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Nigeria wins seven medals at world para powerlifting championships

Team Nigeria has won eight medals, comprising two gold, two silver and three bronze at the just concluded World Para Powerlifting Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The championship will enable Nigeria to participate in the 2024 Paralympic in France. Charles Ezenwanne, President of Para Power Lifting, commended the …

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Spain Defeat England To Win 2023 Women’s World Cup

Spain’s La Roja have won their first-ever Women’s World Cup title. The Spanish ladies defeated England 1-0 on Sunday to win the 2023 final in Sydney, Australia. Jorge Vilda’s squad became the fifth team to lift the Women’s World Cup trophy, after the United States (4), Germany (2), Norway (1) …

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Ilorin Durbar unites Emirates

The annual Durbar traditional celebration in Ilorin emirate has attracted indigenes, friends and well-wishers for social, cultural and economic bonding. The festival, which holds a day after Eid-el-Adha, on Thursday featured colourful horse riding and other local displays. The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, and Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq …

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First Lady to host Super Falcons ahead of FIFA WWC

First Lady Oluremi Tinubu, alongside top government functionaries will attend the send forth dinner of the Super Falcons ahead of the team’s departure for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The FIFA Women World Cup is scheduled to take place over a period of one month, …

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Court remands Skit maker “Trinity” for alleged sexual exploitation

A Family Court sitting at Iyaganku, Ibadan, on Monday, ordered the remand of a skit maker, Maruf Abdullahi, popularly known as “Trinity”, in Agodi correctional facility over alleged sexual exploitation of a 10-year-old girl. The court also arraigned Isiaka Ahmed, 40, and his wife, Rofiat, 29, who are parents of …

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3,298 inmates on death row in Nigeria – NCoS

No fewer than 3,298 inmates across the custodial centres in Nigeria are on death row, the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), has revealed. Its Public Relations Officer, Mr Abubakar Umar, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja, however said that the term ‘condemned criminal’ …

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BREAKING: Joshua Defeats Jermaine Franklin to Win first Fight Since 2020

The Nigerian-British boxer, Anthony Joshua on Saturday  beat US boxer, Jermaine Franklin to recliam his winning glory after two years of losing.  Joshua was adjudged the winner at the O2 Arena in London after a grueling contest for 12 rounds. The three judges scored Joshua 118-111, 117-111, 117-111 to win …

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Gianni Infantino Re-elected As FIFA President

Gianni Infantino has been re-elected as the president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)  for the third – until 2027. On Thursday, the 52-year-old Swiss lawyer was waved in for a third term by acclamation after running unopposed at the FIFA Congress in Kigali, Rwanda Speaking in his …

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Plateau APC governorship candidate mourns ex-Nigerian international Mabo

The APC governorship candidate in Plateau State, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda, has expressed shock over the demise of the renowned Nigerian international footballer and coach, Ismaila Mabo. Mabo died on Monday at the age of 80. Yilwatda in a statement by the Spokesperson of the Generation Next Campaign Council, Shittu Bamaiyi, …

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Pele’s lying in state, burial set for Monday, Tuesday

The burial of the late football legend Pele has been set for Monday and Tuesday. The wake will be held on Monday and his body will be laid to rest on Tuesday at his Santos home, where he enchanted the world, according to his former club.   “The wake for …

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