Principal Cup zonal qualifiers: Ruth to represent Kaduna in table tennis

March 17, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

As the Northwest Zonal qualifiers of the Principal Cup kicks off, Sadique Abubakar Abdulsalam of Ansar-ud-Deen College and Ruth Ayo of Faith Academy qualified to represent Kaduna state. Sadique defeated Mustapha Mukhtar of Government Secondary School Doka, while Ruth Ayo defeated Danielle Ashilere also of Faith Academy in the Kaduna state table tennis final of the Principal’s Cup. Christ Comprehensive Read More

You can become Nigeria’s Ronaldo – Olanlege charges Ekiti kids

March 17, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

The Chairman of Ekiti State Football Association, Bayo Olanlege, has challenged the kids in Ekiti state to become the next Cristiano Ronaldo. Olanlege, in a special message to the young footballers participating in the inaugural edition of Oba Ademola Ajakaiye Memorial U-13 football competition, reminded them of the epic rise of the 5- time Balon D’or winner to stardom. “Did Read More

NAF celebrates Izuchukwu, winner of National Science Competitive Exam

March 17, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Master Edeani Izuchukwu, a student of Air Force Comprehensive School (AFCS) Agbani, Enugu state has won the “774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award,” after he emerged winner of the just concluded National Science Competitive Examination . Director of Public Relations and Information  Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward  Gabkwet who stated this in a statement Tuesday, said Izuchukwu was also Read More

Emanuella wins Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award

March 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian young comedy star, Emanuella Samuel, has bagged an award in the Favourite African Social Media Star category at the just concluded Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice awards. The 10-year-old was nominated alongside Nigerian comedy group, Ikorodu Bois, South African Magician, Wian Van Den Berg; Ugandan Youth Dance Group, Ghetto Kids, Kenyan social media sensation, Elsa Majimbo, and South African media personality, Read More

Onuobia wins inaugural SprinNG Women Authors prize

January 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The 2020 SprinNG Women Authors Prize has been awarded to Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia for her debut novel, “The Son of the House.”The award, an initiative of literary organization SprinNG, invests up to N200 thousand in purchasing, distributing, and marketing of a winning book. She was announced winner from a shortlist that included Azizah Idris M’s “A Sackful of Wishes” and Olaoluwa Read More

Isa Mohammed: A pillar of unity and faith, peace and progress

January 11, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

As a fresher at the University of Abuja back in 1994, the university campus tagged ‘Mini Campus’, really felt like a glorified secondary school – and half the country referred to the university as such. It was a start up campus and it mostly had small structures in similarly small clusters, dotting the Gwagwalada temporary site. The classrooms had a Read More

Egyptian rivals meet to decide Africa’s top club prize

November 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Africa’s oldest footballing rivalry has an elevated prize on offer on Friday when Egypt’s Al Ahly meet their arch rivals Zamalek in the African Champions League final in Cairo. Bitter adversaries for more than a century, Friday’s clash for the top club trophy on the continent is the 239th meeting between the two teams, each of whom can count their Read More

Ekiti FA Cadet teams hit Jos Chillin Football competition

November 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The U-13 and U-15 teams of the Ekiti State Football Association have received invitations to take part in the U-13 and U-15 category of this year’s edition of the Jos Chillin’ Football Competition. In a letter dated 16th November 2020 sent to the Chairman, Ekiti State Football Association, Mr. Bayo Olanlege, the host, MEES PALACE FOOTBALL ACADEMY, Jos, disclosed that the invitation Read More

WAFU: Benin replaces Togo as hosts

November 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Benin Republic has replaced fellow West Africans Togo as hosts of the WAFU U-20 and U-17 tournament.The media officer of Nigeria’s U20 men’s team Andrew Randa confirmed on Tuesday. The competition will now hold from 5-20 December after being moved from its original 18 November to 2 December date.Meanwhile, the WAFU B U17 will now hold from to 5-20, Read More

Gawuna charges NFF on Continental representatives

November 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kano state deputy governor Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna has urged Nigeria Football Federation to support the country representatives in the CAF competition for 2020/21 seasons.  Kano Pillars Fc and  Plateau United Fc will represent the country in the prestigious CAF Champons league while Enyimba International Fc and Rivers United Fc will fly the flag of the country in the Confederation Read More

Australian swimmer Jack has doping ban cut to two years

November 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Australian swimmer Shayna Jack, a member of the world record-breaking 4x100m freestyle relay team, on Monday had her doping ban reduced to two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Jack was banned by Swimming Australia for four years after testing positive for the muscle growth agent ligandrol in an out-of-competition test in June 2019.She claimed it entered her Read More

Covid case sends Norway squad into quarantine before Austria game

November 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Norway will be without Erling Braut Haaland and Martin Odegaard for Wednesday’s Nations League finale in Austria as the squad was ordered to quarantine after a team-mate tested positive for Covid-19. UEFA cancelled Norway’s match in Romania at the weekend after Norwegian authorities banned the squad from travelling to Bucharest following a positive test returned by full-back Omar Elabdellaoui.As a result Read More

NFF: Agents, coaches who engage in sharp practices will be prosecuted

November 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 The Nigeria Football Federation has issued a strong warning against sharp practices by player-managers, football agents, coaches and even parents of football players, saying the Federation would go as far as prosecuting those who are found culpable. NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, disclosed on Monday that the Federation has been inundated with tales of some sleazy practices by some persons Read More

WAFU: Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire to fight another day

November 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The WAFU B Zonal qualifiers which will feature the Flying Eagles of Nigeria and six other West African countries billed for Lome, Togo, has been shifted to a later date due to coronavirus. The Togolese Football Federation  (FTF) confirmed the postponement of the tournament in a communique published on their Twitter handle on Thursday eveningThe WAFU B Zonal qualifiers which will be Read More

Ekiti FA launches website

November 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Ekiti State Football Association has scored another major point in its unflinching quest to develop football in the state, as it launched its official football portal, Sunday, November, 1st, 2020. The official website domain which is www.ekitifootball.org, is expected to be a channel for the public to get relevant information including news releases, competition schedules, and related news from the State Read More

UEFA rules out games in Armenia, Azerbaijan

October 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

UEFA club and national team competitions will not take place in Armenia and Azerbaijan until further notice because of the continuing military conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, UEFA’s Executive Committee has decided,Fighting has flared to its worst level since the 1990s with hundreds killed. “After having carefully monitored the evolution of the situation which broke out late September — which Read More

3 kids win DKLPI for story-telling

October 14, 2020 Donald Iorchir 0

The Dayo Keshi Literacy Prize for children storytelling initiative has awarded prizes to the top three winners in the maiden edition of storytelling competition held in Abuja. Coordinator of the initiative, Mrs. Dayo Keshi, who is also president of AfriGrowth Foundation, presented the prizes to the three winners of the competition;  Ifeanyichukwu Alum from Rosa Mystic Academy, Elijah Dayisi from Local Read More

Nigeria needs $40bn to connect rail across country- Amaechi

October 4, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

  The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi  Chibuike Amaechi  has said the country needs about 36 to 40billion dollars to connect the whole country through the State capital with rail.  Amaechi, who disclosed this in Abuja of Friday in an interview said they are doing so much with little,  so that what happened in other countries won’t happen here because Read More

Aston Villa sign Chelsea’s Barkley on loan

September 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Aston Villa have announced the signing of midfielder Ross Barkley on a season-long loan from Chelsea.The 26-year-old had made three appearances for Frank Lampard’s side this season, scoring once. Villa manager Dean Smith said: “Capturing a player of Ross’s quality is a real coup for our club and I am certain he will thrive here and improve our team.”The England Read More

Man Utd agree Pereira loan deal with Lazio

September 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Manchester United have agreed a deal in principle to let midfielder Andreas Pereira join Lazio on a season-long loan.The 24-year-old has been with United since 2014. However, in that time he had loan spells in La Liga with Granada and Valencia.He has rarely looked like becoming a first choice at Old Trafford until last season, when he made 40 appearances Read More

2022 BMW M8 CSL

September 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nope, it won’t have a mid-engine layout.Last week, we reported on a batch of spy photos that threw us for a loop – a partially camouflaged BMW 8 Series (gallery below). It had a few odd features that hinted at a mid-engine setup, but new details suggest it was a test mule for a new hybrid power train. The news comes Read More

Updated: Chelsea agree deal for Rennes for keeper Mendy

September 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chelsea have agreed a deal with Rennes to sign goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. The Senegalese international, 28, is wanted by manager Frank Lampard to increase competition with club record £71m signing Kepa Arrizabalaga. Kepa was at fault for Liverpool’s second goal in the 2-0 Premier League defeat on Sunday, which was described as “a clear mistake” by Lampard. The Spanish international was also dropped last Read More

Kaduna International Marathon: 50,000 runners contest for $10,000

September 20, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

   The maiden Kaduna International Marathon 2020 billed for November 21, 2020 will see 50,000 runners compete for a $10,000 overall prize and N3 million prize for local winners with 10 elite athletes expected from across the world. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state told a world press briefing in Kaduna at the weekend that the 21km half marathon race, Read More

6 Weightlifters to represent Nigeria in Kenya

September 7, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) technical director, Christopher Nwadei has revealed that six weightlifters will represent the country in Kenya for Tokyo Olympics qualifier . The qualification exercise is slated for Dec 5-11 with the country planning to feature in the African Junior and Youths Wrestling Championships.The lifters are set to be called to camp in November to start preparations for Read More

Mahrez, Laporte test positive for Covid-19

September 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Manchester City players Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for coronavirus just days before the start of the new Premier League season, the club announced on Monday.City said in a statement that French defender Laporte and Algerian international forward Mahrez were self-isolating in accordance with Premier League and government rules. “Neither is displaying symptoms of the virus,” the Read More