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    Dream Team VI win U-23 AFCON

Dream Team VI win U-23 AFCON

Samson Siasia's Dream Team VI have emerged winners of the Confederation of African football (CAF) Under-23 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). Two goals from Oghenekaro Etebo – a penalty in the 15th minute and a solo run that ended in a delicate finish in the 40th minute – rendered Algeria's solitary goal – an own goal either side of Nigeria's goals – mere consolation. Etebo's brace brought his tally [...]

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    Odion Ighalo just can’t stop scoring!

Odion Ighalo just can’t stop scoring!

The fairy-tale goal-scoring run of Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles’ striker, continued on Saturday as he scored his 10th goal of the English Premier League season for Watford against Sunderland at the Stadium of light. The striker was in action for 90 minutes and scored the only goal of the game four minutes into the encounter, his 16th appearance of the season. He is now [...]

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    CAF U-23: Dream Team VI’s rough road to the final

CAF U-23: Dream Team VI’s rough road to the final

Nigeria U-23 team will lock horns with Algeria at the Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar, for the final game of the CAF U-23 tournament on Saturday to become African Champions. Both teams have met at the group stages, playing out a goalless draw in a match that saw them qualified for the semifinals and also secured Rio 2016 tickets. The last time Nigeria played [...]

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    Ojukwu, Ifeajuna ‘resurrect’ in ‘The Encounter’

Ojukwu, Ifeajuna ‘resurrect’ in ‘The Encounter’

“The Encounter”, a historical drama adaptation based on a short story by historian Henry Onyema, was screened in Lagos on Saturday. Set in 1967 during the Nigerian civil war, an imprisoned Emmanuel Ifeajuna, an army major, is summoned by Chukuemeka Ojukwu, the then Biafran commander-in-chief, for one last conversation – one last encounter. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Onyema, original story writer, said that the film is based on [...]

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    UCL: Mikel, Simon qualify… Ideye crashes to Europa league

UCL: Mikel, Simon qualify… Ideye crashes to Europa league

Moses Simon made history with his Belgian club Gent while Mikel Obi finally featured for Chelsea as the London club booked their place in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) on Wednesday. Brown Ideye, though, could only settle for a passage to the Europa League. John Obi Mikel (Chelsea; group G): The midfielder came on as a substitute, four [...]

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Lagos govt bans open events, fireworks during yuletide

The Lagos state government on Wednesday has issued a warning to the public to desist from holding open processions during the yuletide season, urging them to limit such gatherings to the enclosure of the venue. Fatai Owoseni, the state commissioner of police, while briefing journalists shortly after an emergency state Security Council meeting, said the council decided to stop any form [...]

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    Dream Team beat hosts Senegal to qualify for Rio 2016 Olympics

Dream Team beat hosts Senegal to qualify for Rio 2016 Olympics

The Nigeria U-23 team has qualified for the final of the CAF U-23 tournament after beating host Senegal 1-0 at the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium, Dakar. The result also earned the Dream Team VI a ticket to the Rio 2016 Olympics. Emmanuel Daniel, Nigeria’s goalkeeper, conceded a penalty for a foul on Cheickou Dieng in the 45th minute but he then saved [...]

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    AFCON U-23: Senegal-Nigeria rekindles rivalry

AFCON U-23: Senegal-Nigeria rekindles rivalry

The Senegal U-23 and Nigeria U-23 teams will lock horns on Wednesday in a semifinal match of the CAF U-23 tournament at the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium, Senegal, to book a place in the final and a ticket to Rio 2016 Olympics. Host Senegal has been the ‘standout’ side of the tournament so far, being the only team to have won [...]

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    New Tejuosho mall: A question of affordability and ‘marginalisation’

New Tejuosho mall: A question of affordability and ‘marginalisation’

The emergence of a new Tejuosho main market, Yaba, after it was gutted by fire on December 18, 2007, has raised questions regarding affordability and ‘marginalisation’ by affected marketers 13 years ago. “I own a shop in that market for over 25 years before the fire incident in 2007 and now all I could do is manage on the roadside to [...]

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    PREVIEW: Nigerian players seek UCL group-stage tickets

PREVIEW: Nigerian players seek UCL group-stage tickets

Five Nigerian stars will be on parade for various clubs on Tuesday and Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League, with three of them seeking progression into the last 16. Brown Ideye (Olympiacos; group F): The Greek giants will join leaders Bayern Munich in the next round should they beat Arsenal in a straight shoot-out for second spot. The striker has only netted once [...]

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    Scoring for Nigeria is difficult, says Ighalo

Scoring for Nigeria is difficult, says Ighalo

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, says scoring for the national team is difficult due to African terrain. Ighalo, who has scored nine goals in 15 appearances for Watford in the English Premier League this season, said it is easier to perform as a striker on foreign soil. He struggled to reproduce his EPL form when the Super Eagles defeated Swaziland in the Russia [...]

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    Lagos: Between the traffic law and incessant mishaps

Lagos: Between the traffic law and incessant mishaps

“The Lagos traffic law is impotent. I can recall that the past and present governments made several laws which eventually didn’t find a footstool; the traffic law is one of them. I have lost two cars to bad road and a container truck in Lagos.” Rahman Adewale, a motorist who has ‘lost two cars’ to articulated trucks on Oshodi-Apapa expressway and [...]

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    Siasia relishes Senegal ’92 memories, rewards players with $100 each

Siasia relishes Senegal ’92 memories, rewards players with $100 each

Samson Siasia, coach of the U-23 team, has recalled his memories of the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium when he featured in the squad that won bronze at 1992 African Nations Cup in Senegal. As Dream Team VI files out against host Senegal in the semi-final of the CAF U-23 championship on Wednesday, Siasia wants to achieve another feat with his players. “At the Africa [...]

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    Victor Moses faces six-week layoff

Victor Moses faces six-week layoff

Odion Ighalo scored the winner for Watford but Victor Moses walked off injured in West Ham's goalless draw at Manchester United in the latest round of English premier league matches. "We have to wait for a scan but it doesn't look good," Slaven Bilic, the West Ham manager, said after the match. "It's not like cramp. I don't know if it's three, four, five or six weeks. [...]

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    Dream Team VI draw with Algeria to keep Rio hopes alive

Dream Team VI draw with Algeria to keep Rio hopes alive

Nigeria booked their spot in the semifinals of the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, playing a 0-0 draw against Algeria in their final group game on Saturday. The win is a further boost to the team's chances of securing  a ticket to Rio 2016 Olympics. The Dream Team VI will now face Tournament hosts, Senegal, in the semi-final. Azubuike Okechukwu was booked for the second game [...]

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    I have lost my certificates… everything I own, says victim of Ojuelegba inferno

I have lost my certificates… everything I own, says victim of Ojuelegba inferno

“I ran out of my room to help my brother, who is asthmatic. My parents were also unconscious, so I called for help and the neighbourhood came to our rescue but I have lost everything, including my credentials, to that fire. I am so confused right now.” These were the words of Jinadu Oluwashina, a biochemistry graduate of the Bells University of [...]

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