NFF secures N2.5bn bailout for coaches

Aiteo Group on Wednesday  in Lagos  signed a five-year sponsorship deal  worth N2.5bn   with the Nigeria Football Federation  for  the salaries of national  coaches. The company will pay  N500m annually. Deputy Managing Director of the company Francis Peters told reporters that the   move was aimed at   developing Nigerian  football. “That is why we decided to … Continue reading NFF secures N2.5bn bailout for coaches

Buhari writes N’Assembly, seeks $6.9bn loan for Lagos-Calabar rail, others

John Ameh and Leke Baiyewu, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari wrote to the National Assembly on Wednesday, seeking approval to borrow $6.9bn. The loan, captured under the Federal Government’s 2016-2018 External Borrowing (Rolling) Plan, is for the execution of key rail projects, the rehabilitation of the North-East and projects in education, agriculture and health sectors. The … Continue reading Buhari writes N’Assembly, seeks $6.9bn loan for Lagos-Calabar rail, others

Niger spends N39m tackling Meningitis

‎The Niger Government says it has spent N39m to combat the outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis in the state.‎ The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Mustapha Jibril, told newsmen on Friday in Mina that the state recorded 33 deaths out of its 123 CSM cases. Jubril said that a total of 4,100 tablets of Ciprofloxacin were … Continue reading Niger spends N39m tackling Meningitis

Van Niekerk runs fastest 200m this year

World 400 metres record-holder Wayde van Niekerk surged to a best 200m time this year of 19.90 seconds when winning the South African championships title in Potchefstroom Saturday. Van Niekerk set the track alight, dipping below 20 seconds for the second time with a career best. The previous fastest 200m time this year was 19.95 … Continue reading Van Niekerk runs fastest 200m this year

Hazard salutes Conte after Chelsea star seals Wembley thriller

Eden Hazard hailed Antonio Conte’s tactical masterstroke as the Chelsea star came off the bench to clinch a thrilling 4-2 victory against Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-finals. Hazard and Diego Costa were surprisingly left on the bench at the start of Saturday’s clash at Wembley as Blues boss Conte prioritised the Premier League leaders’ … Continue reading Hazard salutes Conte after Chelsea star seals Wembley thriller

Man City: I’m ready to fight, says Iheanacho

Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho says he is ready to fight for his place in the team, amid competition from Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero. The 20-year-old Nigeria international has scored seven goals this season, but has found first-team chances harder to come by than during his debut campaign. In spite of only five English … Continue reading Man City: I’m ready to fight, says Iheanacho