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IAAF struggles to get back $135,000 mistakenly transferred to Nigerian Athletics Federation

16 May 2019 The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has given the Nigerian Athletics Federation (AFN) a two-week deadline to bring back $135,000 which was mistakenly sent to its account two years ago. The athletics governing body has warned the AFN of possible sanctions, including disqualification from major tournaments if the money is not returned during the outlined period …

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Samuel Chukwueze: Villarreal’s Nigerian diamond

26 April 2019 Since their Under-17 World Cup triumph in 2015, Nigerian supporters have maintained a keen interest in the development of their latest crop of talented footballers. Almost four years on, no-one is shining more brightly than Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze. His dribbling ability and tendency to shoot from range have brought about comparisons with Arjen Robben, and reports have him …

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Controversy over Christian Chukwu’s mystery illness

8 April 2019 Legendary former Nigeria skipper and former coach Christian Chukwu has reportedly been ill for some time and his unknown ailment prompted a benefactor of his former club, Enugu Rangers, to launch a Gofundme effort “hoping to raise about $50,000 to cover Christian Chukwu’s round trip flight from Nigeria and all the medical expenses” in the United States. …

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Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State is the most useless governor in Nigeria – Kadaria Ahmed

7 April 2019 Broadcaster Kadaria Ahmed, responding to the incessant killings in Zamfara State, has blasted the current governor, Abdulaziz Yari, for the failure to curtail the violence. In the meantime, President Muhammadu Buhari is swanning around Amman, Jordan on a World Economic Forum summit on the Middle East and North Africa. He probably didn’t get the memo that Nigeria …

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Sunday Oliseh reminisces with team-mates about Nigeria’s Super Eagles, African champions in 1994

6 April 2019 Former Nigeria skipper and coach Sunday Oliseh gave an emotional, moving and funny speech as he and former team-mates from the Africa Cup of Nations winning Super Eagles lined up to collect Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) “legend” awards to commemorate 25 years of the country’s winning of the trophy in 1994. While recognising the world class talent …

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Real Madrid hands out diplomas to 11 Nigerian coaches

30 March 2019 Diplomas awarded to teachers in charge of the first training course in Nigeria The school will be opened in May in collaboration with the Rivers State government. The managing director of the Real Madrid Foundation, Julio González, handed out diplomas to the 11 coaches in Nigeria who came to Madrid to receive training. These coaches learned about the Real Madrid Foundation’s work methodology …

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Victor Moses joins Turkish club Fenerbache on loan

26 January 2019 Nigeria and Chelsea winger, Victor Moses has joined Turkish giants Fenerbache on loan until the end of the 2019/20 season. Moses, who joined the Blues from Wigan Athletic in 2012, was a key member of the Chelsea team which lifted the Premier League in 2017 and FA Cup in 2018, operating primarily as a right wing-back in …

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