Africa Sports World 

Ghana’s captain Andre Ayew joins Qatar’s Al Sadd

– Advertisement – The captain of the Ghana football team, Andre Ayew, has completed his move to Al Sadd SC, the Qatari club has announced. The club confirmed on Friday that the 31-year-old has signed a two-year deal with an option for a third after completing his medical in Doha. Ayew has been without a club after his three-year contract with Welsh club Swansea City was not renewed at the end of last season. It came after the club narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League, losing to Brentford…

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OP-ED Opinions 

Political Travails: Who Is Afraid of the Youth? By Francis Akinlotan

Any unsuspecting member of the public would mistake the lowering of the age of eligibility to contest for public office through the passing of the “Not Too Young Bill” as an act or sign of encouragement or inclusion in political participation of the youth by the Federal Government through its agency, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Nothing can be further from the truth. INEC is desperately, shamelessly, and vehemently against the participation of the youth in politics. INEC’s continuous victimization of the Youth Party; and its refusal to conduct a…

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OP-ED Opinions 

The Yoruba Have Won Their Agitation, By Fredrick Nwabufo

The Yoruba are an exceptional people; precocious, tactful, urbane and temperate. They are about the most sophisticated of the ethnic groups in Nigeria. They know when to pounce, when to retreat, and when to negotiate. For the Yoruba, it is about the collective. It is always about the whole. Group interest does not succumb to the sway of individual ambition. They live by the winsome ‘’kparapo philosophy’’, and the ‘’omoluabi element’’ is never musty.  Let me detour. A united Nigeria remains the most operational means of preserving and protecting the variegated…

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OP-ED Opinions 

How Do You Want The Result, Senator? Azu Ishiekwene

Kicking the can down the road is government art. Once politicians maneuver themselves into office, they govern by repeating the promises they made and hope that problems would go away. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. For six years we’ve been trying to find an electoral law that works for voters. It doesn’t appear that we’re nearer a solution today than when we first started. At that time, President Goodluck Jonathan had one foot out the door, but his government being perhaps the most tech-savvy in Nigeria’s modern history, was…

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OP-ED Opinions 

My Trip To Kirikiri Women Prison, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

It all started a few months ago when the women group in the Opic Area of the Living Faith Church  decided to pay a visit to the Nigerian Correctional Service(NCoS), formerly known as Nigerian Prison Service (NPS). The aim was to extend the love of Christ to the inmates.   I had heard so much about the deplorable state of Nigerian prisons and the savage treatments that inmates are often subjected to. The story out there is that it is almost impossible for anyone to go into a Nigerian prison and return as…

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Africa Investments 

African Development Bank launches $2.75 billion 0.875% Global Benchmark due 22 July 2026

The African Development Bank, rated Aaa/AAA/AAA/AAA (Moody’s/S&P/Fitch/Japan Credit Rating, all stable), has launched and priced a $2.75 billion 5-year Global Benchmark bond due 22 July 2026, its second of the year. With this latest issue, the African Development Bank continues to carry out its funding strategy of issuing large liquid benchmark transactions and adds another on-the-run reference in the 5-year maturity while extending the Bank’s outstanding USD curve. With the final order book closing in excess of $4.2 billion and 82 investors participating, the Bank set the size of the…

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Africa Investments 

Fitch affirms Triple A-rating of the African Development Bank. Outlook stable

Global credit rating agency Fitch Ratings has affirmed the African Development Bank’s credit rating at ‘AAA’, with a stable outlook. Fitch said the triple-A rating was driven by the ‘extraordinary support’ of the Bank’s shareholders. Fitch views the Bank’s risk-management policies as ‘conservative’ and assesses them as ‘excellent’, in line with AAA-rated peers. “Concentration risk is ‘low’, with the bank’s five largest exposures accounting for 32% of total banking portfolio at end-2020.” Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala, Vice President for Finance and Chief Finance Officer of the African Development Bank, said: “The affirmation of the Bank’s…

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OP-ED Opinions 

The Ebeano Supermarket Fire And Abuja’s Development Challenges By Olanrewaju Osho

It’s no longer news that the 3 – Storey Multi-million naira Ebeano Supermarket facility in Lokogoma Abuja was completely razed down by fire in the third weekend of July 2021. The damage is already done and the owners are counting their losses.  What we should concern ourselves with now is X-raying  the factors that allowed this unfortunate incident to successfully happen in the capital city of Nigeria so that we can  together move towards preventing a reoccurrence in the FCT in particular and Nigeria in general. After every fire disaster…

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OP-ED Opinions 

The Paradox Of Buhari Nigeria: If Nakedness Promises One Clothe, Ask It What Is It Called? By Okai Austin Usman

The ubiquitous and ever loquacious Presidential Assistants and Spokesmen – Garba Shehu never cease to amaze me in this blessed country of ours. Any careful observer of the President Muhammad Buhari led APC Government would have noticed how these wordsmiths have raised the art of re-echoing speeches of kings and elders at parleys as practiced by our royal ancestors to some groveling pedestal. They have themselves transformed into some sort of ‘Presidential Oracles’ whose mouths have become one of the orifices of the gods. Therefore, whether the gods spoke or…

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Africa Madagascar World 

Madagascar says it foiled ‘plot to kill president’

– Advertisement – The government of Madagascar has said that it has foiled an attempt to assassinate President Andry Rajoelina. According to a statement from the attorney general the suspects were planning to “eliminate and neutralise” a number of people as well. Prosecutors say Malagasy citizens and other foreigners who were part of the plot have been arrested as part of investigations. President Andry Rajoelina in 2018 won a presidential run-off vote by almost 56%, defeating former president, Marc Ravalomanana. Ravalomanana was President from 2002 to 2009 before he was…

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