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Nigeria premier league suspended after player dies

Nigeria’s football federation on Tuesday announced the indefinite suspension of the country’s premier league to ensure proper medical support is put in place following the death of a player during a match at the weekend. Nasarawa United defender Chineme Martins, 22, collapsed and died during Sunday’s league clash against Katsina United at the Lafia Township Read more

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Ogun: Why I didn’t sack civil servant employed by Amosun – Gov Abiodun

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun says the need to do what was right and in keeping with the covenant he made with his creator to serve the people diligently, made his administration not to disengage those employed at the twilight of the last administration. Prince Dapo Abiodun who stated this at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, when he Read more

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El-Classico: Real Madrid trash Barcelona, go top of table …We deserve the victory – Zidane

Real Madrid on Sunday night trashed fierce rival Barcelona in a recent most anticipated El Classico 2-0 after 19year old Vinicius Junior broke Lionel Messi ’s record by becoming the youngest player to score in El Clasico in the 21st century. The 19-year-old, in the second half, scored Real Madrid ’s first goal in the pulsating encounter at the Read more

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Amaju Pinnick’s chains of unblemished successes at football house – Chronicles of a rare character

Amaju Pinnick is a man of means, class and character. Talk of a man with rare characteristics, milk of human kindness, humility, good human relations, then Amaju Pinnick comes to mind. He stooped to conquer many years back and he has warmed himself into the hearts of many with his accommodating nature and love for Read more

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Manchester United’s Solskjaer compares Fernandes to Scholes, Veron

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Bruno Fernandes has lifted the mood at Old Trafford, comparing the January signing to a mix between former Manchester United players Paul Scholes and Juan Sebastian Veron. Fernandes arrived for an initial 55 million euros (£46 million) and, while that could rise to 80 million euros if a variety of targets Read more

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Jennifer Hudson to Perform Special Tribute to Kobe Bryant at 2020 NBA All-Star Game

NEW YORK, United States of America, February 13, 2020/ — Hudson’s Performance to Open the Night Prior to Player Introductions; Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled and Quavo to Join Chance The Rapper for NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show; Chaka Khan and Tenille Arts to Sing U.S. and Canadian National Anthems, Respectively; Queen Latifah to Sing with Chicago Youth in Read more

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NIKE unveils new 2020 kits for Nigerian national football teams

NIKE, American Sportswear giants, have unveiled new designed 2020 kits for Nigerian national football teams. NIKE’s Senior Director for Global Communications, Heidi Burnett, made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday. The kits which expectedly feature the traditional Nigerian green and white colours have made a huge impression with fans taking kindly to the snazzy and Read more