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Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel

AFCON: Mikel Obi demands captaincy for Super Eagles’ return

John Mikel Obi wants to be assured of his position as the Super Eagles’ captain as condition for him to return to the senior national football squad.

Gt Stitches: NFF hasn’t paid me for Super Eagles’ Russia 2018 World Cup outfit

Gt Stitches, the designer of the Super Eagles of Nigeria’s ceremonial attire to the Russia 2018 World Cup, on Thursday accused the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) of failing to pay for the outfit, nearly eight months after the Mundial ended.
César Luis Menotti

Cesar Menotti named director of Argentina’s national teams

Argentina have appointed 80-year-old former coach Cesar Luis Menotti as director of national teams, the Argentine Football Association said on Monday.

Solomon Dalung threatens to jail Amaju Pinnick over World Cup money

The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, has again threatened officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to retire World Cup money or risk going to jail over the sum of N1.6 billion allegedly released to Amaju Pinnick to cover its expenditure up to the quarterfinals of the Russia 2018 World Cup.
Emmanuel Amunike

FIFA invite Emmanuel Amuneke for Best Awards, national team coaches’ parley

Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has been invited once again by FIFA for the 2018 Best Awards as well as a meeting of all national team coaches in the world billed for London from September 23.
Sebastian Osigwe

Gernot Rohr reignites interest in Swiss-born keeper

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has reignited his interest in Swiss-born goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe as he broadens his search for a top-class keeper for the Super Eagles.
Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa is welcomed by Al-Nassr supporters upon his arrival at King Khalid International Airport in the Saudi capital Riyadh early on August 10, 2018. - AFP PHOTO -

Al-Nassr supporters welcome Ahmed Musa to Saudi Arabia

Al-Nassr supporters gave rousing welcome to Ahmed Musa, the eighth best scorer at the Russia 2018 World Cup, who secured his anticipated transfer from Leicester City to Al-Nassr recently.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sports, Mr. Adeboye Anthony Adeyinka (right) enjoying the France vs. Uruguay match alongside other Nigerian ex- internationals at the Teslim Balogun Stadium viewing centre, Surulere on Friday.

World Cup: Lagos fans evoke experiences at Governor Ambode’s viewing centres

Lagos fans have expressed appreciation to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode for the opportunity of watching the Russia 2018 World Cup free as one of the greatest sports fiesta ended on June 15.

Segun Odegbami: Time now ripe for Africans to be World Cup champions

Ex-Nigeria international and sports administrator, Segun Odegbami, on Monday urged an African country to bring the World Cup to the continent.
Ahmed Musa of Super Eagles

World Cup: Ahmed Musa gets nomination for Goal of the Tournament

Super Eagles star Ahmed Musa, who was arguably Nigeria’s best player at the just concluded Russia 2018 World Cup, has been shortlisted for the Goal of the Tournament Award by FIFA.
World Cup Trophy

World Cup: Football fans predict France to win, others say Croatia can spring surprises

Some football fans in Lafia, have predicted that France would win Sunday’s decisive World Cup game against Croatia in the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup tournament.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino gives thumbs up during a press conference at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 13, 2018, two days before the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia. - AFP PHOTO - Jewel SAMAD

FIFA: Amaju Pinnick is only recognised NFF chairman

The controversy surrounding the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was put to rest on Friday afternoon in Moscow as FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, maintained that Amaju Melvin Pinnick, remained the elected President of the federation.

World Cup: Governor Ugwuanyi redeems N5 million pledge to Super Eagles

The Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has fulfilled his N5 million pledge to the Super Eagles for their performance at the Russia 2018 World Cup.
Fifa World Cup

World Cup: Historical moments and stats so far

Three weeks after the long, nervous wait for the start of the most prestigious tournament in the World, Russia 2018 World cup group stage, the round of 16 and quarter-final games were finalised with several mixed reactions.

Galatasaray confirm Henry Onyekuru loan talks with Everton

Nigeria forward Henry Onyekuru is on the verge of joining Turkish giants Galatasaray on loan from Everton.
Mikel Obi on the ball during the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup match between Croatia v Nigeria on the 16th June 2018 at Kaliningrad Stadium,Russia PIX KABIRU ABUBAKAR

Emmanuel Amuneke tips Eagles conquerors Croatia for World Cup glory

Former Africa footballer of the year and also a U-17 World Cup winner, Emmanuel Amuneke , who is currently working with the Russia 2018 FIFA Technical Study Group, has come out to describe Croatia as the surprise team of the tournament.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sports, Mr. Adeboye Anthony Adeyinka (right) enjoying the France vs. Uruguay match alongside other Nigerian ex- internationals at the Teslim Balogun Stadium viewing centre, Surulere on Friday.

Ex-internationals hail World Cup viewing centres in Lagos

Some ex-international football players have thrown their weight behind the creation of eight Viewing Centres spread across Lagos State for the duration of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Tournament.
Chris Giwa with his NFF executive members at the Glass House today

NFF president Chris Giwa promises better welfare for national teams, staff

NFF president Chris Giwa has promised to improve the welfare of both the staff as well as the various national teams when he addressed them at the secretariat in Abuja on assumption of office following a Supreme Court ruling.

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US Embassy: Dress code is not a requirement for visa

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has clarified that dress code is not a requirement for obtaining the country’s visa.
The Vehicle Inspection Service has said it had embarked on a new mode of enforcement to carry out its operations in Lagos State effectively.

VIS: We are operating new mode of enforcement now in Lagos

The Vehicle Inspection Service has said it had embarked on a new mode of enforcement to carry out its operations in Lagos State effectively.

Senator-elect Orji Kalu: Why politicians must leave issues of 2019 elections

Former Abia governor now senator-elect, Orji Kalu, has advised political leaders in the country to put issues concerning the 2019 elections behind them and focus on the real issue of governance.

Neuropsychiatrist: Report mental ailment early

Dr. Chukwuweta Onuorah, a Consultant physician in charge of Anambra State Neuro Psychiatrist Hospital, Nawfia, has said that early report and diagnosis of mental ailments will help to check the phenomenon in the country.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Okon Efut, who led the former Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen’s defence team at Thursday’s judgment proceedings of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, has indicated that the conviction of the former CJN would be appealed at the Court of Appeal.

Presidency: Justice Onnoghen case is victory for corruption fight

The Presidency says the war against corruption is all encompassing and not designed to persecute anyone for political or other reasons.