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Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF calls for prayers against deaths, kidnappings of players

Nigeria Football Federation on Monday called on all members of the country’s football family including stakeholders to pray hard in view of recent deaths and kidnappings of football players which have caused serious concern in the polity.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Sports minister mourns Rangers’ Ifeanyi George

Youths and Sports Development Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, has expressed deep regret and sadness on the death of three players of Rangers International of Enugu last weekend in a ghastly motor accident.

DSS arrests ‘notorious kidnapper’ of Justice Nwosu-Iheme

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Stanley Onoriode Ekemaye, described as a “notorious kidnap kingpin” who allegedly masterminded the abduction of Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme, a judge with the Benin division of the appeal court.

NBA urges security agencies to prevent threat to peace in Edo

The Nigerian Bar Association in Edo has stressed the need for security agencies to provide adequate protection of lives and property of residents of the state.

Kidnapped judge: Nigeria turned into a theatre of blood – Mike Ozekhome

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome, has pleaded with the kidnappers of Justice Chioma Iheme-Nwosu to release her unhurt.
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Gunmen kidnap appeal court judge, kill police orderly in Edo

Honourable Justice Chioma Nwosu of the Court of Appeal, Benin division, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Benin, Edo State.
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MURIC demands prosecution of FRSC officials for ‘murder’

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on relevant authorities to ensure prosecution of four officials of Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) who allegedly beat one Odion Samuel, to death.
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Kidnappers release railway chief’s wife

Mrs Francisca Okhiria, wife of the Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Corporation, Mr Fidet Okhiria, has been released by her abductors.

NDLEA intercepts 238kg of cannabis in Edo

The Edo Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted a vehicle conveying about 238 kilogrammes of substance suspected to be cannabis to Port Harcourt, in Rivers State.

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