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CHAN 2018: Rwanda out as Libya, Nigeria await quarter-final opponents.

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Final games in Group C of the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) ended yesterday. Nigeria beat Equatorial Guinea to top the group whiles Libya sneaked through to the next round after beating Rwanda in a crunch tie.

Equatorial Guinea, already out of the competition were no match for a rampaging Nigeria side that hit three goals past them. It was, however, the Guineans who struck first in the 40th minute through Nsi Eyama.

An inspired Nigeria came back strongly in the second half with goals from Anthony Okotu (59th minute), Ekundayo Ojo put them ahead on the 69th minute before a Rabiu Ali penalty on the 83rd minute mark sealed the victory.

Libya scored three minutes into stoppage time to edge Rwanda 1-0 Tuesday and snatch an CHAN quarter-finals place behind Group C winners Nigeria.

Relentless Libyan pressure in northern Moroccan city Tangiers finally paid off when substitute Elmutasem Abushnaf swept a low cross into the roof of the net. Nigeria topped the table with seven points, Libya had six, Rwanda four and Equatorial Guinea finished with zero.

Libya and Nigeria will await final Group D matches to know who their next opponents will be. Congo Republic play Angola whiles Burkina Faso face Cameroon in the other fixture. Winner of the group will face Libya in Sunday’s quarter-final clash, Nigeria will play the second placed team.

The first round of quarter-final fixtures are as follows: Hosts Morocco will face Namibia on Sunday, whiles Sudan and Zambia will engage in the other fixture.

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Former communication minister arrested over corruption in Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia’s former Communication Minister, Bereket Simon, has been arrested by the federal government at his residence in the capital, Addis Ababa, multiple news sources, state and private, have reported.



Simon is also a founding member of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front, EPRDF. Multiple local mdia channels are reporting that his arrest is in connection with corruption.

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Another arrested official is Tadesse Kassa, a former top civil servant. Simon was a member of the Amhara regional bloc in the EPRDF.

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His party, now the Amhara Democratic Party ousted him from executive committee membership.

Bereket resigned his position in government in October 2017 at the time as an advisor in charge of Policy Studies and Research to ex Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

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Nigeria: Council of State reaches final pegs new minimum wage at 27,000

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The National Council of State presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N27,000 as the new minimum wage.



The national council approved the sum during an ongoing meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting had in attendance former presidents like Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, among others.

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