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‘Nigerian Nightmare’, Knocks Out ‘American Chaos’ To Defend UFC 245 Title

Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman technically knocked America’s Colby Covington out to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight 245 title. The ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ “TKO-ed” the ‘American Chaos’ at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday morning. He knocked Covington out in 4 minutes 10 seconds of the fifth round to defend his title. Usman, who defeated Woodley in March ...

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Nigerian Footballer Sacked By Slovenian Club For Impregnating President’s Daughter

An unnamed Nigerian player has been sacked by his Slovenian club side after he admitted to impregnating the Club President’s daughter. According to a publication on ghanasoccernet .com, the player admitted he impregnated the young lady but considers it illegal to terminate his contract over the affair. Here’s an excerpt of his quotes: “I signed a three year deal with ...

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Russia banned from 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 2022 FIFA World Cup

Russia has been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). It means the Russia flag and anthem will not be allowed at events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics and football’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar. But athletes who can prove they are untainted by the doping scandal will be ...

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Buhari Rejoices With Anthony Joshua Over Defeat Of Ruiz Jr

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, for regaining his belts Saturday night in a re-match with Mexican’s Andy Ruiz Jnr. The President rejoiced with Joshua, saluting him for bringing joy to millions of Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora, who had rooted for him to regain the titles he lost about six months ago. ...

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Breaking News: Anthony Joshua Defeats Andy Ruiz, Regains Heavyweight Titles

Anthony Joshua on Saturday night defeated Andy Ruiz Jr by unanimous decision in the rematch in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. Recall that Ruiz stopped Joshua in the seventh round when both boxers squared up at Madison Square Garden in June. The scores were 118-110, 118-110, 119-109 in favour of the Nigeria-born boxer who now has his WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO Heavyweight ...

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AFCON 2019: Algeria Are Africa Champions

Algeria have won their second AFCON title in Egypt after 29 years they did as hosts in 1990. Baghdad Bounedjah’s second minute goal was all the Desert Warriors needed to claim the crown in Egypt. For Senegal, the search for their first AFCON title continues despite coming so close to it like they did in 2002. The Algerians who were ...

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Breaking News: FIFA Tips Nigeria To Host 2020 U-20 World Cup

Ten years after Nigeria last hosted a FIFA World Cup event, the country is set for another chance as the world football governing body seems ready to award the country the hosting right of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup for 2020. The breakthrough came following months of pressure on FIFA by the Nigerian Football Federation whose president is said ...

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AFCON 2019: Nigeria Beat South Africa To Reach Semi-finals

*Buhari hails victorious Super Eagles   William Troost-Ekong scored a dramatic late winner to send Nigeria into the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final at the expense of South Africa. Samuel Chukwueze hit the opener as he controlled Alex Iwobi’s cross, before scoring at the second attempt. Bongani Zungu equalised with a header initially ruled out for offside before VAR replays ...

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Super Eagles Tame Indomitable Lions Of Cameroon Again 3-2

*Qualify for AFCON quarter-final The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the quarter-final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Coach Gernot Rohr’s men dug deep to beat their fierce rivals Cameroon 3-2 to book their place in the last eight. Odion Ighalo scored two goals while Alex Iwobi scored what turned out to be the winning ...

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Ighalo’s Goal Secures Maximum Points For Nigeria

Substitute Odion Ighalo’s 77th minutes lone strike was all Nigeria needed to beat Burundi on Saturday in Alexandria to begin the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on a promisory note. The former Watford front man curled finish past Burundi goalkeeper Jonathan Nahimana from an Ola Aina back heel flip to register his presence in the tournament. Ighalo was the highest ...

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