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Leicester City’s Daka: I carry the hopes of 18 million Zambians
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Leicester City’s Daka: I carry the hopes of 18 million Zambians

The 23-year-old is enjoying his great start to life at the King Power Stadium and he discusses the support he is getting back in Africa Leicester City striker Patson Daka has stated he carries the hopes of the whole of Zambia on his shoulders in the Premier League. Daka who joined the Foxes from RB Salzburg in June, became the first Zambian player to score in the English top-flight after he opened his goal account against Manchester United on October 16. His exploits in England have not gone unnoticed, with messages of support from the people and even Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema.  
Nigerians are most Miserable in Africa – Jerry Gana
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Nigerians are most Miserable in Africa – Jerry Gana

Former minister of information and former presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Jerry Gana has stated that Nigerians are the most miserable in Africa as nothing is working in the country. Speaking on Saturday August 21 at a retreat organised by the Kogi Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Renaissance Group in Abuja, Gana averred that majority of those suffering are youths. He said youths have become “jobless, frustrated and hopeless” as a result of the harsh economic policies of the current administration. Maintaining that nowhere is safe in the country including the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina state, the former Minister claimed that PDP “is the only hope now for the Federal Republic of  Nigerian to return back to sanity”. He said; “...
Africa is Proof that Prayer Doesn’t Work – Nigerian man Sparks controversy
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Africa is Proof that Prayer Doesn’t Work – Nigerian man Sparks controversy

A Nigerian man has sparked a controversial debate online with an assertion concerning the effect of fervent prayers in Africa. The guy known as Ogbeni Damola is of the opinion that the underdevelopment and corruption that is consuming many African nations, is proof enough that prayers don’t work. He stated this on Twitter, writing; ”Africa is a proof that prayer doesn’t work” Damola’s post evoked a series of reactions from religious fanatics, atheists and many others who shared their thoughts on the matter. See the post: Reacting, @BoneKnightmare; The Bible spells out a 400 year curse that ended in 2019 so something is working apparently. All of this stuff was written exactly the way it was plotted out. A lost tribe? Check. 400 year curse? Check. People moved to a foreig...
Tokyo Olympics: Africa’s Hopes of Gold Medal in Football Ends
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Tokyo Olympics: Africa’s Hopes of Gold Medal in Football Ends

  Africa will not win the gold medal at this year’s Olympics. This follows the exit of the continent’s last two teams left. Egypt and Ivory Coast were both eliminated at the quarter-final stage on Saturday. South Africa and Zambia’s women had already been sent packing in the group stage, before the Pharaohs and the Petits Elephants were dumped out by Brazil and Spain respectively in their last Eight fixtures. This means for only the third time since 1988, Africa will not have a team finishing in the medal positions. Nigeria (1996) and Cameroon (2000) won back-to-back gold medals in the men’s football event.
Africa’s greatest teams #2: SC Zamalek
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Africa’s greatest teams #2: SC Zamalek

The penultimate episode in Goal's series to celebrate the continent's finest Caf Champions League winners, we remember the White Knights Coming in second in our rankings of Africa's greatest teams are SC Zamalek, and their sublime side at the turn of the century who - for a time at least - were Africa's most successful club side in the continent's premier competition. SC Zamalek entered the 1996 edition of the African Cup of Champions Clubs with what is known by the club’s fans as the ‘Dream Team’, composed of the likes of Khaled Ghandour, Hazem Emam, Ismail Youssef or Medhat Abdelhadi.
Buhari hails Pakistan over military cooperation
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Buhari hails Pakistan over military cooperation

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Islamic Republic of Pakistan remained faithful and consistent in assisting Nigeria, particularly in the training of members of the armed forces. This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. Adesina said the President spoke Friday at State House, Abuja, while receiving General Nadeem Raza, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of the Islamic Republic. “We greatly appreciate your help in terms of training members of our armed forces, officers and men. Some of my colleagues trained in your country, and you have remained consistent in assisting us. We benefit a lot from Pakistani, and we are grateful.” General Raza said Nigeria was the most important country in Afri...
I had body esteem issues as a child –Juliet Ibrahim
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I had body esteem issues as a child –Juliet Ibrahim

In an interview with Saturday Beats, she said, “In my book, I spoke about the many struggles I have gone through. From Liberia to Lebanon, Ivory Coast, and Ghana, I survived the upheaval of wars across countries, being torn away from my family and losing memories. However, that is only the beginning of my story. I was a child with body-esteem issues, a teenager dealing with abuse in silence, a young woman making mistakes in love, and an adult finding cause to celebrate life. This is to make others aware and to correct the misconception about celebrities having it all. Celebrities also break down. They have emotions and sometimes, they might not have it all. The aim of my book was to empower every girl child that no matter their background, they can rise above it with hard work and determin...
“We need to fix Africa” Comedian, Michael Blackson laments about the situation in Africa
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“We need to fix Africa” Comedian, Michael Blackson laments about the situation in Africa

Comedian, Michael Blackson took to Instagram to lament about the state of Africa, particularly the cost of living. The American actor, who is originally from Ghana, said that too many things are wrong in Africa and we all need to come together to fix it. He said the average income in Ghana is so low, yet houses in Ghana cost more than houses in Atlanta. He added that there are no middle class in Africa, only the rich and poor. He also complained about how African leaders go into leadership positions and become rich. He said the richest people in Africa are those in government but this isn't the case in America. He went on to say that something needs to be done about Africa to make life better for the average man. Read his tweets below from the bottom to the top. ...
I am not Poor – Ex-Arsenal Defender, Emmanuel Eboue
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I am not Poor – Ex-Arsenal Defender, Emmanuel Eboue

  Former Arsenal defender, Emmanuel Eboue, has dismissed talk of suffering in poverty after his divorce. In 2017, the Ivorian was involved in a legal battle with former wife, Aurelie. It ended up with him giving up some of his assets. The UK Mirror then quoted him as saying he was poor and homeless. However, Eboue has now come out to state he may have been misunderstood. “When [people] say Emmanuel Eboue lost everything, it’s not nice. “Because I had a divorce [case] and they [court] said my wife won, they gave her all my properties – my two houses, money and the cars that I had in England. “I wasn’t worried about it because I expected that she was going to use it to take care of my children. “When they [court] said that, I was very disappointed… To be h...
Shehu Sani Faults Buhari’s Request To Relocate AFRICOM HQs To Africa
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Shehu Sani Faults Buhari’s Request To Relocate AFRICOM HQs To Africa

Over Six decades since Independence, African countries should purposefully work together to confront & address their security challenges,while honorably seeking foreign technical assistance. The call for the US to relocate its @USAfricaCommand HQ to Africa is unconscionable. Once the US relocates their HQ to Africa, Russia, China, Iran, Saudia, Israel and co would follow suit with establishing their Commands HQs, and then Africa will be militarily Balkanized; then we either become like Korea or like Syria. The President call for World powers military HQ on African Soil is an open invitation for recolonization of Africa. Its easier to tell and get them to come and when they come,it’s impossible to tell and get them to go out. Senator Shehu Sani
Insecurity: Buhari Seeks US Assistance, Warns Of Spill Over To Other Countries
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Insecurity: Buhari Seeks US Assistance, Warns Of Spill Over To Other Countries

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday stressed the need for the support of the United States and other “important and strategic partners” in combating the security challenges facing Nigeria. He said the support was necessary because the consequences of insecurity in Nigeria would affect all nations. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President made the call during a virtual meeting with the US Secretary of State, Mr Anthony Blinken. The statement was titled, ‘Security: President Buhari asks US to relocate headquarters of AFRICOM to Africa, warns of likely spillovers’. Recall that Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, had while lamenting the nation’s security situation on Saturday, called on the Pr...
US Secretary Of State, Antony Blinken To Meet With Buhari Over Security, Economy
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US Secretary Of State, Antony Blinken To Meet With Buhari Over Security, Economy

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is billed to conduct his first virtual trip to Africa from tomorrow; he will meet Presidents Kenyatta and Buhari of Kenya and Nigeria respectively, amongst other groups. He is also expected to meet with Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama where issues of lasting security, economic diversification and shared relationshipa will be discussed. Secretary Blinken’s Virtual Travel to Africa PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON APRIL 26, 2021 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will embark tomorrow, April 27, on his first virtual trip to Africa, where he will visit Kenya and Nigeria and engage with young people from across the continent. Secretary Blinken will begin his virtual travel to Africa meeting wi...
Twitter Chooses Ghana As Its Headquarters For Africa Operations
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Twitter Chooses Ghana As Its Headquarters For Africa Operations

The co-founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey in a tweet announced the company’s presence on the continent. He said: Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo. In his response, Nana Akufo-Addo revealed that he held a virtual meeting with Jack on April 7, 2021. He further revealed that Twitter’s Africa operations will have its Headquarters in Ghana. The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is EXCELLENT news. Gov’t and Ghanaians welcome very much this announcement and the confidence reposed in our country. As I indicated to @Jack in our virtual meeting of 7th April 2021, this is the start of a beautiful partnership between Twitter and Ghana, which is critical for the dev’t of Ghana’s hugely important tech sector. These a...
Anele Mdoda slams African leaders for travelling overseas to get medical treatment
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Anele Mdoda slams African leaders for travelling overseas to get medical treatment

South African radio presenter Anele Mdoda has taken to social media to call out African leaders who leave the continent for medical treatment. It was announced this week that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will be travelling to London for a routine medical check-up. Since he was sworn in 2015, the president has visited the UK on various trips to treat an undisclosed illness. It sparked a debate on social media about leaders getting medical treatment outside their country. Anele weighed in, claiming it was a sign that they were failing as leaders. “Nothing upsets me more than African leaders who fly to the UK for medical. It means you are failing, sir!” tweeted Anele. Anele's stans chimed in, throwing in their own 2c worth on the matter. Nothing upsets me more tha...
Johnson & Johnson To Boost Africa’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout With 400m Doses
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Johnson & Johnson To Boost Africa’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout With 400m Doses

AFRICA’S COVID-19 vaccination programme got a boost as pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, J&J, announced it will supply up to 400 million doses of its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine to the African Union. The supplies will help Africa reach its target of vaccinating at least 60 percent of the population, to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The African Vaccine Acquisition Trust Team, AVATT, has already signed an agreement with Johnson & Johnson for the delivery of the vaccine doses. The agreement entails that 55 member states of the AU will take delivery, from the beginning of the third quarter of 2021, up to 200 million doses of the vaccine. Additional 180 million doses will be made available in 2022, making it a combined total of up to 400 million doses of ...
‘Coming 2 America’ is ‘African excellence’ on a grand scale – Wesley Snipes
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‘Coming 2 America’ is ‘African excellence’ on a grand scale – Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes auditioned for a role in the original Coming to America, but didn't make the cut. The veteran star jokes: "It made me feel extremely disappointed. I wanted to quit the business and re-evaluate my purpose for living." Those feelings were made worse when he saw the film on its release in 1988. "It was magical and the imagery was magical and it was a cast of actors I'd long admired." Since then he's worked with director Craig Brewer and star Eddie Murphy on the 2019 film Dolemite is my Name. Now he's back with them for his role as the comic villain General Izzy in Coming 2 America. He had a lot of fun making the new film and hopes that it will show audiences around the world how long it's been since we've seen that scale of "African excellence". "It's Afro-futuri...
Nigeria Accounts For $10bn Illicit Financial Flows From Africa – ICPC
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Nigeria Accounts For $10bn Illicit Financial Flows From Africa – ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has said that Nigeria accounts for about $10 billion that Africa loses to illicit financial flows (IFFs). This account for 20 per cent of the estimated $50 billion loss the continent suffers. Chairman of the ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, made the disclosure in his welcome remarks at a physical and virtual zoom meeting, organised to review the report on IFFs in relation to tax. Owasanoye’s revelation was contained in a statement by the commission’s spokesperson, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua. “The African Union Illicit Financial Flow Report estimated that Africa is losing nearly $50 billion through profit shifting by multinational corporations and about 20 percent of this figure is from Nigeria alone”, the ICPC boss ...
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2023: My Presidential Ambition Is Speculative ― Goodluck Jonathan

FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan, Friday, said his intention to contest 2023 presidential election was speculative and pledged to continue to serve God, humanity, Africa and the world to the best of his ability and with all sense of commitment and sincerity. He called for synergy among President Muhammadu Buhari, Governors, Security Chiefs and other stakeholders, insisting that such would de-escalate tension occasioned by the challenge of insecurity in the country. Jonathan who stated this when he led a delegation of politicians from Bayelsa on a condolence visit to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at Government House, Asaba, over the recent demise of his father, Sir Okorie Okowa, said it was unfortunate that school children and many Nigerians were being kidnapped for ransom by bandits...
Biden Snubs Buhari In First Calls To Africa
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Biden Snubs Buhari In First Calls To Africa

U.S. President Joe Biden made his first call to an African leader last week, apparently choosing not to speak to Nigeria’s President Buhari, an omission experts say reflects not only America’s diplomatic priorities but Nigeria’s estimation at a time the continent’s largest democracy faces staggering domestic problems. Mr Biden reached out to Africa Thursday after more than a month in office and a flurry of phone calls to American allies around the world. He spoke to President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, while Vice President Kamala Harris spoke to President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday. Mr Biden had earlier spoken to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa in November 2020, days after his election. The obvious sidestepping of Nigeria, long se...
Cristiano Ronaldo Launches A Five Star Hotel In Africa
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Cristiano Ronaldo Launches A Five Star Hotel In Africa

The Portuguese footballer and the current Juventus forward has made a fortune out of football and is now expanding and investing his earnings through other economic spectrums. The 36 years old Ronaldo was declared one of the billionaires by forbes 2020 statistics. Pestana holdings, which is owned by the former real Madrid and Manchester United forward was due to expand their popular estate business to African continent, the move was suppose to take place in 2020 but was delayed by the covid19. Apparently Pestana is reported to have established their first hotel in the capital Marrakech Morocco,The 130 roomed masterpiece in the minara gardens cost the footballer almost 1.7 billions. Pestana is reported to be owning a lodge in one of the biggest nature reserve in south african...
Biden May Attend Next AU Summit, Pledges Support For Africa
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Biden May Attend Next AU Summit, Pledges Support For Africa

President Joe Biden of the United States of America has assured the African union of cooperation and expressed hope that he would physically attend the next AU summit. According to him, the United States was eager to re-engage with the African Union to better support the people of Africa in everything from battling the COVID-19 pandemic to working with the AU to address conflicts that are costing lives across the continent. President Joe Biden made the promise yesterday in his virtual remarks on the occasion of the 34th African Union Summit where he craved attendance in subsequent meeting. The President said the United States would engage in sustained diplomacy, in collaborate with the AU, to address conflicts that are causing deaths across Africa. He said, “This past year ...
Nigeria: 2nd Most Corrupt Country In West Africa Under Buhari – Transparency Int
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Nigeria: 2nd Most Corrupt Country In West Africa Under Buhari – Transparency Int

Nigeria has dropped to 149 on Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perception Index, the worst ranking received by Africa’s largest country in recent time. Nigeria also scored 25 out of a possible 100 points. In the last TI rating in 2019, Nigeria was ranked 146th out of the 180 countries surveyed, scoring 26 points out of a possible 100. On a scale of zero to 100 in TI’s rating, zero means “Highly Corrupt,” while 100 stands for “Very Clean”. This means that Nigeria is two steps worse off than she was in 2018 when she scored 27 points to place 144th out of 180 countries. The summation is simply that corruption in the country has worsened. According to the latest ranking, Nigeria is now the second most corrupt country in West Africa with Guinea-Bissau the only country m...
NPFL Ranked 77th In Global Ranking And 10th In Africa
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NPFL Ranked 77th In Global Ranking And 10th In Africa

The Nigerian Professional Football League has been ranked the 77th best league in the world for the year 2020, according to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics. The NPFL, which had been ranked 57th in 2019, dropped 20 places in the latest ranking by IFFHS with a point accumulation of 165,5 points. The Nigerian league was also ranked as the 10th best league in Africa by the website, which chronicles the history and records of association football annually. They are behind Egypt (15), Morocco (33), Tunisia (36), South Africa (57), Congo DR (60), Zambia (65), Sudan (69), Tanzania (71) and Algeria (76) in Africa and are only ahead of Kosovo, Angola and Bosnia Herzegovina in the world ranking. The Italian Serie A tops the list, with the English Prem...
Africa Is The World’s Next Business Frontier, Says AFDB’s Akinwumi Adesina
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Africa Is The World’s Next Business Frontier, Says AFDB’s Akinwumi Adesina

African Development Bank President Akinwumi A. Adesina said on Wednesday that Africa remained fertile ground for investment, but much hinged on the continent’s ability to boost its healthcare sector. Adesina spoke during the Africa Investment Conference, a virtual one-day event organized by the UK Department for International Trade, which brought together the UK and African business and government leaders to discuss investment and partnership opportunities. Four sectors were under the spotlight: sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, financial and professional services, and agriculture and agri-tech. As part of the conference, Emma Wade-Smith, Her Majesty’s UK Trade Commissioner for Africa, joined Adesina in a fireside chat on the theme “Building back better – utilizing UK p...
Nigerian Poet, Godspower Oshodin & Music Producer, Vstix Make History In Africa To Produce ‘A Poet Who Died by His Poem’
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Nigerian Poet, Godspower Oshodin & Music Producer, Vstix Make History In Africa To Produce ‘A Poet Who Died by His Poem’

History was made at Media City, Dubai on Friday, January 20, when a deal to produce a first-of-its-kind in Africa Poetry Album 'A Poet Who Died by His Poem' deal was inked by Award Winning Dubai based Nigerian journalist, Author and Poet Godspower Oshodin and Music Producer Vstix for London Based Label Evision Music Group, conveniently called EMG. A Poet Who Died by His Poem is a complication of sensational poems written by Oshodin and it is due for release on Amazon and other global platforms this January. This acclaimed body of work contains themes that span several topical issues that affect the author's country home, Nigeria, and by extension Africa, as well as ingots on global governance. Other themes touched by this work are Love, Romance, Betrayal, Death and Love for Co...
Angels Are Coming From Africa – Paula White, Trump’s Spiritual Adviser Prays
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Angels Are Coming From Africa – Paula White, Trump’s Spiritual Adviser Prays

A video of presidential spiritual advisor Paula White leading an impassioned prayer service in an effort to secure Trump's reelection, went viral. The US Presidential Elections is still underway, even after over 24 hours of counting votes. At the time of writing this article, Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden is in the lead. Biden has expressed confidence that he will win the election and has enough states in the bag to reach the magic number of 270 electoral votes. His statement came as he was projected to win the critical battleground states of Michigan and Wisconsin, taking his tally to 253. He also holds narrow leads in swing states of Nevada and Arizona, while President Donald Trump leads in Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina. Bringing out all guns, T...
Super Eagles Are The Second Most Valuable Team In Africa
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Super Eagles Are The Second Most Valuable Team In Africa

    The Super Eagles of Nigeria have retained their status as the second most valuable national team on the continent of Africa with a valuation of €230.68million. The 2019 AFCON bronze winners have also been ranked among the 100 Most Valuable National Teams in the world with Gernot Rohr’s side making the top 21 positions. The Super Eagles are the second most valuable team in Africa behind the Teranga Lions of Senegal, who occupies the number one position. Senegal is in the 12th spot on the global stage with a valuation of €344.43m. Behind Nigeria is Morocco (third in Africa and 23rd in the world) with a valuation of €189.83m. Meanwhile, The Three Lions of England are still rated as the Most Valuable National Team in the world with a stunning market value of ...
Stripe Acquires Nigeria’s Paystack For $200 Million To Expand Into Africa
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Stripe Acquires Nigeria’s Paystack For $200 Million To Expand Into Africa

When Stripe announced earlier this year that it had picked up another $600 million in funding, it said one big reason for the funding was to expand its API-based payments services into more geographies. Today the company is coming good on that plan in the form of some M&A. Stripe is acquiring Paystack, a startup out of Lagos, Nigeria that, like Stripe, provides a quick way to integrate payments services into an online or offline transaction by way of an API. (We and others have referred to it in the past as “the Stripe of Africa.”) Paystack currently has around 60,000 customers, including small businesses, larger corporates, fintechs, educational institutions, and online betting companies, and the plan will be for it to continue operating independently, the companies said. ...
Global coronavirus infections hit 35 million; Africa records over 1.5 million
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Global coronavirus infections hit 35 million; Africa records over 1.5 million

The number of coronavirus cases reported worldwide passed 35 million in the early hours of Sunday, data from worldometers.info has revealed. This is just as the total infections in Africa crossed 1.5 million, indicating a gradual increase in cases on the continent once perceived as a safe haven for the virus. The official number of global coronavirus cases is now at least five times the number of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to World Health Organization data. The figure has more than doubled in about two months after reaching 15 million on July 22. COVID-19, the potentially dangerous pneumonia-like disease caused by the coronavirus and said to have emanated from a local Wuhan market and spread to over 200 countries, has also claimed more than a mi...
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Erica Has United Africa More Than African Union – Journalist, Dele Momodu Says

Journalist, Dele Momodu, is of the opinion that disqualified BBNaija lockdown housemate, Erica Nlewedim, has united Africa more than the African Union has done in many years. He shared his opinion on his IG page today September 24. ''A toast to AFRICAN UNITY... @ericanlewedim has reunited AFRICA in few weeks more than the AFRICAN UNION in many years...'' his post read   Momodu gave some clarification to his assertion when a follower who is also a fan of Erica inquired how she has united Africa. See their exchange below
Nigeria Move To 3rd In Africa And 29th In The World In Latest FIFA Ranking
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Nigeria Move To 3rd In Africa And 29th In The World In Latest FIFA Ranking

Nigeria’s Super Eagles climbed up from 31st position to 29th in the latest FIFA ranking published by the world football governing body on Thursday, September 17. This progress will come as a famous one for the three-time African champions in advance of their double friendly games coming up in October this year. In the new ranking, Nigeria lodging third position in Africa behind Tunisia and AFCON 2019 runners-up Senegal who are filling first. Senegal beaten in the final of the 2019 African Cup of Nations held in Egypt by Algeria who are occupying fourth on the latest FIFA ranking. Nigeria on the other hand defeated Tunisia to win bronze medal at the 2019 AFCON after losing against Algeria in the semifinal. Morocco are occupying fifth position in Africa on the latest FIFA ...
Petrol Price In Nigeria Is One Of The Cheapest In Africa – Lai Mohammed
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Petrol Price In Nigeria Is One Of The Cheapest In Africa – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government on Monday said despite the recent increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit to N162 per litre, the price of the commodity in Nigeria remained among the cheapest in Africa. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this at a press conference in Abuja. Mohammed was joined at the briefing by the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman; and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva. The minister said, “In spite of the recent increase in the price of fuel to N162 per litre, petrol prices in Nigeria remain the lowest in the West/Central African sub-regions. “Below is a comparative analysis of petrol prices in the sub-regions (naira equivalent per litre): Nigeria -N162 per litre; Ghana -N332 per litre; Benin -N359 per litre; Togo ...
“I look forward to the day when Nigeria and Africa become places where hardwork and merit are rewarded” – Nigerian-born Kayce Madu appointed Justice Minister in Canada writes
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“I look forward to the day when Nigeria and Africa become places where hardwork and merit are rewarded” – Nigerian-born Kayce Madu appointed Justice Minister in Canada writes

Kaycee Madu, the Nigerian-born Canadian appointed Justice Minister and Solicitor General of Alberta, has thanked Nigerians for their goodwill messages following his appointment.   The 47-year-old who was born and raised in South-east Nigeria acknowledged the support from Nigerians and he made known his wishes for Nigeria and Afica.   He wrote: "Thank you for all the support and prayers coming from Nigeria and Nigerians in the Diaspora. I look forward to the day when Nigeria and Africa become places where hard work and merit are rewarded. Chukwu Gozie! #ableg #cdnpoli"  
COVID-19: Nigeria Among Top list as Ghana Overtakes Algeria
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COVID-19: Nigeria Among Top list as Ghana Overtakes Algeria

The World Health Organization (WHO) regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has said that the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen to over 240,000 in the past 24 hours. WHO also said that more than 109,000 people have recovered from the virus across 54 countries in Africa. The UN health agency gave the update via its official Twitter handle on Monday morning. According to the tweet, COVID-19 has killed more than 6,400 people as of today. “Over 240,000 confirmed #COVID19 cases on the African continent – with more than 109,900 recoveries and 6,400 deaths,” WHO tweeted. The WHO African region COVID-19 dashboard showed that Ghana is now ahead of Algeria with 11, 422 reported cases, fourth highest in Africa, while the No...
Kagame Reportedly Orders The Deportation Of 18 Chinese Nationals, Says “You Can’t Eat From Africa And Disrespect Us”
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Kagame Reportedly Orders The Deportation Of 18 Chinese Nationals, Says “You Can’t Eat From Africa And Disrespect Us”

One of the most revered Presidents in Africa, Paul Kagame of Rwandan has been trending currently on social media for what many refer to as an act of a good leader. Reports have it that, President Paul Kagame have ordered the deportation of eighteen(18) Chinese Nationals from the country last week Wednesday. The deportees were accused of violations of the laws of the country through the consistent abuse of the rights of citizens of Rwanda by making them “work abnormal hours like slaves” and also grabbing farmlands from indigenes. The reports further stated that, the deportees have been banned from ever traveling to Rwanda. ‘‘I am deporting those 18 Chinese back to their country and never returning back! Rwandese must enjoy their rights in their country”..[…] Let this be a lesson ...
UNILAG Ranked 3rd Most Productive School In Africa In Educating Entrepreneurs
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UNILAG Ranked 3rd Most Productive School In Africa In Educating Entrepreneurs

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) was recently acknowledged as the third (3rd) most productive school in educating entrepreneurs in an online publication by Forbes titled: “If You Want To Start A Tech-Company In Africa, Go To College.” UNILAG was ranked alongside the University of Cape Town, South Africa, which took 1st place; Makerere University, Uganda, which came 2nd; University of Nairobi, Kenya, which came 4th and Stellenbosch University, South Africa, which took 5th place. The article further described the University of Lagos and the University of Nairobi as the “startup powerhouses of Nigeria and Kenya.” The article, which was written by Meghan McCormick, CEO & Co-founder of OZÉ and contributor on FORBESWOMEN, analysed the importance of education in entrepreneurship in ...
Most Valuable Currencies In Africa (see Nigeria’s Position)
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Most Valuable Currencies In Africa (see Nigeria’s Position)

A country’s currency tells a lot about its economy and living standards of the people. There is a common misconception that the biggest and most popular nations often have the best currencies; this is false – especially when Africa is concerned. How do you think the big countries rank concerning their currency in Africa today? Most people believe that countries like South Africa and Nigeria have the most valuable currencies in the African continent. But in reality, it is not true. Many other currencies are more valuable, especially from countries, you would least expect. The South African Rand comes 8th on the list, while the Nigeria which is popularly known as the so called " gaint of Africa " didn't even make it to the top 10. Many critics have argued that the dependence of ...
African Youths Are Mentally Enslaved – Reno Omokri
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African Youths Are Mentally Enslaved – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri in his usual fashion has taken to social media to share his thoughts on the leadership of the country as well as Africa in general. In his tweet, Omokri stated that many youths are mentally enslaved and this needs to stop. ”African governments must end the mental enslavement of young Africans to feel inferior, starting from nursery school * A is for Amala, Akpu, or Acha, not Apple * Mungo Park did NOT discover the source of River Niger, anonymous Africans did! * etc” African governments must end the mental enslavement of young Africans to feel inferior, starting from nursery school
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Coronavirus Cure Is Coming From Africa – Stella Damasus Shares Message Of Hope

 Movie producer and Nollywood actress Stella Damasus has shared a message of hope with her followers, In celebration of Africa Day, Although the pandemic is having its fair share on so many people, the mother of two stated that together we can beat the virus and that she believes the cure is coming from Africa. Taking to Instagram, the actress made this known to her followers. Her post reads: Happy Africa Day to all my African brothers and sister. Celebrate today and appreciate our heritage. One Africa One love. #africaday #stelladamasus #Actor #publisher…” See Her Post Here:  
Africa Day: Actress, Omotola Jalade Disagree With Troll Who Said Africa Has Failed
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Africa Day: Actress, Omotola Jalade Disagree With Troll Who Said Africa Has Failed

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade has disagreed with a follower who told her that there’ nothing to celebrate about Africa because it has failed. This was after Omotola took to social media with a post celebrating Africa Day in which she listed the things she finds admirable about the continent. She shared: “Happy Africa Day! Some of the Most Admirable things that make us African are : Our Rich Culture and heritage. Our Strong and Tenacious spirit Our Optimism and readiness to try Our History and Love for Mother Africa One follower who doesn’t regard any of what she listed responded with a claim that the continent has failed and is still failing @Alhaji_sadiq wrote: “No disrespect to you queen but what are we really celebrating? this continent has FAILed us all and sti...
‘No 1 Killer In Nigeria Is ‘Eye Service’ – Yemi Alade
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‘No 1 Killer In Nigeria Is ‘Eye Service’ – Yemi Alade

Popular Nigerian Afro-pop singer, Yemi Eberechi Alade has described ‘eye service’ as the number one killer in Africa especially Nigeria. The singer in her comment further advised Nigerians to stop pretending. She then advised them to be good and if not, continue being a normal wicked staff. She made this known via a tweet on her official Twitter handle on Saturday, 23rd May. She wrote: “No1 killer in Africa especially Nigeria ….. EYE SERVICE …… STOP PRETENDING. Be GOOD, if you can’t then just be your normal wicked self.”  #WOMANOFSTEEL  ✔@yemialadee No1 killer in Africa especially Nigeria ..... EYE SERVICE ...... STOP PRETENDING. Be GOOD, if you can't then just be your normal wicked self. 1,079 6:43 AM - May 23, 2020 Twitter Ads i...
Chinese President calls for greater support to fight Covid-19 in Africa – Chu Maoming
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Chinese President calls for greater support to fight Covid-19 in Africa – Chu Maoming

The Chinese Consul General in Lagos, Chu Moaming, has disclosed that President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China called for greater support for Africa to fight the pandemic of Covid-19, with provision of about US$2 billion over two years to help with COVID-19 response and more. He stated that the President said this when he delivered a speech via video link on May 18, 2020 in Beijing. The speech he said was delivered at the opening of the 73rd World Health Assembly. According to President Xi, Moaming said,  developing countries, African countries in particular, have weaker public health systems. Helping them build capacity must be our top priority in COVID-19 response. The President also  stated that the world needs to provide more material, technological and per...
In Africa, We Beg And Pray For What We Are Supposed To Be Getting For Free – Yemi Alade
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In Africa, We Beg And Pray For What We Are Supposed To Be Getting For Free – Yemi Alade

Popular Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade says Africans beg and pray for what they are supposed to be getting for free. The singer while speaking via her official Twitter handle says an example of what Africans beg and pray for is for their roads to be fixed. She wrote, “In Africa, we beg and pray that our leaders give us things we are supposed to be getting for free. “We sit at home and pray … oh NEPA please bring light, Oh I pray they just fix this road ….. I am tired. “God has done it already… now it is over to us.”
Manchester City’s Mahrez calls for Afcon to be staged every four years
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Manchester City’s Mahrez calls for Afcon to be staged every four years

The tournament has drawn criticism for its biennial format, especially due to how in conflicts with the European season Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez has suggested the Africa Cup of Nations be held every four years rather than the current two-year format which has been since its inception. The tournament is usually held during the winter instead of the summer, due to the rainy season which is prevalent in much of Africa. It changed for the last edition in Egypt, which was held from June to July, Mahrez's Algeria claiming their second Afcon title after seeing off Senegal in Cairo. This change was made possible because of Egypt's desert climate that sees little rainfall. However, with Cameroon in the more tropical climate hosting the 2021 edition, the tournament kick-off has...
Coronavirus In Africa Is Fake, Ibrah One Claims
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Coronavirus In Africa Is Fake, Ibrah One Claims

Ghana’s youngest millionaire Ibrah One has once again spoken his mind on the coronavirus and i’m beginning to wonder what he really thinks. According to Ibrah One, the virus which is currently in Africa is fake and as a matter of fact he has stopped wearing the mask whenever he goes out. He further disclosed that he laughs at people wearing the mask anytime he goes out because 95% of the masks are not up to standard. Ibrah was the same person who disclosed that the coronavirus was already in the country since we don’t have the equipment’s to detect them at the initial stages so i’m currently wondering why he is now saying it’s fake. A change of mind upon close study i guess. See Screenshot  
COVID-19 Cases Rise To 28,000 In Africa — WHO
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COVID-19 Cases Rise To 28,000 In Africa — WHO

The UN’s health agency gave the update on its official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Saturday. “Over 28,000 COVID-19 cases reported on the African continent – with over 8,000 associated recoveries and 1,300 deaths recorded,’’ it said. The WHO African Region COVID-19 dashboard showed that in sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa suffered the most severe outbreak, while Cameroon and Ghana had more than 2, 500 confirmed cases. The figures on the dashboard showed that South Africa, Algeria and Cameroon had continued to top the list of countries with the highest reported cases. It showed that South Africa had 4, 220 cases and 79 deaths followed by Algeria with 3, 127 cases and 415 deaths, while Cameroon had 1,403 confirmed cases with 49 deaths. According to the dashboard, South Suda...
COVID-19: Can Africa Afford Lockdowns? – Charles Soludo
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COVID-19: Can Africa Afford Lockdowns? – Charles Soludo

This piece summarizes my contribution to an African debate. From Johannesburg to Lagos, Cairo to Dakar, Kinshasa to Kigali, Nairobi to Accra, etc the debate on how Africa should respond to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is raging. At an African regional policy platform, I had expressed some of these (personal) views some weeks ago but have been encouraged by most members to circulate them in Africa beyond the platform. This year 2020 begins a new decade that promises to be one of dreadful disruptions, with Africa holding the weakest end of the stick. In 2008/09, the global “great recession” was triggered by financial crisis in the US (world’s largest economy). Then, much of Africa was said to be decoupled from the crisis and muddled through without severe devastation of it...

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