Breaking: FG evacuates 270 stranded Nigerians from Egypt

July 10, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 270 stranded Nigerians are about now on their way to Abuja from Egypt due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was disclosed on the Twitter handle of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM). According to the commission, “270 Stranded Nigerians departed Cairo Egypt via @eayptair for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with two other Nationals. “The flight is expected Read More

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Taekwondo: Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria secure 2020 Olympic tickets

February 23, 2020 Editor 0

Six countries, including hosts Morocco and Africa’s most populous nation Nigeria, secured Olympic tickets for Tokyo 2020 Olympics on the opening day of the on-going African Qualification Tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, holding between February 22 and 23, 2020. The spread of the medals acutely reflects the difficulty and competitiveness of the Olympic qualification process, as well as spread Read More

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CAF award: #SadioMane, Salah, Mahrez… Who wears the crown?

January 7, 2020 Editor 0

Three African soccer musketeers Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Riyad Mahrez will be up for battle Tuesday night during 2019 CAF best footballer award in Egypt. All three players have had an impressive year, as the Reds duo managed to lift the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and the Club World Cup. Additionally, they also shared the Premier League Read More

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Breaking: Egypt FA sack coach, resign after shock AFCON ouster

July 7, 2019 Editor 0

The president of the Egyptian Football Association Hani Abou Rida resigned late Saturday and “sacked” his technical team after the hosts’ shock elimination from the African Cup of Nations. The decision had been “a moral obligation” said the Egyptian FA in a statement after “disappointing Egypt’s supporters” in a 1-0 defeat to South Africa, adding that all board members had Read More

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Revealed! Morsi was ‘killed’ by Egyptian government – Son

June 21, 2019 Editor 0

A son of the late former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has accused incumbent President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and a number of other officials of “killing” his father. Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president who was arrested after being overthrown in a military coup led by el-Sisi in 2013, died on Monday after collapsing inside his soundproof glass cage while on trial in a Cairo courtroom on espionage Read More

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Breaking: Ex-Egyptian President slumps in Court, dies

June 17, 2019 Editor 0

Egypt’s former president Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the army in 2013, has died in court, state TV says. He reportedly fainted after a court session where he was facing espionage charges and subsequently died. He was 67. Morsi was overthrown following mass protests a year after he took office as the country’s first democratically elected leader. The former Read More

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Breaking: Super Eagles thump Egypt in friendly duel

March 26, 2019 Editor 0

Paul Onuachu has announced his arrival in the Super Eagles with a quickfire belter, which proved to be the match winner during international friendly against Egypt in Asaba. Onuachu fired home after just 35 seconds when he latched on to a long, searching ball from the Eagles half before he controlled it and then smashed home. Besides his goal, the Read More

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Int’l friendly – Super Eagles vs Egypt: Game kicks off 6pm in Asaba

March 26, 2019 Editor 0

The kickoff time for the eagerly-anticipated friendly between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Pharaohs of Egypt has been shifted from the earlier advertised 4.pm to 6.pm. The game will be played at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, as the Super Eagles and their opponents effectively begin the preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations having completed the qualifying Read More

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Super Eagles vs Pirates, Pharaohs: Police beefs up security in Asaba

March 21, 2019 Editor 0

The Delta State Police command has beefed adequate security in Asaba ahead of return leg match of the last African Cup of Nations and international friendly matches between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Seychelles’ Pirates, then Pharaohs of Egypt. While the AFCON qualifier(Super Eagles vs Seychelles) take place on Friday March 22, the international friendly encounter (Super Eagles vs Egypt) will Read More

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Breaking – AFCON: Again, Rohr drops Mikel, Iheanacho, invites 23 Eagles ahead Egypt, Seychelles clash

March 4, 2019 Editor 0

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has again left out captain Mikel Obi and Kelechi Iheanacho ahead of Nation’s Cup clash against Pirates of Seychelles and friendly game with Pharaohs of Egypt. Rather, the Nigeria’s senior men football team coach has invited stand-in captain Ahmed Musa and 22 other players for this month’s matches. Both encounter will take place in Read More

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Taekwondo: Anyanacho storms Hurghada for Egypt Open, after Nigeria, Turkish exploits

February 19, 2019 Editor 0

National Champion in the -67 kg, Elizabeth Anyanacho, on Monday arrived Alexandria, Hurghada, venue of highly rated World Taekwondo Championship, Egypt Open scheduled for this weekend. From Turkey, she touched Egypt at exactly 3pm ahead of looming clash in the northern African region. The competition rated G-2 is meant to get underway between February 21 and 24, 2019. Anyanacho who Read More

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Varsity expels female student for hugging male friend in Egypt

January 13, 2019 Editor 0

Egypt’s Al-Azhar university on Sunday said it had expelled a female student after she appeared in a video hugging a male colleague, accusing her of undermining the school’s reputation. The video, which went viral earlier this month, showed a young man carrying a bouquet of flowers kneeling before a young woman and then hugging her in what appeared to be Read More

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Again, Mo Salah wins BBC African best Footballer, equals Okocha

December 15, 2018 Editor 0

Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row. The 26-year-old beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey to the prize. The Premier League’s player of the year scored 44 goals in 52 games for Liverpool last season. “It’s a great feeling to win Read More

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Khashoggi: Go away assasin, Tunisians shout as Saudi Crown Prince visits

November 27, 2018 Editor 0

The demonstrators shouted “Go away assassin!” and held placards with slogans including “The people want Bin Salman to be judged”, “No to the killer of Yemeni children” and “You’re not welcome”. It was the second protest in as many days against the de facto Saudi ruler, who was expected to fly into Tunis from Egypt on Tuesday for talks with President Beji Read More

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Salah: From zero to hero

January 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

It took Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah just three years to transform from a Chelsea reject to being crowned African Player of the Year in Ghana few hours ago. Salah failed to blossom after moving from Swiss outfit Basel to Stamford Bridge, leading to him being loaned to Serie A sides Fiorentina and AS Roma, then sold to the Read More

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Militants kill 115 in north Sinai mosque attack: Egyptian state media

November 25, 2017 Blueprint 0

At least 115 people were killed on Friday when Islamist militants set off a bomb and opened fire on people attending prayers at a mosque in Egypt’s restive northern Sinai, state media said. No group claimed responsibility for the assault but it was the deadliest yet in the region where for three years Egyptian security forces have battled an Islamic Read More