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Kanu Nwankwo eyes Arsenal return

December 27, 2018 Editor 0

Nwankwo Kanu could someday make a return to Arsenal as a Manager at the club as he reveals coaching is an option he is open to in the future. Kanu spent five seasons with the premier league club, where he won two league titles, including a PL and FA Cup double in 2002, and is certain a career in management is a possibility. “It might happen Read More

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Kanu recovers stolen N4m in Russia

June 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Former Super Eagles captain Kanu Nwankwo has recovered the N4m ($11,000) that was stolen from him at a Russian airport. Kanu who was robbed of the money on Monday, June 4 has confirmed the return of his stolen money. The Russian police brought in two suspects who were baggage handlers for questioning in relation to the stolen money. The robbery Read More

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Nwankwo Kanu ‘robbed of N4m’ at Russian airport

June 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Nwankwo Kanu, Nigeria football legend, has reportedly lost $11,000 (N4 million) cash kept inside his suitcase in Moscow, capital of Russia. The Nigerian star had arrived Moscow from London. Confirming the incident, Russian police said two loaders at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport were the primary suspects. Kanu reported the money missing when he reached Kaliningrad, where featured in a World Cup Read More

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Players get jersey numbers, FIFA integrity briefing

June 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

After the selection of 23-man Super Eagles squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sunday and the final list forwarded to FIFA against the June 4 deadline, the players have been assigned squad numbers. The captain, John Mikel Obi, picked the No.10 jersey, made famous by Pele and Diego Maradona and famously sported by Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha for Read More

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Ekweremadu creates overseas opportunity for 4 players

February 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja The just concluded 2018 Ikeoha Youth Sports Championship sponsored by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has created opportunities for four Nigerian youths to further their football career abroad. The two-week long sports events which held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, saw Local Government Areas that constitute Ekweremadu’s Senatorial district competing for honours in football and basketball events. Speaking Read More

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The remarkable feat of George Weah, By Dan Agbese

January 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Remarkable. Th at about sums up the incredible feat of the newly elected Liberian president, George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah. Bedecked, not burdened, with six names, he is sure to stand out among African and world leaders. Let me begin this by offering you the obvious information about him. Weah is a former professional footballer. It bears repeating that Read More

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Thierry Henry is crowned Igwe in Lagos

December 17, 2017 Blueprint 0

  Arsenal and France football legend, Thierry Henry has been crowned as the Igwe 1 of football at a ceremony in Lagos. The Frenchman who was brought to Lagos by a beverage company for a promotional campaign for its product, arrived Murtala Mohammed airport to a rousing welcome by football fans dorning Arsenal jersies, the club at which Henry made Read More

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Azman airline backs IDP’s match

December 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Azman Air Services Limited has thrown its weight behind the forthcoming charity match between African legends and Kano Pillars football club for Internally Displaced persons in the country. The company’s managing director, Alhaji Faidal Abdulmunaf said in Kano that the organisation was happy to be associated with such project aimed to create awareness on the plight of the IDPs. ” Read More

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S/East pre-season tourney begins Dec. 3

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

A pre-season tournament for most NPFL clubs in the South East of the country will staged at FC Ifeanyiubah Stadium in Nnewi on December 3. Enugu Rangers, Abia Warriors, Heartland, Akwa United, FC Inter of Enugu and Cynosure of Port Harcourt will feature in the competition, which will end on December 8. Chairman of Abia Warriors, Emeka Inyama, who is Read More

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Nwankwo Kanu, wife of the Governor of Kebbi and founder, Medicaid Cancer Foundation, Dr. Zainab Bagudu during a Cancer Awareness Walk

October 23, 2017 Blueprint 0

From left: Former Super eagles Captain, Nwankwo Kanu, wife of the Governor of Kebbi and founder, Medicaid Cancer Foundation, Dr. Zainab Bagudu, wife of the Governor of Niger, Dr Amina Bello, wife of the Governor of Kaduna state, Hajia Hadiza El-Rufai, and others, during a Cancer Awareness Walk organized by Medicaid Cancer Foundation in Abuja, on Saturday Photo: Albert Otu Read More

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Kanu 5-A-Side football tournament begins in Owerri

August 1, 2017 Blueprint 0

Legendary Ex-Super Eagles skipper, Nwankwo Kanu, has disclosed that his selfsponsored week-long fi ve-aside football tournament for tertiary institutions in Imo State will begins in Owerri from today to August 6, 2017. Th e tournament, under the aegis of the Kanu Sports Center Owerri, the former Arsenal forward and UNICEF Ambassador hinted it is in furtherance of his giving back Read More

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Kanu to grace FIFA U-17 World Cup draw

July 7, 2017 Blueprint 4

  Nigeria and Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu will attend the offi cial draw ceremony of the 2017 Fifa U17 World Cup draw. Th e 40-year-old who led Nigeria U17 team to the title in 1993 will be joined by Argentina’s Esteban Cambiasso with Indian sporting icons Sunil Chhetri and PV Sindhu. “Th e Fifa U-17 World Cup 1993 really spurred Read More

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Quit notice: Why Arewa youth leaders can’t be arrested – VON DG

June 26, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Raphael Ede, Enugu and Agboola Bayo, Ibadan Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, has defended the non-arrest of the Arewa youth who issued quit notice to the Igbo to leave the 19 states of the North, saying the non-arrest of Yerima Shetimma and other leaders of the Arewa youth coalition was “strategic.” “Arrest and detention Read More

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Of Nigerian players and Champions League

May 30, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Champions League is the most prestigious football competition in the world. In the competition, the best footballers on the planet have a golden opportunity to showcase their talents. Chidi Nwanu, former Super Eagles player, was the first Nigerian footballer to appear on the biggest European stage for Anderlecht. Kanu Nwankwo, Nigeria’s most decorated footballer, also featured in the league. Read More

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Sheriff’s group takes over Imo PDP office

August 10, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Chidiebere Iwuoha Owerri A faction in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Imo state chapter loyal to factional chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, yesterday took absolute control of the party secretariat until 7PM. The group, backed by party strongman, Chief Hope Uzodinma, has as its chairman, secretary and publicity secretary, Chief Nnamdi Anyaehie, Sir George Egu and Chief Enyinna Onuegbu, respectively, Read More

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The Ebeano matriarch: Tribute to late Mrs Nnamani

December 2, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Josiah Emezie Nnamani II O!! that in the Grave you would conceal me, that you would hide me until your anger passes by, that you would set a time limit for me and remember me! If a man dies, can he live again? , I will wait all the days of my compulsory service Until my relief comes, you Read More

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Fuel scarcity hits hard in Enugu, now over N170 per litre

November 23, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu Residents of Enugu and its environs are now groaning over excruciating scarcity of petroleum products, especially petrol. More worrisome is that whereas the products are hard to come by because most filling stations do not have stock, the few ones that have supplies sell at exorbitant prices. Checks showed that while some petrol stations sell at Read More

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NFF disappointed over visa hitch for Belgium friendlies

October 7, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Gbenga Jolaosho, Abuja The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have expressed disappointment over in ability of  officials and six players from the domestic league to secure entry visas to Belgium ahead of tomorrow’s friendly against DR Congo. Nigeria is also scheduled to play another friendly against Cameroon also in Belgium on Sunday. NFF technical committee chairman Felix Anyansi-Agwu slammed the Read More

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Sunday Oliseh appointed as Super Eagles coach

July 15, 2015 Blueprint 0

Nigeria have appointed former Super Eagles midfielder and captain Sunday Oliseh as their new coach. The 40-year-old has signed a three-year deal and succeeds Stephen Keshi, who was sacked at the start of July. “We have the talent to change our fortunes, to regain the respect we once had and match that with results,” Oliseh told BBC Sport. “This is Read More

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Oliseh in talks to be Eagles coach

July 8, 2015 Blueprint 0

Sunday Oliseh is in advanced talks with the Nigerian Football Federation over becoming the new Super Eagles coach. The 40-year-old former midfielder, who captained Nigeria and won 63 caps, is set to be appointed in the coming days. The NFF have acted quickly to fill the vacancy following the sacking of Stephen Keshi on Saturday. Oliseh was part of the Read More

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2015: Rochas will pack out from Douglas House if…. — Onuoha

October 13, 2014 Blueprint 0

Prince Dr. Charles Onuoha was two time commissioner in the Ministries of Special Duties and Housing in the administration of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state before he resigned to pursue his governorship dream on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC). He later dumped the party to pitch tent with the People’s Democratic Party  (PDP) after discovering that his Read More

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FIFA rejects honour for Yobo’s 100th cap

June 30, 2014 Blueprint 0

World football governing body, FIFA, has turned down a request by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to honour Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo on his 100 cap–day against France in Brasilia. Should he be picked for the match by head coach Stephen Keshi, it would be Yobo’s one 100th senior cap for Nigeria, since he featured against Zambia in Chingola Read More

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‘Eagles’ll eclipse Bosnia’

June 20, 2014 Blueprint 0

NFF president, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, made a morale-boosting visit to the Super Eagles’ Campinas camp on Wednesday afternoon to assure the team that the federation is solidly behind them and that he was sure that the team would make it to the next round of the championship. He was accompanied on the visit by chairman, technical committee, Barr. Chris Green, Read More

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The media campaign against Keshi

April 7, 2014 Blueprint 0

It is now public knowledge that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) issued my brother Mr. Stephen Keshi a query, because ‘’somebody’ in the federation leaked the query and the letter approving his leave to the media. The purpose is to demonize him and possibly, convince the general public that “he is uncontrollable’’, disrespectful and that their action is patriotic. Some Read More

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Fashanu plans sports academy for Nigeria

March 6, 2014 Blueprint 0

Former striker of Wimbledon of England, John Fashanu, has concluded plans to set up the first-ever Inter Sports Academy, tagged GoodLuck, Fashanu Sports Academy International, in Nigeria. Fashanu told news men in Abuja that preparation is in top gear for the commencement of the construction of the academy which would be located in the Apo area of the Federal Capital Read More