Meet Nigeria’s First Bobsled Team

[This is Africa] Nigeria’s first ever bobsled team, which comprises of three women battling the Canadian cold, and enduring the various challenges stands on the edge of history. The inspirational team has faced numerous challenges from the unforgiving …

[This is Africa] Nigeria's first ever bobsled team, which comprises of three women battling the Canadian cold, and enduring the various challenges stands on the edge of history. The inspirational team has faced numerous challenges from the unforgiving weather to financial difficulties in the quest to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The team is determined to complete the five trial events before 2018 to become Africa's first bobsled team at the Olympics. TIA wishes the team the best in the ongoing prepar

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Another National Blackout Looms

[Daily Trust] Except appropriate counter measures are taken, the entire country is headed for a nationwide power outage as the strategic Egbin power station is on the verge of a system shut down. Addressing reporters in Lagos recently, Managing Directo…

[Daily Trust] Except appropriate counter measures are taken, the entire country is headed for a nationwide power outage as the strategic Egbin power station is on the verge of a system shut down. Addressing reporters in Lagos recently, Managing Director of the Egbin genco Mr Dallas Peavey lamented over its pallid state of affairs and listed three factors that are most debilitating to the facility. These include a N110 billion debt burden, shortage of gas to operate the turbines and the systemic inefficiency of the Trans

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

EC Extends Campaigns in Aruu North By-Election

[Monitor] Pader -The Electoral Commission has extended the campaign period for the Aruu North County by-election by one day ahead of President Museveni visit to the district to campaign for the National Resistance Movement candidate.

[Monitor] Pader -The Electoral Commission has extended the campaign period for the Aruu North County by-election by one day ahead of President Museveni visit to the district to campaign for the National Resistance Movement candidate.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

13 Dead, 48 Injured in 36 Road Crashes

[Namibian] THE Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund reported that 13 people died in road accidents between 27 and 30 March in what has been labelled one of the darkest weeks on the country’s roads.

[Namibian] THE Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund reported that 13 people died in road accidents between 27 and 30 March in what has been labelled one of the darkest weeks on the country's roads.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Good Decision to Get Super League Going Even Without Sponsors

[Nyasa Times] Football is supposed to sell itself to potential sponsors and the decision by Football Association of Malawi (Fam) and Super League of Malawi (Sulom) to go ahead with the kick off of this season is a good decision as a way forward to attr…

[Nyasa Times] Football is supposed to sell itself to potential sponsors and the decision by Football Association of Malawi (Fam) and Super League of Malawi (Sulom) to go ahead with the kick off of this season is a good decision as a way forward to attract other willing stakeholders after the withdrawal of TNM.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Two Years for Assaulting Schoolgirl

[Namibian] A FORMER taxi driver who broke a schoolgirl’s jaw when he assaulted her during an altercation over his driving now faces the harsh reality of two years behind bars.

[Namibian] A FORMER taxi driver who broke a schoolgirl's jaw when he assaulted her during an altercation over his driving now faces the harsh reality of two years behind bars.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Zuma Dodges Questions On Ratings Downgrade, While Riding New Train

[News24Wire] Journalists have been blocked from asking President Jacob Zuma any questions about ratings agency Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the country’s economy on Monday night.

[News24Wire] Journalists have been blocked from asking President Jacob Zuma any questions about ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgrade of the country's economy on Monday night.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa