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Dickson, Bayelsa governor flays PDP for not playing opposition to APC

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has faulted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not playing its expected role as an opposition party due to numerous internal crises within it. Dickson, who made the claim during a chat with newsmen in Yenagoa, however, said he remained optimistic that the party would bounce back to winning ways ahead of the 2019 general ...

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Two Nigerian athletes ranked among top 10 junior rowers in Africa

Two Nigerian junior rowers, who participated in the just-concluded Africa Rowing Championship in Tunisia are now among the top 10 athletes in Africa, the Nigeria Rowing Canoe and Sailing Federation (NRCSF), has said. The federation’s secretary, Bunmi Oluode, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos that Moses Michael and Gloria Semidara were ranked 5th and 7th in ...

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England want friendly against Nigeria ahead of World Cup

Management of English national football team has approached ‎Nigeria for a friendly game sometimes around next year as part of their preparations for the World Cup in Russia. According to an online sports news blog, the reason for the move might not be unconnected with the possibilities of drawing another African nation this time around as they are in Pot ...

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Atletico nabs Falcon’s forward, Ordega from Washington Spirit

Atletico de Madrid Femenino strengthens its offensive line with Francisca Ordega, who arrives from the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League. The 24-year-old Nigerian footballer is on the front line and will wear our jersey until next March when she will start a new edition of the American competition. After successfully completing the relevant medical examination, Francisca Ordega ...

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With N3.3b deficit, NFFA budgets N6.38bn for 2018

The annual general assembly of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has met in Jos to approve the federation’s 2018 budget of N6,382,500,310, with a budget deficit of N3.32 billion. According to the assembly’s communiqué signed by Frank Ilaboya (Chairman) and Ademola Olajire (Secretary), the Congress approved NFF’s Financial Statement for the year 2016 and the 2018 Budget as proposed. “The Federation’s ...

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Team mates hail Mikel Obi as he rejoins Chinese club

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has resumed training with Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda after international duty with the national team. The former Chelsea star was supposed to start training with his team on Thursday but took part in Wednesday afternoon’s session upon his return to China. Before the start of the workout, Mikel was congratulated by his ...

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I’m sure Nigeria will have a great World Cup-Wenger

Alex Iwobi appears to have won Nigeria a fan in his club manager at Arsenal as Arsene Wenger is tipping Nigeria to do well at the World Cup in Russia next year. Wenger made this known in a video on Facebook posted on the official page of Arsenal while congratulating Nigeria on their qualification for the World Cup, which was ...

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NFF set to pressure England’s Ojo to switch nationality to Nigeria

Top brass of the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) will in the coming days arrive the United Kingdom for talks with on loan Liverpool and England U21 forward Seyi Ojo. If all goes well with the trip, the NFF officials are expected to discuss with the young lad, the possibility of a switch of allegiance to Nigeria from England. Ojo ...

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Falconets coach hopeful as CAF appoints officials for U-20 World Cup qualifier with Tanzania

The head coach of Nigeria female U-20 team, Falconets, Christopher Danjuma, said he has players with the experience to beat the Tanzanians in the Africa qualifier for the 2018 female U-20 World Cup qualifiers. Danjuma who spoke with newsmen on Wednesday in Benin, the Edo State capital said the team was mentally and physically prepared to face the East African ...

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Stay focused, tidy up your defence, ex-players tell D’Tigers

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos Some former members of the nation’s national basketball team, D’Tigers have urged the players to stay focused and correct the lapses in the defence if they must successfully retain their title. D’Tigers are currently campaigning to retain their AfroBasket title are billed to face Cameroon in the quarter finals on Thursday. Appraising the progress made by ...

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