Monday, April 19, 2021



APC replies Obaseki on state of Nigerian economy

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has faulted claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo, that Nigerian economy was in critical situation due to huge debt burden.

US President Biden invites Buhari, 39 other leaders to climate summit

The United States President Joe Biden has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to a Leaders Summit on Climate holding between April 22 and 23. Mr Biden...

Justice for Diego: Argentines march seeking answers over Maradona’s death

Argentines took to the streets on Wednesday to demand what they say is justice for Diego Maradona after the soccer icon’s death in November sparked investigations into how he died and whether there had been any negligence in his care.

Maradona’s Porsche up for sale

A Porsche car owned by Argentina’s soccer great Diego Maradona during his “forgotten” final season in Europe will go under the hammer this week.

Serena Williams, Osaka cruise into second round of Australian Open

Serena Williams dismissed Germany’s Laura Siegemund 6-1 6-1 on Monday in Melbourne at the Australian Open as she kicked off her chase of a record-equalling 24th grand slam win.

COVID-19: Saudi bars entry from 20 countries

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday suspended entry from 20 countries, ranging from some neighbouring states to the United States, in a bid to curb a jump in coronavirus infections.

COVID-19 now part of global challenges like terrorism, corruption – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the need for the international community to collectively and frontally confront the COVID-19 pandemic just like other common challenges affecting the globe.

Yobe govt offers scholarship, automatic employment to winner of national chemistry contest

Yobe State Government on Monday said it has offered scholarship and automatic employment to Usman Dagona, an indigene of the state who came first at the Nov. 23 Imagine National Chemistry Competition in Abuja.

Maradona: Why Super Eagles lost to Argentina at U.S.A. ’94, by Mutiu Adepoju

Mutiu Adepoju, a member of the Super Eagle’s squad at the U.S.A. ’94 World Cup, on Wednesday paid tributes to the legendary Diego Maradona, who died on Nov. 25, describing the Argentine as one of the greatest to have ever played the game.

BREAKING: Maradona dies of heart attack

Soccer icon, Diego Maradona, has died at 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to multiple Argentine media outlets.

COVID-19: Argentina to start vaccination 2021 – President

Argentina may start the COVID-19 vaccination with Russian vaccine, Sputnik V, in January or February 2021, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez’s press service said on Wednesday.

I’m tired of taking blame for everything at FC Barcelona – Messi

Team captain Lionel Messi says he is tired of being blamed for problems at FC Barcelona.

Nigeria coach seeks Moses return

Victor Moses would be welcomed back into Nigeria national team, especially if he played more regular club football, coach Gernot Rohr said on Tuesday. The...

Higuain signs for AC Milan as Bonucci returns to Juventus

Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain on Thursday moved to AC Milan in a three-player swap deal between the seven-time European champions and Juventus that will...

Former hot-shot Kempes joins Maradona in offering to coach Argentina

Hot on the heels of Diego Maradona, another Argentine World Cup winner has thrown his hat into the ring to become the next national...

Giroud in, Dembele out as France take on Messi’s Argentina

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud will spearhead France's attack in their last-16 World Cup match against Argentina on Saturday as Didier Deschamps made six changes...

Russia 2018: Match of the day – France vs Argentina Preview

In the opening game of the round of 16, 2014 finalist, Argentina play against France for a place in the next round. Argentina barely scrapped...

Argentines caught between love and indifference for Maradona

Argentine legend Diego Maradona is a controversial idol, worshipped as a god for his World Cup-winning exploits but whose life of excess has left...

Messi and Ronaldo take centre stage as World Cup enters knockouts

The world's two greatest players roar into the knockout stage of the World Cup on Saturday, with Lionel Messi's Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal...

Russia 2018 – Where prayers are (not) answered

Nigerians believe strongly in the efficacy of prayers to impact and even alter fate. So, they love to pray. Confronted with every conceivable challenge they...

Messi must deliver and France must fire in World Cup last 16

Argentina and Lionel Messi need to find form fast if they are to go any further in the World Cup on Saturday when they...

Super Eagles head home with high hopes for next World Cup

Beaten late on in Saint Petersburg Tuesday night by Lionel Messi's Argentina, Nigeria head home from Russia disappointed to exit at the group stage but full of optimism for future tournaments.

Maradona drama is a problem for Argentina and Messi

When Lionel Messi ran to the corner and sank to his knees, the enduring image of Argentina scrambling into the World Cup's last 16 was set.

Player Ratings: How Super Eagles again suffered by Argentina

Super Eagles yet again suffered from a set-piece and this time, it cost them their Round of 16 spot at Russia 2018 World Cup. Argentina...

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