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Filipe Luís at risk to miss Club World Cup due to knee injury

One of the key players of the 2019 Brasileirão and Copa Libertadores champions may not be able to participate in the Club World Cup.

Bus crash in northern Tunisia kills more than 20

Tunisia's interior ministry has said a bus carrying local tourists crashed off a hill, killing at least 22 people and injuring 21 others.
Another Super Eagles star Henry Onyekuru pulled out of Ukraine international friendly encounter billed for September 10 in Dnipro.

Nigeria move four spots on FIFA ranking, now 31st

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by four spots in the November ranking to place 31st on the ranking table.
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 queries Gernot Rohr over alleged contract breaches

The Nigeria Football Federation has asked Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Mr. Gernot Rohr, to explain reasons behind several breaches of the contract that he signed with the body, which forbids him to divulge to the public/media information on some aspects of the contract.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

NFF queries Gernot Rohr for ‘talking too much’

The Nigeria Football Federation says it has asked Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, to explain reasons behind several breaches of the contract that he signed with the body, which forbids him to divulge to the public/media information on some aspects of the contract.
Former CHAN Eagles forward Anthony Okpotu was on target for his Tunisian side US Monastir in their 3-1 win over Tataouine on Monday.

Anthony Okpotu scores 6th goal of the season in Tunisia

Former CHAN Eagles forward Anthony Okpotu was on target for his Tunisian side US Monastir in their 3-1 win over Tataouine on Monday.

Nominees for all Caf 2019 Awards revealed — full list

The 2019 Caf Awards will hold on January 7, 2019 in Hurghada, Egypt with the Confederation of African Football announcing the nominees on Sunday.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa says he’s excited staging a return to the national team after missing out recent games due to injury.

Super Eagles captain rates Lesotho’s Crocodiles high despite 4-2 win

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has applauded Lesotho’s Crocodiles despite Nigeria’s 4-2 win in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match on Sunday, November 17, at Maseru.
Francis Uzoho said he wanted to continue playing as he revealed the emotional battles he went through immediately he got injured during last Sunday’s international friendly between Nigeria and Brazil at the Singapore National Stadium.

Super Eagles keeper knee operation ‘a success’

Uzoho, 20, suffered the injury after the hour mark during the Super Eagles’s 1-1 friendly draw with Brazil in Singapore and had to be carried off on a stretcher.

Federal governments earmarks funds for Lagos-Algiers highway

The Federal Government has made provision for special funding to the reconstruction of Trans-Saharan African highway linking Lagos with Algiers, the Algerian capital.
Former FIFA U17 World Cup-winning captain Kelechi Nwakali will be stand-in captain when Nigeria opens its Africa U23 Cup of Nations campaign against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in Cairo on Saturday.

Kelechi Nwakali to captain Olympic Eagles against Cote d’Ivoire

Former FIFA U17 World Cup-winning captain Kelechi Nwakali will be stand-in captain when Nigeria opens its Africa U23 Cup of Nations campaign against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in Cairo on Saturday.
Benin Republic head coach Michel Dussuyer has named former Premier League star Stephan Sessegnon and 22 others for this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying doubleheader against the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

Benin coach names ex-Premier League ace, 22 stars for Super Eagles tie

Benin Republic head coach Michel Dussuyer has named former Premier League star Stephan Sessegnon and 22 others for this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying doubleheader against the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
YESSENTUKI, RUSSIA - JUNE 12- Daniel Akpeyi of Nigeria poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session on June 12, 2018 in Yessentuki, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan - FIFA-FIFA via Getty Images)

AFCONQ: Daniel Akpeyi returns as Super Eagles No. 1

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, who is back in the squad of the Super Eagles for their AFCON 2021 qualifiers, will likely be in goal when they take on Benin Republic and Lesotho, respectively, later this month.
Olympic Eagles have departed Abuja on Thursday for next month’s U23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. 7

U23 AFCON: Imama Amapakabo picks Kelechi Nwakali, Taiwo Awoniyi, 19 others

Head Coach Imama Amapakabo has named team captain Azubuike Okechukwu, defenders Anthony Izuchukwu, Sincere Seth and Olisah Ndah, midfielders Kelechi Nwakali, Muyiwa Olabiran and Ndifreke Effiong, and forwards Taiwo Awoniyi and Orji Okwonkwo in his final list of 21 players to defend the U23 Africa Cup of Nations title in Egypt next month.
The award-winning film, ‘The Delivery Boy’ has been chosen to represent Nigeria at the prestigious Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia.

‘The Delivery Boy’ to represent Nigeria at Carthage Film Festival

The award-winning film, ‘The Delivery Boy’ has been chosen to represent Nigeria at the prestigious Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia.

2020 Paralympics: I‘m pregnant with medals – Lauritta Onye

Lauritta Onye, a 2016 Paralympics shot put gold medallist, on Saturday, said would deliver world record title for Nigeria in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games billed for Japan.
The Super Eagles on Sunday played out a 1-1 draw against five time World cup champions Brazil at the kallang Stadium in Singapore.

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria’s Super Eagles drop one spot, now 35th in the world

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have dropped by one spot in the FIFA World ranking for the month of October to now place as world 35th country.
“The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has granted the prayers of the Minister of Communications Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to properly position and empower the ministry to fulfil his digital economy objectives”

President Buhari renames communications ministry

The Federal Ministry of Communications will henceforth be known as ‘Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy’.

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Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he will remain in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to fight injustice.

Senator Marafa: Governors plotting to replace Adams Oshiomhole with Abdulaziz Yari

Kabir Marafa, a former senator, said some governors are plotting to replace Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with AbdulAziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state.
Wayne Rooney admits he has a desire to get into football management as he prepares for his return to the English game in January.

Wayne Rooney confesses his ambition to manage after he retires from playing

Wayne Rooney admits he has a desire to get into football management as he prepares for his return to the English game in January.
Caretaker premier Saad Hariri on Thursday made phone calls to World Bank president David Malpass and IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva, his office said.

Lebanon premier asks World Bank, IMF help with economic rescue plan

Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister Thursday asked international funding bodies for support in drawing up an emergency rescue plan for his protest-wracked country.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Yuletide: Army advises Nigerians to be security conscious

Maj.-Gen. Usman Yakubu, Commander Corps of Artillery, Kontagora has called on Nigerians to be more security conscious before, during and after the Christmas and New year festivities.

Insecurity: General Buratai tasks non-commissioned officers

The Chief Of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, has called Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) to display fresh innovations in tackling security challenges facing the country.