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Gboyega Oyetola

Osun partners farmers, foreigners on agric production

Government officials, farmers and foreign partners recently congregated in Osogbo, Osun State, to brainstorm on the need to improve capacity for agricultural production and economic development. It was the three-day International Agricultural Technology Exhibition and Conference.
African champions Nigeria will contend with Burkina Faso, Niger Republic and Mali in the group phase of this year’s WAFU B Women’s Tournament taking place in Abidjan, 8th – 18th May. They will play in Group B.

WAFU Cup: Falcons to play Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso

African champions Nigeria will contend with Burkina Faso, Niger Republic and Mali in the group phase of this year’s WAFU B Women’s Tournament taking place in Abidjan, 8th – 18th May. They will play in Group B.
Nicolas Pepe

Lille’s Nicolas Pepe edges closer to Eden Hazard’s record

Nicolas Pepe became the first Lille player since Eden Hazard to score 19 goals in a single Ligue 1 season after his match-winner against Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.

The people’s revolt in Algeria and Sudan

Young people are leading a people’s revolution in Algeria and Sudan, both developments remind us forcefully of the wages of mis-governance, the power of the people to seize control of their own destiny, and the role that the youth can play in a country’s development process.
Thomas Dennerby is untroubled by Nigeria women's setback following a 2-1 defeat to Canada in a friendly at Pinatar Arena.

Thomas Dennerby: Super Falcon getting closer and closer

Thomas Dennerby is untroubled by Nigeria women's setback following a 2-1 defeat to Canada in a friendly at Pinatar Arena.
Delta Sports Commission boss, Tonobok Okowa has confirmed that the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba will host another game of the Super Eagles in June during the next FIFA free window for international friendly games.

AFCON: Nigeria must be ready to play any team – Garba Lawal

Former Nigeria international Garba Lawal has urged the Super Eagles to be ready to play any team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations draw billed for Friday in Cairo, Egypt.
Few days after world Cup bound Super Falcons walloped their Icelandic counterparts 6-1 in a friendly match in Spain, the Thomas Dennerby tutored side failed to continue the run losing 2-1 to Canada at the Pinatar Arena on Monday.

Harry Awurimibe lauds NFF over Super Falcons’ world cup preparation

Foremost women football promoter in Nigeria, Harry Awurimibe, has hailed the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, for the top class preparation the Super Falcons have had so far as the countdown to the 2019 FIFA Women’s world cup continues.

Amina Mohammed: Being Nigerian minister is a lot easier than being UN deputy chief

Amina Mohammed, Nigeria’s former Minister of environment and current Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, has revealed that it is a lot easier to be a minister in Nigerian than being the number two person at the UN.
Wilfried Zaha is excited after helping Crystal Palace to a 1-0 away win over Newcastle United in Saturday’s Premier League game at St James' Park.

Newcastle United win delights Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha is excited after helping Crystal Palace to a 1-0 away win over Newcastle United in Saturday’s Premier League game at St James' Park.
Super Falcons

Super Falcons land in Spain, to face UMF Selfoss, Canada

The Super Falcons of Nigeria, are fully settled in Spain ahead of their preparatory games against Icelandic first division club, UMF Selfoss and Canada in Spain.
Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr is discussing with his employers, the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation as regards the hiring of another players’ physical trainer in readiness for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt as from June 21st.

AFCON: Gernot Rohr predicts tough draw for Super Eagles

Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr has predicted a tough draw for his team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.

Misery Index: Nigeria not a miserable country

In a report titled: “The Misery Index 2018,” authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the seminal work, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade Off (1975).

Tottenham defender Serge Aurier misses Liverpool trip with hamstring injury

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has ruled Serge Aurier out of Sunday's Premier League encounter against leaders Liverpool due to a hamstring injury.
Track & Field Athletics

86 athletes begin camping for Africa Athletics Championships

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Saturday says the 86 athletes listed for the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) championships are to resume camp on April 2.
Super Falcons

Super Falcons soar as South Africa, Ghana slip in latest Fifa ranking

Nigeria climbed one place to 38th position in Fifa's latest women's world rankings as mixed fortunes hit a host of the continent's heavyweights.
Gboyega Oyetola

Osun to collaborate with Venezuela, Israel, Cuba, others to boost economy

Osun State has expressed its readiness to collaborate with countries like Venezuela, Israel, Cuba and others to boost the economy of the state.
Super Eagles’ Ahmed Musa has criticised the criteria used in the selection of the BBC African Player of the Year nominees and has termed it all politics.

AFCONQ: Nigeria beat Seychelles 3-1 to finish top of Group E

Nigeria’s Super Eagles yesterday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba defeated Seychelles 3-1 to finish top of Group E in their final AFCON 2019 qualifiers.
Coach Gernot Rohr has said the Super Eagles played to beat South Africa today but at the same time they did not want to take too many risks.

Gernot Rohr: To declare Nigeria as AFCON favourite is stupid

Gernot Rohr has dismissed Herve Renard’s claim that Nigeria are one of the favourite teams to lift the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations title.

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Former VP Namadi Sambo elected board chair Baze university

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo was yesterday unanimously elected chairman board of trustees of Baze University, Abuja alongside four other new members inaugurated by the board.
4 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

NAF to mark 55th anniversary April 22

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will deploy aircraft, military equipment and personnel in Abuja during rehearsals for its 55th Anniversary celebration.
Lionel Messi already deserves to lift a sixth Ballon d'Or regardless of whether he wins the Champions League with Barcelona or not, according to former Brazil striker Rivaldo.

Rivaldo: Lionel Messi already deserves the next Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi already deserves to lift a sixth Ballon d'Or regardless of whether he wins the Champions League with Barcelona or not, according to former Brazil striker Rivaldo.
Carlo Ancelotti still believes in Napoli's squad as he backed his players after their Europa League defeat to Arsenal.

Carlo Ancelotti backs Napoli squad despite Europa League defeat to Arsenal

Carlo Ancelotti still believes in Napoli's squad as he backed his players after their Europa League defeat to Arsenal.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Ninth National Assembly: Forum of APC newly-elected Reps backs Femi Gbajabiamila

The Forum of All Progressives Congress (APC) newly-elected members of the House of Representatives have expressed support for the consensus candidate of the party for the 9th National Assembly Speakership, Femi Gbajabiamila.