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Nike, NFF to Renew Deal Before World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation is deep in negotiations with their partner and giant kit manufacturers, Nike. The fresh contract is expected to be concluded and signed before the Super Eagles play their first game at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. We gathered from a top NFF official familiar with the details of the negotiations that both sides are almost satisfied with what is on the table right now. He said, “Both sides have been talking and…

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Are Human Beings Partly the Architects of Their Miserable Conditions?

Life is, basically, an apotheosis of metamorphosis. Every day, we are faced with different challenges, conditions, options, and indeed, opportunities – positive or negative. Interestingly, to some people, it is the unpredictability of life and opportunities that come with it that encourage and create the urge, goal and the desire to achieve much. Definitely, the fluctuation in life can trigger ambitions, as well as, the motivational drive to change one’s social situation. However, to others, it is just the opposite….

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Human Trafficking and New Wave Of African Prostitution in Europe

The new wave of migration to Europe has produced many serious social challenges, amongst them, human trafficking, prostitution, drug violence, modern day slavery. Trying to escape the intimidating political challenges in their various countries, coupled with the quest to survive the crushing economic situation in their countries, many Africans are stubbornly heading to the West at all odds. Despite all the dangers and hurdles facing them before they reach their final destination – for those who are lucky to…

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I’m Ready for the World Cup – Iwobi

Nigeria and Arsenal attacker, Alex Iwobi has said he is ready for the 2018 World Cup billed for Russia. Iwobi told FIFA.Com he is already prepared as he has a very good idea of what to expect in his first appearance at the Mundial. The Super Eagles striker hopes that the regular trainings with world-class players have helped his game move up. He said, “The fact that I have been training with world-class players every day has given me…

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Fears Over Eagles World Cup As Supreme Court Delivers Judgement

The hope of Nigerians seeing the Super Eagles feature with quite very high expectations in Russia at the World Cup in June may be dashed if the Supreme Court sacks the FIFA-recognised Amaju Pinnick-led board of the Nigeria Football Federation, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The court will deliver its judgement on the Pinnick-led board versus Chris Giwa group on Thursday. Giwa and his board had dragged the current board of the NFF to the Supreme Court to set aside the verdict…

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HUMOUR FACTORY: The Fastest PhD Research Conducted In Nigeria

A PhD candidate from a university in London was to carry out a research on the topic, which says: “Do Nigerians answer questions with a question.” Believing the research would last longer, the researcher equipped herself with a long list of questions, microphone, interview recorder and other research paraphernalia; she rented a house for a period of two months and headed for Lagos. Arrived at the airport, while waiting for his luggage, the researcher asked an immigration officer standing…

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Commonweath Games: Assessing African’s Performance

    How would you assess the performance of African countries at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia? Please tell us your opinion   Medal Table: Rank Nation Total 1 Australia 80 59 59 198 2 England 45 45 46 136 3 India 26 20 20 66 4 Canada 15 40 27 82 5 New Zealand 15 16 15 46 6 South Africa 13 11 13 37 7 Wales 10 12 14 36 8 Scotland 9 13…

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Eagles Promised $24m If Nigeria Wins World Cup

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has said that the Super Eagles players stand the chance of pocketing $24 million if they play in the final match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The World Cup will hold from June 14 to July 15 in various Russian cities. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Pinnick told newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday that the money was part of the agreement reached with the players to…

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The ‘No Tithes, No Heaven’ Sugarcandy Mountain Story.

Recently an esteemed Nigerian Pastor E A Adeboye, head of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, claimed that anyone who does not pay tithes is a candidate for hell. Hear him: “Anyone who is not paying his tithe is not going to heaven, full stop.” To understand the concept of the “tithe” better, let us go back to the origin of reformation. More than 500 years ago, a German Monk called Martin Luther tried to challenge certain things in…

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Nigeria: The Return of the Unwanted Messiah

Normally, when the Messiah comes to the people, he is usually welcomed with euphoria, hope and positive expectations. Not so in Nigeria. No trumpet. No excitement. The declaration of the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari that he would run for the second term as President has not only caused negative reactions amongst Nigerians, it has equally set the stock market crashing, fuelling fears and speculations that many investors might pick up their billions and find their way out of the…

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Liberia: A New Wine in an Old Bottle or a New Bottle With an Old Wine?

  President George Weah’s dramatic victory in the Presidential election in Liberia did set a strong political earthquake in Liberia and Africa in general. The historic defeat of the ruling party by a man who struggled in the ghetto as a child, trying to find food to survive and later spent much of his life as a footballer, gave hope to many young Africans that nothing can be impossible with much persistence and determination. Perhaps, Weah knows more than…

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Former Super Eagles Star, Tunji Banjo Now works on Train

  Some long-distance Liverpool fans travelling by train to Saturday’s Merseyside derby will have had their tickets checked by a man who once played in an FA Cup semi-final. Tunji Banjo still has a living to make with London Northwestern exactly 40 years after facing Arsenal in one of the biggest games in Leyton Orient’s history, according to a Dailymailonline report. It’s hard to imagine Harry Kane or Eden Hazard spending their retirement shuttling between Milton Keynes and Crewe,…

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