Monday, April 22, 2019

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    Uche denies Keshi’s new allegation

Uche denies Keshi’s new allegation

The verbal volleyball that is now the exchanges between Stephen Keshi and Ikechukwu Uche continued on friday with the Villarreal forward denying Keshi's claim that he recently refused to submit his passport for visa issuance to South Africa for the game in Cape Town in September.Keshi told reporters on Wednesday that he dropped the Uche from his squad for [...]

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    Nigeria, Spain trade rises to €7.6bn

Nigeria, Spain trade rises to €7.6bn

The volume of trade between Nigeria and Spain increased to €7.8 billion in 2013 from €7 billion in 2012, Spanish ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Alfonso Barnuevo, said on Thursday.Speaking in Abuja at a media briefing on the upcoming ninth Spanish Cultural week, Barnuevo said Spain is one of Nigeria's best clients, as 90 per cent of the gas and 30 per cent of the [...]

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    Enyeama, Onazi sure of AFCON qualification

Enyeama, Onazi sure of AFCON qualification

Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and midfielder Ogenzi Onazi have assured Nigerian soccer fans that the country will qualify for the next Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) despite the unconvincing start in the qualifiers.The Eagles are in a precarious position after picking one point in two games against Congo and South Africa, but the duo wants Nigerians not to press [...]

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    Ambrose: We know what we need to do against Sudan

Ambrose: We know what we need to do against Sudan

Super Eagles defender, Efe Ambrose, says Nigeria is condemned to winning this month's AFCON 2015 qualifiers against Sudan because they cannot afford not to defend their trophy in Morocco.After picking only a point in their opening two group matches, Nigeria must win their four remaining fixtures to guarantee qualification to the finals in January.But Ambrose is well aware of the [...]

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    Moses doubtful for Sudan tie

Moses doubtful for Sudan tie

Victor Moses is now a major doubt for Nigeria’s AFCON 2015 qualifier against Sudan after hurting his thigh in Stoke City 3-1 loss to Sunderland on Saturday.The Super Eagles resumed camping on Saturday in Abuja for the first-leg qualifier in Omdurman on October 11 but the winger, on loan from Chelsea, may not be available for the game.Moses provided the [...]

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    Nigerians disagree on value of Independence

Nigerians disagree on value of Independence

A cross section of Nigerians on Wednesday expressed mixed feelings over the celebration of the country’s 54th Independence anniversary.While some believe that it is worth celebrating because the country is still united despite numerous challenges, others maintained that the atmosphere is unripe for celebration because of the high rate of insecurity in some parts of the country.Adelodun Obaseki, a member [...]

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    Golden Eaglets qualify for Niger 2015 in style

Golden Eaglets qualify for Niger 2015 in style

Nigeria's Golden Eaglets have qualified for the African Under 17 Championship after thrashing Gabon 5-0 at the U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar.The Emmanuel Amuneke side lost the first leg in Libreville 2-1, but have now qualified 6-2 aggregate to secure a ticket to championship to be hosted in Niger between February 15 and March 1, 2015.Ebere Osinachi and Kehinde Ayinde scored [...]

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    World Bank boosts SME funding in Nigeria with N80bn

World Bank boosts SME funding in Nigeria with N80bn

The board of executive directors of the World Bank has approved a N80bn ($500m) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) credit to increase access to finance for medium and small scale enterprises (MSME) in agriculture, trade, light-manufacturing, and services in Nigeria.These will stimulate economic growth and create jobs, it said.The development finance project will provide stable funding to support [...]

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    Meet the last batch of BBA Hotshots participants

Meet the last batch of BBA Hotshots participants

The final participants of the Big brother Africa Hotshots have been revealed and so far, only one Nigerian is in the mix.She says she is friendly but can also be annoying and intends to see how far she can go with relationships while in the house. We think time will tell.MalawiMr 265TV presenter, Mr 265 is 23, single and currently studying [...]

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    Onazi signs contract extension with Lazio

Onazi signs contract extension with Lazio

Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, has signed a two-year contract extension with Italian Serie A club Lazio until June 2018.The 21-year-old has another two years left on his current deal, but both parties have now agreed on a new deal worth €700,000 a season with a €10 million release clause inserted.“I give God the glory and special thanks [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘kills 4’ in northern Cameroon

Boko Haram ‘kills 4’ in northern Cameroon

Boko Haram insurgents have left behind yet another trail of sorrow and blood in Cameroon, Reuters is reporting.The militants had reportedly launched an attack on Assighassia village, near the city of Mokolo in the northern part of the country on Thursday and the attempt to repel the attack led to the injury of a soldier and the death of two [...]

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    BoI supports agro processors with N5bn loan

BoI supports agro processors with N5bn loan

Nigeria’s Bank of Industry (BoI) has launched a N5bn funding programme for agro processors to enable them establish small scale plants or mini mills used to process agricultural produce.The fund, also known as the Cottage Agro Processing (CAP) Fund, will help finance about 1000 projects at 9 per cent interest charges.“The loans will be granted at a single digit interest [...]

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    Super Eagles slip in latest FIFA ranking

Super Eagles slip in latest FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped four places to 37th in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.Nigeria fell on the ranking, following a poor start to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations this month. The team lost 3-2 to Congo in Calabar before playing out a goalless draw with South Africa in Cape Town.Congo’s victories over Nigeria [...]

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    Nigerian oil workers’ strike may affect Ghana’s economy

Nigerian oil workers’ strike may affect Ghana’s economy

Ghana's Central Bank governor, Henry Kofi Wampah, on Wednesday said a cut in gas supply from Nigeria due to the ongoing industrial action by Nigerian oil workers could affect his country’s economy.Nigeria supplies gas to Togo, Benin and Ghana through the West African Gas Pipeline (WAPCO).Ghana's economy was hurt in 2013 by an energy deficit, Reuters said.Nigerian oil workers embarked [...]

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    No Nigerian ref for 9th AWC

No Nigerian ref for 9th AWC

No Nigerian referee will be on duty during the 9th African Women Championship (AWC) finals scheduled for Namibia.In the list of referees released on the website of African Football Confederation (CAF) on Tuesday, 27 referees were listed to officiate in the championship.Twelve centre referees and 15 assistant referees were named to officiate matches at the eight-nation continental championship scheduled to [...]

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    Keshi to sign new contract before Eagles’ next game

Keshi to sign new contract before Eagles’ next game

Secretary-general of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Musa Amadu, has confirmed that Stephen Keshi will sign a new contract before Super Eagles Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan.Nigeria will play Sudan in Omdurman on October 11 before the return leg in Abuja four days later.While Amadu is sure that the deal would boost the morale of the team in securing [...]

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