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Jonathan to decorate Sydney Olympics 4x400m team

President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to present the retrieved Sydney 2000 Olympics gold medals to Nigeria’s 4X400m relay team on Wednesday at brief ceremony at Aso-Rock. The President will receive the team after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja. Indications are however rife that some of the athletes might be

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Corruption, bane of Nigerian football–Afe Babalola

Respected legal icon, Aare Afe Babalola has identified corruptions as the major problem plaguing Nigerian football, but the constituted authorities often feign ignorance of this. The Oyo State Pillar of Sports said this during the final of the Ibadan Football Association League tagged Afe Babalola Champions Cup which he bankrolled to the

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OAU enmeshed in NUGA contract scandal

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife is enmeshed in a contract scandal when it awarded a contract for the construction of an eightlane IAAF standard Tartan track to a company that did not come tops in an evaluation it carried out. The company that won the contract has the highest bid of

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IAAF WYC: Nigeria’s Asamu make waves, Ugeh injured

Middle distance runner,  Oluwatobiloba Asamu on Thursday qualified for the semi-final of the 800m event of the ongoing IAAF World Youth Championship in Donetsk. Asamu, who  had a season best of 2:06.59secs finished second in 2:09.56 secs, a performance the vice president of the AFN, Tunde Abdulkareem described as ‘wonderful.’ Before Asamu’s

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Clubs owe players, officials N886m – AFPON

Nigeria’s top two leagues clubs, the Glo Premier League and the Nigeria National League clubsides are indebted to their players and officials to the tune of N885.5 million cumulatively in salaries, sign-on fees and other services rendered to them during the 2008 -2010 football seasons, President of the Association of

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146 goals: NFF suspends all four clubs

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has suspended indefinitely the four clubs and match officials for their roles in the scandalous 146 goals in two Nationwide League (NNWL) matches at the weekend, with further sanctions looming over them. Plateau United Feeders shockingly defeated Akurba FC from Nasarawa State 79-0, while Police Machine

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‘No plan to ban Mikel’

Super Eagles Media Officer, Ben Alaiya, on Tuesday denied speculations that Super Eagles midfielder, Mikel Obi, might be banned from the National team. “There is no truth in such a speculation,’’ Alaiya said in Lagos. “Nothing of such is happening and people should confirm things before publishing. I am surprised and amazed

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CHAN: Keshi targets second win over CIV

As the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) hosts up on Saturday in Kaduna, Super Eagles Head Coach Stephen Keshi is targeting a second victory over Cote d’ Ivoire to boost players’ confidence ahead of other crucial games. Though the Ivorien coach Saraka Norbet has boasted of his team’s readiness to battle Super Eagles

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