A leading member of Benin’s opposition has been held and brought before a special court, the government said, as critics accuse the authorities of a crackdown ahead of upcoming elections. Bio Dramane Tidjani, from the opposition Democrats party, was summoned on Monday by the Court of Repression of Economic Offences and Terrorism for “destabilising … Continue reading Benin Opposition Member In Custody Ahead Of Elections Read Full Story
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is hopeful Victor Osimhen will be fit for next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Benin and Lesotho. Osimhen was knocked unconscious during the final minutes of Napoli’s ... Read Full Story
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has confirmed the possibility of the team traveling to Benin via the use of a boat for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Nigeria will face the Squirrels of Benin on March 22 in a game that could decide the fate ... Read Full Story
Ahead of the team’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho, former Nigerian midfielder, Emmanuel Amuneke has advised Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr to select the right players capable of getting the job done for the tea... Read Full Story
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Saturday, said there was no plan to make the neighbouring Republic of Benin the 37th State of Nigeria. This was contained in a statement...
Nearly 5,000 people, displaced by Nigeria’s communal violence, have arrived at Beninese villages in Pobè, a border commune located about 100 km from Cotonou, PANA learned on Saturday from sources close to the authorities of the commune.
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Omo, things dey happen for this country! I would have doubted if I didn’t see this. Pictures of cows disturbing school activities at Ugiemoh Secondary School behind Baden-baden hotel by...
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed that he’s worried about the performance of Nigerian defenders in Europe ahead of the team’s crucial 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin and Lesotho. Nigeria is top of Group L on e... Read Full Story
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr remains tight-lipped over calling up Ahmed Musa for the side’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Benin Republic and Lesotho, reports Completesports.com. Musa is looking for a new club... Read Full Story
Super Eagles goalkeeper trainer, Alloy Agu has reaffirmed that there will be no sentiment in the selection of players ahead of the crucial 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho respectively. Agu stated this on Wednesday durin... Read Full Story
African Union member states (55) reporting oases (3,760,854), deaths (98,962) and recoveries (3,305,491) of COVID-19 by region: Central (94,750 cases, 1,668 deaths, 79,592 recoveries): Burundi (1,849, 3, 1,155), Cameroon (31,394, 474, 29,501), CAR (4,997, 63, 4,908), Chad (3,664, 131, 3,182), Congo ( 8,419; 122; 7,012), Democratic Republic of the Congo (24,386; 655; 15,544), Equatorial Guinea (5,694; 86; 5,426), Gabon (12,865; 75; 11,750), São Tomé and Príncipe (1,482; 19; 1,114). Eastern (381,925, 7,199, 305,867): Comoros (3,358, 132, 2,911), Djibouti (5,981, 63, 5,865), Eritrea (2,566, 7, 1,914), Ethiopia (147,825, 2,209, 128,946), Kenya (103,014, 1,795) ; 85,250), Madagascar (19,598; 292; 18,915), Mauritius (601; 10; 554), Rwanda (17,484; 239; 15,125), Seychelles (1987; 9; 1,534), Somalia (5,273; 154; 3,876), South Sudan (5,710; 79; 3,769), Sudan (27,956; 1,858; 22,485), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,063; 331; 14,545). North (1,132,445; 31,549; 982,699): Algeria (110,802; 2,945; 76,108), Egypt (174,426; 10,050; 135,349), Libya (128,036; 2,051; 111,864), Mauritania (16,996; […]
The Regional Office for Africa of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Fisheries Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF) have stepped up support to the Fisheries Committee for the Western Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) providing notebooks for fisheries data analysis. At a COVID-proof ceremony at the FCWC Secretariat in Tema, Ghana, six laptops were provided to the FCWC to support the capture, analysis and reporting of fishery data in Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia , Nigeria and Togo. Funded by FAO through a Technical Cooperation Program (TCP), the initiative is part of FAO’s broader work with CECAF to help regional institutions better transform fisheries recommendations into policy action and improve policy frameworks. artisanal fishing data in the CECAF region. “Provision of the devices will help beneficiary countries to capture and analyze catch data on vessels, landing sites and related fishing activities, which […]
The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday said it arrested seven persons for alleged internet fraud in the state. The commission is a...
Former Nigerian goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu has advised the technical adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr to focus on the team’s goalkeeping department ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho respectively. ... Read Full Story
ACTING’s inaugural report offers most comprehensive resource on Sub-Saharan Africa’s natural gas market trends; Africa to witness increase localization and regionalization of LNG trade on the back of AfCTFA and competitive gas prices; Domestic gas monetization enters a new era of growth in West and East Africa, supported by significant gas-to-power capacity addition; African gas is entering a true decade of diversification with small-scale LNG (Nigeria, South Africa), coal-bed methane (Botswana, South Africa) and helium (Tanzania, South Africa) developments taking shape. The African Coalition for Trade & Investment in Natural Gas (ACTING) is pleased to announce the release and publication of its inaugural “State of Play: African Gas” report, providing the most comprehensive resource on Sub-Saharan Africa’s natural gas markets. As several African nations seek to increase the consumption and monetization of natural gas across their economies, the ACTING report highlights that the continent remains one the lowest consumer of […]
Africa Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,656,459), deaths (94,725) and recoveries (3,164,456) by region: Central (91,510 cases; 1,639 deaths; 76,595 recoveries): Burundi (1,717; 2; 1,155), Cameroon (31,394; 474; 29,501), CAR (4,995; 63; 4,908), Chad (3,473; 125; 2,849), Congo (8,060; 122; 5,860), DRC (23,485; 679; 15,107), Equatorial Guinea (5,578; 86; 5,358), Gabon (11,457; 71; 10,797), Sao Tome and Principe (1,351; 17; 1,060) Eastern (368,957; 6,992; 295,357): Comoros (3,086; 108; 2,334), Djibouti (5,941; 63; 5,852), Eritrea (2,326; 7; 1,719), Ethiopia (141,453; 2,145; 125,531), Kenya (101,690; 1,776; 84,302), Madagascar (19,065; 281; 18,215), Mauritius (584; 10; 540), Rwanda (16,337; 217; 12,047), Seychelles (1,436; 6; 1,113), Somalia (4,854; 134; 3,720), South Sudan (4,355; 66; 3,663), Sudan (27,500; 1,831; 21,794), Tanzania** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (39,821; 327; 14,349) Northern (1,108,734; 30,427; 952,698): Algeria (108,760; 2,911; 74,508), Egypt (169,106; 9,604; 132,054), Libya (122,894; 1,936; 103,312), Mauritania (16,792; 425; 15,985), Morocco (474,966; 8,381; 453,921), Sahrawi Arab […]
A Benin presidential candidate was wounded after shots were fired at his car soon after he filed his papers for the April presidential election, family members and the government said on Saturday. Ganiou Soglo, a former minister and son of ex-president Nicephore Soglo, was wounded on Friday on the way to his farm in Zinvie,
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Africa Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,642,975), deaths (94,196) and recoveries (3,149,657) by region: Central (90,267 cases; 1,637 deaths; 75,639 recoveries): Burundi (1,698; 2; 1,155), Cameroon (30,313; 474; 28,606), CAR (4,994; 63; 4,908), Chad (3,450; 124; 2,810), Congo (8,060; 122; 5,860), DRC (23,371; 678; 15,085), Equatorial Guinea (5,578; 86; 5,358), Gabon (11,457; 71; 10,797), Sao Tome and Principe (1,346; 17; 1,060) Eastern (367,776; 6,973; 294,512): Comoros (3,001; 105; 2,246), Djibouti (5,941; 63; 5,849), Eritrea (2,326; 7; 1,719), Ethiopia (140,883; 2,136; 125,241), Kenya (101,534; 1,776; 84,268), Madagascar (19,065; 281; 18,215), Mauritius (584; 10; 540), Rwanda (16,186; 213; 11,617), Seychelles (1,289; 5; 1,113), Somalia (4,814; 132; 3,720), South Sudan (4,355; 66; 3,663), Sudan (27,500; 1,831; 21,794), Tanzania** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (39,789; 327; 14,349) Northern (1,106,336; 30,305; 949,698): Algeria (108,537; 2,911; 74,330), Egypt (168,597; 9,560; 131,632), Libya (122,894; 1,936; 103,312), Mauritania (16,777; 425; 15,946), Morocco (474,379; 8,368; 453,302), Sahrawi Arab […]
Adeyinka Adedipe, Benin The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II has suspended Mr Harrison Okao as the Chief Priest (Ohenosa) of Holy Arousa Cathedral over alleged unauthorised ministration. His suspension is coming after a recommendation from the Joint Elders Committee of the Cathedral and some senior chiefs of the Benin Kingdom. READ ALSO: What I saw […] Read Full Story
Under the umbrella of the Arab-Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program, three IsDB Group Private Sector Entities hosted a webinar on key trade finance and investment components aimed at fostering regional trade. The entities included the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), the Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) in collaboration with IsDB Group Business Forum “THIQAH”. Over 1,000 development institutions, sovereign funds, banks, investment and private equity companies, and key government and corporate sector representatives were in attendance. The event, which focused on the investment, trade and insurance pillars of the AATB program showcased potential business opportunities existing between the two regions particularly in key industries such as agro-food, health and pharmaceutical, building and construction materials and equipment, as well as machinery and electrical equipment. Projects and activities involving the growth of […]
Atlanta Olympic gold medalist, Dosu Joseph has warned the Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr to be wary of the threat the Squirrels of Benin will pose ahead of next month 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The three-time AFCON champions ar... Read Full Story
Leading pan African media relations and communications firm, African Media Agency (AMA) today announced further geographic expansion across west and central Africa. With an existing presence in Côte d’Ivoire and Uganda, AMA added Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, Gabon, Congo and DRC to its African footprint. For its multinational clients and US-based entities with African operations, AMA continues to serve them out of its New York offices. This expansion comes as a direct response to the needs of AMA’s clients, both from the public and private sectors, for more focused and sustained engagement in francophone Africa, especially during the current pandemic. Governments, multilateral institutions, development agencies, and corporations want more than ever to communicate with individuals and micro & small enterprises in these markets to help them survive the pandemic and thrive thereafter, with special focus on the vulnerable and underserved segments of society. We’re expanding to 14 Francophone Africa countries (AMA) “From our […]
Edo State government’s bid to host the 20th National Sports Festival last year was successful and the relevant organs and agencies started work in earnest. Unfortunately, when it was about a week to “EDO2020” as it was then known, the Festival was pos... Read Full Story
On the second ever World NTD Day, spearheaded by policy and advocacy action tank Speak Up Africa, high-level stakeholders, private and civil society organizations, artists and the media united to say No to Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). First launched in 2020, World NTD Day was introduced to mark the global fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases, a group of diseases that affect more than 1.5 billion people globally. Approximately one third of those live in Africa. To mark the occasion, the No to NTDs Civil Society Network coordinated iconic landmarks across Senegal, Niger, Guinea and Benin to shine orange and violet, the World NTD Day campaign colors, for the day to highlight the importance of all countries working together to fight NTDs. The Monument de la Renaissance in Senegal, the Place de la Concertation in Niger, the Monument du 22 Novembre in Guinea and the Etoile Rouge in Benin are among the many […]