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December 21, 2011

A host of Premier League clubs were monitoring Ibe but the forward will now move to Anfield

Liverpool have completed the signing of teenage prospect Jordan Ibe from Wycombe after the two clubs reached an agreement on Tuesday.

Ibe, 16, shot to prominence this season, becoming the youngest ever player to represent Wycombe in the Football League and the youngest scorer for the Buckinghamshire club in its history.

A host of Premier League clubs were monitoring Ibe but the forward will now move to Anfield.

November 21, 2011

Yakubu hasn't played for the Super Eagles since the country's disappointing performance at the 2010 World Cup

Super Eagles' head coach, Stephen Keshi says he is ready to hand Yakubu Aiyegbeni a recall to the Nigerian men's team.

Aiyegbeni, 28, scored twice in Blackburn Rovers' 3-3 draw at Wigan Athletic and his performance has not gone unnoticed by the Nigerian manager.

It was Aiyegbeni's fifth goal of the Barclays English Premier League campaign in seven appearances.

Keshi believes that the addition of Aiyegbeni to the Nigerian squad will give the younger players a chance to learn from the former Everton man.

November 12, 2011

The Super Eagles were held to a goalless draw in their friendly match against Botswana

The new manager of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Stephen Keshi, led the country to a goalless draw in the international friendly match played against Botswana on Saturday.

The Nigerian team created a lot of chances but failed to convert any to goals as the visitors remained sturdy at the defence.

In the 31st minute, the Botswana goal keeper was called into action when Ike Uche slammed a half-volley towards the goal post. Two minutes later, his prowess in goal keeping was tested when he stopped a looping cross from Joel Obi.

November 5, 2011

Victor Moses was earlier cleared by the football apex governing body, FIFA, to represent the Super Eagles

Wigan boss, Roberto Martinez, on Friday said he was in full support of Victor Moses' decision to play for the Super Eagles.

Moses, who previously played for the English U-21 squad, had shown his desire to play for the Nigerian team and was cleared by FIFA to playin Nigeria’s international friendlies against Botswana and Zambia.

October 22, 2011

Arsenal linked with move for Nigeria's VVV Venlo star 

The Daily Mail claims the 19-year-old has emerged on the Gunners' radar after chief scout Steve Rowley watched the player represent his country against Ghana at Vicarage Road recently.

October 15, 2011

The 27-year-old scored twice in Boro’s developmental squad 5-2 win at Blackburn this week

Nigerian striker, Battholomew Ogbeche, may be set for a move to England as Championship’s side, Middlesbrough, have handed an opportunity to prove himself at trials.

The 27-year-old left Greek side Kavala as a free agent after moving to the club in 2010. In his one-year stint in Greece, Ogbeche score once in 20 appearances.

However, the striker seems to be back on form after scoring twice in Boro's development squad 5-2 victory at Blackburn this week.

September 18, 2011

Leicester’s loss appears to be Blackburn’s gain

The two goals from Yakubu for Blackburn Rovers in their 4-3 win over Arsenal on Saturday mark the second consecutive club debut that has seen the Nigerian get on the score sheet. In 2007, Yakubu marked his Everton bow with a goal in a 2-1 victory against Bolton Wanderers, and the ensuing season, in which Yakubu scored 21 goals, was the most prolific of the striker’s career, but his time at Goodison Park never again lived up to those heights.

September 6, 2011

The development means that Yobo completed his delayed move to the Turkish side on the transfer deadline day of the European nation.

 

Nigeria captain, Joseph Yobo will spend this season on loan at Turkish giants, Fenerbahce, SuperSport.com can report.

Barclays English Premier League side, Everton agreed to send their Nigerian centre-back on loan to Fenerbahce for the second consecutive season.

The development means that Yobo completed his delayed move to the Turkish side on the transfer deadline day of the European nation.

August 28, 2011

Nwankwo Kanu had been on the pitch for only five minutes before netting the equaliser.

Nwankwo Kanu came off the bench to hit a late equaliser and deny Cardiff City a win at Fratton Park.

The goal from Kanu, who scored against the Bluebirds in the 2008 FA Cup final, was a deserved reward after an even match.

Both sides struggled to create any clear openings in the early exchanges.

August 27, 2011

Ivory Coast has added the 30-year-old to its squad for the September 3 match against Rwanda in Kigali

Manchester City defender Kolo Toure is set make his return from a six-month drug ban in an African Nations Cup qualifier one day after his suspension ends early next month.

The Ivory Coast has added the 30-year-old to its squad for the September 3 match against Rwanda in Kigali, the country's football federation said on its website (www.fif-ci.com).

August 24, 2011

Mikel dad's abductors wanted $4 billion - police

The kidnappers who abducted Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel's father in Nigeria demanded a ransom of $4 billion (2.4 billion pounds), the local police commissioner said on Tuesday.

Michael Obi was released by his abductors Monday and police said two Nigerian military officers were part of the group who took him on August 12.

August 22, 2011

Chelsea star's father found unharmed in Kano.

The kidnapped father of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was freed today after detectives traced him to Kano, the largest city in northern Nigeria and arrested his abductors.

Police spokesman Olusola Amore said that detectives followed Michael Obi's trail from Jos to Kano. There, officers raided the area where Obi was held, freeing him and arresting a number of kidnappers, Amore said.

Amore said he had other details about the operation on Monday night.

August 15, 2011

Super Eagles' midfielder appeals to abductors to let go of his father

Super Eagles and Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi yesterday in an interview with Sky Sports News, appealed directly to the people who abducted his father Michael for his safe return.
According to the 24-year-old star who played in Sunday's season-opening 0-0 draw at Stoke City despite knowing his father had been abducted two days before, "We haven't heard anything, no phone calls, nothing.”

June 12, 2011

Dele Shittu was convicted on a 136 count charge of fraud totalling over N139 million

Justice Shuaibu Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna has convicted and sentenced to seven years imprisonment the Chief Executive of Credence Investment Ltd, a stock broking firm, Mr. Oladele Shittu. The convict was brought before the court on a 136 count charge by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over a N139 million fraud. 

June 11, 2011

Young striker set for Pittodrie trial

Nigerian striker, Daniel Uchechi, was today gearing up for his fight to win a deal with Aberdeen FC.

The 21-year-old’s agent confirmed the Under-23 international has accepted the offer to go on trial with Aberdeen FC later this month.

Dapo Kujore-Olowu, who also represents out-of-contract Sone Aluko, said: “Daniel will come to Aberdeen for pre-season training.”

June 7, 2011

 

The state government reacts to the recent war between rival factions of the motor union

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, last night, announced the ban of all activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state.

This was stated in a communiqué issued at the end of an emergency meeting of the security council of the state which also ordered the immediate arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of the recent fracas between rival factions of the union.

May 31, 2011

Destiny Osaigbovo claims that he stabbed the victim in self defence

The Lagos State Police Command is investigating the death of Sunday Okocha, who was allegedly stabbed to death with a kitchen knife.

Okocha was stabbed on the thigh during a cult clash at the Ijegun-Satelite area of the state on April 24. The police arrested one Destiny Osaigbovo, 33, in connection with the alleged murder and he is been held at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba.

May 30, 2011

The unidentified policeman slumped because he was stressed, Linus Nwaiwu, spokesman of the Police Command in Imo state, said

Witnesses at the inauguration of the new Imo state governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, were puzzled when a policeman slumped at the Dan Anyiam stadium, Owerri, yesterday afternoon.

The unidentified policeman, who was dressed in ceremonial uniform, slumped around noon, while standing with his colleagues.

He was quickly attended to, before men of the Nigerian Red Cross rushed to the spot and took him to their vehicle for further medical attention.

May 27, 2011

The ban was backdated to May 2nd, the date when he was first suspended for failing a drug test.

Manchester City and Ivory Coast central defender, Kolo Toure, was banned for six months last night for failing a drug test in March. Toure claimed he took his wife’s dietary pills.

The English Football Association (FA), however, backdated the ban to the 2nd March when Toure was first handed a provision suspension for taking banned substances. The central back can thus return to duty for the Citizens by 2nd September.

May 25, 2011

Ryan Giggs missed Manchester United's open training session on Tuesday a day after being named in Parliament as the player at the centre of a high-profile privacy case.

Giggs was pictured on the front pages of national newspapers after he was identified by a member of parliament as the footballer who had gained a High Court injunction preventing allegations of an affair being published.

May 19, 2011

The Gunners play Fulham on Sunday to conclude another disappointing season that once offered so much but will end without a trophy.

Arsenal's customary place among the European elite is under threat as they prepare to visit Fulham on Sunday to conclude another disappointing season that once offered so much but will end without a trophy.

The Gunners will complete a sixth successive season without any silverware and their spot at European soccer's top table is no longer the formality it seemed a matter of weeks ago as they go into their last Premier League match of the campaign.

May 14, 2011

Man United manager faces another ban weeks after returning from a five weeks ban

Weeks after returning from a five match ban, Sir Alex Ferguson is set to face another FA hammer for his comments on referee Howard Webb prior to the Manchester United’s game against Chelsea.

The manager broke  the rule which states that managers should not speak about referees prior to a match and has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association (FA).

Ferguson made the comment two days before the Red Devil’s encounter with the Blues at a news conference.

May 14, 2011

Yaya Toure scored a second-half winner to end a 35-year trophy drought, after defeating Stoke City 1-0 at Wembley

Manchester City’s 35-year wait for a major trophy was put to an end today, as a 1-0 victory over Stoke City saw them lift the FA Cup for the fifth time in its history.

Carlos Tevez made a surprise return to the team after he suffered a hamstring injury, but it was Yaya Toure who emerged the hero of the day with a 74 minute strike.

May 10, 2011

Peter Crouch scored an own goal in the 31st minute of the game. City thus qualified for the playoffs

Manchester City will make their debut in the UEFA Champions League next season following a 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspurs at Eastlands on Tuesday. 

 

Spurs striker, Peter Crouch, who denied City’s a place in the Champions League last season by scoring the winner, gifted Roberto Mancini's side the lone goal in the encounter while trying to clear a cross by James Milner.