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Egypt to host 2019 AFCON

Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between June 15 and July 13, Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad announced in Dakar Tuesday. The CAF executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to delays in preparations and

Buhari accepts setbacks in Boko Haram fight

President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged setbacks in the fight against Boko Haram, as the jihadists launched fresh attacks in the restive northeast. The 76-year-old head of state was elected in 2015 on a promise to end the Islamist insurgency, which has killed more than 27,000 people since 2009 and left 1.8

PRESIDENT BUHARI CALLS FOR RESPECT FOR DEMOCRACY IN GABON

Following reports of attempted military takeover in Gabon, President Muhammadu Buhari has called for respect for constitutional provisions in the oil-rich west-central African nation. According to the Nigerian leader, “The military officers in Gabon should understand that the era of military coups and governments in Africa and indeed worldwide, is long

VOTERS HIT 84,004,084

The voters register presented by the Independent National Electoral Commission to political parties in Abuja on Monday has shown that Lagos and Kano states have maintained the lead in the number of registered voters. In the breakdown, INEC says a total of 84,004,084 Nigerians will vote in the elections. Out of the

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