Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Belgium"

    ‘Stronger than 18 European countries’ — Nigerian military rated 43rd best in the world

‘Stronger than 18 European countries’ — Nigerian military rated 43rd best in the world

The Global Fire Power (GFP), an institution which ranks the military of different countries, has rated the Nigerian military as the 43rd best in the world, in its 2018 survey. This places Nigeria above 18 European countries namely: Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Bulgaria, Austria, Ireland, Macedonia, Finland, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Albania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.Egypt leads the African military [...]

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    Bordeaux agree deal in principle to sign Samuel Kalu

Bordeaux agree deal in principle to sign Samuel Kalu

KAA Gent have reportedly agreed to sell Samuel Kalu to Bordeaux in a deal worth around €8m.Gustavo Poyet had identified Kalu as the player who can bring more speed and creativity to his squad, following the departure of Malcom to Barcelona.The Les Girondins had an initial bid for the Nigerian rejected by Gent with the Belgian side reportedly looking for around [...]

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    ‘We were so poor my mother borrowed bread for us to eat’ — Lukaku pens touching life story

‘We were so poor my mother borrowed bread for us to eat’ — Lukaku pens touching life story

Romelu Lukaku, Belgian and Manchester United striker, says his family was so poor the borrowed bread from the bakery to eat, and pay later. [...]

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    Lukaku scores brace as Belgium defeat Panama

Lukaku scores brace as Belgium defeat Panama

Belgium defeated World Cup debutants, Panama 3-0 this afternoon with two goals from Romelu Lukaku, and the opener from Dries Mertens. [...]

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    World Cup Special: Track record of all 32 Russia-bound teams

World Cup Special: Track record of all 32 Russia-bound teams

Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, TheCable takes a look at the track record and best performances of the 32 countries that will be in Russia for the tournament. Group A Russia's best World Cup performance was a semi-final appearance in 1966 in England.Saudi Arabia has never gone past the round of 16.The Pharaohs of Egypt have also never progressed beyond [...]

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    Keeping up with Nigerian players: Musa, Ajayi shine but Balogun, Ujah missing in action

Keeping up with Nigerian players: Musa, Ajayi shine but Balogun, Ujah missing in action

The weekend was packed with highs and lows for Nigerian players in several leagues across the world.While some hugged the headlines for netting crucial goals, a reverse was the case for others.TheCable takes you on a voyage around the top leagues across the world to see how Nigerian players fared.EnglandAlex Iwobi dazzled at Emirates Stadium in Arsenal's 5-1 thumping of Everton. [...]

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    Catalan leader surrenders to police

Catalan leader surrenders to police

Carles Puigdemont, ousted leader of Catalonia, has surrendered to the police in Belgium.Puigdemont fled to Belgium after Spain imposed direct rule on Catalonia, following an independence referendum.BBC quoted Gilles Dejemppe, a spokesman for Belgian prosecutors, as saying Puigdemont and four of his associates surrendered to Belgian federal police.A Madrid high court judge had asked Belgium to arrest  after they ignored a court order to [...]

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    Aruna Quadri bows out of ITTF World Cup

Aruna Quadri bows out of ITTF World Cup

He came, fought but could not make it past the quarterfinal.Nigeria's Aruna Quadri on Saturday crashed out of the 2017 ITTF World Cup in Liege, Belgium.Having worked his way into the main draw (round of 16) of the tournament, Quadri’s dream of repeating the 2014 quarter-final feat was extinguished by Japan’s Jun Mizutani.Quadri fell 4-0 (6-11, 7-11, 6-11, 7-11) to the [...]

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    Belgium-born Nigerian youngster, Dessers, keen on playing for Super Eagles

Belgium-born Nigerian youngster, Dessers, keen on playing for Super Eagles

All things being equal, yet another talented Europe-born footballer may soon be playing for the Super Eagles.His name is Cyriel Dessers, and he was born in Belgium - a country blessed with the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke.Owing to the array of talents in the Belgian national team, Dessers has hinted on the possibility of pitching his tent with [...]

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    Brussels bomber worked at airport for 5 years

Brussels bomber worked at airport for 5 years

Jan Jambon, Belgium's interior minister, on Thursday confirmed the media report which said Najim Laachraoui, one of the suicide bombers was a previous airport employee.The report revealed that Laachraoui spent five years working under a temporary contract with a company active on the site.He retained his job at the airport until the end of 2012.“This would have allowed him to get informed [...]

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    UPDATED: 28 killed, 146 injured in Brussels blasts

UPDATED: 28 killed, 146 injured in Brussels blasts

Twin explosions brought down chaos to the departure hall of Brussels airport on Tuesday morning, less than 96 hours after the arrest of Salah Abdelsalam, the last living suspect involved in the Paris attack, which killed many in the French “city of love”.Belga, the Belgian news agency that first confirmed the attack, initially said one person was killed bile many sustained injuries. The [...]

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    Super Eagles drop seven places in FIFA ranking

Super Eagles drop seven places in FIFA ranking

Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped seven places in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.The Eagles, who were previously ranked 52nd in the world, are now 59th and 12th position in the Africa.Nigeria are behind Cote d'Ivoire, Algeria, Ghana, Cape Verde Islands, Senegal, Tunisia, Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, and Congo DR who make up the Top 10 sides in Africa.Belgium top [...]

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    Super Eagles beat Indomitable Lions of Cameroon

Super Eagles beat Indomitable Lions of Cameroon

Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 3-0 in a friendly match played in Belgium on Sunday.The team recovered from the 2-0 loss to DR Congo on Thursday to ease pressure on coach Sunday Oliseh and secure a win against a 10-man Cameroon.Efe Ambrose put Nigeria ahead in the 39th minute after the Celtic defender rose [...]

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    Oliseh: I saw a very good team against Congo

Oliseh: I saw a very good team against Congo

Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Sunday Oliseh, saw “a very good team” despite the 2-0 loss to DR Congo on Thursday.Goals from Dieumerci Mbokani in the seventh minute and another from Jordan Nkololo 24 minutes later condemned Oliseh to a first defeat as Nigeria coach in the game played at the Stade de la Cite de l'Oie in Belgium.However, the [...]

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    Super Eagles begin training in Belgium

Super Eagles begin training in Belgium

The Super Eagles of Nigeria commenced training for the two international friendlies in Belgium, with 15 players at the R. Battice FC training ground on Monday evening.John Mikel Obi led goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, Elderson Echiejile, Efe Ambrose, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Sylvester Igbonu, Rabiu Ibrahim, Ogenyi Onazi, Obiora Nwankwo, Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Emmanuel Emenike and Alex Iwobi [...]

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    OBITUARY: Oladeinde Fernandez… reclusive billionaire, Mandela’s friend, ‘Rihanna’s father’

OBITUARY: Oladeinde Fernandez… reclusive billionaire, Mandela’s friend, ‘Rihanna’s father’

Seventy-nine-year-old Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez, Nigerian businessman, diplomat and permanent representative of Central African Republic (CAR) to the United Nations, died on Tuesday evening in Belgium as a man whose personal life was largely shielded from the prying public.Not that he entirely succeeded in living a private life. But for a septuagenarian who was worth a staggering $8.7 billion as at 2014, who [...]

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