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FIFA eyes big crowds, bigger profits at 2026 World Cup

The 2026 World Cup hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico promises to take the tournament to a new level, delivering more teams, bigger crowds and bumper profits.

Joseph Dosu: Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi ‘rift’ baseless

A former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Joseph Dosu, has described the rumoured disagreement between Super Eagles Captain, Mikel Obi, and teammate, Ogenyi Onazi, as baseless.

South African boy kidnapped for bitcoin found

A South African teenager was found Thursday four days after he was kidnapped by a gang who demanded a ransom in bitcoin cryptocurrency worth about $123,000 (105,000 euros), police said.

FIBA Women’s World Cup: D’Tigress to begin camping in Atlanta soon – NBBF

The Nigerian national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, would soon begin camping in Atlanta, U.S as part of preparations for the FIBA Women’s World Cup, according to the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF).

D’Tigress to start World Cup campaign against Australia

The Senior Women’s National Basketball Team D’Tigress will start their FIBA women’s World Cup campaign against Australia on Saturday, 22nd of September at the Arena Santiago Martin, San Cristobal De La Laguna, Spain.

Ron Howard: ‘Star Wars’ as big as The Beatles

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard said Saturday directing a movie in the “Star Wars” universe was as daunting as making his Beatles documentary thanks to the intense fan love.

Jo Bonfrere: I don’t expect major surprises in Super Eagles World Cup list

Former Super Eagles coach Jo Bonfrere has said he does not expect any surprises when Nigeria’s provisional squad list for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is announced next week.

FIFA name Emmanuel Amuneke on 2018 World Cup technical study group

FIFA have named former international Emmanuel Amuneke as a member of their technical study group for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Commonwealth: Governor Akeredolu to reward medalists from Ondo

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says athletes from the state who won medals at the just concluded Commonwealth Games in Australia will be rewarded.

Prince’s family sues hospital, pharmacy for death

The family of late pop icon Prince has filed a lawsuit against a hospital that treated him and the pharmacy where the killer pain drug was bought.

Davido: I will drop the biggest song in Nigeria on April 30

Davido says his upcoming single which will be released on April 30 will be the “biggest song in the country”.

Envoy: Nigerians in US hard working, law abiding

Nigerians residents in the U.S. are hardworking and law-abiding, Consul-General of Nigeria at Atlanta, Mr Kayode Laro, has said.

Group donates $40 million medical supplies to Nigeria

MedShare, a U.S.-based non-profit organization, says it has donated more than $40 million worth of new medical supplies and biomedical equipment to strengthen Nigeria’s healthcare systems in the last 20 years.

Floyd Mayweather’s bodyguard shot in Atlanta

A bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather was wounded when a gunman in a vehicle opened fire on the boxer’s motorcade.

Cameroon’s Stephane Mbia set for MLS switch

Free agent Stephane Mbia appears primed to move to Major League Soccer new boys Atlanta United after attending their match against Los Angeles FC on Saturday.

Arik Air plane makes emergency landing in Ghana

A Nigerian plane made an emergency landing in Ghana after smoke was detected in the cabin, officials said Friday, in the latest incident to hit domestic and foreign airline operators.

AIB releases preliminary reports on Dana, two other incidents

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Tuesday released the preliminary report on the accident involving Delta Airbus A330-223 aircraft which occurred on Feb.13 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Delta Airline apologises to AIB for reporting emergency landing incident late

Delta Airline has apologised to the Accident Investigation Bureau over the airline’s failure to notify the agency on emergency landing of its Airbus 330-200 aircraft on Tuesday night.

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Germany crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat to Mexico in their opening World Cup match in Moscow on Sunday.

Aron Gunnarsson: Iceland battle-ready for Super Eagles

Iceland’s dream World Cup debut may have gotten them a point against two-time champions Argentina, but Aron Gunnarsson and his teammates are already putting that result behind them as they move on to the challenge of Nigeria.

Mexico football fans cause earthquake as they celebrate win over Germany

Mexico football fans are believed to have caused a minor earthquake as they celebrated their team's shock win over Germany at the World Cup.

Mino Raiola: Mario Balotelli would fit in at Marseille

Mario Balotelli would be well suited to a move to Marseille according to agent Mino Raiola, who said the Italian striker can "marry well with the Marseillais mentality".

Paul Pogba: I’m the ‘most criticised player in the world’

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba claims he has gone from "the biggest transfer in the world to the most criticised player in the world".