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Former Nigerian goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu has asked the Golden Eaglets to forget their previous results against Ivory Coast and go for a win today.

AFCON U-17: Joseph Dosu tips Golden Eaglets to qualify to knockout stages

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Dosu Joseph has tipped Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets to qualify to the knockout stages of the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations Champions in Morocco.
Akwa United’s striker Ndifreke Effiong says he has no regrets scoring against his former team, Abia Warriors.

Ndifreke Effiong: No regrets scoring against Abia Warriors

Akwa United’s striker Ndifreke Effiong says he has no regrets scoring against his former team, Abia Warriors.
Amadu Musa Kida

Musa Kida eyes glorious 2021 for Nigerian basketball

President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Musa Kida is hopeful of a better 2021 as basketball stakeholders continue to savour the new found status of its teams on the global scene.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF celebrates Olympic gold medalist Joseph Dosu at 47

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent birthday wishes to former Super Eagles and 1996 Atlanta Olympic gold medal winner Joseph Dosu who clocks 47 on Friday.
Super Eagles forward, Henry Onyekuru is expected back in the national team in November after processing his work permit with the France authorities.

Super Eagles forward still angry with former coach over World Cup miss

Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru has blasted his former coach at Anderlecht, Hein Vanhaezebrouck, over 2018 FIFA World Cup miss after recovering from injury on time before the tournament in Russia.
Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods says he would’ve been healthy for Masters this week

Tiger Woods says he has recovered “night and day” from a sore back that hindered his preparations for the now-postponed Masters and misses the Augusta National showdown while quarantined.
Former Olympic Eagles Bronze medalist and Caykur Rizespor of Turkey forward, Aminu Umar, has eyed Super Eagles invitation after he returns from longtime injury.

Former Olympic Eagles star eyes Super Eagles invitation if he returns from a long-time...

Former Olympic Eagles Bronze medalist and Caykur Rizespor of Turkey forward, Aminu Umar, has eyed Super Eagles invitation after he returns from longtime injury.
Nigeria’s Elizabeth Anyanacho has qualified for the Taekwondo event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after triumphing at the African qualifier in Rabat Morocco.

Nigeria’s Elizabeth Anyanacho clinches Tokyo 2020 Olympics ticket

Nigeria’s Elizabeth Anyanacho has qualified for the Taekwondo event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after triumphing at the African qualifier in Rabat Morocco.

Paul Kehinde: Nigeria powerlifting contingent will dominate world championship in Abuja

2016 Olympic Gold medalist Paul Kehinde has stated that he is sure Nigerian powerlifters will dominate the Para powerlifting world cup in Abuja ahead of the commencement of events at the competition billed to also serve as qualifiers for this year’s Olympic games.
Olympic Gold medalist Paul Kehinde

Paul Kehinde: Nigeria’s hosting will enhance Para power lifters Olympics qualifying prospects

2016 Olympic Gold medalist in the powerlifting event Paul Kehinde has stated that Nigeria hosting the Para powerlifting world cup which serves as qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games will enhance Nigeria’s qualification hopes ahead of the tournament which begins next week Wednesday in Abuja.
Kimia Alizadeh celebrates after winning bronze in Rio de Janeiro, 2016. Andrew Medichini-AP

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist quits country

Taekwondo champion Kimia Alizadeh said this was because she had had enough of being used by Iranian authorities as a propaganda tool.
Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi joined the list of athletes that will compete in the final of the shot put event of the 2019 IAAF World Championships.

Doha 2019: Chukwuebuka Enekwechi qualifies for final

Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi joined the list of athletes that will compete in the final of the shot put event of the 2019 IAAF World Championships.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) said the athletics squad is optimistic to do the nation proud at start of the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar.

Sunday Adeleye: Team Nigeria ready for medals hunt in Doha

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) said the athletics squad is optimistic to do the nation proud at start of the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar.
Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye

Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye ripe for Olympic gold – coach

Female coach, Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Akuh Purity, believes World Wrestling Championship silver medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg), has gathered enough experience to win gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.
Rosemary Chukwuma

Asaba 2018: I want to surpass Blessing Okagbare’s record – gold medallist

Nigerian young sprinter, Rosemary Chukwuma, said on Saturday that her aim was to win more medals for the country and surpass Blessing Okagbare’s record.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen abduct graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg said he hoped manager Mikel Arteta would keep his job after the team crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday following a goalless draw with Villarreal.

Freddie Ljungberg hopes Mikel Arteta keeps Arsenal job after Europa League exit

Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg said he hoped manager Mikel Arteta would keep his job after the team crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday following a goalless draw with Villarreal.
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Abducted Kogi council boss regains freedom

The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the release of the abducted Chairman of Yagba West Local Government Area, Pius Kolawole.
Manchester United came from behind yet again in the Premier League to overcome Aston Villa 3-1 at Villa Park and make rivals Manchester City wait longer for the title to be confirmed.

Manchester United beat Aston Villa at Villa Park

Manchester United came from behind yet again in the Premier League to overcome Aston Villa 3-1 at Villa Park and make rivals Manchester City wait longer for the title to be confirmed.

Judicial financial autonomy Nigerian government’s responsibility – lawyer

A constitutional lawyer, Chief Sebastine Hon (SAN), has insisted that the realization of financial independence of the Judiciary lies solely with the federal government.
Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff

COAS: Defeating emerging security threats requires attitude change

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, has stated that for the military to defeat the current and emerging threats, they need to have change of attitude.