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Displaying items by tag: burkina faso



President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso will be inaugurated on the 29th of December. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will be present at the inauguration. 


 He said that his decision to witness the event followed a special invitation extended to him by the out-going interim president.


"I congratulated (Michel Kafando) him personally for conducting free, fair and credible elections. That is why I accepted the invitation to go to the inauguration on Dec. 29, instance.''


 Kafando had earlier expressed his country's appreciation to Nigeria for restoring democracy in his country.


By Chika Jones


burkina faso polls


Burkina Faso is set to hold its election today, on Sunday, the first since the October 2014 popular uprising that toppled the nation's long-time leader, President Blaise Compaore, and which led to a turbulent period of transition.


Observers say the poll will be the most fair and democratic in Burkina Faso's history, especially since this will be the first time no incumbent is on the ballot.


Tahirou Barry, one of 14 presidential candidates, said: "We have a real chance for democracy here. For the first time, the incumbent President is not a candidate. This leaves the voters free of pressure and there is fair play in the process.


By Temitope Bamidele






The Home-based Super Eagles triumphed over Burkina Faso 2-0 in the African Nations Championship final round qualifier, first leg played at the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium, Port Harcourt on Saturday.

Bature Yaro and Gbolahan Salami's strikes earned the Super Eagles a victory, thereby enliven the Eagles' hope to qualify for the 2016 edition of the competition to be hosted in Rwanda.

A draw for the Super Eagles in the second leg will seal a place for the team in the competition next year.

By Temitope Bamidele


burkina faso images


The Super Eagles will confront Burkina Faso’s Etalons in a 2016 African
Nations Championship final qualifying round, first leg match at the Adokiye
Amiesiamaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Saturday, October 17 by 4pm.

Super Eagles Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf has said:

“The players have shown great improvement tactically, technically and in
all aspects. We will approach the match with all seriousness, and will play
the squad that will deliver what we want."
“We want to score a high number of goals, but we must start from one. I am
sure Nigerians will appreciate us after the game.”

Also in-form Super Eagles striker Gbolahan Salami said:“I am looking good
today and i am fine. Tomorrow will be a happy day for us as we will encourage each other. I need to deliver tomorrow. I believe in myself,” he said.

By Chika Jones








The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has disclosed that the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) final round first leg qualifier match between Nigeria and Burkina Faso which was earlier scheduled on Sunday, 18th of October, will now hold on Saturday, the 17th of October.

The NFF website also added that the match will begin 4pm at Adokiye Amiesieamaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.

The winner of the two leg matches shall qualify for the next African Nations Championship in Rwanda, next year.





By: Temitope Bamidele

The leader of Burkina Faso's abortive coup, General Gilbert Diendere, on Thursday, has surrendered himself to the police and has remained in the police custody in Ouagadougou.

Prior to his surrender, six pro-coup officers had been arrested while another Diendere supporter, lieutenant-colonel Mamadou Bamba, who announced the coup on television, had handed himself over to police on Thursday.

A military source has it that all those who staged the September 17th coup have been re-posting, warning that those who have yet to join loyalist forces have until Friday to show up at their new postings, or else “they will be considered deserters.”



Credit: Vanguard

By: Temitope Bamidele

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