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Istanbul Basaksehir bench Ba and Ponck for PSG clash
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Istanbul Basaksehir bench Ba and Ponck for PSG clash

The Africans did not make the Turkish outfit’s starting XI for Wednesday’s Champions League game against the Parisians Istanbul Basaksehir take on Paris Saint-Germain in Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Senegal’s Demba Ba and Cape Verde’s Carlos Ponck excluded from the starting XI. The reigning Turkish Super Lig kings would be hoping to make a winning home debut in the competition against the French team who finished as 2019-20 runners-up. To achieve this, manager Okan Buruk has decided to start the duo as a substitute, while Nigeria’s Okechukwu Azubuike is ruled out due to injury.
Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria Draws Cape Verde, Liberia, and Central African Republic
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Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria Draws Cape Verde, Liberia, and Central African Republic

The full draw  for the second round of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign has been revealed with 40 African countries discovering their fates. The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on Cape Verde, Liberia, and the Central African Republic in Group C. While African champions, Algeria will face Burkina Faso, Niger, and Djibouti in group A. The qualifiers will kick off in October 2020. See the full group details below.  Group A: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, Djibouti Group B: Tunisia, Zambia, Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea Group C: Nigeria, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Liberia Group D: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Malawi Group E: Mali, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda Group F: Egypt, Gabon, Libya, Angola Group G: Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, E...
BBNaija’s Gedoni Proposes To Khafi On Christmas Day. Tacha, Ike, Frodd, Others React
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BBNaija’s Gedoni Proposes To Khafi On Christmas Day. Tacha, Ike, Frodd, Others React

Ex BBNaija housemates Khafi Kareem and Gedoni Ekpata are engaged. Gedoni proposed to Khafi on Christmas Day while the lovebirds were on a vacation in Cape Verde. Khafi announced the proposal in a post on her Instagram Page where she held a paper written “I SAID YES” Other BBNaija ex housemates such as Tacha, Frodd, Sir Dee, Diane have reacted to the news and Congratulated the BBNaija lovers. Just like Bambam and Teddy A, another BBNaija wedding is loading. Recall that Khafi and Gedoni started their hot romance on the BBNaija show. They allegedly had sex many times on live TV. Though they denied the sex part when they came out.
Wizkid And Davido Top Billboard Sales Charts (Read Details)
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Wizkid And Davido Top Billboard Sales Charts (Read Details)

This is a big step for the two young artistes. Davido’s ‘Blow My Mind’ debuts at No. 3 while Wizkid hits No. 1 on his second week ‘Brown Skin Girl,’ Wizkid’s collaboration with Beyonce, Blue Ivy and Saint Jhn, hits No. 1 of the charts in its second week. ‘Blow My Mind,’ Davido’s collaboration with Chris Brown debuts at No. 3 on the charts. ‘Blow My Mind,’ keeps waxing strong. In just one week of release, its video has garnered 6.8 million views on YouTube. Davido is now set to go on a ‘Blow My Mind’ tour which will visit New York, Lebanon, Marbella, Mykonos and Cape Verde. Wizkid on his own is set to go on a tour that will hit Paris, the o2 Arena in London, Manchester and a few other locations. Wizkid is also set to feature on a new single with British rapper and singer, ...
Emmanuel Amuneke Qualifies Tanzania For AFCON After 39 Years
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Emmanuel Amuneke Qualifies Tanzania For AFCON After 39 Years

Former Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Amuneke has qualified the Taifa Stars of Tanzania for the Africa Cup of Nations. The team qualified for the AFCON 1st time in 39 years after they defeated Uganda 3-0 at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam on Sunday. According to a report by Completesports.com, goals from Simon Msuwa, Erasto Nyoni and a sublime header from Aggrey Morris secured Tanzania’s berth at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt. Amuneke’s charges finished second in group L with eight points, five behind leaders the Cranes of Uganda who have already qualified for Africa’s biggest football showpiece event. The other group L fixture between Cape Verde and Lesotho ended in a goalless draw. Both Uganda and Tanzania join hosts Egypt, Nigeria,Burundi, Mali, Cameroon, Morocco, Angola...
Global Outreach to Launch Boxing, Beach Games in Nigeria
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Global Outreach to Launch Boxing, Beach Games in Nigeria

As part of efforts to promote professional boxing in Nigeria and also give the youths a veritable platform to exhibit their skills in beach sports, the Ooni of Ife Global Outreach, an international organisation has concluded plans to organise two major events in Nigeria Chief Executive Officer, Oni of Ife Global Outreach, Dr Ayobami Oyedera said the essence is not only to promote sports but also the African culture CEO Sal 2019,Yann Craven said  the  African Beach Games is a new International Olympic Committee project that will feature beach versions of soccer, handball, volleyball, tennis (doubles and mixed doubles), freestyle football and 3×3 basketball. Others are athletics (Half Marathon), Karate (Kata), Coastal rowing (beach sprints), Kiteboard, Boardercross and Open Wate...
Cape Verde police arrest 11 Russian sailors with nine tonnes of cocaine
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Cape Verde police arrest 11 Russian sailors with nine tonnes of cocaine

Police in the Atlantic archipelago of Cape Verde say they have seized nearly 10 tons of cocaine and arrested 11 Russian sailors aboard a vessel docked in the capital.   Authorities said the seizure represented the largest single drug haul in the island country's history. Cape Verde, a group of islands off Africa’s west coast with a population of some 500,000, has long battled gangs trafficking Latin American cocaine to Europe through West Africa.   The Russian Embassy in Cape Verde said it had received information the Russian sailors will appear in court on February 2. The embassy said diplomats have been able to visit the crew.  Police officials said the 9.5 tons of cocaine were seized during the night after the ship docked at the port of Praia for legal reasons foll...
Leon Balogun Out of Super Eagles, Uganda Friendly
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Leon Balogun Out of Super Eagles, Uganda Friendly

Leon Balogun will miss Super Eagles friendly against Uganda in Asaba on Tuesday after he was allowed to return to Europe, officials have said. The Brighton central defender will therefore be the only one from the 23-man squad for the vital 2019 AFCON in South Africa who will not be available tomorrow in Asaba. Like the Super Eagles, Uganda have also qualified for next year’s AFCON in Cameroon after they pipped visiting Cape Verde 1-0 at home on Saturday. The Nigerian delegation arrived in Asaba yesterday afternoon on a chartered flight ahead of the friendly tomorrow.
Nigeria, Uganda, Mali, Morocco Qualify For Africa Cup of Nations
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Nigeria, Uganda, Mali, Morocco Qualify For Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria, Uganda, Mali and Morocco qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday while Libya scored eight goals to keep alive their hopes of also featuring at the finals. Nigeria drew 1-1 with South Africa in Soweto, Uganda edged Cape Verde 1-0 in Kampala, Mali beat Gabon in Libreville and Morocco went through after rivals Malawi lost in Comoros. Libya triumphed 8-1 in Seychelles and host South Africa next March on the final matchday needing a win to accompany Nigeria in qualifying from Group E. The Libyans just missed equalling the record away winning margin for a Cup of Nations qualifier held by Ghana, who won 9-1 in Niger 49 years ago. A total of nine nations have booked now places at the newly-extended 24-team finals with hosts Cameroon, Madagascar, Senegal, Egypt and T...
RwandAir To Start Flights To Abuja, Cape Town
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RwandAir To Start Flights To Abuja, Cape Town

RwandAir, the national carrier, is set to expand its wings to Abuja in Nigeria and Cape Town in South Africa. According to airline officials, RwandAir will operate four weekly flights from Kigali to Cape Town with a stopover in Harare, Zimbabwe. However, the officials did not give timeframe during which they intend to start flying to the new destinations, but hastened to add that this will not take long. The Abuja route will be tagged to the existing Accra destination, where the flight will stop in Abuja before heading to Accra in Ghana and is expected to be operated four times a week. "This is yet another big milestone for RwandAir as we continue to expand our network. Our aim is to provide our customers with seamless and better connections on the continent and beyond," said Chance Nd...
Senegal Qualify For 2018 World Cup After Victory Over South Africa
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Senegal Qualify For 2018 World Cup After Victory Over South Africa

The Teranga Lions of Senegal have qualified for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia after defeating Bafana Bafana of South Africa 2-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Friday. The game was a replay between the two countries after their first meeting which South Africa won 2-1 on November 12, 2016 was cancelled after the referee was found to have been compromised. Two first half goals from West Ham United’s Diafra Sakho and an own goal from Thamsanqa Mkhize secured Senegal’s second World Cup qualification, their first since Korea/Japan 2002. Going into the game, South Africa needed an outright win to give hope to their slim chance of making it to Russia. The win took Senegal to an unassailable 11 points after five games, while South Africa remain rooted at the bottom on ...
Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp Unhappy Over England’s Use Of Henderson
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Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp Unhappy Over England’s Use Of Henderson

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has criticised England boss Gareth Southgate for overusing Jordan Henderson during the recent World Cup qualifiers. Klopp is frustrated that Liverpool captain Henderson played the full 90 minutes in England’s matches against Slovenia and Lithuania. The German was particularly unhappy with the midfielder’s selection for the fixture against Lithuania, which was played on an artificial pitch, because England’s World Cup place was already secured. Henderson has had to cope with a troublesome heel problem which saw him miss the final three months of last season, and Klopp fears the needless workload puts him at risk. “England played a friendly game on an artificial surface — it was a qualification game but they had already qualified — and I was not hap...
Niger Republic Committed To Democratic Transition – Speaker Qusseini Tinni
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Niger Republic Committed To Democratic Transition – Speaker Qusseini Tinni

Mr Qusseini Tinni, Speaker Nigerien National Assembly, says his country is committed to democratic transition, climate change and digital revolution. He spoke on Friday in Niamey, when he hosted some parliamentarians of the ECOWAS Parliament at the opening ceremony of the Second Ordinary Session of the Nigerien National Assembly. The parliamentarians who were led by Mr Moustapha Cisse´ Lo, Speaker ECOWAS Parliament, were in Niamey for the 4th Legislature Delocalised Meeting. Tinni, who commended the efforts of the community parliament, said his country was committed to the development and integration of the ECOWAS region. Cisse´Lo, later led the parliamentarians on a visit to the Nigerien President, Mahamadou Issoufou, where he expressed gratitude to the Nigerien authorities fo...
Demi Rose Flaunts Massive Boobs And Curves In Sexy Bikini
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Demi Rose Flaunts Massive Boobs And Curves In Sexy Bikini

Demi Rose yet again showed off her famous figure during a recent Cape Verde beach trip with a friend. The 22-year-old British model showcased her cleavage and curves in coral bikini with golden adornments and a thong bottom as she dazzled on the shores. The stunning model rose to fame in 2016 after she was linked to rapper, Tyga.
NBBF Appoints New D’Tigers Coach Ahead Of Afrobasket
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NBBF Appoints New D’Tigers Coach Ahead Of Afrobasket

Nigeria Basketball Federation have appointed United States of based Nigerian Alex Nwora as the new national men’s basketball team D’Tigers head coach ahead of the men’s Afrobasket Championship in Tunisia and Senegal in September, President of Nigeria Basketball Federation, Musa Kida, announced on Wednesday. Kida said the decision to appoint Nwora, who guided Cape Verde to the 2013 Afrobasket where they defeated D’Tigers by 79 points to 76, was borne out of the desire to give qualified Nigerians the opportunity of making history with the national teams. “We started this project with the D’Tigress with the appointment of Sam Vincent, Mfon Udoka, Peter Ahmedu and Okworogun Ochuko. There is no point giving out national team jobs to expatriates when we have Nigerians all over the world wh...
WAFU Nations Cup: Eagles, Black Stars Renew Rivalry
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WAFU Nations Cup: Eagles, Black Stars Renew Rivalry

The competition has been scheduled for September 9 to 24 and teams are expected to feature wholly home-based professionals. All is now set for the WAFU Cup of Nations tournament for senior national teams in the sub-region after the draw ceremony for the tournament scheduled for September took place at the Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra on Thursday. The competition has been scheduled for September 9 to 24 and teams are expected to feature wholly home-based professionals. Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been drawn in Group A alongside host nation Ghana, with Mali and Guinea also involved in a unique format that will see teams play single games before proceeding to the quarter finals. Ghana and Nigeria have seven African titles between them, with the Super Eagles and the Black Stars featuring ...
INEC Swears-In 14 Resident Commissioners Today
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INEC Swears-In 14 Resident Commissioners Today

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will today swear-in the 14 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) earlier screened and cleared by the Senate. With their assumption of duty, the number of RECs appointed to supervise elections in the 36 states of the federation has risen to 17 with the two of the RECs tenure expiring in the next two weeks. While briefing journalists yesterday in Abuja on the outcome of the meeting of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONET), the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the meeting of the leadership of electoral boding of the ECOWAS sub-region resolved to find ways to reduce the cost of elections in the sub-region and to explore ways of offering more assistance to each other. Yakubu said he and the chairmen of elect...
Lara Oshiomhole Gets Nigerian Citizenship Alongside 334 Other Foreigners
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Lara Oshiomhole Gets Nigerian Citizenship Alongside 334 Other Foreigners

A total of 335 foreign nationals were on Tuesday in Abuja granted citizenship by the Federal Government after statutory clearance and due diligence by the relevant security agencies.‎ ‎The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau,‎ who presented the certificates of citizenship to the foreigners, charged them to be good ambassadors of Nigeria. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Mrs Lara Oshiomhole, Wife of former Governor of Edo, Adams Oshiomole‎, who is from Cape Verde, is one of the recipients. Dambazau in his remarks said that 335 applicants were approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in January, out of the over 500 foreigners that applied. He explained that 245 of the foreigners approved were granted Citizenship by‎ Naturalisation whil...