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Sunday, 02 October 2022 06:30

129 dead in Indonesia soccer match riot

Panic at an Indonesian soccer match after police fired tear gas to stop brawls left 129 dead, mostly trampled to death, police said Sunday. Several fights between supporters of the two rival soccer teams were reported inside the Kanjuruhan Stadium in East Java province’s Malang city after the Indonesian Premier League game ended with Persebaya Surabaya beating Arema Malang 3-2. The brawls that broke out just after the game ended late night Saturday prompted riot police to fire tear gas, which caused panic among supporters, said East Java Police Chief Nico Afinta. Hundreds of people ran to an exit gate…
Ibrahim Musa Gusau has been elected as the new president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Gusau was voted into the position at the federation’s committee election held in Benin on Friday. The Zamfara-born football administrator defeated nine other contestants to emerge as the successor of Amaju Pinnick. He gathered 39 out of 40 votes in the re-run election after all the candidates had initially failed to meet the 22 votes requirements. Gusau had earlier managed 21 votes followed by Seyi Akinwunmi who got 12 and Shehu Dikko with 6 and a lone vote for Peterside Idah. Akinwunmi and Dikko,…
PRESS RELEASE President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja approved National Honours and cash awards of N200 million for Team Nigeria contingents to the 2022 Commonwealth Games and World Athletics championships. Speaking at a presidential reception in honour of the athletes, the President said his Government is committed to rewarding excellence, no less for members of Team Nigeria who ignited the spirit of victory in the nation through stellar performances at international competitions. Congratulating all the awardees and recipients, he expressed confidence that this will spur them to greater heights. The President who described the athletes as champions, worthy ambassadors,…
Oleksandr Usyk has once again defeated Anthony Joshua by a split decision to retain his heavyweight titles. The Ukrainian boxer won the bout after two of the three judges scored him higher — 115-113 and 116-112 — than Joshua. The Nigerian-born British boxer was bested by Usyk in front of thousands of fans at King Abdullah Sports City Arena in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday night. Joshua entered the fight hoping to reclaim the WBA, IBF, and WBO titles which he lost to the Ukrainian in September 2021. Both boxers began the bout with renewed vigour. The pair also delivered…
Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan has successfully defended her Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles title after breezing to the first position on Sunday at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. Amusan set a new Games Record of 12.30s to set a new Games Record and also secure Nigeria’s 10th gold medal in what has been an amazing year. A 2.4 m/s tailwind denied Amusan the chance of breaking the Games Record in the semi-final. However, there was no stopping the World Record holder as she breezed to a time of 12.30s to eclipse the 16-year-old 12.65 seconds Games record set by Jamaica’s Brigitte Foster-Hylton…
Nigerian fans have accused track legend Michael Johnson of racism and hatred for questioning Tobi Amusan’s world record time in the 100m hurdles final at the just-concluded World Athletics Championships in Oregon, The PUNCH reports. Amusan raced to victory in the 100m hurdles final, finishing with a time of 12.12secs, shattering Kendra Harrison’s 2016 world record by 0.08secs at the event. The 25-year-old’s feat was one of a succession of athletes to smash world records or their own personal best times at the event. In the women’s 100m hurdles alone, 12 of the 24 semi-finalists recorded their best times ever…
After much dilly-dallying, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday announced the appointment of José Santos Peseiro as the new technical adviser of the senior Men national team, the Super Eagles. The football federation also said the appointment is with immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Peseiro. It will be recalled that the Portuguese was first announced as Super Eagles technical adviser on the eve of the kick off of the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon but due to inexplicable reasons, his contract with the NFF fell through. José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro, 62 last…
Some angry fans of the Super Eagles of Nigeria invaded the newly refurbished Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja and vandalised facilities in protest of the team’s failure to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Black Stars of Ghana ended Nigeria’s dream of becoming the first African country to qualify for four consecutive World Cups. The Ghanaians secured a 1-1 draw in Abuja on Tuesday to progress to the World Cup based on the away goals rule — after holding Nigeria to a goalless draw in Kumasi last Friday. Thomas Partey’s opener in the 11th minute proved costly for…
Federal government has directed all ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) to close by 1pm on Tuesday (today) ahead of the second-leg clash between the Super Eagles and Black Stars of Ghana. In a circular on Monday, Ngozi Onwudiwe, the service welfare officer, also called for the mobilisation of support for the Nigerian senior national team. Onwudiwe added that all permanent secretaries should ensure the content of the circular is achieved as desired. “As you are aware, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be meeting the Black Stars of Ghana in continuation of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier playoff (return…
Monday, 07 March 2022 06:09

Ace broadcaster Fabio Lanipekun is dead

Four days after his 80th birthday was celebrated, Fabio Lanipekun, a sports journalist, has died, reports sportsvillagesquare.com. A Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) official close to the family confirmed the passing on of the highly-respected journalist. His death is coming just a week after another iconic sports journalist, Sunny Emmanuel Ojagbaese, died in the United States (U.S.). The Guardian
July 20, 2024

Dangote’s quest for import ban on diesel bad for Nigeria’s energy security, competition, FG says

Aliko Dangote has asked Nigeria to suspend imports of diesel and aviation fuel in a…
July 19, 2024

LG autonomy is guise for state capture, overtaxation - Afenifere

PRESS RELEASE Afenifere has stated that President Bola Tinubu administration's push for Local Government Autonomy…
July 20, 2024

Married men are revealing the ‘hardest parts’ of marriage that no one talks about

We recently asked married men of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the hardest parts…
July 20, 2024

Husband uses drone to catch wife cheating on him with her boss

A Chinese man reportedly caught his wife cheating with her boss during work hours by…
July 16, 2024

Driver, 18 passengers abducted on Akwa Ibom highway

The driver and 18 passengers of a Port Harcourt-bound Akwa Ibom State Transport Corporation bus…
July 20, 2024

Here’s the latest as Israel-Hamas war enters Day 288

Top UN court says Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories illegal The United Nations' highest court…
June 19, 2024

Chips maker Nvidia rises to world’s most valuable company

Nvidia has become the world’s most valuable company following a staggering rally in its shares,…
June 18, 2024

Amusan secures fourth straight national title in 100m hurdles

Tobi Amusan has claimed her fourth consecutive national title in the women’s 100 metres hurdles…

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