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Reigning Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Enugu Rangers will be seeking revenge when they take on FC Ifeanyiubah in today’s match day 26 game at The Cathedral – Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu. FC Ifeanyiubah defeated Rangers 1-0 on matchday-four in Nnewi, but with both teams recording draws in their previous games, Rangers look a better bet to win judging from their recent resurgent form though FC Ifeanyiubah have a superior head to head advantage, winning four of their previous five meetings. Uche Agbo’s side are undefeated in their last four NPFL matches, and have won four of their most recent…
Nigerian striker Victor Anichebe has signed with Chinese second-tier side Beijing Enterprises. Anichebe was recently released by Sunderland following their relegation from the Premier League. The Nigerian was brought to the Stadium of Light last year by David Moyes but managed just three goals in 18 appearances as a knee injury sidelined him for a large portion of the season. Anichebe joins compatriot Leke James at the club, which is still reeling from the tragic death of Ivorian Cheick Tiote earlier this month. "We are delighted with the signing of Victor, who played in the Premier League. It’s a positive…
Adetona Odukomaiya, Technical Director of Lagos State Scrabble Association, on Friday said plans were underway to add scrabble to schools’ curriculum in the state. Odukomaiya said that the association had been working closely with the State Ministry of Education to ensure its implementation. “We have introduced scrabble as a game in all schools in Lagos state. We are now adding scrabble to the schools’ curriculum in the state. “We have coaches who go into the schools to train the students every day. Scrabble is all about English Language and introducing it will increase the vocabulary of the students. “It will…
Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday they had filed a claim against Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud dating back to when he coached Real Madrid. The Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities 3.3 million euros (2.92 million pounds), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement, adding it had presented a claim to a local court. Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with United in 2016. Prosecutors said he had failed to declare revenues from his image rights in his Spanish income tax declarations from…
Although Sunshine Stars and Shooting Stars face the risk of dropping into the Nigeria National League at the end of the season, they gave themselves hope on Sunday; registering home wins in their Nigeria Professional Football League Match Day 25 fixtures. Shooting Stars at their Adamasingba home ground beat visiting ABS FC from Ilorin 2-0 while Sunshine Stars did just enough to beat Gombe United 2-1. Despite the wins, Sunshine and Shooting Stars are 17th and 18th respectively on the NPFL log. In Lafia, Nasarawa United ended a run of four League games without a win as they piped Enyimba…
Nike wants to be more nimble on its feet. The sneaker maker said Thursday that it plans to focus on the hottest-selling sneakers, slash the number of styles it offers and sell more shoes directly to customers online as part of a restructuring in which it also will cut about 1,400 jobs. Nike said the moves will help it offer products to customers faster as it is facing increasing competition from smaller brands and premium labels. Another problem: The running and basketball shoes Nike is famous for may be outdated. More people are choosing fashion over function, with sales of…
Despite allegations and counter allegations by aggrieved contestants, Nigeria’s Sports Federations elections held in Abuja on Tuesday have produced winners. While some of the winners were predictable long before Tuesday’s poll, there were some elements of surprise elsewhere while some returned unopposed. In Nigeria Wrestling Federation Presidency elections, the incumbent, Daniel Igali, secured a fresh four-year term as he pulled 34 votes to beat his challenger, Austin Edeze, who garnered 16. After his victory, Igali thanked everyone who supported his cause, and promised to build on the gains recorded during his first term in office. “To God be the glory.…
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 03:17

3SC mgt reads riot act to technical crew

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan The management of the 3sc Sports Club, Shooting Stars, on Monday, gave an ultimatum to the technical crew of the football team to immediately find a way out of the relegation zone in the ongoing Nigerian Professional League or be ready to face sack. Executive Chairman of the Club, Mr. Gbolagade Busari, said the stern warning was given at an emergency management meeting to evaluate the position of the club, rock bottom of the league table. He explained that the technical crew of the team was specifically told that they would be evaluated on a match to…
Plateau United on Sunday continued their fine run in the Nigeria Professional Football League as they recorded the biggest win of the weekend. The table toppers whitewashed Gombe United 5-1 to retain their advantage at the summit of the NPFL log. In all the other fixtures, the home teams were victorious with varying degrees of wins. In Lagos, MFM FC dug deep to secure a lone goal win over relegation haunted Shooting Stars. It was a similar situation in Enugu where Rangers piped Oriental foes, Abia Warriors, 1-0. ABS FC and Remo Stars both secured 1-0 wins over Lobi Stars…
Claycourt king Rafa Nadal regained his Roland Garros throne after two years in exile with a brutal 6-2 6-3 6-1 mauling of Swiss Stan Wawrinka to complete 'La Decima' on Sunday. Rewinding the clock to the days when he was untouchable on the crushed brick dust, the 31-year-old turned 2015 champion Wawrinka into a human punch bag, winning in just over two hours. This title, a record 10th at a single grand slam in the professional era, was arguably the most impressive of his 15 majors, though, as it arrived three injury-plagued years after the last one when he beat…
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Stanbic-IBTC founder Atedo Peterside announces retirement as a banker

The founder of Stanbic-IBTC Bank, Atedo Peterside has announced his retirement as a banker. Peterside…
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Kano emirate tussle gets messier as parties take ‘convenient’ stands on court orders

The details of the judgement of the Federal High Court of Thursday have confirmed that…
June 23, 2024

A sisterhood of millions: the all-women church groups helping people in Nigeria

On a warm Thursday afternoon in May, the ululation, drumming and singing of a choir…
June 23, 2024

3,300-year-old sunken ship found in Mediterranean at a depth where time has 'frozen,' Israel says

A 3,300-year-old ancient sunken ship dating back to the Bronze Age has been discovered in…
June 23, 2024

Retired army general shot dead in Abuja residential estate

Uwem Udokwere, a retired brigadier general, has been killed in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Udokwere…
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What to know after Day 850 of Russia-Ukraine war

WESTERN PERSPECTIVE Has Russia just dropped a deadly new 3,000kg glide bomb in Ukraine? The…
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,…
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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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