AFN Picks Okagbare, Amusan, 10 Others for IAAF World Championships

[Daily Trust] The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has named sprinter Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor and sprint-hurdler Tobiloba Amusan and 10 other athletes to compete at the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Ch…

[Daily Trust] The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has named sprinter Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor and sprint-hurdler Tobiloba Amusan and 10 other athletes to compete at the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London, England, from August 4 to 13.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

TLcom Wants to Put Its U.S.$40 Million Fund Into African Start-Ups With a Big Idea

[Innovation in Africa] TLcom has just finalized the raising of US$40 million for its TIDE Africa fund. It’s looking for start-ups that can scale across several countries. Russell Southwood caught up with Ido Sum, Partner and Omobola Johnson, General Pa…

[Innovation in Africa] TLcom has just finalized the raising of US$40 million for its TIDE Africa fund. It's looking for start-ups that can scale across several countries. Russell Southwood caught up with Ido Sum, Partner and Omobola Johnson, General Partner and former Nigerian Communications Minister in Lagos to talk about what they have planned.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

LMC Wants NFF to Suspend Six Referees for Poor Performance

[Guardian] Six match officials in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), whose performances have been adjudged as not meeting the high standard of the league, have been suspended from further handling of matches for the rest of the 2016/17 se…

[Guardian] Six match officials in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), whose performances have been adjudged as not meeting the high standard of the league, have been suspended from further handling of matches for the rest of the 2016/17 season.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Osinbajo to New Ministers – We’re Not Joking Here

[Daily Trust] Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday inaugurated Professor Stephen Ocheni (Kogi) and Alhaji Suleiman Hassan (Gombe) as ministers, urging them to be part of the herculean task of turning the nation around.

[Daily Trust] Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday inaugurated Professor Stephen Ocheni (Kogi) and Alhaji Suleiman Hassan (Gombe) as ministers, urging them to be part of the herculean task of turning the nation around.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

And They Killed the Nigeria Airways

[Guardian] On May 1, 1959, the Nigeria Airways Limited was inaugurated during the tenure of Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola as Minister of Aviation giving Nigeria its fledging national airline.

[Guardian] On May 1, 1959, the Nigeria Airways Limited was inaugurated during the tenure of Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola as Minister of Aviation giving Nigeria its fledging national airline.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Okorocha – Buhari Could Be Back in Two Weeks

[This Day] Abuja -Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, who was one of the four All Progressives Congress (APC) governors that met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in London, has said that he expects the president to return home from the United …

[This Day] Abuja -Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, who was one of the four All Progressives Congress (APC) governors that met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in London, has said that he expects the president to return home from the United Kingdom (UK) within the next two weeks, confirming THISDAY's report Monday that Buhari may return by August at the latest.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Journalist Held Covering El Gedaref Teachers’ Protest

[Radio Dabanga] El Gedaref -On Tuesday the security services in El Gedaref arrested journalist Abdellatif El Daou while he was covering a protest by El Gedaref’s teachers demanding to be free on Eid Al Fitr (the conclusion of the Muslim fasting month o…

[Radio Dabanga] El Gedaref -On Tuesday the security services in El Gedaref arrested journalist Abdellatif El Daou while he was covering a protest by El Gedaref's teachers demanding to be free on Eid Al Fitr (the conclusion of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan) and a nature of work allowance.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Long-Serving Port Sudan Workers Denied Permanent Contracts

[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -About 150 ‘temporary’ port workers in Port Sudan have been denied access to permanent work contracts, in spite of having worked at the port for many years.

[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -About 150 'temporary' port workers in Port Sudan have been denied access to permanent work contracts, in spite of having worked at the port for many years.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Some Relief for Cholera Patients in El Gezira

[Radio Dabanga] El Gezira -Fewer new cases of cholera are being reported in Sudan’s El Gezira, while equipment and medicines provided by charities have provided some relief for patients.

[Radio Dabanga] El Gezira -Fewer new cases of cholera are being reported in Sudan's El Gezira, while equipment and medicines provided by charities have provided some relief for patients.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Sudan – El Gezira Authorities Threaten to Remove Sesame Crop By Force

[Radio Dabanga] El Gezira -The authorities in the El Maelig area in Sudan’s El Gezira state have threatened a number of farmers that they will remove their sesame crop planted in the current summer season by force.

[Radio Dabanga] El Gezira -The authorities in the El Maelig area in Sudan's El Gezira state have threatened a number of farmers that they will remove their sesame crop planted in the current summer season by force.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan