Wednesday July 30th, 2014
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Corruption should be effectively tackled in NFA – Enthusiasts

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Maigari, sacked

Some sports enthusiasts on Friday in Abuja said the impeachment of Aminu Maigari as the Chairman of Nigeria Football Association (NFA) was a welcome development.

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Beware of those jostling to replace Maigari

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Pinnick Amaju

In the light of the impeachment of NFF President, Aminu Maigari, Chairman of the Delta State Football Association Pinnick Amaju in this interview with JOHN EGBOKHAN warns Sports Minister Tamuno Danagogo to be wary of those angling to become the new NFF President.

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Commonwealth Games: Nigerian athletes hope for the best

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Nigeria's flagbearer Marya Usman leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow on July 23, 2014.  AFP PHOTO

Athletics events of the 20th Commonwealth Games begin tomorrow with Nigerian athletes hoping to rise above challenges encountered on the way to Glasgow and post good performances.

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NFF to revert to NFA

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NFF-CARTOON

Ahead of August 26 Elective Congress of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), it has emerged that the apex ruling body for soccer in the country will change its name to the Nigeria Football Association (NFA)

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Federation Cup: Abuja to host semi final matches

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The semi final matches of this year’s Men and Women Federation Cup competitions will take place at the FIFA Goal Project, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the Nigeria Football Federation said yesterday.

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Nigerian fans recount World Cup experience

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The World Cup fans display their certificates

TWENTY-TWO Super Eagles fans who went to Brazil to cheer the Super Eagles to victory at the 2014 World Cup have been recounting their experiences in the South American country.

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Commonwealth Games: Amalaha lands Nigeria’s first gold

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•Golden lift... Amahala lifts for gold in Glassgow Friday. Photos: AFP

Nigeria’s medal’s prospects brightened yesterday, with Chika Amalaha winning Nigeria’s first gold in the women 53kg weightlifting event.

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Chelsea return for club great Drogba

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Didier Drogba

Premier League giants Chelsea announced on Friday that their former striker Didier Drogba has returned to the club on a one-year contract.

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Mourinho wants Didier Drogba

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho revealed on Friday that he is considering a move to bring former striker Didier Drogba back to the club after he was released by Galatasaray.

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Opara wins Nigeria’s first medal in Glasgow

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Nigeria's flagbearer Marya Usman leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow on July 23, 2014.  AFP PHOTO

Nigeria began on a good note yesterday at the ongoing Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland as the country won her first medal in weightlifting.

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Glasgow: Our Weightlifters are determnined for honours – Iquaibom

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Mariam Usman of Nigeria competes in the women's +75kg group A weightlifting event at the Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Gymnasium at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Board member cum Technical Director of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) ,Lawrence Iquaibom has been listed as one of the referees that will take charge of the weightlifting events at the on going Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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From Calabar to Badagry: My journey to perfection

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*Member of a the Seagull Band during the Children's parade of the 2013 Calabar carnival yesterday in Cross Rivers State. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

ONCE upon a time in my very recent past, there was a journey- a journey from good old Calabar the land where I reside, to the bustling city of Lagos, the land of my birth. And by no design of mine, I ended up in Badagry.

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Why Maigari was impeached

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Maigari, sacked

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari has been impeached. Maigari who was re-instated last week after a Jos High Court vacated an injunction that sacked him and his board was thrown out of office after the Executive Committee passed a vote of no confidence on his leadership and accussed him of financial misappropriation.

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Uduaghan commissions swimming pool in Warri

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Swimming-Pool

Delta state Governor, Doctor Emmanuel Udughan has said his government would not slack in the area of youth empowerment through it’s Delta Beyond Oil programmes as more facilities and infrastructures will be put in place to actualize the challenge.

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Iheanacho is exceptional – Pellegrini

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Kelechi Iheanacho

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini was delighted with Kelechi Iheanacho after the Nigerian scored in victory over Sporting Kansas City.

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Eaglets arrive in Kinshasa ahead of African U-17 championship qualifier

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 08: The Nigeria team celebrate their victory after the FIFA World Cup UAE 2013 Final between Nigeria and Mexico at Mohamed Bin Zayed Stadium on November 8, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (FIFA/FIFA)

The national under-17 male football team have arrived in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo ahead of their 2015 African U-17 championship qualifying fixture’s first leg match against their Congolese counterparts.

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NFF ready to renew Keshi contract

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Nigeria's coach Stephen Keshi gives a press conference at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba on June 15, 2014, on the eve of their Group F 2014 FIFA World Cup football match against Iran. AFP PHOTO

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced on Thursday they are set to begin talks with coach Stephen Keshi over a new contract.

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Nigeria beat Bangladesh 3-0 in table tennis

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Table Tennie

Favourites Singapore made a commanding start to the team event of the table tennis at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday with both the men and women recording convincing victories.

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2014 Commonwealth Games opens amidst pageantry, fanfare

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UNITED KINGDOM, Rosyth : In this Ministry of Defence handout picture Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh (L) in a ship naming ceremony conducted at Rosyth Dockyard in Rosyth, Scotland on July 4, 2014. Queen Elizabeth II smashed a bottle of whisky against Britain's biggest warship as she gave her name to the new aircraft carrier at a ceremony in Scotland.

British monarch Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday night in Glasgow declared open the 2014 Commonwealth Games, amidst pageantry and fanfare.

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NFF board impeaches Animu Maigari

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Maigari

The Nigeria Football Federation board, today, in Abuja impeached it chairman Alhaji Animu Maigari.

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Tension as NFF exco meets

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BEFORE THE CRACK: Dr. Rafiu Ladipo (m) raises the hands of Chief Mike Umeh (l) and Aminu Maigari after their election in 2010.

THERE is palpable tension in the Glass House, the seat of football administration in the country as the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation meets today in Abuja.

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2014 Federation Cup: Enyimba beat Sharks FC to book semi-finals place

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CHAMPIONS... Jubilant Enyimba FC of Aba players celebrate with their trophy after beating Warri Wolves at the Federation Cup final yesterday. in Lagos .

Defending champions Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Wednesday in Abuja defeated Sharks FC of Port Harcourt 2-0 in the quarter-finals of the 2014 Federation Cup.

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Dedevbo lists Oshoala, 20 others for Canada 2014

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Super Falcons at their training for Nation's Cup in Abuja on Tuesday

HEAD Coach, Peter Dedevbo has released his final list of 21 players for this year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals, including Super Falcons’ ace Asisat Oshoala and former U-17 stars Patience Okaeme, Halimatu Ayinde, Jiroro Idike, Uchenna Kanu and Yetunde Adeboyejo.

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C’wealth Games: Govt promises N1m for each gold medal

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File Photo: Nigeria’s Ajoke Odumosu (R) hands the baton to Regina George as they compete in the women’s 4X400 relay final of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London. PHOTO - AFP.

Elegbeleye’s meeting with the athletes, was perhaps, the tonic the athletes needed to be in a competitive mood for the Games. Reports from the camp suggested that the country’s representatives were just a despairing bunch, after they were left without kits and any motivation.

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Keshi still in limbo

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Stephen Keshi

Nigeria head coach, Stephen Keshi, has said that he has not been contacted by the country’s football federation, the NFF, on staying in his role.

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Usman to lead Team Nigeria out

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DOWN & OUT . . . Team Nigeria’s female weightlifter hopeful, Maryam Usman disappointed as she flops during the women’s +75-kg weightlifting event of the London 2012 Olympics.

Team Nigeria will to night join other Commonwealth countries to celebrate the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Opening Ceremony to attract 1.5 billion viewers

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Joy for Grace Anozie of Nigeria after making a successful lift in the women's +82.50 kg Powerlifting on Day 7 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCeL. Anozie took gold after lifting 162kg.

The Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, which is due to begin at Celtic Park at 8pm today, will potentially have a global audience of 1.5 billion, according to Glasgow 2014 organisers – and it will certainly have more than a dollop of local flavour, and “a distinctly Glaswegian accent”.

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My mandate is to end football crisis – Danagogo

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Tamuno Danagogo

Minister and Chairman of the National Sports Commission (NSC) Dr. Tamuno Danagogo has revealed that he has a presidential mandate to ensure an end to the incessant crisis that has been rocking Nigerian football in recent years.

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Echiejile sets sight on Russia 2016

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THANK GOD..... Super Eagles players from left, Elderson Echiejile, Emmanuel Emenike and Ogenyi Onazi thanking God after wiining a match. They expect to do same in Addis Ababa tomorrow.

Nigeria international de-fender, Elderson Echiejile has revealed that missing out on the 2014 FIFA World Cup “was a very sad time for me” but insists he will bounce back to play at the 2018 World Cup if the Super Eagles make it to Russia.

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Brazil appoint Dunga as Scolari successor

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Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari (L) reacts during the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on July 8, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  AFP PHOTO / PEDRO UGARTE

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Tuesday appointed Dunga as coach, replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari, whose contract was not renewed after the hosts’ World Cup semi-final thrashing by Germany.

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Real Madrid sign Golden Boot Rodriguez

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Colombia's midfielder James Rodriguez (C) fights for the ball with Ivory Coast's forward Gervinho (R) during a Group C football match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO

Real Madrid on Tuesday signed Colombian striker James Rodriguez, the top scorer at the World Cup, from Monaco on a six season contract.

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Team Nigeria in big C’wealth Games disgrace

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READY TO GO . . . Team Nigeria on arrival for the Africa Youth Athletics Championships ( AYAC), Warri 2013. Photo: Henry Unini

Nigeria’s participation at he Commonwealth Games, opening tomorrow in Glasgow is heading for catastrophe following the decision of the Ministry of Sports and National Sports Commission to starve sports federations officials and the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) of funds to prosecute a successful outing at the Games.

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