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Jaja of Opobo before his exile, 1887.

Background King Jaja of Opobo (1821-1891), the wealthiest and most powerful monarch in the Niger Delta and sole founder of Opobo, was Igbo. Born in his native Umuduruoha, Amaigbo, present- day, Imo State, and named Mbanaso Okwaraozurumbaa at birth, he was captured by slave traders and sold into captivity in Bonny at the age of […]

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Revealed – Chelsea Legend Drogba Fingered As Brain Behind Plans To Sign Osimhen From Lille

Per a source close to Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen who has been scoring goals for fun for French Ligue 1 side Lille, the talks of a potential move to Chelsea is way concrete than initially thought, Owngoalnigeria.com reports. Osimhen who was watched by scouts of the Premier League side while in action for Lille […]

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Aina: I’ve spoken to Abraham over Nigeria switch.

Super Eagles and Torino defender, Ola Aina, has revealed that he talked to Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham over playing for Nigeria but said that it is up to the player to decide if he is ready to make the switch or not. According to London News, Aina said that Abraham is aware of Nigeria’s interest in his […]

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Zinedine Zidane asks Real Madrid to keep an eye on Chelsea ace ahead of potential future transfer.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has reportedly asked the club to keep an eye on Chelsea and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi. The teenager, who impressed for the Blues last year, made his return from injury earlier this week, starting against Grimsby in the League Cup, as he helped the west London side secure their place […]

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Samson Siasia: Mother of former Nigeria coach released from kidnapper

Ogere Siasia, mother of former Super Eagles captain and coach Samson Siasia, has been released by her abductors after ten weeks in captivity. According to a report on The Nation, Siasia’s 80- year-old mother was released, alongside the two other family members who were in kidnappers’ den. Madam Ogere Siasia, mother of former Super Eagles […]

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Daniel Akpeyi wins man of the match award as Kazier Chiefs beat Baroka FC 1-0

The former Warri Wolves goalkeeper came in as a substitute in the first half for injured Khune. The Super Eagles shot-stopper was in fine form as he helped his team secure all three points. Daniel Akpeyi produced a five-star performance in Kazier Chiefs’ 1-0 win over Baroka FC in the Premier Soccer League. The Nigerian […]

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Rick Bognar, former WWE star, dies aged 49

It’s been reported that Rick Bognar who played Fake Razor Ramon in the 1990s has passed away at the age of 49. The news was confirmed by his brother, in a tweet by the Cauliflower Alley Club. The cause of death has not been specified. Who was Fake Razor Ramon? Rick Bognar played the character […]

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HOW THE ARARAUME’S SACKED THEIR STAFF FOR ATTENDING GOV. IHEDIOHA’S VICTORY PARTY IN ABUJA by Ambrose Nwaogwugwu

For Anyanwu Chidiebere, Monday the 23rd of September was just like every other working Monday but he was unaware of what fate had in store for him when he was invited to his M. D’s office who happens to be the the biological son of Sen. Ifeanyi Araraume. Anyanwu Chidiebere is a supervisor at EXCLUSIVE […]

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Lampard confirms “leader” Jorginho is his penalty taker

Frank Lampard has hopefully all but ended the penalty saga at Chelsea by confirming that Jorginho is his first choice penalty taker. The manager was giving his standard post match press conference, and he was asked about the spot kick that gave the Blues the lead against Brighton by Goal.com journalist Nizaar Kinsella: “That should […]

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Liverpool to be kicked out of Carabao Cup

Liverpool are reportedly being investigated by the EFL for fielding an illegible player against MK Dons as the Reds won 2-0. According to The Athletic , there are concerns that one of the players may not have met the requirements to feature in the competition. That would mean that the mouth-watering tie between the Reds […]

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HORROR: Police discover house with over 300 chained inmates in Kaduna

A house containing over three hundred people chained in their arms and legs has been discovered by police in Kaduna State. The house already unbundled by personnel of the Nigeria Police, was said to be located in Rigasa community, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. A house with over three hundred people in Rigasa […]

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Bowers Tower: A Historical Monument in Ibadan, Southwestern Nigeria

The Bower’s Tower is an historic monument put up to honour Captain Robert Lister Bower in 1936 – he was the first British Resident in Ibadan, and appointed by the British government to administer the ancient city, which he did between 1893 and 1897. The Bower’s Tower was designed by Taffy Jones, the engineer that […]

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Two Nigerian Stars In Contention For Golden Boy Award 2019.

Super Eagles of Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze and Flying Eagles star, Tom Dele-Bashiru have been named in the 40-man shortlist of the Golden Boy Award. Villarreal’s Chukwueze enjoyed a breakthrough season in the 2018-19 campaign as he netted five goals in 26 La Liga games. Concise News reports that back in June, Turin-based Tuttosport announced the 100 nominees for the 2019 […]

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Mohamed Salah: Egyptian Fa writes to Fifa over missing votes

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has written to Fifa for an explanation of its missing votes for the Best Fifa Men’s Player award. The EFA says that Pharaohs’ acting coach Shawky Gharib and captain Ahmed Elmohamady placed votes for Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah that were not counted. Neither are included on the voting breakdown on Fifa’s […]

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N33bn Fraud: Moves To Impeach Osinbajo Looms In Senate

The travails of Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo over the alleged N33bn in National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is set to be compounded as plots to begin impeachment process against him in the Senate are brewing. Sources revealed that some senators, goaded by some forces in the villa, are gearing to dust up the report […]

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Tribunal upholds election of Akwa Ibom Gov. Udom Emmanuel

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Thursday, affirmed the victory of Governor Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party in the March 9 governorship election in the state. Nsima Ekere of the All Progressives Congress (APC) filed a petition challenging the result of the election in which INEC declared Mr Emmanuel reelected as […]

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THE HISTORY OF ANAMBRA STATE

Anambra is a state in southeastern Nigeria . Its name is an anglicized version of the original Oma Mbala , the Igbo name of the Anambra River . The capital and seat of government is Awka . Onitsha , a historic port city from pre-colonial times, has developed as by far the largest urban area […]

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PDP, Atiku Challenge Tribunal Ruling At Supreme Court

The PDP and Atiku/Obi have filed an appeal at the Supreme Court of Nigeria on the outcome of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Judgment of September 11, 2019. The appeal was filed on Monday, September 23, 2019 with 66 Grounds of appeal. Ground 1 – 10: of appeal below GROUND 1: ERROR IN LAW The […]

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PDP Demands Investigation Of N90 Billion FIRS Scandal — “Says allegations too weighty to be overlooked”

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) demands a system-wide investigation into the alleged siphoning of N90 billion from the coffers of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in which top members of the Buhari Presidency and All Progressives Congress (APC) have been mentioned. The PDP demands that the Buhari Presidency must not cover this humongous corruption […]

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Mourinho Not Enjoying Man Utd Struggling under solksjaer

Jose Mourinho admits he deserved to be sacked as Manchester United manager – but he isn’t enjoying watching them struggle under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United who were deservedly beaten 2-0 at West Ham on Sunday, a result which saw them drop down to eighth in the Premier League table. The club were in sixth when […]