Super Eagles Forces Senegal to a Stalemate

By Akinwale Kasali If not for the 84th spot kick converted by Manchester City Striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, the Teranga Lions of Senegal could have defeated the Nigerian side. Moussa Sow had put the Senegalese on the driving seat in the 54th minute, with a sublime finish. Not relenting on their oars, the youthful Nigerian side captained by Trabzonspor midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, fought tooth and nail, before been awarded a penalty after a Senegalese defender fouled a Nigerian player in the 18 yard spot. The match ended 1-1 at the Hive…

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Cynthia Osokogu’s Killers Sentenced To Death By Hanging

Justice Olabisi Akinlade of an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced to death , two of the four persons accused of killing Cynthia Osokogu, the Nasarawa State University postgraduate student. The accused Okwumo Nwabufo, and Olisaeloka Ezike, the judge ruled, will die by hanging. Osokogu was murdered on 22 July 2012 at Cosmilla Hotel, Lakeview Estate, Festac Town, Lagos, after she was lured to Lagos by her Facebook lover. The other accused were: Orji Osita, 33, who is a pharmacist and Ezike Nonso, 25. the younger brother of…

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GOTV Boxing Night 11: Ogunsanya Doles out N2 Million to Best Boxer

A whopping N1million has been added to the cash prize for the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 11, holding on Sunday at the Liberty Stadium Ibadan, courtesy Mr. Adewunmi Ogunsanya, Chairman, Multichoice Nigeria. This means that the best boxer at the event will go home with N2million in addition to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy, donated by Mr. Ogunsanya in memory of his wife. According to Flykite Productions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, Mr. Ogunsanya is providing additional N1million in continuation of his support for the sport and in…

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MFM Go Top, As Rivers United and Enugu Rangers Continue Their Poor Run in the Domestic League

By Akinwale Kasali Rivers United and Enugu Rangers continued their poor run this season. Few days after both teams were booted out of the CAF Champions League, in a rescheduled match at the domestic front, both teams lost to their hosts. A brace from top scorer Stephen Odey secured a nervy 2-1 win against Rivers United in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League clash at the Agege Stadium yesterday. Two first half penalties from Odey gave MFM the win and increased his goals to 12 this season. Rivers United’s goal…

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Unilag Student Gets N500,000 Bail for Alleged Gang Rape

A 17-year-old undergraduate of the University of Lagos (Unilag), Ugochukwu Daniel, who allegedly gang-raped a 17-year-old girl with others still at large, was on Thursday released on N500,000 bail on the orders of Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A. Ipaye-Nwachukwu, who gave the ruling, also granted the accused two sureties in like sum after he pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge of conspiracy, rape and sexual harassment. ‎ Ipaye-Nwachukwu said one of the two sureties must be a blood relation of the accused, while…

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Police Arrest Trader who Sells Beans Preserved with Sniper Insecticide

If not for the observation of a woman who noticed a beans seller applying an insecticide on his wares, more than hundreds of innocent Nigerians would have died or hospitalized. Three siblings trading in beans on Adenekan Street, Alagbado, Lagos State, have been arrested by the police for allegedly selling “poisonous beans” to members of the public. It was learnt that the traders – Faith Ogbona, Chidioke Ogbona and Sunday Ogbona – were arrested by policemen from the Alagbado division after being alerted by a woman, who caught Chidioke applying…

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Podolski Bows Out from International Football with a Thunderous Strike

By Akinwale Kasali Lukas Podolski’s second-half thunderbolt goal on his final appearance for Germany was all Germany needed to defeat the three lions of England in an international friendly played at the Dortmund stadium, Western Germany. Teammates threw the German midfielder in the air after the friendly football match of Germany England in Dortmund, western Germany, on March 22, 2017. It was Podolski’s last match with the German team. The 31-year old who currently plays as a forward for Turkish club Galatasaray is regarded as one of the best German…

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Ikeme Ruled Out of Super Eagles Friendlies Due to Injury, as Okeowo Replaces Him

Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, has been ruled out of Thursday’s friendly against Senegal in London following an injury. The Wolverhampton Wanderers of England goalkeeper was missing in the team’s final training session due to a knock. With Ikeme out injured, the Super Eagles’ gaffer, Gernot Rohr, drafted in the relatively unknown goalkeeper, Tope Okeowo of Peckham All Stars, as a replacement. It is very likely that Okeowo will man the goal for Nigeria as the other invited goalkeepers, Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa, were still being expected as of…

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Scientists Says Overweight Teenage Boys Risk Liver Cancer as Adults

Is your teenage son overweight? If yes, researchers have a dire warning for you! A new study suggests that men who are overweight in their late teens have a distinctly higher risk of developing liver cancer later in life. Worse still, obese teenage boys are also more likely to suffer from other severe liver diseases, many of which are often fatal, scientists warn. According to a research published on Tuesday in peer-reviewed journal Gut, experts examined data from more than 1.2 million Swedish men enlisted for conscription between 1969 and 1996. This was…

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LASG Seals over 100 Tables Water Factories

In celebrating the 2017 World Water day, the Lagos State Government has announced that it has sealed off over 100 table water factories across the state over production and distribution of substandard drinkable water in the state. The government added that no fewer than 200 houses in the state had been sanctioned for discharging their sewage and wastewater into public drains. Speaking at the 2017 World Water Day with the theme, ‘Wastewater,’ the Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Water Regulatory Commissions, Kabir Abdullahi, said the state would make sure…

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“D’Banj’s Parent Financed Mo’Hits” -Don Jazzy Reveals

MAVIN record boss, Don Jazzy, has revealed that it was not all about making money when he started his musical career. He made the revelation during a chat with Big Brother Naija housemates when he paid a surprise courtesy visit to the Big Brother house on during the week. Responding to questions from housemates, the seasoned music producer said that he was never money conscious because all he wanted to do was make music. He stressed that he was never bothered even when he wasn’t paid after doing gigs and…

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One Year After: Nigerians Remember Nomoreloss

By Akinwale Kasali The late ‘Iyawo Asiko‘ crooner, Olumuyiwa Osinuga, bid the world farewell over 365 days ago. Millions of Nigerians took to the social media to remember the late musician.  Heartfelt emotions ran high on social media when some notable Nigerian entertainers remembered  their departed colleague popularly known as Nomoreloss. The multi-talented singer and comedian, best known for hit songs such as ‘Iyawo Asiko’ and ‘Let Them Say” died on March 21, 2016, after losing the battle with typhoid fever. Some of his colleagues who took to the social…

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Super Eagles Battle Ready for Senegal and Burkina Faso

by Akinwale Kasali Portugal-based midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo  and Bosnia-Herzegovina-based defender Musa Muhammed will  arrive  at the Super Eagles camp in London on Wednesday after enduring  plenty of pains  to obtain  visas to enter Britain  ahead of their friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso. Nigeria face Senegal’s Teranga Lions on Thursday  – and   Burkina Faso’s Stallions on March 27  in the English capital. Spokesman for the  Nigeria Football Federation Ademola Olajire confirmed that Feirense’s  Etebo and Zeljeznicar’s  Musa, as well  as Ifeanyi Ubah goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, would  join their colleagues…

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Odemweingie Joins Indonesian Club

By Akinwale Kasali Nigerian International, Peter Osaze Odemweingie has teamed up with Ghanaian star, Michael Essien, at the Indonesian league. Both players signed for Indonesia League One club side, Madura United. The Russian born Nigerian will be unveiled in some days’ time as their marquee signing. Odemweingie becomes the next high profile signing of the Indonesian club, following the signing of Essien last week. Haruna Soemitro, Madura United manager, confirmed Odemweingie’s arrival to the media, and his hopeful that the experience of Odemweingie would spur the team to greater heights…

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Rivers United, Enugu Rangers Bow Out of CAF Champions League

By Akinwale Kasali The hope of any Nigerian club side hoisting the nation’s flag at the club continental championship, CAF Champions League has been dashed. Many soccer fans had thought that Rivers United through the next qualifying round after recording a 3-0 win in the first leg at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, penultimate weekend. Surprisingly, the Sudanese side, El Merrikh, upturned the three goal deficit, defeating the Rivers State team 4-0 to record a 4-3 aggregate scoreline, in front of their vociferous fans who cheered the…

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Leicester City Faces Atletico Madrid in UEFA Champions League Quarter Finals

Leicester City Football Club faces a tough battle against Diego Simeone side, Atletico Madrid for a place in the semi finals of the coveted European club competition. Though the English club side has already made history by making the cut beyond the group stage and also getting this far. But a surprise win over the Madrid club side will see the team become the beautiful bride in European football, just the way Iceland national side against all odds got to the quarter of euro 2016 at the expense of England….

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20-year Old Bazee Doubtful for Super Eagles Friendlies

The hope of German-born Hannover 96 forward  Noah Joel Bazee  may have to wait to make his Nigeria debut as he faces a battle to be fit for the friendly games against Senegal on March 23 and Burkina Faso on March 27. Both matches will be played in London. The 20-year-old, whose father is a Nigerian and his mother a German,   switched  his international allegiance to Nigeria following pressure from the Super  Eagles German manager Gernot Rohr. Rohr, who is said to be enthralled by the 1.82m right midfielder’s directness, pace, power,…

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Leicester City: Pride of England in the Making

By Akinwale Kasali The star gazers saw nothing else and it looked like the celestial power were guiding the football orbit in that direction. No one could have predicted that both Arsenal and Manchester City, best teams in England, would be knocked out so easily in the second round, with lowly rated Leicester City advancing. No one gave the team a chance. Like the rejected stone that became the chief cornerstone. This can be said to be the lot of the Foxes of Leicester City Football Club of England, who…

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Hayatou Bows Out, As He Lost To Ahmad in His Re-election Bid

By Akinwale Kasali After over two decades of being at the helm of affairs of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, Cameroon born octogenarian, Issa Hayatou was defeated by Madagascan born, Ahmad Ahmad. The Madagascan football chief Ahmad was elected president of the Confederation of African Football Thursday, ousting veteran leader Issa Hayatou after 29 years in office. Ahmad won the election in the Ethiopian capital by 34 votes to Hayatou’s 20, official results showed. Ahmad had challenged Hayatou and promising change After a discreet playing and coaching career Ahmad…

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Irate Traders Dump Over 30 Coffins At Synagogue Church

This is not the best of time for the General Overseer of Synagogue Church of all Nations, Pastor Temitope Joshua, as Angry traders reportedly dumped 37 coffins at the premises of The Synagogue Church of all Nations in Kampala, the Ugandan capital. The coffins were said to have been confiscated by Ugandan policemen from angry traders who were protesting against the SCOAN in Kampala over the blocking of drainage channels in the area and in the process diverting drainage water into their business premises. The coffins were abandoned at the premises…

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