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BREAKING: Egypt To Host 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations

Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between June 15 and July 13, Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad announced in Dakar Tuesday. The CAF executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to delays in preparations and concerns over security. DETAILS LATER.

Dakuku Re-elected AMAA Chairman

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has been re-elected the Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA) for another term. Dr. Dakuku who is the incumbent Chairman of the Association was unanimously elected to continue to lead the body by the member states present at the 4th conference of the continental body which recently met at the El-Sharm sheik in Egypt. The Chief Operating Officer and Acting CEO of the South…

Women To Survive Child Birth With New Drug – WHO Reveals

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says a new drug Carbetocin has the potential to save thousands of women’s lives in childbirth annually. WHO said Carbetocin now serves as a new competition with improved benefits to Oxytocin, a standby drug used to prevent potentially-fatal bleeding after childbirth. WHO said excessive bleeding after childbirth still kills around 70,000 mothers a year and currently, Oxytocin is the first-choice medication, but it must be kept cold, unlike the new drug, Carbetocin. The study,…

World Cup: Suarez Fires Uruguay Into Last 16

Uruguay's slender victory over Saudi Arabia ensured that they and host nation Russia reached the last 16 of the World Cup. Luis Suarez scored the only goal at the Rostov Arena, sweeping in from close range on his 100th appearance for La Celeste. It was hard on the Green Falcons, who were knocked out despite a vast improvement from their 5-0 defeat by Russia in the tournament's opening game. However, while they largely eliminated their defensive errors and enjoyed more possession than their opponents, they were made…

2018 W/Cup: Gimenez Late Header Gives Uruguay Vital Win Over Egypt

Uruguay scored a late goal to defeat the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 at the 2018 World Cup, group A game at the Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Russia on Friday. Jose Gimenez headed home in the 89th minute to give the South Americans a vital 3 points ahead of their next game against Saudi Arabia. Sanchez delivered a free kick from the right and 23-year-old Atlético Madrid defender headed into the right hand corner to deny Egypt their first point at the Mundial. Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was declared fit the day…

2018 W/Cup: Cheryshev Hits Brace As Russia Thrash Saudi Arabia

Denis Cheryshev scored a brace as host nation Russia made the perfect start to the tournament with a 5-0 hammering of Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the 2018 World Cup. Yuri Gazinskiy got them off the mark in the tournament at the 12th minute with a fine headed finish from close range before Denis Cheryshev scored the first of his two strikes. Artem Dzyuba came off the bench to find the net when he headed home, after a quite delicious ball from Aleksandr Golovin. In stoppage time Cheryshev scored a beauty…

Libya To Return Bodies Of 20 Beheaded Egyptian Christians

Libya will return to Egypt on Monday, the bodies of 20 Egyptian Christians killed in 2015 by Islamic State in its former Libyan stronghold of Sirte, a Libyan security official said. The bodies were recovered in October after the area where they were buried was recaptured from the jihadist group. The Coptic Christians were beheaded on a beach in February, 2015 wearing orange jumpsuits, according to a video posted by Islamic State. Their bodies will be flown from the western city of Misrata to Egypt, a Libyan official…

2018 W/Cup: Nigeria To Receive $2m Advance

The five African qualified teams for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup will each receive an advance of two million dollars of their prize money from FIFA towards their preparations. The decision comes on the heels of negotiations initiated by CAF President Ahmad with the FIFA administration, leading to the exceptional agreement granted on April 12. This follows a decision by the CAF Emergency Committee on Dec. 1, and ratified by the CAF Executive Committee on Jan. 10. The meeting had agreed on providing exceptional…

Presidency Caught In Another Lie, Buhari Not First African Leader To Be Hosted By Trump

In what seems to a tradition of faux pax and lack of due diligence, the Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, has given life to a tweet that Buhari holds the distinction of becoming the first African president to meet President Donald Trump of the United States at the White House. Tweeting ‏@yunusxonline, Yunus Jnr/PMB, had tweeted: “Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will on April 30 hold the distinction of becoming the first African president to meet US President Donald J. Trump…

OBJ: I Hope Buhari Signs Free Trade Agreement Before It’s Too Late

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, says he hopes President Muhammadu Buhari signs the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement “before it is too late”. The historic free-trade zone agreement was endorsed on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, by 44 African countries in Kigali, Rwanda. Nine other African Union member-countries, including Nigeria and South Africa, have delayed their assent to the treaty. The agreement, the largest in the world since the creation of the World Trade Organisation in 1995, commits…
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