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Aiteo promises Eagles $50,000 for every unreplied goal as they prepare to face Croatia tomorrow

OIL giant Aiteo has promised to pay the Super Eagles a sum of N18m ($50,000) for each unreplied goal they score in the ongoing World Cup ahead of the team's opening game against Croatia tomorrow as part of its sponsorship package.



Abiola's son said he approached Goodluck three times asking him to confer GCFR on his father

CHIEF MKO Abiola's oldest son Kola has revealed that he repeatedly asked former president Dr Goodluck Jonathan to bestow the national award the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on his late father to no avail.



Leon Balogun doubtful for Saturday's clash against Croatia after he misses final training session

SUPER Eagles centreback Leon Balogun is a doubt for Nigeria's game against Croatia on Saturday after he picked up a knock which forced him to sit out the team's training session yesterday.



Federal high court sacks Kogi senator saying he was wrongly presented as a candidate

SENATOR Atai Aidoko representing Kogi East Senatorial District in the National assembly has been sacked by a federal high court in Abuja after it ruled that he was wrongly presented as a candidate in 2015.



Labour Party rejects Mimiko's application to rejoin them after he resigns from PDP

NIGERIA'S Labour Party has rejected an application from former Ondo State governor Dr Segun Mimiko to return to its fold after he resigned from the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday.



Britain warns EFCC and Inec against bias in the run-up to next year's general elections

BRITAIN'S high commissioner to Nigeria Paul Arkwright has warned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) against bias ahead of the 2019 general elections.



Senegal emulate Nigeria and also storm Russia in African native attire as World Cup starts today

SENEGAL'S national football team the Lions of Teranga have continued the African tradition started by the Super Eagles by also arriving for the 2018 World Cup in Russia donning native attires.



New Nigerian national carrier to be launched in December this year following talks with Boeing and Airbus

FEDERAL government officials have announced plans to launch a new Nigerian national carrier in December this year to finally replace the defunct Nigeria Airways which folded in 2003.


Founded in 1958, Nigeria Airways eventually collapsed having accumulated significant debts that outstripped its revenues from the mid-1980s. Since then, Nigeria has been without a national carrier and repeated attempts by successive governments to float another one over recent years have failed.



Joshua Dariye begged for mercy before being sentenced telling EFCC counsel to act like a Christian

FORMER Plateau State governor Senator Joshua Dariye pleaded for a light sentence before being a federal high court in Abuja yesterday just before being sentenced to 14 years imprisonment after being found guilty of corruption and embezzlement.



Spain sack national team manager Julen Lopetegui 48 hours before their World Cup campaign kicks off

SPAIN have sacked their national team coach Julen Lopetegui just two days before they start  their World Cup campaign in anger at the fact that he took on the job of becoming Real Madrid's next coach without informing the football association.




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