Second position for the women is Celestine Jepchirchir of Kenya, while in third place is Desta Muluneh of Ethiopia.
According to an official statement released by Olukayode Thomas, Head Communication and Media for the Lagos City Marathon, over 95 per cent of the elite runners have already arrived in Lagos, while a few others are scheduled to jet in early Thursday.
Mustapha, the Secretary to the Federal Government, said this when he gave his remarks at the briefing of the PTF on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday.
The state affiliated media outlet, Fana Broadcasting Corporation, reported this on Friday.
The state-owned Ethiopian News Agency quoted NISS as saying that Al-Shabaab and ISIS sent their members to the capital, Addis Ababa, and various parts of the country “to carry out terrorist acts that damage human life and property as well as tarnish the image of the country”.
Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa was shot and killed in the capital Addis Ababa on Monday, with his supporters blaming security forces and “a political motive” for the crime.
President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said that despite the challenging economic situation in 2019, Dangote Cement was able to sustain 54,000 jobs in four African countries, where the company has its operations.
The award was conferred on them at the 4th Africa Political Summit and Diamond Awards in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, where the two political figures were hailed for their huge commitments to democracy, freedom of speech and socioeconomic and political developments of their countries.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission on Tuesday said, Odemu Efe, a Nigerian serving a five-year prison sentence in an Ethopian prison died of HIV/AIDS.
The Commission, however, said contrary to reports on some online blogs that he died of ill treatment and malnourishment, Efe died of HIV/AIDS, according to the death certificate issued by Ethiopian Health Authorities.
Friday Akpan, Acting Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.
The African Union on Thursday said it had suspended Sudan until a civilian government was formed, intensifying international pressure on the country’s new military rulers to give up power.
A former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said on Monday that the African Free Continental Trade Area Agreement will not be hindered by Nigeria’s reluctance to sign up to the process.
Ethiopia have withdrawn as hosts for the continental tournament, which exclusively features players from their respective national championships.
The International Labour Organisation has nominated Nigeria for titular position on its governing board to represent West Africa.
Ethiopia on Thursday released a preliminary report into the cause of March deadly Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash, which will be closely scrutinised for similarities to another accident involving the same model of plane.
The black boxes from a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane that crashed in Ethiopia, killing 157 people, will be sent to Europe for analysis, a spokesman for Ethiopian Airlines said on Wednesday.
China’s aviation regulator on Monday grounded nearly 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by its airlines, after a deadly crash of one of the planes in Ethiopia.
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with families of the two Nigerians, Ambassador Abiodun Bashua and Prof. Pius Adesanmi, who lost their lives in the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday.
The team, who arrived at the early hours, was optimistic of defeating the opponent to pick ticket for the first round of the competition.