Nigeria: Turning dangerous places into a chess classroom
24 February 2022 | 3:11 pm
Chess can change your life. That is what Tunde Onakoya, founder of Chess in Slums Africa, believes. He wants children to believe that their dreams can become true – even when the circumstances are hard.
It is estimated that more than 10 million people impacted by poverty, that has been worsened by the pandemic, are in need of aid. DW's Fred Muvunyi visited Adamawa in northern Nigeria, where an Islamist insurgency has also made farming unsafe.
With a 3-1 victory over Sudan, Nigeria's Super Eagles secure their slot in the knockout stages and gain status as a tournament frontrunner. Favorites Egypt meanwhile gets their first win thanks to star striker Mohamed Salah and after a goal from Guinea-Bissau was disallowed after VAR review. Alison Sargent is joined by France 24's James Vasina and African journalist Usher Komugisha to discuss all the action.
Nigeria's agri-tech companies are trying to address the challenges faced by smallholder farmers, as well as provide access to inputs, credit, and markets.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria may further consolidate her position as the country faces Guinea Bissau in the third group stage game of the AFCON 2022 tournament this evening. Nigeria edged out the Pharaohs of Egypt in the first game of the competition and the Falcons of Jediane to secure a top position in the group. Host Dennis Erezi and Guest Analyst Ifeanyi Ibeh preview the match and what to expect.
The Super Eagles become the only team in the competition to win all three group games after beating Guinea-Bissau 2-0. Also in Group D, seven-time winners Egypt edge past Sudan 1-0 and clinch their spot in the last 16 after finishing in second place.
Adenike Oladosu is one of Africa's most vocal environmental activists. She realized that there was a lack of knowledge about climate change on the continent, so she started her own pan- African climate justice movement.
It will be a battle of the Eagles tonight in Garoua when Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia take to the pitch of the Roumdé Adjia Stadium in an Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 clashes. With a lot of history between Nigeria and Tunisia, many are expecting a very tough encounter, but Dennis Erezi’s guest analyst, Ifeanyi Ibeh says it’s going to be a very comfortable win for the Super Eagles against a Covid-depleted Carthage Eagles.
Teams in Cameroon are putting in their final preparations ahead of the last 16 matches which kick off on Sunday. Burkina Faso and Gabon will get the ball rolling as they go head to head in Limbé, while flawless Nigeria will take on Covid-hit Tunisia.
The Super Eagles won all their three group games but came unstuck against Tunisia's Carthage Eagles in Garoua. What promised to be a long campaign was brought to an abrupt end at the first knockout stage.
The Nigerian government had previously planned to phase out the gasoline subsidy program, calling it "unsustainable." Despite being Africa's main oil exporter, the country relies on importing petroleum products.
A tweet claiming that Covid-19 vaccines were destroyed in Nigeria because of people power has been shown to be untrue. Vaccines were indeed trashed by the authorities, but this was due to low uptake as a result of vaccine hesitancy. We also take a look at a false claim that there are huge protests in Paris right now over pension reforms.
Nigeria has approved 3 trillion naira for the payment of petrol subsidy for this year. This follows the extension of subsidy payment and implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act by 18 months.
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