Asisat Oshoala and Mohamed Salah crowned female and male 2017 African Players of the Year

SUPER Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala has been crowned the African Women's Player of the Year for the third year running at yesterday's Confederation of African Football awards in during which Egypt's Mohammed Salah was also named African Player of the Year.



Boko Haram appears to be on the front foot again as it kidnaps 31 loggers in Borno State

BOKO Haram has stepped up its activities in the new year with the recent abduction of 31 loggers in Borno State just a few days after 30 soldiers were reported missing following a raid on a military base in the state.



Cancer victims suffer double whammy as husbands abandon them for undergoing breast removal

BREAST cancer victims have cried out that they are being made to suffer twice for their afflictions as many of their husbands shun them calling them half women if they end up having to have a mammary gland removed as part of their treatment.



Ohaneze Ndigbo rules out using force to resolve marginalisation issue opting for dialogue instead

PAN-Igbo socio-cultural organisation Ohanaeze Ndigbo has ruled out Igbos ever going to war again pointing out that it would rather resolve any constitutional and territorial disputes via diplomatic means.



Buhari effectively launches 2019 presidential campaign by naming Amaechi as his campaign chief

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has effectively launched his 2019 re-election campaign by naming transport minister Rotimi Amaechi, to head his presidential team and communications minister Adebayo Shittu as chair of its board of trustees.



Antonio Conte rules out recalling Omeruo and Aina to Chelsea during January transfer window

CHELSEA manager Antonio Conte has ruled out recalling any of the five Nigerian players currently out on loan to other clubsides during the current transfer window dashing the hopes that the likes of Kenneth Omeruo and Ola Aina may see Premiership action this season.



Russia 2018 should be the watershed when Nigeria joins the sextet of global footballing powers

[1] By now, most Nigerian football fans are tired of our Super Eagles "trying" at the World Cup. For a nation of 180m souls, it is time we join the ranks of the big boys


[2] For me, the big six are Brazil, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Spain and France


[3] Of the 20 times the World Cup have been played, these six teams won it 17 times


[4] Do you know that there has never been a World Cup final played not involving one of these six teams?


Medview leaves Nigerian passengers stranded in Lagos and Gatwick with many spending Xmas at the airport

PASSENGERS travelling in and out of Nigeria for the Christmas holidays aboard domestic carrier Medview Airlines have been left stranded for days at airports as the airline has been overwhelmed by demand and unable to cope with demand.



Buhari to host Lake Chad conference in bid to find ways to reverse its shrinking water levels

NIGERIA is to host an international conference aimed at saving the Lake Chad as part of a desperate attempt to reverse the growing shrinking of the waterhole which is facing a real threat of drying up.



Croatian coach says he already knows his starting 11 against Nigeria as Ejide eyes place in squad

CROATIA'S national team coach Zlatko Dalić has revealed that he has already selected the starting 11 he hopes to use in the World Cup opening game against Nigeria on June 16 just as former Super Eagles goalkeeper Austin Ejide says he is keen to make the squad.




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