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TRAGEDY: Former Eagles’ Player Dies In Lagos

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Former Nigeria’s football player, Albert Onyeawuna has been reported dead at aged 78 years.

According to family sources, the late Onyeawuna, who was renowned for his dribbling skills during the 1950s and 1960s, died on Monday at a clinic in Lagos.

He was reported to have been sick for several months before he passed on late last night.

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* NFF president, Ibrahim Maigari mourns the death of the late Albert Onyeawuna

The late Onyeawuna debuted for Nigeria’s national team then called the Red Devils on October 30, 1955 and played his last game for the country on March 26 1964. He scored seven goals in 26 games.

He was the star of the Port Harcourt team in the 1950s and scored twice as they beat Kano 4-1 in the 1955 Challenge Cup.

He also shone as his team won the Challenge Cup beating Federal United 6-1 in 1958.

Onyeawuna played in Nigeria’s first ever African Cup of Nations in Ghana in 1963.

Some of his contemporaries include the likes of Sam Ibiam, Dan Anyiam, Asuquo Ekpe, Godwin Achebe, Dejo Fayemi, Patrick Noquaqor, Paul Hamilton, Fabian Duru, Teslim Balogun and Elkana Onyeali.

Onyeawuna retired from the game and invested very well but at his old age, he had serious challenges with his sight. Payments for eye surgeries from an auto accident practically wiped out all his investments.

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, on Tuesday expressed sorrow over his death.

The football body also mourn the passing of Kaduna United FC Head Coach Saleh Lato and five players of Nigeria Nationwide League side Bakoji FC of Kaduna, who died in a car accident during the festive period.

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End SARS Protest: MC Oluomo visits burnt Makinde Police Station in Oshodi

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End SARS Protest: MC Oluomo visits burnt Makinde Police Station in Oshodi

NURTW chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, on Thursday visited the Makinde Police station which was razed down by hoodlums during the unrest that greeted the infamous end SARS protest.

 

MC Olumo visited the station, inspecting the remains of the station with some of his boys

Recall that the Lagos state government had said that “twenty-nine Divisional Police Stations and 17 Police Posts were razed by hoodlums disguising as protesters. Also, six police officers were lynched, 36 critically injured, while 71 police operational vehicles were torched.”

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#MadeInLagos: Davido’s Jam Would Swallow That Of Wizkid: Tunde Ednut

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#MadeInLagos: Davido’s Jam Would Swallow That Of Wizkid: Tunde Ednut

Tunde Ednut on Thursday has stated that the newly released Made IN Lagos album by Wizkid cannot garner much attention like that of his counterpart, Davido.

The controversial Instagram blogger, who is an ardent fan of Davido, made this know in a tweet he sent out on Twitter.

Tunde wrote;

”If Davido drops that jam with Nicki Minaj, someone’s album will get swallowed in the process.”

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Victor Osimhen gets first red card of his football career

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Victor Osimhen gets first red card of his football career

Victor James Osimhen, a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Napoli and the Nigeria national team on Thursday night, October 29, received the first red card of his football career in Napoli’s 1-0 win over Real Sociedad in the Europa League.

The Nigerian striker who joined the Serie A Club from Lille this summer was shown the way out by referee Craig Pawson in the third minute of added time after receiving two yellow cards.

Osimhen who replaced Italian forward Andrea Petagna in the second half, received his first yellow card in the 81st minute before he was given a red card 12 minutes later after elbowing Robin Le Normand while trying to control David Ospina’s goal kick.

Osimhen, 21, is expected to miss Napoli’s trip to Stadion Kantrida to play HNK Rijeka on November 5.

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