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Simidele Set To Make History For Nigeria At The Winter Olympics

Nigerian athlete, Simidele Adeagbo, is just one race away from qualifying for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, in the sport of skeleton. If she is successful, she will make Olympic history as a member of the first Nigerian contingent to one of the world’s most prestigious competitive sporting events. The skeleton is a winter sliding sport

NFF Kicks, As Pinick Sets To Punish Culprit Behind FIFA’s Sanction

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has ordered that an internal inquiry be instituted immediately over the “error” that led to its sanctioning by the world football body, FIFA. Mr PInick said this in a statement by the NFF on Tuesday, while admitting the mistake on the part of the body (NFF),

World Cup trophy to arrive Nigeria March 17 

Nigerian football followers will have a chance to see World Cup trophy live in Nigeria courtesy of Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited. The company’s Nigerian Franchise Public Affairs and Communications Manager, Nwamaka Onyemelukwe broke the news on Monday at a media parley in Lagos. Onyemelukwe said the World Cup tour of Nigeria will hold in Abuja and

BREAKING: FIFA wields a big stick on Nigeria for fielding Shehu Abdullahi in World Cup qualifier, deducts points

FIFA on Tuesday clamped down the Nigeria Football Federation with a whoopy 6,000 Swiss Francs (about N2,177,280) fine and also cancelled Super Eagles 3-0 victory in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Algeria. The World football governing body through its disciplinary committee in a statement on Tuesday said Nigeria fielded Shehu Abdullahi who was ineligible for

Buhari Commiserates With Tinubu Over Son’s Death

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, who lost a son. The son, Jide Tinubu, was gathered to have died in the early hours of Wednesday (November 1), although details of the death are still sketchy. The President wrote “I’m deeply

BREAKING: Nigeria Beat Zambia To Qualify For 2018 FIFA World Cup

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi sent Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup finals with the winning goal in a 1-0 qualifying victory over Zambia on Saturday. The Super Eagles became the first African team to advance to Russia after taking an unassailable lead atop Group B. It will be their sixth World Cup finals appearance. The