Macaulay Maduwuba

    Buhari departs for Benin Republic on one-day official visit

Buhari departs for Benin Republic on one-day official visit

Muhammadu Buhari, president of the federal republic of Nigeria has departed the country for a one-day visit to West African neighbours, Benin Republic. The president's special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina disclosed this on Friday but with little details as to the reason for the visit. Buhari had on August 1, 2015, paid a one-day official visit to the Republic [...]

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    Ighalo, Mikel missing in 2015 CAF XI list

Ighalo, Mikel missing in 2015 CAF XI list

The Confederation of African football (CAF) released its first 11 players on Thursday at the 2015 Glo-CAF Awards without the names Nigerians must have expected, such as Odion Ighalo and John Obi Mikel. The CAF XI list comprises African footballers who play within and outside the continent, in a 3-4-3 formation. Congolese goalkeeper, Robert Kidiaba Muteba, was named the best goalkeeper on the [...]

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    Wolfsburg is my destination, says Osimhen

Wolfsburg is my destination, says Osimhen

Africa's Youth footballer of the year 2015, Victor Osimhen, has hinted that Wolfsburg will be his destination. At Thursday's Glo-CAF Awards night, the 17-year-old Nigeria international was voted the youngest best footballer to come out of the continent in the past year. Having been reported to be on the verge of agreeing a deal with an English premiership side, Osimhen said that Germany's [...]

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CAF honours Muhammadu Buhari with platinum award

President of the federal republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, was honoured with a platinum award by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Thursday. Buhari was awarded for his leadership of the country since he became president last May. The country's minister for youth and sports development, Solomon Dalung, was on hand to receive the award on his behalf at the 2015 [...]

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    Osimhen, Etebo win but Aubameyang is African footballer of the year

Osimhen, Etebo win but Aubameyang is African footballer of the year

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon is the 2015 African Footballer of the Year. The 26-year-old Borussia Dortmund forward beat four-time winner, Yaya Toure, to the second position while Ghana's Andre Ayew came third at the awards gala held on Thursday night in Abuja, Nigeria. Aubameyang narrowly won with 143 points, just seven better than the runner-up, Toure, who gathered 136 points while Ayew polled 112 [...]

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    Nigeria loses four sportsmen in one month

Nigeria loses four sportsmen in one month

In recent times, Nigerian sporting scene has been hit with tales of how active men and women suddely become men and women 'who once lived'; sometimes due to poor health or death while in action. Since the most notable one of all involving Sam Okwaraji at the Lagos National stadium in 1989, the rate of dying or dead sportmen has been [...]

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    Blatter ends FIFA romance with divorce from ’13-year-old baby’

Blatter ends FIFA romance with divorce from ’13-year-old baby’

Since assuming office in 1998 as FIFA President, Sepp Blatter was always the one to give out the best player award at every gala night. It was a presidential honour he enjoyed for so many years that he could have never imagined that 13 years since he became president of the world football federation, he would be ostracized from the award he brought [...]

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Super Eagles hang on to 66th place in January FIFA Rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria maintained their 66th in the latest FIFA rankings released in January. The World football federation released its latest rankings in 2016 with Nigeria rated the 14th best in Africa without dropping or gaining any point from the previous year. The top 10 rank for African nations also did not change much due to the limited number of [...]

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    I’m not sure I can say no to Manchester United, says Ighalo

I’m not sure I can say no to Manchester United, says Ighalo

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has hinted he can only leave Vicarage Road if an offer came from a club like Manchester United. Ighalo has been in superb for Watford since his move from Spanish side, Granada, in 2014, helping them gain promotion to the English Premier league; and the 26-year-old did not stop even with the feat in their pockets. He has [...]

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    Police vow to arrest killers of NFF official

Police vow to arrest killers of NFF official

Wilson Inalegwu, commissioner of Police (CP) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),  has vowed to nab the killers of Ibrahim Abubakar, head of protocol of Nigeria Football Federation. Abubakar was murdered by unknown gunmen who attacked his Abuja residence in the early hours of Wednesday. After inspecting the scene of the incident, the CP said the police would do everything within their [...]

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    Angola holds Nigeria to 1-1 draw

Angola holds Nigeria to 1-1 draw

The Palancas Negras of Angola held Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in a CHAN 2016 warm up friendly played  in South Africa on Wednesday. The Coach Sunday Oliseh-led side failed to break through the defence of their opponents in the first 45 minutes, ending the half goalless. The Angolans, who also will be taking part in the African Nations Championship, gave away [...]

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    CAF ‘snubs’ Nigerian referees for CHAN 2016

CAF ‘snubs’ Nigerian referees for CHAN 2016

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released names of referees and officials of the African Nations Championship in Rwanda, with no Nigerian on the list. A total of 34 referees were selected from 24 African countries for the tournament holding from January 16 to February 7. Rwanda and Nigeria's group C opponents – Tunisia, Niger and Guinea – have officials in the championship, while [...]

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    NFF top official shot dead in Abuja

NFF top official shot dead in Abuja

Suspected armed robbers invaded the Abuja home of  Ibrahim Abubakar, head of protocol at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Wednesday and shot him dead. The NFF confirmed the incident via its social network, saying the Kaduna-born football administrator is being conveyed to his hometown of Kaduna, where he would be buried in accordance with Islamic rites. https://twitter.com/thenff/status/684629720441425920?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet https://twitter.com/thenff/status/684629985810845696 Abubakar, who was in charge of [...]

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    CHAN Eagles win 3-0 in first tune-up match

CHAN Eagles win 3-0 in first tune-up match

Nigeria’s senior national team B, CHAN Eagles, defeated a South African university team on Tuesday in their preparation for the 2016 African Nations Championship. The team beat University of Pretoria football club 3-0 at the club ground where the Super Eagles are camped and holding their training sessions. Sunshine Stars striker Tunde Adeniji scored a brace while midfielder Ifeanyi Matthew of El-Kanemi Warriors [...]

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    Mourinho will replace Zidane if he fails, says Calderon

Mourinho will replace Zidane if he fails, says Calderon

Zinedine Zidane's spell as coach of Real Madrid may come to a quick end should the Frenchman fail and Jose Mourinho brought in for the second time, Ramon Calderon, former Madrid president, has said. Mourinho was fired from the Bernabeu in 2013 following disharmony with some of 'big' players and fans of the club. The 43-year-old, who was a part of the [...]

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    Madrid fire Benitez, hire Zidane

Madrid fire Benitez, hire Zidane

Real Madrid have sacked their manager, Rafa Benitez, seven months after he signed a three-year deal. Benitez was sacked following a meeting of the management board of the club on Monday, and he was replaced with club legend Zinedine Zidane who will be assisted by Santiago Solari. Madrid president, Fiorentino Perez, confirmed his sacking at a press conference that is still going on. “Hello and [...]

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