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Nigeria Basketball League: Teams for final eight play-offs emerge

In the Atlantic Conference, Lagos Islanders, Union Bank of Lagos, Dodan Warriors of Lagos and Oluyole Warriors qualified for the play-off. (more…)

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Plateau United places players, officials on half salary

The club’s General Manager said the decision became necessary because of United's “dwindling fortunes in the Nigerian National League, NNL''. (more…)

Super Eagles of Nigeria

A Note of Warning to Wives and all Women as World Cup Begins, By Adegbenro Adebanjo

The World Cup starts in Brazil on June 12. And millions of people round the globe, especially men who follow the round leather game with dizzying and at times irrational passion, will be glued to their television sets as they watch and monitor the proceedings of the world’s most exciting…

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Brazil 2014: Injury forces Nigeria’s Echiejile out, Uzoenyi recalled

The Monaco of France left full back suffered an injury in the first half of Nigeria’s friendly match against Greece. (more…)

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Nigeria’s Falcons maul Rwanda 8-0, qualify for Africa Women’s Championships

The Falcons have an astonishing 12-1 aggregate scoreline against their Rwanda counterparts. (more…)

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Brazil 2014: 800 Nigeria Supporters Club members to cheer Super Eagles – Chairman

Super Eagles and the supporters club stopped using juju since 1990. (more…)

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Brazil 2014: Historic crowd expected for Nigeria, U.S. friendly

The match will be the largest soccer event in the city’s history. (more…)

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Brazil 2014: Profiling Nigeria’s three goalkeepers

Enyeama will lead the goalkeepers for the Brazil run. (more…)

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Brazil 2014: Nigerians appeal for stable power supply

Fans of the World Cup renew their satellite TV subscription, buy generating sets. (more…)

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Kwankwaso splashes 28 cars, cash gifts on Kano Pillars

Athletes from other sports were also rewarded. (more…)

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Warri Wolves claims Chigozie Agbim’s economic rights

Club says player was “cleared” after transfer to Rangers. (more…)

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Brazil 2014: Yobo, Onazi ask teammates to be focused

“When we come to the tournament proper, they will see the real Nigerian national team.” As the kickoff to the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup draws nearer, Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, and midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, have asked their national team mates to stay focused for the challenge that lies…

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Brazil 2014: Funding not Nigeria’s problem – NFF

NFF spokesperson called out Globacaom for failing to pay its 2013 sponsorship fees. The Nigeria Football Federation has said funding will not be a problem for the Super Eagles at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja on Thursday, the federation’s spokesperson, Demola…

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Brazil 2014: Minister assures Nigerians of visa availability

“I can assure you that every legitimate Nigerian that intends to go to Brazil should be able to get the visa.” The Minister of Sports, Tammy Danagogo, on Thursday assured that Nigerians seeking entry visa into Brazil for the 2014 World Cup would get it before the commencement of the…

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Match-fixing allegation against Nigeria is propaganda – Omidiran

The former sports administrator said she believed Nigeria would progress beyond the group stage of Brazil 2014. The Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Sports, Ayo Omidiran, Thursday, called the match fixing allegations against Nigeria “propaganda by opponents to cause distractions during the World Cup in Brazil.” Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES…

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FIFA Ranking: Algeria emerges Africa’s best team to World Cup

Nigeria retains its 44th position in the World The highest ranked African team going to the Brazil 2014 World Cup will be Algeria as the Desert Foxes moved up two places to the 22nd spot on the latest FIFA rankings released Thursday by the world football governing body. Nigeria’s Super…

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Ayo Bakare steps down as Nigeria Basketball Federation Technical Director

Ayo Bakare resigned after four months as the Head Coach of the D’Tigers. At a media parley in Lagos on Wednesday , former head coach of the Nigerian national team and technical director the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Ayodele Bakare, announced his resignation from his position as technical director of the…

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Establishment of LMC my greatest achievement, says ex-sports minister

Abdullahi says he met a poor league prior to restricting the NPFL. The immediate past Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, said on Wednesday that the establishment of the League Management Company, LMC, was one of his greatest achievements. Mr. Abdullahi, who said this in Abuja in an interview with journalists,…

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Nigerian League: El-Kanemi, Abia Warriors, Kano Pillars win big

Abia Warriors defeated Akwa United 4-1; while Kano Pillars also defeated Sharks 4-1. The Week 19 matches of the Nigerian Premier League saw big victories for El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri, Kano Pillars, and Abia Warriors. El-Kanemi defeated Kaduna United 4-0 with the first goal scored by Abdullahi Suleiman, which was…

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Brazil 2014: Don’t judge Nigeria by Scotland, Greece friendlies — NFA scribe

“We’re not going to Brazil to look at the beaches. We are going there for a very serious business.” (more…)

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Brazil 2014: I will give my all – Osaze

“Luckily, I have been picked to go and do battle for the nation in Brazil and I can assure you that I will give my all to the team. (more…)

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Brazil 2014: Nigeria’s Super Eagles fire blank against Greece

Echiejile suffered an injury in the first half. (more…)