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Patrice Motsepe elected president of CAF while Africa united behind a common goal

Patrice Motsepe elected president of CAF while Africa united behind a common goalThe task of projecting African football onto the world stage began following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation at the 43rd CAF Congress, held in Rabat, Morocco. Mr Motsepe will lead not only a revised African confederation, but an organization that will see substantial changes at the level of the CAF Executive Committee and the FIFA Council (www.FIFA.com) following various elections which have also taken place. Mathurin de Chacus (Benin), Isha Johansen (Sierra Leone), Fouzi Lekjaa (Morocco), Amaju Pinnick (Nigeria) and Mamoutou Touré (Mali) will all join Hany Abo Rida (Egypt) on the FIFA Council, while Kanizat Ibrahim ( Comoros) and Mbombo Njoya (Cameroon) were elected to the CAF Executive Committee. Other regional nominations were also made with Wadie Jary (Tunisia) elected in the northern zone and Elvis Raja Chetty (Seychelles) and Maclean Letshwiti (Botswana) both elected to represent the southern zone. “Africa needs the collective […]

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NRFF President urges women to play bigger role in rugby

Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 update (March 10, 2021)March 8, 2021 is International Women’s Day and rugby unions and organizations in Africa are taking the opportunity to rightly celebrate the positive impact of women in sport and development. To commemorate International Women’s Day in Nigeria, club and community coaches organized training games in Delta, Benin, Abia, Benue, Ogun and Lagos states. NRFF President Kelechukwu Mbagwu instructed the Women’s Rugby Development Committee to make every effort to engage more women and girls in rugby “Today is International Women’s Day. We #ChoosetoChallenge gender stereotypes and our partnerships are committed to providing equitable spaces for women to reach their full potential. Nigeria has a population of over 200 million and, if properly harnessed, can be a driving force for women’s rugby in Africa. We are playing our part in the NRFF because we have obtained the readmission of our national women’s team to the African rugby competitions. We hope to see […]

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NIDO writes to Buhari demanding justice for murdered Nigerian based in US

NIDO writes to Buhari demanding justice for murdered Nigerian based in USBy Harrison Arubu Nigerians in the Diaspora Organization Americas (NIDOA) have written to President Muhammadu Buhari to demand justice for one of its members recently murdered by kidnappers at their home. The victim, Prince Dennis Abuda, was abducted on the Auchi-Benin road in Edo on January 30, as she returned to the United States after visiting her hometown of Fugar. Four days later, police found his decaying body with gunshot wounds on the bypass to Lagos, Benin after a ransom was paid. The kidnappers reportedly shot him dead after he collapsed as he was forced into the forest. The case has not been heard from since February 5, when police said they had arrested suspects to help them with their investigation. In the letter dated February 11, NIDOA called on the president to ensure that the perpetrators of this despicable act are brought to justice in order to deter others. […]

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Champions: football for gender equality in Africa

Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 update (March 9, 2021)FIFA (www.FIFA.com), the French Development Agency (AFD) and the NGO Plan International France are joining forces to launch the Champions program in Togo, Guinea and Benin. The goal? Empower girls and promote gender equality through football. To empower women and girls and fight against the discriminatory practices and attitudes they face, FIFA and AFD are funding the Champions program, led by the NGO Plan International France. Its aim is to promote leadership among girls and promote gender equality through football in a safe environment, especially at school. The various projects of the Championnes program are under development in Benin, Togo and Guinea. Expected results include capacity building and confidence building in 5,390 girls by empowering them to work together towards a common goal. Girls and women, aged 12 to 24, will have the opportunity to play football in renovated and well-equipped facilities, allowing both sexes to share space in a […]

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Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 7, 2021, 9 a.m.ET

African Union Member States reporting Ebola virus disease update (March 6, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,955,148), deaths (105,490) and recoveries (3,533,574) by region: Central (106,319 cases; 1,815 deaths; 93,354 cures): Burundi (2,299; 3; 1,155), Cameroon (35,714; 551; 32,594), CAR (5,021; 63; 4,920), Chad (4,111; 140; 3,579), Congo (9,179; 131 ; 7,898), DRC (26,468; 712; 22,432), Equatorial Guinea (6,329; 96; 5,737), Gabon (15,254; 88; 13,495), Sao Tome and Principe (1,944; 31; 1,544) East (417,462; 7,748; 323,952): Comoros (3,596; 146; 3,410), Djibouti (6,134; 63; 5,931), Eritrea (2,944; 7; 2,436), Ethiopia (165,029; 2,420; 137,785), Kenya (108,362; 1,874; 87,550), Madagascar (20,155; 300); 19,543), Mauritius (625; 10; 588), Rwanda (19,509; 267; 17,810), Seychelles (2,950; 15; 2,610), Somalia (8,041; 294; 3,932), South Sudan ( 8,677; 102; 4,317), Sudan (30,479; 1,895; 22,797), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,452; 334; 15065) North (1,177,769; 33,494; 1,037,905): Algeria (114,012; 3,012; 78,886), Egypt (185,922; 10,954; 143,575), Libya (137,482; 2,236; 124,712), Mauritania (17,309; 442; 16,656), Morocco (485,974; 8,676; […]

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Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 7, 2021, 9 a.m.ET

African Union Member States reporting Ebola virus disease update (March 6, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,955,148), deaths (105,490) and recoveries (3,533,574) by region: Central (106,319 cases; 1,815 deaths; 93,354 cures): Burundi (2,299; 3; 1,155), Cameroon (35,714; 551; 32,594), CAR (5,021; 63; 4,920), Chad (4,111; 140; 3,579), Congo (9,179; 131 ; 7,898), DRC (26,468; 712; 22,432), Equatorial Guinea (6,329; 96; 5,737), Gabon (15,254; 88; 13,495), Sao Tome and Principe (1,944; 31; 1,544) East (417,462; 7,748; 323,952): Comoros (3,596; 146; 3,410), Djibouti (6,134; 63; 5,931), Eritrea (2,944; 7; 2,436), Ethiopia (165,029; 2,420; 137,785), Kenya (108,362; 1,874; 87,550), Madagascar (20,155; 300); 19,543), Mauritius (625; 10; 588), Rwanda (19,509; 267; 17,810), Seychelles (2,950; 15; 2,610), Somalia (8,041; 294; 3,932), South Sudan ( 8,677; 102; 4,317), Sudan (30,479; 1,895; 22,797), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,452; 334; 15065) North (1,177,769; 33,494; 1,037,905): Algeria (114,012; 3,012; 78,886), Egypt (185,922; 10,954; 143,575), Libya (137,482; 2,236; 124,712), Mauritania (17,309; 442; 16,656), Morocco (485,974; 8,676; […]

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Football progress in schools tops Benin’s agenda

Football progress in schools tops Benin’s agendaFIFA President (www.FIFA.com) Gianni Infantino met the President of the Republic of Benin, Patrice Talon, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports, Oswald Homeky, and the President of the Beninese Federation of Football (FEBEFOOT President), Mathurin de Chacus, to discuss the ongoing development of football in the country, as well as the challenges African football faces in the future. The meetings, which were held in Cotonou, took place exactly five years after Gianni Infantino won the FIFA presidential elections in 2016. “The passion for football here in Benin is incredible and the love for our game is heartwarming and inspiring,” said the FIFA President. “I would like to congratulate President Talon for the investment his government has made in football and the good work FEBEFOOT has done to nurture football talent to improve skills and develop the game in this great nation. We need countries that can be role models […]

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Benin, its neighbours and the ‘law’ of movement

By Oghogho Obayuwana THIS really, is about a paradigm of non-resolution of the aboriginal question in Nigeria. It came to light that a certain community known as Ologbo in Edo State had been engulfed by communal tension with reports also of clashes, killings, kidnappings and arrests, etc. Now, is it the modular refinery with its
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