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Iheanacho, Mahrez nominated for PFA Player of the Month award

The Nigeria and the Algeria internationals have been shortlisted for the best player in the English top-flight for the month under review Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho and Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez have been nominated for the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month award for March. The Nigeria and the Algeria internationals were both in terrific…

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Meet the 5-year old Nigerian girl who won ‘Miss Toddler USA 2021 (Photos)

A young Nigerian girl is making headlines after she was recently crowned the new ‘Miss Toddler USA America Nation 2021. Kleopatra Vargas ,5, a Mexican-Nigerian-American who was born in Chicago, Illinois won the crown at the fast-rising kid’s pageant contest held in the US, popularly known as ‘Miss America Nation.’  Speaking to Journalists after she was announced…

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Nigerian man with no formal education commands attention after building motorcycles from scratch in Katsina

A Nigerian man simply identified as Engineer Kabir,  has built motorcycles from scratch in Katsina state. The different motorcycles, manufactured by Kabir, were shared online, eliciting praises from social media users. In one of the posts, it was revealed tha Engineer Kabir, who is based in Garejin Ali Chizo in Katsina state, has no formal education but…

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Kelechi Iheanacho signs new four year contract at Leicester City worth £100,000 (N52.6m) per week (photos)

Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new contract with Leicester City that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2024. He was handed a new deal following his impressive performances for the side this season, scoring 12 goals and providing five assists in 28 appearances across all competitions. He was previously earning £60,000 weekly…

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Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi Ranked 13th Best Player In The World

Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been ranked as the 13th best player in the world for the first quarter of 2021 by the highly respected CIES Football Observatory. Ndidi has an index of 85.5 having played 852 minutes in the first quarter of 2021. The top star in the world according to CIES…

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5 Nigerians with prestigious international positions

Nigerians are serving at the highest levels on the international scene. Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been confirmed as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday, February 15, 2021. Her historic appointment is another notch in what has been an illustrious career for the accomplished economist. The 66-year-old is one…

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Joe Biden calls Nigerian family to thank them for their support and invite them to the White House (video)

United States President, Joe Biden put a call through to a Nigerian family to thank them for their support and invite them to the White House. Josephine, 12, and her father, who are from Ibadan, in Oyo state, spoke to President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. During the 12-minutes call, Biden praised Josephine for her…

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Anthony Joshua Knocks Kubrat Pulev Out In The 9th Round

Anthony Joshua, the British Nigerian heavyweight champion has produced another superb performance as he take on his opponent last night and ended up knocking him down at round 9th. ANTHONY JOSHUA WINS � He retains his IBF, WBA and WBO belts with a 9⃣th round KO  #JoshuaPulev #bbcboxing

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Nigerian Footballers To Watchout For In Europe This Weekend

Goal preview the nation’s stars expected to feature for their respective clubs around the world this weekend. Semi Ajayi The centre-back featured in West Bromwich Albion’s 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Crystal Palacelast time out, a collapse that took place largely due to Matheus Pereira’s harsh first-half sending off.Pressure is mounting on Slaven Bilic, with several reports…

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NAIJA TO THE WORLD! Oshoala Listed In The UK Guardian’s List Of 100 Best Female Footballers Of 2020

Asisat Oshoala listed in the UK Guardian’s list of 100 best female footballers of 2020 Asisat Oshoala has been ranked as number 33 on the Guardian’s list of 100 best female footballers of 2020. She and Malawian star, Tabitha Chawinga are the only Africans on the list. Oshoala, who was at number 86 on the 2018 list…

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Wins Forbes ‘African Of The Year’ Award 2020

The 2020 #AfricanOftheYear Award honoree is… Congratulations to Dr. @NOlweala! Board Chair @Gavi; Board Chair @ARCapicity, gracing the cover of @forbesafrica. https://twitter.com/forbesafrica/status/1333817518545395716?s=19

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Oshoala Nominated For UEFA Fans’ Team Of The Year

Oshoala nominated for UEFA Fans’ Team of the Year Asisat Oshoala has been nominated for the 2020 UEFA Fans’ Team of the Year. The Barcelona forward has scored two goals this season after scoring 20 goals in 19 league games to help her side to the league title last season. Here is a full list of all…

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Adeola Ogunmola Becomes The First Female Pilot To Fly Qatar Air To Abuja

Qatar Air has commenced its inaugural flight to Abuja with the first Nigerian female Boeing 787 pilot Qatar Air has commenced its inaugural flight to Abuja, Nigeria on Friday. The airline commenced the operation with the first Nigerian female Boeing 787 pilot, Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo. This was disclosed on Friday by the Director-General, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission,…

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Biden Appoints Adewale Wally Adeyemo As US Deputy Treasury Secretary

US President-Elect, Joe Biden, is set to announce a Nigerian-born attorney, Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo, as deputy Treasury secretary, US-based media Politico reported on Sunday. Adeyemo, who is a former senior international economic adviser during the Obama administration, will serve under former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who Biden plans to appoint to lead the US Treasury Department….

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Grammy: Burna Boy Reacts As “Twice As Tall” Album Gets Nomination

Nigerian singer Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu known as Burna Boy has reacted to the nomination of his Twice As Tall album for 2021 GRAMMYs, Igbere TV reports. This is his second Grammy Awards Nomination. Taking to Twitter shortly after the announcement of the nomination, he wrote; “Another one. #TWICEASTALL.” https://twitter.com/burnaboy/status/1331294412102635524?s=19 Twice as Tall, his 5th studio album which…

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Meet Onyema Ogbuagu, UNICAL graduate leading COVID-19 vaccine research in US

PROFILE: Meet Onyema Ogbuagu, UNICAL graduate leading COVID-19 vaccine research in US Pfizer and BioNTech had announced that the first vaccine they developed against COVID-19 could prevent more than 90 percent of people from getting infected. The vaccine has been tested on 43,500 people in six countries and no safety concerns have been raised. Pfizer was quoted…

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