Nigeria: FIFA bans Samson Siasia from football for life, gives reasons

Nigeria: FIFA bans Samson Siasia from football for life, gives reasons

World football governing body, FIFA has banned former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, for life. Siasia was banned from all football-related activities by FIFA after being found guilty over bribery and attempt to manipulate matches at the international level.  

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Ebola experimental drugs proves potent

Ebola experimental drugs proves potent

Two of four Ebola experimental drugs being tested in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) showed survival rates of as much as 90 per cent. One is REGN-EB3 – developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and the second is mAb114 – developed

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Tanzania state official says plans underway to publicise married men in efforts to tame cheating

Tanzania state official says plans underway to publicise married men in efforts to tame cheating

The Tanzanian government is set to receive a proposal that will see names of married men published in an effort to help curb cheating among couples and save young women from heartbreaks.  The idea was announced by Dar es Salaam

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British Police Officer under investigation after appearing on Big Brother Nigeria

British Police Officer under investigation after appearing on Big Brother Nigeria

A Metropolitan Police officer is currently appearing on the Nigerian version of Big Brother – despite having been refused permission to do so by her bosses. Khafi Kareem, 29, who was pictured alongside Commissioner Cressida Dick as the Met celebrated 100 years of women

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Kenyan MP with baby ordered to leave parliament

Kenyan MP with baby ordered to leave parliament

Female Members of Parliament (MPs) have walked out of Kenya’s parliament in solidarity with a colleague who was ordered to leave because she had taken her baby. Zuleika Hassan said she had brought her five-month-old baby with her to work

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Gov’t not doing enough to seek Justice for 44 Ghanaians killed in The Gambia – ACILA

Gov’t not doing enough to seek Justice for 44 Ghanaians killed in The Gambia – ACILA

The Africa Center for International Law and Accountability (ACILA) says government is not doing enough to seek justice for the 44 Ghanaians who were murdered on the orders of Yahya Jammeh, ex-president of The Gambia, in 2005. ACILA’s Executive Director,

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Mugabe in Singapore hospital ‘since April’

Mugabe in Singapore hospital ‘since April’

Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe has been in hospital in Singapore for four months, his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. Mr Mnangagwa said the 95-year-old “founding father of our nation” had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment and

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Ugandan musician dies after abduction and torture

Ugandan musician dies after abduction and torture

musician who was close to Ugandan pop star and opposition MP Bobi Wine has died of his injuries after being abducted and tortured. Allinda Michael, known by his stage name Ziggy Wine, was managed by Bobi Wine’s Firebase Crew music

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Ugandan activist gets nine months in jail for a poem about a vagina

Ugandan activist gets nine months in jail for a poem about a vagina

A Ugandan feminist and activist reacted with fury and defiance after being sentenced to nine more months in prison for publishing a metaphorical poem about the birth of President Yoweri Museveni and his mother’s vagina. Stella Nyanzi was found guilty

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Snake chases lawmakers from Nigerian state parliament

Snake chases lawmakers from Nigerian state parliament

A snake burst onto the chamber floor of a state parliament building in southwest Nigeria, sending lawmakers scampering and forcing an indefinite recess, officials said Friday. “When we were about to enter into plenary, a big snake just ran out

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