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Gernot Rohr: Mikel Obi to miss AFCON qualifier

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, is set to miss the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles.

World Cup: I won’t pick up injuries – Joel Obi

Obi who missed the 2014 tournament did feature for the team until he was given another shot by coach Gernot Rohr during the friendly against Poland and Nigerian fans were apprehensive because of his injury record.

Joel Obi: Italy wanted me to play for them

Torino midfielder Joel Obi has revealed that he turned down the chance to play for Italy at youth level and waited for his chance to represent Nigeria.

Tijani Umar-led board responsible for our failure to organise divisional leagues – NBBF official

Babatunde Ogunade, Vice-President of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), says the Tijani Umar-led group of the federation is responsible for the failure of the national league competitions to hold so far.

Kwese Premier League winners to get N45m prize money

Winners at the 2017 edition of the Kwese Premier Basketball League will get a whopping N45 million as prize monies when the season officially ends on September 9 in Kano.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

FRSC alerts motorists on imminent diversion on Lagos 3rd mainland bridge

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, says diversion and safety precaution are imminent, owing to the emergency rehabilitation on the third mainland bridge in Lagos.
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Former Ekiti governor wants Ibrahim Magu placed on watch list so he won’t flee

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has asked security agencies in the country to place suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on watch list.
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) says it has postponed the screening test for its 72 Regular Course schedule to hold on May 30, adding that a new date will be communicated.

NDA reaffirms commitment to turn out best officers

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Comandant Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, reaffirmed the academy’s commitment to turn out the best officers for the Nigerian Armed Forces.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Aviation, education ministries, others make presentations at FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the seventh virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

NAWOJ: Houses without decent toilet facilities encourage raping of females

The chairperson of the Plateau Chapter of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ), Jennifer Yarima, has observed that women and girls living in houses without toilet facilities are more at risk of being raped.