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AFCON 2019: Nigeria camp rumble as players protest

Super Eagles players boycotted Tuesday’s pre-match conference and were also looking to boycott Tuesday evening’s training. The row could add distraction to Nigeria’s preparation for Wednesday’s match against Guinea.  The protest is over allowances. Only coach Gernot Rohr attended the statutory Tuesday’s pre-match media conference organised by the confederation of African Football. When journalists queried the players absence Rohr said: “The players had to stay back for an important meeting.” Ahmed Musa was billed to attend with Rohr but…

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African Traditional Wedding Attire

The marriage between a man and a woman is a special celebration of the natural continuity of life in every part of Africa. African weddings are unique and joyful; a huge family affair, and an undertaking everyone participates in. It also brings families together as well as enables people to reconnect with friends. Having said that, African wedding attires are magnificent outfits that make a wedding ceremony standout. The outfits are made of fabrics that are usually unique to…

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Child Marriage: culture, morality and future of society

When a nation turns a child into a bride, it turns its future into a hell. Irrespective of the differences in culture, language, ethnicity, religion and geographical position, child marriage has become a global problem, which is practised in different parts of the world. From Niger, Bangladesh to Iraq, child marriage is a common practice in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and even in Europe. While some might argue that child marriage is an integral part of…

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Women’s World Cup: Super Falcons beat Korea, ready for France

African champions Nigeria did what they needed to do by throwing all they had into the game to defeat Korea Republic 2-0 on Wednesday and earn their first three points of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup. In the event, the Falcons set the stage for a fierce encounter with host nation France on Monday next week, as they look to reach the knockout rounds for the first time in 20 years. Having lost 3-0 to Norway in their…

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Anthony Joshua earns £20m for defeat, winner Andy Luiz gets £5m

Andy Ruiz Jr might have produced one of the biggest shocks in heavyweight history by beating Anthony Joshua on Saturday, but his pay cheque was distinctly lightweight, compared to Joshua’s. The Mexican stunned Britain’s WBA, IBF and WBO champion to shake up heavyweight boxing’s established order in dramatic style, according to an AFP report. Ruiz is understood to have made only around £5m from the fight at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, The SUN has reported. Compare that…

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IBF, WBO and WBA Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr

In what many boxing pundits have called one of the biggest upsets in the boxing history, Andy Ruiz has sensationally beaten the IBF, WBO and WBA Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua last night at the at Madison Square Garden, New York USA. The Nigerian born Anthony Joshua, an impressive, rugged World Heavy Weight boxing champion with an impeccable record of  22 wins – 21 by knockout, was a 1-25 favourite with bookmakers. But, Ruiz proved many wrongs with his powerful…

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Nigeria: Federal Government fulfils house pledge to former Super Eagles coach, Clemens Westerhorf

The Federal Government on Monday fulfilled a 25-year pledge to former Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Clemens Westerhof. At an impressive ceremony inside the conference room of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Abuja, the Minister, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola said the occasion was a further proof that the Buhari administration was “committed to putting right the wrongs of yesterday and redressing all forms of yesterday’s injustice.” Westerhof, a Dutchman, was head coach of the Super…

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Proverb of the Week: A small house will hold a hundred friends ((Duruma, Kenya)

Chumba chidide chinaidima kuphenya atu mirongo kumi. (Duruma) Chumba kidogo huweza kuwa na marafiki mia moja. (Swahili) Une seule maison peut avoir cent amis. (French) A small house will hold a hundred friends. (English) Although this proverb of the Duruma, the Mijikenda ethnic groups of the Kenyan coastal region along the Nairobi-Mombasa, might sound a bit confusing and contradictory or even ironic, it is definitely true if you think about it deeply. Traditionally, a typical Duruma homestead is not…

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Money won’t affect Christian Chukwu’s treatment – Otedola

 May 22, 2019 0 Comment Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola on Tuesday assured the public that money would not stop former Nigeria captain Christian Chukwu from getting adequate medical and post-medical care. The Nigeria Football Federation officials confirmed on Wednesday that the Chairman of Forte Oil, who had earlier made a contribution of $50,000 to the medical care of the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations-winning team captain made this statement when he paid Chukwu a visit at the Wellington Hospital, Circus…

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Child Marriage: Urgent need to act decisively

Just imagine a bit your childhood years. Do you remember those your childhood dreams, hopes, and aspirations? As a young innocent girl, you had the dreams of having a fulfilled life. You aspired to go to school, become well educated, have a wonderful profession; a rewarding job. You strived to build a beautiful, healthy family with someone you loved….. Suddenly – just unceremoniously – your dream is shattered. Your life aspirations are completely disoriented and forcefully altered in an…

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Yekatom and Ngaïssona Case: Confirmation of charges hearing postponed to 19 September 2019

Today, 15 May 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to postpone the commencement of the confirmation hearing in the case The Prosecutor v. Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona to 19 September 2019, instead of 18 June 2019. The Chamber granted a request of the Prosecutor for the postponement of the hearing in light of the need to ensure the protection of victims and witnesses. The purpose of the confirmation of charges hearing is to determine whether…

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Mikel wants to lead Super Eagles in Egypt

Absentee Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has confirmed he is available to return to the team for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The former Chelsea star last played for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and was not involved in the qualifying matches for Egypt 2019. “Mikel has met with coach (Gernot) Rohr in England and he has confirmed he will feature at the Nations Cup in Egypt,” said a top team official of…

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