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Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez has described his side´s qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final in Egypt as unbelievable.

Riyad Mahrez: Playing in Afcon final is unbelievable

Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez has described his side´s qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final in Egypt as unbelievable.
Some football enthusiasts in Gombe State said on Sunday that they were not disappointed with the Super Eagles 1-2 loss to Algeria in the ongoing African Cup of Nations.

Afcon: Super Eagles need a better goalkeeper now – Tunde Disu

A former Technical Adviser to the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Tunde Disu OFR, has said that the senior national team, Super Eagles deserves a better goalkeeper to keep up with football’s current standard.
John Ogu

Afcon: Loss to Algeria painful – John Ogu

Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu says the semifinal defeat to Algeria at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) was ‘painful’ but the team will try to win bronze when they come up against Tunisia on Wednesday.
Udinese defender William-Troost Ekong has hailed the Super Eagles following their 2-1 victory over South Africa in the quarter-final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON).

William-Troost Ekong: I’m proud of the Super Eagles

Udinese defender William-Troost Ekong has hailed the Super Eagles following their 2-1 victory over South Africa in the quarter-final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON).
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has already set his sight on the team’s round of 16 game, putting behind his team’s surprise 2-0 defeat to Madagascar in Sunday’s last Group B game of the Africa cup of Nation at the Alexandria Stadium, Egypt.

Afcon: Our next game more important – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has already set his sight on the team’s round of 16 game, putting behind his team’s surprise 2-0 defeat to Madagascar in Sunday’s last Group B game of the Africa cup of Nation at the Alexandria Stadium, Egypt.
TURIN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 10- Ola Aina of Torino FC celebrates the opening goal during the Serie A match between Torino FC and Udinese at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on February 10, 2019 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino-Getty Images)

Torino grab Ola Aina for €10 million

Torino have completed the capture of Nigeria defender Ola Aina, the club president Urbano Cairo has revealed.
West Bromwich Albion have enquired from Tottenham Hotspur over the availability of Victor Wanyama.

Victor Wanyama: It was difficult to digest Tottenham’s defeat to Liverpool

Victor Wanyama has admitted that it was painful for Tottenham Hotspur to suffer defeat against Liverpool in the Uefa Champions League final.
John Obi Mikel leads Super Eagles first training section at the Stephen Keshi Stadium as Wilfred Ndidi and Kenneth Omeruo arrived Asaba ahead of 2019 Africa Cup of Nation in Egypt.

In Pictures: Mikel Obi leads Super Eagles stars to 1st training section

John Obi Mikel leads Super Eagles first training section at the Stephen Keshi Stadium as Wilfred Ndidi and Kenneth Omeruo arrived Asaba ahead of 2019 Africa Cup of Nation in Egypt.
Kanu Nwankwo

CAF appoint Nwankwo Kanu, Daniel Amokachi, others as AFCON ambassadors

Confederation of African Football has appointed Nwankwo Kanu, Daniel Amokachi and other former African superstars as Ambassadors for the forthcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nation in Egypt.
Michael Chukwuwike Odib

Michael Odibe relishes Northern Cyprus League title win

Michael Odibe is pleased to have won the 2018/19 Northern Cyprus league title with his club, Magusa Turk Gucu in his first season.
Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will miss the final two games of the season and this summer's Africa Cup of Nations after sustaining a knee injury in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

Manchester United’s Eric Bailly out of AFCON with knee injury

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will miss the final two games of the season and this summer's Africa Cup of Nations after sustaining a knee injury in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Chelsea.
Gernot Rohr Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr: Mikel Obi not certain for AFCON 2019

Super Eagles’s German handler Gernot Rohr has reiterated to maintain a fair play policy which will ensure that opportunity is giving only to players who are fit and are playing regularly in their clubs as the preparation for the June 2019 Africa Cup of Nation tourney gets underway.
Keita Balde

Inter Milan’s Keita Balde out of Senegal duty amid communication howler

Keita Balde has been ruled out of Senegal's 2019 Africa Cup of Nation qualifier against Equatorial Guinea after his call-up letter was sent to Inter Milan's old email address.
Francis Uzoho of Nigeria celebrates victory

AFCON: Francis Uzoho warns Super Eagles against South Africa

Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has warned his colleagues not to underrate South Africa in their Group E 2019 Africa Cup of Nation qualifier in Johannesburg next month.

Minister Solomon Dalung scores Nigeria sports high in 2017

The Sports Minister, Solomon Dalong, on Thursday said Nigeria has achieved a lot in the area of sports over the last two years ago.

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Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Itse Sagay applauds Senate’s leadership for commitment to service

Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACA), Prof. Itse Sagay, on Thursday applauded the leadership of the ninth Senate for its commitment to service of the country.
Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Senator Lawan: Senate yet to receive request from President Buhari for Ibrahim Magu’s confirmation

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday said the Senate is yet to receive any formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

Edo new police commissioner reads riot act to criminal elements

The new Commissioner of Police deployed to the Edo State Police Command, CP Lawal Tanko Jimeta, yesterday, said he would be firm in carrying out his duty in order to ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizens of the state.
Chidi Izuwah

Federal government approves PPP projects worth $8 billion in eight years

Mr Chidi Izuwah, the Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has said that the Federal Government approved Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects worth eight billion dollars between 2010 and 2018.
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Federal government to review ownership of electricity distribution companies

The National Economic Council, NEC, yesterday resolved to review the status of the ownership structure of the power distribution companies in the country.