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Biafra group, Cameroon forces exchange gunfire at Bakassi Peninsula
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Biafra group, Cameroon forces exchange gunfire at Bakassi Peninsula

Biafra Nations League, BNL and a troop of the Cameroon Brigade d’Intervention Rapide, BIR, were on Saturday engaged in a fierce gun battle at Isangele, Bakassi Peninsula area. The gunbattle reportedly left some members of the BIR dead. The BNL Chief Head of Operations, Henry Edet, confirmed the attack in a brief statement saying, “Militant group loyal to BNL and Cameroon forces exchanged fire in Isangele, Bakassi Peninsula.” He claimed the “Two Cameroon BIR dropped dead during an exchange of gunfire in Bakassi Peninsula.” Recall that the BNL had recently revealed its plans to completely shut down the Gulf of Guinea, threatening to hoist the Biafran flag. The group said it would carry out its threat of hoisting the Biafran flags in Bakassi Peninsula to mark the Biafra Day mem...
Arsenal eye £7m move for Ajax keeper Onana but face wait over doping ban appeal
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Arsenal eye £7m move for Ajax keeper Onana but face wait over doping ban appeal

The Cameroon keeper is wanted by the Gunners but is currently serving a 12-month suspension which is due to last until February 2022 Arsenal are interested in signing Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana this summer - but will wait for the verdict in his upcoming appeal against a doping ban before deciding to step up their interest. Onana is currently serving a 12-month suspension handed to him by UEFA after he was found to have the banned substance Furosemide in his urine sample. But he is currently fighting against the ban and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will hear his appeal in early June, with a verdict due to be given later that month.
Seven African nations you can travel to by road as a Nigerian
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Seven African nations you can travel to by road as a Nigerian

Travelling by road is cheap and very exciting. It enables you to sight see, interact and take pictures along the way. It is a flexible mode of transport as it gives you the options of cancelling or setting out without much preparation.   To leave the shores of Nigeria legally by road, you are required to have a Nigerian passport, Valid Identification Card, Yellow card or certificate that shows you have been vaccinated from Yellow fever and of course Money. Here are some African countries you can travel to as a Nigerian by road:   1. GHANA: The journey from Nigeria to Ghana by road is quite a long one but it’s the scenic route. So brace yourself for the adventure. You can either choose to go directly with a transport company or hire out a taxi to take you. You c...
Ganago strike not enough as Lens lose against Gueye’s Paris Saint-Germain
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Ganago strike not enough as Lens lose against Gueye’s Paris Saint-Germain

The Cameroon international found the back of the net but his effort could not save the Blood and Gold from defeat at Parc des Princes Ignatius Ganago was on the scoresheet as Lens lost 2-1 to Idrissa Gueye’s Paris Saint-Germain in Saturday’s Ligue 1 game. Ganago was afforded his 13th league start of the season and utilized the opportunity to increase his tally for the Blood and Gold. The Cameroon international’s effort was, however, not enough to help Franck Haise’s men continue their unbeaten run.
Gambia to play Kosovo and Comoros in pre-Afcon friendlies
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Gambia to play Kosovo and Comoros in pre-Afcon friendlies

The country has confirmed Tom Saintfiet’s men will take on the Les Coelacantes before facing the Dardanians for their warm-up games to Cameroon 2022 Gambia will play friendlies against Comoros and Kosovo as part of preparations for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, the Gambia Football Federation has confirmed. Afcon debutants Les Coelacantes will provide opposition in Antalya on June 5 before the Scorpions square up against the Dardanians six days later at the same venue. Prior to those games, coach Tom Saintfiet’s men will travel to Turkey for a training camp in May. According to the West African country, the upcoming fixtures will help the Belgian tactician to experiment with tactics ahead of the biennial tournament scheduled for Cameroon.
4,000 Fighters Desert Boko Haram – Institute For Security Studies (ISS)
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4,000 Fighters Desert Boko Haram – Institute For Security Studies (ISS)

Over 4,000 Boko Haram fighters have deserted the extremist group, signalling a huge shrink in the rank of the terrorists, a report by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has said. According to the report, the deserters from the four Lake Chad Basin countries (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria) are leaving for various reasons which include safety concerns. Boko Haram and other terror groups have terrorised the Lake Chad Basin countries for over 10 years. The unending terror war has displaced thousands of nationals of the four countries. The crisis has also crippled economic activities in the once booming fish market in the region. Thousands of people have been kidnapped by the terrorists and many killed. Why fighters are deserting According to the 28-page repor...
President Buhari Mourns Idriss Deby
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President Buhari Mourns Idriss Deby

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over "the sudden and tragic death of President Idriss Deby of Chad on the front line, fighting against rebel soldiers." Reacting to the incident on Tuesday, President Buhari said: "I'm deeply shocked and devastated by the sudden death of Idriss Deby on the battle front to defend the sovereignty of his country." According to the President, "the late Deby had played a very active role in our regional joint collaboration in the military campaign against the Boko Haram terrorists." President Buhari described the late Chadian leader "as a friend of Nigeria who had enthusiastically lent his hand in our efforts to defeat the murderous Boko Haram terrorists that have posed grave security challenges not only for Nigeria, but also our Afr...
Presidency, Malami Plot To Deport Atiku To Cameroon Over Presidential Ambition
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Presidency, Malami Plot To Deport Atiku To Cameroon Over Presidential Ambition

Political weights in the Presidency aided by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, are intensifying plans to drown Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s 2023 presidential ambition with a court order that would label him a citizen of Cameroon and ineligible for the contest. SaharaReporters gathered from top sources that the eventual plan of the Aso Rock conspirators and the AGF is to have Atiku deported to Cameroon, away from the country during the 2023 elections. Although the AGF has denied instituting any citizenship case against former Vice president Atiku, sources said Malami and his cohorts are acting through proxies and non-governmental organisations which are positioned to actualise the drowning of Atiku’s presidential ambition. “I can confir...
How Smuggled Petrol From Nigeria Floods Niger, Cameroon, Benin, Togo
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How Smuggled Petrol From Nigeria Floods Niger, Cameroon, Benin, Togo

Nigeria’s refined petroleum products, especially the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol, is the ‘smuggle gold’ feeding Cameroon, Benin, Togo, Chad and Niger Republic, which all share border with Nigeria. According to reports and investigations by our reporters, the porous Nigerian borders, spanning over 17,000 kilometres, make it possible for this illicit petrol trade to flourish for so long despite deliberate actions by security operatives. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) reports that Nigeria has 50 to 55 million litres of petrol as daily consumption. However, findings indicate that Nigerians do not exclusively consume this amount of the product as a huge chunk is being smuggled to these neighbouring countries. A counter statistics proving ...
AFCON 2022: CAF Announces Details for Tournament with 23 Teams Confirmed
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AFCON 2022: CAF Announces Details for Tournament with 23 Teams Confirmed

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, will be held in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6. A virtual executive committee meeting chaired by CAFS’s recently elected president Patrice Motsepe, also decided that a draw to divide the 24 qualifiers into six groups will be held on June 25. A total of 23 teams have confirmed their places at the continental showpiece. They are Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. The one spot left will be contested between Benin Republic and Sierra Leone. The match between the two countries in F...
AFCON 2022: All 23 Countries that Qualified Confirmed
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AFCON 2022: All 23 Countries that Qualified Confirmed

The 23 countries that qualified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, have been confirmed. They are Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Ghana, Sudan, Gambia, Gabon, Morocco, Mauritania, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Egypt, Comoros, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Nigeria. Sierra Leone’s match against the Benin Republic was called off yesterday after the Squirrels refused to play in protest of several of their players allegedly returning positive COVID-19 tests shortly before kickoff. However, the fate of the match and teams is pending a decision from the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Cape Verde defeated Mozambique 1-0 following the conclusion of the 2021 AFCON qualifying fixtures on Tuesday. Malawi ...
It hurts my heart to see Benin Republic lose – Gernot Rohr
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It hurts my heart to see Benin Republic lose – Gernot Rohr

  Super Eagles handler, Gernot Rohr has sympathized with Benin Republic over their 1-0 loss to Nigeria in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday. Benin thought they had made it to Cameroon 2022 with few seconds to the referee’s final whistle but were shocked by Paul Onuachu’s header. With the win, Gernot Rohr’s men also ended the Squirrels’ 8-year unbeaten record at home. “It’s easier to play if you are already qualified so the players wanted to go ahead,” Rohr explained during his post-match press conference. “The challenge was to win here since 2013, Benin has not lost a match at home and the players absolutely wanted to do so and to be the first in eight years to beat them. “It hurts my heart to see an opponent lose at the last second but it’s true the...
Super Eagles Qualify for AFCON 2022
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Super Eagles Qualify for AFCON 2022

  Nigeria have confirmed their place at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, even before the kick off of their game against Benin Republic in Porto Novo. This follows a goalless draw between Lesotho and Sierra Leone in the early kick-off in Group L. The result means Lesotho can no longer qualify for next year’s tournament in Cameroon. It also means Sierra Leone cannot match the Super Eagles’ current tally of eight points. The Leone Stars now have four points after four matches, while their hosts have three, with one round of fixtures left. Gernot Rohr’s men take on the Squirrels by 5pm West African Time. The three-time African champions are now fighting to finish top of the group.
Comoros Qualify For First Ever AFCON Tournament, Players Celebrate
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Comoros Qualify For First Ever AFCON Tournament, Players Celebrate

Comoros Players celebrated in the dressing room after they qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon for the first time ever. Comoros were held 0-0 at home in Qualifier Match against Togo. After the final whistle, there was wild celebrations with player, and coaches jumping, and dancing in excitement in the stadium. They have nine points from five matches and have now secured their at the 2021 tournament in Cameroon. The Comorans use more players born abroad for their matches. Comoros are the eighth country to qualify for the African Cup of Nations. Algeria, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, and Tunisia have all qualified. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/7D1P8FKq0Cg
AFCON 2022: All the countries that have qualified so far
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AFCON 2022: All the countries that have qualified so far

  After Thursday’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, half of the teams that will play at the tournament have been confirmed. Comoros, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana and Egypt have joined Algeria, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Tunisia and hosts Cameroon in January’s tournament. Gambia qualified for their first-ever AFCON after a 1-0 win over Angola. Assan Ceesay netted the winning goal after an hour, ensuring The Gambia clinched one of the two tickets from Group D. The other slot was secured by Gabon who beat DR Congo 3-0. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Denis Bouanga, and Aaron Boupendza scored the goals for the Panthers. Egypt’s 1-1 draw with Kenya, was enough to get the point they needed in Group G to qualify, while Ghana drew 1-1 in South Africa to make it throu...
Seven Countries Qualify for AFCON 2022
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Seven Countries Qualify for AFCON 2022

  Two more countries have qualified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, following the conclusion of Match Day 5 fixtures. They are Guinea and Burkina Faso. Their qualification was confirmed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Thursday via its official Twitter page. “Burkina Faso and Guinea are the latest to bag their qualification ticket,” the tweet read. Burkina Faso drew 0-0 with Uganda, while Guinea defeated Mali 1-0. Five countries had confirmed their places since 2020. They are Cameroon, Senegal, Algeria, Mali and Tunisia. Cameroon has an automatic slot as hosts. 17 spots are still up for grabs in the last two matchdays.
Ajax goalkeeper Onana training alone on amateur pitches ahead of doping ban appeal
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Ajax goalkeeper Onana training alone on amateur pitches ahead of doping ban appeal

The Cameroon international failed an out-of-competition test and cannot play football of any kind at the moment, with the Dutch giants having appealed Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has been banned from all football for the next year after he was found to have the banned substance Furosemide in his urine sample, but he continues to fight for his future. The Eredivisie club are expecting their appeal will be heard in the next two months at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), with the ban also preventing Onana from training with the club. The club have already made public their claim that their No 1 accidentally took medicine prescribed for his wife. Meanwhile, the Dutch Association of Professional Footballers (VVCS) has condemned the length of the ban given to Onana as “dispro...
UK Stops Recruitment of Doctors and Nurses from Nigeria and 46 Other Countries
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UK Stops Recruitment of Doctors and Nurses from Nigeria and 46 Other Countries

The recruitment of health and care workers from Nigeria and 46 other countries has been suspended by the United Kingdom government as confirmed in its updated Code of Practice (CoP). Africa Check had earlier reported that about 5, 250 Nigerian-trained doctors are on the UK books as at April 2018, a rise of 10 per cent on the previous year. The Sun reported that the announcement which is contained in the CoP and released by the UK Department of Health and Social Care, would help to meet UK’s target of delivering 50,000 more nurses by 2024. The UK said CoP provide safeguards against active recruitment from 47 countries on the WHO Health Workforce Support and Safeguards list, and also aligns with World Health Organisation’s (WHO) advice on ethical recruitment to promote effective...
AFCON: Ahmed Musa Wasn’t Invited, he won’t play for Nigeria – Gernot Rohr
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AFCON: Ahmed Musa Wasn’t Invited, he won’t play for Nigeria – Gernot Rohr

  Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said that Ahmed Musa is not in the 23-man squad he called up to prosecute the qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho later this month. He said that the clubless Musa was not invited as a player but as the captain of the team, adding that the former Leicester City forward will not play. After terminating his contract with Saudi Arabian Al-Nassr, Musa has been without a club. Musa was a surprise inclusion in Gernot Rohr’s 24-man provisional team list released yesterday by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Rohr told Leadership Sports that the former CSKA Moscow striker would play no part in the last two group games. “He is not in the list of 23-man but he is invited like a captain, not like a player of the lis...
Cameroon Hands Over 5,000 Nigerian Refugees To Borno State Governor
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Cameroon Hands Over 5,000 Nigerian Refugees To Borno State Governor

Cameroonian officials, led by the Minister for Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, have repatriated and handed over the first batch of 5,000 Nigerian refugees to Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum. The handover took place yesterday at a brief ceremony in Amchiide, a border community between Nigeria and Cameroon close to Banki in the Bama Local Government Area of Borno Central. The returnees were part of thousands of Nigerians, mostly from Borno, who, since 2014, had fled in batches to Minawao Camp located in Mokolo, far North Region of Cameroon, to escape Boko Haram’s killings. Many Nigerians, in uncertain numbers, though said to be more than 60,000 by some accounts, fled to the camp from parts of Borno and Adamawa States. But over the years, the num...
Northern Tomato Farmers, Traders Lose Over ₦10 Billion In One Week, Cry Out
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Northern Tomato Farmers, Traders Lose Over ₦10 Billion In One Week, Cry Out

Following the blocking of foodstuff by northern traders to Southern part of Nigeria, MCI has gathered the traders have lost over 10 billion naira in one week. MCI had reported that members of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria across the Northern part of the country have started diverting their goods and all consumables to the neigbouring countries of Niger Republic and Cameroon They have also begun blocking trade routes to the South by stopping food item-laden trucks from going south. Speaking via telephone, a trader, Musa Tijani said they have lost over N10Billion in just one week and pleaded with the group to allow them bring their foodstuff to the Southern part of the country. According to him, "most of the perishable foodstuff have spoiled...
Northerners Begin Diversion Of Food Items To Niger And Cameroon
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Northerners Begin Diversion Of Food Items To Niger And Cameroon

Foodstuff and cattle dealers across the Northern part of the country have started diverting their goods and all consumables to the neigbouring countries of Niger Republic and Cameroon. They have also begun blocking trade routes to the South by stopping food item-laden trucks from going south. Truckloads of food items from the northern part of the country were on Friday stopped by northerners from entering Kwara State and neighbouring states in the South West.
Afcon U20: Eto’o condemns winless Mozambique, Kakooza powers Uganda into quarter-finals
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Afcon U20: Eto’o condemns winless Mozambique, Kakooza powers Uganda into quarter-finals

The East Africans needed a late penalty in order to confirm their place in the knockout stage after a tight battle with the hosts Etienne Eto'o scored twice as Cameroon saw off Mozambique 4-1 in an African Cup of Nations U20 group tie on Saturday in Nouakchott. The loss saw Mozambique, who were debuting in the tournament, finish at the bottom of Group A as Cameroon, who had qualified for the quarter-finals already, remained at the top. Two first-half goals by Eto'o, the son of Cameroonian legend Samuel Eto'o, condemned Mozambique, who were to concede two more goals in the second half.
FG To Begin Repatriation Of Nigerian Refugees From Cameroon, Niger, Chad
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FG To Begin Repatriation Of Nigerian Refugees From Cameroon, Niger, Chad

The Federal Government on Wednesday said all was set to begin repatriation of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon, Niger and Chad back home. Sen. Basheer Mohammed, Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) made this known in Abuja during the meeting of the Technical Working Group (TWG) on repatriation of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon. Mohammed, who is also the Chairman of the TWG, said that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the group to remain steadfast in carrying out the assignment of returning Nigerian refugees from the three countries. He further affirmed that arrangements were already in top gear towards actualising the planned return of the refugees commencing with those in Cameroon from Feb. 27. He ...
Ajax goalkeeper Onana given one-year doping ban after failing out of competition test
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Ajax goalkeeper Onana given one-year doping ban after failing out of competition test

The Cameroon international stopper, linked with Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund recently, has been suspended however the Dutch giants say they'll appeal Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has been handed a 12-month suspension for failing an out of competition doping test, with the club claiming their No 1 accidentally took medicine prescribed for his wife. The Eredivisie club revealed the Cameroon international stopper has been banned by UEFA after they found the forbidden substance Furosemide in his urine, following the test in October 2020. The doping suspension is effective from today (February 5) and applies to all football activities.
Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive
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Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive

Cameroon said Saturday that at least 22 people, including four soldiers, were killed in two Friday morning attacks – one by Boko Haram fighters on its northern border with Nigeria and the other by separatists fighting to create an independent English-speaking state in the country’s western regions. Officials warn of a new wave of violence and killing they say is being prepared by the separatists and Boko Haram terrorists. Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of Cameroon’s Far North region, says there was general confusion in the town of Mozogo when militiamen warned civilians about Boko Haram suicide bombers from neighboring Nigeria in their midst. He said some scared people fled into the bush, where they always go for safety, but many Nigerian suicide bombers were already hiding there. He...
We Want To Win 2021 AFCON In Cameroon – Troost-Ekong
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We Want To Win 2021 AFCON In Cameroon – Troost-Ekong

William Troost-Ekong hopes to rule the continent with the Super Eagles at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The West Africans top Group L of the Cameroon 2021 qualifiers with six points from two games. They face the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in a double-header, first on Friday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, and next week Tuesday at the Siaka Stevens Stadium, Freetown. Four points from the two games will be enough for the Super Eagles to book their ticket to the competition Troost-Ekong, who was part of the team that came third at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt is already thinking of winning a fourth title with the Super Eagles. “We are hungry. We have been waiting for this game for over year now. We are going to for a win. Everyone is ready,” Troost-Ekong,...
Ban Tomato Importation – Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG
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Ban Tomato Importation – Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG

The Managing Director of Dangote Tomato Processing plant in Kadawa, Kano State, Abdulkarim Kaita has on Thursday called on the Federal government to ban importation of tomato paste like it ban rice importation into the country. This was as he decried importation of tomato paste which he said was still thriving as the commodity was being imported from Cameroon and Cotonour in Benin Republic. Kaita made the call while flagging off the distribution of tomato seedlings to 5,000 farmers under the Anchor Borrower of Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday at Kadawa village in Kura LGA of the state. The MD also dropped hint that plans are underway by the company to ensure that Nigeria is self sufficient and positioned to export tomato by establishing the biggest greenhouse in Africa whic...
“I am happy because my son Messi has stayed at his house – Samuel Eto’o delighted with Messi’s decision to stay at Barcelona
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“I am happy because my son Messi has stayed at his house – Samuel Eto’o delighted with Messi’s decision to stay at Barcelona

Former Barcelona and Cameroon striker, Samuel Eto’o, has stated that he is happy Lionel Messi has agreed to remain at Barcelona, but warned the club to sign more players so the club won't be reliant on Messi. Messi wanted to leave Camp Nou recently, but changed his mind after his father and agent, was warned by the club that he could face legal issues if he doesn't obey his contract. Eto’o who played for Barcelona between 2004 and 2009, scoring 130 goals and winning eight titles there, says he is happy that Messi is now settled for the season “I am happy because my son Messi has stayed at his house, but at Barca, we need other players with Blaugrana DNA. Messi alone is not enough,” Eto’o said at a La Liga event as reported by TuttoMercato. “You need to look for players on t...
Jabi Lake Mall board denies authorizing Naira Marley concert
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Jabi Lake Mall board denies authorizing Naira Marley concert

Jabi Lake Mall board has denied authorizing Naira Marley concert, as they expressed shock and disappointment over the development. According to a report by THISDAY, the board condemned the illegal action in the strongest terms, clarifying that the event took against express instructions given to the property manager. According to a source close to the shareholders; “Jabi Lake Mall was built in 2015 with the vision of creating a beautiful lakeside property that allowed the residents of Abuja to shop, relax, network and have fun. The mall was also designed to invigorate the local economy and provide a safe and comfortable location for retailers to sell their goods. “As is typical for large properties like this, the shareholders selected a property manager who was paid to manage...
Gaelle Enganamouit announces retirement from football at 28
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Gaelle Enganamouit announces retirement from football at 28

The Cameroon international has decided to hang up her boots on her 28th birthday Cameroon international Gaelle Enganamouit has announced her retirement from football at the age of 28, Goal understands. The striker has been without a club since she mutually parted ways in April 2019 with Spanish side Malaga, who she joined four months earlier after leaving Norwegian outfit Avaldsnes. Despite her fitness worries, she made Cameroon's squad for the 2019 Women's World Cup but did not feature in any matches as the Indomitable Lionesses reached the Round of 16 in France.
How African teams can advance past World Cup quarter-finals – Kanoute
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How African teams can advance past World Cup quarter-finals – Kanoute

The furthest any African country has gone at the World Cup is the quarter-finals with Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana being the only nations to achieve it Former Mali striker Frederic Kanoute has advised African countries to work on their organisation, dedication and their professionalism if they aspire to go beyond the quarter-final stage at a Fifa World Cup tournament. No African country has gone past the last-eight in the global competition with Cameroon the first to achieve it in 1990 before Senegal and Ghana followed suit in 2002 and 2010 respectively. At the most recent edition which took place in Russia two years ago, the five countries who represented the continent - Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia - all failed to make it past the group stage.
Foreign Affairs Ministry and UN Office in Nigeria denies knowledge of Uno State of Cameroon
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Foreign Affairs Ministry and UN Office in Nigeria denies knowledge of Uno State of Cameroon

The Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Office in Nigeria have denied knowledge of the carving out of a country from Nigeria and Cameroon. The new country whose name is Uno State of Cameroon was billed for proclamation by the United Nations on July 10, 2020. In the map of the new country, Nigeria will lose 24 local councils which were said to be captured in the green tree agreement, signed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo for Nigeria and Paul Biya for Cameroun in 2006. Though some online media referenced the agreement, which gave July 10, 2020, as date for implementation, a source in the united nations has described it as false, saying he does not create countries.
Nigeria May Lose 24 Local Councils To UNO, New UN State By July 10
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Nigeria May Lose 24 Local Councils To UNO, New UN State By July 10

By July 10 this year, Nigeria may lose 24 local councils, by way of ceding, to a new country to be known as United Nations Organisation (UNO) State of Cameroon at its borders with la Republique du Cameroun. The Guardian learnt that the withdrawal of his country’s soldiers by President Paul Biya from the southern part of the planned UNO State of Cameroon has set the stage for the creation of the new state being spearheaded by the UN. The withdrawal of troops by Biya was formally demanded by the former President of the United Nations General Assembly, Ali A. Treki on May 20, 2020. This was disclosed in a May 26, 2020 letter of the UNO State of Cameroon to Prof. Martins Chia Ateh, the United Nations-appointed workshops coordinator in Cameroon and Nigeria. Ateh said in the letter:...
Eto’o hid from his father to play, joined Real Madrid and his ‘life changed forever’
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Eto’o hid from his father to play, joined Real Madrid and his ‘life changed forever’

The 39-year-old Barcelona legend speaks about how he convinced his father to allow him to be a footballer before making it to Europe Former Real Madrid and Barcelona forward Samuel Eto'o says he secretly played football as a youngster as he struggled to make his parents accept his dream of becoming a professional. Growing up in Douala in his native Cameroon, Eto'o was barred from playing football by his parents but he was not to be discouraged from pursuing the game. It is a familiar tale narrated by many African footballers, but the Cameroonian says he insisted on football as he nicodemously went to play, before an opportunity to join Real Madrid came in 1996, after passing through Kadji Sports Academy in Douala.
‘Violence has never solved anything’ – Ex-Cameroon coach Seedorf reflects on racial unrest
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‘Violence has never solved anything’ – Ex-Cameroon coach Seedorf reflects on racial unrest

The former Indomitable Lions manager weighed in on the protests carried out across the globe over the killing of George Floyd in the United States Former Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf shared a video on Instagram in which he spoke about the ongoing unrest over the killing of George Floyd, asserting "violence solves nothing". The American died in the city of Minneapolis on May 25 after a police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes while he was apparently struggling to breathe. Floyd died in hospital and the action of the police officer has drawn outrage all over the United States, with some of the protests turning violent which has been strongly condemned.
‘Nice to see you again as Austrian champion’ – Red Bull Salzburg’s Onguene revels in Cup triumph
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‘Nice to see you again as Austrian champion’ – Red Bull Salzburg’s Onguene revels in Cup triumph

Die Mozartstadter successfully defended their title after demolishing Austria Lustenau on Friday, much to the excitement of the Cameroon international Jerome Onguene is certainly a happy man having helped Red Bull Salzburg win a seventh Austrian Cup title on Friday. Ghana’s Majeed Ashimeru and Mali’s Sekou Koita were on target as Jesse Marsch’s men beat Austria Lustenau 5-0 in the final – which gave Salzburg their second consecutive triumph in the competition Cameroon international Onguene was a 78th-minute replacement for Maximilian Wober and a minute later, Koita completed the rout inside Worthersee Stadium.
Paul-Georges Ntep: Guingamp sign Cameroon winger on a free transfer
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Paul-Georges Ntep: Guingamp sign Cameroon winger on a free transfer

The Ligue 2 side confirmed the signing of the Cameroon international who has been without a club since he left Wolfsburg in February Paul-Georges Ntep has officially returned to France to revive his career with Ligue 2 outfit Guingamp. The Red and Blacks handed Ntep a one-year contract to boost their attacking options ahead of the 2020-21 Ligue 2 campaign after finishing in eighth place this season. The 27-year-old winger developed his game in France and he started his professional journey at Auxerre, spending five years there before moving to Rennes in 2014.
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...
‘I didn’t bring coronavirus to Togo’ – Adebayor will not be donating to his homeland
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‘I didn’t bring coronavirus to Togo’ – Adebayor will not be donating to his homeland

The veteran goalscorer, who is yet to hang up his boots, has caused controversy by stating that he will not be swayed by the actions of others Former Premier League striker Emmanuel Adebayor has hit back at those who have called him out for not donating money to his home country of Togo amid the global coronavirus crisis, stating that he will not be parting with his money purely because others wish him to do so. Football has ground to a halt across the planet in the wake of Covid-19's rapid spread, with most countries in some state of lockdown as authorities attempt to get the virus under control and treat those who have been infected. With players having so much time on their hands due to a lack of matches and training while social distancing protocols are in place, many footballer...
Former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song shocked after Sion sacking
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Former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song shocked after Sion sacking

The Cameroon international was one of a number of players dismissed by the Swiss club after refusing to take a pay cut amid the coronavirus pandemic Alex Song has spoken for the first time after he and eight teammates were sacked by Swiss club FC Sion for refusing to take a pay cut following the outbreak of coronavirus. The entire squad was contacted on WhatsApp by president Christian Constantin on Tuesday. Constantin’s message asked the players to take a "technical unemployment" deal which would see them receive a payment of around 9600 Swiss francs - an amount that is equivalent to 80% of the legal monthly salary in Switzerland. Although many of the players refused or failed to reply, nine were subsequently let go - many of them on contracts that were due to expire at the end ...
Rwanda Confirms First Case of Coronavirus 
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Rwanda Confirms First Case of Coronavirus 

Rwanda has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, becoming the19th African nation to register a positive case of the COVID-19 virus, the Health Ministry said on Saturday. The ministry said an Indian citizen who arrived in the East African nation from Mumbai on March 8 tested positive for the virus after he presented himself to a health facility on March 13. He is currently under treatment in stable condition, isolated from other patients,” the ministry said. “The tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management.” Rwanda’s national airline, RwandAir, has been forced to suspend all flights to India until April 30 and would refund customers. With 127,000 people already infected and 4,700 deaths from coronavirus worldwide, African nations still have the least...
Five Killed In Jihadist Attack In Cameroon
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Five Killed In Jihadist Attack In Cameroon

“Five civilians were killed by Boko Haram in Blaram,” a village in the Blangoua district of Cameroon’s Far North region, a local official said. The toll was confirmed to AFP by an army officer in the region. Based in neighbouring Nigeria, Boko Haram has stepped up attacks in the vast Lake Chad region where the borders of Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria converge. Cameroon says the group has carried out nearly 13,000 attacks on its territory since 2014, with the loss of “several thousand” lives. The insurgency has forced more than 250,000 people to flee their homes and triggered an influx of 60,000 people from Nigeria.
Ten of the Oldest Players in Footballing History
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Ten of the Oldest Players in Footballing History

This week the Egyptian FA announced the official registration of what they believe to be the oldest professional footballer in the world. At the tender of just 74 Eez Eldin Bahder has signed for third-tier club 6th October, and while no official details were given of the deal, we’re assuming that it wasn’t an Alan Pardew-style eight-year contract. Apart from making all of us 20-somethings take a serious look at our dwindling levels out fitness, it’s also got us thinking about some of the company Bahder is keeping in terms football’s more mature players. So put away your Just For Men and bust out your Zimmer frames as we here at 90min take a look at some of the oldest footballers to have ever played the game. Roger Milla , 42 Those who witnessed Roger Milla’s dad dancing afte...
608 Repentant Boko Haram Insurgents Currently Undergoing Rehabilitation
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608 Repentant Boko Haram Insurgents Currently Undergoing Rehabilitation

The military authority says no fewer than 608 repentant Boko Haram insurgents are currently undergoing De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) Programme by Operation Safe Corridor (OSC) at Malam-Sidi, Gombe State. Brig:- Gen. Musa Ibrahim, Commandant DRR Camp OSC made this known when the Managing Director, North East Development Commission (NEDC), Mr Mohammed Alkali visited the camp on Saturday. He said 14 of the repentant insurgents were foreigners from Cameroon, Chad and Niger Republic. Ibrahim said: “From inception, we received 893 out of which 286 graduated and were returned to their respective states and countries for reintegration’’. He said the personnel in the camp were working diligently with the mandate of OSC in conformity with international best pr...
Reason Why 2021 AFCON Was Moved From June To January
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Reason Why 2021 AFCON Was Moved From June To January

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will start on 9 January after its dates were moved, hosts Cameroon have announced. The tournament was scheduled to take place in June and July but was changed because of the "unfavourable" weather in the country at that time of year. It means a number of Premier League clubs could be without first-team players at a crucial stage of the season. The 2019 tournament in Egypt was the first one to be held in the summer. Before that, the Cup of Nations had been held in January and February, clashing with the European domestic season. The change back to a January start means that the tournament will not clash with the expanded Club World Cup, being held in China in June 2021. Following a meeting on Wednesday with representatives from the Confedera...
AFCON Switched Back To January For 2021 Edition
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AFCON Switched Back To January For 2021 Edition

Premier League clubs to lose star players after AFCON 2021 switched back to January The tournament, which is being hosted by Cameroon, will now revert to its traditional slot, impacting on domestic leagues across Europe Premier League clubs, including title-chasing Liverpool, face being without their African players for up to six weeks next season after it was confirmed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is to revert to its usual January slot. The tournament, to be held in Cameroon, was initially scheduled for the summer but that falls during the country’s rainy season. Following talks between Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot), it has been decided that the tournament instead will now take place in and February 2021 - right in the mi...
Linda Ikeji, Osas Ighodaro, Danai Gurira make the RaveList of the 30 Most Beautiful African Women of the Decade
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Linda Ikeji, Osas Ighodaro, Danai Gurira make the RaveList of the 30 Most Beautiful African Women of the Decade

Style Rave put together a list of the 30 most beautiful African women of the decade and a good number of Nigerian women made it to the RaveList. The list includes African women living in Africa and those living abroad, like Black Panther actress Danai Gurira. The Nigerians on the list are Linda Ikeji, who is the 3rd woman on the list, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Stephanie Okereke Linus, Yvonne Okoro and Osas Ighodaro. Below is the full list of the 30 most beautiful African women of the decade in the order they were named. 1. Jacqueline Mengi (Tanzania) 2. Liya Kebede (Ethiopia) 3. Linda Ikeji (Nigeria) 4. Adut Akechj (South Sudanese) 5. Nomzamo Mbatha (South Africa) 6. Iman (Somalia) 7. Stephanie Okereke Linus (Nigeria) 8. Gelila Bekele (Ethiopia) 9. Omo...

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