Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    I feel blessed, says Ogu after leading Eagles to win over Weah-captained Liberia

I feel blessed, says Ogu after leading Eagles to win over Weah-captained Liberia

John Ogu, Super Eagles midfielder, says he is happy to have captained the team in Tuesday's international friendly against Liberia.Liberian president, George Oppong Weah, was the captain of the opposing side.Weah, who played for 79 minutes, had his iconic number 14 jersey retired after the game.Goals from Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo spiced up Nigeria's 2-1 victory at the Samuel [...]

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    Ebube Duru relishes debut Eagles call up, says ‘I’ll never disappoint’

Ebube Duru relishes debut Eagles call up, says ‘I’ll never disappoint’

Ebube Duru, Lobi Stars player, says he is elated with his debut call-up to the Super Eagles.The left-back is among the 18 players invited for the international friendly against Liberia on Tuesday.Duru has been in fine form for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions.He was also impressive for the Super Eagles B team in the 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid in [...]

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    Four home-based Eagles in Rohr’s squad for Liberia friendly

Four home-based Eagles in Rohr’s squad for Liberia friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has included four home-based players in the squad that will face the Lone Star of Liberia.Mfon Udoh, captain of Enyimba FC, defenders Adeleye Olamilekan (FC IfeanyiUbah) and Ebube Duru (Lobi Stars), as well as Enyimba FC forward Sunday Adetunji are the new invitees.All the newly invited players will report at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos on Monday.The [...]

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    UN hails Obasanjo for role in Liberia’s smooth transition of power

UN hails Obasanjo for role in Liberia’s smooth transition of power

Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, has expressed gratitude to former President Olusegun Obasanjo for his mediation role in ensuring smooth political transition in Liberia.Guterres made the remarks in his speech to the security council’s debate on the ‘Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Mediation and the Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts’ at the UN headquarters in New York.He said the UN has [...]

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    World Cup 2026 bid: Liberia endorses North America’s joint bid, shuns Morocco

World Cup 2026 bid: Liberia endorses North America’s joint bid, shuns Morocco

The Liberian Football Association (LFA) has announced that it is supporting the joint bid of USA, Mexico and Canada over Morocco's bid to win the hosting rights of the 2026 FIFA World Cup.According to the LFA president, Musa Bility, who is also a CAF executive committee member, the decision was taken after due consultation with the country's president, George Weah, [...]

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    George Weah: Liberia needs 6,000 teachers from Nigeria

George Weah: Liberia needs 6,000 teachers from Nigeria

President George Weah of Liberia says his country needs at least 6,000 teachers from Nigeria.Weah said this on Monday when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.Admitting that the economy of Liberia is dwindling, Weah said his country needs Nigeria’s private sector to remain afloat.The Liberian leader blamed the economic crisis on falling prices of the [...]

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    Super Eagles can win the World Cup, says George Weah

Super Eagles can win the World Cup, says George Weah

George Weah, Liberia's president, says the Super Eagles of Nigeria have the potential to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Weah said this on Monday while speaking with state house correspondents after being hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari."But I hope that they will prepare very early because they are going to represent Africa and we will be there to watch them, [...]

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    The Weah-led regime shows early signs of clampdown due to the lack of policy direction

The Weah-led regime shows early signs of clampdown due to the lack of policy direction

BY ALFRED KIADIIWhen political power is given to tabulae rasae and political jesters, the tendency to misuse such power through the selective elimination and arrest of critics of the ruling establishment are hatched in full swing. Such reprisal action of the government against its critics have been used by decadent regimes to purge ‘voices of protest.’ A government with no [...]

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    George Weah makes appointments — less than 24 hours after inauguration

George Weah makes appointments — less than 24 hours after inauguration

Liberia’s President George Weah on Tuesday made his first appointments less than 24 hours after his swearing in on Monday.Seven names made the first batch of appointees, including former senate pro-tempore Gbezohngar Findley, who has been named Minister of foreign affairs.Findley, according to local media, is a close ally of immediate past President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and staunchly supported Vice-President [...]

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    Obasanjo, Abdulsalami in Liberia as Weah takes oath of office

Obasanjo, Abdulsalami in Liberia as Weah takes oath of office

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and Abdulsalami Abubakar, former military head of state, are currently in Monrovia, capital of Liberia for the swearing-in of George Weah as Liberia’s president.Speaking to reporters shortly after his arrival on Monday, Obsanjo said he was a proud man to witness a peaceful democratic transfer of power in Liberia, considering the huge sacrifices made by Nigeria for [...]

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    Liberia: The rise of George Weah

Liberia: The rise of George Weah

George Weah’s emergence as Liberia’s President-elect after the December 26 run-off election generated considerable interest among Nigerians for a number of reasons. Number one is George Weah’s popularity. The first African footballer to win the Ballon D’or, FIFA Player of the Year, three-time African Footballer of the Year, ex-Monaco, ex-Paris Saint-Germain, ex-AC Milan, Chelsea, Manchester City, former protégé of Arsene [...]

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    Buhari congratulates Weah on winning historic election

Buhari congratulates Weah on winning historic election

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated George Weah on his victory in the presidential election of Liberia.The congratulatory message was contained in a statement issued Friday by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media & publicity.The president commended the Liberian people on the peaceful conduct of the "historic" presidential run-off election, describing it as "another plus on Africa’s democratic [...]

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    I’m a man of peace, says Liberia’s VP as he concedes election to Weah

I’m a man of peace, says Liberia’s VP as he concedes election to Weah

Liberia’s Vice-President, Jospeh Boakai, has conceded the December 26 presidential runoff election to former football star, George Weah.In a nationwide broadcast from his party’s headquarters in Monrovia on Friday, Boakai who was flanked by his supporters and party leaders, said he had already called Weah to congratulate him."I, Joseph Boakai, a man of peace, humility and with a deep faith [...]

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    Jewel Howard Taylor: Meet the woman behind the epic victory of George Weah

Jewel Howard Taylor: Meet the woman behind the epic victory of George Weah

It is often said that behind every successful man, there is a woman. The epic rise of Liberia’s soccer legend – George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah from the football pitch to the pinnacle of victory as Liberia’s president-elect paints a classical portrait of this truism.Considered one of Africa's greatest ever footballers, Weah had taken a shot at the Liberian [...]

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    CLOSE-UP:  Weah, ‘illiterate’ footballer who returned to school after knocks from Harvard graduate

CLOSE-UP: Weah, ‘illiterate’ footballer who returned to school after knocks from Harvard graduate

George Weah, one of the finest footballers ever known, has just penned his name in history as the first ex-footballer to be elected president of a country.He emerged Liberia’s president after a run-off election contested between him and Joseph Boakai, who has been the deputy of outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the last 12 years.In the first round conducted [...]

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    George Weah wins Liberian presidential election

George Weah wins Liberian presidential election

Gorge Weah, African football legend, has won the presidential election of Liberia.According to Reuters, the National Elections Commission announced him as winner of the country's run-off election on Thursday.Weah beat Joseph Boakai, the country's vice president.The commission said with 98.1% of ballots cast, Weah garnered 61.5 percent of the total votes while Boakai got 38.5 percent.More to follow... [...]

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