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Victor Moses Emerges NFF Player Of The Year

5 days ago /
Sports  

Victor Moses is the 2018 Nigeria Football Player of the year.

 

FIFA Executive Summit Holds In Lagos

5 days ago /
Sports  

An array of prominent global figures in the world of sports led by the FIFA president, Gianni Infantino and CAF president Ahmed Ahmad who are currently in Lagos state for the FIFA executive  summit, on monday paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos state governor at the Lagos house.

Nigerians Want FG To Emulate The Maracana Example In Stadium Maintenance

6 days ago /
Sports  

Sports lovers in Nigeria have called on the federal government to take the issue of stadium maintenance seriously to enhance sports development in the country.

Maracana Stadium Built To Unite The World

1 week ago /
Sports  

The management of the world famous Maracanã Stadium in Rio De Janerio, Brazil, says the history behind the facility has become a source of unity for the world of football and its development. Speaking to AIT's Rasheed Olanrewaju and other soccer lovers round the facilities in Rio, one of the Stadium Managers,...

Senate Wades Into Threat By AMCOM To Seize Kanu Nwankwo's Hotel

1 week ago /
Nation 

Senate has asked its committee on banking to immediately begin investigation into moves by the assets management corporation of Nigeria {AMCOM} to take over hadley suite hotel, property of Nigeria’s former super eagles captain, Kanu Nwankwo.

President Buhari Celebrates Super Eagles For Defeating Sudan

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari,  has joined millions of football-loving Nigerians in celebrating the dogged performance of the home-based Super Eagles  on their victory over Sudan in the semi-final of the 2018 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) in Marrakesh, Morocco. The congratulatory message was contained in a statement signed by his Special...

Tears, Tributes As Deji Tinubu Is Buried In Lagos

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Thousands of friends, family members, colleagues and well-wishers‎ on Tuesday paid their last respect to Deji Tinubu as his remains were buried at the Vaults and Gardens in Ikoyi, Lagos. The Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor,  Akinwunmi Ambode, slumped and died last week Thursday while playing a novelty football match...

2018 CHAN: Nigeria Beat Angola To Qualify For Semi-Finals

3 weeks ago /
Sports  

Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles have qualified for the semi-finals of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN). The Eagles advanced to the next stage of the tournament on Sunday after battling from a goal down to beat Angola in Morocco. Eagles looked on the way out of the tournament until Lobi Stars forward...

‘We Are Still In Shock’, Lagos Govt Mourns Deji Tinubu

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Lagos State Government has described the death of the Special Adviser on Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Deji Tinubu, as shocking and a huge loss to both his family and the state. The Government made this known on Friday in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr...

Ambode’s Special Adviser, Deji Tinubu Dies While Playing Football

1 month ago /
Nation 

Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor,  Akinwunmi Ambode, Deji Tinubu, has died. Tinubu was said to have slumped and died on Thursday, while playing a match with fellow participants at the ongoing retreat of members of the state executive council and permanent secretaries at the Jubilee Chalets, Epe. Doctors and nurses...

Google Honours ‘The Big Boss’ Stephen Keshi

1 month ago /
Sports  

The former Super Eagles captain and coach, Stephen Keshi, has been honoured with a Google doodle on his posthumous birthday on Tuesday, January 23. Popularly called the ‘Big Boss, Google honoured him on its search page with a caricature wearing the Nigerian number four jersey and another wearing a face cap...

George Weah Sworn In As Liberian President

1 month ago /
International News 

Former international football star, George Weah, was sworn in as Liberia’s new president on Monday, in the country’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944. Weah, 51, took over from Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who spent 12 years at the helm, steering the West African nation away from the trauma of...

Pele Backs Brazil To Win Sixth World Cup

1 month ago /
Nation 

Footballing legend, Pele, said on Monday that Brazil are favourites to win the World Cup in Russia, four years on from their humiliation on home soil. Five-time winners Brazil were thrashed 7-1 in the 2014 semi-finals by eventual champions Germany at the Maracana, but Pele, considered one of the best players...

Liberia’s President Expelled From Her Party

1 month ago /
International News 

Liberia's outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been expelled from her own party, for allegedly failing to support its candidate to succeed her. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is accused of encouraging people to vote against her vice-president, Joseph Boakai. Former Footballer George Weah won the presidential elections in December, defeating Boakai. Sirleaf, who is...

Three Injured In Kwara United Bus Crash

1 month ago /
Sports  

Players and officials of Kwara United have been involved in a road accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The incident occurred this morning, no life was lost in the incident but three people were injured while the team bus was badly damaged. The ‘Harmony boys’ were on their way to Ilorin from Lagos...

 

Football For Peace In The Northeast

1 month ago /
Sports  

Riverside FC of Damasak, have emerged overall champions of a Tournament organised for youths in Northern Borno. The tournament is a project of the the Nigerian Army Eight Division, Monguno.  It commenced in September 2017 with 16 Teams participating, and aims at keeping youths in the region occupied, motivated and unavailable for...

Liberia Holds Election Run-Off

2 months ago /
International News 

Liberians  on Tuesday voted to elect a new president in a run-off vote between vice-president Joseph Boakai and Former International Footballer, George Weah. Weah, 51, won the first round, but did not secure the required 50% of the vote for an outright victory. Legal challenges delayed the vote to replace Ellen Johnson...

Capello Rules Out Italy Job, Focus On China

2 months ago /
Sports  

Former England manager, Fabio Capello,  on Friday ruled himself out as the Italian national team coach saying his focus was on his job in China. The Italian signed last June with Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning, a club which is owned by Suning Group and businessman Zhang Jindong, who also...

Balotelli Eyeing Man City Return

2 months ago /
Sports  

Italian striker, Mario Balotelli has revealed he would return to play for former club Manchester City for free. The 27-year-old has scored 16 goals in 21 games in his second season at Ligue 1 side Nice, but hankers for big trophies again. “My aim is to return to a big club to...

Arsenal Wasted Oxlade-Chamberlain - Klopp

2 months ago /
Sports  

Jurgen Klopp has risked Arsene Wenger’s wrath ahead of Liverpool’s visit to the Emirates Stadium by claiming the Arsenal manager failed to get the best out of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Liverpool in August after Wenger decided to cash in before the England midfielder’s contract expired. The 24-year-old never quite lived up...


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