The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tournament is holding at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium with six teams participating.
The list includes Italy-based Seghir Sabah and the France-based duo of Hassani Marwa and El-Ghazouani Imene. The Lions are in the same Group A with hosts Nigeria and Mali.
According to a statement by Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, the vice president said this on Wednesday at a virtual Extraordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS member-states, where he represented President Muhammadu Buhari.
Scheduled for two venues (Mobolaji Johnson Arena and Agege Stadium) in the City of Lagos, the six-nation invitational brings together the A Women Teams hosts Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Mali, Morocco and South Africa.
The D’Tigers were drawn along with familiar qualifiers opponents Uganda, Mali, and Cape Verde.
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.
Emelogu who recorded 18 points from 6 made three pointers from 10 attempts said the licence to shoot gave him the confidence to do what he knows how to do best on the court.
The Nigerian side outdunked their Malian counterparts by 81-73points in Group C opener.
According to a government statement on Thursday, 65 civilians and 58 jihadists are known to have been killed.
This follows the evolving situation in the West African country in which the civilian interim President Bah N’Daw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane were ousted in a second coup.
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 terms of military aircraft strength, Nigeria is ranked 65 out of 140 countries in a 2021 Global Firepower Index, far behind Egypt (10), Algeria (22). Morocco (40), Sudan (51), Tunisia (58) and Kenya (59). But whereas it is generally agreed that Nigeria needs to re-tool, fund, and re-position its military, especially in the face of the spread of terrorism,
The babies will need medical care for up to three months, a spokesman from the Casablanca clinic where the woman gave birth told dpa late Wednesday.
The matches are to be played from Wednesday to Saturday.
With Nigeria sitting comfortably atop group B after beating Rwanda, Mali and South Sudan, all eyes will be focused on the reverse fixtures, which will be hosted in Tunisia.
The peacekeeping mission’s tanker truck, which was part of a logistics convoy, drove over the mine near the town of Tessalit in the Kidal region, on Friday, the MINUSMA Head, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, said.
The attackers struck on Friday morning in the central region around Gourma, apparently driving a vehicle up to a military convoy before setting off an explosive.
First-named teams are hosts and the first-leg results are in brackets.
President Buhari reacted to the incident on Sunday in Abuja.