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Another 116 stranded Nigerians return from Libya

The returnees who had tried to proceed to Europe en-route Libya were repatriated from the North African country by International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

AFCON: I’m ready to wreck Super Eagles again – South Africa’s Percy Tau

Percy Tau scored the second goal for South Africa in their 2-0 routing of Nigeria’s Super Eagles last year and the Saint-Gilloise (Belgium) sharpshooter believes he can repeat same feat when Bafana Bafana host Nigeria in the 2019 AFCON Qualifiers in Johannesburg this weekend.

Cardinal Onaiyekan: Poverty not an excuse for human trafficking

His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, says that neither poverty nor any form of hardship is an acceptable excuse for Nigerians to engage in human trafficking.
Ramahlwe Mphahlele of South Africa

AFCON: Bafana defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele confident of victory over Super Eagles

Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele has shifted his focus to Bafana Bafana as he eyes the double over Nigeria in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign.
African migrants, who according to the Libyan navy were rescued by the country's coast guard, are brought to the naval base of the capital Tripoli on June 21, 2018. MAHMUD TURKIA - AFP

Migration: Federal government advises Nigerians to utilise migrants resource centres

The Federal Government on Wednesday advised Nigerians who are planning to migrate to make use of the newly created Migrant Resource Centres (MRC) to get adequate information relating to their destination countries.
Samuel Kalu Super Eagles South African

Official: Samuel Kalu delayed from Super Eagles camp by South African visa

Super Eagles officials have disclosed that Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu has been held back at his base in France because he is waiting for his South Africa visa to be issued.
Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has promised to reward the Super Eagles with $25,000 for each goal they score against South Africa on Saturday.

Ifeanyi Okowa promises Super Eagles $25,000-a-goal vs South Africa

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has promised to reward the Super Eagles with $25,000 for each goal they score against South Africa on Saturday.

22 Super Eagles train in Asaba ahead Bafana clash

The Super Eagles of Nigeria stepped up their preparations ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against South Africa with 22 players taking part in Tuesday’s training session.
The Nigeria national football team, the Super Eagles, will travel to Johannesburg on Thursday for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

AFCON: Super Eagles to depart for South Africa Thursday

The Nigeria national football team, the Super Eagles, will travel to Johannesburg on Thursday for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr is under pressure to drop Leon Balogun for Kenneth Omeruo who has been impressive for La Liga side Leganes lately.

Gernot Rohr under pressure to drop Leon Balogun for Kenneth Omeruo

Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Gernot Rohr, is under pressure to drop Leon Balogun for Kenneth Omeruo who has been impressive for La Liga side Leganes lately.
Kenneth Omeruo, Bryan Idowu and Samuel Chukwueze have been confirmed to hit the Super Eagles camp in Asaba on Tuesday ahead of this Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.

Kenneth Omeruo, Bryan Idowu, Samuel Chukwueze hit Super Eagles camp on Tuesday

Kenneth Omeruo, Bryan Idowu and Samuel Chukwueze have been confirmed to hit the Super Eagles camp in Asaba on Tuesday ahead of this Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.
Ghassan Salame

UN envoy wants Libya election by June 2019

The UN envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame has expressed the hope that another attempt to hold an election will take place by June next year.
Stuart Baxter

South Africa’s Stuart Baxter confident key players will be fit for Super Eagles clash

Bafana Bafana of South Africa head coach, Stuart Baxter, is hopeful that the duo of Ronwen Williams and Thulani Serero will be fully fit for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Wilfred Ndidi eyes African Cup of Nations debut

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has spoken of his desire to see Nigeria return to African Cup of Nations finals with its next edition billed for Cameroon next year.

Italy hosts Libya conference towards new UN peace plan

Italy will host a Libya conference that starts on Monday and aims to push forward a new U.N. plan to stabilise the troubled North African country after an initiative to hold elections next month failed.
[FILES] Nigeria's midfielder John Obi Mikel controls the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - OLGA MALTSEVA -

Adegoke Adelabu: Super Eagles can do well without Mikel

Former Green Eagles winger, Adegoke Adelabu says football-loving Nigerians should not lose sleep over the absence of team captain, Mikel Obi from the Super Eagles squad.

Shehu Abdullahi resumes training at Bursaspor after 4-week layoff over injury

Bursaspor defender Shehu Abdullahi has resumed training after missing the team’s last four matches with a muscle contraptions in the quadriceps on his right leg during Nigeria’s 4-0 thumping of Libya in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo.

NEMA dismisses alleged mismanagement of funds, resources

The National Emergency Management Agency has dismissed the alleged violation of public trust against the agency by the House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Management.

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FIFA mourns demise of Ajuma Otache

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