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One scandal begets another in Ekiti State

Gov. Fayemi inspecting-the ruination in the state

Ekiti State, the self-styled “Land of Honour,” can’t seem to do anything honourable in recent times. “Ile iyi, ile eye” or “Land of honour, land of integrity,” its moto boasts. Having coined the imperishable new phrase “stomach infrastructure” to define its loftiest vision of governance, and gone ahead to elect as its chief executor an […]

Breaking news: Amaju wins NFF election

NFF

Amaju Pinnick wins with 24 votes Amaju Pinnick 24 Taiwo Ogunjobi 9 Domini Iofa 6 Amanze Uchegbulam 4

Nigerian Players Don’t Care If They Win Or Lose – Samson Siasia

Samson Siasia - Nigeria's new Super Eagles Football Coach

Former coach of the Super Eagles, Samson Siasia, says the indifference of Nigeria’s football administrators to the well-being of players is the reason they don’t everything when representing the country. The former Eagles striker, who spoke on Sports Radio this morning, added that it is unfortunate that since Osaze Odemwingie was sidelined with a lengthy […]

NFF Crisis: Board Concludes Plan To Finally Dump Keshi For Siasia

Siasia & Keshi

Samson Siasia could be in line to replace Stephen Keshi as Nigeria coach unless the National Sports Commission stops the Nigeria Football Federation. Goal exclusively gathered from a top NFF official at the weekend that the Super Eagles’ poor results against Congo where they lost 3-2 in Calabar as well as the goalless draw away […]

NFF: Gladiators jostling for Maigari’s seat

Alhaji Aminu Maigari

The drumbeats of war have been beating at high pitch as the Elective Congress of the Nigeria Football Federation holds next Tuesday in Warri, with a new President set t to succeed Aminu Maigari. In this report, JOHN EGBOKHAN chronicles the agenda of the aspirants bidding to take Nigerian football to the proverbial next level. […]

Mikel isn’t special -Sofoluwe

Siper Eagles Midfielder, Mikel Obi

Ex-international Yisa Sofoluwe is a man of very few words. He seldom speaks. Rather than speak, he allows his action do the talking for him. During his time playing for Nigeria, Sofoluwe was a no-nonsense defender. He was feared by the opposition strikers, most of whom could barely come close to him to contest the […]

PHOTO NEWS: Balotelli arrives Liverpool training in style, driving a £240,000 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Mario Balotelli drove to Liverpool training on Thursday in his £240,000 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta that has been shipped over from Italy. The 24-year-old has now been reunited with his beloved supercar, which was seen arriving at Liverpool’s Melwood training base as Balotelli and his team-mates prepare for Saturday’s Premier League trip to West Ham. The […]

UEFA EURO 2020 hosts: London to hold final

UEFA EURO 2020 hosts

• UEFA EURO 2020 host associations/cities selected by UEFA Executive Committee • London to host semi-finals and final of the ‘EURO for Europe’ after announcement in Geneva • Baku, Munich, Rome and Saint Petersburg to hold the quarter-finals plus three group games • Copenhagen, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Dublin, Bilbao, Budapest, Brussels and Glasgow will also host […]

Football: Crisis Leaves NFF with Empty Vault

NFF

The protracted crisis at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is having a crunching effect on the football house which cannot meet its obligations for the month because of cash squeeze, THISDAY learnt last night. Investigation revealed that federation workers are fuming because the subvention for last month has been exhausted and is affecting the running […]

South African athlete, Oscar Pistorius, guilty of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius

South African Paralympian gold medallist, Oscar Pictorius, has been found guilty of culpable homicide after Judge Thokozile Masipa accepted his claim of killing girlfriend Reeva Steekamp by mistake. Pistorius was also found guilty of negligently handling a firearm that went off in a restaurant in a separate incident. The judge had on Thursday cleared Pistorius […]

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