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October 19, 2017 5:15 PM Algeria vs Nigeria: Rohr leaves Echiejile out of 2018 World Cup qualifier

Elderson Echiejile won’t be in Nigeria’s squad for the dead rubber 2018 World Cup qualifiers in ‎Algeria next month, head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed. The Super Eagles are already through to the tournament in Russia, after beating Zambia 1-0 in Uyo. Rohr, who has hinted that he would use the last fixture to try out new players, has confirmed that Echiejile 10

October 19, 2017 8:39 AM Spain threatens to take over Catalonia’s government as constitutional crisis looms

BARCELONA — Facing a deadline imposed by Spain’s central government to answer the question whether Catalonia was declaring independence or not, the regional president replied Thursday that Madrid should stop threatening to seize control of the autonomous region but instead agree to dialogue. Catalonia’s president Carles Puigdemont answered Spain’s demand 14

October 18, 2017 5:58 AM Policemen, DSS official fight dirty in Emir of Bauchi’s palace

A fierce fight broke out yesterday between an Assistant Commissioner of Police ACP with the Bauchi State command and an official of the Department of State Services, DSS attached to wife of the Governor of Nasarawa State, Hajia Hajiya Mairo Al-makura. The incident happened during a courtesy call by the Northern Governors’ Wives Forum, NGWF, on the Emir of Bauchi 14

October 16, 2017 1:26 PM Sharapova shoots up rankings after Tianjin win

Maria Sharapova has shot up the women’s world rankings following her victory in Tianjin on Sunday, rising 29 places to 57th in the latest WTA list. The 30-year-old former world number one triumphed 7-5, 7-6 (10/8) against teenager Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus to claim her first title since serving a 15-month doping ban. Sharapova will hope to build on that victory 15

October 12, 2017 10:49 AM If You Run Over A Supercar In Front Of The Owner, You're Going To Get Hit

A scumbag youth runs over a Lamborghini Aventador SV in San Francisco. What happens next will not shock you, and you probably won't even think he got enough of a beating... The first rule of car club is that you do not mess with anyone else’s car. The second rule of car club is that you do not mess with anyone else’s car. The third rule… you get the idea. One arrogant 29

October 12, 2017 2:22 AM 2019: May Buhari not contest

My prayer for Nigeria is that President Muhammadu Buhari will not contest another presidential election in 2019. I hope when the time comes, he will do the noblest thing: Thank Nigerians for giving him a chance to serve, allow the transition process to run smoothly without his interference, and walk away with his head high. That will be the best thing 59

October 11, 2017 5:24 AM Portugal, France qualify for 2018 World Cup, Holland miss out

Portugal defeated Switzerland 2-0 in Lisbon on Tuesday, to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. An own goal from Johan Djourou handed Portugal the lead on 41 minutes. Andre Silva doubled their advantage before the hour, as the hosts finished top of Group B ahead of their opponents on goal difference. Switzerland, who beat Portugal 2-0 at home last year, had won all nine previous 25

October 11, 2017 12:41 AM CAF picks Moses, Abdullahi

The Confederation of African Football has named Super Eagles stars Victor Moses and Shehu Abdullahi in its Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying XI. Nigeria defeated Zambia 1-0 in Uyo on Saturday to qualify for their sixth World Cup, with Chelsea wing-back Moses and Cyprus-based defender Abdullahi proving themselves in the encounter. This will be Moses’ 21

October 8, 2017 1:02 AM Nigeria first African country to qualify for 2019 World Cup

Egypt can become the second country to book their trip to Russia next year if they beat Congo at home on Sunday. Alex Iwobi’s second-half winner ensured Nigeria became the first African nation to qualify for the 2018 World Cup when their 1-0 home victory over Zambia on Saturday moved them into an unassailable lead in their group. Egypt can become the second 19

October 8, 2017 1:02 AM Eagles land in Russia

Supersub, Alex Iwobi was the hero last night as Nigeria dug deep to overcome hard-fighting Zambia in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier played at the magnificent Godswill Akpabio International stadium, Uyo. Iwobi’s 73 minute strike earned Nigeria the ticket to Russia. The win put the Eagles on an unassailable 13 points at the top of Group B. The Eagles 17