Monday, March 18, 2019

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    Nigerians in action as Arsenal face Napoli, Villarreal draw Valencia in UEL quarter-finals

Nigerians in action as Arsenal face Napoli, Villarreal draw Valencia in UEL quarter-finals

Alex Iwobi's Arsenal will face a tough tie against Napoli in the last eight of the Europa League, while Samuel Chukwueze side, Villareal will settle scores with Valencia.Unai Emery's men were drawn to face the Serie A side after their dramatic comeback to beat Rennes in the last-16.The first leg initially was due to take place in Naples next month, but [...]

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    Situation Room: Collation of results remain the weak link in Nigerian elections

Situation Room: Collation of results remain the weak link in Nigerian elections

Civil Society Situation Room has declared that collation of results in Nigerian elections as the weakest point in the country's electoral management and administration.Clement Nwankwo, the convener of the Situation Room, disclosed this to journalists in the Group's third interim statement on its observation of the governorship, state houses of assembly and FCT area council elections on Sunday at the [...]

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    YIAGA asks Buhari to call military to order

YIAGA asks Buhari to call military to order

YIAGA AFRICA has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call the military to order.The civil society organisation made the demand in its assessment of the ongoing governorship and state assembly elections.It said the military disrupted elections and intimidated voters and electoral personnel in some states."Security agencies especially the military should refrain from further disruption of elections in some states especially Rivers [...]

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    Elections: CDD lists Lagos, Kano among nine battleground states

Elections: CDD lists Lagos, Kano among nine battleground states

Analysts at the Centre of Democracy and Development's (CDD) election analysis centre (EAC) have pinpointed nine key battleground states where the race for the position of the governor would go right down to the wire.Following hours of intense deliberations at the EAC, the experts said Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Imo, Ogun, Plateau, Bauchi, Sokoto and Adamawa made the cut among 29 [...]

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    Situation Room: Excessive involvement of military in Nigerian elections is worrisome

Situation Room: Excessive involvement of military in Nigerian elections is worrisome

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has expressed concern over alleged partisanship of security agencies during the presidential and national assembly elections and urged relevant authorities to address the issue.Clement Nwankwo, convener of the Civil Society Situation Room, also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure effective use of the PVCs and smart card readers at all [...]

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    CDD: INEC has to make itself clear on cancellation of elections

CDD: INEC has to make itself clear on cancellation of elections

The Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to make itself clear on cancellation of elections.Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, Idayat Hassan, director of CDD, cited instances of lack of clarity in the national assembly and presidential elections.She said the coalition of result was "very very sluggish" and in [...]

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    Mikel: Promotion with Middlesborough will be one of my greatest achievements

Mikel: Promotion with Middlesborough will be one of my greatest achievements

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, says gaining promotion to the English Premier League with his championship side, Middlesborough, will be one of the greatest achievements of his career.Mikel joined Middlesborough on a short term deal in the January transfer window after a two-year stint with the Chinese side, Tianjin Teda.Since the Nigerian midfielder moved to the Riverside stadium, the [...]

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    Nigeria set to miss 2019 African Wrestling Championships due to lack of funds

Nigeria set to miss 2019 African Wrestling Championships due to lack of funds

Team Nigeria is on the verge of missing out of the 2019 African Senior Wrestling Championships slated for Hammamet, Tunisia from March 26-31 due to lack of funds.With the registration of athletes set to close on Tuesday, March 5, the Nigeria Wrestling Federation are yet to purchase the licences of her wrestlers and secure accommodation fees ahead of the continental [...]

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    Rohr drops Iheanacho as Musa, Ighalo, return to face Seychelles

Rohr drops Iheanacho as Musa, Ighalo, return to face Seychelles

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, dropped Leicester city forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, from twenty-three man list for this month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Pirates of Seychelles and the friendly against Egypt’s Pharaohs.On the list is stand-in Ahmed Musa, in-form CD Leganes of Spain defender Kenneth Omeruo alongside usual suspects Leon Balogun, Abdullahi Shehu and William Ekong, as well [...]

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    Usman, the Nigerian Nightmare, beats Woodley to becomes first African to win UFC title

Usman, the Nigerian Nightmare, beats Woodley to becomes first African to win UFC title

Kamaru Usman defeated Tyron Woodley to become the first African-born and Nigerian to lift the welterweight title from a one-sided performance in the co-main event of UFC 235 on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.Usman won the Missouri man by a score of 50 to 44, 50-45, 50-45.With the victory over Woodley, the Nigerian has improved to 15-1.https://www.instagram.com/p/Buh3Ajgglnq/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=nxaf71ju3ra7Since winning the Ultimate Fighter [...]

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    CAF Confederation Cup: Etoile silence Rangers in Enugu

CAF Confederation Cup: Etoile silence Rangers in Enugu

Etoile du Sahel put one foot in the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederation Cup with an impressive 0-2 victory against Enugu Rangers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Sunday afternoon.The Flying Antelopes were looking forward to maintaining their 100 percent home record in the CAF second-tier club competition but they met their Waterloo in Enugu.Rangers had lost 2-1 to the [...]

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    CSL: Ighalo suffers heavy defeat on Shanghai Shenhua debut

CSL: Ighalo suffers heavy defeat on Shanghai Shenhua debut

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat on his debut game for Shanghai Shenhua against champions Shanghai SPIG in their first season Chinese Super League clash on Friday at the Hongkou Stadium.The 29-year old Eagles striker featured for the entire duration of the game.Ighalo joined Shanghai Shenhua from relegated Changchun Yatai in February.Shanghai Shenhua conceded an own goal [...]

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    3×3 D’Tigers handed ‘tough’ World Cup qualification draw

3×3 D’Tigers handed ‘tough’ World Cup qualification draw

The senior men's basketball national team has been grouped alongside France, Germany and Italy in tough Group A for a place in the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World cup.The men's team currently ranked 76th in the world and 10th in Africa failed to secure an automatic qualification after falling short of the FIBA Africa Cup title in Benin Republic.They face the [...]

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    CDD asks INEC to check circulation of fake results

CDD asks INEC to check circulation of fake results

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to take "proactive steps" to check the circulation of fake election results on social media.In its final election report, Election Analysis Center (EAC) of CDD also advised the commission to improve on the efficiency of the smart card reader and logistics challenges to avoid [...]

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    There’s still a lot to be done, CDD tells INEC

There’s still a lot to be done, CDD tells INEC

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says its findings show that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is prepared for the presidential and national assembly elections but there is still a lot to be done.In response to the postponement of the polls, the Election Analysis Center (EAC) of CDD advised the commission to address issues that could affect the [...]

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    FIBA WC: D’Tigers must end qualifiers on a high, says Nwora

FIBA WC: D’Tigers must end qualifiers on a high, says Nwora

Despite the absence of some key players who took part in the last FIBA World Cup qualifiers, Alex Nwora, D’Tigers head coach, is still determined more than ever, to end the qualifying campaign on a high.Having recorded nine straight wins so far to become the first country in the world to qualify for the World Cup in China with an unbeaten [...]

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