Cheick Tiote - An Ivorian International, is Dead

June 6, 2017, 6:02 am 0

The 30-year-old former Newcastle United midfielder, Cheick Tiote, has died after collapsing during training in China, a spokesman for the player has announced. The Cote d’Ivoire international spent seven years at the Tyneside club, mak....

Francesco Totti Bids Farewell to Serie A in An Emotional For Roma

May 28, 2017, 11:24 pm 0

Roma qualify for Champions League on the last day of the season in Italian Serie A ended up in a mixed feeling as the "King of Rome" Francesco Totti retires in style. Totti who is another one club man debut for Roma in March 1993 and pla....

Madrid Oust Barcelona For LaLiga Trophy

May 21, 2017, 11:09 pm 0

Real Madrid have won Spain’s LaLiga, deposing rivals Barcelona by just 3 points. It was their first title in five years and their 33rd. Cristiano Ronaldo’s 40th goal of the season helped seal a 2-0 victory at Malaga on Sunday. ....

Sanchez keeps Arsenal in Top-Four Hunt After 2-0 Win Over Sunderland

May 16, 2017, 4:47 pm 0

Alexis Sanchez kept alive Arsenal's fading hopes of qualifying for the Champions League as the Chilean broke Sunderland's stubborn resistance to seal a crucial 2-0 win on Tuesday. Arsene Wenger's side were struggling to see o....

Nadal Ends 3 Years Winless Streak Vs Djokovic to Reach Madrid Final

May 14, 2017, 4:41 am 0

Rafael Nadal is near his best again, and he showed it with an emphatic win over a rival he hadn't beaten in three years. Nadal ended his seven-match winless streak against Novak Djokovic with a 6-2, 6-4 win that put him in the ....

Mission Improbable For Atletico and Monaco

May 7, 2017, 11:45 pm 0

Atletico Madrid and Monaco will attempt to overturn daunting first-leg deficits in the Champions League semi-finals this week and publicly they insist they can pull off the improbable. Atletico coach Diego Simeone went as far as to say t....

LeBron Hops Abdul-Jabbar on Playoff Scoring list, Cavaliers Rout Raptors 125-103 in Game 2

May 3, 2017, 11:33 pm 0

James scored 39 points, hopped Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the career playoff scoring list and pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 125-103 blowout over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Wednesday night. ....

Beach Soccer World Cup: Super Sand Eagles Crash Out

May 1, 2017, 11:00 pm 0

The Super Sand Eagles on Monday crashed out at the group stages of the Bahamas 2017. The team failed to progress to the quarterfinals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas after losing 1-2 on penalties to Iran following a 4-4....

Tennis: Sharapova Bounces Back in Style

April 26, 2017, 10:48 pm 0

Maria Sharapova won on her return to action after a 15-month doping ban as she beat Roberta Vinci in the first round of the Stuttgart Open. The Russian, who was suspended last March after testing positive for meldonium, beat the Italian ....

National Sports Federations Presidents Get 12 Year Tenure

April 21, 2017, 11:27 pm 0

The guidelines for the 2017 elections into National Sports Federations have been amended. The new guidelines were announced in a statement signed by Nneka Ikem-Anibeze, special assistant media to Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dal....

Wenger Springs A Surprise At Middlesbrough

April 17, 2017, 11:44 pm 0

Under fire Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger  sprang a surprise in the away match against Middlesbrough, by opting for a back three for the first time since his early days in charge in 1996. Well, his tactics paid off as his team ran away ....

Olympic Qualifiers: Enitan-Oshodi Sponsors Nigeria

April 15, 2017, 2:23 am 0

Tosin Oribamise and Azeez Solanke on Friday departed the country from Lagos for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) qualifiers aboard AT 554 Royal Air Marco flight. The players, before their departure at 5.30 a.m., thanked the President of Nig....

Bayern, Dortmund Still Hopeful ln CL Chances

April 14, 2017, 5:50 am 0

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund continue to believe in their Champions League chances despite their defeats to home on Wednesday. Both now face momentous challenges next week, with Bayern going down 2-1 to Real Madrid, and Dortmund t....

CAF To Review Hayatou Decisions

April 8, 2017, 11:41 pm 0

Ahmad, the new Confederation of African Football(CAF) head said controversial  decisions made under Issa Hayatou leadership will be reviewed soon. Top of the decisions are African football’s television rights and tournament hosting ag....

Olympic Gold Medalist Jemimah Sumgong Fails Drug Test

April 7, 2017, 12:03 am 0

Kenya's celebrated first woman Olympic Gold Medalist has failed a drug test by world's athletes' governing body. Jemimah Sumgong, 32, tested positive for banned boosters, the IAAF has confirmed. IAAF said in a state....

Federer edges Berdych for Miami semi-final 10 hours ago

March 31, 2017, 12:53 am 0

Roger Federer gunning for a back-to back Masters trophies, has qualified for the semi-final of the Miami Open, edging Tomas Berdych 6-2 3-6 7-6(8-6). The Swiss maestro survived two match points before beating the Czech  in the third-s....

MFM back on top of NPFL

March 30, 2017, 12:40 am 0

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Football Club are back on top of the Nigerian Professional Football League after beating visitors Abia Warriors 2-1  on Matchday 16 The table toppers goals were provided by the usual suspects, Stephen Odey ....

Iheanacho denies Senegal Victory at Hives Stadium

March 24, 2017, 12:10 am 0

Kelechi Iheanacho on Thursday in London scored a late goal to deny the Teranga Lions of Senegal a famous victory against the Super Eagles in an international friendly. The 82nd minute penalty kick scored by Iheanacho helped Ni....

Soccer: Ivory Coast name big catch Wilmots as coach | Reuters

March 21, 2017, 11:07 pm 0

Ivory Coast  on Tuesday named former Belgium international Marc Wilmots as their new head coach to replace Michel Dussuyer. The  48-year-old Wilmots was coach of Belgium between 2012 and 2016 and led them to the World Cup finals in Bra....

Arsenal fans raise £2,000 for ‘Wenger out’ banners

March 19, 2017, 7:00 am 0

Arsenal fans have ramped up their attempts to force boss Arsene Wenger out of the Emirates by raising over £2,000 to fly a plane over their stadium urging the manager to leav....

Zambia U-20 African champions

March 12, 2017, 11:59 pm 0

Hosts Junior Chipolopolo of Zambia have emerged champions of the 2017 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations after they defeated Senegal 2-0 in the final on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that first half goals from Patson Daka and ....

Everton 3-0 West Brom: Romelu Lukaku scores and assists in comfortable win

March 12, 2017, 7:13 am 0

   Romelu Lukaku scored his 19th Premier League goal of the season as Everton comfortably beat West Brom 3-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday.....

Andy Murray beaten by Vasek Pospisil in Indian Wells

March 12, 2017, 6:45 am 0

World No 1 Andy Murray suffered a shock second-round defeat in the BNP Paribas Open against Canada's Vasek Pospisil. The Scot's best showing in California came in 2009 as a runner-up to Rafael Nadal and this 6-4 7-6 loss was his ....

SPORTS: Barcelona edge out PSG in great comeback

March 8, 2017, 9:49 pm 0

Barcelona have qualified for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, staging a stunning comeback from 0-4 deficit in the first leg, to edge out Paris Saint Germain 6-5. Thanks to a late brace by Neymar in the 88th and 90th minut....

defamed: Bayern trash Arsenal 5-1 again

March 7, 2017, 2:55 pm 0

awarded a penalty that also resulted in the sending off of defender Laurent Koscielny. The France centre-back was initially shown a yellow card by referee Anastasios Sidiropoulos for his foul on Robert Lewandowski inside t....

Mayweather taunts McGregor

March 7, 2017, 2:30 pm 0

Floyd Mayweather taunted Conor McGregor over his failure to agree terms on their potential superfight on Tuesday, insisting once more he was ready to climb into a ring with the mixed martial arts star. “If Conor McGregor really wants t....

Plans for sports federations election intesify

March 1, 2017, 9:54 am 0

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) on Wednesday assured Nigerians that elections into the various sports federations would hold not later than May. The Secretary-General of (NOC), Tunde Popoola, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in ....

Doping: Swimming hero Michael Phelps confesses

February 28, 2017, 11:14 pm 0

America’s swimming hero Michael Phelps has recounted being drug tested 13 times in the leadup to the Rio Olympics. Phelps made the revelation before a Congressional hearing in Washington on Tuesday, saying the numbers were baffling.....

Nigerian Onyekuru on Arsenal, Chelsea radar

February 28, 2017, 7:07 am 0

Arsenal and Chelsea have joined the queue of clubs keeping a check on Nigerian starlet  Henry Onyekuru. According to Daily Mail, the 19-year-old winger plays for Eupen in Belgium and was a target for Celtic in January who had a bid of ....

Liverpool Changes Twiter Bio  due to Trolling Man Utd Fan

February 26, 2017, 10:51 pm 0

A trolling Manchester United fan has claimed he forced Liverpool FC to take down their Twitter bio when he mentioned a win today for the Red Devils will see the overtake them The bio that reads "England's most successful club with 41....

Breaking: Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan Have Agreed to Terms, Fight is Set for April 23rd

February 26, 2017, 1:28 am 0

Amir Khan will fight WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in April after the pair confirmed the match-up on Twitter. Khan's last fight took place in May 2016, with the Briton suffering the fourth loss of his career to Mexican Sau....

Breaking: Leicester City sack Ranieri

February 23, 2017, 11:24 pm 0

Leicester City have made a shock announcement about the sacking of their manager Italian Claudio Ranieri, less than 10 months after he guided them to the top of English football. The Club in a statement said : “Domestic results in the ....

Gent knockout Tottenham in Europa

February 23, 2017, 11:12 pm 0

Tottenham Hotspurs were on Thursday knocked out of the Europa League as Gent held them to a 2-2 draw at a sell-out Wembley match. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Spurs, who trailed 1-0 after the first leg of the last-32 tie....

Ideye joins Mikel, others in China

February 23, 2017, 1:27 am 0

Brown Ideye has become the latest Nigerian to head to the Chinese Super League, after joining Tianjin Teda. He will play alongside Super Eagles team-mate John Mikel Obi and Gabon international Malick Evouna. The News Agency of ....

China to open 50,000 football schools by 2025

February 22, 2017, 4:39 am 0

China plans to open 50,000 football schools by 2025, as part of a long-haul effort to become a world leader in the game, Chinese state media reported Wednesday. The Chinese Ministry of Education said in a statement it wants to fast track....

Messi promotes hepatitis C treatment in Egypt

February 21, 2017, 3:05 pm 0

Argentinian football star Lionel Messi was in Egypt Tuesday as the face of an initiative to promote the North African country as a medical tourism destination for hepatitis C patients. A blood-borne viral disease, hepatitis C is highly p....

Chelsea draw Man Utd in FA Cup quarter-

February 20, 2017, 4:13 am 0

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Wenger: Arsenal’s 25 minutes of disaster in Munich

February 15, 2017, 8:24 pm 0

Arsène Wenger felt his Arsenal team were made to pay the price for a disastrous final 25 minutes in Allianz Arena in Munich on Wednesday night, against Bayern. Here is his take on the heavy 1-5  bashing suffered by his team in the firs....

Bolt says no regrets on retirement decision

February 14, 2017, 6:38 pm 0

Usain Bolt says he has no regrets about his decision to retire from athletics in 2017 as he has accomplished everything he wants to in the sport. The Jamaican sprint king will bring down the curtain on a career which has delivered eight ....

Egypt and Cameroon to Meet in the Final of African Nations Cup

February 4, 2017, 3:29 am 0

Egypt will attempt to win the fourth consecutive Africa Cup of Nations in which they have competed when they face Cameroon in tomorrow’s final. ....

Egypt, Seven Times African Champion Defeated Burkina Faso for S/Finals

February 2, 2017, 1:36 am 0

Egypt Pharaohs, seven times African champions have qualified for the finals of the African Nations Cup, edging out Burkina Faso in a penalty....

Australian Open: Roger Federer Defeated Rafael Nadal To Win Title Back at 35

January 29, 2017, 11:20 pm 0

Of course it was going to go to five sets. Of course it was going to make you feel sick for four hours. Of course it was going to go places that no other final and no other players could possibly go. Before this Australian Open final bet....

Burkina Faso Knockouts Tunisia to Reach African Nations Cup Semi Final

January 29, 2017, 12:05 am 0

The West African side defeated their North African opponents 2 – 0 in the quarter-final played at the Stade d'Angondje.   After a goalless first forty-five minutes, Aristide Bance who was introduced in t....

Australian Open: Serena Williams Beat Sister Venus in Straight Sets

January 28, 2017, 2:29 am 0

Serena Williams beat sister Venus in straight sets to win her seventh Australian Open and an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title. Serena, 35, won 6-4 6-4 to pass Steffi Graf in the all-time list of major winner....

Usain Bolt Stripped Of Olympic Gold Medal Over Teammate’s Doping

January 26, 2017, 1:49 am 0

Usain Bolt has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic titles after one of his Jamaican 4x100m team-mates, with whom he won gold at the 2008 Games, tested positive for a banned substance. The world’s greatest....

Venus and Serena Williams to Meet in the Australian Open Grand Slam Final

January 26, 2017, 1:16 am 0

Venus and Serena Williams will meet in a Grand Slam final for the ninth time after the American sisters came through their semi-finals in Melbourne. Thirteenth seed Venus, 36, beat fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 6-7 (3-....

BREAKING: Usain Bolt Stripped Of Olympic Gold Medal

January 26, 2017, 12:53 am 0

Usain Bolt has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic titles after one of his Jamaican 4x100m team-mates, with whom he won gold at the 2008 Games, tested positive for a banned substance. The world’s ....

Defending Champions, Ivory Coast Crashed Out of Africa Cup of Nations

January 24, 2017, 10:13 pm 0

Defending champions, Ivory Coast on Tuesday crashed out of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon, after losing their last Group C game by a lone goal to Morocco. Morocco beat Ivory Coast 1-0 to reach the AFC....

Chapecoense Wins Emotional Copa Sudamericana Trophy Before Kick Off With Palmeiras

January 22, 2017, 10:16 pm 0

Chapecoense win emotional Copa Sudamericana Trophy before kick off with Palmeiras Chapecoense returned to the pitch on Saturday night for an emotional friendly against Palmeiras which saw them lift the Copa Sudamericana trophy before kic....

Alli & Son Rescue Spurs After Lloris Gifts and Keep Tottenham Second

January 22, 2017, 10:07 pm 0

Tottenham bailed out captain Hugo Lloris, storming back after a pair of uncharacteristic errors from the goalkeeper to snatch a 2-2 draw at Manchester City. Within the space of five second-half minutes, Lloris mistakes had gifted goals t....

Tragic Death: Wekesa Becomes The Third Rugby Player To Die In Less Than 2 Months

January 17, 2017, 1:00 am 0

Kenya rugby is in mourning yet again following the death of Simbas trialist and Homeboyz prop Andrew Wekesa. ....

Wrestler Jimmy Snuka Superfly' Dies at 73

January 16, 2017, 4:23 am 0

Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka died Sunday, the WWE announced. He was 73. Snuka died at his son-in-law's home in Florida. Attorney R....

Lionel Messi Equals Raul Record in La Liga 

January 15, 2017, 10:09 pm 0

Barcelona's Lionel Messi has now scored against all La Liga teams Lionel Messi struck versus Las Palmas on Saturday to complete the full set of teams he has scored against in La Liga. Las Palmas were the last remaining team....

Breaking: The Best FIFA Men's Player 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo

January 10, 2017, 3:24 am 0

FIFA.com got the thoughts of the winner of The Best FIFA Men's Player 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo, moments after The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony. “I have said it a few times: this has probably been the ....

Breaking: FIFA Approves 48 Team World Cup For 2026

January 10, 2017, 2:49 am 0

FIFA’s ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, with a format of 16 groups of three nations. “The FIFA Council unanimously decided on a 48-team #WorldCup as of 2026: 16 groups ....

Maradona Disappointed That Messi Opted Out of The Zurich 2016 FIFA Awards

January 10, 2017, 2:25 am 0

Diego Maradona was disappointed that Lionel Messi and Barcelona opted not to travel to Zurich for the 2016 the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, with Roberto Carlos and Michel Salgado also critical. In spite of Messi being nominated fo....

Mesut Ozil Wants Arsene Wenger's Future Clarified Before Signing new Arsenal Deal

January 8, 2017, 11:51 pm 0

Mesut Ozil maintains he is willing to sign a contract extension at Arsenal but wants clarity on Arsene Wenger’s future first. Both Ozil and team-mate Alexis Sanchez have 18 months remaining on their existing contracts but are stalling on signin....

Mikel Obi of Chelsea Moves to the Chinese Super League, Signs With Tianjin TEDA

January 6, 2017, 3:04 am 0

Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel has become the latest big name player to join the Chinese Super League gold rush after leaving Chelsea for Tianjin Teda. Mikel had a medical in the port city some 130 kilometres from Beijing on Thursday ....

105 Years Old Cyclist Robert Marchand Sets New Distance Record

January 4, 2017, 10:20 pm 0

He might be 105 years old but there's just no stopping Frenchman Robert Marchand in his pursuit of new cycling records. The centenarian cyclist, who became vegetarian a month ago, pedaled 22.547 kilometers (14 miles) in 60 minutes at....

Mikel Obi Shuns China for a Four Year Deal With Valencia

January 2, 2017, 11:37 pm 0

There won’t be a transfer fee involved as Mikel only has six months left on his contract and the Blues would prefer to release him to get him off the wage bill. Mikel Obi He leaves Stamford Bridge after 11 seasons. ....

Breaking: Ronda Rousey Knocked out in 48 Seconds at UFC 207

December 31, 2016, 1:27 am 0

LAS VEGAS – Ronda Rousey was once again pummeled by a striker and lost her second consecutive bout. The former women’s bantamweight champion was completely outclassed in the striking game by Amanda Nunes, who stopped Rousey at 48 sec....

LMC: The 2016/2017 NPFL Season Will Kick off January 14

December 30, 2016, 2:39 pm 0

The League Management Company has announced that January 14 has been picked as the kick off date of the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League season. The LMC confirmed in a statement released to the media that Kano Pillars will ....

Crystal Palace Appointed Sam Allardyce as their New Manager

December 24, 2016, 1:07 am 0

Crystal Palace appointed Sam Allardyce as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal. The 62-year-old returns to football management after leaving his position in charge of England in September after he was caught by a newspaper st....

IOC Investigates Twenty-Eight Russian Athletes Over Urine Sample Manipulation

December 23, 2016, 12:37 pm 0

Twenty-eight Russian athletes who took part in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi face disciplinary proceedings over possible manipulation of their urine samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday. The global skiing....

Howe: Chelsea Are Still a Team to Beat Even Without Costa, Kante

December 23, 2016, 12:28 pm 0

Eddie Howe believes Chelsea will not be significantly weakened by the absence of leading scorer Diego Costa and midfielder N'Golo Kante when they host his Bournemouth team in the Premier League on Boxing Day. Both players, who are su....

Second-string Blaugrana Stroll to Victory

December 23, 2016, 11:19 am 0

Paco Alcacer ended his wait for a competitive goal in Barcelona colours as the holders ran out 7-0 winners over Hercules in the Copa del Rey, with Arda Turan hitting a hat-trick. The holders fell behind in a 1-1 draw with their third-tie....

Golf: 2017 Equatorial Guinea Open Championship

December 21, 2016, 3:12 pm 0

Nigeria has been listed as one of the seven countries where pre-qualifiers will be staged for the 2017 Equatorial Guinea Open Championship to be hosted in Mongomo. ....

Higuain Fires Champion Juve to a Seven-Point Lead

December 19, 2016, 2:20 am 0

Gonzalo Higuain's thunderous strike ensured that Juventus opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the table and equalled their own record for the longest home winning streak in Serie A history with a 1-0 victory over nearest title rivals Ro....

Zlatan braced West Brom and Man United gave Jerseys as a Gift to Supporters

December 18, 2016, 12:10 am 0

Two goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic secured a 2-0 victory for Manchester United away to West Brom on Saturday. The Sweden star hit his 15th and 16th goals of the season - one in each half - to extend United's run to four wins in a row ....

Diego Costa Makes it 11 out of 11, Secure a Nine Points Lead for the Blues

December 17, 2016, 11:58 pm 0

A Diego Costa 43 minutes strike secure another win for Chelsea against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the English Premier League match played today The Brazilian also top the league goal scoring chart but will eventually miss the Blu....

Presidency Orders Finance Ministry To Pay Falcons

December 14, 2016, 9:02 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered the Ministry of Finance to pay the Super Falcons their  entitlements.  The Falcons, who beat  hosts Cameroon 1-0 to win the   African Women’s  Cup of Nations in Yaounde on December ....

Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or  and Wants it Again in 2017

December 13, 2016, 1:56 am 0

 Cristiano Ronaldo pips Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to win the Ballon d'Or in 2016 at the award night in France. This is the fourth time the Portuguese is taking home the award after winning it in 2008, 2013 and 2014 Cr....

Di Maria Rescues a Point to Deny Ludogorets a Famous Win

December 7, 2016, 12:38 am 0

Di Maria Rescues a Point to Deny Ludogorets a Famous Win and Spared PSG's Blushes Paris Saint-Germain missed out on the chance to seal top spot in Group A of the Champions League as they needed a late equaliser from Angel Di Ma....

FA Cup 3rd-round Draw: Man Utd, Man City, and Chelsea Know Opponents

December 6, 2016, 3:03 pm 0

FA Cup 3rd-round Draw: Man Utd Hosts Reading, Man City Travels to West Ham, Chelsea Gets Easy Opponent Manchester United will start their defense of the FA Cup with a home tie against Championship side Reading, who are managed by former ....

Aguero, Fernandinho Ban for Indiscipline in the Chelsea Match by FA

December 6, 2016, 2:53 pm 0

The Manchester City duo of Sergio Kun Aguero and Fernandinho has been suspended by the FA Disciplinary Committee for miscoduct during the Chelsea Match played last week at the Etihad Stadium.   the Argentine-Aguero saw red for his tackl....

Oparanozie Brilliance Down the Indomitable Lioness in front of their Fans

December 5, 2016, 11:16 pm 0

Super Falcon Striker, Desire Oparanozie, scored the lone goal that crowned the Nigerian Female Soccer team as African Champion in 2016 and gives them a Record of 8th wins out of 10. The solo effort in the 84th minute of the game was Oparanozi....

Super Falcons Retain Africa Women’s Cup Of Nations

December 4, 2016, 9:01 pm 0

Nigeria swept to her eighth Women Africa Cup of Nations title after powerful forward Desire Oparanozie struck with four minutes left on the clock to ensure the Super Falcons retained their continental title in a fully packed Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo i....

Nigeria will host hitch –free Beach Soccer AFCON-Akinwunmi

December 1, 2016, 9:24 pm 0

Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the Lagos 2016 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi said on Thursday that the Committee is all set to host a tournament that the whole of Africa will be proud of. Akin....

AWCON: Super Falcons to tackle Cameroon in final

November 29, 2016, 9:02 pm 0

Defending champions Nigeria will confront host nation Cameroon in the final of the 10th Women Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday. Cameroon got the better of Ghana in the first semi final at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium on Tuesda....

Africa Women Championship: Super Falcons thump Kenya 4-0, face South Africa In Semi Finals

November 26, 2016, 10:47 pm 0

 Defending champions Nigeria hit tournament newcomers Kenya 4-0 on Saturday to seal top place in Group B and reach the semi finals of the 10th Women Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The night match at the Stade Omnisports ....

John Obi Mikel Offered N66m ($212,000) a Week by Chinese club Shanghai SIPG

November 24, 2016, 11:39 pm 0

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has been offered $212,000 a week (about N66m official rate) by Chinese club Shanghai SIPG. The offer according to owngoalnigeria.com was made to the player’s agent after the 2018 FIFA World Cup ....

$19m Tax Fraud: Samuel Eto’o Faces 10-year Jail Term

November 24, 2016, 12:08 pm 0

Spanish prosecutors have recommended that Cameroonian football great Samuel Eto’o be handed a 10-year jail sentence and pay a staggering 18-million-euro ($19 million) fine, a court filing revealed on Thursday. The prosecutor alleges th....

Africa Women Championship: Ghana Black Queens Force Super Falcons To A Draw

November 23, 2016, 8:55 pm 0

Defending Champions, Nigeria were held to a 1-1 draw by Ghana in one of the group phase matches of the ongoing 10th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon on Wednesday. The Falcons drew the first blood when Asisat Osh....

Serge Aurier: Ivorian Defender Refused Entry To UK For Champions League Match

November 22, 2016, 8:43 pm 0

Paris St-Germain full-back Serge Aurier was stopped from entering the United Kingdom and will miss Wednesday's Champions League match against Arsenal. The Ivorian, 23, was given a two-month suspended prison sentence in September for assault....

USA Sacks Klinsmann As National Team Coach

November 21, 2016, 8:13 pm 0

Former German international striker Jurgen Klinsmann was fired Monday as coach of the United States after losing two straight 2018 World Cup qualifying matches. US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati announced the firing without nam....

African Womens' Cup Of Nation: Super Falcons Crush Mali 6-0 in Limbe

November 20, 2016, 8:19 pm 0

Defending Champions, Nigeria had no hesitation in spelling ‘Malian’, putting six unreplied goals past their West African counterparts in the opening match of Group B of the 10th Women Africa Cup of Nations in Limbe on Sunday. Fleet....

Falode Tips Falcons for AWC Title , Hails Falconets Rebound

November 18, 2016, 4:45 am 0

Newly appointed Chairperson of the Nigeria’s National Women’s League, Aisha Falode, has said she has no doubt about the ability of the Nigerian national women side, tagged the Super Falcons to win the African Women Championship for an unpreced....

FIFA Women Youth Championship: Falconets defeat Canada 3-1, set to battle Spain

November 16, 2016, 8:34 pm 0

Goals by Chinaza Uchendu, Joy Bokiri and Chiwendu Ihezuo steered Nigeria’s U20 girls, Falconets to a 3-1 victory over the U20 women’s team of Canada in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The Canadians, who received a 5-0 hiding from Spai....

Rohr Hails Players' Positive Attitude, Mental Strength

November 14, 2016, 7:59 pm 0

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr on Monday stated that positive attitude, discipline, dedication, good team spirit and mental strength should get the credit for the team’s recent fascinating run. A relaxed and jovial Rohr....

Japan thrash Falconets 6-0

November 13, 2016, 9:02 pm 0

Japan’s Young Nadeshiko hammered reigning world vice champions Nigeria 6-0 in Group B’s second match at the 8th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Mami Ueno bagged a hat –trick in the encounter while Yuka Momiki sco....

FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier: Mark Urges Eagles to fly over Algiers

November 9, 2016, 8:57 pm 0

Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, Wednesday, charged  the Super Eagles of Nigeria not to let anything to chance in their crucial World Cup Qualifying match against the Desert Foxes of Algeria in Uyo on Saturday. Senato....

FIFA 2018 World Cup: 18 Eagles Hit Camp For Algeria Clash

November 7, 2016, 10:59 pm 0

A  total number of 18 players have arrived the super Eagles camp ahead of their world cup qualifier against the Desert Foxes of Algeria. Captain John Mikel Obi, of Chelsea, John Ogu And William Troost Ekong were the latest arrivals to camp on tue....

Omagbemi Releases Rivers Angels, Bayelsa Queens Players for Federation Cup final

November 3, 2016, 10:19 pm 0

Super Falcons’ Head Coach, Florence Omagbemi has elected to release players of Rivers Angels and Bayelsa Queens in the Senior Women National Team camp for Sunday’s potentially explosive women Federation Cup final between both teams in Lagos.....

FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier: Akpeyi To Replace Injured Ikeme In Eagles Squad

November 2, 2016, 9:33 pm 0

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has now invited South Africa –based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi to camp for next week’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria in Uyo. Akpeyi, who stars for Chippa United, was....

All Set For Final Of 2016 Federation Cup

November 1, 2016, 9:41 pm 0

The stage is set for the grand finale of this year’s men and women Federation Cup competitions, scheduled for the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Satueday 5th of November. Nnewi –based FC IfeanyiUbah will confront Nasarawa United of....

Eagles Set To Play 50th World Cup Home Match

October 31, 2016, 9:53 pm 0

The Super Eagles are set to play their 50th World Cup qualifying home matches when they take on the Fennecs of Algeria at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo next week Saturday. In their previous 49 home matches, the Eagles....

FIFA Launches 'Best FIFA Football Awards' To Rival Ballon d'Or

October 31, 2016, 9:01 am 0

World football governing body,FIFA has launched its own award ceremony to rival the Ballon d'Or with the creation of the Best FIFA Football Awards. The inaugural show for "football excellence" will be launched in Zurich on January 9.....

Rohr Recalls Moses, Etebo For Algeria Clash

October 30, 2016, 11:17 pm 0

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr  recalled  Chelsea's Victor Moses and  Under 23 sensation Oghenekaro Etebo for the crucial 2018 FIFA wworld cup qualifiers against the Deset Foxes of Algeria in  Uyo on the 12th of November.. ....

Flamingoes’ duo handed U20 call-ups

October 17, 2016, 11:17 pm 0

Ahead of next month's FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea, Coach Peter Dedevbo has invited to the Falconets’ camp two members of the Flamingoes squad that participated in the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.  ....

NFF mourns with family of slain Izu Joseph

October 17, 2016, 11:14 pm 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has commiserated with the family of Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan defender Izu Joseph, who was killed on Sunday, reportedly by a stray bullet from a member of the Joint Task Force. NFF President Am....

Operation Beat Algeria: Work begins on Akpabio Stadium pitch

October 16, 2016, 11:02 pm 0

Work has commenced apace on the pitch of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo ahead of next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Algeria.   In line with the NFF’s promise ....

Kogi Confluence wins maiden Kada Beach Soccer Cup

October 16, 2016, 3:53 pm 0

Kogi Confluence emerged champions of the maiden #KadaBeachSoccer2016 after defeating Anambra United 11-5 at the Muritala Mohammed Square, Kaduna on Sunday. Adama Ejor's side secured a hundred percent record winning four matches, defe....

Ivorian defender investigated by FIFA Over 'Obscene 'throat slit' gesture

October 14, 2016, 4:02 am 0

Paris St-Germain  and Cote de Voire defender Serge Aurier is being investigated by FIFA after appearing to make a throat-slitting gesture to supporters. Aurier, 23, Made the gesture while celebrating Cote De Voire's go....

NFF Commends FG, Sponsors, Insists ‘Operation Stop Algeria’ Has Commenced

October 13, 2016, 5:50 am 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has again praised the Federal Government and the Federation’s sponsors for the successful prosecution of Sunday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup African Qualifying Matchday 1 encounter against Zambia in Ndola. ....

Clubs Constitute Stumbling Bock to Falconets’ Freparations

October 13, 2016, 5:19 am 0

Clubs constitute stumbling block to Falconets’ preparations   The U20 Women National Team, Falconets’ preparation for the 2016 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea is being threatened, following the incessant....

Buhari Salutes Super Eagles for Defeating Zambia

October 10, 2016, 4:18 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said the victory of the Super Eagles over Zambia at the weekend is not only tonic for Nigeria at a time like this, but also a confidence booster that the indomitable Nigerian spirit is well and alive. ....

FIFA 2018 World Cup: Eagles Pip Zambia 2-1 In Ndola

October 9, 2016, 12:37 pm 0

The Super Eagles claimed the first three points of Group B in the race to the 2018 Fifa world Cup min Russia after beating hosts Zambia by 2 goals to one in  at the Levy Mwanansa Stadium In Ndola. The Gernot Rohr tutored Nigerian side, ....

Cameroonian Footballer, Rigobert Song, Out of Coma After Suffering Stroke

October 4, 2016, 5:14 am 0

Rigobert Song is reportedly out of a coma, breathing by himself and has been flown to France after suffering a cerebral aneurysm on Sunday. Two photographs emerged of Song on Twitter on Tuesday showing him sitting up in a hospital bed a....

Serena Williams' Coach Targets 30 Grand Slams Despite 'Very Bad Season'

September 23, 2016, 1:35 pm 0

Despite her 35th birthday fast approaching and niggling injuries possibly shelving what's left of her 2016 season, Serena Williams still retains grand career ambitions, according to her longtime coach. Remarkably, the American tennis....

Kelechi Iheanacho Breaking the Glass Ceiling In the World's Richest League

September 13, 2016, 9:13 am 0

If the acquisition of players of Gundogan's stature is no longer breaking news for a club that has come so far, Kelechi Iheanacho's breakthrough from the academy shows progress is being made in all departments. Iheanacho had the ....

Christopher Alor unsure of Falconets' U20 Women's World Cup chances

September 8, 2016, 1:49 pm 0

Former Nigeria U20 women assistant coach, Christopher Alor is unsure of the Falconets' chances of succeeding at the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea. Alor's fears come on the heels of the U20 women side's....

Super Eagles Begins the 2017 AFCON Qualifier With a 1-0 Victory over Tanzania

September 4, 2016, 3:41 am 0

WATCHED by capacity crowd at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, the Super Eagles have begun the reigns of head coach, Gernot Rohr, with a 1-0 victory over the Taifa Stars of Tanzania in a 2017 AFCON qualifier yesterday. Over 30,000 fans ....

'You Are An Ingrate, We Are Going To Expose You' – NFF Fires Back At Siasia

August 30, 2016, 3:13 am 0

A top official of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has threatened to expose Samson Siasia, if he continues to castigate the football house.   Siasia, who recently won bronze with Nigeria’s U-23 team at the 2016 Olympic....

‘Pay Me My Money' – Coach Siasia Tells NFF

August 30, 2016, 2:41 am 0

Samson Siasia, Nigeria’s Bronze-winning coach at the just concluded Olympics in Brazil, has stated that his contract ended with the tournament, stressing that all that is left is his months of owed salaries. The Nigeria Football Federa....

Breaking: Thierry Henry Named Assistant Manager of Belgium

August 27, 2016, 2:56 am 0

Former Arsenal, Barcelona and France striker Thierry Henry has been named as an assistant manager of Belgium. He joins the coaching team of Roberto Martinez, who replaced Marc Wilmots at the start of August. "Thierry is an impo....

Nigerians React To Team Nigeria’s Performance At Rio Olympics

August 22, 2016, 1:21 am 0

At the beginning of the month of August, the world stood still for a much- anticipated Olympics games in Brazil, As Rio Olympics draws to an exciting end today, the competition provided the sport-loving populace around the world moments to cheer and ....

Neymar Leads Brazil to Win their First Olympic Football Gold

August 20, 2016, 10:33 pm 0

Neymar struck the winning penalty as Brazil claimed a first ever Olympic football gold medal with victory over Germany on penalties at Rio’s Maracana on Saturday. The 5-4 shoot-out win exacted revenge for a humiliating 7-1 World Cup se....

Nigeria Football Federation ‘Hijacks’ $390,000 Dream Team Gift From Japanese Doctor

August 20, 2016, 9:21 pm 0

ajor confrontation capable of further embarrassing Nigeria at the 2016 Olympic Games appears to be brewing between members of the Dream Team VI and officials of Nigeria Football Federation over a cash gift from a Japanese doctor. The don....

Nigeria Wins 2016 Olympic Men's Soccer Bronze Medal

August 20, 2016, 8:50 pm 0

Nigeria dominated the first hour of their 2016 Olympics men's soccer tournament bronze medal match against Honduras to run out a three-goal lead and then had just enough left in the tank to hold off a fierce Honduras fightback in the last ....

Nigeria U-23 Team Wouldn't Leave Brazil Without the Bronze Medal

August 20, 2016, 1:03 am 0

Players of the national U-23 team at the Rio Games have said they would not leave Brazil without the bronze medal. Their statement comes as the Nigerians take on Honduras in the bronze medal (third-place) match of the Olympics. The team ....

Kelechi Iheanacho Signs New Manchester City Contract to 2021

August 19, 2016, 4:08 pm 0

Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a two-year contract extension with the club. The 19-year-old scored 14 times last season even though 25 of his 36 appearances were as a substitute. New manager Pep Guardiola ....

Usain Bolt Now In Men's 200m Final But Justin Gatlin is Out

August 18, 2016, 4:01 am 0

Usain Bolt ran his fastest time of the season to win his Olympic 200m semi-final in 19.78 seconds as Justin Gatlin missed out on a place in the final. Jamaica's Bolt has already won the 100m and is now aiming for an eighth Olympic go....

Former FIFA President, João Havelange, Dies at 100

August 17, 2016, 1:44 am 0

Former FIFA President, João Havelenge, has died at the age of 100. Havelange served as the seventh FIFA president between 1974 and 1998. He resigned as Fifa’s honorary president in April 2013 following an investigation into bribery allegations ....

'Don't Come To Our Camp Nigeria Olympic Dream Team Warns Sports Minister

August 15, 2016, 10:45 pm 0

Solomon Dalung, Nigeria’s minister of Sports, has been told, in clear terms, by the country’s Olympic football team, the Dream Team VI, that they don’t want to see him in their camp. The players who are aiming to go defeat Germany ....

Nigeria Olympic Football Squad Held to Ransom By Hotel Officials

August 15, 2016, 10:44 am 0

After Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, denied that John Mikel Obi paid $4000 to free the Olympic football squad after the team was held to ransom by hotel officials in Sao Paulo over bills incurred by additional Nigerian F....

Usain Bolt Now the First Athlete To Win Three Olympic 100m

August 14, 2016, 10:07 pm 0

Jamaica's Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin to gold at Rio 2016. Bolt, 29, ran 9.81 seconds in his final Olympics to replicate his success at Beijing 2008 and Londo....

First Black Female Swimmer To Win An Olympic Gold

August 12, 2016, 11:52 pm 0

Touching home at the end of a remarkable race, Manuel became the first black female swimmer to win an Olympic gold. She said she hoped her victory would encourage greater diversity in her sport. "This medal is not just for me, it's ....

Serena Williams Defeated by Elina Svitolina at Rio 2016 Olympics

August 10, 2016, 12:13 am 0

Serena Williams' reign as Olympic singles champion came to a shuddering halt Tuesday as the tennis star suffered a shock defeat by Ukraine's Elina Svitolina. The world No. 1 was beaten 6-4 6-3 by a player to whom she had never lo....

Paul Pogba Rejoins His Former Club Manchester United For Record £89m

August 9, 2016, 3:12 am 0

Paul Pogba said "the time is right to go back to Old Trafford" after completing his world-record £89m transfer to Manchester United. The 23-year-old midfielder returns after four years away, having left United for Juventus for £1.5m in....

Peter Ogaba: Former Nigerian Junior International is Dead

August 6, 2016, 5:59 am 0

Peter Ogaba, a former Nigerian junior international, is dead. Ogaba, who was the youngest player at the U-17 World Cup in Canada, 1987, and during the U-20 World Cup in Saudi Arabia, 1989, was said to have died in Abuja in the morning ....

Rio 2016: Nigerian U-23 National Team Stranded in Atlanta

July 31, 2016, 2:24 am 0

The Nigerian U-23 National Team returned to training on Friday evening, having skipped their workouts for about two days according to reports by Allnigeriasoccer.com. It should be noted that the squad resuming training Friday was not as ....

Rio Olympics 2016: Olympic Village a Worry for Australian Athletes

July 24, 2016, 11:26 am 0

Australia are refusing to move their athletes into the Rio Olympic Village because of concerns about the state of their accommodation. Problems include "blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring", according to team boss Kitty Chi....

Rio 2016 Olympics: Buhari Unveils Team Nigeria, Urges Judicious Use of Fund

July 19, 2016, 12:06 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, unveiled the members of Team Nigeria for 2016 Olympics Games, holding in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and urged them to make judicious use of the fund that would be released to them.. ‎The 2016 Olympi....

Nigeria's Super Eagles Ranked 70

July 17, 2016, 2:58 am 0

The decline in Nigerian football seems to know no end as the Super Eagles find themselves in 70th position in the latest FIFA rankings, writes ’TANA AIYEJINA Nigerians will always recall memories of the Super Eagles Class of ’94 with....

Andy Murray Wins Wimbledon Beating Milos Raonic

July 10, 2016, 8:16 pm 0

Britain's Andy Murray became Wimbledon champion for the second time with a superb performance against Canadian sixth seed Milos Raonic in the final. The Scot, 29, dismantled the Raonic serve in a 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2) victory to re....

Euro 2016 Final; Portugal Overcame Early Loss of Captain Ronaldo to Beat Hosts France

July 10, 2016, 7:08 pm 0

Portugal overcame the early loss of captain Cristiano Ronaldo to beat hosts France in the Euro 2016 final and win their first major tournament thanks to substitute Eder's superb extra-time strike. Real Madrid forward Ronaldo was carr....

Lionel Messi Gets 21-Month Jail Term in Spain for Tax Fraud

July 6, 2016, 5:16 am 0

Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud. His father, Jorge Messi, was also given a jail term for defrauding Spain of €4.1m (£3.5m; $4.5m) between 2007 and 2009. ....

£84m Paul Pogba, Real Madrid Leads Manchester United In the Race

July 6, 2016, 12:02 am 0

Paul Pogba will join Manchester United only if his first choice of Real Madrid proves impossible, with José Mourinho’s hopes of securing the France midfielder resting on outbidding the Spanish club and meeting the player’s wage demand of ....

How Manchester United Unveiled José Mourinho – As it happened!

July 5, 2016, 11:44 pm 0

A bullish José Mourinho stated he wants to win the title, get the team playing well and promote youth for Manchester United, during an official unveiling as manager in which the Portuguese also aimed a barb at Louis van Gaal by being clear ther....

Sports Ministry Protests Spain's Denial of Visa to U-17 Female Basketball Team

June 29, 2016, 2:33 am 0

Ministry of Sports has protested the denial of visa by the Spanish Embassy to the nation's Under-17 Female Basketball Team scheduled for an international competition in Spain. Speaking with newsmen after a meeting with Preside....

Five Nigerians Play in Euro 2016

June 24, 2016, 11:04 pm 0

With as much 323 players registered for the ongoing Euro 2016 Championships, PREMIUM TIMES takes a look at five players of Nigerian descent in France with their ‘adopted’ countries. The players are joined by compatriots of African he....

Watch Highlights of Euro 2016 France

June 22, 2016, 1:31 am 0

Ukraine VS Poland 0 - 1 CZECH Vs Turkey 0 - 2  Northern Ireland  Vs Germany 0 - 1  Croatia Vs Spain 2-1  Go to VIDEOS section to watch highlights....

Dominic Iorfa Not Available to Play for Nigeria — Dad

June 21, 2016, 4:18 pm 0

Dominic Iorfa Snr has rubbished rumors in the local media which claimed that his son, Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Dominic Iorfa Jnr, is in line to represent the Nigeria U23s at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Dominic Iorfa The retire....

"Lesbianism Kills Team" - Senior Nigeria Official

June 19, 2016, 12:47 am 0

A senior Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) official has blamed lesbians for recent poor performances of the country’s women’s team, repeating a claim that FIFA has previously condemned. The Super Falcons are the most successful Afric....

NPFL: Ikorodu United Players in Bus Crash

June 17, 2016, 3:55 pm 0

Ikorodu United players and officials were involved in an accident Friday evening in Enugu enroute Makurdi where they are expected to face Lobi Stars in Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League game. No death was recorded but playe....

Nigeria Can’t Pay Visa Fees for Athletes

June 15, 2016, 2:33 am 0

Okagbare, others may miss pre-Olympics Championship in Durban. The ‘poor’ preparation by Team Nigeria for this year’s Rio Olympic Games has taken a new dimension if the revelation by an official of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (A....

"Keshi was Eagles’ Pillar" - Bonfrere Jo

June 13, 2016, 1:02 am 0

Stephen Keshi was the back bone of the Super Eagles in the 90s and Amodu Shuaibu was always on hand to help out. This is how former Super Eagles coach, Bonfrere Jo remembered the two who passed on recently as Nigeria football continues t....

CP Wilson Akhiwu to Perform Autopsy on Keshi

June 13, 2016, 12:52 am 0

Foreign Pathologist and Commissioner of Police, Wilson Akhiwu have been confirmed to perform the autopsy on the late Stephen Keshi to ascertain what led to his sudden death. Family sources said the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) led b....

Amodu Shuaibu Buried in Okpella, Edo State

June 12, 2016, 1:33 am 0

The remains of the former Nigeria head coach and Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amodu Shuaibu, was on Saturday laid to rest at his residence in Okpella, Edo State. The renowned soccer tactician passed on in his s....

Mark Mourns Amodu Shuaibu, Says His Death Is Devastating

June 12, 2016, 1:14 am 0

Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark on Saturday lamented the sudden death of Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) Technical Director and former Super Eagles Head Coach, Amodu Shuaibu . Senator Mark said  Amodu's death c....

Shuaibu Amodu dies 3 days after Keshi

June 11, 2016, 12:55 am 0

Shuaibu Amodu, former coach of the Super Eagles, has died at the age of 58. A source confirmed this to TheCable, saying he died in his sleep at his residence in Benin, capital of Edo state. Shuaibu’s death comes three days af....

Russian Tennis Star Maria Sharapova Banned 2 Years For Failed Drug Test

June 9, 2016, 6:19 am 0

Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation for using a prohibited drug. The Russian was provisionally banned in March after testing positive for meldonium at January’s Australian Open. ....

CAF, Tanzania, Others Mourn Keshi

June 9, 2016, 5:43 am 0

President of the Confederation of African Football, Alhaji (Dr) Issa Hayatou was one of the first senior citizens in world football to commiserate with the NFF and the Nigeria football family over the death of Nigeria legend Stephen Keshi wednesda....

UPDATED: Stephen Keshi dies suddenly at 54

June 1, 2016, 1:06 pm 0

Nigerian football icon Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi died suddenly in the early hours of Wednesday in Benin City, Edo state, TheCable understands. He was scheduled to return to the United States on Wednesday evening before he suffered....

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