Leicester City sign Nigerian teenage goalkeeper Chituru Odunze after successful two week trials

NIGERIAN teenage goalkeeper Chituru Odunze has been signed up by English Premier league side Leicester City after successfully completing a two week trial with the club ahead of the forthcoming season.

 

Odunze, 16, spent last season playing for Major League Soccer side, Vancouver Whitecaps and will now return to England where he started his career. Before joining Vancouver Whitecaps in January 2017, Odunze played for the youth teams of Chelsea, Cardiff City and West Ham in England.

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List of ministerial list appears to have been leaked without official authorisation

PRESIDENCY officials have indicated that the recently published list of ministerial appointees was an unapproved leak not sanctioned by President Muhammadu Buhari who had intended to name their portfolios during their inauguration.

 

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Nigerian Declaration of Economic Independence

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) It is a nice coincidence that President Buhari names the members of his cabinet and their portfolios on August 2 as on this same day in 1776, 55 men signed the US Declaration of Independence. Will we see 43 men and women sign a Nigerian Declaration of Economic Liberation today that will contain the following:

(2) All Nigerian states will become self-reliant by the year 2025. Generating as much as they spend at the very least

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Nigeria suffers a 67% fall in investment commitments during the first six months of this year

NIGERIA attracted a total of $15.5bn worth of domestic and foreign investment commitments during the first six months of 2019 according to a recent report by the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) .

 

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Ogun State women's groups write Governor Abiodun asking for 35% of appointments

WOMEN'S groups in Ogun State have written to Governor Dapo Abiodun asking him to ensure that at least 35 of all the commissioners he appoints into his cabinet are ladies as part of a programme to promote gender equality.

 

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Lagos airport taxi driver returns $2,400 left in the back of his vehicle by passenger

MURTALA Mohammed International Airport taxi driver Olayinka Adeniyi has returned a sum of $2,400 and an international passport left in his car by passenger Dele Ayeni who hired a cab to take him to Ikorodu.

 

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Ighalo says he may reconsider retiring from international football and return to Super Eagles fold

SUPER Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has indicated that he may rescind his recent decision to retire from international football following the hue and cry from fans over his quit the national team.

 

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PDP vows to fight tribunal ruling which nullifies election of candidate for having dual citizenship

NIGERIA'S main opposition the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned a recent elections petition which nullified the election of one of its lawmakers because he has UK citizenship and had sworn an allegiance to the queen of England.

 

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Every year the busy summer period passes Nigeria by with the nation earning little or nothing from tourism

By Ayo Akinfe 

(1) So we enter August, the height of the summer period when tourism is at its peak. Hundreds of countries make billions during this period but alas, does Nigeria make a dime?

(2) Do we even keep records of how many tourists visit Nigeria annually?

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Buhari says northern state governments are to blame for the failure of Almajiri education

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has blamed Nigeria's 19 northern state governments for the preponderance of the Almajiri education system that has paralysed schooling and led to 13m out-of-school-pupils roaming the streets.

 

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