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Nigeria can win the world cup, says President George Weah of Liberia

  President George Weah of Liberia, has said early preparation, conducive camp environment and prompt payment of incentives, are some of the elements that will spur the Super Eagles, to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia. “So let the players...

Team Nigeria At The Winter Olympics

Bobsledders from Nigeria and Jamaica made history at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Tuesday. In the two-women bobsleigh event, Nigeria’s Seun Adigun and Akuonma Omega became the first bobsled team to represent an African nation. Alongside skeleton athlete Simile...

Former NFF Secretary Austin Mgbolu is dead

Reports reaching Per Second News indicates that former Nigerian Football Federation spokesperson, Austin Mgbolu, is dead. Mgbolu died Wednesday at his Abuja residence. Reports had it that Mgbolu had a major surgery in January and appeared to have regained good health,...

Nigeria 0 Morocco 4: Hadraf shines as host humbles toothless Eagles in CHAN final

Zakaria Hadraf brace capped a dominant Moroccan performance by beating home based Eagles 4-0 Sunday, winning  the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) title in Casablanca. It was the first time both Morocco and Nigeria would play in the final of CHAN. A...

NFF announce Thomas Dennerby Super Falcons Coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed Swede Thomas Dennerby as head coach of the Super Falcons. "The NFF decided to go for a coach of the calibre of Thomas Dennerby for three reasons,"  said Dikko Shehu, NFF vice-president. "To sustain...

Was Super Eagles Uchenna Okafor’s Death A Suicide or Not? Family Seeks Answers in 7th Year Anniversary

Today marks the 7th anniversary of the death of Super Eagles star, Uchenna Okafor, who was found dead in his Little Elm home, in the United States on the 6th of January 2011 shortly after dropping his daugther in...

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool agree £142m deal with Barcelona for Brazil midfielder

Liverpool have agreed a £142m deal with Barcelona for Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho in what will be the second most expensive transfer of all time. The fee will only be eclipsed by the £200m Paris St-Germain paid Barcelona for Neymar...

Liverpool’s Salah wins African Player of the Year award

Prolific Liverpool scorer Mohamed Salah was named African Player of the Year in Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday the first Egyptian to win the award since Mahmoud al Khatib in 1983. "This is a big award for me, a special...

Former world footballer of the year George Weah is the new president of Africa’s oldest republic

Liberia has elected former soccer star George Weah as its new president following a run-off election. Weah, 51, won the polls with 61.5% of votes and will be sworn in on Jan. 16 2018 when president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s term...
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Ex-Kogi Commissioner bags 19 years in jail for N20m fraud

   For stealing about N20 million naira while in office, a former Kogi State Commissioner for Agriculture, Zachaeus Atte, has...
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Invest more in issues relating to malnutrition, NEC urges state, local governments

  The National Economic Council (NEC), has appealed to States and Local Governments to invest more in issues relating to malnutrition, adding that they should...

Man, 37, faces trial in court for noise-making at police station

A 37-year-old businessman, Lawrence Atikekeresola, got more than what he bargained for allegedly making a noise at a police station in Lagos. He is facing...

Lagos boy plunges into death-well to retrieve phone

    Love of prized possession more than one's life consumed a 26-year-old Lagos boy, who took a dive into a "death-well" to retrieve his phone. The...

Faulty Power Lines: TCN to Acquire Helicopters 

  For fault detection on its transmission line network across the country,  the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it plans to acquire a fleet...