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Nigeria:2015 in Review

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Nigeria:2015 in Review

By Kede Aihie, Editor in Chief, Nigeria Magazine January 2,000 feared killed in Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest massacre in Baga, Borno State, North East Nigeria Run up to the elections, Buhari certificate saga, (Form 1998), Nigeria Army denies being in possession of Buhari’s cert, credentials. Nasty adverts Calls by NSA for shift of election date causes stir and resisted by opposition, Kerry visits Nigeria holds talks with GEJ and GMB Reduction of PMS from N97 to N87, announcement by Dezieni Alison Madueke the most Googled word in...

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19-year old striker Kelechi Iheanacho, has been called up for Nigeria national team for the first time for the Super Eagles’ upcoming World Cup qualifiers

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19-year old striker Kelechi Iheanacho, has been called up for Nigeria national team for the first time for the Super Eagles’ upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Iheanacho, who scored one and set up two in the 5-1 win over Crystal Palace, was the final addition to Nigeria Head Coach Sunday Oliseh’s squad following public pressure from supporters in the country. Oliseh said “I initially called up 23 players but I am adding Kelechi Iheanacho to the list immediately. I have been following Kelechi’s progress at City.” The Super Eagles must defeat Swaziland in November’s double header in order to proceed through to the group stages of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Kelechi first rose to...

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Nigeria beat Angola in AfroBasket 2015 Final to win first-ever continental title

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Nigeria beat Angola in AfroBasket 2015 Final to win first-ever continental title

Nigeria (NGR) – AfroBasket 2015 champions. Angola v Nigeria, Afrobasket 2015, Radès (Tunisia), Final, 30 August 2015 RADES (AfroBasket 2015) – Nigeria beat Angola 74-65 in the Final of AfroBasket 2015 in Rades, Tunisia on Sunday to claim their first-ever continental championship. In being crowned African champions, the Nigerians also qualified for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Meanwhile, second-place Angola joined third- and fourth-place Tunisia and Senegal in booking their places for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying...

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Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh release squad list

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Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh release squad list

Super Eagles head coach, Sunday Oliseh, who took over from Stephen Keshi, leave out Chelsea pair of John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses  from his 18 man call up to underline a promise that he would select only players who were showing form at club level and getting regular game time. Moses has been retained by Jose Mourinho for the 2015/2016 season, after making an impression in pre-season and he has revealed he is nursing a little injury via his twitter handle @VictorMoses. He tweeted: “Thanks for all of your support and concern. I am having...

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Sunday Oliseh to be appointed as new Super Eagles Coach

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NFF confirmed that the Pinnick and Oliseh met in London with regards to the vacant position of the Super Eagles Head Coach. “An offer has been made, and there is understanding, but we have to work out the final details of the agreement in a few days. Of course, the Executive Board has to give approval for his appointment based on the final terms to be agreed,” said Felix Anyansi-Agwu, chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee in a statement on Wednesday. Pinnick said: “Oliseh has vast experience and immense knowledge of the...

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