Falconets fly to Morocco for African Games today
The U-20 women's national team, Falconets, who will represent Nigeria at the women’s football event of the 12th Africa Games scheduled for Rabat, will fly out of Nigeria to Morocco today. They will battle Cameroun, South Africa and Zambia in Group B of the tournament, which holds from August 17 to 29.
‘NBBF borrowed money to fund D’Tigress’ title defence’
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has declared that the body borrowed money from different sources to ensure the Nigeria women basketball team (D’Tigress) departed the country on Wednesday for the 2019 AfroBasket billed to dunk off in Senegal from August 10 to 18.
Mansa Musa: The Richest Man That Ever Lived
The debate about who the richest man never range far from Jeff Bezos, Bill Gate and Warren Buffet. However, these men’s wealth cannot hold a candle to Mansa Musa whose extravagance was so much that it wrecked a country. Who is Mansa Musa? In 1312, Mansa Abu-Bakr abdicated the Malian Empire in order to…
US slaps sanctions on Al-Qaeda affiliate in Mali
The US Treasury on Tuesday imposed sanctions on an Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group in Mali that carried out deadly attacks on the west African country's armed forces.
At least 14 killed in attack on Mali villages
At least 14 people were killed in an attack on two ethnic Dogon villages in centre of Mali, local officials said Tuesday, in the latest in a cycle of violence in the fragile Sahel country. No group immediately claimed responsibility for Monday's attack but Mali has seen a spate of massacres this year between ethnic…
Massacre toll in Mali cut to 35
A massacre at a village in central Mali that according to early estimates killed 95 people left 35 dead, the authorities said Wednesday, giving a final toll.
Xenophobic attacks loom in Mali, says NAPTIP
Director-general of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has alerted the Nigerian authorities and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament of imminent xenophobia on trafficked Nigerians in Mali. The NAPTIP boss noted that Malian women were already grumbling that Nigerian girls were taking their men, stoking…
Attack against civilians is attack against peace
Early this week, there was a breaking News: “A Nigerian UN peacekeeper had been killed and another injured by unidentified assailants in Timbuktu, Mali.” This ugly incident happened few days to the annual International Day of UN Peacekeepers celebration. This is not the first time people have lost their lives as peacekeepers. So many soldiers…
Flying Eagles set for Qatar as FIFA U-20 World Cup kicks off
The stage is set for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland, where 24 countries will fight to determine the best youth football-playing nation on earth. The competition, which kicks off today and ends on June 16, is attracting much attention because of the quality of youngsters that participated in their various continental championships.…