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WAUG 2015: UNN workers grumble over hosting right

Some staff of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) in Enugu State have decried the decision by authorities of the institution to host the 14th edition of West Africa University Games (WAUG) in the face of the current economic meltdown  in the country. The university staff from both the academic and non-academic unions who spoke against the backdrop of the ...

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FIFA’s election for Blatter’s successor on Feb 26

FIFA will hold a special election on February 26 to replace president Sepp Blatter, football’s scandal-tainted world body said Monday as French football great Michel Platini moved closer to launching a campaign. The FIFA executive, including rivals Blatter and Platini, agreed the date at a meeting in Zurich where the “exraordinary elective FIFA congress” will be held. Blatter announced on ...

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Suicide bombs: Muslims kick as army, police frisk women in hijab, burka

Muslims across the country have kicked against heightened searches conducted on women wearing Islamic dresses by security men. Muslims who spoke on the development, weekend, cautioned security agencies against frisking Muslim women dressed in hijab and burka, adding that such an action would amount to profiling them. Wikipedia describes the hijab as a “veil that covers the head and chest, ...

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Chukwu okays Oliseh for Super Eagles

Two former Nigerian national team coaches, Christian Chukwu and Austin Eguavoen believe Sunday Oliseh is “the right man for the Super Eagles at this time” after NFF confirmed the former Juventus star is in line to replace coach, Stephen Keshi. Keshi was fired at the weekend and the NFF confirmed on Wednesday that it had held talks with Oliseh in ...

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NFF fires Keshi

The Nigeria Football Federation on Saturday terminated its contract with Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi. ADVOCATE NIGERIA learrnt that  Keshi’s  sack may not be unconnected with his reported application for a coaching job with the Ivory Coast national team. The NFF threatened that the coach would be sacked if it was established that he actually applied for the job, a ...

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Odemwingie vows to repay Stoke faith after signing new deal


Stoke City forward Osaze Odemwingie has promised to repay the club’s faith in him, after he extended his contract on Thursday. The Super Eagles player signed a one-year deal with the Premier League side, with the option to extend it for a further year. “I’m very happy that the Club have shown me tremendous support after some very tough times,” ...

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Blatter ‘did not resign’ – Report

Sepp Blatter has claimed that he “did not resign” as FIFA president. “I did not resign. I put myself and my office in the hands of the FIFA congress,” Swiss newspaper Blick report said  Friday. The report quoted Blatter as having stated this  during a visit to the site of the future FIFA museum in the Swiss city of Zurich. ...

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Cote d’Ivoire Job deal: NFF may sack Keshi

A top official of the Nigerian Football Federation,  Iyke Igbokwe has disclosed that the NFF disciplinary committee will recommend for the dismissal of coach Stephen Keshi if it were proven he applied to handle African champions Cote d’Ivoire. Keshi, who appeared before a disciplinary hearing in Abuja Tuesday, has denied ever applying for the Cote d’Ivoire post, but the NFF have ...

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Blatter having second thoughts about resigning as FIFA president

FIFA president Sepp Blatter, could yet reverse his decision and continue as boss of the world football governing body. According to reports in the Swiss media, the 79-year-old is having a rethink about stepping down, after resigning few days after being re-elected for a fifth term. Schwiz am Sonntag claims a source close to Blatter revealed that he “received messages ...

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Juventus face Barcelona in Champions league final

Juventus will meet Barcelona in the Champions League final after Alvaro Morata scored against his former club to knock holders Real Madrid out. Real trailed 2-1 from the first leg but levelled on aggregate through Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty after James Rodriguez was caught by Giorgio Chiellini. A first ‘El Clasico’ final looked on the cards until Morata fired into the ...

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