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Nigeria: Federal Government fulfils house pledge to former Super Eagles coach, Clemens Westerhorf

The Federal Government on Monday fulfilled a 25-year pledge to former Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Clemens Westerhof. At an impressive ceremony inside the conference room of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Abuja, the Minister, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola said the occasion was a further proof that the Buhari administration was “committed to putting right the wrongs of yesterday and redressing all forms of yesterday’s injustice.” Westerhof, a Dutchman, was head coach of the Super…

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Proverb of the Week: A small house will hold a hundred friends ((Duruma, Kenya)

Chumba chidide chinaidima kuphenya atu mirongo kumi. (Duruma) Chumba kidogo huweza kuwa na marafiki mia moja. (Swahili) Une seule maison peut avoir cent amis. (French) A small house will hold a hundred friends. (English) Although this proverb of the Duruma, the Mijikenda ethnic groups of the Kenyan coastal region along the Nairobi-Mombasa, might sound a bit confusing and contradictory or even ironic, it is definitely true if you think about it deeply. Traditionally, a typical Duruma homestead is not…

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Money won’t affect Christian Chukwu’s treatment – Otedola

 May 22, 2019 0 Comment Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola on Tuesday assured the public that money would not stop former Nigeria captain Christian Chukwu from getting adequate medical and post-medical care. The Nigeria Football Federation officials confirmed on Wednesday that the Chairman of Forte Oil, who had earlier made a contribution of $50,000 to the medical care of the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations-winning team captain made this statement when he paid Chukwu a visit at the Wellington Hospital, Circus…

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Child Marriage: Urgent need to act decisively

Just imagine a bit your childhood years. Do you remember those your childhood dreams, hopes, and aspirations? As a young innocent girl, you had the dreams of having a fulfilled life. You aspired to go to school, become well educated, have a wonderful profession; a rewarding job. You strived to build a beautiful, healthy family with someone you loved….. Suddenly – just unceremoniously – your dream is shattered. Your life aspirations are completely disoriented and forcefully altered in an…

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Yekatom and Ngaïssona Case: Confirmation of charges hearing postponed to 19 September 2019

Today, 15 May 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to postpone the commencement of the confirmation hearing in the case The Prosecutor v. Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona to 19 September 2019, instead of 18 June 2019. The Chamber granted a request of the Prosecutor for the postponement of the hearing in light of the need to ensure the protection of victims and witnesses. The purpose of the confirmation of charges hearing is to determine whether…

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Mikel wants to lead Super Eagles in Egypt

Absentee Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has confirmed he is available to return to the team for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The former Chelsea star last played for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and was not involved in the qualifying matches for Egypt 2019. “Mikel has met with coach (Gernot) Rohr in England and he has confirmed he will feature at the Nations Cup in Egypt,” said a top team official of…

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2019 FIBA W’Cup: Nigeria to play Canada, Dominican Republic friendlies

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has confirmed multiple grade A friendlies for D’Tigers against Dominican Republic and Canada ahead of the World Cup, Extrasportsnigeria.com. D’Tigers two legged encounter against Dominican Republic will take place in Santo Domingo between July 19th and 25th before playing Canada in Quebec and Ontario between August 5th and 11th. According to arrangements put in place for the team, D’Tigers will open camp in the United States of America before moving to Canada. Lagos, Nigeria will…

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Creating Indigenous Knowledge of Africa for Africans

For Africa and other so-called third world countries to progress, they must tell their own stories based on their indigenous knowledge and experience. Africans must create their own knowledge based on their own realities. You cannot develop people; people must develop themselves based on what they are used to. You cannot import and impose knowledge on a people; the people must develop from their own knowledge and experience, which must fit into the environment, where they live and where…

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Chinese trader awarded traditional Nigerian title

For those who believe the Chinese are clearly, having a major influence in Africa, hold your breath and think twice. The word influence is more than an understatement. Clearly, the Chinese are becoming part of Africa indeed. Recently, a prominent Chinese businessman Mike Zhang has been awarded a traditional title in the northing city of Kano, Nigeria, in recognition of the Chinese business relationship with Nigeria. Mr Zhang was appointed as “Wakilin ‘Yan China” meaning, ‘the leader of the…

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Sudan’s mayhem: Teacher, don’t teach me nonsense

Imagine you were a teacher who taught what you did not practice. Envisage you did not lead by example as a teacher. What would you expect your students to learn from you? Have you ever heard of one pointing an accusing finger at someone else while the rest of the accuser’s fingers are ironically pointing at him/her? Human beings can be a bunch of hypocrites and sycophants, who would rather have no qualms trying to remove the log in…

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African leaders and animal invasion as snakes chase Liberian President Weah out of office

President George Weah of Liberia has been forced out of his office and made to work from his private residence by snakes. According to the press secretary Smith Toby, two black snakes were found on Wednesday in the foreign affairs ministry building, where the official office of President Weah is located. The presence of the snakes has led the government to ask all staff of the ministry not to come to the office until 22 April. It must be…

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Al Hassan case: Confirmation of charges hearing postponed to 8 July 2019

Today, 18 April 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to postpone the commencement of the confirmation hearing in the case The Prosecutor v. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud to 8 July 2019, instead of 6 May 2019. This new date corresponds to a necessary adjustment, justified by procedural issues. The Single Judge designated to carry out the functions of the Chamber in this case, Péter Kovács, noted that the Chamber had to…

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