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Nigeria orders closure of national stadia

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has directed the temporary shutdown of all activities at four national stadia in the country to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun made his first start for Wigan Athletic in their 2-2 away draw against Cardiff City in Saturday’s Championship game.

Leon Balogun helps Wigan to another clean sheets in draw vs Luton

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun helped Wigan Athletic to their fourth straight clean sheets following their 0-0 home draw against Luton Town, in Saturday’s Championship game.
Following his brace in Swansea City's 3-1 comeback win over Northampton, Andre Ayew reiterated his commitment to the club with the desire to do more.

Andre Ayew happy to end Swansea City goal drought

Andre Ayew was delighted to end his goal drought for Swansea City after scoring in Saturday's 3-1 victory over Huddersfield Town at the Liberty Stadium.
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.

2020: Minister reels off youth and sports development plans

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has hit the ground running in the new year by reeling off a number of fundamental programs that his Ministry intends using to engender turnaround in key areas.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has promised a better preparation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

Federal government set to make sports more rewarding – minister

The minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare, has said the Federal Government is already working on a new business model that would explore the business angle of sports to make it more-rewarding.
Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has held meeting with the chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation in his resolve to sanitize the country’s football administration.

We’ll bring Obafemi Awolowo Stadium back to life – minister

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, has promised to restore the lost glory of Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, formerly known as Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, during a visit on Sunday.
Following his brace in Swansea City's 3-1 comeback win over Northampton, Andre Ayew reiterated his commitment to the club with the desire to do more.

Ghana skipper Andre Ayew vows to ‘give everything’ for Swansea City after League Cup...

Following his brace in Swansea City's 3-1 comeback win over Northampton, Andre Ayew reiterated his commitment to the club with the desire to do more.
Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde: Why my government‘ll establish anti-graft agency

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, has said his administration will establish an anti-corruption agency that will be empowered to beam its searchlight on any individual and body in the state with a view to fighting graft to a standstill.

Police parade 29 Oyo NURTW members for public disturbance

Oyo State police command has arrested 29 members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state over violent clashes that followed the leadership tussle that rocked the union recently.

Wilfried Bony targets Premier League return after Swansea City exit

Wilfried Bony has said that he is interested in returning to the Premier League ahead of the 2018-19 season following his fine loan spell in Qatar.
Manchester United are the new favourites to sign Swansea winger Daniel James, just five months after his move to Leeds fell through at the last minute.

Manchester United new favourites to sign ‘the next Ryan Giggs’

Manchester United are the new favourites to sign Swansea winger Daniel James, just five months after his move to Leeds fell through at the last minute.
Oghenekaro Etebo - Stoke City

Stoke City boss explains Oghenekaro Etebo’s substitution in defeat at Swansea

Stoke City manager Nathan Jones has revealed he substituted Oghenekaro Etebo against Swansea City in Tuesday’s Championship clash to avoid the Nigerian midfielder picking a red card.
Soccer Football – Championship – Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough – Ewood Park, Blackburn, Britain – February 17, 2019 Middlesbrough’s John Obi Mikel in action. Action Images-Craig Brough

Mikel Obi urges Middlesbrough turnaround, optimistic despite recent poor run

John Mikel Obi and his Middlesbrough teammates will be eager to put a stop to their five-game losing streak when they travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea City today,.

David Moyes: VAR debate nearly as bad as Brexit

Former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes has compared the debate around Video Assistant Referees (VAR) to Brexit.
A Newcastle United fan is removed from the pitch by stewards

Police make arrests after pitch invasions

Police arrested a number of fans on Saturday after pitch invasions marred the Premier League match between Bournemouth and Newcastle and Swansea’s FA Cup quarter-final at home to Manchester City.
A single goal separated the teams and sent Wolves into the last eight. GETTY IMAGES

FA Cup: Wolves, Crystal Palace ease to quarter-finals

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ impressive season continued as they moved into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Sunday.
Wife of the President, Dr Aisha Buhari kick-starts the Women and Youth 2019 Presidential Campaign Rally in Kano. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE JAN 5 2019.-4

Aisha Buhari: Why the president deserves second term in office

Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, declared that her husband runs a compassionate government and deserves a second term.

Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.

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