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    August 17, 2021 Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been drawn in Group D alongside multiple champions Egypt for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tagged “Cameroon 2021”. At the draw for the final tournament, held in Yaoundé on Tuesday, the 24 qualified teams were divided into four groups, with Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau in ...
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    Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny have returned another positive test for COVID-19, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said on Wednesday. Salah had previously tested positive for the coronavirus last Friday, on the eve of Egypt’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Togo, while Elneny tested positive three days later. ...
  • Facebook shares soar
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    Facebook on Friday said it has dismantled eight separate networks of fake accounts and pages on its platform that were active in Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Myanmar, Georgia, and Ukraine due to “coordinated inauthentic behaviour”. The social media platform announced it had taken down the new networks as part of its monthly report into ...
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    Mrs Sadiya Salisu, wife of Mas’ud Salisu, a Nigerian patient stranded in Egypt has called for the Federal Government’s intervention to facilitate his return home. Salisu, who travelled to Egypt for medical treatment was stranded due to flight restrictions occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Wife of the patient, Sadiya made the call in an interview ...
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    Nigeria ousted holders and bitter rivals Cameroon from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Saturday and will play quarter final against South Africa who shocked hosts Egypt with a lone goal victory. Nigeria scored twice in three minutes to come from behind and win a thrilling last-16 match 3-2 in Alexandria. Odion Ighalo ...
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    A new world map of abortion laws shows an “overwhelming” trend towards liberalisation, reproductive health experts said on Tuesday, despite a flurry of restrictions passed by U.S. states. But the “wildly unacceptable” U.S. bans could send a dangerous message to other countries, said Katherine Mayall of the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) lobby ...
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    No fewer than 18 countries have registered for the All Africa Senior Badminton Championships holding at the Alfred Diete Spiff Centre, Port Harcourt in Rivers. Francis Orbih, President, Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), announced this in a statement on Thursday. He said that there would be two separate tournaments – the Mixed Team Event holding ...
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        The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has directed all foreign airlines operating at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja to move to the new international terminal on or before March 31. Mr Sani Mahmud, FAAN’s Regional General Manager, North Central, disclosed this on Wednesday, when Emirates Airlines commenced flight operations at the ...
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        The National Basket Ball Association’s, NBA’s first professional basketball league outside of North America will begin in Africa next year, the NBA and the sport’s global governing body announced on Saturday. Basketball Africa League (BAL) will feature 12 club teams from across Africa and will launch next January, the NBA and the International ...
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        FIFA President, Gianni Infantino   FIFA should if possible increase the number of teams for the World Cup in Qatar in 2022 to 48 from 32 teams, the global governing body’s president Gianni Infantino said. Last month, Infantino said a majority of national soccer federations were in favor of expanding the tournament and a ...