South Africa have been crowned champions of the 2019 COSAFA Women’s Championship after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Zambia in the final at a full Wolfson Stadium in Nelson Mandela Bay on Sunday.

It is the third year in a row that the South Africans have claimed the regional title and their sixth in all from the seven previous championships played as they showcased their quality fresh from an appearance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

The only goal of the game was scored midway through the first half as Tiisetso Makhubela netted with a fierce shot into the roof of the net … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: by Emmanuel Okogba

Organisers of Nigeria’s most prestigious and longest-running sports award-Nigerian Sports Award (NSA), has set a target of 10,000 nominations to be received for this year’s edition of the award billed to hold on Friday, November 29, 2019at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Speaking at a media parley for the 2019 edition of the award tagged ‘Naija Flavour’ and held in Lagos on Thursday, August 8, 2019, the Chairman of the Award Panel, Dr. Kweku Tandoh noted that the expectation for this year’s edition was to surpass the 7,000 nominations received in the last edition urging the media to join in the effort … >>> Read Full Story

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Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has insisted that he is happy at the club following his side’s Premier League 4-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday.
Marcus Rashford netted twice, while Anthony Martial and James also got on the scoresheet, as the Red Devils kicked off the new campaign with a big win at Old Trafford.

DAILY POST had reported that Pogba publicly expressed his desire to leave Old Trafford for a second time in his career during the summer transfer window after he told reporters in Japan that he wanted “a new challenge”.
The 26-year-old drew interest from Real Madrid and his former club Juventus, … >>> Read Full Story

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the eight local government areas of Bayelsa State, in the just concluded election organised by the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission (BYSIEC), on Saturday. Bayelsa has eight LGAs, and it won all as the All Progressives Congress (APC), did not partake in the election, because of some alleged irregularities according to them. The returning officer, Mr Frank Ebikumor, yesterday in Yenagoa announced that Mr Dengiye Ubarugu of the PDP polled 42,539 votes to defeat ADC, who polled 1,031 votes in Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA. In Southern-Ijaw, the returning officer, Dr Nwiwu Johnson annouced that Mr Nigeria Kia of the … >>> Read Full Story

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The standard of education in Nigeria needs remarkable improvement, writes Idowu Omisore
August 12 is a day set aside yearly to celebrate the International Youth Day (IYD), and expectedly, burning issues  that concern young people are brought to the fore. The theme for this year – Transforming education – is so appropriate given the present state of the education sector in the world’s most populous black nation. It’s high time the government took a critical look at how to improve our system of education, reviewing the curricula to ensure education received is relevant, providing conducive learning environment with modern facilities, motivating and training … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: by Idowu Bankole

By Tayo Ogunbiyi
ACCORDING to climate experts, human-induced global deforestation is responsible for 18-25 per cent of global climate change. The United Nations, World Bank and other leading non-governmental organizations are, therefore, encouraging reforestation and other activities in Lagos that promote tree planting to mitigate the effects of climate change.  
Presently, the focus of the world is gradually drifting beyond the ecosystem services provided by trees to man, to the vital role they play in empowering people, promoting economic growth and combating climate change. The 14th session of UN Forum on Forests held in May 2019 at the United Nations’ headquarters, New York, where … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: Emmanuel Uzodinma

Traditional and religious leaders in Enugu State, weekend, signed commitment to join in the fight against corruption.
They made the declaration in Enugu during a one-day Action Aid backed anti-corruption seminar organised by Peering Advocacy and Advancement Centre in Africa.

The leaders agreed to preach and uphold the values of honesty, transparency and accountability, to promote justice devoid of personal gain and to strengthen their resolve against corruption.
In his address, the convener of the workshop, Mr Ezenwa Nwangwu who commended the traditional rulers and religious leaders for standing against corruption in the state, said that the state still possessed revered moral leaders and institutions … >>> Read Full Story