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January 15, 2019 8:38 PM All my medals, Olympic torch gone – Kanu Nwankwo cries out

Nigerian football legend, Nwankwo Kanu has said that he had suffered the “saddest day” of his life. Kanu, a former Arsenal star, said he had found out every medal he won during his playing days had vanished from his Lagos property. The former Ajax star told The Cable, that he is in a “rude shock” after learning that a host of cherished keepsakes earned 735

January 6, 2019 8:39 AM Defection: PDP reacts as former Chairman, two governorship aspirants, treasurer, ex-minister join APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to the recent defection of its former Niger State Chairman, Abdulrahman Enagi to the All Progressives Congress, APC, barely a month to the general elections. Enagi dumped the party alongside two former governorship aspirants, Ahmed Baka and Engr. Hanafi Sudan; and others. In a statement by the party’s chairman 119

September 22, 2018 10:09 PM Anthony Joshua knocks out Povetkin to retain world heavyweight titles

Nigerian-born Anthony Joshua retained his International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Association (WBA) and World Boxing Organisation (WBO) heavyweight titles, with a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday. A previously close contest turned in Joshua’s favour decisively, when he sent the Russian 69

August 4, 2018 7:32 PM Adam Peaty breaks own world 100m breaststroke record– The Sun News

Adam Peaty added more lustre to his reputation as perhaps the world’s most dominant swimmer when he smashed his own 100 metres breaststroke world record in 57.00 seconds on Saturday. The 23-year-old Englishman, while winning the European Championships gold medal, knocked 0.13 seconds off his own record set at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. It was the fourth 93

July 5, 2018 5:53 AM Real Madrid give Ronaldo condition for Juventus move

Real Madrid have told Cristiano Ronaldo that if he wants to leave the club, then he has to publicly explain why. Los Blancos’ requirement comes after Juventus submitted an £88million bid for the 33-year-old. Ronaldo has been heavily linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu, ever since the Champions League final in May. The Portugal captain 64

July 4, 2018 7:23 AM Nigerians applaud Mikel Obi for playing against Argentina despite father’s kidnap

Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi seems to have won the heart of Nigerians following the release of his father from the den of kidnappers. Mikel Obi, speaking on his father’s release, revealed that he was told his father had been kidnapped before the Super Eagles team played against Argentina in the ongoing World cup. Nigerians have taken to social media 63

June 28, 2018 11:55 AM Trophy Lager salutes gallant national team, calls for renewed support

Trophy, a popular lager on the stable of International Breweries Plc, a part of the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, (AB InBev) has said it is proud to have supported the National Football Team of Nigeria in Russia even though the team lost to Argentina which ultimately ended their participation at the mundial. According to the premium brand 75

June 25, 2018 5:42 AM Turkish referee for Nigeria vs Argentina

FIFA has announced the referee for Nigeria’s last Group D match at the 2018 World Cup against Argentina on Tuesday and the official is not a stranger to a couple of Super Eagles stars. Turkish insurance agent, Cüneyt çakır will take charge of the Super Eagles next game, which will be held, at the Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, and compatriots 69

June 19, 2018 9:50 AM 2018 World Cup: Babayaro blasts Super Eagles for paying more attention to fashion

Atlanta ’96 Olympic Games hero, Emmanuel Babayaro, has slammed the massive attention given to Nigeria’s kits at the Fifa World Cup. The Super Eagles’ jerseys have drawn more attention than any other at the tournament, sadly same cannot be said of their football. The Super Eagles stole the limelight with their Nike-designed wears – a reminiscent of the country’s 73

June 15, 2018 3:10 PM 2018 World Cup: Spain vs Portugal: Sergio Ramos tells Spanish teammates what Ronaldo can do

Sergio Ramos has told his Spanish teammates that his teammate at Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will be dangerous for them in the 2018 World Cup Group B clash with Portugal on Friday. Ronaldo will lead Portugal against Spain in Sochi on Friday night against Spain in the Group B opener in Russia. Ramos said he preferred to be playing in the same team with Ronaldo 48