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Nigeria’s Super Eagles team B on Saturday crashed out of the ongoing West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations in Senegal. - NFF

Home Eagles land in Lagos for must-win clash against Togo

Home-based Super Eagles land in Lagos ahead of the Saturday’s 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) must-win qualifying second leg clash against the Hawks of Togo at Agege Stadium.
Former assistant coach of Nigeria’s U23 national team Fatai Amoo has stated that coach Imama Amapakabo’s home-based Eagles team have further put themselves under pressure following the team’s consecutive defeats against Togo in two different competitions within a week.

Imama Amapakabo names Ikechwuku Ezenwa, Sikiru Alimi, Mfon Udoh, 17 others for Togo clash

Home-based Super Eagles head coach Imama Amapakabo has named 20 players for Saturday’s 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying second leg clash against the Hawks of Togo.
Migrants struggling at mid sea after boat capsizes

Moroccan navy rescues 329 Spain-bound migrants

The Moroccan navy said it rescued 329 Spain-bound migrants in the Mediterranean from Oct. 10 to Oct. 13.
Sports Minister Sunday Dare (middle) at the National Stadium Lagos

Tokyo Olympics: Athletes to be camped for five months – minister

Ahead of the preparations toward the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Monday assured athletes that he would ensure a minimum of five months camping.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has decried insinuations that a Royal Air Maroc aircraft was burgled while landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Friday.

FAAN doubts Air Maroc plane attacked in Lagos

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has decried insinuations that a Royal Air Maroc aircraft was burgled while landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Friday.
Enyimba have been dumped out of CAF Champions League by Sudan’s Al–Hilal after a 1-0 victory in Omdurman on Sunday.

Caf Confed Cup: Enyimba, Rangers get favourable draws

Nigeria’s surviving clubs in this year’s Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) club competition, Enyimba International of Aba and Enugu Rangers International received favourable draws in the Confederation Cup play-offs pairings held in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday.
Senate Majority Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu (left); Moroccan Ambassador to Nigeria, Moha Out Ali Tagma; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan; Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa, and Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, during the visit of the ambassador to the Senate President on Tuesday, 8th October, 2019.

Senate President calls for closer ties between Nigeria and Egypt, Morocco — in pictures

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called for closer bilateral relationship between Nigeria and Egypt and also with Morocco.

Climate change: Nuclear power game changer – IAEA

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will be difficult to achieve without a significant increase in the use of nuclear power, IAEA Acting Director General Cornel Feruta said today.
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: Chuckwuebuka Enekwechi finishes 8th in men’s shot put final

Nigeria’s Chuckwuebuka Enekwechi failed to pick up in the final shot put event at the ongoing IAAF World Championship in Doha, Qatar.
Moroccan authorities arrested on Friday a Libyan national for alleged links to international drug trafficking network at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport.

Morocco arrests Libyan national over alleged links with drug trafficking

Moroccan authorities arrested on Friday a Libyan national for alleged links to international drug trafficking network at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport.
Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr set to dump Super Eagles

Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr has given three reasons why he may decide not to continue coaching the national team, when he comes off contract in 2020.
Nigeria U23 team, first choice goalkeeper Abubakar Adamu, has downplayed the rivalry among the invited goalkeepers in the Eagles B camp, ahead of this weekend’s CHAN 2020 qualifier against Togo.

Nigeria, South Africa to clash in 2020 Olympics football qualifying

Nigeria and South Africa were placed in the same group when the draw for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifying tournament was made Wednesday in Egyptian city Alexandria.
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Esperance receive CAF CL prize money

Tunisian club Esperance de Tunis have been awarded their US$2.5 million prize money for winning the 2018/19 CAF Champions League.
A protest against the prosecution of Hajar Raissouni in front of the Rabat courthouse this month. Mosa'Ab Elshamy-Associated Press

Moroccan journalist jailed one year on abortion charges

A Moroccan journalist has been sentenced to one year in prison for premarital sex and having an abortion, in a case activists described as part of a crackdown on critical reporters.
The Super Falcons are bidding to return to the Women's Olympics next year in Tokyo after failing their last two attempts, for London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Olympics: Super Falcons depart for Abidjan without head coach

The Super Falcons depart for Abidjan on Tuesday (today) for the first leg second round of the 2020 Olympics qualifiers against Ivory Coast, without head coach, Thomas Dennerby, who has been at loggerheads with the Nigeria Football Federation.
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.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

President Buhari promises adequate funding for golf, other sports

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Abuja promised that his government would adequately fund the development of golf and other sports in the country.
Franklin Sasere has linked up with Swiss club, FC Lugano, from Nigeria Professional Football League outfit, Sunshine Stars.

Franklin Sasere joins Swiss club Lugano from Sunshine Stars

Franklin Sasere has linked up with Swiss club, FC Lugano, from Nigeria Professional Football League outfit, Sunshine Stars.

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PDP: Kogi deputy governor’s impeachment a grave constitutional violation

“This action of trying to remove the deputy governor via unconstitutional methods and in total disregard to the verdict of the judicial panel is, in itself, a gross misconduct and grave constitutional violation for which the State Assembly, as an institution, ought to have removed Yahaya Bello as the governor of the state,” it claimed.
Chelsea’s Spanish defender Marcos Alonso (R) shoots to score the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Newcastle at Stamford Bridge in London on October 19, 2019. Oliver GREENWOOD - AFP

Marcos Alonso silences Newcastle taunts as Chelsea climb to third

Chelsea climbed to third in the Premier League as Marcos Alonso clinched a 1-0 win that silenced the Newcastle fans who jeered the Spanish defender at Stamford Bridge.

Kaduna governor leads police to raid another ‘torture home,’ rescues 147 inmates

Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Saturday led a team of policemen on an impromptu visit to Malam Niga’s rehabilitation Centre at Rigasa Community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State where one hundred and forty-seven men, women and children were rescued and taken into protective custody by the Kaduna State government.
Tottenham Hotspur’s English midfielder Dele Alli reacts at the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on January 1, 2019. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) /

Bamidele Alli saves Tottenham from another defeat to bottom club Watford

Dele Alli struck four minutes from time to prevent Tottenham suffering another demoralising Premier League defeat, but their struggles continued in a 1-1 draw with bottom-of-the-table Watford on Saturday.
Members of 78 Regular Recruits Intake (RRI) during their Passing Out Parade at the Depot Nigerian Army, Zaria, Kaduna State on October 18, 2019

General Olonisakin tasks army on selfless service, professionalism

Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Defence Staff, on Saturday tasked Nigerian Army to uphold the virtues of selfless service and professionalism to meet contemporary security challenges.