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W/Cup Qualifier: Wike pledges $20,000 dollars to Super Eagles ‘for every goal scored tomorrow’

Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom  Wike has  promised  to pay the Super Eagles members the sum of $20,000 for every goal scored they score in decisive match against  Swaziland, Tuesday in Port Harcourt. Addressing  the  Super Eagles after their training, Monday at the Adokiye  Amasiemaka  Stadium in Port Harcourt, preparatory to …

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Paul Bassey gets FIFA assignment

Top Nigerian sports official, Paul Bassey, has been designated by football’s world governing body, FIFA, as match commissioner for Tuesday’s 2018 World Cup qualifying cracker between the Red Devils of Congo and Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia in Brazzaville. The highly –respected Bassey, who is also a CAF General Coordinator and …

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Embattled Lamine Diack resigns from IOC

The former president of International Associations of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Lamine Diack, has resigned from his honorary membership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It follows his suspension by the IOC on Tuesday after he was accused by French investigators of taking bribes to cover up positive drugs tests. Senegalese …

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Golden Eaglets arrive Abuja, Wednesday

The victorious Nigeria’s U17 team, the Golden Eaglets, will arrive Abuja, Wednesday afternoon, officials have announced. Nigeria won a fifth FIFA U17 World Cup on Monday when they defeated Mali 2-0 in an all-African final in Vena Del Mar, Chile. “The latest Golden Eaglets will land in Abuja between 2 …

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Mikel, Iheanacho storm Super Eagles camp; as squad swells to 17 ahead Swaziland clash

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi and Manchester City rookie Kelechi Iheanacho joined Super Eagles camp, Tuesday morning, as numbers of invited players swelled to 17 ahead Friday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Swaziland. Aside Mikel and Iheancho, Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi, Turkey-based Godfrey Oboabona, Genk midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, Monaco defender …

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President Buhari commends ‘indomitable spirit’ of Golden Eaglets; as APC congratulates team on World Cup victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially congratulated the Golden Eaglets for winning retaining the U-17 FIFA World Cup in Chile, late Sunday night. The President in a statement made available to Global Patriot Newspapers, Monday, and signed by his Special Adviser (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina, ‘applaud the exemplary zeal, determination, …

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Falconets qualify for FIFA U-20 World Cup

Nigeria’s Under-20 women’s national team, the Super Falconets have qualified for the finals of the 2016 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea. This was after they defeated the South African Women’s national team, the Batsaesana 1-0 in Johannesburg on Sunday. Chinwendu Ihehuo netted the decisive goal in …

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Nigeria’s Jighere emerges World Scrabble champion; 1st African winner of English-language championship

32-year-old Wellington Jighere, from Nigeria, beat 129 competitors to win the World English-language Scrabble Players’ Association championship, Sunday, defeating Englishman Lewis MacKay with four straight wins in the best-of-seven final round. The finalists, Jighere and Mackay, are in another room, hopefully outside shouting distance. One of the supervisors in the …

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