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Confederation Cup: Cameroon, Russia, others crash out

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African Champion, Cameroon, has crashed out of the current FIFA Confederation Cup in Russia, with a 1-3 loss to World Champion, Germany in the last Group A match. Timo Werner got a brace and Kerem Denirbay got the first, while Vincent Aboubakar got the consolation goal for the Cameroonians. In the last match played simultaneously, Chile and Australia played out ...

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Federal varsity reviews government’s economic recovery plan

FUNAI

Over the last years the Nigerian economy has been in doldrums, leaving behind tales of inflation, unemployment, poverty and the likes. To stem the ugly tide and return the country on the part of economic prosperity, the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari launched the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). The strategic importance of the Plan to the country in ...

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Transfer saga: Madrid boss yet to discuss with Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez, says he has not spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo about the player’s future, but will do so after the FIFA Confederation Cup in Russia. The 32-year-old is said to have indicated interest to leave Real Madrid after being accused of tax fraud. The forward, who is with the Portugal squad in Russia, signed a new five-year ...

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Russia 2018: Firms shun World Cup sponsorship

Giovanni Infantino

World football governing body, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), is having sleepless night as it is failing to attract backing, after firms appear to desert the sponsorship of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The development stems from the corruption scandals, hooliganism threats, and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy in Syria and Ukraine. The once-booming and money-spinning FIFA ...

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Anthony Joshua set for three-day visit to Nigeria

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World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, is set to embark on a three-day visit to Nigeria in August, 2017. During the visit, he will pay courtesy calls on Acting President Yomi Osinbajo and the Governors of Lagos and Ogun states, Akinwunmi Ambode and Ibikunle Amosun respectively. He will also visit some royal fathers including the Ooni of Ife, the Awujale ...

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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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