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Tragic Death of International Footballer Michael Umanyika in Azerbaijan

Nigerian international, Michael Umanyika was confirmed dead on Tuesday by his club Zaqatala PFK in Azerbaijan. The youngster, who has featured for the club after joining them last season, passed on after he slumped during...

CHAN 2016: Can Oliseh Surpass Keshi’s Record?

This may be a very difficult but easy test for Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh as he marched with his stewards to the city of Kigali, Rwanda for the Championship for African Nations (CHAN)...

Iheanacho’s Manchester City Draws PSG in Champions League Q/Final

Super Eagles and Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho will face Paris Saint Germain in the quarterfinal of the UEFA Champions League. The draw, which was made on Friday, will have mouth-watering clashes involving Barcelona and...

Nigerian Open: Portugal, Russia, and 13 Other Countries Confirm Attendance

By Uzor Odigbo Sarah Hanffou (CMR) is one of the top African players expected at the Nigeria Open in Lagos. European super-powers, Portugal, Russia and Hungary as well as African giant, Egypt including 11 others have...

Suwon Tourney: Nigeria’s U-23 team Ready For Denmark U-23 clash

Nigeria's U-23 team will be hoping to return back to winning ways as the team faces Denmark in their second match of the Suwon four nation tournaments at the Goyang Sports Complex on Saturday. The...

Lagos Derby: MFM Compounds Ikorodu United’s Woes, Wins 3-1 on Sunday

Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministry FC won bragging rights as they defeated bottom rocked Ikorodu United 3-1 at the Agege Township Stadium in Sunday's Lagos Derby in the Nigerian Football Professional Football League. Sikiru Olatunbosun...
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Video: Roland Ezuruike and Latifat Tijani Win Gold and Silver in Rio Paralympics

Nigeria's Paralympics athletes are already showing a glimpse of what to expect from Team Nigeria as Roland Ezuruike provided the golden moment, winning the 54kg power-lifting event in astonishing manner, on Friday. Ezuruike'S 200kg lift...

The Lagos City Marathon Remains a Message of Hope in the Face of Terror

In the face of terror, the Lagos City Marathon remains a message of hope. On Saturday, February 6, Lagos State hosted a marathon with over 20,000 national and international athletes participating, including 50 élite ones....

Nigerian Fans Made Me Feel At Home – Iwobi

Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi says he feels delighted with the support of the Nigerian fans, especially during his début match with the senior national team. Iwobi who pledged his allegiance to play for Nigeria...

2016 Rio Olympic Games: How Prepared is Nigeria?

The idea of applying fire brigade methods when preparing for major competitions has become a usual phenomenon in Nigeria, something which has often affected the athlete’s chances of winning medals. With less than three months...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration would find a lasting solution to the economic recession. Buhari made this known during his Independence...