Begging has no basis in Islam, says Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, said on Saturday that begging has no basis in Islam and challenged those engaging in the act to find legitimate means of earning a living. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abubakar made the remark in Sokoto at the graduation of 2000 women trained in various skills by the Wife of Sokoto State Governor Hajiya Mairo Tambuwal. The training was conducted in collaboration with Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission to empower the women drawn from the 86 districts of the…

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I stay days from home before matches and my wife understands –Bosso

Popularly known as Nomadic coach, former U-20 coach, Ladan Bosso, tells CHARLES OGUNDIYA that he is a man of principles and not arrogant as people tend to believe. Excerpts…   How did it all start for you? In the real sense of it, there is something called career choice. You look at what you want to become in life between when you were leaving secondary school and going to tertiary institution. I will say football or better still, sports was my career choice because I came from a family of…

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Alimi ready to win title with Akwa United

After his mid-season transfer to Akwa United, Super Eagles defender, Jamiu Alimi, has assured supporters that he is in Uyo to win the league title. Alimi who joined Akwa from Kano Pillars said he saw the good work that the coach, Abdul Maikaba, was doing with the club and promised to hit the ground running for his new team. “I am not in Uyo for sightseeing, I am here to win something with my new club,” he said. “I want to play every time and I was not getting that…

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LMC’s soft measures won’t help football

Football hooliganism is a huge bane followers of the game all over the world detest because it could lead to death or permanent disability. World football governing body FIFA, is very serious about fair play in all its operations. Nigeria’s domestic league in the past years has been playing second fiddle to leagues in Europe and even some parts of the continent like South Africa. The League Management Company has told all that cared to listen that there was need to bring fans back to the stadia. In the past,…

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LMC suspends Enyimba goalie, two others

…as axe falls on Pillars, Remo, Katsina League Management Company has come hard on some Nigerian Professional Football League sides after fans restiveness at some match venues at the weekend. The league body said it would continue to enforce safety regulations and sanction every act of violation to deter unruliness at match venues. “We recognise that football is a game of passion and there are bound to be emotional outbursts when people pursue their passion  especially in supporting their favourite clubs,” a statement by the LMC said. In review of…

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LMC under fire over hooliganism

The League Management Company has come under severe attack from stakeholders in the country football after series of attack on teams and officials at various centres during the Nigeria Professional Football League Match Day 18 matches played at the weekend. Kano Pillars’ fans went berserk after their team lost 1-0 at home to Akwa United, as they attacked the referees, their opponents’ players and officials, leaving so many of them injured. The story was the same in Katsina despite the game between Katsina United and Enyimba, ended 2-1 in favour…

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Akwa Utd, Enyimba, Rangers suffer fans attack

It was a harvest of attack in the Nigerian league as players and officials of Akwa United, Enyimba and Rangers suffered in the hands of local fans at the weekend. After their 1-0 away victory against Kano Pillars on Sunday, Akwa United players and officials were attacked by the fans of the home team leaving two players and the goalkeepers’ trainer injured. The fans went after the visiting team at the end of the game and it took the intervention of the police to save the situation with the players…

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NPFL: Kano Pillars suffer home defeat, MFM win big

  MFM FC are back at the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League following their 3-0 win over El-Kanemi Warriors on Sunday at the Agege Stadium in Lagos. A dominant first half performance saw the Olukoya Boys scoring all their goals in the first period over the visiting team. Austine Ogunye got the curtain raiser in a 19th minute strike before Sikiru Olatunbosun doubled the lead in the 27th minute. MFM gave themselves a breather when they scored their third goal late in the first half through Stephen Odey…

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Remo set to dim Sunshine’s stars in Eguavoen’s debut game

                             …as MFM try to bounce back to winning ways     Newly appointed coach of Sunshine Stars, Austin Eguavoen, would have to hit the ground running when his team face Remo Stars on Sunday in a Southwest derby. Sunshine Stars have been finding it difficult in the league and are currently 19th on the table leading to the appointment of the former Super Eagles coach, Eguavoen, on a two-year deal. For newly promoted Remo, they have started getting results after a shaky start to the season and are yet…

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Keystone Bank promotes financial literacy

As part of efforts aimed at building a strong financial foundation for children, and in fulfillment of one of its Corporate Social Responsibility Pillars, Keystone Bank recently reached out to primary and secondary schools across the nation to teach the importance of managing finances from a young age. The Bank according to a statement, joined the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Junior Achievers Nigeria (JAN) to sensitize over 80,000 pupils across the country on financial literacy as part of the activities marking the 2017 Global Money Week, with this…

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