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  • February 20, 2024

Nigerians protest over high cost of living

With placards reading ‘end bad government now’ and ‘end hunger’, residents of one of Nigeria’s largest cities took to the streets on Monday (Feb.19). Large crowds marched through the centre of …

Lion kills zookeeper at Nigeria’s Obafemi Awolowo University

A zookeeper at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Nigeria has lost his life in a fatal encounter with one of the lions under his care. Olabode Olawuyi, who had been …

Business:Nigeria Naira drops further on official and unofficial markets to hit record lows

Nigeria’s currency naira on Monday fell to record lows on both the official and unofficial markets on while stocks posted their biggest one-day fall in more than a year. The latest …

Sports:Messi wins record-extending 8th Ballon d’Or, Bonmati takes women’s award

Lionel Messi and Aitana Bonmati were crowned the men’s and women’s 2023 Ballon d’Or winners at a ceremony in Paris on Tuesday. Both players played pivotal roles in their respective countries …

Sports:Bayern Munich suspend its Senegalese star Sadio Mane for punching team-mate

Bayern striker Sadio Mané will be absent from the Munich squad for the Bundesliga match against Hoffenheim on Saturday (3:30 p.m.), due to a heated argument with Leroy Sané on Tuesday …

Sports:Morocco threatens to boycott African Nations Championship in Algeria

Fresh from a sensational performance in the World Cup, Morocco’s national football team is now threatening to boycott the African Nations Championship next month in Algeria. In a letter written to …

Sports:FIFA lifts suspension of Kenya Football Association

FIFA has lifted the suspension on the Kenya Football Federation (FKF) following the local government’s decision to reinstate the body after it was dissolved over suspicions of corruption, the sports minister …

Sports:Qatar loses 3-1 to Senegal as host nearing World Cup exit

Senegal sent host Qatar to another loss at the World Cup on Friday, winning 3-1 after a defensive error gifted the African champion the lead. Striker Boulaye Dia drilled in that …

South Africa to host 2027 Women’s World Cup

South Africa, which hosted the men’s World Cup in 2010, intends to bid to host the 2027 women’s edition, the South African Football Association (SAFA) announced Tuesday. “We would love to …

Sports: Man United thrash Liverpool 4-0

Manchester United’s new coach Erik Ten Hag’s first game in charge was a resounding 4-0 win over Liverpool on Tuesday in Bangkok, which made up for the absence of superstar Cristiano …

African football associations await FIFA decisions World Cup qualifiers

Following the second leg matches of the World Cup qualifiers, Algerian and Egyptian football federations had referred their case to FIFA. The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) said Tuesday, the appeal it …

AFCON: Tunisia clashes with Mali

Gambian players held their final drills on Tuesday ahead of their encounter with Mauritania. Gambia are playing their first-ever AFCON finals and will be looking for a bright start. After a …

AFCON: Algeria held in check by Sierra Leone (0-0) draw

Algeria, the reigning African champion, was held in check on Tuesday by Sierra Leone, in the first match of Group E in the African Cup of Nations. It was the first …