Rohr Set To Start Ebuehi, Nwakaeme, Others

Match-starved ADO Den Haag right-back Tyronne Ebuehi, on-loan  Standard Liege midfielder Uche Agbo and Hapoel Be’er Sheva  forward Anthony Nwakaeme are set  to step into starting roles  as Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr  considers fielding fringe players in Friday’s Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Constantine, our correspondent has learnt. Also in line for starting jobs in the inconsequential clash against the Desert Foxes are on-loan Hull City defender Ola Aina, young  Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, on-loan Anderlecht striker Henry Onyekuru, on-loan Girona forward Olarenwaju Kayode   and…

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Buhari And Ali, Two Of A Kind

By Stephen Ubanna President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, and Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service appear to be two of a kind. Many believe that Ali is toeing Buhari style of Administration in running the Customs as he had turned deaf ear to  complain s by those who are aggrieved. Analysts claimed that that the  duo are allegedly acting out a script of ” northern empowerment”. Buhari may have  proved  critics right in his key political appointments  which was obviously…

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Cannavaro Returns To Guangzhou Evergrande

Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro was named manager of Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande on Thursday, returning to the club that cut him loose in 2015. The 44-year-old former Juventus and Real Madrid defender, who quit Tianjin Quanjian earlier this week, signed a five-year contract and replaces Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari at China’s perennial league winners. Cannavaro will be expected to continue Guangzhou Evergrande’s domination of the Chinese Super League (CSL) — on Saturday they lifted a seventh consecutive league title — and inspire them to a…

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Oshoala Crowned Best Striker In China

Nigeria’s Super Falcons striker and Dalian Quanjian F.C. forward, Asisat Oshoala has been crowned Chinese Women’s Super League ‘Best Striker of the season’ for 2017. The award follows her club’s win of the Chinese Women’s Super Cup on Tuesday after she scored twice and provided two assists to help Dalian Quanjian win the title. Oshoala, the current Women African Footballer of the Year, has been consistent with her club side and the Super Falcons. Oshoala celebrated her award on her IG page, while also appreciating the support of her family…

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Taribo West Appointed By NFF

Former Nigeria international Taribo West has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Technical Study Group of the Nigeria Football Federation. The NFF had on Monday dissolved its committees but on Friday, the federation in a statement released only the names of the new chairmen and vice chairmen of the committees. Former AC Milan and Inter Milan defender Taribo was named as vice to Abba Yola in the TSG. In the Finance Committee, Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande and Ibrahim Gusau were named as chairman and vice chairman respectively while the Internal…

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Senate Summons Fashola Over Alleged $35 Million Spendings

The Senate on Wednesday began an investigation into the alleged plan by the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to secure the release of $350m domiciled in the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority to finance electricity projects. The lawmakers specifically criticised the ministry for allegedly spending $35m out of the money on power projects without approval by the National Assembly. The decision followed the adoption of a motion moved by Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi-West), at the plenary on Wednesday, which was entitled, ‘Monumental Fraud in the Power Sector.’ Granting a prayer…

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National Chairman: PDP Settles for a Dark Horse

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu     A dark horse is set to emerge the next National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Reliably party sources inform that the national leadership of the party has taken the decision to throw up a dark horse, untainted by the acrimony and intrigues that have so far defined the race for the plum party position,48 hours to the election.The Source has been informed that the PDP national leadership took the decision  to douse tension in the party. One of the sources revealed that virtually…

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2019: FOU Impounds Anti-Ballistic Vehicles.

By Bayo Bernard The President Muhammadu Buhari government has ensured that some unscrupulous politicians do not have their way with the government, particularly when it comes to payment of duties on imported vehicles. This is more so when the politicians are planning to use such vehicles for the 2019 elections. To this end therefore, the federal government has unleashed the Federal Operations Unit, FOU Zone A, Lagos to rein in duty evaders no matter how close they are to the corridors of power. Compared with immediate past, the FOU, sometimes…

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