Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane insisted Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win FIFA’s ‘The Best’ award for 2017 despite his faltering La Liga form so far this season. Ronaldo missed Real’s first four La Liga games through suspension, but has managed just one goal in the last five and was wasteful once more in front of […]
BY TAOFEEK LAWAL, Abuja – The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has invited 16 players to camp for the FIBA Africa organized 3×3 championships to be held in Lome, Togo. The 3×3 men and women’s teams will be in camp for 8-days for the championship starting from November 1, 2017. The Women’s team will be led […]
By Salifu Usman with Agency report – FIFA are reportedly set to introduce a major policy change by paying the 2018 World Cup bonuses to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and member associations, who that qualify for the tournament, ahead of the competition rather than after. KweseESPN reports that the world football governing body is looking […]
At the just – concluded 2017 annual conference for Insurance and Pension Correspondents, the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) said implementing the Market Development and Restructuring Initiative (MDRI) through states was the best way of deepening insurance penetration in the country. ZAKA KHALIQ writes. The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) is concluding arrangements to start the second […]
By A. A. Gadzama – An informed narrative of the challenges facing the country at the moment would definitely be incomplete without a mention of the insurgency and the rehabilitation of the North East. The two issues apparently have serious implications to the traumatized people especially the victims of the insurgency in the region. Also […]
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By Salifu Usman, Abuja – Jorge Sampoali, head coach of the Argentine senior national team, La Albiceleste, has unveiled his list of foreign based players, who will line up against the Super Eagles for next month high profile friendly encounter in Russia. The list includes Barcelona super star, Lionel Messi as well as Juventus rave […]
By Louis Okoroma – The past couple of days has seen the outbreak of what might be referred to as a needless controversy over a request made by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Chief Executive of the World Bank, Dr. Kim Jong, for the World Bank to focus attention in its operations and activities in […]
By BUKOLA IDOWU, Lagos – Although the Nigerian economy has returned to positive growth in the second quarter of 2017 and is expected to record at least a one per cent growth by the end of the year, analysts have said the country needs an accelerated growth of between six to seven per cent for […]
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday returned to Abuja after a successful four-day working visit to Ankara and Istanbul in Turkey. The President’s official aircraft which took off from Ataturk airport, Istanbul at about 12 p.m (Turkish time) local time, landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 4.05p.m. Buhari, accompanied by his wife, Aisha, […]
The Minister of Youth & Sport Development Solomon Dalung has called on the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim K. Idris to recruit sportsmen and women who excel in sports into the Nigerian Police Force. Dalung made the call at the weekend when he visited the IG at the Louis Edet House, Police Force Headquarters in […]
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