Monday, 4th July 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search
Breaking News:

Football

3 Feb 2015
ORGANISERS of the annual Pastor D. K. Olukoya Athletics Championship may find it tough controlling the large crowd of athletes expected to storm Lagos on Friday for this year’s edition of the tourney. The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says it is expecting about 1,000 athletes, but the number might go up considering the excitement…
Cote-P
3 Feb 2015
THE same is familiar. Two years ago the Elephants were the overwhelming favourites in their quarterfinal clash against the Super Eagles in South Africa. Nobody reckoned with a certain Sunday Mba and Emmanuel Emenike in the Eagles’ ranks. At the end of the day, Didier Drogba and his troops left the Rustenberg stadium with their…
3 Feb 2015
NEUTRAL fans may already be licking their lips over the possibility of a Cote d’Ivoire versus Ghana final at the African Cup of Nations. In the battle of the strikers, it would be Wilfried Bony versus Asamoah Gyan. Playmakers: Gervinho versus Christian Atsu. Coaches: Herve Renard versus Avram Grant. But hold on.  The African Cup…
3 Feb 2015
PROMASIDOR Nigeria Tuesday at the Union Bank Sports Club, Surulere, donated 1,000 hockey sticks to the Lagos State Hockey Association as part of its support to the development of the sport in Nigeria.   The Union Bank Sports Club is the venue of the hockey event of the ongoing IBILE Games for All Secondary Schools…
UGBADE
2 Feb 2015
ASSISTANT coach of the junior national team, the Flying Eagles, Nduka Ugbade, believes the team’s technical crew has given the squad enough training and preparation that would take them into the African Youth Championship (AYC) as major contenders.   Still basking in the euphoria of the team’s excellent performance at the just concluded Super Six…
2 Feb 2015
KANO Pillars coach, Okey Emordi, has praised the League Management Company for their efforts in organizing the 2015 Super 6 tournament.    The tournament, which is usually for the four clubs representing Nigeria in continental competitions, was expanded to six teams this year, with the national U23 and U20 teams included to aid their preparations…
2 Feb 2015
TWO Nigerian club sides taking part in the CAF Confederations Cup, Warri Wolves and Dolphins of Port Harcourt, will continue their build up for the competition today when they compete with others in the 2015 Multi-Sports pre-season tournament in Ibadan, Oyo State. It is the third edition of the competition.   Dolphins, who lost the…
2 Feb 2015
FORMER Super Eagles coach, Adegboye Onigbinde, has called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to seek professional assistance from outside the Glass House in its search for a credible coach for the Super Eagles.   The CAF and FIFA technical instructor stated that the transformation process of the senior national team would not yield any…
2 Feb 2015
MANY retired sportsmen and women in Abia State believe Dr. Alex Otti can kick start real grassroots development if he becomes governor of the state.     According to Onwusogh Amadi Uche, a member of the old Imo State Academicals team of the 1980s, retired sportsmen in the state believe that Otti, who retired as the…
Yakubu-pics-pg-94-3-2-2015
2 Feb 2015
NIGERIA international, former Portsmouth and Middlesbrough  striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has joined Championship club Reading on a deal until the end of the season.  The 32-year-old, who has not played in England since leaving Blackburn in 2012, was a free agent after playing for Qatari club Al Rayyan.  He has a total of 114 league goals…
Okoya-Thomas-Pg-95-03 02 15
2 Feb 2015
HE saw his departure coming. In November 2013, billionaire businessman and sponsor of the longest running table tennis competition in Nigeria, Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas, announced his withdrawal from the organization of the Asoju Oba Table Tennis Championship.     The competition had gone uninterrupted since the first edition was staged in 1968. But in 2013, Okoya-Thomas…
2 Feb 2015
NIGERIAN youngster Dele Alli is scheduled to undergo a medical at Tottenham Hotspur to finalise a deal, while compatriot Sheyi Ojo has joined Wigan on loan.   According to The Daily Star, a deal has been done between the two clubs and that following a medical Alli will return to stadium MK for the remainder of…

Latest

1 hour ago
Hours after the first vessel berthed at Lekki deep seaport, stakeholders and residents along the corridor have expressed worry with the slow response of the Federal and state governments to providing the infrastructure needed to efficiently kick-start the seaport...
1 hour ago
Founded by Mr. Alex Uruemu Ibru (1945-2011), The Guardian’s foundational rationale upon inception on July 4, 1983 was simple: to create an intellectually driven, independent newspaper presenting balanced and factual coverage of events comparable with the best in Nigeria and globally.
1 hour ago
Following a broad consensus reached by delegates at the Eleventh Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF11) in Katowice, Poland, the talk came to an end last week, with calls for urgent urban action.
1 hour ago
The rise in prices of building materials has constituted a major threat to the construction sector, housing development by private developers and independent builders who desire to have a roof over their head.
1 hour ago
So far, 48 persons have been confirmed dead following Wednesday’s attack by bandits on a mining site at Ajata-Aboki community in Shiroro Local Council of Niger State.