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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.
Another Super Eagles star Henry Onyekuru pulled out of Ukraine international friendly encounter billed for September 10 in Dnipro.

Friendly: Super Eagles too small for Brazil – fans

The Nigeria Football Federation are shopping for an African team to play the Super Eagles on October 10 after confirming an international friendly game against Brazil in Singapore on October 13, Sports Extra can report.
Samson Siasia has vowed to clear his name after world governing body FIFA banned him yesterday from football following an allegation of match-fixing brought against him.

FIFA ban: My legal team preparing my defence – Samson Siasia

Former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia on Saturday appealed for calm over news of his life ban from the game by world football governing body FIFA on Friday.
Hockey

Abdul Ningi: Government has abandoned hockey

The President of Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF), Abdul Ningi, has urged private organisations to invest in the federation’s activities as, he viewed, the government has abandoned the sport.
Track & Field Athletics

AFN to organise open trials in Abuja ahead of African Games

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Friday said that it would organise a national open trials for athletes ahead of the 12th African Games scheduled for Rabat, Morocco.

Ex-Governor Fayose: President Buhari honouring MKO Abiola is a shame to Obasanjo

Former Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose Thursday said the renaming of Abuja Stadium after Moshood Abiola by President Muhammadu Buhari was to put former president Olusegun Obasanjo to shame.

Tony Momoh: Renaming national stadium after MKO Abiola befitting

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Wednesday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for renaming the National Stadium, Abuja, after the late MKO Abiola saying it is a befitting monument given Abiola’s achievement as the pillar of sports in Nigeria.

June 12: Federal government renames Abuja Stadium after MKO Abiola

President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed the Abuja National Stadium after MKO Abiola, winner of the 1993 presidential elections.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

President Buhari: I declared June 12 democracy day to correct injustice meted-out on Nigeria

Contrary to speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari fell to pressures from leaders of the South-West geopolitical zone to recognize June 12 as national Democracy Day over political interest, the President on Wednesday said his decision was hinged on the need to correct alleged injustice meted out on the entire country by the military government.

June 12: Ex-President Jonathan reduced MKO Abiola to ethnic champion – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Wednesday said former President Goodluck Jonathan reduced the late MKO Abiola to an ethnic champion by renaming the University of Lagos (UNILAG) which is located in the South- West after him.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

Full speech of President Buhari 2019 Democracy Day celebration

All Praise is due to GOD Almighty Who spared our lives to be present at this great occasion. We give thanks also that the democratic process has been further entrenched and strengthened.

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Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

FEC approves name change for Ministry of Communications

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.

Sports minister approves fund to refund IAAF overpayments

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.
The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Lagos-Ibadan rail: We’re overcoming impediments in Lagos section – CCECC

The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Police declare four cultists wanted in Lagos

This followed confessional statement of seven Eiye confraternity members who were recently charged to court after men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Iju base rounded them up.
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has admitted to wearing brownface makeup during a 2001 event at a school where he was teaching, saying it is something he “regret[s] deeply”.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rules out coalition as he forms new Canadian government

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday ruled out forming a coalition government despite an election victory that left his Liberals short of a majority.