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Nigerian-born players, Eberechi Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel were on target for QPR in their 4-2 hammering of Blackburn Rovers at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

Eberechi Eze, Bright Osayi-Samuel score in 6-goal thriller Championship match

Nigerian-born players Eberechi Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel were on target for QPR in their 4-2 hammering of Blackburn Rovers at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
Mason Mount has hailed the England call-ups for his Chelsea team-mates Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori.

Gareth Southgate: No guarantee of England shirts for Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori

England coach Gareth Southgate said he will not guarantee Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomorin shirts in his Three Lions’ squad that will face Czech Republic and Bulgaria in European Championship qualifiers on October 11 and 14, respectively.
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will get his opportunity to impress for Germany, head coach Joachim Low has confirmed, but remains second choice behind Manuel Neuer with regards to competitive football.

Joachim Low confirms Marc-Andre ter Stegen will play against Argentina as he announces Germany...

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will get his opportunity to impress for Germany, head coach Joachim Low has confirmed, but remains second choice behind Manuel Neuer with regards to competitive football.
Juventus legend Claudio Marchisio has announced his retirement from football in a press conference at the Juventus Stadium.

Claudio Marchisio: Juventus was my dream come true

Claudio Marchisio reveals his dream came true when he first trained with Juventus and admits the Champions League final in Berlin is the one regret of his Juve career.
Nigeria U23 team, first choice goalkeeper Abubakar Adamu, has downplayed the rivalry among the invited goalkeepers in the Eagles B camp, ahead of this weekend’s CHAN 2020 qualifier against Togo.

U-23 AFCON: Nigeria to battle Zambia, South Africa

Nigeria’s Under 23 side will face Zambia, South Africa and Cote d Ivoire in Group B of this year’s U-23 Nations Cup holding in Egypt.
Stoke boss Nathan Jones admitted he is under pressure to keep his job after his team’s latest defeat at home to Huddersfield on Tuesday.

Ogenekharo Etebo’s coach resigned to losing his job

Stoke boss Nathan Jones admitted he is under pressure to keep his job after his team’s latest defeat at home to Huddersfield on Tuesday.
Christian Coleman (centre) was the fastest qualifier in the men’s 100m heats despite slowing to a trot by the end of his race. Christian Petersen-Getty Images

Doha 2019: Christian Coleman becomes new 100 meters men’s world champion

Christian Coleman stormed to victory in the 100 metres at the World Championships in Doha on Saturday, emphatically shrugging off the missed drug test controversy which had threatened to derail his career.
Gareth Southgate England

Gareth Southgate emerges Tottenham’s top target to replace Mauricio Pochettino

England manager Gareth Southgate is Tottenham’s top target to replace Mauricio Pochettino, according to the Daily Star.
Super Eagles and West Brom defender Semi Ajayi has suggested that playing as a defender is his favoured position.

Semi Ajayi shines as West Brom go nine games unbeaten

Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi played a key role as West Bromwich Albion extended their unbeaten streak to nine games in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.

NPA kick-starts sporting games next week

The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has approved the hosting of 2019 edition of Nigerian Ports Sports Association (NIPOSA) games.
Super Eagles and West Brom defender Semi Ajayi has suggested that playing as a defender is his favoured position.

Semi Ajayi: I prefer playing in defence

Super Eagles and West Brom defender Semi Ajayi has suggested that playing as a defender is his favoured position.
Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal was reward for his progress in training – Leicester coach

Leicester City assistant manager Chris Davies has praised Kelechi Iheanacho after opening his goal account this season in their 4-0 thrashing of Luton Town on Tuesday.
England, Nigeria and Canada are in a three-way tussle for the services of Fikayo Tomori, with the Chelsea centre-half’s impressive displays putting him on Gareth Southgate’s radar.

Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori ‘ready to play for Nigeria’

Chelsea revelation Fikayo Tomori says he’s open to the possibility of committing his International future to Nigeria amongst other countries.
Despite varied explanations given by the coaching crew and players following their 4-1 defeat by Togo, soccer fans who spoke with Sportinglife.ng Sunday insist the CHAN Eagles underrated their opponents.

Scandalous loss: CHAN Eagles underrated Togo – soccer fans

Despite varied explanations given by the coaching crew and players following their 4-1 defeat by Togo, soccer fans who spoke with newsmen Sunday insist the CHAN Eagles underrated their opponents.
West Bromwich Albion

West Brom beat Huddersfield to close in on Championship pace setters

West Bromwich Albion twice came from behind to inflict more woe on bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield Town with a 4-2 win in the Championship on Sunday.
Super Eagles defender Oluwasemilogo Ajayi has continued his fine form in the EFL Championship this season after scoring another goal to help the baggies beat Huddersfield Town at home on Sunday afternoon.

Semi Ajayi scores again in West Brom 4-2 win over Huddersfield Town

Super Eagles defender Oluwasemilogo Ajayi has continued his fine form in the EFL Championship this season after scoring another goal to help the baggies beat Huddersfield Town at home on Sunday afternoon.

Lack of funds stalls weightlifters’ participation in world championship

The Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) says lack of funds has stalled its participation in the ongoing International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.
Chelsea have started negotiations to improve contracts to Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori.

Reports: Chelsea to offer Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori five-year contracts

According to the Guardian, the Blues hierarchy are ready to roll out five-year contracts to the Anglo-Nigerian duo after impressing under manager Frank Lampard.

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NBS: Inflation rate now 11.24 per cent

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation with the index rising to 11.24 per cent in September.
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Charly Boy set to perform at 2019 ‘Felabration’ Festival

Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as ‘Charly Boy’, is set to perform at the 2019 annual Felabration fiesta, a week-long celebration of the life and times Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
The Kebbi State border operations of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized over 379 gallons of smuggled oil, four bags of Moringa snuff, 59 bags of fertilizer and other prohibited items smuggled into Nigeria through illegal routes from neighboring countries.

Joint Customs-Miltary patrol kill alleged smuggler in Babura

A joint border patrol team of Customs and Military officers gunned down a suspected rice smuggler yesterday in the Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Absence of three defendants stalls ‘UNILAG gang-rape’ trial

The absence on Tuesday of three of the five students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), facing trial for allegedly gang-raping a student of the institution has stalled their criminal trial.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 8

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Nigeria better with equal representation of women in politics

Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has attributed the poor socio-economic and political situation in Nigeria to the inadequate participation of women in active politics.