AFCON 2013

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EXCLUSIVE: Many more people killed in Nigeria despite unprecedented N1.48trillion arms spending

Nigeria has recorded more deaths from insurgency and violent crimes in the last four years…


8​ unforgettable beaches around Nigeria

While Nigeria is not particularly known for its coastlines, it is blessed with an abundance…

Stella Dorgu

Reps move to probe use of Hiace buses after Bayelsa auto crash deaths

The House of Representatives on Thursday mandated its Committee on Land Transport to investigate the…

Police detonated two bombs at Winners Chapel, Port Harcourt Road, Owerri.... Photo Credit: Onumara Onyekachi

UPDATED: Worshippers escape death in Owerri as police uncover deadly explosives in Church

The Police in Imo state have arrested six suspects over the discovery of two Improvised Explosive Devices in a church in Owerri, the state capital, the Commissioner  of Police, Abdumajid Ali,  and spokesperson for the command, Andrew Enwerem, have said. Mr. Enwerem, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, told PREMIUM TIMES…

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UCL: Manchester United, Barcelona draw home ties

The two matches ended 1-1. Manchester United and Barcelona settled for 1-1 home draws in their first leg UEFA Champions League quarter final matches on Tuesday night. Playing at Old Trafford, Bayern had to come from behind to force Manchester United to a 1-1 draw. David Moyes side thought that…


Power Talk: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Nigeria PIB Debate – Live #PowerTalksng

Live streaming debate by HBS on Wed, 12th March 2014 10am Tweets about "#PowerTalksNg"


Nigeria Supporters Club spent N87mn for AFCON 2013- President

The money was expended on over 237 members of the club. The Nigeria Football and Other Sports Supporters Club has disclosed that it spent over N87 million to attend the 2013 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament held in South Africa. President-General of the club, Rafiu Oladipo, said on Friday…

Godfrey Oboabona

We did not place 1 million Euro on Oboabona- Sunshine management

Oboabona was one of the revelations of the Nigerian squad at AFCON 2013 The management of Sunshine Football International Club on Thursday denied a media report that it had placed a 1 million Euro price tag on its African Nations cup winning defender, Godfrey Oboabona. The Chairman of the Ondo…

Super Eagles & Officials with AFCON trophy.

AfCON 2015 qualifiers: Nigeria could draw Cameroon, Egypt

AFCON 2015 games will hold in Morocco. Nigeria may be drawn with former African Champions, Cameroon and Egypt, for the qualifiers of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Morocco. The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has released the seeding for the draw for the qualifiers which expectedly sees…

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Can African Pope succeed Benedict XVI?

In a yet to be announced day in March, 117 cardinals from across the world will converge in the Vatican City to elect a new Pope. These 117 cardinals are members of the Catholic Church’s highest decision-making body known as the conclave. The conclave is presently made of 214 members;…

Super Eagles & Officials with AFCON trophy.

Six nations bid to host 2019 AFCON

A total of six countries are bidding to the host the 2019 African Nations Cup finals but the Confederation of African Football are refusing to name them. "We have had expression of interests but we have no yet began the process for the bidding candidates, so we cannot release any…

Super Eagles & Officials with AFCON trophy.

Why Nigeria is still ranked below Cote d’ Ivoire, Mali despite winning AFCON

Find out how FIFA ranks team through a simple arithmetic. (more…)

Super Eagles & Officials with AFCON trophy.

Jonathan doles out cash, land, national honours to Super Eagles

The Federal Government on Tuesday night opened the cash tap and doled out money in torrents to the victorious Super Eagles team to the just concluded African Cup of Nations championship in South Africa. A largely underrated Super Eagles had on Sunday night defeated Burkina Faso by a lone goal to become the African…

Sports Minister says Keshi remains Super Eagles’ Coach

Keshi’s had issues with the Nigeria Football Federation. (more…)

Super Eagles of Nigeria

Triumphant Super Eagles’ return to Nigeria – Live Updates

After winning the African cup of Nations in South Africa, the winning Super Eagles team arrive Nigeria today with the trophy. Premium Times brings you live updates of the Super Eagles reception in Nigeria. [liveblog]


Inside story of Coach Keshi’s resignation

The unexpected resignation of Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, was a deliberate plot to draw the attention of the presidency to the shoddy manner the Nigerian Football Federation is managing the affairs of the team and the lack of faith in Mr Keshi’s ability, Premium Times can report today. A source close to…

Stephen Okechukwu Keshi

Confusion trails Keshi’s “resignation”

The Nigerian Coach reportedly announced his resignation on a South African radio station. (more…)

Super Eagles of Nigeria

Mikel, Moses, Emenike, Pitroipa named in CAF Team of Tournament

Nigeria dominated the Confederation of African Football Team of the Tournament as five members of the all conquering Super Eagles team were Sunday night named in the list. The Nigerian players in the CAF XI are goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama; right back, Efe Ambrose; Chelsea duo of Mikel Obi and Victor…

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Super Eagles fans have plenty to look forward to

Nigeria's triumph at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in the perfect example of how a team can improve through a tournament with the confidence that wins bring. (more…)


All hail the Super Eagles! Nigeria wins third African nations cup

After 19 years, Nigeria's Super Eagles, on Sunday regained its leadership of African football, defeating Burkina Faso in a well-fought final of the African Nations Cup in South Africa. The Eagles stayed through with a first-half goal from midfielder, Sunday Mba, frustrating advances from the Stallions of Burkina Faso, and…

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Nigeria conquers Africa again in historic African Cup win

An underrated Nigerian team, the Super Eagles,  dominates Africa bringing the country something to cheer in the face of inept leadership, monumental corruption and widespread poverty ravaging the land The Super Eagles of Nigeria, Sunday night, inside the FNB Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, ended a 19-year wait to win…

Nigeria will play Mali in the first semifinal pairing on Wednesday

AfCON 2013: Mali defeat Ghana to win bronze

Mali defeated Ghana to win the bronze medal. (more…)

David Mark visit Super Eagles

Mark, Yuguda, Peter Obi, others visit Eagles training session

Nigeria will play against Burkina Faso on Sunday. (more…)

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AFCON final: PDP charges Super Eagles to make Nigeria proud

Nigeria will play against Burkina Faso on Sunday. (more…)

Stephen Okechukwu Keshi

I will wait till Sunday on Emenike, Moses- Keshi

The two Nigerian players sustained injuries in the semi final match. (more…)