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Uche Jombo Says African Leaders Makes Her Sad
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Uche Jombo Says African Leaders Makes Her Sad

Nollywood Actress, Uche Jombo, said on Tuesday that the kind of leadership from African and Nigerian Leaders saddens her. Speaking at an event held in Dubai, She said Nigerian leaders visit other countries but don’t apply what they learned from their trip. See Also: Peter Okoye Gives Reason Why Opponents attack Peter Obi Jumbo also gave an example of how Dubai was developed using its crude oil, adding that Nigeria which is an oil nation should follow suit. "It makes me sad with the kind of leaders we have. This is my individual opinion and I have to say it. I mean Nigeria is an oil country. We can do so much if we have the right leadership," She said. “Look at what Dubai is doing. Dubai constantly shows and reminds you of what is possible. ” Also present at the event...
FG Warns against Fake COVID-19 Vaccines from China
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FG Warns against Fake COVID-19 Vaccines from China

The Federal Government has warned Nigerians over fake COVID-19 vaccines currently in circulation in Africa. It stated that about 3,000 of the fake vaccines, which were Africa-bound from China, have been intercepted on African soil. The Director of Hospital Services of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi, made these known in a letter dated March 26, 2021, to the Chief Medical Directors/Medical Directors of Federal Tertiary Health Institutions. She said: “The ministry is in receipt of a letter from the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 regarding the arrest of about 3,000 doses of fake COVID-19 vaccines which were Africa-bound from China. “The report further indicates that the fake COVID-19 vaccines are already in circulation in Africa. “To preve...
CAF Fines Aubameyang For Social Media Post
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CAF Fines Aubameyang For Social Media Post

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been fined $10,000 for social media posts. CAF said the post had tarnished its “honour and image”. Aubameyang posted in the social media after Gabon spent the night on an airport floor ahead of an African Cup of Nations qualifier in November. The player and his team mates were stuck at the airport in the Gambia after arriving for a qualifying game. They were not allowed to leave as officials argued over COVID-19 testing. The Arsenal striker posted pictures of players sleeping on the airport floor and wrote: “Nice job CAF, it’s as if we were back in the 1990s.” He later added: “This will not demotivate us but people need to know and CAF needs to take responsibility. “It is 2020 and we want ...
President Buhari To Reopen Borders Soon
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President Buhari To Reopen Borders Soon

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, had a closed door meeting with the nation’s 36 state governors on the security challenges across the country. He explained that the closure of the nation’s land borders was partly an attempt to control the smuggling of weapons and drugs. African News Today had earlier reported that state governors did not speak with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.  The Presidency has now issued a statement quoting Buhari as asking the state governors to work more with traditional rulers and community members to improve local intelligence gathering that will aid the work of security agencies. The statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, wa...
Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw with Sierra Leone
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Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw with Sierra Leone

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday were unable to score as Sierra Leone held them to a goalless draw as both team jostle for a place in the Africa Cup of Nations competition in 2022. Four days earlier, the Sierra Leone team had come down from four goals down to clinch a draw in Benin-city against the Eagles. But after vowing to bounce back in Freetown with a victory, the Nigerian football team failed to do enough to breach their opponent’s goalnet. The result leaves Nigeria at the top of its qualifying group with eight points, just one point above Benin in second place with four games played. Sierra Leone remain third with three points. The Super Eagles, despite the two draws, remain favorites to finish first in the group and advance.
Update: ECOWAS Elects New Chairman
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Update: ECOWAS Elects New Chairman

President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has emerged as the new Chairman of the Economic Committee of West African States (ECOWAS), at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit in Niamey, Republic of Niger. President Addo replaces Muhamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic and becomes the 35th president of ECOWAS.
AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquarters in Cairo
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AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquarters in Cairo

News emerging from Egypt has it that the trophy the country's national team won thrice in a row was discovered missing from the country's football federation headquarters. According to reports, the discovery was made as preparations were being made to create a museum where all the trophies and awards won by the Egyptian football teams will be kept and displayed. Ahmed Shobir, a former Egyptian Football Association, Vice President, is quoted as saying: "Officials of the committee which meets every five years and currently manages the Football Association were surprised that the trophy was not available, in light of their desire to create a museum at the federation headquarters, which would feature the trophy and the national team’s kits. "However, (they) were surprised to find that...
AfDB Election: Adesina Re-Elected as President
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AfDB Election: Adesina Re-Elected as President

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwunmi Adesina has been re-elected for a second tenure. He was re-elected by the Board of Governors of the Bank at the ongoing AfDB’s virtual annual meeting in Abuja on Thursday. It was disclosed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Media, Lauretta Onochie on Twitter. Onochie wrote, “Our very own Akinwumi Akin Adesina has been reaffirmed as the President of the African Development Bank. “Thank you to our supportive President @MBuhari who mobilized support for our own Adesina and why not! Adesina has been proven to be above boards.” Recall that Adesina was recently cleared of misconduct by an Independent Review Committee set up to probe his administration after a complaint by the United States.
A third of Africa’s Children Missed Virtual Learning, says UNICEF
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A third of Africa’s Children Missed Virtual Learning, says UNICEF

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said the COVID-19 induced school closure has created a global education emergency occasioned by the inability of a third of children to access virtual leaning. UNICEF said about 1.5 billion children could not access learning at the peak of lockdowns intended to ameliorate the spread of coronavirus. Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director said, “For at least 463 million children whose schools closed due to COVID-19, there was no such a thing as remote learning. “The sheer number of children whose education was completely disrupted for months on end is a global education emergency,” she said in a statement. “The repercussions could be felt in economies and societies for decades to come.” According to the report released on Wednesday, ...
Africa, World Risk ‘Generational Catastrophe’ on Education, UN cautions
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Africa, World Risk ‘Generational Catastrophe’ on Education, UN cautions

The United Nations (UN) cautions that Africa and the rest of the world could witness a “generational catastrophe” due to the closure of schools around the world amid the COVID-19 scare. This was disclosed by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a communique. Reports suggest as at mid-July, at least 160 countries had closed their schools keeping more than 1 billion students at home while at least 40 million children have missed out on pre-school. Guterres said ensuring the safe return of students to classroom must be a “top priority”. “Now we face a generational catastrophe that could waste untold human potential, undermine decades of progress, and exacerbate entrenched inequalities,” said Guterres as he launched a U.N. “Save our Future” campaign. He further stated that, “...