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Benin vs Nigeria: Why it will be Difficult for Super Eagles to Win – Rohr
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Benin vs Nigeria: Why it will be Difficult for Super Eagles to Win – Rohr

  Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said the Republic of Benin will be hard to beat on their own turf. Nigeria take on the Squirrels at Porto-Novo’s Stade Charles de Gaulle on Saturday. Michel Dussuyer’s men are currently on a five-game unbeaten run. Benin have also not lost at home for eight years, as the last time they were beaten was against Algeria in 2013. “Benin have not lost a match for eight years at home. The last time they lost was in 2013. So you can imagine we want to be the first team to win there in eight years. “It will not be easy, they have a very good defence. They were quarter-finalists in the last AFCON tournament. They eliminated Morocco,” Rohr told reporters.
Republic Of Benin Is Not Aspiring To Be Part Of Nigeria – Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
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Republic Of Benin Is Not Aspiring To Be Part Of Nigeria – Ministry Of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja __________________________________ PRESS RELEASE No: MFA/PR/2021/ REPUBLIC OF BENIN IS NOT ASPIRING TO BE PART OF NIGERIA The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to misleading reports in the media that the Republic of Benin is aspiring to be the 37 State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama in the presence of his counterpart from the Republic of Benin granted a Press Interview after a very fruitful meeting between Ministerial delegations from both countries and stated therein "... the President of Benin Republic said he would like the relations between the two countries to be so close as if Benin was the 37th State of Nigeria". The Federal Republic of ...
Benin Backs Nigeria For WTO DG, Withdraws Nomination
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Benin Backs Nigeria For WTO DG, Withdraws Nomination

The nomination of Nigeria’s former Minister for Finance and former Managing Director of World Bank, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has received a boost as Republic of Benin withdrew its nomination in support of the Nigeria’s nominee for the job. Benin’s decision to withdraw its nominee was revealed in a letter addressed to the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Benin to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations based in Geneva, Switzerland on Friday. In her two-page letter, Benin informed the Permanent Missions of the Member States of the International Organization of La Francophonie (01F) at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva of its decision to withdraw its candidate in the person of Ambassa...
Republic of Benin Businessman, Jean Codo,  Dies in Kirikiri Prison
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Republic of Benin Businessman, Jean Codo, Dies in Kirikiri Prison

Jean Codo, a Republic of Benin businessman who was standing trial for an alleged €29m fraud, has died in Kirikiri prison, Lagos. Codo, who owns Transport and Port Management System Limited, slumped and died in the prison on Thursday morning May 21. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed. Codo and his company, TPMS, were arraigned in court by the EFCC on a seven-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of €29,000,000.00 (Twenty-Nine Million Euros), a property of the Federal Government of Nigeria. One of the counts reads: “That you, Jean Codo and TPMS Transport and Port Management Systems Limited, sometime in 2010 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired to commit felony, to wit: stealing of about €29,000,000.00 (Twenty-Nine Million E...
COVID-19: Ogun Shuts Borders With Neighbouring States, Benin Republic
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COVID-19: Ogun Shuts Borders With Neighbouring States, Benin Republic

The Ogun State Government has announced the closure of its borders with the neighbouring states and the international border with the Republic of Benin. Governor Dapo Abiodun’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, announced this in a statement on Saturday. Somorin revealed that the closure would be in effect from midnight of March 29, and would be in force for two weeks in the first instance. “With this restriction order, movement in and out of the state is thus, banned as a further measure to contain the coronavirus pandemic,” the statement read. According to the governor’s aide, the state is constrained to effect border closure in order to stem and flatten the curve of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, not only in the state but in the country and in the West Afr...
Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo Finally Speaks On Nigeria Border Closure
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Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo Finally Speaks On Nigeria Border Closure

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday described the closure of the land border between Nigeria and the Republic of Benin was a big blow to regional integration. Commenting for the first time since the Nigerian government closed its border with the Republic of Benin on August 20, Akufo-Addo said the move could negatively affect the regional integration agenda. Akufo-Addo, at a meeting with a delegation from the First Bank of Nigeria at the Jubilee House in Accra, said: “We are about to enter a delicate period in the ECOWAS journey looking ahead of the possibility of a single currency and trying to forge greater integration among our economies and at the same time have important security and other issues which confront us. “We have this business of the closure of the B...
Senate Commends Buhari For Shutting Down Nigerian Borders
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Senate Commends Buhari For Shutting Down Nigerian Borders

The Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday, resolved to commend President Muhammadu Buhari for shutting down all the Nigerian land borders. This followed a motion raised by Senator Adamu Aliero (APC, Kebbi Central) at today's plenary, which got the support of over 2/3 majority. According to the upper legislative chambers, the President's decision was to “rectify the deteriorating effect on our country of persistent smuggling of products that negatively affect the Nigerian economy’s decline the well-being of our nation”. The Senate equally resolved to commend the Nigerian Customs Service “for their role in intensifying the curbing of smuggling across the borders, and ridding Nigeria of smuggled goods and services.” This is even as the red chambers vowed to task the Ministries of Fore...
No Country Can Survive With Republic Of Benin As Neighbour – Dangote
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No Country Can Survive With Republic Of Benin As Neighbour – Dangote

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has berated the volume of smuggled goods coming into Nigeria through the Republic of Benin. Dangote spoke at a stakeholders’ session in Lagos between the private sector and the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele. He said smuggling activities from the Benin Republic route is killing manufacturing in Nigeria. His words: “Smuggling is killing Nigeria and most of these smuggled goods come from the Benin Republic. There is no country that can survive with Benin Republic as a neighbour.
Meet These Famous Yoruba Movie Stars With Popular Stage Names
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Meet These Famous Yoruba Movie Stars With Popular Stage Names

The world over, several showbiz stars are in the habit of using their stage names, aliases and not their real names. They are very popular with these stage names or aliases, such that their real names are largely unknown.  In the Yoruba movie industry for instance, many of such actors and actresses abound. checkout some of them: EDA ONILE OLA When you hear the name, Lere Paimo, not many know who you are talking about, but when you say Eda Onile Ola or Baba Eda, then you are sure everybody knows who you are talking about.  He’s one of the pioneers of the Nigeria movie industry, Chief Lere Paimo, a national award holder of the Member of the Federal Republic,  MFR. Baba Eda, a prolific traditional movie producer has produced works like the popular epic movie, Ogbori Elemesho and several...
We Take Our Pregnant Wives To Benin Republic’
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We Take Our Pregnant Wives To Benin Republic’

Ilorin — Ywruyo Yusuf has been living in Bukuro, a border village in Baruten local government area of Kwara state for more than 30 years "but I have not witnessed any government presence in the area, and I feel Nigeria and the Kwara State government need serious advise on the need to pay attention to the well being of Nigerians, wherever they are." As a young man who grew up at Bukuro, he understands the meaning of development and the presence of government, from his experience with the neighbouring town of Kasuwan Allah in the Republic of Benin. To Yusuf such development is made in heaven, and he also believes that leaders in Benin Republic are more God fearing than their counterparts in the neighbouring country, because there is hardly anytime Benin republic officials don't visit their...
Air Force Seeks Improved Rescue Operations
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Air Force Seeks Improved Rescue Operations

The Nigerian Air Force has asked its personnel to adopt best practices in handling emergencies, especially Boko Haram attacks in the North-East. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said NAF had established ties with other African forces as well as the United States Air Force in Europe (USAFE) on intelligence gathering and aeromedical skills. Abubakar spoke on Friday at the closing ceremony of African Partnership Flight 2017, organised for the officers and their counterparts from Chad, Republic of Benin and Niger Republic in conjunction with USAFE, at NAF Base, Ikeja, Lagos. The five-day event, tagged, ‘Aeromedical Evacuation and Medical Deployment,’ was aimed, among others, at training the participants in rescue operations and provision of effective treatment...
90 percent of students in Beninoise University are Nigerians – Official
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90 percent of students in Beninoise University are Nigerians – Official

The President of Houdegbe North American University in the Republic of Benin, Professor Dada Houdegbe, on Saturday announced that about 90 per cent of its students were Nigerians. Houdegbe made the remark at the University’s award of Degrees and conferment of Honorary Awards to its graduating students and other local and international personalities. “Let me say that about 90 percent of students in our university are Nigerians who are happy being our students,’’ he said. According to him, there is currently a growing interest of many young Nigerians in the courses being offered by the university, its affordability and good learning environment. The president said that the university was meant to build bridges across political, economic, linguistic and cultural divides in West Af...
One killed As Customs, Smugglers Clash In Ogun
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One killed As Customs, Smugglers Clash In Ogun

One person was feared killed at the Tollgate end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, on Tuesday, when operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service and smugglers clashed. The identity of the person killed could not be ascertained, but the victim was believed to be a suspected smuggler. Our correspondent gathered that pandemonium broke out when hoodlums, suspected to be smugglers, attacked the convoy of the customs operatives from the Federal Operations Unit, Ikeja, conveying seized 45 bags of rice and 258 cartons of turkey alleged to have been smuggled through the Idiroko end of the Republic of Benin. The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Area Command of the NCS, Mr. Abdullahi Maiwada, said NCS operatives were conveying the seized goods to the NCS warehouse in ...
Mahmood Yakubu Elected President ECOWAS Network Of Electoral Commissions
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Mahmood Yakubu Elected President ECOWAS Network Of Electoral Commissions

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has just been elected President of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) at the Summit on 10 years of the sub-region's electoral experiences, holding in Cotonou, Republic of Benin. Nigeria got 10 votes to defeat its rival, Guinea, which received 4 votes.
FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Rice From Entering Nigeria
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FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Rice From Entering Nigeria

The Federal Government on Monday announced that 571,000 tonnes of foreign rice warehoused in neighbouring countries were being targeted for the Nigerian market for the Christmas and New Year season, but vowed to stop their entry. It also stated that Nigeria recently took delivery of 110 rice mills in its bid to enhance local production so as to commence the exportation of white rice from next year. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, who disclosed this in Abuja, stated that some of Nigeria’s neighbours, particularly the Republic of Benin, were not moving goods within the region as required by relevant treaties. He, however, stated that the Federal Government would henceforth check all illegal movements of food and non-food items into Nigeria from t...

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