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Nike Celebrates Africa’s First Female Skeleton Athlete’s Historic Qualification With Short Film

Nike Celebrates Africa’s First Female Skeleton Athlete’s Historic Qualification With Short Film

Nike’s new short film ‘Forever First’ celebrates the power and mindset of Simidele Adeagbo, who is Africa’s first ever female athlete to compete in the winter sport of skeleton and qualify for the Winter Games this year. Adeagbo makes her return to international athletics after being in retirement for nine years and recovering from setbacks and losses,

George Weah to be sworn in today, other African leaders to grace Weah’s inauguration

Former international footballer George Weah will be sworn in as Liberia’s new president on Monday, a landmark moment that marks the troubled country’s first peaceful democratic transition since 1944. Weah will become the 25th president of the West African nation, taking power from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf after 12 years, with expectations running sky-high among

FG Asks Nigerians To ‘Perish Thoughts’ Of Going To Libya

The Federal Government has again warned Nigerians against embarking on the perilous journey to Libya as a means of travelling to Europe for greener pastures. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, issued the warning on Sunday while addressing reporters in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. She asked Nigerians

Weah pledges grassroots social transformation

Liberia’s President-elect, George Weah, has declared that social transformation especially at the grassroots would be the “singular mission and focus’’ of his administration. Weah made the promise while delivering his victory speech at his party’s headquarters in Monrovia on Saturday. He pledged to improve the lives of ordinary Liberians through the instrumentality of pro-poor governance.

Nigeria, Libya move to boost oil output in 2018

Less than two weeks after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)’s decision to extend oil production cuts, Libya and Nigeria, have indicated their intent to raise output in 2018. While several ministers at the November 30 meeting of the OPEC suggested the two nations had joined the output-curbing deal, both are working to add

Air Peace to begin West coast flights

Air Peace has announced plans to connect Freetown in Sierra Leone, Banjul in the Gambia and Dakar in Senegal, starting from December 15. The airline, in a statement issued by its Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah, yesterday in Lagos, said: “We are pleased to announce the second phase of the expansion of our route

Worst attack on UN in recent history kills 15 peacekeepers in DR Congo

The United Nations suffered its worst attack on a peacekeeping mission in nearly a quarter of a century on Friday when suspected Ugandan rebels attacked a base in the restive Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 15 peacekeepers. The UN Security Council said the peacekeepers, who were all from neighbouring Tanzania, were killed in