Nigerian fans troop out to watch Algeria clinch first AFCON trophy in over 20 years

Algeria has emerged the African champions for the first time since 1990 as the Desert Foxes clinched the historic win over Senegal on Friday night in Egypt. Despite the Super Eagles exiting the tournament at the hands of the eventual…

Eagles, Senegal friendly to hold behind closed doors (Punch)

Nigeria’s international friendly game against Senegal billed for the Ismailia Stadium on Sunday will be played behind closed doors. This is because both coaches of Nigeria and Senegal have unanimously agreed on this as they hope to use the practice…

Eagles to play Zimbabwe, Senegal in pre-Egypt 2019 AFCON friendlies (Guardian)

As part of efforts to get the Super Eagles in top shape for the Egypt 2019 African Nations Cup, which holds in June, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has lined up two quality international friendlies for the team. The matches…

125 Years: FirstBank marches on, brings the world to a standstill

Nigeria’s Premier financial institution and iconic banking Brand, First Bank of Nigeria Limited had the world stand still on Friday, March 1, 2019, as it held its symbolic flag hoisting ceremony across Nigeria and other countries where it does business.…

Senegal election: President Macky Sall ‘heading for victory’ (BBC)

Senegalese President Macky Sall is headed towards a second term in office, his prime minister has alleged. Mohammed Dionne said preliminary results suggested Mr Sall had secured about 57% of the vote in Sunday’s elections, but an official result will…

UBA’s Leo Chatbot clocks one, crosses 1m user milestone across Africa

Leo, United Bank for Africa (UBA)’s Chatbot recently clocked one and also surpassed one million user mark across Africa. The pan African financial institution says it will be celebrating its landmark achievement and successes in the course of the year.…

Oshoala, Ordega behind SA’s Kgatlana in CAF rating (Vanguard)

Nigeria’s duo of Asisat Oshoala and Francesca Ordega may lose out on the 2018 African Woman Footballer of The Year award, next Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal as many soccer pundits are rating them behind South Africa’s Chrestinah Kgatlana. Although Oshoala…

‘Blame NFF for Flying Eagles, Supersand team’s defeat to Senegal’ (Guardian)

‘Blame NFF for Flying Eagles, Supersand team’s defeat to Senegal’ (Guardian) Veteran coach Godfery Esu is putting the blame of the two defeats suffered by Nigerian national teams at the hands of Senegal on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Nigeria’s…

NBA Opens New Training Centre In Senegal (Independent)

The National Basketball Association (NBA) on Monday cut the ribbon on a new training centre in Saly, Senegal, where it hopes to develop a new generation of African players for the league. The facility, which features two indoor courts and…

Lagos International Poetry Festival begins 4th edition with a bang! -Gabriella Opara

The fourth edition of the Lagos International Poetry Festival, otherwise known as LIPFest, began on Wednesday with guests from different countries. Some of these countries include; Senegal, Ghana, Germany, Uganda, United Kingdom, South Africa, USA, and of course, Nigeria. Themed…

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