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  • Chess: Tinubu celebrates Tunde’s new world record

    Chess: Tinubu celebrates Tunde’s new world record

    President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Tunde Onakoya on setting a new world chess record and putting up Nigeria’s resilience, self-belief, and ingenuity for global acclaim. This is contained in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Saturday in Abuja. Ngelale said that Onakoya broke the Guinness World Record for the longest…

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  • Nigerian singer Pheelz hits one billion streams across platforms

    Nigerian singer Pheelz hits one billion streams across platforms

    A Nigerian music producer and singer, Phillip Moses, popularly known as Pheelz, has joined the billion streams gang after hitting one billion streams across streaming platforms. The renowned singer, who took to his social media pages to celebrate his feat, said achieving such a new milestone in his music career was a great achievement for him. The Nigerian singer, revealing…

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  • Group seeks partnership with Niger Delta governors on regional festival

    Group seeks partnership with Niger Delta governors on regional festival

    The PJ Chills and Crew Company, in collaboration with African Woman Communications Ltd., is seeking a partnership with Niger Delta governors. The partnership is aimed at hosting the maiden edition of the Niger Delta Festival of Art and Culture (NIDEFEST). Mr. Peter Etuk-Akpan, the group’s director general, appealed on Tuesday in Abuja. Etuk-Akpan said that the festival, slated for August…

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  • Enyimba International beat Heartland FC 1-0 in Aba

    Enyimba International beat Heartland FC 1-0 in Aba

    Enyimba International FC of Aba on Tuesday defeated Heartland FC of Owerri 1-0 in the ongoing Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) match day 30 in Aba. The result compounded the visitors’ hope of surviving relegation in the ongoing league. They will have to look elsewhere for points to scale through the hurdle. Ekene Awaziem scored the only goal of the…

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  • Maximum points crucial in tough matches – Sporting Lagos FC Asst. Coach

    Maximum points crucial in tough matches – Sporting Lagos FC Asst. Coach

    The assistant coach of Sporting Lagos FC, Micah Bello, said on Tuesday that gaining maximum points during tough matches was more important in football games. Bello said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of his side’s lone goal victory over the visiting Sunshine Stars of Akure. NAN reports that the 2023–2024 Nigeria…

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  • NPFL: Ondo commissioner charges Sunshine Stars on away win

    NPFL: Ondo commissioner charges Sunshine Stars on away win

    The new Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye, has charged Sunshine Stars to win the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) against Sporting Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa on Monday assigned portfolios to the new commissioners sworn in on Friday. Yusuf-Ogunleye, in a chat with journalists in Akure on Monday, charged the…

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  • Governor`s Cup: Mutfwang gifts winners fertilizers, cash

    Governor`s Cup: Mutfwang gifts winners fertilizers, cash

    Gov. Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau has rewarded winners and runners-up of the 2023 Plateau Football Association Governor’s Cup with fertilizer and cash gifts. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor’s cup final between Mangu and Jos North Local Governments was played on Sunday at the Mangu Mini Stadium in Mangu Local Government of the state. Mutfwang said…

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  • Unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen win maiden Bundesliga

    Unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen win maiden Bundesliga

    Bayer Leverkusen’s record-breaking run to their first Bundesliga title was no fluke, with a 16-month plan coming to fruition. The team made sure of their first trophy in 31 years with five matches left in the season, snapping Bayern Munich’s 11-year stranglehold on the Bundesliga. Sunday’s 5-0 home victory over Werder Bremen further stretched Leverkusen’s Bundesliga record unbeaten run to…

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  • Arsenal suffer 2-0 loss to Aston Villa as Manchester City get title boost

    Arsenal suffer 2-0 loss to Aston Villa as Manchester City get title boost

    Arsenal’s Premier League title push was hit by late goals from Aston Villa’s Leon Bailey and Ollie Watkins as they suffered a surprise 2-0 home defeat on Sunday. The loss hands the initiative to leaders and defending champions Manchester City. Villa substitute Bailey tapped home from close range in the 84th minute before Watkins’ sublime finish three minutes later sent…

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  • NOC says it handles scholarship grants to athletes with transparency

    NOC says it handles scholarship grants to athletes with transparency

    The National Olympic Committee (NOC) says it obtained scholarships from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) through its affiliate bodies, Olympic Solidarity and the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOCA). The Public Relations Officer of NOC, Tony Nezianya, disclosed in a statement on Thursday in Lagos that the scholarships were directly deposited into the athletes’ accounts. He added that the selection…

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  • Win gold at Paris Olympics, First lady charges Super Falcons

    Win gold at Paris Olympics, First lady charges Super Falcons

    The First Lady, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, has charged the Super Falcons to win the gold medal for Nigeria at the 2024 Olympic games in Paris. The first lady made this known in a statement by her spokeswoman, Olubusola Kukoyi, in Abuja on Wednesday. She also commended the Super Falcons for qualifying for the games for the first time in 16…

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  • Minister mourns Kannywood actress, Saratu Gidado

    Minister mourns Kannywood actress, Saratu Gidado

    The Minister of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, has expressed sadness over the death of legendary Kannywood actress Saratu Gidado, popularly known as “Daso.”. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Saratu Gidado died on Tuesday, April 9, at her home in Kano. The minister, in a statement through her media aide, Nneka Anibeze, on Wednesday, described…

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  • Nollywood actor, Junior Pope, dies in Anambra boat mishap

    Nollywood actor, Junior Pope, dies in Anambra boat mishap

    Nollywood actor Junior Pope Odonwodo, popularly known as ‘Jnr Pope’, lost his life on Wednesday in a boat mishap in Anambra. Samuel Olatunji, a filmmaker who took to his Instagram page to disclose the sad development, said that the deceased and three others were involved in the accident on the Anam River while going to a movie location. Olatunji wrote,…

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  • I’m not desperate for Super Eagles coaching job – Emmanuel Amuneke

    I’m not desperate for Super Eagles coaching job – Emmanuel Amuneke

    1996 Olympic gold medalist, Emmanuel Amuneke, has said that although he would love to coach the Super Eagles if given the opportunity, he was not desperate for the job. Amuneke, a former Super Eagles player, said this while addressing newsmen in Owerri on Tuesday. The former Nigeria U-17 national team coach and former coach of the Tanzania national team, said the…

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  • Nubi’s success, testament to Nigerians’ spirit of resilience, tenacity – Goge Africa

    Nneka Isaac-Moses, Managing Director, Goge Africa

    Nneka Isaac-Moses, Managing Director, Goge Africa, a culture and tourism promotion brand, has commended Pelumi Nubi, the 28-year-old travel content creator who successfully embarked on a solo drive from London to Lagos in 68 days. Isaac-Moses, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos, said Nubi’s journey was a testament to the resilience, courage,…

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  • Paris 2024: Super Falcons arrive Pretoria ahead Olympic Qualifiers

    Paris 2024: Super Falcons arrive Pretoria ahead Olympic Qualifiers

    Nigeria’s Super Falcons have arrived in Pretoria ahead of the return leg of the final Paris 2024 Olympic qualifying round against Bayana Bayana of South Africa. According to the media officer of the team, Oluchi Tobechukwu, the team arrived at the Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg this morning and will train later in the evening ahead of the game on Tuesday. On her…

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  • Osimhen inspires Napoli’s goal blitz in stunning comeback victory at Monza

    Osimhen inspires Napoli’s goal blitz in stunning comeback victory at Monza

    Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen on Sunday inspired a stunning comeback win for Napoli as the visitors scored three goals within six second-half minutes to clinch a 4-2 victory at Monza. The result kept alive Napoli’s slim hopes of a top-four finish in Serie A. Milan Duric nodded in the opening goal for Monza nine minutes into the match, out-manoeuvring Napoli’s Juan…

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