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NFF Signs New Sponsorship Deal

NFF Signs New Sponsorship Deal

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has secured a five-year sponsorship deal with Aiteo Group, an energy company. The contract, which was signed Wednesday and worth 2.5 Billion, now makes Aiteo the Official Optimum  Partner of the NFF. The collaboration said to be the first of its kind for Aiteo in Nigeria, will commence May 1 this year and has a one-year extension clause. Reacting to the deal, Aiteo’s Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Ndiana-Abasi Matthew, said

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Why I’m Involved In Otodo Gbame Disaster – Abah, Child Rights Activist

  Betty Abah, the Executive Director, Centre for Children’s Health, Education, Orientation, and Protection, otherwise called CEE-HOPE has been part of those sensitising support for the displaced residents of Otodo Gbame, a waterfront community in the Lekki area of Lagos State that recently had their settlement demolished by the State Government. On April 12, 2017 when the matter came up for hearing at the Igbosere Court, Lagos, Abah was there to witness proceedings. Although the

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Ugo Ehiogu, Nigerian Born Star Defender, Dies

Nigerian-born British former football player, He was, until his death, Tottenham Hotspur’s U-23 team coach. A statement by Tottenham Hotspur reveals  that “Ugo received immediate treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest at the Training Centre yesterday before being transferred to hospital, where he passed away in the early hours of this morning.” A former England international, with limited appearances though, Ehiogu played professional football for Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, among others. He was described by

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Canada, US And Mexico Bid To Host FIFA World Cup

For the first time in the history of organised football, the world may get to watch the FIFA World Cup in three venues simultaneously. This follows the decision of  three countries-Canada, Mexico and the United States of America – to present a joint bid to  FIFA to host the 2026 World Cup. The proposal was made public at the World Trade Center in New York, Monday and was attended by head of soccer federation of

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Funke Oshonaike Unhappy With Nigeria

Nigerian Table Tennis queen, Funke Oshonaike, is an unhappy woman today. The source of her sadness has to do with a tourney Nigeria failed to participate in. Just over a month ago, Oshonaike, a German-based star,  launched a table tennis clinic and competition in Lagos which saw a number of young Nigerian Table Tennis stars square up against each other. The tournament was meant to offer such promising talents a platform to showcase their skills

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Otodo Gbame Demolition: Why We Suspect Lagos State Govt

    In Otodo Gbame, a slum community in Lagos State, gloom is a word that best describes the mood in the community. The misery has to do with the series of attacks on the community in recent months by people still at large, acts that led to the displacement of many inhabitants. While some Otodo Gbame residents point accusing finger at some powerful indigenes of the state, others say they are working in league

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Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles Star, Arrested, Released In London

Nigerian soccer star, Ahmed Musa, was reportedly arrested in London today for wife battery. According to The Sun of London, the Leicester City striker was led away from his London Home by  Policemen on suspicion of assaulting his wife, Jamila. Reports say the arrest happened not long after the former Kano Pillars star shared a picture of his wife on his Instagram, wishing her a happy birthday. “On this special day, may you have: All

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FIFA Awards Media Rights To African Companies

Ahead of the 2017-2018 football calendar, soccer ruling body, FIFA, has granted media rights to five broadcasting companies in sub-Saharan Africa. The announcement of the successful media followed an “open tender process for 42 territories” to that effect. The rights guarantees coverage of  FIFA events during  2017-2018, which include FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017; FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017; FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017; FIFA Confederations Cup 2017; FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018;

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Oshonaike’s Tennis Clinic Ends

It was a thrilling end to the inaugural Funke Oshonaike Table Tennis Classics today at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium Stadium, Surulere, Lagos as winners emerged in both the boys and girls categories. At the end of it, many who watched the competition, including Funke Oshonaike herself, the Nigerian table tennis queen who conceived the idea of the tournament, said the expectation was met. The event was initiated to encourage young talents

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Panic, As Buhari Extends Vacation Again

At a time many Nigerians were looking forward to the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his vacation abroad, the President has again extended his stay. The news extending the vacation was conveyed today via a press statement by Femi Adesina, his spokesman,  where he revealed that the President isn’t fully fit yet to return to his duty post. “During his normal annual checkup, tests showed he needed a longer period of rest, necessitating the