Revealed: How Mikel tried to convince Rohr to drop Iwobi from AFCON 2019 starting XI

– John Obi Mikel was part of the Super Eagles team that won bronze medal at the 2019 AFCON tourney in Egypt – The midfielder featured just twice for the three time African champions in the competition – Mikel however had issues with Alex Iwobi and told the coach to drop him from the line
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– EFCC has secured forfeiture of some properties belonging to a Kwara civil servant, Abdul Ibrahim, to the federal government – Kwara state high court gave the ruling on the forfeiture after the Ibrahim failed to show up in court to explain why the properties should not be forfeited – Ibrahim forfeited a hotel, cars
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– Donatello the tortoise may be sold as owner Alexei claims his family is in urgent need of money – He claims Donatello has extrasensory abilities that enables it to make successful predictions – The two-year-old is named after one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles With the ongoing betting craze around the world, punters
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– Paul Pogba has come under fire for not taking penalty in Mann United’s win over Rochdale – The 26-year-old was not among the five penalty-takers that converted United’s spot-kicks – Manchester United will face Chelsea in the round of 16 in the Carabao Cup Paul Pogba has come under criticism for not being among
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– The presidency has said the criticism that trailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s remarks at the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019 on Monday, September 23, is uncalled for – The president was criticised for delivering prepared remarks at the event – The presidency says as a panelist it was up to President Buhari to choose
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– A local government chairman in Katsina state has been abducted – Aminu Hassan was abducted by some gunmen on Tuesday, Septmeber 24 in his residence in Yan Albasa – Hassan was said to have been abducted in the presence of members of his family Aminu Hassan, the vice chairman of Charanchi local government area
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The headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspapers for Thursday, September 26, are focused on controversies surrounding the scam involving P&ID, its ensuing legal battle, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s fight against the libel levelled on him, the fall outs of the closure of Nigeria’s border, among other top stories. ThisDay reports that Nigeria is seeking for the
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– Lionel Messi could miss Barcelona’s Champions league showdown against Inter Milan – The 32-year-old was forced off during Barca’s 2-0 win over Villarreal at Camp Nou – Barcelona are currently fifth on the log and yet to win an away fixture this season Lionel Messi is in a race against time to get fit
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– Victor Osimhen scores in Lille’s 2-0 win over Strasbourg at Stade Pierre Mauroy – The 20-year-old stretch his goal tally in France to six after just seven games – Osimhen also assisted his side’s second goal as they maintain second position on the log Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen increased his goal tally in
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– Man United vs Rochdale finished 1-1 after regulation time – Mason Greenwood scored the opener for United with Luke Matheson restoring parity for the visitors – The match was subsequently decided in the shootouts that the Red Devils won 5-3 Daniel James’ well-taken penalty was all Man United needed as they sunk League One
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– Human rights activist Femi Falana has vowed to remain at the facility of the Department of State Services till his client, Omoyele Sowore, is released – Sowore was on Tuesday, September 24, granted bail by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja – The former presidential candidate of the African Action
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– Milton Keynes Dons vs Liverpool Carabao Cup clash ended in favour of the Reds – A goal each from James Milner and Ki-Jana Hoever handed the Merseyside the win – Jurgen Klopp rang changes to the team that beat Chelsea 2-1 over the weekend Liverpool are through the the EFL Cup fourth round stage
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– Real Madrid vs Osasuna ended 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu as Los Blancos go top of La Liga – Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo scored a goal each half of the match to give Zidane’s side the win – Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will lock horns in the Madrid derby at the Wanda Metropolitano
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– One-third of African students studying in the United States are said to be Nigerians – The disclosure was made by the cultural affairs officer of the United States embassy in Nigeria, Malia Heroux – Heroux also says individual universities in the USA gives scholarship, adding that it is not the US government that gives
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– Francisca Okhira, the wife of the managing director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has reportedly been abducted in Benin – Report said that the woman was trailed from airport road in the state and taken when she was about getting into her house – As the unknown gunmen shot into the air to
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– The former representative of Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has said that the move by Nasir El-Rufai’s enrollment of his child in public school is deceptive – Sani said that the governor did so as a calculated move to prepare him for 2023 election, adding that it is a publicity stunt – The senator said
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– BBNaija housemates recently hosted a host of Nollywood celebrities in the Big Brother house – Lala Akindoju, Mr Ibu, Osas Ighodaro Mama G amongst others enjoyed a nice dinner with the contestants – Nigerians on social media have reacted to the visit from the movies stars Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) Pepper Dem housemates recently
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– Chelsea vs Grimsby Town EFL clash saw Blues thrash Mariners 7-1 to reach the fourth round – Batshuayi nets a brace for Chelsea one in each half – Callum Hudson-Odoi netted Chelsea’s seventh goal on his return from injury Chelsea vs Grimsby Town EFL clash saw Blues thrash Mariners 7-1 in an EFL clash
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Cristiano Ronaldo has been credited with an embarrassing record days after failing to cart home FIFA’s ‘The Best’ awards earlier this week-coming. The pair of Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk ensured Ronaldo finished on third spot and was also missing in action during ceremony in Milan citing muscle injury. PAY ATTENTION: Install Pitch Football
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Popular Nollywood actor Jim Iyke recently clocked 43 and the movie star took to social media with a lengthy post in celebration of his new age. Jim Iyke while sharing a nice photo of himself, explained that he is glad that he has finally become the man he has always wanted to be. The stylish
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– Senator Rochas Okorocha has advised Nigeria to be wary of receiving aid from foreign countries – The senator representing Imo West at the upper chamber says foreign aid is a form of neo-colonialism – The lawmaker says the foreign aid Nigeria is receiving is not commensurate with the amount of development on ground The
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– The police command in Jigawa sate has arrested a Nigerian Army coporal with the name Muzambilu Abdullahi for being in possession of Indian hemp – Four others were also arrested with him after the vehicle conveying the drugs was involved in an accident in the state – The corporal, however said he did not
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– The federal government through the Ministry of Interior, has annoiced Tuesday, October 1, as public holiday for the nation – Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the chief of the ministry, urged the citizens of the nation to support the government of President Muhammadu Buhari – Aregbolosa also said that the government is very focused on making
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Nigerian man of God Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere aka Lion, has received heavy backlash from internet users, following a recent video of him that surfaced online. The controversial cleric who has gained a reputation for himself for his unconventional ways of preaching the gospel, was spotted energetically busting dance moves. In the video, the pastor who was
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– Some recently dismissed soldiers have confessed how they carried out their criminal operations on highways in Nigeria – One of the soldiers said that they used their uniforms to stop victims at gunpoint and robbing them of their belongings – The soldier said that they operated under the guise of being members of OP
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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, September 25, in a tweet said that he is ready to forgo his immunity to allow for proper investigation of falsehood and libel against him. The second citizen of the nation also said that he has asked that a legal action be taken against Timi Frank and Katch Ononuju
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– Following an attempted coup in Ghana, President Muhammadu Buhari says the era of governments without elections are over – Buhari expresses solidarity with the government of Ghana and explains that corruption has a way of fighting back a government that wants to tackle it – The president notes that Ghana remains the first true
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Celebrity best friends Tonto Dikeh and Idris Okuneye aka Bobrisky, recently left a Nigerian writer stunned after they individually credited his bank account with large sums of cash. The writer identified as Solomon Buchi, took to his social media page to recount how he had gotten the attention of the two, and ultimately scored monetary
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– Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, says the federal government is focusing on eight major roads for immediate fixing – Fashola explains that the roads to be fixed will ease transportation of goods including petroleum products across – The minister also gives update on the particular roads currently undergoing reconstruction The minister of
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– A ranking lawmaker in the House of Representatives, Abdulrazak Namdas, says legislators need cars to function – Namdas was reacting to the public criticism trailing the N5.5 billion for the purchase of vehicles for the Senate – The lawmaker said it is not fair to suggest that lawmakers do not need cars Chairman, House
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– Tottenham have recorded a series of poor results just weeks into the new season – The London side have already been dumped out of the EFL Cup following their defeat to Colchester – The match was decided in the shoot outs after settling for a goalless draw An unlucky punter is gnawing his teeth
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Samson Siasia, former Super Eagles coach, is reportedly sliding into depression having failed to re-unite with his mother after about ten weeks since her disappearance. The mother of the 52-year-old tactician was kidnapped about three months ago alongside two others and all efforts to free them from the abductors are fruitless at the moment. Siasia,
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– FIFA The Best awards saw Lionel Messi cart home the prestigious award on Monday night – Fabio Paratici stressed Ronaldo claimed more awards than the Argentine during the year under review – The Barcelona talisman Messi has now clinched the award for the first time Cristiano Ronaldo should have beaten Lionel Messi to The
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– Popular rapper MI Abaga is being hailed online for calling a fan’s girlfriend to wish her a happy birthday – The fan identified as @caesars411 begged the singer to help him by calling his girlfriend on her birthday because he did not have money to celebrate the day for her – MI called the
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– Suspected kidnappers have killed one person in Kaduna community – 14 other passengers were also abducted by the suspected kidnappers – The state police public relations officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the incident The report by the Channels TV indicated that suspected kidnappers have killed one person and abducted no fewer than 14 people
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– The EFCC says it has uncovered corrupt acts in the federal government’s social investment programme – The commission says it had received complaints about the implementation of the social investment schemes – The anti-graft body noted that it is important for civil society organizations to play more active roles in tracking the implementation of
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– Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated the Buhari administration’s promise to lift millions of Nigerians from poverty – Osinbajo explained that the federal government will achieve the target through its financial inclusion-based programmes – The vice president noted that the social investment programme recently won a prize by the African Development Bank (AfDB) Vice
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– Osinbajo has threatened to drag peddlers of false news to court – The vice president alleged that some faceless people are spreading false information against his person on social media – Going further, the vice president assured all Nigerians that all the information are false The office of Yemi Osinbajo has threatened to sue
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– A former governor of Sokoto state has denied any involvement in allegations of mismanagement of state’s fund – Aliyu Wamakko said he is ready to face legitimate scrutiny by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission – Wamakko said he is also humanly capable of making mistakes and would submit himself to teh EFCC for
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– A Nigerian Army officer on Tuesday, September 24, launched a mini dictionary on psychology – Major Cyril Alaoma said the new dictionary will help promote psychological reasoning among officers and men as well as the public – Alaoma also said that the dictionary was inspired to write a book on psychology since his days
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– Alex Iwobi posted an impressive performance as Everton defeated Sheffield Wednesday in the EFL Cup – The Nigerian international provided the assist that completed Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s brace – Everton will welcome defending champions Manchester City to Goodison Park in the Premier League Alex Iwobi produced a five-star display as Everton made it through into
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– Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first goal of the season for Leicester City in the EFL Cup – The Super Eagles striker calmly finished a Marc Albrighton’s assist in the 86th minute – The Foxes won the game 4-0 with Gray scoring a brace and Tielemans also on target Kelechi Iheanacho made his first appearance
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Festus Keyamo (SAN) has reacted to his redeployment from the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to the Ministry of Labour and Employment. Keyamo was appointed the minister of state for Niger Delta Affairs by President Muhammadu Buhari before his redeployment. However, he has been directed to swap positions with the minister of state for labour,
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Are you a Nigerian citizen who is looking for a scholarship opportunity to further your education? Well, the Commonwealth scholarship 2020 platform is currently open. Here is your chance to make your dreams come true. The 2020 Commonwealth scholarship Nigeria opportunities are for Master’s students who wish to study in an institution that is based
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Do you know that exporting or importing parcels or large cargo is very easy in present-day Nigeria? Similarly, you can send or receive items within the country without any strain. DHL is one of the top shipping and delivery companies globally. It has branches across different parts of the world, DHL Nigeria being one of
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Access Bank is a multinational commercial financial institution in Nigeria which was incorporated as a privately owned commercial bank in 1989. A lot of clients over the years and their general satisfaction with the services gave the bank a solid reputation and trustworthiness. Access Bank customer care tries to solve their customers’ problems, and here
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Mel B gained her popularity from being one of the Spice Girls. Today, she is still active in the music industry and show-business. What is the Scary Spice up to these days, and how is her career going on? Are there any “spicy” stories from her personal life? Whether you were a fan of the
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– Nancy Pelosi has announced that an impeachment inquiry would be launched into President Trump’s activities – The speaker alleged trump betrayed his oath of office – Trump was reported to have made a call to the president of Ukraine in which he discussed corruption allegations against Joe Biden, a presidential aspirant The United States
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– The Supreme Court has been asked to erase some evidence presented by the PDP – This was contained in a cross-appeal filed by the APC against the appeal of the PDP – According to the APC, the tribunal erred when it admitted the documents tendered by Atiku and his party The All Progressives Congress
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– Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest ended in favour of the Gunners – The north Londoners had no problem displacing the Championship side at Emirates Stadium – Two goals from Martinelli, and one each from Holding, Willock and Nelson sealed the win for Unai Emery’s side Arsenal cruised to 5-0 victory over English Championship side Nottingham
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