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    Report: Christians in Nigeria are ‘endangered’

Report: Christians in Nigeria are ‘endangered’

Nigeria is one of seven countries in the world where Christians are an endangered species, a CNN report has revealed. According to the report, Christians can face discrimination, harassment, arrest, jail time and even death for what they believe, just like people of other faiths. However, Nigeria is split between a majority Muslim north and a mostly-Christian south.“Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group, vowed in 2009 [...]

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    Musa: My teammates told me I would score

Musa: My teammates told me I would score

Ahmed Musa scored a double against Argentina to become the first Nigeria player to bag a brace in a World Cup match, and the CSKA Moscow forward has come out to reveal that his mates and coaches told him before the match that he would score.Musa, who scored Nigeria's fastest-ever goal at a World Cup, on four minutes, was beaming with smiles after the [...]

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    France to meet Nigeria after goalless Ecuador draw

France to meet Nigeria after goalless Ecuador draw

France and Ecuador played to a scoreless draw on Wednesday in a match that saw the sending-off of Antonio Valenciafor a reckless challenge on Lucas Digne.The French only needed a draw to claim first place in the group, and it showed, as they didn't have to show the aggressiveness and urgency that fetched them numerous goals in the first two [...]

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    Nigeria qualify for second round despite 3-2 loss to Argentina

Nigeria qualify for second round despite 3-2 loss to Argentina

The Super Eagles of Nigeria lost 3-2 to Argentina, but qualified for the Round-of-16 after Iran failed to get the maximum points in a 3-1 loss to Bosnia-Herzegovina.Argentina consequently claimed the top spot in Group F, with the highest-possible 9 points.Twice, Lionel Messi put La Albiceleste ahead, and twice Ahmed Musa equalised for Nigeria. But in the end, it was a [...]

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    THE PANEL: Super Eagles should play for a draw — no, a win — against Argentina

THE PANEL: Super Eagles should play for a draw — no, a win — against Argentina

The Super Eagles face already-qualified Argentina in Porto Alegre with a first appearance in the last 16 since 1998 tantalisingly within the grasp of the African champions.Our team of analysts returns to discuss what is now becoming a World Cup rivalry.Which approach should Stephen Keshi adopt against Argentina?Bless Ekene (BE): Why would the team kill themselves for a win when we [...]

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    Bosnia victory sends Odemwingie ‘crinkum crankum’

Bosnia victory sends Odemwingie ‘crinkum crankum’

Osaze Odemwingie appears to have had a go at political satire with a pair of cryptic Tweets mimicking a jargon-happy Patrick Obahiagbon.Odemwingie, fresh from becoming the first player to score at the 2014 World Cup for Nigeria, caused confusion when he told his 219,000 followers on Twitter about "crinkum crankum" and "odoriferous saga".He announced @OdemwingieP:"The draw against Iran was the [...]

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    Keshi:  Victory over Bosnia for Africa

Keshi: Victory over Bosnia for Africa

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has said that his team team delivered a victory for all of Africa after Osaze Odemwingie's goal put the team on the verge of reaching the World Cup knockout stages.The Stoke City forward’s first-half strike decided a 1-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina in Cuiaba; and the result, while eliminating the Europeans from the tournament, sees Nigeria well-placed to [...]

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    Nigeria and Iran could be forced to draw lots

Nigeria and Iran could be forced to draw lots

Nigeria and Iran could see their World Cup fate decided by the drawing of lots.Argentina play Nigeria and Iran face Bosnia-Herzegovina in Group F's final matches on Wednesday, and if Iran and Argentina were both to win their games 1-0 then the FIFA Organising Committee would need to draw lots to determine whether the Super Eagles or Team Melli would [...]

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    Gay law: US sends ‘sanction signals’ to Nigeria

Gay law: US sends ‘sanction signals’ to Nigeria

The United States has imposed sanctions on Uganda for its anti-gay laws in what will be seen as a signal to Nigeria which passed a similar legislation this year.Ugandan government officials involved in the implementation of the law will be denied American visas, while the country's various supports for Uganda will either be cancelled or reduced.The US will also discontinue [...]

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    Ameobi expects a win over Bosnia

Ameobi expects a win over Bosnia

Nigeria striker, Shola Ameobi, is aware the Super Eagles are now condemned to win their next game against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday after the dismal game with Iran in their opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.Ameobi, who came on as a second half substitute in the 0-0 draw, failed to inspire the African champions to an opening-day win over the [...]

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    Keshi: I cannot promise victory against Bosnia because…

Keshi: I cannot promise victory against Bosnia because…

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, says he cannot promise victory against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday in Nigeria’s second World Cup game because he is not God.After a disappointing 0-0 draw in their opening Group F match against Iran on Monday, the African champions need a win against the Southeastern European country to boost their hope of qualifying for the knockout rounds of [...]

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    Nigeria vs. Iran: Drab draw, stinging reactions

Nigeria vs. Iran: Drab draw, stinging reactions

A pillow and mat would have come in handy as it was snooze time at the Arena de Baixada during Monday night's listless draw between Nigeria and Iran.It was the first drawn match of the 2014 World Cup; it was also the first drab match.The Super Eagles were expected to cruise past Carlos Quieroz’s side, and win their first World [...]

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    Nigeria, Iran play World Cup’s first goalless game

Nigeria, Iran play World Cup’s first goalless game

The Super Eagles of Nigeria returned to the global stage to play out a goalless draw at a World Cup that had yielded goals in each of the preceding 12 encounters.The result means Nigeria has now failed to win any of its last nine World Cup games, the last being the 1-0 victory over Bulgaria on June 19, 1998, at [...]

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    Five Nigerian goal celebrations the Super Eagles can imitate

Five Nigerian goal celebrations the Super Eagles can imitate

As the Super Eagles of Nigeria begin their World Cup campaign today, their fans hope to see goals, lots of goals from the team; and not just goals, but memorable celebrations to boot.Will it be a somersault from Victor Moses or a run towards the bench from Emmanuel Emenike?TheCable recounts five unique goal celebrations from previous campaigns of the Super [...]

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    Multinationals just love coming to Nigeria

Multinationals just love coming to Nigeria

It is not all bad news for Nigeria after all. The Frontier Markets Sentiment Index, created exclusively for the Wall Street Journal by Washington DC-based advisory firm Frontier Strategy Group, has rated the Nigerian market as the most attractive to American and European multinationals.Nigeria is used to being rated among the most corrupt countries, the most difficult places to do [...]

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    THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

The Super Eagles of Nigeria kickoff their World Cup 2014 campaign today with a match with Iran at the Arena da Baixada and are hoping to win their first World Cup match since France 1998.With group favourites Argentina beating Bosnia 2-1 yesterday, Nigeria, who are expected to compete with tournament newcomers Bosnia and today’s opponent, Iran for the second spot, [...]

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