Falconet Bows Out

By Akinwale Kasali The hope of the Falconets of Nigeria to progress beyond the quarter finals stage of the Under-20 FIFA World was dashed earlier today by the Spaniards Under-20 Women national team who defeated the gallant Falconets of Nigeria 2-1. The Nigeria’s Under-20 Women’s team crashed out of the ongoing Women’s World Cup in France having conceded two first half goals, before Peace Efih responded with a goal in the second half of the encounter. All efforts by the Nigerian girls to equalised was dashed as the Spainish defense…

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Falconets Zooms Into Quarter Final, To Face Spain

By Akinwale Kasali No one gave the Falconets a chance. After the team’s 1-0 loss to Germany in the opening match of the Group D encounter, soccer enthusisats had written them off. The team bounced back in their second group game against Haiti, winning by Rasheedat Ajibade solitary spot kick in the first half of the encounter to signal the preparedness of the Falconets to make a mark in France. Again, stand –in Captain Rasheedat Ajibade was the heroine as the Nigeria U20 girls weaved their way into the 9thFIFA…

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Saraki Blows Hot

By Akinwale Kasali The Senate President, Olubukola Abubakar Saraki, has condemned the siege laid by the security operatives of the Department of State Services on the National Assembly, saying it’s “an assault on democracy.” Addressing a world press conference few hours ago, Saraki alongside principal officers of the 8th senate said that it is a matter of record that yesterday, lawmakers and staff of the National Assembly were prevented from entering the National Assembly Complex by heavily armed security agents of the Department of State Services (DSS). All entries to…

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Germany Pips Falconets

By Akinwale Kasali The Falconets of Nigeria were humbled ny their German counterpart 1-0 at the ongoing FIFA Under-20 World Cup in France. The Danjuma led Falconets succumbed to the firing power and the attacking prowess of the Germans by conceding the only goal of the match in the 63rd minute of the encounter, courtesy of Stefanie Saunders. The defeat means that the Falconets need to beat the Haitians in their second Group D encounter on Thursday to have any hope of advancing into the knockout stages of the competition.…

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Falconets Faces German Hurdle

By Akinwale Kasali The Falconets of Nigeria will today file out against Germany Under-20 National team in the FIFA Uder-20 Wold Cup in France. Since the inception of the female age grade competition, Nigeria has never missed out, coming close to winning the coveted trophy, but were denied by the German ladies four years ago. This is however a revenge mission. Coach Christopher Danjuma masterminded the team to five wins in the CAF qualifiers to seal a place at the World Cup, before naming his final 21-man squad for the…

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Ramaphosa Explains Why Nigerians Are Killed In South Africa

The South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has explained that Nigerians were not deliberately being targeted to be killed in his country. Ramaphosa gave his view on the troubling issue when he paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. Xenophobic attacks have been going on in South Africa for over a decade with many Nigerians caught in the attacks. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that no fewer than 117 Nigerians have been killed in South Africa since February 2016. Though there have been interventions by the Nigerian Mission…

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Jumbrox Challenge 2018: Dissecting The Nexus Between Oil and The Economy

By Akinwale Kasali In respect to the call by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, for the government to improve the standard of education in Nigeria, especially at the tertiary level. UNESCO also faulted the lack of coexistence, interdependence, unity, cohesiveness, qualitative educational competitiveness, good educational structure/foundation, healthy and friendly relationship among undergraduates in the country, making them unable to compete with their peers around the world. In this vein, Jumbrox Challenge, a brain-child of Jumbrox Ltd, an ICT company, has for the past two years held…

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Medical Doctor Dies As Nigeria Bows Out Of World Cup

Dr Kennis Ebirim, a family physician with the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, has been confirmed dead after watching Tuesday’s 2018 World Cup match between Nigeria and Argentina. Family members, colleagues and neighbours confirmed the death of Ebirim to the News Agency of Nigeria at his residence in Owerri. The deceased was reported to have slumped and rushed to hospital after Nigeria crashed out of the world football tournament. Dr Chikere Ebirim, a lecturer in the Department of Public Health, Federal University of Technology, Owerri,  and younger brother to the deceased,…

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“My Passion For The Needy”—W.I.N Foundation Founder, Chetachi Nwoga Ecton

By Akinwale Kasali When In Need (W.I.N.) Foundation a Nigerian own international NGO is currently receiving massive accolades home and abroad from notable personalities including, Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed,the Senior Special Adviser to Nigerian President on Social Investment Programmes, and US Senator, James Sanders, for its immense contribution to humanity. The Foundation supports individuals in need in healthcare by assembling team of doctors with expertise to test and treat malaria, typhoid, diabetes, high blood pressure, eye issues etc. Her Foundation  also supports orphanages, schools, homeless shelter, the disabled and elderly in…

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Rohr Optimistic Of Victory Against Croatia

By Akinwale Kasali With few days to the opening match of the Super Eagles against Croatia at the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia, Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is optimistic that the national team will do the nation proud by defeating their European opponent in the first match of their group D encounter. Rohr insists the Super Eagles will be arriving in Russia for the 2018 World Cup to make a bold statement, not as frightened rabbits. The three-time African champions, who are scheduled to hit Russia on Monday…

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