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Musa and Akpeyi recalled for Benin Republic and Lesotho Nations Cup qualifiers

SUPER Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has named his 23-man squad for the forthcoming 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Lesotho and Benin Republic with recalls for skipper Ahmed Musa and goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi.

 

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November 1 is a historic date so we need to make it the beginning of a new way of thinking. Nigeria has no choice but to lead the African renaissance as we enter the 22nd century

By Ayo Akinfe

[1] Today is November 1, the beginning of a new month, which has historically been a significant date. It was on this day in 1922 that the Ottoman Empire collapsed and Sultan Mehmed VI was expelled from the country. He left his palace through the back door to begin an exile in Italy that lasted until his death in 1926. President Ataturk took over and formed the modern Turkish republic

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Nigeria remains committed to national airline as part of AU 2063 single aviation market

NIGERIA remains committed to the principle of establishing a national carrier despite the failure of Nigeria Air to get off the ground as the government still signs up to the African Union vision of creating a single continental aviation market by 2063.

 

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Africa desperately needs visionaries cut from the same cloth as Gamal Abdul Nasser and Kwame Nkrumah at this point in her history

By Ayo Akinfe

[1] Today is October 31. On this day in 1959 the USSR and Egypt signed a contract to build Aswan Dam. Today, the damn is fully functional with a capacity of 2,100MW. Pivotal to Egypt's planned industrialisation, the Aswan Dam had three main purposes. This was to control flooding, provide increased water storage for irrigation and generate hydroelectricity

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France promises to invest €700,000 in Nigerian clean energy research to help combat climate change

FRANCE has pledged to invest €700,000 on educational research aimed at fostering collaboration on climate change adaptation between it and Nigeria as part of a programme to boost the production of clean energy.

 

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Aisha Buhari tells Africans to end the stigmatisation of women with fertility problems

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari's wife Aisha has urged Africans to change their perception of women’s infertility as an abnormal condition and desist from attaching a social stigma to ladies who cannot bear children.

 

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Ebonyi's Governor Umahi sacks assistant for revealing plans of his 23-day trip to China

GOVERNOR David Umahi of Ebonyi State has sacked his special assistant on technical media Ndubuisi Itumo for revealing on social media that he plans to visit China where he will spend 23 days.

 

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Supreme Court dismisses Atiku's appeal saying it lacks merit and confirms Buhari as Nigeria's president

NIGERIA'S Supreme Court has ruled that President Muhammadu Buhari was lawfully and duly elected during Nigeria's last presidential elections on February dismissing a legal challenge from former vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

 

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PC Khafi Kareem returns to the UK to face the possibility of dismissal over her Big Brother Nigeria role

CONTROVERSIAL Metropolitan Police office Khafi Kareem returned to the UK to face the possibility of disciplinary action after she appeared on Big Brother Nigeria where she had sexual intercourse with another housemate during the series.

 

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Buhari’s land border closure is meaningless unless it is backed up with an effective airport and seaport export promotion policy

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) We should be about a month into President Buhari’s land border closure policy now. Throughout October, Nigeria’s land borders have been shut to combat the dumping of cheap Chinese exports coming into the country through the port of Cotonou. Rice and cement in particular have been the two main concerns

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