National News

Pesident Jonathan not a politician but leader promoting democracy, says Anyim

President Goodluck Jonathan is not a politician but a statesman, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation , SGF, Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, has said. He spoke at a panel discussion organized by GEJWinsIt, a pro-Jonathan group in Abuja, yesterday. “Jonathan is not a politician. He is a statesman. He is a leader who […]

National News

2015 Polls: INEC ready for free, fair, credible elections, says Attahiru Jega

The head of Nigeria’s electoral body said on Monday it was ready to conduct presidential and parliamentary elections in less than two weeks’ time, after the vote was delayed by security concerns. Attahiru Jega told a meeting in the capital city Abuja that his Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had done “everything humanly possible” for […]

Nigeria Leagues

Super Falcons whip Confluence Queens 3-0 in friendly

Nigeria’s senior women national team whipped the country’s Women Premier League side Confluence Queens 3-0 in a friendly match played at the Fifa Goal Project pitch on Saturday. Goals from Ngozi Ebere, Francisca Ordega and Portsmouth Ladies forward Iniabasi Umotong secured coach Edwin Okon’s side the all-impotant victory ahead of the final round, first leg […]

Nigeria Leagues

FA will get more ladies playing football in Kogi, says Vice Chairman Hassan Wada

Mr Hassan Wada, the newly elected vice chairman of Kogi State Football Association, has assured that the Alhaji Umar Isah-led FA board will encourage women participation in football in the state. Mr Wada, who lauded the impressive display of Confluence Queens despite the 3-0 loss to the Super Falcons at the Fifa Goal Project pitch, […]

Other Sports

Nigerian athlete makes headlines in Texas, wins bronze in Longview Marathon

Nigerian sprinter Aderonke Mary Olumudi has won the women’s bronze at the fifth Longview half-marathon & 5K race organised by the Longview chapter of AMBUCS in Texas, USA on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Olumudi, the only Nigerian who made the top 90 finishers shocked the locals finishing in 1:30:13 seconds to emerge the bronze winner […]

National News

Courts should dispense justice without fear or favour, urges Kogi CJ

Chief Judge of Kogi, Justice Nasir Ajanah on Friday said the primary aim of establishing the courts is to dispense justice without fear, favour or ill-will to anyone. Ajanah made the declaration at the inaugural ceremony of the newly constructed Uhuodo Area Court II office complex in Okehi Local Government of the state. He said […]

Nigeria Leagues

Super Falcons to play Confluence Queens in friendly on Saturday

The reigning African queens will slug it out with Lokoja based club side in a friendly this weekend ahead of their final round of the All African Games qualifying series Nigeria’s senior women national team will face the country’s Women Premier League side Confluence Queens in a friendly match to be played at the Fifa […]

National News

Supreme Court Dismisses Suit Against Kogi Governor Idris Wada

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a suit filed by the the governorship candidate of the now defunct Congress for Progressive Change in Kogi State, James Ocholi (SAN), seeking an order sacking the state governor, Captain Idris Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party. The petitions arising from the December 3, 2011 election filed by the […]

Sports

Milo BasketBall: St Peters, Royal Crown qualify for Zonal play-offs in Kogi

Saint Peters College, Idah and Royal Crown Secondary School, Ajaokuta qualified to represent Kogi State at the Confluence Conference zonal play-offs of the 17th Nestle Milo Secondary Schools Basketball scheduled to hold between April 22-26, 2015 in Kogi. Saint Peters and Royal Crown who were 2014 runners-up emerged champions after they defeated defending champions Ajaokuta […]

Nigeria Leagues

NFF earmarks 524 million for Super Falcons in 2015 Women’s World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has proposed a budget of N524 million naira, for the Super Falcons 2015 FIFA Women World Cup campaign in Canada later in the year. According to the breakdown, the federation said it would spend N6.3m for return tickets for eight government officials, which includes a number of ministers, permanent secretaries, […]

Nigeria Leagues

NNPC/Shell Cup: Kwara football Academy disqualified

Kwara Football Academy Secondary School has been disqualified from this year’s edition of the NNPC/Shell Cup soccer competition among all secondary schools in Nigeria. The school, which won the national competition three years ago was disqualified for what was termed misconduct and violation of the rules and regulations of the Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF) […]

Nigeria Leagues

Kano Pillars beat Samba FC 3-2 in friendly

Kano Pillars defeated Samba FC 3-2 in a friendly match played at the Sani Abacha Stadium on Wednesday to overcome the trauma suffered from last Thursday’s an armed robbery attack which left five injured from gun shots. A goal each from Ubong Ekpai, Christian Obiozor and Rabiu Ali helped the reigning Nigeria Professional Football League […]

Nigeria Leagues

Aminu Kano Hospital discharges shot Kano Pillars pair

Shot Kano Pillars duo of Adamu Murtala and Otekpa Eneji were on Wednesday afternoon discharged from the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) barely six days they were re-admitted in Kano. The Sai Masu Gida pair were re-admitted at AKTH last Friday after earlier discharged from the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja following injuries sustained from last […]

Nigeria Leagues

Nigeria rise up to 41st in March Fifa World ranking

Nigeria have moved up to the 41st position in the latest Fifa global rankings released on Thursday. The Super Eagles were ranked 42nd in the last Fifa rankings despite their absence at the Africa Cup of Nations staged in Equatorial Guinea. The Eagles remain the seventh ranked African side behind Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Tunisia, […]