There are 16 teams contesting to be crowned African champions. CAF has changed the calendar to align with international football dates. There would no longer be a clash with the world cup as the African nations cup will be held in odd years. Several notable absentees include Egypt, Cameroun and Senegal whose tie against Ivory coast was abandoned after crowd trouble with Ivory coast leading 2-0 and 6-2 on aggregate. Here is a breakdown of the teams and predictions.
Fitch Ratings has withdrawn Rivers State proposed maximum NGN100bn five-year fixed rate bond's Long-term local currency 'B+(EXP)' and National Long-term 'AA-(nga)(EXP)' expected ratings after the state failed to issue the instrument within Fitch's 90 day validity period.
The bond was scheduled to be issued between September and November 2012.However, Rivers State has postponed the scheduled issue to 2013.
A Nigerian woman, Bunmi Awoniyi, has been appointed to the Sacramento County Superior Court in California, United States. She is 48 years old and is a distinguished family and immigration law attorney.
ABUJA—DIRECTOR General of the Department of State Security, Ekpenyong Ita, yesterday, assured that the service and other security agencies are working with other stakeholders including the media towards ensuring that the activities of the Boko Haram sect are brought under total control for peace to reign in the country.
Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, FRC, Mr. Jim Osayande Obazee
In order to ensure accountability and probity in churches, mosques and other not-for-profit organisations, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) Monday unveiled the Statement of Accounting Standards (SAS) 32.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Nigeria’s Edo state jettisoned his working class garb Thursday as he came to office dressed in a white Agbada, the full traditional dress common in Western and Northern Nigeria. But his dress was not fully complete: the comrade governor, leader of the working class forgot to put on a cap.
The Nigerian Army in reaction to last Sunday’s terror attacks on St. Andrews Military Protestant Church and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State, has removed the Commandant of the military facility, Air Vice Marshal IA Kure.
A TWO-DAY meeting of the Honourary International Investors Council (HIIC) on Nigeria began Thursday in London with the Vice President Namadi Sambo charging members to work out new ways of achieving greater successes in Nigeria’s quest at attracting investors.
GOVERNOR of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has asked the Federal Government to downsize the labour force if it must achieve anything meaningful as far as economic resuscitation is concerned in the country.
Two-time governor of old Midwest and Bendel State, Dr. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia, recently turned 80, an occasion that was celebrated with pomp and ceremony, and with family members, friends, associates and well-wishers from within and outside the country in attendance in Benin City.