Hosts Senegal finally tasted success in an international final as they won the WAFU Cup of Nations for the first time, beating Ghana on penalties.
The game finished goalless after 90 minutes and 1-1 after extra time.
Goalkeeper Pape Saidou Ndiaye was the hero for the Teranga Lions, saving two spot kicks from Ghana’s Justice Blay and Augustine Okrah.
Fatawu Mohammed also struck the crossbar to hand the home team victory 3-1 in the shootout.
The result ends a miserable run for Senegal in major finals, having lost Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2002 and 2019 as well as three Under-20 AFCON finals.
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By Olasunkanmi Akoni – Lagos
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has stressed the resolve of his administration towards the provision of basic infrastructures such as roads and drainages across the state.
Sanwo-Olu gave the reassurance, Monday, when the Chairman and Executive members of Ijegun-Egba Tank Farm Owners and Operators Association, led by Adebowale Olujimi, paid him a courtesy call at Lagos House, Ikeja on the need for regeneration of the area.
The governor promised to partner with the association, saying his administration would bring development as well as succour to residents of the area.
Sanwo-Olu said the role of the government was to continue … >>> Read Full Story
Workers in Osun State have announced plans to join the proposed nationwide strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
Mr Jacob Adekomi, the Chairman of the state chapter of the NLC made this disclosure on Monday.
Adekomi said he had received the directive on the proposed strike by the national headquarters of the congress and that the directive would be followed to the letter, NAN reports.
The NLC General Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Ugboaja, had in a circular, directed the state councils of the congress to mobilise members for the strike in case the negotiations between government and the union slated for Tuesday, breaks down.
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Zainab Ahmed: gives the budget breakdown
Fuel subsidy will gulp N450 billion in 2020, Finance, Budget and National Planning Minister Zainab Ahmed, said on Monday, as she gave a breakdown of the budget, now under consideration by the National Assembly.
Ahmed avoided the lexical trap of subsidy, but instead called the cost ‘under-recovery’.
Both the IMF and the World Bank and some local economic experts had asked Nigeria to stop subsidising petrol consumption and instead spend the money on infrastructure and other social services.
This year, the total vote for works is N165 billion, about a third of the subsidy cost. Total vote for education … >>> Read Full Story
Soyombo Opeyemi lauds Ogun State government’s educational policy
“The future of Ogun West must be great. I will not rest until our youths are gainfully employed, our roads are fixed and our educational standards are improved. Our forefathers will never forgive us if we do not improve on what was left behind.” – Senator Tolu Odebiyi
Both Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the leader of the Action Group and Chief Jonathan Odebiyi, another chieftain of the party, were elected into the Western House of Assembly in 1951, following the promulgation of the Macpherson Constitution. Chief JAO Odebiyi, father of the Senator representing Ogun West in the current … >>> Read Full Story
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has advised teachers against absenteeism, lateness to work and other forms of truancy.
The Chairman, House Committee on Education, Mr Daniel Ogazi, gave the advice on Monday when the committee paid an unscheduled visit to Central Pilot Primary School, Nakuse, Toto Local Government Area.
According to him, such negative attitude could undermine the education sector in the state.
Ogazi decried the nonchalant attitude of some teachers, stressing that the committee will do everything humanly possible to ensure that primary education which is the foundation of learning is optimally repositioned in the state.
He warned that the committee would … >>> Read Full Story
Mexican fighter, Andy Ruiz Jr, has issued a strong warning to British fighter, Anthony Joshua ahead of their December 3 rematch in Saudi Arabia.
Ruiz, who took away Joshua’s world titles with a shock stoppage win in June, warned the Nigerian heavyweight boxer that he will be coming into the December rematch “lighter, faster and more powerful.”
Speaking with ESPN, Ruiz said he would prove those who doubted him wrong by defeating Joshua again.
He said: “I have a lot of respect for Anthony, outside the ring he is a very good man
“But inside [the ring] there are no friends, there is no respect … >>> Read Full Story