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Yar’Adua shelves weekly FEC meeting — Now to hold fortnightly

Written on August 9th, 2007 by
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President Umaru Yar’Adua yesterday shelved the Federal Executive Council (FEC) announcing that under the current dispensation, the council will meet every fortnight as against weekly as the case was in the last administration. Presidential... Read More | Share

Nigeria keen on defender Onuoha

Written on August 9th, 2007 by
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Nigeria coach Berti Vogts is hoping to persuade Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha to play for the Super Eagles. Born in southern Nigeria, Onuoha has already played for England under-21's but can switch allegiances as he is yet to play for the... Read More | Share

Nigeria league gets kick off date

Written on August 2nd, 2007 by
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The Nigeria league season will now kick off on the new date of 1 September following the resolution of a dispute between the country's football bodies. The Nigeria Football League (NFL) originally wanted the 18 August to be the first day of the new... Read More | Share

Yar'Adua faces tough task ahead

Written on August 2nd, 2007 by
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In his first two months in office, the shy, aristocratic new president of Nigeria has faced a nationwide strike, violence in the country's oil region and accusations he's timid - he only announced a Cabinet last week. But these problems pale compared... Read More | Share

Newcastle hold contract talks with Martins

Written on August 1st, 2007 by
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Manager Sam Allardyce has made it clear he wants to hold on to Martins, 22, who has a clause in his present deal which allows him to join another club for 13 million pounds. Arsenal have been linked with the Nigerian since Thierry Henry's exit to... Read More | Share

German FM visits Nigeria & Ghana

Written on August 1st, 2007 by
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German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier starts a three-day trip to Nigeria and Ghana for talks on energy and African conflict zones. Steinmeier is to meet Nigerian President and Foreign Minister on Wednesday for talks on crisis regions in... Read More | Share

Nigerian President Retires 40 Army Generals

Written on July 31st, 2007 by
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Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua has ordered the retirement of 40 top army generals, and has appointed new officers to take their place. A Nigerian defense spokesman, Colonel Mohammed Yusuf, says the retirements are part of a normal process, and that... Read More | Share

Why Kaduna ANPP is in disarray

Written on July 30th, 2007 by
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The All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in Kaduna State is torn apart by two contending powers. Northern Region Bureau Chief, Hassan Ibrahim, examines the battle for supremacy between the Senator Muktar Aruwa-led faction and that of the party's... Read More | Share

Abia gov reacts to false media reports, says there

Written on July 30th, 2007 by
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Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, says that some people are trying to cause disaffection between him and former governor Orji Uzor Kalu. Reacting to media reports in the past one week that Dr Kalu... Read More | Share

Oyebola dies in hospital – Yahoo! Eurosport UK

Written on July 29th, 2007 by
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Former champion heavyweight boxer James Oyebola died on Friday after his life support machine was switched off. BOXING; James Oyebola, former British heavyweight champion, July 2007 - 0 Family and friends of Mr Oyebola, 47, of north west London, had... Read More | Share

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