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Nigeria second slowest country adopting contraceptives

A ground-breaking report on family planning has shown Nigeria as the second slowest growing country, after Mali in West Africa when it comes to the uptake of modern contraception.

Abia governor’s wife seeks synergy among African countries to fight sickle cell

Wife of Abia State governor, Deaconess Nkechi Ikpeazu, has called for a greater synergy between governments of African countries to reduce the prevalence of sickle cell diseases.
Nigeria international Oghenekaro Etebo will work Northern Ireland national coach Michael O’Neill who on Friday was confirmed as new Stoke City boss.

Super Eagles star to work with Irish national team coach

Nigeria international Oghenekaro Etebo will work Northern Ireland national coach Michael O’Neill who on Friday was confirmed as new Stoke City boss.
FC Barcelona’s players pose before their La Liga-Serie A Cup match against SSC Napoli on August 10, 2019 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY - AFP)

Edmilson: Barcelona are approaching the end of a cycle

Barcelona are approaching “the end of the cycle”, says Edmilson, with some big decisions set to be made at Camp Nou when the current campaign comes to a close.
Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong flanked by Udinese management representatives

Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong extends Udinese deal

Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong has extended his contract with Italian outfit, Udinese, which will see him play until 2023.
Netherlands manager Vander Veen Peter has taken a time-out of their win over Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets at the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.

FIFA U-17: Dutch coach reveals secret to win over Nigeria

Netherlands manager Vander Veen Peter has taken a time-out of their win over Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets at the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.
Five–time champions Nigeria were on Wednesday eliminated from the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Brazil after losing 1-3 to late bloomers Netherlands in their Round of 16 clash in Goiania.17

FIFA U17: Netherlands eliminate Golden Eaglets in Round of 16 — in pictures

Five–time champions Nigeria were on Wednesday eliminated from the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Brazil after losing 1-3 to late bloomers Netherlands in their Round of 16 clash in Goiania.
President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the performance of the Golden Eaglets in their second game at the ongoing Under 17 FIFA World Cup competition in Brazil, on Tuesday. 13

FIFA U-17: Golden Eaglets must place personal glory aside against the Netherlands – Olatunji...

Although not downplaying the quality in Manu Garba’s squad, the football administrator feels the team is still missing a few crucial ingredients and stressed the players have to learn when to go for goal themselves and when to pass it to a teammate.
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Olympic athlete jailed for drug trafficking

Dutch Olympic Athlete Madiea Ghafoor has been sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in jail after 2 million pounds ($2.58 million) worth of ecstasy tablets and crystal meth were found in the boot of her car in Germany, DPA news agency has reported.
Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets rallied back twice to beat Hungary 4-2 in their opening game at the 2019 FIFA U-17 Cup in Brazil on Saturday night. 6

FIFA U-17: Ike Shorunmu warns Golden Eaglets ahead of clash with Netherlands

Former Nigerian international Ike Shoronmu has warned the Golden Eaglets against underrating their round of 16 opponents Netherlands at the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup, Brazil 2019.
Golden Eaglets of Nigeria lost 2-1 o Australia in their final Group B game at the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Friday night in Brazil. 3

FIFA U-17: Golden Eaglets seek quarter-final ticket against Netherlands

Five-time champions Nigeria will start as favourites when they confront Netherlands in Tuesday’s (today) Round of 16 clash at the FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Brazil.

FIFA U17: Golden Eaglets will beat Netherlands, but… – Ike Shorunmu

Former Nigerian football goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu, has said he has strong conviction the Golden Eaglets are capable of beating Netherlands to reach the quarter-finals of the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup, Brazil 2019.
Golden Eaglets of Nigeria lost 2-1 o Australia in their final Group B game at the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Friday night in Brazil. 3

FIFA U17: Golden Eaglets to battle Netherlands in last-16

Five-time champions, Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets, have been drawn against the Netherlands in the last 16 at the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.

Ronald Koeman insists he can’t take Barcelona job until post-Euro 2020 after release clause...

Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman has confirmed that there is a clause in his contract that will allow him to move to Barcelona, but only after Euro 2020.
Captain Yaw Yeboah of Celta Vigo, whose goal ensured the Black Meteors' qualification for their first-ever U23 Afcon since the tournament's inception, has been picked alongside Badajoz right-back Kingsley Fobi and Cordoba striker Kwabena Owusu, who ended the qualifiers as Ghana's top scorer.

U23 AFCON: Celta Vigo’s Yaw Yeboah headlines Ghana’s final squad

Captain Yaw Yeboah of Celta Vigo, whose goal ensured the Black Meteors' qualification for their first-ever U23 Afcon since the tournament's inception, has been picked alongside Badajoz right-back Kingsley Fobi and Cordoba striker Kwabena Owusu, who ended the qualifiers as Ghana's top scorer.
Aliou Balde and Amete Faye rose from the bench to inspire Senegal to come from behind and beat the USA 4-1 in a Fifa Under-17 World Cup Group D game at the Estadio Kleber Jose de Andrade in Cariacica, Brazil on Sunday. 9

FIFA U-17: Senegal come from behind to thrash USA — in pictures

Aliou Balde and Amete Faye rose from the bench to inspire Senegal to come from behind and beat the USA 4-1 in a Fifa Under-17 World Cup Group D game at the Estadio Kleber Jose de Andrade in Cariacica, Brazil on Sunday.

Barcelona want Ronald Koeman to replace Ernesto Valverde

Ernesto Valverde has delivered back-to-back La Liga titles since arriving from Athletic Bilbao, but the Spaniard’s current deal will expire at the end of the season and a change is allegedly being planned.
Bayern Munich have confirmed that defender Niklas Sule tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during their Bundesliga draw against Augsburg.

Bayern star set to miss Euro 2020 after tearing ligament

Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule set to miss Euro 2020 after tearing his cruciate ligament in the 2-2 draw with Augsburg in the Bundesliga encounter on Saturday.

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Former minister urges federal government to restore sports commission

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