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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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Football icon Cristiano Ronaldo becomes highest followed celebrity on Instagram

Football icon and Portuguese international, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, has become the highest followed celebrity on Instagram. The 34-year-old soccer player took to his Instagram handle on Thursday, @Christiano, to share a post alongside a short video. He captioned. “Wow 200 million!!! Thank you to each and every one of you for sharing this Read more