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PHOTO NEWS: AIG Zone XI Inter-Departmental Volley Ball Competition

PHOTO NEWS: AIG Zone XI Inter-Departmental Volley Ball Competition

  *AIG Leye Oyebade receiving the CUP for another tournament that will be coming up soon…* AIG Zone XI Inter-Departmental Volley Ball Competition final was held on Thursday,19th September, 2019 at the Zonal Police Command Headquarters, Osogbo. The Zonal Criminal Investigation Department won the competition after defeating the Zonal Department of Finance & Administration. *AIG Leye Oyebade making presentation of ... Read More »

Report: Wenger to become FIFA’s technical director

Report: Wenger to become FIFA’s technical director

According to the New York Times, Arsene Wenger is set to be named FIFA’s technical director in the coming days. It’s said that the Frenchman will have a broad remit within football’s governing body, suggesting improvements to coaching standards and offering advice on ‘on other areas that directly influence how the game is played’. When he left the Gunners in May ... Read More »

Joshua tipped to reclaim titles

Joshua tipped to reclaim titles

ANTHONY Joshua has been tipped as a strong favourite with bookmakers to regain the WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight titles which he lost to Ruiz, when they meet in a purpose-built arena in Diriyah, on the outskirts of the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. But Ruiz will not be taking anything lightly. “I don’t underestimate any fighter,” Ruiz said. “I ... Read More »

Aribo joins Balogun, George and Martins in Super Eagles’ hallowed ranks

Aribo joins Balogun, George and Martins in Super Eagles’ hallowed ranks

The midfielder has joined a long list of Nigerians to score in their first game for the Super Eagles Joe Aribo has joined the likes of Teslim Balogun, Brian Idowu, Julius Aghahowa, Finidi George, Victor Agali and Obafemi Martins as Nigerians to have scored on their international debut. The Rangers midfielder joined the revered ranks after getting the Super Eagles’ ... Read More »

Tiv/Jukun crisis: Buhari directs traditional, religious leaders to stop escalation

Tiv/Jukun crisis: Buhari directs traditional, religious leaders to stop escalation

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the government and people of Benue and Taraba States to exercise restraint following the gruesome killing of Rev. Fr. David Tanko at Kpankufu Village on Wukari Road in Taraba. The President also directed the Taraba and Benue State Governors, traditional rulers, specifically the Tor Tiv and the Aku Uka of Wukari, religious and community ... Read More »

N1.8 Billion debt: Court endorses AMCON, Kola Abiola, two others’ terms of settlement.

N1.8 Billion debt: Court endorses AMCON, Kola Abiola, two others’ terms of settlement.

A Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has endorsed terms of settlement filed before it by Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria AMCON, and the Alhaji Abdulateef Kolawole Abiola, son of M. K. O. Abiola the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993.presidential election, his company 35 Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited, and Dr. Zulikat Wuraola Abiola. What led to the consent ... Read More »

Siasia kicks against FIFA ban

Siasia kicks against FIFA ban

Samson Siasia has denied any wrongdoing in the allegations of bribery and match manipulations levelled against him by world football body, FIFA. The former Super Eagles coach who made his position known on Friday, also said that he was never invited by FIFA to tell his own side of the story. Siasia while disclosing his position to the former Super ... Read More »

Breaking: Siasia banned for life by FIFA over bribery, match manipulation

Breaking: Siasia banned for life by FIFA over bribery, match manipulation

Samson Siasia has been banned from all football related activities for life by FIFA after being found guilty over bribery and manipulation of matches. FIFA said it opened disciplinary proceedings after a vast investigation into various international matches that Singaporean Wilson Raj Perumal, a convicted match-fixer, had attempted to manipulate for betting purposes. FIFA in a statement said “The adjudicatory ... Read More »

NIGERIA’S SAKA SAYS ARSENAL’S NEXT GEN READY TO ‘TAKE ON THE WORLD

NIGERIA’S SAKA SAYS ARSENAL’S NEXT GEN READY TO ‘TAKE ON THE WORLD

After impressing in a starting role for Arsenal in their 3-0 win over Fiorentina on Saturday, 17-year-old Bukayo Saka said he is ready to “take on the world” as part of an exciting next generation of talents, Reuters reports. Arsenal made it three wins from three on their tour of the United States, including two in the International Champions Cup, ... Read More »

Pinnick’s Tenure as CAF 1st Vice President expires

Pinnick’s Tenure as CAF 1st Vice President expires

  The term of the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick as the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football along with that of the 2nd and 3rd Vice Presidents expired on Thursday, July 18. In line with Article 22(4) of the CAF Statutes, every two years when elections are held at the CAF ... Read More »

BREAKING: Samson Siasia’s mother kidnapped again

BREAKING: Samson Siasia’s mother kidnapped again

Ogere Siasia, the 76-year-old mother of Nigerian footballer and coach, Samson Siasia, has been again. She was kidnapped in 2015 and the family paid millions of Naira ransom to free her. Her son, Dennis Siasia, said the abduction reportedly happened at about 2:00 a.m. in Odoni, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Two others were also said to have ... Read More »

Anthony Joshua Finally Visits Nigeria

Anthony Joshua Finally Visits Nigeria

Popular boxer Anthony Joshua was spotted at Lagos airport as he pays a visit to Nigeria after many years away from his ancestral home. The former IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion touched down at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday, July 11. And Nigerians fans were excited to greet their own flesh and blood who hails from ... Read More »

AFCON: Two more victories and we’re there, says President Buhari as he hails victorious Super Eagles

AFCON: Two more victories and we’re there, says President Buhari as he hails victorious Super Eagles

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the Super Eagles for another spectacular outing that has confirmed Nigeria’s progress to the Next Level in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019. With a well-deserved victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, President Buhari believes, like millions of other sports-loving Nigerians, that the mission of having the trophy in our hands for ... Read More »

Niger Delta sports development summit gets July date

The Niger Delta sports summit being put in place by Erupts Sports Consults in conjunction with the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has been scheduled to hold on July 25, 2019 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The CEO of Erupts Sports Consult, Opukiri Jones-Ere, said the summit, which will hold at the Hotel Presidential in Port Harcourt, will also have ... Read More »

AFCON:  Play with determination against South Africa, Ejidke, pillar of sports, tasks Eagles

AFCON: Play with determination against South Africa, Ejidke, pillar of sports, tasks Eagles

As the stage is set for the quarter final match between Super Eagles of Nigeria and Bafana Bafana of South Africa, the Nigeria Pillar of Sports, Chief Donatus Agu Ejidke, J. P has tasked the Nigerian side to play with great zeal and determination to triumph over the opponent. Chief Ejidke in a statement sounded that there had been surprises ... Read More »

Nations Cup: Nigeria beats Cameroon 3-2, qualifies for quarter- final

Nations Cup: Nigeria beats Cameroon 3-2, qualifies for quarter- final

Nigeria on Saturday night qualified for the quarter-final of African Cup of Nations by defeating Cameroon,the defending champions, 3-2. Odion Ighalo opened scoring in the 19th minute. The Indomitable Lions (Cameroon) fought back to lead 2-1 before the break, via goals by Stephane Bahoken and Clinton N’Jie. However, Nigeria later emerged triumphant with to more goals from Ighalo and Alex ... Read More »

Ruiz wants £40m for Joshua rematch

Ruiz wants £40m for Joshua rematch

New heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr is demanding £40m to agree to a rematch with Anthony Joshua in the UK. Ruiz pulled off one of the greatest shocks in boxing history at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, finishing favourite Joshua in the seventh round to capture the IBF, WBA and WBO titles. There was a rematch clause written into ... Read More »

Neymar in trouble over intimate pics of woman accusing him of rape

Neymar in trouble over intimate pics of woman accusing him of rape

Neymar da Silva Santos Junior , Brazil’s football star gave a statement at a Rio de Janeiro police station yesterday in a probe into whether he broke the law by posting intimate pictures of a woman who accused him of rape. The football megastar went to the station in an attempt to defend himself, sitting in a wheelchair after spraining ... Read More »

Breaking: CAF President Ahmad detained in France

Breaking: CAF President Ahmad detained in France

Fifa has confirmed that the Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad is being questioned by authorities in France. A statement from football’s world governing body says it is “in relation to allegations related to his mandate while President of Caf.” It added that “Fifa is unaware of the details surrounding this investigation and is therefore not in a position ... Read More »

Former Borno Deputy Gov. Urges Stakeholders to Extend Hands of Fellowship to Gov Zulum

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri The immediate past Deputy Governor of Borno state, Hon Usman Mamman Durkwa has he enjoined politicians in the state to extend their hands of fellowship and give their full support to Governor Zulum. Durkwa who travelled to Shaffa town, Hawul Local Government Area, his home base where he played host to religious leaders, traditional title holders ... Read More »