Though the Nigerian side lost by 68-77 points to their Ivorian counterparts, but they managed to qualify.
They however have a second chance of qualification for the quarter-finals, with their final group position earning them a quarter-final qualifying fixture on Tuesday.
Launched earlier this year, the competition was open to non-broadcast/podcast professionals from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. There was a fantastic response, with almost 1000 entries.
The Nigerian side outdunked their Malian counterparts by 81-73points in Group C opener.
In a statement on Monday by Femi Adesina, his spokesman, the president commended the team and their handlers for showcasing to the world that Nigeria is blessed with some of the best talents in the world of sport who by dint of hardwork and perseverance can dazzle anytime and anywhere.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Team Nigeria won two medals on the championships’ final day.
Nse Uko came to the Championships as the fastest among the contenders following the 51.70 seconds she ran to win the gold at the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in April.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that victory for Nnamdi meant he clinched Nigeria’s second medal at the championship.
This was due to a dominant performance in challenging conditions on the last day of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games.
Primate Ayodele in a statement signed by his media office explained that Kenya election will be a tough one because of the issues that will come up before and during the election.
This was revealed by Kanu’s counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, in a statement on Thursday after a meeting on Tuesday.
SSA may be one of the smallest regions of ecommerce globally, but it shows steady growth potential. During lockdown the region saw new e-commerce users rise by 5% when compared to the active base in SSA the previous year.
At a brief ceremony held on Friday, the 2015 Afrobasket champions landed in Group C for the tournament to be held between 24th, August and 5th, September.
In a statement by Ned Price, spokesperson, US Department of State, Secretary Blinken will begin his virtual travel to Africa meeting with Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) alumni. In a “Ten Questions with Tony” event, YALI alumni will have an opportunity to engage with the Secretary on a range of topics, including the role of youth in the future of Africa, economic development, democracy and good governance, climate change, and health. Through YALI, the United States works with public, private sector, and civil society partners across the continent to develop initiatives and economic opportunities to support the creativity, innovativeness, and energy of Africa’s youth.
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.
Aligning with the theme of this year’s global Safer Internet Day: “Together for a better Internet,” Google has teamed up with several organisations across the continent to boost education efforts and develop programmes around online safety.
Somalia’s Minister of Information, Osman Dubbe, said on Tuesday that the decision to severe ties with Kenya was taken to protect the sovereignty of Somalia.
The card is aimed at providing consumers with an excellent alternative banking card that allows for safe, secure and seamless electronic transactions.
Speaking at Nyayo National Stadium during celebrations marking Kenya’s Independence from British rule in 1963, the President also asked schools to admit pregnant girls back to school.