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Edo Students To Honour Keshi, Amodu

 Tertiary institution students from Edo State, have taken the bull by the horns as they have unveiled plans for an annual Sports Festival to honour two of the greatest coaches Nigeria has ever produced in Shaibu Amodu and Stephen Okechukwu Keshi. The students under the aegis of the National Association of Edo State Students (NAESS), said through their Planning Committee …

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PLAY!YA President Decries Players’ Trafficking

 Germany-based NGO, PLAY!YA president, Ian Mengel has raised an alarm that illegal trafficking of football players is growing at an alarming rate in Nigeria and, indeed Africa. PLAY!YA supports grassroots sport and education development and also organises the African Football and Film Festival (AFFF). Mengel, a former FC Bonn of Germany player, said in Lagos that in spite of the …

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Beach Eagles Crash Out

 Nigeria’s beach football national team, Super Sand Eagles on Monday crashed out at the group stages of this year’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, Bahamas 2017. The team failed to progress to the quarterfinals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas after losing 1-2 on penalties to Iran following a 4-4 draw after three periods. Nigeria’s coach, …

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Sanusi’s Daughter Weds In Sokoto

 Sokoto was agog on Friday as the General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, gave out one of his daughters, Mardiyya, in marriage. Mardiyya formally became the wife of Abdulrahman Nata’ala Talba after a simple ceremony at the Muhammad Saad Abubakar III Mosque in the Guiwa Low Cost area of the ancient city, following Friday’s Juma’at prayers. Hon. …

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Go Round FC start FA Cup race against Rivers United Academy

The FA Cup in Rivers State will come alive for Go Round FC on Wednesday at the Sharks FC Stadium against Rivers United Academy. Go Round FC, playing in the Nigeria National League are the current champions of the Cup in Rivers State and coach of the side, Ngozi Elechi says they have all it takes to defend the trophy. …

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NEROS Anambra FA Cup Reaches Semis

Federation Cup defending Champions, FC Ifeanyi Ubah will play CKC FC in one of the semi finals of the Neros Pharmaceuticals Anambra State FA cup. The Anambra Warriors defeated Ozalla FC 2-0 in the quarter final. CKC FC reached the last four after a 5-4 penalties shoot out win over Morning Stars of Onitsha. Both sides ended the regulation and …

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Philips Partners with the Government of Kenya and the United Nations to Advance the African Healthcare Agenda

The leading health technology company is coming on board as the first private sector partner to establish an SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Partnership Platform in Kenya for accelerating primary healthcare transformation in support of universal health coverage Establishment of the SDG Partnership Platform in Kenya aims to accelerate Primary Healthcare transformation in support of Universal Health Coverage Collaboration and innovation …

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Tiwa Savage signs on as Rotary celebrity ambassador for polio eradication

Savage, who has been described by CNN as Nigeria’s biggest pop star, will help Rotary achieve its goal of a polio-free world by raising awareness about the vaccine-preventable disease Nigerian singer/songwriter Tiwa Savage is the newest face to join Rotary’s (www.Rotary.org) ‘This Close’ public awareness campaign for polio eradication. A paralyzing and life altering disease, polio is on the verge …

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Anthony Joshua: From bad boy bricklayer to boxing’s first billionaire?

When the dust settles after a blockbuster night at Wembley Stadium, when 90,000 fans in attendance set a post-war record the man-of-the moment, Anthony Joshua MBE, can give himself a pat on the back. He left it all in the ring, he went down, he got back up, and he won against the most dominant heavyweight of the 21st century. …

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Rashidi Yekini U-13 football tourney: Ogun, Kaduna teams get final ticket

Tornadoes Football Academy of Abeokuta and CCS of Kaduna have both secured their place in the final of Rashidi Yekini U-13 football competition. Tornadoes defeated Ratcom Football Academy of Ilorin 2-1 in the first semi final match played at the Ira Township Playing Field in Oyun local government area of Kwara. CCS Kaduna continued its dominance in the tournament with …

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