3SC vs Kano Pillars: Abayomi is our player – Alhaji Surajo

September 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The management of Nigeria Professional Football League side, Kano Pillars FC have denied the report making rounds in the media that they have took away Shooting Stars FC player, Ayobami Junior illegally. 3SC Football club have recently claimed that Kano Pillars FC had snatched their captain, without following due process. According to the chairman of the club, Alhaji Surajo Shuaibu Read More

Aubameyang to sign new 3-year Arsenal contract

September 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to sign a new three-year deal at Arsenal ‘imminently’.The Gunners captain, who has less than a year left on his contract, scored twice in the final as Mikel Arteta’s side won a 14th FA Cup last season. The Athletic claim Aubameyang will be able to become the club’s highest earner on his new deal, surpassing Mesut Ozil’s Read More

Ramsey signs record $105m deal with Rams

September 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Los Angeles Rams are signing cornerback Jalen Ramsey to a reported five-year, $105 million extension, making him the first defensive back in NFL history to sign a nine-figure deal. The agreement includes $71.2 million at signing, the largest guarantee ever for a defensive back, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday morning.The Rams confirmed there was an agreement, but not Read More

Rakitic leaves Barcelona to rejoin Sevilla

September 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic has rejoined Europa League holders Sevilla on a four-year contract from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee, the Liga team said on Tuesday. Rakitic enjoyed a trophy-laden six-year spell at Camp Nou during which Barca won four league titles, four Copa del Rey trophies, the Champions League and Club World Cup.Spanish media reported the 32-year-old, who had Read More

Thiago Silva strikes Chelsea deal, set to dump PSG

August 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Thiago Silva will reportedly become a Chelsea player in the coming days after accepting an offer from the Blues. The Brazilian played his final match for Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday’s Champions League final, after Thomas Tuchel’s side decided against renewing his contract at Parc des Princes. Silva, 35, has had no shortage of potential suitors – despite turning 36 next month. Read More

Arsenal, Everton keen on Dennis signature

August 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian international Emmanuel Dennis who has risen to prominence over the past three seasons with Club Brugge, for whom he scored two goals in the Champions League in 2019-20, as well as five times in the Belgian top-flight is attracting interest from Arsenal, according to a report. Capable of playing anywhere across the attack, Dennis has now emerged as a Read More

Hart completes Tottenham move

August 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Tottenham have completed the signing of goalkeeper Joe Hart on a contract until 2022.Hart successfully underwent a medical on Monday and will compete with Paulo Gazzaniga for Hugo Lloris’ No 1 spot in Jose Mourinho’s squad next season. The 33-year-old became a free agent after his contract came to an end at Burnley at the end of last season, in Read More

Babachir Lawal: Ranting of a kleptomania

August 17, 2020 Danjuma Musa 0

“To disregard what the world thinks of us is not only arrogant, but utterly shameless” -Cicero                           In saner countries, Babachir David -Lawal, the sacked Secretary to Government of the Federation(SGF), on a 10-count charge trial bordering on fraud, diversion of funds and criminal conspiracy of over N500 million, would have retired Read More

FG gives CCECC January 2021 ultimatum to complete Lagos-Ibadan railway projects

August 16, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Federal Government through the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has  issued a five month ultimatum to the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, handling the ongoing extension of the Lagos-Ibadan railway projects extension to ensure the completion of the project by January 1, 2021. The Minister gave the directive at the New Apapa Dockyard station at the weekend following Read More

Revealed! When Ozil ‘ll exit Arsenal

August 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has said he will stay with the North London club “through to the last day” of his contract in June 2021. Ozil, 31, has not played since the Premier League resumed in June, with manager Mikel Arteta citing “pure football reasons”. But the 2014 FIFA World Cup winner dismissed reports the club were looking to pay up Read More

Osimhen is Super Eagles future – Amuneke

August 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Coach Emmanuel Amuneke has crowned Victor Osimhen the big future of the Super Eagles after the striker completed his much-awaited transfer to Napoli. Osimhen joined Napoli on a five-year contract with an option for another year on what is now believed to be more than 81 million Euros. Amuneke lined up Osimhen at the 2015 U17 FIFA World Cup in Read More

Ighalo ‘proud’ of Man Utd’s 3rd place finish

July 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Odion Ighalo has expressed his delight with his Premier League club Manchester United following their performances in the 2019-20 season. The former Super Eagles striker joined the Red Devils on loan in January on transfer deadline day from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.  The forward immediately hit the ground running, scoring four goals in his opening seven games to become the toast of the club’s Read More

Transfer: Conte dismisses Messi rumours

July 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte has denied suggestions that his team could sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona this summer. There are several reports that the Nerazzurri will look to pull off a deal for the Argentine when his contract at Camp Nou expires. Conte however branded it as a rumour insisting it would be impossible for the Serie A club Read More

Club Brugge still lead chase for Osayi- Samuel

July 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Belgian Pro League champions Club Brugge are still leading the chase for Queens Park Rangers winger Bright Osayi-Samuel Club Brugge according to reports are the only club to agree a fee with QPR for the talented winger.English clubs Burnley and West Bromwich Albion are also keen on landing Osayi-Samuel.Club Brugge agreed on a fee for the Nigerian-born player last week Read More

Indiscipline cut short Sunday Mba’s career – Amokachi

July 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Super Eagles assistant coach Daniel Amokachi says indiscipline and a failed move to French Ligue 1 club Girondis Bordeaux affected Sunday Mba’s career.Mba shone at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, where he scored two goals, including match-winner against the Stallions of Burkina Faso, which helped the Super Eagles clinch the the trophy for the third time in their Read More

Check female players contracts going abroad – Chiejine tells NFF

July 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Super Falcons former goalkeeper and assistant coach, Ann Chiejine has called on the Nigeria Football Federation NFF to be more involved in contract agreements many Nigerian female footballers now sign with club sides abroad, especially in Europe and Asia. Chiejine, who has featured for the national team at three different FIFA Women’s World Cup finals, said on Monday in Abu­ja Read More

Niger awards N403m Minna–Chanchaga dual carriage road

July 12, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

Work has commenced on the reconstruction of the Minna City Gate – Chanchaga dual carriage road, a portion of the Minna – Suleja road which has over the years become nightmare to residents and commuters. The contract was awarded at the sum of N403 million. Inspecting the mobilisation of heavy equipment to site at the weekend by the firm handling Read More

Suspended NSITF mgt: Ngige, NASS approved all our trainings, contracts

July 6, 2020 Moses John 0

The suspended management of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) on Sunday said, contrary to allegations of misappropriation of funds, all trainings, contracts and rehabilitations carried out received the approvals of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, and the National Assembly. The management also denied the allegation of contract splitting made by Dr Ngige.  “There was no Read More

Sokoto awards N6.6bn teaching hospital project

July 2, 2020 Sidi A Umar 0

Sokoto state government has awarded a contract for the construction of the State University Teaching Hospital at the cost of N6.6 billion. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Ali Inname, disclosed this while briefing newsmen shortly after the state executive council meeting held at the council chamber in Sokoto. The commissioner said the decision was in line with current administration’s Read More

Updated: Saka signs new long-term contract at Arsenal

July 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka has signed a new long-term contract, securing his future with the London club. Arsenal made the announcement on their official website on Wednesday. Commenting about his contract extension Saka tweeted: “London is my home. Arsenal my team. I’m so happy to finally announce my contract extension I love playing for this club and I’m looking forward to Read More

Fire Rohr if he fails – Mabo

June 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Super Falcons handler, Ismaila Mabo has charged Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to fire Super Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr if he fails to win Cameroon 2021 AFCON and qualify Nigeria for Qatar 2022 World Cup.  Mabo who led the Super Falcons to the 1999 Women World Cup, told Nigerian Pilot Sports that considering the huge amount of money being paid Read More

Updated: Luiz agrees Arsenal contract extension

June 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Arsenal defender David Luiz has agreed a new one-year contract with the club. Defenders Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares will also join the Gunners permanently at the end of their loan deals, from Flamengo and Southampton respectively. Meanwhile, midfielder Dani Ceballos has extended his loan deal from Real Madrid until the end of this season. “I am really happy that Read More