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FG, LASG sign MOU on National Stadium

National-Stadium-Lagos

The Federal Government and the Lagos State Government are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) over the use of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos. Indications are that this may materialise on Wednesday, March 1 2017. The signing exercise stemmed from the interest shown by the Lagos State Government on the use of the stadium towards the tail end ...

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Wenger rejects £30m record offer from China

arsene-wenger

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has turned down an offer to leave the Gunners and move to China as manager, despite the offer of a mouth-watering £30 million a year. This stunning offer from China would have made him the world highest-paid manager in the world. Reports say an unnamed Chinese club was prepared to pay Wenger £30 milion-a-year net, twice ...

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Sports Minister meets NFF over CAF election

Amanju Pinnick

The Nigeria Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has called an emergency meeting with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday, March 1 2017 in Abuja. The meeting becomes necessary as NFF President, Amanju Pinnick, has called for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, lssa Hayatou, to resign, so that new leadership can be installed. It is widely thought that ...

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Ibrahimovic makes history for Man Utd

Zlatan lbrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s sensational moment has created history for Manchester United as the most successful club in England. That moment was his brace in the 3-2 win over Southampton on Sunday’s EFL Cup final, to near Liverpool in EFL cup history. Ibrahimovic was Manchester United’s man of the match with the Midas touch, dragging them from a mire of mediocrity with ...

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Europa League: Hostility awaits Man Utd in Russia

Russia

Manchester United fans face the daunting prospect of meeting violent hooligans that target English fans, should they travel to Russia to see the Rostov game in the Europa League. Reports have it that the Russia’s Hooligan Army (fans) in Rostov-on-Don always brag about confrontation as a way of life. It is on record that Russian fans deliberately targeted fans from ...

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Mancini, others favoured to replace Ranieri

Roberto Mancini

It is no longer news that Leicester City Football Club of England has parted ways with its manager, Claudio Ranieri. It happened on the night of Thursday, February 23 2017, some nine months after leading the team to the Premier League title. Appointed City manager in July 2015, Ranieri led the Foxes to the greatest triumph in the club’s 133-year history ...

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Zlatan not a ‘spent force’ afterall

Zlatan lbrahimovic

When former Sweden captain, Zlatan lbrahimovic, signed the contract papers to lace his boots for Manchester United for this season, critics tagged him a “spent force”. At age 35, little did they know that the Swede has a fresh challenge of playing in England, which has kept his motivation high to reach a secret target in the English Premier League ...

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Nigeria embassy staffers monitor Indomitable Lions

Gernot Rohr-Nigeria

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, have been having sleepless nights immediately the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon became African Nations Cup champions. Nigeria, Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria are in the same World Cup African qualifying group. Although Nigeria is leading the group, the determinant factor appears to be the two-legged encounter between Nigeria and Cameroon ...

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Clubs jostle for players ahead summer window

Dele Alli

As the 2016/17 English Premier League season reaches the third-quarter stage, clubs have begun to engage themselves in a horse race, as they gun for players with an eye on next season’s campaign. Second place league table occupier, Manchester City, have beamed their searchlights on the sensational Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur, dangling a mouth-watering £89 million. The 20-year-old midfielder, ...

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Agencies propose corruption prevention strategies

Ms. Cristina Albertin

Worried by the endless looting of the nation’s commonwealth and the slow pace of recovery of such slouch as a result of legal encumbrances, anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) in Nigeria are devising preventives measures of discouraging opportunities, rationalisation and pressure that make corruption happen. Rising from a three-day Day National Workshop on Corruption Prevention for Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs), organised by the ...

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