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Super Falcons are just one step away from Paris Olympics after beating Cameroon 1-0 in Abuja

NIGERIA'S Super Falcons have qualified for the final stage of the 2024 Women's Olympic tournament after beating Cameroon's Indomitable Lionesses 1-0 in Abuja today and setting up a likely clash with South Africa's Bayana Bayana to determine who goes to Paris.



I hope President Tinubu is aware of the fact that a nation which takes pride in its sovereign status makes sure it manufacturers these 10 things locally

Ayo Akinfe

[1] All of its pharmaceuticals

[2] Hardware which its military uses like tanks, assault rifles, artillery pieces, etc

[3] Official vehicles which its leaders drive

[4] Railway carriages which underpin its transport network

[5] Day-to-day consumer goods like TV sets, washing machines, fridge-freezers, etc

[6] Equipment which process its primary products for export

[7] Uniforms for the members of its public services


Fulham manager Silva says they won because scorers Bassey and Iwobi are back from Nations Cup

FULHAM manager Marco Silva has lauded the contribution of his two Super Eagles' players to the team's league victory at Old Trafford yesterday after Calving Bassey and Alex Iwobi both got on the score sheet to help their team clinch three precious points.



President Tinubu should call a meeting with all the 36 state governors over the next 48 hours where they should agree on some drastic measures to combat Nigeria’s runaway inflation

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Hyper-inflation is tearing Nigeria to shreds and a 2022 KPMG report on Nigeria said among other things that unemployment is expected to hit 40%. It is time for drastic and Draconian action to slay the beast


Aina to miss today's away game at Villa after picking up a knock at African Nations Cup

SUPER Eagles fullback Ola Aina will be missing from Nottingham Forest's league game against Aston Villa today with an injury which his manager Nuno Espirito Santos who revealed that the player picked up a knock during the recent African Cup of Nations.



President Tinubu needs to shun popularity and take the tough but unpopular decision of hiking taxes and using that money to fund productivity expansion to get Nigeria out of this current crisis

Ayo Akinfe

[1] First of all the Federal Inland Revenue Service (Firs) should set an income tax revenue target of $50bn by 2030

[2] Firs should also forward proposals to the National Assembly introducing a regime whereby no public official will receive more than four times the national minimum wage


Air Peace to launch Lagos-London route on March 30 with special discounted student rate

NIGERIAN commercial airline Air will commence flights between London and Lagos on March 30 this year with special student fares introduced as part of its offering in what is a major expansion of its operations into the international market.



Sunday Igboho returns to Nigeria accusing former president of trying to assassinate him

YORUBA Nation agitator Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho has returned to Nigeria from his self-imposed exile which started off with the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari attempting to arrest him in Ibadan in 2021.



Arsenal's on-loan goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo completes his switch to Nigeria with Fifa

ARSENAL goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo who is currently on loan to English League Two side Wrexham has completed his international switch with global footballing body Fifa that will now make him eligible to feature for Nigeria's Super Eagles.




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