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Rohr seeks Moses return to Super Eagles

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Victor Moses would be welcomed back into Nigeria national team, especially if he played more regular club football, coach Gernot Rohr said on Tuesday. The 28-year-old was a crucial part of Chelsea’s 2017 Premier League-winning side and in 2013 won both the Europa League for his club and the Africa …

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Atiku asks Buhari to release panel’s report on arms procurement

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The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has accused the Federal Government of wasting valuable time and resources on the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari while neglecting the Boko Haram crisis that has continued to consume the lives of innocent citizens. He also called on the …

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Shagari: Nigeria, Africa lost a statesman, says IBB

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A former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda, has said the passing away of the former civilian president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, was a loss not only to Nigeria but Africa at large. Shagari died on Friday at the National Hospital in Abuja after a protracted illness. In a condolence message …

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Buhari warns police to stop torture, extra-judicial killings

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President Muhammadu Buhari has warned the police against torturing citizens at the slightest provocation or resorting to extra-judicial killings. He also asked them to prepare adequately for the 2019 polls in order to prevent electoral violence and all forms of malpractices. The President spoke on Thursday during the convocation and …

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Mixed reactions trail Mourinho’s sacking

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Fans of Manchester United in Nigeria have differed over the removal of Portuguese Jose Mourinho as manager of the club on Tuesday. United sacked Mourinho – after Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool left the club 11 points adrift of the Premier League top four – after two-and-a-half years at Old …

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Give me more time, Buhari begs Nigerians as he turns 76

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President Muhammadu Buhari clocked 76 years on Monday, and with just 60 days to the 2019 presidential poll, he asked for more time and prayers to fix Nigeria. The President was 73 years old when he assumed office in 2015. Buhari spoke at the Presidential Villa, Abuja,  shortly after the …

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President Buhari thanks Swiss govt for returning $322.5m Abacha loot

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President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, expressed his gratitude to Switzerland for returning funds stolen by corrupt government officials to Nigeria. He said Nigeria was “deeply grateful to Switzerland for its support in resuscitating the economy, especially the return of illegally stolen funds” and in helping to intervene in the Boko Haram …

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I can’t be Nigerian president at 77, says Abdulsalami

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Former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar says he cannot return as civilian president of Nigeria, asking what he could do if elected president at 77. He said it was high time the old generation mentored and encouraged younger Nigerians to take over the leadership of the nation. He spoke …

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Iheanacho suffering from ‘lack of self-confidence’, – Coach Rohr

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Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr believes Kelechi Iheanacho is suffering from ‘lack of self-confidence’. The forward who started his senior international career brightly, scoring seven goals in 11 appearances has failed to find the net for the three-time African champions since November 2017. During the last international break, Iheanacho missed a …

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