operator of fake WAEC centre

The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested a 48-year-old man suspected to be the operator of a fake West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) examination centre in Igbogbo, Ikorodu. The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Edgal Imohimi, said the suspect was arrested on April 25 following a complaint by a senior member of staff of WAEC office, Ogba. “The complaint 49

April 26, 2018 12:34 PM In 2016 There Was 1.5 Million Increase In Malaria Cases In Rwanda, Nigeria- UNICEF

To mark World Malaria Day, UNICEF has tasked Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan African countries on the increasing cases of malaria in these countries. UNICEF revealed that Rwanda and Nigeria saw an increase of over 1.5 million cases of malaria in 2016. The UN agency said: “Four out of five malaria deaths occur in one of 15 countries, most of them in Sub-Saharan 22

April 23, 2018 3:15 PM Ghana’s ex-leader, Jerry Rawlings denies supporting Buhari’s comment on Nigerian youths

The last is yet to be heard of President Muhammadu Buhari’s much-criticized comment on Nigerian youths in London as a former president of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings, has distanced himself from the controversial statement about Nigerian youths’ purported sense of entitlement. The ex-Ghanaian strong man, who spoke in reaction to some trending tweets accusing 24

April 22, 2018 1:15 PM FG Secures $300m for Malaria Elimination

The Federal Government has committed to secure US$300 million from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank to eliminate malaria in the country. This is contained in a statement issued by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) on the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 just ended in London. The government said in the statement 24

April 21, 2018 11:39 AM Biafra: Military has turned Nnamdi Kanu, parents into ghosts – Family

Family of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has expressed anger and worry over the conflicting reports concerning his whereabouts. The family, speaking through Prince Emmanuel Kanu, called on the military to tell them where their parents and son, Nnamdi are. Ever since soldiers invaded the house of the Kanus late last year, both the IPOB leader 23

April 18, 2018 4:33 PM Ghanian Lawmakers Witness Mace Theft Drama At Senate Plenary

Lawmakers from Ghana were on a visit to the National Assembly on Wednesday when the hoodlums invaded the Senate chamber and stole the mace. The Ghanaians, who were also as confused as the Nigerians scampering to safety, watched in amazement. They entered the House and sat at the gallery to observe proceedings as members debated the invasion 32

April 17, 2018 2:28 AM Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria

Nigeria and other African countries should heed the timely advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and strive to achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for their citizens. The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, had at an event marking this year’s World Health Day and the 70th anniversary of the WHO in Nigeria tasked 28