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54,000 youths compete for laurels as 19th NNPC/Shell Cup kicks off

NNPC/Shell

Some 54,000 students from 2,750 secondary schools across the Nigeria are competing for honours in the 19th edition of the NNPC/Shell Cup now holding at centres in 36 states of the Federation including Abuja, in the biggest youth football championship in Nigeria. “This is another opportunity for young football talents to develop their dreams while still studying, and another platform ...

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NEITI makes clarifications on non-remittance of crude oil proceeds, NLNG dividends

Waziri Adio

The Nigeria Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has said that there are misrepresentations and inaccuracies in some sections of the media arising from publications based on its recent presentation at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee had invited NEITI to its public hearing held on the Thursday, June 8, 2017 ...

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Mixed reactions as sports federations hold elections

Silas-Ali-Agara

It was a mixture of joy and disappointment as elections into the 31 National Sports Federations were held Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the National Stadium, Abuja. Some of the Federations had hitch-free elections, while others were mared with various complaints. There were also some controversies leading to the suspension of the election into the boards of some Federations. The ...

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Messi, Ronaldo shift rivalry to hotel business

Messi-Ronaldo

World football stars, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, have taken their rivalry from footballing to hotel business. Both players, who have been rivals for almost a decade, Messi (Barcelona) and Ronaldo (Real Madrid), have invested in hotels worth millions of Pounds. Ronaldo in December 2015 in partnership with Pestana Hotel Group launched a chain of CR7 Lisboa Hotels, was officially ...

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Eagles: Sports Minister summons NFF to crucial meeting

Solomon-Dalung

Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, is expected to hold an emergency meeting with the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The meeting is coming on the heels of Super Eagles 2-0 lose to visiting Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Saturday. The Minister’s Special Assistant on ...

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Group asks court to order government to provide free, pre-paid meters to all Nigerians

Babatunde-Fashola

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Federal Government and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, over “their collective failure, refusal and/or negligence toenforce their own directives to electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) to provide free pre-paid meters to all Nigerians and end the use of patently illegal, arbitrary, unfair and discriminatory estimated billing across the ...

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Ronaldo retains wealthiest athletes’ top list

Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal captain and Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, who topped the Forbes magazine list for the first time 12 months ago, has retained the position as the highest-paid sports person for the second successive year. He is worth staggering earnings of $93 million (£72.05 million), according to Forbes annual list of the world’s 100 wealthiest athletes. The 32-year-old saw his earnings rise by ...

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Bafana Bafana arrives for Eagles clash

Bafana Bafana

The South Africa Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed that the Bafana Bafana delegation will fly into Lagos on Wednesday, and would immediately connect a flight to Uyo for the African Nations Cup encounter to be held at the Godwill Akpabio International Stadium. The last outing between the two teams was a friendly match at the Mombola Stadium, Newspring, two years ...

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Super Eagles arrives Uyo for South Africa

Super Eagles

Nigeria’s senior national football team, the Super Eagles, is expected to to leave Abuja to Uyo in Akwa Ibom State on Monday, June 5, 2017 as camp opens for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa. The Eagles began camping on Saturday as the team prepares to face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio ...

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Nigeria earned $590bn from petroleum sector in 15 years, says transparency agency

Waziri Adio

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has called for closer partnership with the civil society to enable it implement remedial issues contained in its reports of the oil and gas industry. The Executive Secretary of NEITI, Waziri Adio, made the call in Abuja at a special workshop by Publish What You Pay, a leading civil society organisation working in ...

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