Victor Moses unable to save Inter in Cup S/final

June 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Super Eagles striker, Victor Moses was unable to save Inter Man from disappointment as Inter Milan missed out on a place in the final of the Copa Italia at the weekend. Moses and his teammates were playing competitive football for the first since March and a victory against their opponents Napoli would have put them in the final against Read More

Rohr reveals one thing he won’t do as Super Eagles coach

June 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, has revealed that he will not go on his knees to invite foreign-born Nigerians to Super Eagles. Ohis Felix Uduokhai, Jordan Torunarigha, Hoffenheim’s Kevin Akpoguma, born to a German are all eligible to play for German and Nigerian but the German tactician insists he will not beg any dual-eligible players to play for Nigeria. “I Read More

UEFA releases nearly 70 million euros in payments to clubs

April 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

UEFA has released nearly 70 million euros ($75 million) of compensation payments to clubs ahead of schedule to help deal with the impact of soccer’s COVID-19 related stoppage. European soccer’s governing body pays clubs who have contributed players to national teams during the qualification process for the European Championships. The payment was due to be made after the completion of Read More

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Tokyo Olympics: FIBA congratulates D’Tigress over qualification

February 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Following their qualification for the Tokyo Olympics game , the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has congratulated Nigeria’s women  basketball team D’Tigress for their feat in picking the ticket in a tough group comprising USA, Serbia and Mozambique . D’Tigress’ qualification was confirmed after the United States trounced Mozambique 124 points to 39. Prior to the game between the United States Read More

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Suit challenging Gbajamila’s qualification fixed for Feb. 25

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A suit challenging the qualification of the Speaker, House of Representatives,  Femi Gbajamila,  to contest for election has been fixed for February 25 for hearing in FCT High Court, Jabi. The suit is also challenging his nomination as Speaker in the 9th Assembly. At the resumed hearing of the pending applications, the claimant’s Counsel, Obed Agu, informed the court that Read More

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Ancelotti targets Champions League with Everton

December 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Carlo Ancelotti has targeted Champions League qualification and winning trophies with Everton after taking over as manager at Goodison Park. The Italian has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Toffees to succeed Marco Silva, who was sacked on 6 December. “The goal is there to reach the Champions League or Europa League,” said 60-year-old Ancelotti. “Winning honours has to be the dream. Read More

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England to play Italy in March

December 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

England will play a friendly against Italy at Wembley in March as part of their preparations for Euro 2020. Italy are ranked 13th in the world, nine places below England, and finished qualification for the European Championships with a 100% record. The meeting on Friday 27 March will be the first of four friendlies for Gareth Southgate’s side ahead of Read More

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AIB releases preliminary reports on serious incidents involving Air Peace aircraft

November 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has released three preliminary findings on serious incidents involving B737-300s marked 5N-BUK and 5N-BQO and B737-500 marked 5N-BRN, operated by Air Peace Limited. In the report on the serious incident involving a Boeing aircraft marked 5N-BUK which occurred at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos on May 15, 2019, the initial Read More

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Burundi, Tanzania headline CAF’s World Cup qualifiers

September 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Burundi and Tanzania will headline the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualification (CAF) first-round matches. The two nations which participated in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Egypt are part of the 28 African teams which will play in the first round. The 14 winners on aggregate will advance to the second round of qualifiers. Tanzania assistant coach Read More

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Euro 2020: England to play qualifier with Kosovo at St Mary’s

May 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium has been confirmed as the venue for England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Kosovo in September, the Football Association said on Wednesday. It will be the first time England have played in Southampton since October 2002 when Sven-Goran Eriksson’s side were held to a 2-2 draw by Macedonia. Both the women’s senior team and men’s under-21 side Read More

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2020 Olympics qualifiers:Baseball invites 45 players for tryout

April 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Baseball and Softball Association (NBSA) has invited 45 players for a four-day tryout in Port-Harcourt. The tryout is toward the selection of players for national camping  ahead of qualification from Africa for Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Secretary of the association Kehinde Laniyan disclosed in Lagos on Tuesday that the tryout would hold from April 11 to April 14  in Read More

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Campaign Organisation faults nullification of Adeleke’s candidacy

April 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation said it received with bewilderment the judgement of a Bwari High Court on allegation of forgery against Senator Ademola Adeleke and his qualification to contest in the governorship election of Osun state. An FCT High Court had nullified the candidacy of Adeleke as the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party in the September 2018 Read More

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Dalung celebrates Super Falcons’ 2019 World Cup ticket

November 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has praised Nigeria’s Super Falcons for picking one of the two 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup tickets billed for France. The Super Falcons defeated the Lionesses of Cameroon 4-2 on penalties after the match ended goalless in extra time to also advance to the final of the Africa Women’s Cup of Read More

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NCF sets sight on more exploits, trains coaches, others

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Current leadership of the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) has again set out strategic moves to strengthen the path of success after the country’s National under-19 Men team doused all odds to win International Cricket Council U-19 world cup qualifierstaged in South Africa recently. After that feat, Nigeria’s long trek to the 2020 World Cup in that category got a huge Read More

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Uba denies forgery, assassination allegations

March 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Anambra South, Andy Uba yesterday denied allegations being peddled in some quarters that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate he obtained in 1974 is fake. This is just as he faulted the allegations credited to a former investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Victor Osita Uwajeh in the Read More

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Europa League: AC Milan face stiff Arsenal test

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

AC Milan’s superb recent run faces a stiff test against Arsenal in the Europa League last-16 first leg in Italy on Thursday amid a backdrop of murky finances which are threatening one of Italy’s most successful clubs. Former AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has turned around the fortunes of the struggling former European power on the pitch, with his side Read More

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D’Tigers coach Nwora sure of FIBA World Cup ticket

February 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

D’Tigers coach Alex Nwora is confident that Nigeria will qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China despite missing some of their key players for the qualifiers. Nigeria have been drawn alongside hosts Mali, Uganda and Rwanda for the FIBA qualifiers which will take place from 23 February to 25 February, 2018. Nwora admitted that the Nigerian Basketball Federation Read More

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Nigeria’s world cup friendlies plan excites Siasia

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Legendary Nigerian striker coach Samson Siasia is happy with the friendly matches lined up for the Super Eagles ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The Super Eagles will take on Poland, Serbia, DR Congo and England before the World Cup which is scheduled to be hosted by Russia. “It is a joyful thing for every Nigerian that we Read More

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Jigawa to recruit 1,300 teachers

January 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Muhammad Aliyu Dutse The Jigawa state government has concluded arrangements to recruit 1, 300 teachers in the first quarter of this year. Executive chairman, state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Salisu Zakar dropped the hint yesterday while reviewing the board’s achievements in their last fiscal year. Zakar said those to be recruited would include English, Mathematics and science Read More

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Kaduna: M.Sc degree holders vie for primary school jobs

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Masters of Science (M.Sc) degree holders are among the 43, 806 candidates being screened for the 25, 000 primary school teaching jobs by the Kaduna state government. Our correspondent report that two names of two applicants with masters’ degree on biochemistry and water resources were cited on the notice board at Rimi College, Kaduna. The examination to shortlist successful applicants Read More

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Teachers’ sack: El-Rufai appeals to Kaduna NASS members, receives 43, 806 applications

November 24, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has appealed to National Assembly members from the state to “help save future generations of the state from servitude by ensuring quality public education.” Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday during a regular consultative meeting with members of the National Assembly from the state, he informed the lawmakers that the state Read More

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Rohr: World Cup failure‘ll ruin my career

October 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Coach Gernot Rohr, who is currently the Technical Adviser of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, tutored the country’s senior National team that have already picked 2018 World Cup ticket. IKENNA OKONKWO spoke with the German-Franco Gaffer on his plans for the mundial, even as he awaits two-year contract extention. Road to Russia Just like everybody else, I told myself the qualification process Read More

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FIFA confirmes Gabonese Eric Castane as the centre referee

October 17, 2017 Editorial IV 0

FIFA has confirmed Gabonese Eric Castane as the centre referee while Aboubacar Doumbouya of Guinea and Burkina Faso’s Seydou Tiama will serve as his assistants. Nigeria moves up in latest FIFA ranking Stories By Lekan Olaseinde & Gbenga Jolaosho With qualification for 2018 World Cup already in the bag, the Super Eagles moved up three places from 44th to the Read More

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5 big ‘guns’ ruled out of 2018 W/Cup

October 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

    The ongoing final phase of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers has thrown up a lot of surprises and shocks. Some teams considered by many as underdogs have found their way to Russia, and some big guns would be absent because they just could not qualify. Whatever angle you view it from, Russia 2018 is going to be a Read More

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Azare: New dawn for NTI, –By Babangida Kakaki

October 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

There is an adage that it is not an offence when the accomplishments of someone is told and propagated. The appointment of Professor Garba Dahuwa Azare as Director General, National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna, is not only a blessing but a success story. Prior to his administration, the previous leadership of the only teacher-training institute in the country had put Read More