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Buhari Wants Nigerian Troops Back From Guinea Bissau

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday told the President of ECOWAS Commission, Marcel A. de Souza that Nigerian troops in Guinea Bissau need to be sent back home. He said this when he hosted Marcel A. de Souza at the Presidential

Nigerian Governors Approve $1bn To Fight Terrorism

File photo   Thirty-six states of the Federation have given permission to the Federal Government to utilise $1billion from Nigeria’s excess crude account to tackle Boko Haram insurgency. The approval, which was one of the major issues discussed at the National Economic

Nigerian Soldiers Warned After Boko Haram Attack

File photo Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram were on Thursday put on high alert after four military vehicles went missing during a raid on an army post in the restive northeast. A message sent to all military bases across the

EPL: Promising Nigerian defender, Joseph Olowu signs new contract with Arsenal

Promising Nigerian defender, Joseph Olowu has signed a new contract with Premier League side, Arsenal. The Gunners on Friday announced on their official website, that defender Olowu has signed his first professional contract with the club. Olowu, who celebrated his

Nigerian boxer faces deportation in the UK

Eric Dumo with agency report A young Nigerian boxer based in the United Kingdom, Bilal Fawaz, is set to be deported back to his country. The pugilist, who had represented England six times in major competitions, including in a fight

2018 World Cup: Nigerian players not stable, predictable – Argentina legend, Veron

Former Argentina legendary midfielder, Juan Sebastien Veron, has described the Super Eagles as unpredictable following the 2018 World Cup draw that pitched the South American in the same Group D with Nigeria. Veron said he was not comfortable with the

2018 World Cup: Croatian-based Nigerian goalkeeper reveals Super Eagles players to watch

Croatian-based Nigerian goalkeeper, David Nwolokor, has told Croatia the Super Eagles’ players to watch out for as the 2018 World Cup in Russia draws nearer. The goalkeeper asked The Blazers to watch out for Premier League stars, Alex Iwobi and

2018 World Cup: Nigerian government budgets N3bn for Super Eagles

The Federal Government of Nigeria has budgeted N3bn to enable the Super Eagles to have a successful outing at the 2018 World Cup. The competition is expected to kick start on June 14 in Russia. Nigeria is tied in group

Over 100 Nigerian athletes tested positive for doping since 2002 – Dalung

The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, on Tuesday, lamented the increasing trend of doping among athletes in Nigeria. According to him, more than 100 Nigerian professional athletes tested positive for doping since 2002 when official documenting of

#EndSARS: Nigerian Celebrities Join Campaign To End Police Brutality

As #EndSARS continue to dominate Twitter Trends, Nigerian celebrities and artistes have joined voices with Nigerian citizens voicing their opinion on social media. The trend emerged on Saturday when various individuals took to the social media to condemn the operation

European clubs battle for Nigerian Midfielder, JohnPaul McTheophilus

A number of European clubs have indicated interest in signing Nigeria-born Midfielder, JohnPaul McTheophilus. The Imo state born JP, Mc Theophilus played for Persikad Depok in Indonesia Liga Premier for two and half seasons before a sensational move to Pesanku

2018 World Cup: Super Eagles scout, Agali reveals two players to join Nigerian team

The newly-appointed scout of the Super Eagles, Victor Agali, has revealed that the duo of Obafemi Martins and Joel Obi may be called up by Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr for their games next year. Martins, 33, ended the season in

Barcelona targets Nigerian star, Henry Onyekuru

FC Barcelona scouts were at Stade Le Canonnier to observe Nigerian star, Henry Onyekuru, who scored his seventh league goal of the season in Anderlecht’s away win at Royal Excel Mouscron. Onyekuru scored Anderlecht’s winner after Govea had brought the

Visa sponsors Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team to 2018 Winter Olympics

Visa has announced that three athletes will join the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team currently training to become the first ever African representatives, men or women, to qualify for the Olympic Winter Games in the sport of Bobsled. Together, Bobsled pilot