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Algerians on Thursday mourned 257 people killed in a military plane crash the day before, the country's worst-ever aviation catastrophe, with no indication yet of the cause.
An Algerian plane with around 100 army personnel on board crashed on Wednesday shortly after taking off from an airbase outside the capital, a military source said.
Ardent desire to gain places in Nigeria’s 23–man squad for the 21st FIFA World Cup finals in Russia will be the key incentive for Nigeria’s home–based professionals, who begin campaign for glory in the 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco on Monday.
The Algerian Football Federation has promised to punish officials who missed the Abdullahi Shehu bungle in last month’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria.
The president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has apologised to Nigerians and football lovers for the FIFA sanctions on the country.
Nigeria Football Federation First Vice-President, Seyi Akinwunmi, a lawyer, has been named the head of a four-man panel to investigate the error that led to Nigeria forfeiting the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria in Constantine on 10th November 2017, the NFF announced in a press release on Wednesday. \
Nigeria was lucky to retain its ticket to the Russia 2018 World Cup following world football governing body, FIFA’s discovery that the Super Eagles fielding Shehu Abdullahi, who was ineligible, in its last qualifying game against Algeria.
World football governing body FIFA has sanctioned Nigeria for fielding an ineligible player in Shehu Abdullahi in their final FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers tie against Algeria on the 10th of November 2017 in Constantine.
Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has hailed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the “professional and committed manner” it handled the team’s 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.
The friendly match between Nigeria and Argentina will be used to launch FIFA’s Russia 2018 World Cup trophy tour.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr also revealed that captain Mikel Obi will return to the starting line-up in Tuesday’s friendly against Argentina in Krasnodar, Russia.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has praised the performance of the fringe players he played yesterday in Constantine when Nigeria were forced to a 1-1 draw by Argentina.
A goal in added time from Cameroon saw them force Zambia to a 2-2 draw in an inconsequential African Group B Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier in Ndola on Saturday.
Gernot Rohr has expressed satisfaction with the performance of his team in Friday’s 1-1 draw with Algeria in a dead rubber World Cup qualifier in Constantine.
President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to four bills sent to him by the National Assembly.
David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has denied decamping from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Nigerian Army says its troops had re-occupied Jilli in Yobe and began to spread across the general area after the Boko Haram terrorists group attacked their location in the town on July 14.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday, urged the Federal Government to take flooding and gully erosion problem in Auchi, Edo, with utmost seriousness and declare the environment ecological disaster area.
The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) on Tuesday advised the Federal Government to tame its appetite for leverage on loans to avoid negative impact on the economy.
A former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, says he is appalled at the images coming out of Ekiti State in the last few hours.
Kenneth Omeruo, who has been shipped out on loan season after season by Chelsea, has said he will hope to play in England in the forthcoming season.
Nigeria’s former Ambassador to Canada and Mexico, Prof. Iyorwuese Hagher, said the prevailing economic and security situation in Nigeria beckoned on all patriots to rise and defend the country’s integrity.
The Senate Wednesday ordered the restoration of security details to Senator Dino Melaye by the police and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC).
The Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation has warned the Vice Chancellor of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), over alleged plot to concoct figures as valid votes in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, in Saturday governorship election in the university.