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The remarkable story of a British Nigerian football star

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 23, 2019
Born in London to Nigerian immigrants, Ola Aina remembers the sacrifices his parents made to make his dreams a reality. At the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt earlier this year, 23-year-old Ola Aina played in his first major international tournament, helping the Nigerian national team to a third-place finish. In doing so, he completed […]

Born an intersex, this ex-Nigerian player’s dream was cut short by discrimination

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 6, 2019
James Johnson, a former Nigerian footballer, who is intersex, is now opening up on his story over a decade after his dreams of a successful career went away with the discovery of his orientation. Johnson told the BBC that although he was born with both male and female sex organs, he was raised as a […]

Meet Emmanuel Dennis ‘Nigerian Neymar’ who shocked Real Madrid

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 6, 2019
Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis missed out on winning the recent UEFA Champions League Player of the Week Award, but his heroics is still ringing in the heads of many. Indeed, the footprint of the prolific 22-year-old forward has been stamped on the pitch at Santiago Bernabeu where he shook Real Madrid to its roots last Tuesday. […]

Former Nigerian Olympic captain, Isaac Promise, dies at 31

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 4, 2019
Isaac Promise, who captained Nigeria to the 2008 Olympic silver medal and scored 79 goals in 11 professional seasons in Turkey, died late Wednesday after collapsing at his apartment gym in Austin, Texas, authorities said. He was 31. Bold was playing for the Austin Bold of the USL and the team said Thursday that he […]

Investigation ongoing, outcome will determine Pinnick, Dikko’s arraignment ~ ICPC

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 22, 2019
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission may arraign president, Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Pinnick; and Shehu Dikko for alleged fraud. Th anti-grant agency said the outcome of its investigation will, however, determine whether or not the two individuals will be arraigned in court for prosecution. Pinnick and the Second Vice President […]

ICPC seals houses of NFF President Pinnick, Dikko

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 13, 2019
The anti-graft agency, ICPC, has confirmed that it has sealed the houses of two top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). In separate statements via its official Twitter handle on Friday, the anti-graft agency said it has sealed the Lagos residence of the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, as well as the Abuja residence of […]