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Maracana Stadium

12 May
Chairman of the Nathaniel Idowu Foundation, which recently resuscitated the famed Maracana Stadium in Tolu, Ajegunle, Lagos, Yemi Idowu, has explained that the multi-pitch arena is designed as a template for the emerging Nigerian football culture.
9 May
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has called on individuals and private sector operators to emulate the Nathaniel Idowu Foundation, which has remodelled the famous Maracana Stadium,
7 Apr 2021
The Rio de Janeiro state legislature backed down Tuesday from plans to rename Brazil's iconic Maracana stadium for football legend Pele, after the proposal triggered controversy.
21 Aug 2016
Atlast, the three weeks of exhilarating sporting events will draw to a close today at the Maracana Stadium here in Rio de Janeiro. As they did on the opening day, the organisers have promised the over one billion...
7 Aug 2016
Police shot a mugger near the stadium where the Rio Olympics opening ceremony took place and a woman was killed close to another Olympic site, police yesterday.
5 Aug 2016
The Olympic torch wound its way around Rio de Janeiro's landmarks on Friday as protesters unleashed a final blast of anger before the opening ceremony of the trouble-plagued sporting spectacle.
5 Aug 2016
Today is the opening day of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, the day the world’s elite athletes have been waiting for, where the results of several years of planning and preparation will come to the fore.


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War against drug abuse in Nigeria received a boost today as the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) opened up a historic partnership with the wives of all the governors in a bid to curb the menace. The event, which was attended by almost all the wives of the governors, took place…
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The location; one of the hills in the special economic zones overlooking the city of Kigali which seemed quite a distance. The kind of panoramic landscape which only nature bestows on a city.  As the air was breezing, the nine flags of African Union, Germany, South Africa, Ghana, Rwanda, BioNTech, Senegal, World Health Organisation and…
16 mins ago
NASA blasted a nanosatellite barely bigger than a microwave oven into outer space Tuesday, part of a landmark mission to return humans to the Moon.
22 mins ago
In commemoration of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that promotes human rights for people in prisons, Prison Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), has called on the Nigerian government to comply with its reporting obligations to the Committee Against Torture in line with Article 19 of the Convention…
31 mins ago
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State Tuesday said that the security situation in his state has not degenerated to that level of allowing citizens with latitude to arm themselves in a bid to stem the menace. Speaking to newsmen after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Uzidimma said the security…