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Badaru presents Jigawa’s N134bn 2018 budget

Jigawa state Governor, Muhammad Badaru, yesterday, presented the sum of N134.17 billion as the state’s 2018 appropriation bill to the state Assembly. The governor, who tagged the appropriation bill “Budget of Economic Diversification and Self Sufficiency’’, said the estimates is ...

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Balogun back in training

Leon Balogun has returned to full training with German Bundesliga club Mainz 05 after he suffered a hand fracture earlier this month. The Super Eagles star defender announced his return to full action via a tweet. “Back on track#MaskOn,” he ...

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Enyimba suspend Obiozor

Enyimba Football Club have suspended striker Christian Obiozor indefinitely and without pay until further notice. The suspension takes effect immediately. The decision to suspend the player is in light of his gross indiscipline and violation of the club’s code of ...

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Ibenegbu thinks little of NPFL Super 6

Enyimba attacking midfielder, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu has described as not do-or-die affair the upcoming Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super 6 tournament in Kano. The People’s Elephant qualified for the NPFL Super 6 on the strength of their third finish in ...

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‘Cup loss won’t hurt NPFL chances’

Lobi Stars captain and central defender Anthony Agbaji says their Gold Cup loss will count for nothing when the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) starts in January. The Pride of Benue were beaten 0-1 by the former Nigerian champions, Kano ...

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Ighalo plays down EPL return

Nigerian international Odion Ighalo has played down speculation linking him with at least four clubs in the English Premier League (EPL). Stoke City, West Ham United, Southampton and Everton are reportedly interested in Ighalo’s services ahead of the January, 2018 ...

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NBA: Al-Farouq back to Blazers’ fold

D’Tigers forward Al-Farouq Aminu has resumed training with the Portland Trail Blazers three weeks after spraining his ankle. Aminu who has missed Blazers’ last ten games is expected to go through some full-contact practices before he returns to the court ...

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The plight of Nigerian referees

The usual brouhaha which eclipses the announcement of match officials for any FIFA organised tournament without a mention of any Referee from Nigeria again reared up its head within the week when the world soccer governing body made public 36 ...

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Oyedeji: I weep for Nigeria basketball

Former Captain of the Nigeria Senior Men Basketball team, D’ Tigers, Olumide Oyedeji who recently quit active basketball play both at international and club levels availed himself to Blueprint Sports crew, travelling all the way from Lagos to Abuja. In ...

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Everton honour Aiyegbeni on birthday, retirement

English Premier League club Everton have wished former Nigeria international Yakubu Aiyegbeni all the best as he retires from professional football. Aiyegbeni announced his retirement from professional football on Wednesday while celebrating his 35th birthday. Former Super Eagles striker Aiyegbeni ...

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Ighalo set to open orphanage home

Super Eagles striker, Jude Odion Ighalo has finalised plans to launch his orphanage home, “Ighalo Orphanage Home” in Lagos next month. The state of the art home will be open on December 16th in Lagos He revealed this during a ...

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Niasse charged over diving

Everton striker Oumar Niasse was yesterday charged with simulation after he won a controversial penalty and could become the first Premier League player to be hit with a retrospective ban. Niasse went down inside the Crystal Palace box on Saturday, ...

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