FUNKE AKINDELE’S DEBUT DIRECTORIAL WITH EBONYLIFE FILMS ‘YOUR EXCELLENCY’, HITS THE CINEMAS 13TH DECEMBER 2019

EbonyLife Films, producer of Fifty, The Wedding Party movies and Chief Daddy has kicked off the promotional campaign for its latest feature film, the social-media-driven political comedy, Your Excellency, with the official cinema poster. The colourful artwork features Akin Lewis as Chief Olalekan Ajadi, Funke Akindele-Bello as his wife, Kemi, and some of Nollywood’s most […]

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NIGERIA’S ISRAEL ADESANYA FLATTENS ROBERT WHITTAKER, BECOMES UNDISPUSTED UFC 243 CHAMPION

It took Israel Adesanya less than two years and only seven fights to become the best middleweight in the UFC. At UFC 243 Melbourne, Australia, Adesanya capped off an incredible run since joining the roster by knocking out Robert Whittaker in the second round in a title unification bout in front of more than 57,000 […]

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19-YEAR-OLD BIANCA ANDREESCU BEATS SERENA WILLIAMS, WINS FIRST US OPEN

Bianca Andreescu defeated Serena Williams to become the first Canadian to win US Open women’s singles final. She clinched the title with a two set win over the 6-time US Open champion, Williams 6-3, 7-5. Williams made her first Grand Slam appearance before the Canadian was born. She is the second Canadian woman after Eugenie […]

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ZENITH BANK REWARDS AFRICAN BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS D’TIGRESS

Zenith Bank Plc on Tuesday put smiles on the faces of the victorious Nigeria Women basketball team, D’Tigress, after rewarding them with cash award during a brief reception organised for the team at the corporate headquarters of the organisation. In the past 15 years, Zenith Bank has been the official sponsors of the Women basketball […]

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FIFA BANS SIASIA FOR LIFE OVER ALLEGED MATCH FIXING

Former Super Eagles ace player and coach, Samson Siasia, has been banned for life by FIFA after being found guilty over bribery and manipulation of matches. The former Super Eagles of Nigeria coach has been banned from all football-related activities over attempts to rig matches at international level. The world football’s governing body said it […]

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JOSHUA VS RUIZ WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT REMATCH TO HOLD IN SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia will host the world heavyweight title rematch between Britain’s Anthony Joshua and champion Andy Ruiz Jr of the United States in December, a decision certain to spark controversy due to the Gulf kingdom’s human rights record. The high-profile December 7 duel, dubbed ‘Clash on the Dunes’, will see Joshua trying to win back […]

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HOW FELIX ANYASI EMERGED NIGERIA’S MOST SUCCESSFUL FOOTBALL MANAGER

In 1999 when Felix Anyansi Agwu arrived as the Chairman of Enyimba International Football Club of Aba, the club popularly the “Peoples Elephant” were in the throes of relegation. He guided the team out of relegation and in 2000 set the Aba Elephant on their way to greatness. Between 2001 and 2003, Enyimba were Nigerian […]

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TOP SPORTS JOURNALIST AKINLOYE OYEBANJI DIES AT 62

Veteran sports journalist and retired Director Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Akinloye Oyebanj, has died. He was aged 62. His family confirmed to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Oyebanji, passed on at National Hospital, Abuja, on Saturday morning after protracted battle with heart failure. Mr Bukoye Oyebanji and Dr Steve Olarinoye, family member and close […]

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HOW ENYIMBA ROMPED INTO CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI FINALS

Nigeria’s representative, Enyimba FC has qualified for the semi-finals of this year’s CAF Confederation Cup courtesy their 5-1 trouncing of Rayon Sports in Aba on Sunday. Stanley Dimgba opened the floodgate of goals after 12 minutes from kick off. The forward lashed on a shot beyond the goalkeeper. Rayon Sport however drew level in the […]

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JOSHUA STOPS POVETKIN IN 7TH TO DEFEND WORLD TITLES

Anthony Joshua defended his world heavyweight titles with a devastating knockout of Alexander Povetkin after overcoming an early onslaught from the Russian at Wembley. The British star blasted Povetkin to the canvas with a brutal assault in the seventh round and then floored the WBA mandatory challenger again to signal a sudden and dramatic ending […]

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NFF BANS COACH SALISU YUSUF ONE YEAR, FINES HIM $5000 FOR TAKING BRIBE

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has placed a one–year ban from all football-related activities on Super Eagles’ Chief Coach, Salisu Yusuf. The embattled coach has also been ordered to pay a fine of $5,000 to the Federation within three months. The decision to ban the Coach was reached by the Ethics and Fair Play committee chaired […]

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NIGERIA RECOGNISES PINNICK AS NFF BOSS, ESCAPES FIFA BAN

Nigeria have officially escaped being banned from football activities by FIFA following resolution of the internal leadership crisis which engulfed the country’s football body, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF). The world football governing body made its decision known in a communique posted on its website following the expiration of the deadline given the country to […]

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MFM, PLATEAU UNITED GET TOUGH OPPONENTS FOR CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Nigerian clubs Plateau United and Mountain of Fire and Miracles must clear intimidating hurdles if they are to reach the 2018 CAF Champions League group stage. The draw for the preliminary and first rounds in Cairo Wednesday delivered both debutants in the elite African club competition with tougher rivals than they would have wished for. […]

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EGYPT’S SALAH WINS BBC AFRICAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Egypt and Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, has beaten in-form Nigeria and Super Eagles star, Victor Moses, to the 2017 BBC African Footballer of the Year Award. Salah picked up the prestigious award on Monday to further elongate Nigeria’s long wait to have one of her players win the award. Austin Okocha is the last Nigerian […]

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