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Stephen Keshi tells African radio station he has quit as Nigeria coach

Stephen Keshi has told a South African radio station that he has resigned as the Nigeria coach, less than 24 hours after leading his country to the Africa Cup of Nations title. The Super Eagles edged out Burkina Faso 1-0 in Sunday’s final to become the African champions for the third time but it appears […]

Nigeria’s Arinze favoured as Pope Benedict XVI resigns

BY CLIFFORD NDUJIHE (With agency report) LAGOS—WITH the resignation of Catholic Pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI yesterday, Nigeria’s Francis Cardinal Arinze, 80, has become one of the favourites to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. If elected, he would become the first African to be elected as Pope in 1500 years. Arinze was a leading contender […]

APGA is dead – Sen Okonkwo

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru Senator Annie Okonkwo who represented the All Progressive Grand Alliane at last Wednesday’s conference where the new opposition party was revealed has pronounced APGA as dead. Reacting to comments by some national executive members of APGA disassociating the party from the merger, Okonkwo said that they have the option to join the […]

Afcon : Retired banker dies watching Nigeria/Burkina Faso match

Lagos – A retired banker, Felix Bassey, 65, died, Sunday, while watching the finals of the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) game at which Nigeria defeated Burkina Faso, 1-0. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered from a reliable source at The Eko Hospital, Ikeja, that the deceased was believed to have died of […]

We‘ll build on the current success – Abdullahi (But you wanted to sack Keshi now you want to build)

The Honourable Minister of Sports, and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi has thanked Nigerians for the massive support of the Super Eagles, stating that their support inspired the team to victory. He further commended the players, Coach Stephen Keshi and other members of the technical and support team for their hardwork, […]

Pope Benedict’s Resignation: Read his full statement

Here is the official Vatican translation of Pope Benedict’s statement on his resignation. Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have […]

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