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Plateau beat MFM to extend lead at NPFL summit

Plateau United beat MFM FC 1-0 to extend their lead atop the Nigeria Professional Football League table on match day 34.

League title not over for Akwa United – Makaiba

The Head Coach of Akwa-United, Abdu Makaiba, on Friday said that the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title chase won’t be over until they were “mathematically’’ out of contention.

NPFL: LMC, UK-based coy to launch Africa’s highest-paying lottery

The League Management Company (LMC) in partnership with Britain-based Ofertas365 is set to launch AfroMillionsLotto in support of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs.

Court remands three in prison for attacking refs

The suspects, Mohammed Isa, Hamisu Mohammed and Yola Ishaya alias Chara, pleaded not guilty after they were arraigned before the Judge.

Fans arrested for assaulting match officials in Bauchi – LMC

The fans arrested by the Nigerian Police Force are Mohammed Isa (35), Hamisu Mohammed (30) and Yola Ishaya aka Chara (24).

Will Nigeria Premier League Crown return to Jos 45 years after?

Baring hard luck, Plateau United FC of Jos is on the historic path of returning the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) crown to the city of Jos after 45 years of waiting.


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Alex Otti blasts Ikpeazu over Abia $200m foreign loan

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Electricity consumers can pay for meters – minister

The Federal Government has said that it will not oppose the wishes of electricity consumers that are willing to pay for meters from their distribution companies based on agreement between both parties as endorsed by the power sector regulator.

Turkey detains Russian IS suspect ‘planning attack on US base’

Turkish authorities have detained a Russian national suspected to be a member of the Islamic State (IS) group and accused of planning to attack a US base in southern Turkey, a report said Thursday.

184,979 retirees benefit from pensions scheme – PenCom

The National Pension Commission on Saturday said no fewer than 184,979 retirees benefited from Contributory Pensions Scheme.

Kwara to deploy solar energy to villages – Ahmed

The Governor of Kwara, Abdulfatah Ahmed, says the state government plans to deploy solar energy systems to villages, small scale businesses and key government establishments to boost electricity supply.

TCN secures $1.55bn from multilateral corporations to expand transmission lines

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has secured 1.55 billion dollars from multilateral corporations to finance its transmission expansion projects in the country.