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Buhari Commends Okoro, Ogwunike For Achievements
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ms Sandie Okoro, for her recent appointment as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, World Bank Group.
50,000 Athletes For 2017 Lagos City Marathon
No fewer than 50,000 athletes from across the world are expected to take part in the second edition of Lagos City Marathon. The event is scheduled for February 11, 2017.
Toure Returns With Brace As Africans Sparkle In Europe
Toure's brace gave City a hard-fought win, while Moses had a man-of-the-match performance in Chelsea's win at Boro, even as Aubameyang was on target for Dortmund as Africans sparkle in top European leagues.
Murray Dispatches Djokovic To Maintain World No. 1 Ranking
Andy Murray will go into 2017 as world number one after dispatching Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 to clinch his first ATP Tour Finals title.
Oshoala Sparkles As Ruthless Falcons Thump Mali 6-0
The Arsenal forward hit the net four times, while Francisca Ordega and Uchechi Sunday completed a perfect start for Nigeria's Super Falcons in their opening game of the 2016 AWCON in Cameroon.
Falconets Beat Spain But Bow Out As Japan Wallop Canada
The Nigerian ladies left it too late as their 2-1 victory over Spain was not enough to see them reach the last eight of the Fifa Women's U-20 World Cup, following Japan's 5-0 dismantling of Canada.
Sevilla Fightback At Deportivo To Move Third
Sevilla climbed to third in La Liga after Gabriel Marcado sealed a stunning fightback from 2-0 down at Deportivo la Coruna to a memorable 3-2 win.
Man United 1-1 Arsenal: Giroud Powers Home Late Leveller
Jose Mourinho described Arsenal as 'lucky' after seeing a late Giroud header earn the Gunners a point at Old Trafford. Mata had slid in Herrera's cross in the 68th minute before Giroud levelled matters.
Sunshine Stars Get Europe Link With ODSFA Deals
The Akure Gunners now have links to some European clubs following deals signed by the Ondo State Football Agency with some foreign companies and clubs.
FIFA President Backs VAR, Expansion Of World Cup Teams
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said he hopes the Video Replay Technology will be used at the World Cup In Russia. He is also proposing upgrading number of World Cup teams to 48.
Arsenal Defender Bellerin Out For Four Weeks
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the Premier League side will be without the Spaniard for four weeks due to an ankle injury.
Amuneke Tips Osimhen For Glory In Germany
Former Super Eagles and Barcelona forward, Emmanuel Amuneke, has likened Victor Osimhen to Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho. Amuneke said, just like Iheanacho in England, Osimehn will thrive in Germany.
ATP Tour: Murray Braced For Potential Djokovic Clash
Andy Murray looks set for the enticing prospect of facing Novak Djokovic in the final of the ATP Tour Finals with the world number one ranking on the line.
Falcons In Cameroon To Retain Title, Omagbemi Boasts
The Falcons coach has declared Nigeria's readiness to retain the Africa Women's Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The African champions will battle Mali on Sunday in their opening game of the tournament.
Relentless Falconets Fight Back To See Off Canada
The Falconets humbled Canada 3-1 at the Fifa U-20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea. But the win only lifted them to third in Group B, and they have to beat Spain on Sunday to reach the last eight.
Falcons Leave For Cameroon Today Ahead AWCON
The team will travel to Cameroon on Wednesday, venue of the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations. The African champions are expected to arrive in Lagos in the afternoon, then connect a flight to Cameroon.
Ex-England Captain Steven Gerrard To Leave LA Galaxy
Former Liverpool and England skipper Steven Gerrard has announced he will leave MLS side LA Galaxy at the end of the season, stating he has ''options on and off the pitch''.
Cameroonian FA Declare War On Super Eagles
The Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT) have declared their Russia 2018 World Cup back-to-back qualifiers against Nigeria a must-win, as they seek revival of their qualification hopes.
Usain Bolt Set To Join Borussia Dortmund
The nine-time Olympic champion will spend a few days training with Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga side confirmed Sunday.
Ruthless Japan Put Six Past Nigeria’s Falconets
Nigeria's Falconets began their 2016 Fifa U-20 Women's World Cup campaign on an embarrassing note, as they were trounced 6-0 by Japan on Sunday.
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