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'Super Eagles' soar into semis, blank Ivorians 2-0

Written on August 18th, 2008 by
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QINHUANGDAO, China (AP) - Peter Odemwingie scored in the first half and Victor Obinna converted a late penalty Saturday to lead Nigeria to a 2-0 win over African rival Ivory Coast and into the emifinals of the men's Olympic soccer tournament.Read More:http://www.nbcolympics.com/soccer/news/newsid=22...
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Nigeria cedes Bakassi to Cameroon

Written on August 14th, 2008 by
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Nigeria has handed over the potentially oil-rich Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon, bringing an end to a long-standing dispute over the territory.Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7559895.stm...
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Playing with 10 men, U.S. soccer team eliminated by Nigeria

Written on August 13th, 2008 by
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Promise Isaac and Victor Obinna scored to lead Nigeria over a 10-man United States team 2-1 Wednesday, earning a place in the quarterfinals of the Olympic football tournament and eliminating the Americans.Read More:http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/olympics/2008/08/13/nigeria.usa.ap/index.html?e...
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Nigeria poll petitions dismissed

Written on February 26th, 2008 by
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A Nigerian tribunal has dismissed both opposition petitions asking that President Umaru Yar'Adua's election last year be annulled.Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7263534.stm...
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BREAKING NEWS: Presidential Election Appeal Court Ruling of February 26 to be Televised Live!

Written on February 26th, 2008 by
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D-Day for Yar'Adua BREAKING NEWS: Presidential Election Appeal Court Ruling of February 26 to be Televised Live! The Presidential Election Appeal Court Ruling of the case between Yar'Adua, Buhari and Atiku coming of Tuesday, February 26 will be televised LIVE - the first time ever for such a h...
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Agogo puts Ghana 2-1 over Nigeria to get to Semi-finals

Written on February 3rd, 2008 by
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Ghana came from behind to earn a semi-final place with victory over Nigeria in a game full of drama.Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/africa/7224153.stm...
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Mother of All Matches – Nigeria Vs. Ghana (Sunday, February 3, 2008]

Written on February 1st, 2008 by
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African football has over the years served up its fair share of compelling rivalries, but Ghana versus Nigeria outshines them all. "We have the game plan that will ensure that we prick the eyes of the Stars to gather enough clouds to cover their glitter." - Nigeria assistant coach Austin EguavoenRe...
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Nigeria thankful after 'miracle win over Benin 2-0 to reach quarter-finals

Written on January 29th, 2008 by
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Nigeria forward Osaze Odemwingie has warned the rest of the tournament that his team mean business after their "miracle" qualification.Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/africa/7216557.stm...
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Nigeria still on top of rankings going into African Cup of Nations tourney

Written on January 16th, 2008 by
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Nigeria will go to the Africa Cup of Nations as the continent's top team on the Fifa rankings. The latest standings, issued by the game's world governing body on Wednesday, see the Super Eagles maintaining top spot ahead of Cameroon's Indomitable Lions.Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/footb...
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Welfare deal for Nigeria's poor

Written on December 11th, 2007 by
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The Nigerian government is launching a welfare scheme to help poor families.Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7137969.stm...
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