Henry Crowned ‘Igwe’ In Nigeria

Legendary Arsenal Star, Thierry Henry was crowned ‘Igwe’ of football. The former Barcelona superstar was fondly called ‘Igwe’ by fans of English Premier League club side, Arsenal, here in Nigeria. The 1998 world cup winner with the French national team was on Sunday crowned ‘Igwe of football.’ The Arsenal legend was unveiled as the ambassador for Guinness ‘Made of Black’ campaign held at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The former New York Red Bull striker could not hide his joy as he praised Nigerians for showing him all…

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CHAN 2018: Super Eagles Intensify Preparation

The Super Eagles B have moved camp to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja for the next phase of preparations for the 2018 African Nations Championship taking place in Morocco from 13th January 2018. The first phase of preparations ended in Kano on Sunday with the team emerging victorious at the NPFL Invitational Super Six Tournament after outscoring CAF Champions League representatives MFM FC of Lagos 3-2 in the final. In earlier matches, they drew 0-0 with League champions Plateau United and pipped two –time African champions Enyimba FC 1-0. Plateau…

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Van Gaal May Return To Manchester United

Firebrand football manager Louis van Gaal says he is “most likely done as a coach” but would step back into the ring for one exception: a chance to get back at Manchester United. “I most likely won’t coach any club again,” Van Gaal, nicknamed the “Iron Tulip”, told popular daily tabloid De Telegraaf. “But if I do, it has to be a large English club, because I have unfinished business with Manchester United.”  The Red Devils unceremoniously sacked Van Gaal last year after an uninspiring stint at Old Trafford despite…

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Fuel Queues Returns To Lagos, Abuja, Others

The lingering petrol scarcity in many parts of the country grew worse on Sunday in Lagos, Abuja, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger states as many filling stations were shut. The closure of the filling stations followed threats by members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria to embark on a nationwide strike from today (Monday). Many fillings stations that dispensed petrol last week refused to sell the commodity on Sunday, as some of their managers stated that they were obeying the directives of PENGASSAN. Officials of PENGASSAN…

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WMC Goes Tough On Waterways Smugglers?

By  Stephen Ubanna In spite of the dearth of operational seagoing crafts o to parade the creeks,  rivers  and the high sea in the south west and  the Sokoto -Kebbi axis  in the north  by operatives of Western Marine Command, WMC, one of the Nigeria Customs Service , NCS, amphibious Commands, to forestall the activities of waterways smugglers, Sarki Kebbi- Mustapha the Comptroller of the Command and his men had not allowed it to weigh them down. Instead,  it has turned out, according to observers, to be the strength of…

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James Ibori: Godfathers never die

James Onanefe Ibori, the returnee ex convict and former governor of Delta state, has been at the background of Delta state political manipulation and still a very relevant godfather in the Niger delta region. James, popularly known as Odidigborigbo of Africa, was said to have been deeply involved in the recent Peoples Democracy party election of their principal officers, including the National Chairman.Ibori, who was imprisoned in London due to charges of money laundering among other issues, returned to the country after he has been released from prison. This magazine…

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