Boko Haram: Switzerland denies funding MNJTF

Boko Haram: Switzerland denies funding MNJTF

Maiduguri — The government of Switzerland has denied granting financial support to the Multi-National Joint Task Force, MNJTF, in the fight against Boko Haram. This came as Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir David Lawal, said the war against Boko Haram had assumed a dangerous trend that required collective efforts and vigilance. Switzerland was listed among the countries that pledged about $250 million to fund the 8,700-strong regional task force. A statement…

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Biafra: Military warns MASSOB, vows to crush acts of Sabotage

Biafra: Military warns MASSOB, vows to crush acts of Sabotage

Abuja- Military authorities in the Country have warned groups (Biafra agitators) or unpatriotic elements threatening to make the country ungovernable because of their narrow interests, to have a rethink and desist from such, as the armed forces were fully mobilized and ready to crush acts of sabotage. The Defence headquarters in a statement signed by the Acting Director of Defence Information, Brig-General Rabe Abubakar said, “The attention of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has been drawn…

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Enyimba to play ACL games in P/Harcourt

Enyimba to play ACL games in P/Harcourt

Seven-time Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Enyimba will play their home fixtures in the 2016 CAF Champions League at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt. Renovation work continues at pace at the Enyimba Stadium in Aba but it seems increasingly unlikely that the refurbishment will be completed in time for the club’s opening game in the competition on February 28. Enyimba will face Ugandan club Vipers SC in the preliminary round of this year’s…

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Dalung renews Taylor’s contract

Dalung renews Taylor’s contract

Tongues are wagging at the Ministry of Youth and Sports following the controversial decision by the Minister, Solomon Dalung to renew the contracts of two Americans, Eric Campbell and Angie Taylor for another two years. The two expatriates were employed as National Director and Director of athletics of Nigeria’s High Performance Centre respectively by former Minister, Malam Bolaji Abdulahi. For more than four years after their arrival, Nigeria is yet to establish a High Performance Centre…

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FIFA rankings: Eagles move three steps up

FIFA rankings: Eagles move three steps up

Super Eagles of Nigeria have gained three spots on the latest FIFA ranking released yesterday to finish 63rd in the world and 12th in Africa. The Sunday Oliseh’s men crashed out of the ongoing African Nations Championship in Rwanda in the group stage but still managed to improve their standing on the global raking. Meanwhile, Côte d’Ivoire, Cape Verde Islands and Algeria are first, second and third respectively while Nigeria’s next opponent in the African…

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Cash crunch hits Lagos marathon

Cash crunch hits Lagos marathon

Local organising committee of the Access Bank/Lagos City Marathon has been hit by cash crunch and Lagos State governor, Akinwummi Ambode is being expected to sign some cheques today to keep the race on track. The marathon is billed to start tomorrow at 7.00 am, but as at yesterday officials were scratching their heads on how to put the items on the check-list on ground. It was gathered that the sponsors, demanded an account of the…

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