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Olise makes case for Rodri in Ballon d’Or race

Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has showed support for Manchester City midfielder Rodri in the race for the 2024 Ballon d’Or award, Soccernet.ng reports. The Ballon d’Or discussion has started to heat up since the end of the 2023/2024 campaign. Real Madrid stars Vinicius junior and Jude Bellingham seemed to be leading the race […]

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Paris 2024: Reps support Team Nigeria with N100m

The Federal House of Representatives has thrown their support behind Nigerian athletes with a ₦100 million support package for the Paris Olympics, BSNSports.com.ng reports. According to the House Speaker, Tajudden Abbas, this significant gesture aims to motivate and empower Nigerian athletes to excel in international competitions, promoting national pride and unity. He said: “We recognize […]

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CBN sells $20,000 to BDCs at N1,450/$1

By Chinwendu Obienyi The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced on Thursday that it will allow eligible Bureau De Change Operators (BDCs) to purchase foreign exchange (FX) in an effort to meet the increasing demand from businesses. According to a circular signed by A.A Mahdi, the Acting Director of Trade and Exchange at the CBN, […]

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Beyond granting LGAS Financial Autonomy

The Supreme Court of Nigeria last week solved a puzzle regarding the finances of local government areas (LGAs) in the country, which had been a subject of controversy for a while. In a country where the Constitution approved a joint account between state and local governments, and where there were varied interpretations about the status […]

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Air Peace refutes claims of contract breaches, blacklisting

Air Peace, one of Nigeria’s flag carriers has refuted media reports suggesting it was among some “13 Nigerian airlines blacklisted for contract breaches.” The airline’s management, in a statement, explained that since the company’s establishment in 2014, it has consistently operated with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. The airline said: “Contrary to the […]

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Nigerian airlines battle FX shortages as economy ticket hits N220,000

By Chinelo Obogo, talktonelo@yahoo.com Amid scorching economic downturn and increased road insecurity, Nigerians are now facing soaring airfares on domestic routes, even during the traditionally low-demand off-peak season. The primary culprit is a significant reduction in the number of operational aircraft, exacerbated by the lingering forex scarcity. During a recent visit by the leadership of […]

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NTEC 2024 addresses sustainable Jet A1 usage, manpower shortage

By Chinelo Obogo In a remarkable showcase of talent and innovation, the University of Ibadan (UI), Oyo State, and Murtala Muhammed Airport Secondary School (MMASS), Ikeja, Lagos, emerged victorious in the tertiary institutions and secondary schools categories, respectively, at the 13th National Travel Essay Competition (NTEC 2024) and Air Transport Youth Empowerment Seminar. This year’s […]

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Why I prefer foreign Coach for Super Eagles – Pinnick

Former President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Melvin Pinnick has explained   his preference for a foreign coach for Super Eagles. Speaking on Arise TV, Pinnick admitted that Nigerian coaches are technically sound but added that managing players has gone beyond that level. He said“ Yes, the Nigerian coaches have the requisite knowledge and […]

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Court rejects Emefiele’s request for foreign medical trip

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), yesterday, rejected an application by the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, seeking its permission to travel to the United Kingdom for medical check-up. Emefiele is standing trial before Justice Hamza Muazu on an amended 20-count charge […]

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14 killed, 4 injured in Jigawa auto crash

From Desmond Mgboh, Kano No fewer than 14 passengers were killed and four others injured in a fatal accident which occurred in Jigawa State. The Public Relations Officer, Jigawa State Police Command, Lawan Adamu, in a statement, yesterday, said the accident occurred in Kanya village, following a head-on collision involving a DAF Truck and a […]

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Police arrest crypto billionaire, Blord, over fraud

From Molly Kilete, Abuja The Police Force Headquarters in Abuja said its operatives have arrested a crypto billionaire, Linus Williams, popularly known as BLord. Blord was arrested in Abuja, yesterday, following allegations of cryptocurrency fraud, terrorism funding, and aiding internet fraud, among other allegations against his companies. The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumiyiwa Adejobi, made […]

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Money laundering: Court orders arrest of medical director as Binance official, Gambaryan, appears on wheelchair

From Godwin Tsa Abuja Proceedings in the trial of a top official of Binance, Tygran Gambaryan took a dramatic turn yesterday, following an arrest warrant placed on the Medical Director, Kuje Correctional Centre, Abraham Ehizojie, by the Abuja division of the Federal High Court. Justice Emeka Nwite made the order over Ehizojie’s failure to produce […]

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Milan puts Chukwueze through special training

Super Eagles midfielder, Samuel Chukwueze looks set to get more playing time at AC Milan as the club’s head coach, Paulo Fonseca appears to have taken special interest in the Nigerian. Fonseca is impressing several people around Milanello, and it is clear to see why the AC Milan head coach is making a good first […]

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NFF mourns Ekene Adams

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has expressed utmost sorrow and grief over the demise yesterday, of the Chairman of House of Representatives’ Committee on Youth and Sports, Hon. Ekene Abubakar Adams. Adams reportedly passed on in the early hours of the day after prolonged illness. President of NFF, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, in a letter […]

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Sports minister declares Davis Cup qualifiers open

Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, has called on the six countries participating in the Group III of the Davis Cup African region to compete under atmosphere of friendship saying sports should promote unity among countries in Africa nay the world. The minister, while wishing the Nigerian contingent the best of luck, said […]

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… NPFL observes minute silence on his passing

A minute silence was observed at the Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) in honour of the late House of Representatives member, Hon. Ekene Abubakar Adams who died in the early hours of yesterday. Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye, the Chairman of the NPFL described the National Assembly member as a committed stakeholder […]

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