• Former Burkina Faso international dies in French Cup match

    Former Burkina Faso international dies in French Cup match

    Former Burkina Faso international Ben Idrissa Derme has died after suffering a heart attack in a French Cup on the weekend.

    The 34-year-old, who was capped four times by Burkina Faso’s national team in his career, was representing amateur side AJ Biguglia in a third-round tie.

    He suffered a heart attack early in the second half. Medical services treated the player on the pitch but they were unable to revive him.

    Derme’s career saw him play in the lower leagues in France, as […]

  • 34-year-old Former Burkina Faso international dies in French Cup match

    34-year-old Former Burkina Faso international dies in French Cup match

    According to reports, former Burkina Faso international Ben Idrissa Derme has died after suffering a heart attack in a French Cup on the weekend.

    The 34-year-old, who was capped four times by Burkina Faso’s national team in his career, was representing amateur side AJ Biguglia in a third-round tie.

    He suffered a heart attack early in the second half. Medical services treated the player on the pitch but they were unable to revive him.

    Derme’s career saw him play in the lower leagues […]

  • Pres. Buhari Condemns Burkina Faso’s Coup D’état

    Pres. Buhari Condemns Burkina Faso’s Coup D’état

    President Muhammadu Buhari has vehemently condemned the coup d’etat and subsequent detention of the interim President, the Prime Minister and other ministers of the transitional government of Burkina Faso.

    In a statement by the presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, President Buhari stated that Nigeria in line with the position of ECOWAS, the African Union and the United Nations rejected the rape of the constitution and transitional charter of Burkina Faso by elements of the Presidential Guard under the leadership of General […]

  • Nigeria donates 20 vehicles for October elections in Burkina Faso

    Nigeria donates 20 vehicles for October elections in Burkina Faso

    The Federal Government on Tuesday, donated 20 Hilux vans to Burkina Faso to assist the country conduct its general elections scheduled for October.

    Mr Bulus Lolo, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, delivered the vehicles on behalf of Nigeria.

    Mr Barthelemy Kere, President, Commission Electorate Nationale Independent of Burkina Faso received the vehicles on behalf of his country.

    In his remark, Lolo said President Mohammadu Buhari sent a special envoy to deliver the vehicles in demonstration of Nigeria’s solidarity with the people […]

  • PROSTITUTION: 6 Nigerian Girls Rescued In Burkina Faso

    PROSTITUTION: 6 Nigerian Girls Rescued In Burkina Faso

    Six Nigerian women have been sent back to the country from the Burkina Faso where they were allegedly taken to for prostitution by a woman, named Balikis.

    While re-uniting the girls with their parents in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Wednesday, the Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Oyo State Command, Innocent Akatu, said the girls were tricked to leave Nigeria, adding that the victims did not tell their parents about the journey.

    Akatu said the girls refused to engage in prostitution in […]