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  1. Nigeria: Video Shows a Massacre - New York Times

    Yahoo News

    Nigeria: Video Shows a Massacre
    New York Times
    The video, released to journalists late Saturday, comes two days after fleeing villagers reported that the extremists were rounding up older adults and killing them in two schools in Gwoza, in northeast Nigeria. “From now, killing, slaughtering ...
    Nigerian Islamic extremists pose regional threatYahoo News

    all 559 news articles »


  2. Nigeria And Money Politics - Leadership Newspapers

    Nigeria And Money Politics
    Leadership Newspapers
    The craze for money in Nigerian politics is not new in the anals of our history. It's a tradition that has its root dated back to the first republic where the use of gratification started to manifest. Presently, the norm has been associated with a ...



  3. Extremists in Nigeria Lining up Elderly and Shooting Them - ABC News

    News24

    Extremists in Nigeria Lining up Elderly and Shooting Them
    ABC News
    Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are turning their guns on elderly people, killing more than 50 this week in a new tactic that has instilled more fear in areas the militants call an Islamic caliphate. Residents from five villages say people too ...
    Elderly Nigerians, Unable To Flee Boko Haram, Rounded Up And Shot DeadHuffington Post

    all 86 news articles »


  4. Nigeria makes crucial progress in eradicating polio - The Globe and Mail

    Nigeria makes crucial progress in eradicating polio
    The Globe and Mail
    On the edge of the war zone, near the territory controlled by the murderous thugs of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, the hit-and-run teams waited patiently for the go-ahead from the security forces. When the soldiers decided the moment was right, the ...

    and more »


  5. e-Nigeria 2014: Focussing on technology start ups and young innovators - BusinessDay

    e-Nigeria 2014: Focussing on technology start ups and young innovators
    BusinessDay
    It is imperative to recall here that the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology in 2013 used eNigeria as a platform to present the Framework and Guidelines for Nigerian content in Information Technology. As a follow-up to this achievement and as ...



  6. 'Maybe now they'll know me in Nigeria!' - Auckland City's Club World Cup hero ... - Goal.com

    Goal.com

    'Maybe now they'll know me in Nigeria!' - Auckland City's Club World Cup hero ...
    Goal.com
    Sanni Issa has taken the long and winding road in football but has finally won recognition thanks to his exploits for Auckland City at the Club World Cup. The Nigerian was the man who scored the winning penalty for the Oceania Champions League holders ...
    FIFA Club World Cup: Nigeria's Sanni Issa leads Auckland to their first medalStarAfrica.com

    all 143 news articles »


  7. Nigeria Sentences 54 Soldiers To Death By Firing Squad - Huffington Post

    CNN

    Nigeria Sentences 54 Soldiers To Death By Firing Squad
    Huffington Post
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A human rights lawyer says 54 soldiers have been sentenced to death because they embarrassed Nigeria's military by demanding weapons to fight Islamic extremists, and says they were justified in not going on what would have been ...
    Why outrage alone will not defeat Boko Haram and #BringBackOurGirls Officials ...CNN
    As the Year Ends, Where Are Nigeria's Kidnapped Girls?The New Yorker
    Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap at least 185 in Nigeria, witnesses sayFox News
    CBS News -NBCNews.com -Aljazeera.com
    all 1,140 news articles »


  8. Nigeria 2015: Governors, Skye Bank Chairman, others donate N21 billion to PDP - Premium Times

    Premium Times

    Nigeria 2015: Governors, Skye Bank Chairman, others donate N21 billion to PDP
    Premium Times
    Despite being unable to pay civil servants in some of their states, the 21 governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday night donated N1.05 billion to their party ahead of the 2015 elections. The governor's donation was part of the N21.2 ...
    Northern Nigeria lukewarm to Jonathan's second term: ReportThe News
    PDP Presidential Fund-Raising - Presidency, APC Bicker Over N21 BillionVanguard
    Nigeria: PDP Has Created Billionaires -President JonathanNigerian Bulletin

    all 55 news articles »


  9. Why my dad opposed Nigeria's independence –Taiwo Collins, octogenarian - Daily Sun

    Daily Sun

    Why my dad opposed Nigeria's independence –Taiwo Collins, octogenarian
    Daily Sun
    Chief Taiwo Chukwuemeka Collins, an octogenarian from Abeokuta, in Ogun state, has recalled the Nigeria of his time and said that things have really gone wrong today. In this interview, he spoke on Nigeria before and immediately after independence and ...



  10. Nigeria loses $22bn as IOCs sell oil blocks - BusinessDay

    BusinessDay

    Nigeria loses $22bn as IOCs sell oil blocks
    BusinessDay
    The 23 page document prepared by Timothy Okon of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, questions the position by some that the oil divestment will help boost the country's proven oil reserve levels but it is in the area of tax losses that it was ...



  1. Nigeria's Islamic uprising poses regional threat MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.

  2. Extremists in Nigeria lining up elderly and shooting them MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are turning their guns on elderly people, killing more than 50 this week in a new tactic that has instilled more fear in areas the militants call an Islamic caliphate.

  3. Nigeria toughens currency trading curbs to halt naira fall Nigeria's central bank on Friday announced new measures to curb currency speculation as part of an effort to defend the naira which has been hit hard by the collapse in global oil prices. The move comes after a currency devaluation and a cut in the 2015 growth forecast and less than two months before general elections, with President Goodluck Jonathan trying to assure voters that Nigeria's ...

  4. Nigeria's home-grown Islamic uprising poses regional threat MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) " Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.Farther...

  5. Nigeria in new bid to defend naira Nigeria's central bank brings in further measures to support its currency, the naira, which fell to record lows this week.

  6. Nigeria Investors Fear Being Able to Exit After Bank Clampdown Foreign investors in Nigeria are concerned that measures taken by the central bank to prevent speculation against the falling naira will hinder their ability to sell investments in the country.

  7. Nigeria Banks More Exposed Than Russia’s to Oil Slump First Bank, Nigeria’s largest lender, and Guaranty Trust Bank Plc are among banks with the most at stake as tumbling oil prices strain the economy of Africa’s biggest crude producer.

  8. 'Boko Haram' kidnaps 185 people in Nigeria Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 185 people, including women and children, in northeast Nigeria, the latest mass abduction in a region where the military has repeatedly struggled to protect civilians, officials and witnesses said Thursday. It recalled the April kidnappings in Chibok, where more than 200 girls were taken from a school. President Goodluck Jonathan, who is standing for re-election ...

  9. Nigerian Islamic extremists pose regional threat MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.

  10. Nigeria sentences mutinous soldiers to death as Boko Haram stages major attack A daily roundup of terrorism and security issues.

 
AllAfrica

  1. Africa Wants to Go Into Business [SAIIA]Global experience in the last century demonstrated that it is possible for societies to move rapidly from poverty to prosperity. The past decade has seen growing hope that Africa may be on the cusp of emulating these experiences. Its recent strides notwithstanding, nothing will substitute for a robust, energetic domestic business community. Whether Africa will be able to do so depends greatly on the choices it makes to harness opportunities to power its economic progress.

  2. Nigerians Among Africa's Poorest - Global Report [Premium Times]Despite its latest status as Africa's biggest economy, and its government's claim of improved standard of living, Nigeria was not only one of the world's least prosperous countries in 2014, but also one of Africa's poorest, beaten by smaller nations like Niger, Benin, Mali and Cameroun, an annual global prosperity survey released this week has said.

  3. The Tragedy of Borno State [African Arguments]Boko Haram has yet again made international media headlines, this time through its alleged kidnapping of nearly 200 civilians from the village of Gumsuri in Borno State. Much of the current commentary on the Salafi-jihadi group frames its insurgency as a violent contest against the Nigerian state. This depiction agrees with the narrative put forth by Boko Haram chieftain Abubakar Shekau in his video communiqués, which identify Boko Haram's ultimate goal as being the establishment of an Islamic polit

  4. Boko Haram Releases Gory Video [Leadership]A gory video released on the internet by Boko Haram insurgents yesterday revealed how the insurgents gathered hundreds of trapped residents of Bama in a school dormitory and shot them point blank, with one of the sect's leaders describing the victims as infidels who they could no longer fend for under their new rule.

  5. 2015 Elections - Ballot Boxes Intercepted in Bauchi [Daily Trust]Bauchi -There was uproar in Bauchi State yesterday after a trailer conveying 1550 empty ballot boxes was intercepted by policemen at a checkpoint in Darazo Local Government area of the state.

  6. Jonathan Doesn't Deserve Second Term - Sylva [Daily Trust]A former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, says his kinsman, President Goodluck Jonathan, does not deserve a second term.

  7. Boko Haram Attacks Gaidam [Daily Trust]Boko Haram militants in four Hilux trucks and motorcycles drove into Gaidam, 187 kilometres from Damaturu, the Yobe State capital yesterday sending waves of panic among residents.

  8. UK, Thailand to Repatriate 1,000 Nigerian Prisoners [Independent (Lagos)]Abuja -About 1,000 Nigerians languishing in United Kingdom (UK) and Thailand prisons will be repatriated in few weeks time. This is in line with the Prisoners' Exchange Agreement Nigeria signed with the two countries.

  9. APC Raises the Alarm Over Purchase of Permanent Voter's Cards [APC (Nigeria)]The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over the antics of a certain political party that has engaged in buying Permanent Voter's Cards (PVCs) with a view to disenfranchising the owners of such cards, especially in opposition strongholds.

  10. Again, Boko Haram Attacks Military Base in Yobe [Vanguard]Damaturu -Boko Haram Insurgents, Weekend, attacked security formations in Damagum, the headquarters of Fune Local Government Area of Yobe state.

  11. Troops, Boko Haram Clash Near Site of Latest Kidnap [Vanguard]Nigerian troops have repelled a Boko Haram attack near the village where 185 people were kidnapped last week, killing several insurgents, soldiers and witnesses said Saturday.

  12. FG Signs MOU With Three Firms to Boost Renewable Energy [Nigerian Govt]In determination to diversify the energy mix in the country, the Nigerian Government has recently signed three Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with three different Renewable Energy Companies - Solius NGPC; the Peoples Home Association and Solar Force Nigeria Limited for the production of solar power across the country.

  13. IMF Cuts Nigeria's Growth Projection to Five Percent [This Day]The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecast that the Nigerian economy will record a lower growth of five per cent in 2015.

  14. State Assemblies Approve Separation of Office of AGF From Justice Minister [This Day]Abuja -The face of the new constitution being awaited by Nigerians finally unfolded on Friday with the submission of the output of the state houses of assembly votes on amendments to the 1999 Constitution.

  15. IMF Staff Concludes 2014 Article Iv Mission to Nigeria [IMF]End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF's Executive Board for discussion and decision.

  16. Why We Stopped Buying Nigeria's Oil, By White House [Guardian]OFFICIALS of the United States government have for the first time in months presented an explanation on the sudden termination of oil imports from Nigeria since July, an action which spurred concerns whether there were any possible political connotation especially because of the current strain in Nigeria-US diplomatic relations.

  17. Political Events That Shaped 2014 [Leadership]As the year winds to a close, Chibuzo Ukaibe reflects on some of the major political events that occurred this year, that helped to define the trajectory of the polity. Excerpts.

  18. CBN Toughens Currency Trading Curbs to Halt Naira Fall [Vanguard]The central bank on Friday announced new measures to curb currency speculation as part of an effort to defend the naira which has been hit hard by the collapse in global oil prices.

  19. Suspended Strike - How Oil Workers, Govt Reached a Truce [This Day]To get the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) to suspend their nation-wide strike early Friday morning. the meeting between both parties addressed all the issues contained in a communiqué dated October 31, 2014, jointly issued by NUPENG and PENGASSAN.

  20. 80 Insurgents, 2 Soldiers Killed in Borno Gun Battle [Vanguard]No fewer than 80 Boko Haram insurgents and two soldiers lost their lives when suspected members of dreaded Boko Haram sect laid ambush along the troubled Maiduguri-Damboa road which was closed down for motorists since July this year.

  21. INEC Raises Task Force On Internally Displaced Persons [Daily Trust]The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has raised a Task Force on how to get Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to vote in the forthcoming 2015 General Election.

  22. Boko Haram - Military Investigating Claims of Mass Abduction in Borno [This Day]The Nigerian military authorities have said that they were yet to verify reports of alleged kidnapping of hundreds of people, especially women and children in Borno State this week, and assured that investigation was ongoing with serious search for terrorists hideouts.

  23. Flying Eagles Will Qualify From 'Tough' Group - Manu [Daily Trust]Head coach of Nigeria's Men U-20 football team, Manu Garba has expressed confidence that his team will triumph at next year's African Youth Championship (AYC) even though they have been drawn in the toughest first round group.

  24. Presidency Defends PDP Govs' N1.05 Billion Donation to Jonathan's Campaign [Daily Trust]The Presidency has defended the donation of N1.05 billion by 21 People's Democratic Party (PDP) governors to the re-election campaign of President Goodluck Jonathan.

  25. FG Urged to Establish Libraries in Prisons [Independent (Lagos)]The Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errant, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has urged the Federal Government to establish libraries in all prison formations nationwide as part of efforts to ensure proper rehabilitation of inmates.

  26. 2015 Women's World Cup - Falcons Can Get to the Semis - Ikhana [Vanguard]Former Super Falcons coach, Kadiri Ikhana has disclosed that the success of the Super Falcons at the 2015 Fifa Women's World Cup Canada is hinged on the support they get from the Nigeria Football Federation.

  27. Fifa Rankings - Falcons Shame Eagles, Remain Africa's Best [Vanguard]Unlike their male counterparts, the Super Eagles who have been toppled by less fancied African teams in FIFA and CAF rankings, African women champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria, have climbed three places in the year end Fifa ranking for women.

  28. OAU Re-Admits 100 Students From Ebola Ravaged Countries [Independent (Lagos)]Osogbo -Foreign students from countries with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic have been readmitted into the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State.

  29. It's Time to Rebuild Nigeria - Buhari [Independent (Lagos)]Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, emerged the presidential flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and will represent the party at the 2015 election after defeating six other contestants. They former Vive President, Atiku Abubakar; Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and Sam Nda Isaiah, publisher of Leadership Newspapers.

  30. Best Music Collaborations of 2014 [Leadership]As 2014 draws to a close, we look back at collaborations that hit the airwaves during the year. ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM and SAMUEL ABULUDE profile the biggest musical collaborations of 2014, with the help of some prominent DJs and presenters.

Naijajists.com

  1. Nollywood Divorcees Of 2014: Ini Edo, Uche Iwuji Top List Of Actresses With Broken Marriage
  2. Nollywood Actress Ibinabo Fiberesima’s Official White Wedding Photos
  3. Ramsey Nouah’s 44th Birthday Party: Nollywood Celebrities Storm AY’s MVP Lounge In Lekki Lagos
  4. Angela Okorie Transforms Into Old Woman On Nollywood Movie Set [PHOTOS]
  5. Happy 34th Birthday To Iyabo Ojo, Nollywood New Bride-To-Be
  6. Photos: Nollywood Actress To Marry Colleague’s Ex-Husband December 27
  7. Nollywood Celebrities Stun@ Ibinabo Fiberesima’s Wedding, Fathia Balogun, Adaora Ukoh Storm Rivers
  8. Ibinabo Fiberesima’s White Wedding Photos: AGN President & American Husband Drags Nollywood To Okrika
  9. Nigeria Bubbling For Christmas: Peter Okoye, Omoni Oboli & Rukky Sanda Decorate Xmas Tree
  10. Stella Damasus ‘The Man’ Is A Gospel Song..Listen
  11. Newly Married Ibinabo Fiberesima’s Baby Father, Fred Amata Misses Wedding, Praises Her Online
  12. Ramsey Nouah & Desmond Elliot Join AY To Celebrates 30 Days In Atlanta Movie Success At Silverbird Ikeja Lagos
  13. Photos: AGN President Ibinabo Fiberesima & Uche Egbuka Traditional Wedding In Okrika Rivers State


  14. Victor Essiet: Nigerian Policemen Pulled My Private Part & Told Me Dey Drink Human Blood & Kill Daily
  15. Photos & Names Of 54 Nigerian Soldiers Sentenced To Death For Mutiny
  16. Photo: Abia University, ABSU Graduate Arrested For Stealing Car Promises To Do Thanksgiving If Freed
  17. Photos: Black Gang Member Killed 2 New York Cops, NYPD Police Officers To Revenge Eric Garner Death
  18. Photo: Texas-Based Nigerian Couple Killed By Robbers During Vacation In Nigeria
  19. Photos: Nigerian Business Woman Killed Herself In New York, Titi Branch Commits Suicide
  20. Photos From Military Ambush Attack That Killed Over 100 Boko Haram Fighters
  21. 102 Boko Haram Terrorists Killed By Soldiers In Borno While Trying To Attack Engineers Working To Restore Power
  22. Evil Housemaids Go On Killing Spree In Lagos Nigeria, 2 Women Slaughtered Weeks Apart
  23. Peshawar School Massacre: Pakistan Hangs 2 Taliban Terrorists
  24. Photo: Nigerian Boy Stabs Dad For Refusing To Buy Him Christmas Clothes In Lagos
  25. In Pictures: The Travail Of Nigerian Women Trafficked To Italy To Work As Prostitutes
  26. 2 Nigerians Sentenced To Death In Osun State For Stealing Police Chickens
Guardian

    NATIONAL NEWS

  1. Amaechi pledges to pay Nov, Dec salaries RIVERS State Governor Chibuike Amaechi yesterday assured workers of payment of December salary [Monday, 22 December 2014 10:46]

  2. International crimes are being committed in North East INTERNATIONAL crimes are being committed in some parts of the North East region where Boko Haram [Monday, 22 December 2014 06:15]

  3. Court jails witchdoctor 10 years for kidnapping A WITCH DOCTOR, Mr. Philip Itoje, has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment with hard labour by [Monday, 22 December 2014 10:44]

  4. 25 APC aspirants want Bauchi primary election cancelled TWENTY defeated aspirants in the just concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in [Monday, 22 December 2014 06:13]

  5. NARTO assists children of Boko Haram victims THE Borno State chapter of the Nation Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) has sponsored 40 [Monday, 22 December 2014 10:08]

  6. New solicitor-general urges quick dispensation of justice in Borno THE Borno State Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Simon Malgwi, [Monday, 22 December 2014 06:11]

  7. Biafra: Absence of trial judge stalls hearing of suspects HEARING In the treason case against 12 members of the Biafra Zionists Movement, (BZF) has [Monday, 22 December 2014 06:24]

  8. INEC writes PDP over Oyo primaries, Ladoja promises improved education standard CONTROVERSY over the primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State continued on [Monday, 22 December 2014 06:09]

  9. Enugu PDP petitions police over alleged forgery ‘It’s wild, in contempt of court’ says Eze     THE contest over the People’s Democratic [Monday, 22 December 2014 06:21]

  10. Bankole, a usurper in Ogun PDP, say guber candidates supporters THE campaign group of Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Gboyega [Monday, 22 December 2014 06:06]

  11. UPP names guber candidates in Abia, Imo and Kano PPA, APGA factions too THREE political parties which held their guber primaries  in Abia state [Monday, 22 December 2014 06:19]

  12. FG pledges commitment to varsities growth, releases N5.6b to FUTA THE sum of N5.667 billion has been approved by the Federal Government for the execution of capital [Monday, 22 December 2014 06:03]

  13. Cleric laments state of the nation THE Catholic Bishop of Nnewi, Most Rev Hilary Odili Okeke has expressed concern over the poor state [Monday, 22 December 2014 06:17]

  14. FIRS shuts tax defaulting firms in Ondo THE Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Ondo State has shut down several companies and their [Monday, 22 December 2014 06:01]

    BUSINESS

  15. Mansard, Guinness, Skye Bank win Nigerian risk award THE 2014 edition of the Nigerian Risk Awards (NRA) organized by Conrad Clark Nigeria Limited in [Monday, 22 December 2014 00:00]

  16. Fiscal contraction may impede growth next year • CBN’s forex intervention hits $800 million THE uncertainties shrouding the nation’s fiscal [Sunday, 21 December 2014 17:38]

  17. OMFIF admits Moghalu, others to board THE Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum has appointed Franco Bassanini, Kingsley [Sunday, 21 December 2014 16:53]

  18. Direct investment for 88 economies hits $28tr THE Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS), a worldwide study of bilateral direct investment [Sunday, 21 December 2014 17:35]

  19. Austerity Galore, As Okonjo-Iweala Presents 2015 Budget Proposal • ‘National Budgets Fraught With Fraud’ • Tackle Corruption, ICAN Tells Govt FOLLOWING the [Saturday, 20 December 2014 17:51]

  20. Sterling Bank plans N31b multi-currency deal  • To upgrade IT platform, reach 1000 ATM mark in 2015 STERLING Bank Plc may have set [Sunday, 21 December 2014 16:59]

  21. AFC seals pact on transport infrastructure financing AFRICA Finance Corporation (AFC) has signed a 50 million euro loan facility with the Port Autonome [Sunday, 21 December 2014 16:58]

  22. Industry Heads Chart Ways To Improve Corporate Management •CVL Honours Chris Ogunbanjo, Omolayole FOUNDER of the Centre for Values in Leadership’s (CVL), [Saturday, 20 December 2014 17:46]

  23. Unity Bank plans aggressive loan recovery, targets five NPL in 2016 UNITY Bank Plc said at the weekend that it would adopt peaceful resolution and where necessary [Sunday, 21 December 2014 16:57]

  24. RIL Awards N1m To Two Entrepreneurs TWO young entrepreneurs and alumni of Resource Intermediaries Limited (RIL) Finishing School have [Saturday, 20 December 2014 17:45]

    SPORTS

  25. Video ban for diving a disaster, says Mourinho CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho believes an independent panel retrospectively punishing divers would [Sunday, 21 December 2014 18:10]

  26. Winners emerge in Oba of Benin Chess tourney THE 2nd Benin Chess Tournament concluded over the weekend at Samuel Ogbemudia stadium, Benin City [Sunday, 21 December 2014 20:23]

  27. We fear no foes, Golden Eaglets coach Amuneke boasts As Nigeria draws host Niger, Zambia, Guinea COACH of the Nigerian U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets, [Sunday, 21 December 2014 21:05]

  28. Sports, Entertainment quiz show debuts in Lagos AS part of efforts to broaden the horizon of Nigerian youths in the area of sports and entrainment, [Sunday, 21 December 2014 20:21]

  29. Flying Eagles draw Cote dIvoire, Senegal, Congo NIGERIA’S U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, will seek to avenge defeat by Cote d’Ivoire at the 2015 [Sunday, 21 December 2014 21:05]

  30. LMC consoles Lobi Stars over Audu Sarkis death THE League Management Company (LMC) has commiserated with Lobi Stars on the death of their player, [Sunday, 21 December 2014 21:03]

  31. Yahaya gives Kano first Junior Tennis title MUSA Yahaya has won for Kano State her first junior tennis title, as he beat No. 1 seed, Ajanaku [Sunday, 21 December 2014 21:02]

  32. Liverpool escape another defeat Draw 2-2 with Arsenal, Borini sees red MARTIN Skrtel’s stoppage time header rescued Liverpool as [Sunday, 21 December 2014 21:00]

  33. Quadri, Oshonaike, Ojomo, others win NTTF awards AFRICAN champion, Aruna Quadri and veteran Funke Oshonaike have been named player of the year by [Sunday, 21 December 2014 20:24]

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    Sports

    1. I warned Keshi on President’s request — Onigbinde More prominent Nigerian coaches are beginning to voice out their frustrations over the sit-tight attitude being employed by the out-of-contract Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi who is bent on continuing as coach of the national team [December 22, 2014]

    2. Ike Uche thrilled to end 2014 on a high Nigeria international Ikechukwu Uche has expressed happiness after his team ended the year with a resounding victory over Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. [December 21, 2014]

    3. Don’t repeat Eguaveon’s mistake, Amadu warns Siasia Nigeria Football Federation secretary-general, Musa Amadu has warned coach of the nation’s Under-23 team not to rely on foreign based players for his qualification campaign for the Rio 2016 Olympics, a mistake, which caused the ‘Olympic Eagles’ the chance of playing in the London 2012 Games. [December 21, 2014]

    4. FIFA rankings: Falcons shame Eagles, remain Africa’s best Unlike their male counterparts, the Super Eagles who have been toppled by less fancied African teams in FIFA and CAF rankings, African women champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria, have climbed three places in the year end Fifa ranking for women. [December 21, 2014]

    5. My wife’s like my manager West Brom striker Brown Ideye says he is usually rated by his wife and questioned by his son after every game for The Baggies. [December 21, 2014]

    6. Football devt: Return to Academicals — Uzokwe tells NFF Ex-international Evans Uzokwe has tasked the Nigeria Football Federation to strengthen the mechanism for development of players at the grassroots level in order to make the national team have more players from home. [December 21, 2014]

    7. Ekpoikong, Ikegbunam brothers rule Benin Chess tourney Ekpoikong Unwana Eugene has emerged champion of the just concluded 2nd Benin Chess tournament. He emerged champion in the masters series,without losing a game after seven rounds. [December 21, 2014]

    8. 2015 Women’s World Cup: Falcons can get to the semis — Ikhana Former Super Falcons coach, Kadiri Ikhana has disclosed that the success of the Super Falcons at the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup Canada is hinged on the support they get from the Nigeria Football Federation. [December 21, 2014]

    9. Jonathan deserve a second term to continue the good work – Yobo Former captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, on Friday led a group known as PDP Ward 2 Ward Initiative to the Presidential Villa Abuja to endorse President Goodluck Jonathan for second term. [December 20, 2014]

    10. Tide turns against Keshi The tide appears to have been turned against out-of-contract Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi, who not only has lost the support of his coaches fraternity but now seems to be enmeshed in an endless waiting game for the NFF to offer him a new deal as reportedly directed by the Presidency. [December 20, 2014]

    11. Siasia: Don’t expect miracles from me Dream Team Coach Samson Siasia has admitted that producing another Olympic team for Nigeria is a big challenge and has pleaded for time to make things happen. [December 20, 2014]

    12. Flying Eagles crush Highlanders 10-0 Nigeria Amateur side, Highlanders FC were the latest team to suffer defeat to the Manu Garba led Flying Eagles, losing 10-0 in a friendly game on Friday. [December 19, 2014]

    13. Eagles slump, ends 2014 outside top 40 African champions, Nigeria will end 2014 in 43rd place in the monthly Fifa rankings released by the world football governing body yesterday in Zurich. [December 19, 2014]

    14. Ike Uche signs new deal Ikechukwu Uche has signed a contract extension at Villarreal until 2017, the player has revealed. [December 19, 2014]

    15. Eguavoen eyes NFF Presidency Former Super Eagles captain and coach Austin Eguavoen has revealed that he wants to become the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). [December 19, 2014]

    16. Curtain falls on Benin Chess tourney The grand finale of the 2nd Benin Chess Tournament comes up today at the indoor sports hall, Samuel Ogbemudia stadium, Benin City. [December 19, 2014]

    17. Arsenal youngsters ready to star for Nigeria Arsenal youngsters Chuba Akpom and Semi Ajayi have expressed interest to feature in Nigeria’s AFCON warm-ups against Cote d’Ivoire and Mali in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, next month. [December 18, 2014]

    18. FIFA closes petitions on Pinnick Football’s world governing body, FIFA, has quashed any hopes Iyke Igbokwe and Okechukwu Ajunwa may have harboured regarding the former’s petition against Amaju Pinnick’s election as President of the Nigeria Football Federation after insisting on upholding the earlier decision reached by the majority of the NFF’s Electoral and Appeals Committee. [December 18, 2014]

    19. New tests claim Cameroonian footballer died after beating New post-mortem tests claim Cameroonian footballer Albert Ebosse died in Algeria as a result of a beating rather than being hit by a projectile. [December 18, 2014]

    20. Teams thrill fans at OML 58 football tournament The 2014 OML 58 football tournament is in its second week and lots of matches have been decided between the sixteen communities that are vying for honours. [December 18, 2014]

    21. FIFA clears Ukoh to play for Nigeria The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) on Thursday, cleared former Swiss Under-20 international, Steven Ukoh to represent Nigeria at senior level. [December 18, 2014]

    22. Ajetunmobi, Atinuke, others in race for titles at NTTF President’s Cup Foreign-based duo of Seun Ajetunmobi and Olaide Atinuke as well as Fatimo Bello and 50 year-old Taofeek Maya are in race for the titles at the end-of-the-year Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) organised tagged President’s Cup. [December 18, 2014]

    23. NFF congratulates MFM on World Cup triumph The Nigeria Football Federation has congratulated the MFM Football Club on its victory at the inaugural Church World Cup which ended in Goa, India on Sunday. [December 18, 2014]

    24. Don’t cry for Nigeria – Okocha Ex-international Austin Okocha is still ruing the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for the African Cup of Nations. [December 18, 2014]

    25. Olympic team move to Uyo The Chief Coach of the national U-23 men’s football team, Dream Team VI, Samson Siasia has proposed that the team use the nest of champions, Uyo, as the home ground of the team in its pursuit of seeking qualification for the All Africa Games and Olympic Games football event. [December 18, 2014]

    26. Olympic team to tackle Junior Pharaohs The Chief Coach of the national U-23 men’s football team, Dream Team VI, Samson Siasia has commended the board of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, for arranging top grade friendly games for the team as they prepare for the qualifiers in February 2015. [December 18, 2014]

    27. Rufai celebrates STARUF academy The Staruf Football Academy will on Friday celebrate five years of its existence. The celebration will hold at the Sharaton Hotels and Towers Ikeja Lagos tomorrow. [December 18, 2014]

    28. Eagles to play Elephants, Les Aiglons in Abu Dhabi In kick –starting its pledge to ensure that the Senior National Team, Super Eagles is engaged for all the FIFA –free days available next year, the Nigeria Football Federation has secured two international friendly matches for the team prior to the 30th Africa Cup of Nations finals. [December 18, 2014]

    29. NNPC Tennis Masters: Bulus rebounds to beat No.1 seed Christopher Bulus from Lagos rebounded from a first round robin loss to Tochukwu Ezeh from Onitsha to beat Chris Itodo from Kaduna 9-8 . Itodo will have to beat Ezeh and David Amusu from Lagos to finish first. [December 17, 2014]

    30. Appiah shows Keshi the way Former Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has taken over at Sudanese club SC Khartoum on a two-year contract. [December 17, 2014]

    31. Go, Keshi Go! Amodu opens exit door for embattled coach Newly appointed technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Shuaibu Amodu has told the out-of-contract chief coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi to honourably resign whatever working relationship he has with the NFF so as to give the country the opportunity to reposition its football. [December 17, 2014]

    32. NTTF President’s Cup serves off The maiden edition of the end-of-the-year Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) organized top 16 Championship tagged President’s Cup serves off today (Wednesday) December 17 at the Molade Okoya Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium. [December 17, 2014]

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