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Buhari orders payment of Falcons allowances today

Buhari orders payment of Falcons allowances today

…as players besiege NASS President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate payment of all outstanding allowances and bonuses being owed the Super Falcons, an official said on Wednesday in Abuja. Members of the female football national team had on Wednesday morning stormed the National Assembly protesting the non-payment of their allowances by the NFF. The […]

Super Falcons: Uncelebrated African champions!

Super Falcons: Uncelebrated African champions!

Despite winning the African Women’s Nations Cup for a record eight times, the Super Falcons have remained uncelebrated unlike their male counterparts who would have been showered with money and landed properties by the Presidency, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), state governors and affluent individuals anytime they record success in the continent. With such neglect […]

Uncertainty trails new NPFL season kickoff

Uncertainty trails new NPFL season kickoff

Like it was the case in previous seasons, there has been uncertainty surrounding the kick-off date of the new Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. The League Management Company (LMC) initially suggested that the 2017 season will get underway first week of December in order to knock the teams that will be competing in the […]

Buhari to host triumphant Super Falcons in Abuja, today

Buhari to host triumphant Super Falcons in Abuja, today

…as Saraki lauds 8th AWCON victory Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will host the Super Falcons after their historic feat of winning the 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations for a record eighth time, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. A source close to the team informed journalists that the reigning African champions will depart Lagos on Sunday (yesterday) for […]

Omagbemi credits Falcons’ dogged spirit

Omagbemi credits Falcons’ dogged spirit

Nigeria women coach Florence Omagbemi has appluaded her players for their determination and loyalty shown in winning the 2016   Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title at the expense of Cameroon. Omagbemi watched her side defeat the hosts in the packed Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde to win their record eighth African title. The 41-year-old insists her […]

Quiz Competition: KWIRS awards N3m to GSS Omu-Aran, others

Quiz Competition: KWIRS awards N3m to GSS Omu-Aran, others

The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) has awarded about N3million to three secondary schools that emerged winners in its tax club quiz competition on Thursday. Government Secondary School, Omu-aran emerged as first while Government Girls Day Secondary School, Oko-Erin and Iloffa Grammar School (IGS), Iloffa came second and third respectively. Other categoriesof winners were […]

Saraki lauds Super Falcons’ semi-final victory

Saraki lauds Super Falcons’ semi-final victory

…appointed SWAN National Patron Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, congratulated the Super Falcons for qualifying for the finals of the on-going 2016 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON). Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, lauded the team and the technical crew for their superlative […]

Federation Cup finalists, Nasarawa Utd raided

Federation Cup finalists, Nasarawa Utd raided

Beaten 2016 Federation Cup finalists Nasarawa United are set to lose the majority of their first team ahead of the coming season. Investigations have revealed that besides Ifeanyi Nweke and Esosa Igbinoba who have pitched tent with Rivers United, former youth international goalkeeper Dami Paul has moved to promoted Katsina United. Midfielder Lordson Ichul and […]

Nigeria’s debts now $63.5 billion, as FG borrows N240bn in third quarter

Nigeria’s debts now $63.5 billion, as FG borrows N240bn in third quarter

Nigeria’s total debts stood at 12.06 trillion naira ($63.5 billion) at the end of March this year, up from 11.2 trillion naira in December 2014, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Wednesday.  Nigeria, Africa’s top economy and largest oil producer, has been hammered by the 50 percent fall in glo…