Africa Int'l Football

Vincent Enyeama makes shortlist for BBC African Footballer of the Year award

Nigeria’s Vincent Enyeama has been shortlisted for the 2014 BBC African footballer of the year award, with title-holder Yaya Toure, Gabonese star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Yacine Brahimi among the candidates to win the individual award. The Lille shot stopper is the only goalkeeper nominated following his superb form for the Super Eagles at the Fifa […]

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Mine Workers call for sacking of Nigeria’s Minister of Mines

The Nigeria Union of Mine Workers (NUMW) has called for the replacement of the Minister of Mines, Mohammed Sada. The union in a communique issued at the end of its quadrenial national delegates conference in Lokoja, Kogi State, said the Minister has proved incapable of harnessing the vast potential in the mining sector. It also […]

Nigeria Leagues

Exposed: Reason why Courtney Dike refused Nigeria’s $7000 World Cup bonus

News broke during the past week that Courtney Dike had refused to collect the $7000 bonus that accrued to her from being a member of the Nigeria Women U20 side that reached the final of the tournament in Canada. Dike scored two goals for Nigeria, including the tournament’s fastest ever goal, as the Super Falcons […]

Nigeria Leagues

AFCON2015: Eduok, Salami & six other hit Super Eagles camp for Congo

Nigeria national team camp is beginning to bubble ahead of preparations for this weekend’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Congolese senior national team. According to a report from the Eagles camp, eight players from the Nigeria Premier League have arrived for the make or break fixture in Pointe Noire. Top the list of […]

Nigeria Leagues

‘Give us our house gifts & landed properties’ – Golden Eaglets begs Imoke, Aliyu

Golden Eaglets’ 2013 World Cup-winning coach, Manu Garba has pleaded with the Cross River and Niger states governments to respectively redeem the promise of house gifts and landed properties to the victorious team. Speaking on the first anniversary of leading Nigeria to a record fourth Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, Garba said […]

National News Politics

2015 Polls: PDP postpones primaries as National Convention holds November 11

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rescheduled all its congresses and primaries ahead of the 2015 general elections. According to the party’s National Organizing Secretary, Abubakar Mustapha, the review of the time-table is in line with the provisions of the party’s constitution. He said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been notified of […]

Nigeria Leagues

League Management Company postpones final NPFL games

The League Management Company has shifted final day games of the Nigeria Professional Football League from November 9 to November 16, 2014. According to the league controllers, the reason for this is to allow for protests arising from some of the season’s fixtures to be conclusively disposed of. “Some of the protests will affect the […]

Nigeria Leagues

Former boss hail Coach Okey Emordi on Kano Pillars title retention

Former chairman of Kano Pillars, Ibrahim Haruna has praised the tactical brilliance and experience of coach Okey Emordi following the club’s successful retention of the Nigeria Professional Football League title for the third time in a row. Pillars defeated Nembe City 4-0 last Sunday at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano to emerge champions with a […]

Africa Nigeria Leagues

Ejike Uzoenyi tops African Player of the Year nominees

Nigeria attacking midfielder Ejike Uzoenyihas made the list for the Confederation of African Football African Player of the Year for players based on the continent. The Mamelodi Sundowns player who was named most valuable player of the 2014 African Nations Championship boasting of three gaols in six games is the only Super Eagles player to […]

National News Politics

NASS 2015: Senator Smart Adeyemi, 39 others get automatic tickets for Senate

President Goodluck Jonathan and leaders of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have resolved to grant automatic tickets to at least two serving senators from each of the states of the federation where it has senators to douse the growing tension in the Senate over 2015 elections. Senator Smart Adeyemi and 39 other senators are to benefit […]

Nigeria Leagues

Emem Eduok’s header beat Ghana for Super Eagles in Ibom Stadium opener

Nigeria’s home-based Eagles defeated Ghana U23 1-0 in an international friendly played to commission the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo on Friday night. A first half header from Emem Eduok was all the Super Eagles, handled by Daniel Amokachi, needed to get past the Black meteors who had boasted of their intention to spoil the […]

National News Politics

2015 Polls: Committee certifies 103 aspirants for Kogi Assembly PDP primaries

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) screening committee for party primaries into Kogi House of Assembly has certified 103 aspirants qualified for the contest. Mr Colet Odenigbo, chairman of the committee, who disclosed this while briefing newsmen after the credentials screening exercise at the state secretariat of the PDP on Saturday said 105 aspirants were screened. […]

National News Nigeria Leagues

Uyo stadium to host Nigeria-Brazil friendly in 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, commissioned the new 30,000 seats ultra-modern Akwa Ibom International Stadium in Uyo He was assisted by neighbouring west African presidents – Ghana’s John Dramani Mahama and Ivory Coast’s Alassane Ouattara alongside host governor Godswill Akpabio. Governor Akpabio showcased the new sporting edifice which has a bullet–proof State Box which has […]

National News

Health: 3m people immunized for meningitis in Kogi – Commissioner, Idris Omede

The Health Commissioner of Kogi State, Dr Idris Omede has described the vaccination of Cerebrospinal meningitis, commonly referred to as meningitis, is an infection of the membrane (lining) of the brain and spine as a huge success after about three million people was immunized after the 10 days campaign in the state. The Commissioner stated […]