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Nations Cup: Burkina Faso defeats Ghana in dramatic penalty shoot out -takes on Nigeria in finals

Burkina Faso reached their first Africa Cup of Nations final by beating Ghana on penalties in a dramatic and controversial semi-final in Nelspruit. The Burkinabe were denied spot-kicks in normal time and in extra-time, when they also had a goal ruled out, and saw Jonathan Pitroipa harshly sent off. Mubarak Wasako put Ghana ahead in […]

Nations Cup: Nigeria zoom into finals with a 4-1 defeat of Mali – Takes on Burkina Faso

Nigeria eased through to their first Africa Cup of Nations final in 13 years with a comfortable victory over Mali. Defender Elderson Echiejile opened the scoring, heading home Victor Moses’ cross, before Brown Ideye bundled past Mali keeper Mamadou Samassa. The Super Eagles made it three with Emmanuel Emenike’s shot deflecting in off Mali midfielder […]

Nigerian soldiers stranded in Mali with little suppliers and logistics

While French, Chad and other forces chase terrorists out of Mali, Nigeria is yet to send 20 per cent of its pledge. The deployment of Nigerian soldiers as part of the Africa-led International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA) is turning out to be a complete charade as army authorities and the Ministry of Defence are […]

10 governors okay opposition parties’ merger, vow to dislodge PDP

Ten state governors elected on the platform of four opposition parties rose from a four-hour meeting in Lagos on Tuesday with a resolve to collectively back the ongoing merger initiatives by their various political parties to wrest power from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. At the end of the closed-door meeting, held at the Marina […]

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