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Ibrahim Sanusi invited to Super Eagles squad for Mexico friendly

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CF Montreal striker, Ibrahim Sanusi, has been handed a late invitation to the Nigerian squad, ahead of this weekend’s international friendly match against Mexico.

Sanusi will now join up with the Nigeria Professional Football League players led by NFF technical director Austin Eguavoen in Los Angeles.

The former Nasarawa United man finished as the top scorer in the 2019 NPFL season with 10 goals in 22 matches and he moved to Major League Soccer from 36 Lion FC in January.

So far this season in the American top-flight, he has played six matches for Wilfried Nancy’s side but he is yet to open his goal account.

“CF Montreal forward Sunusi Ibrahim has been selected by Nigeria to take part in a friendly against Mexico, this Saturday, at the Memorial Coliseum, in Los Angeles,” read a statement from the club.

“The Super Eagles will continue their preparation for the 2022 African Nations Championship, while Mexico is completing their preparation for the Concacaf Gold Cup, which begins on July 10, in the United States.

“In 2019, Ibrahim played three U23 Africa Cup of Nations matches with Nigeria, tallying one assist in 193 minutes of play.”

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No signal yet – Juventus speak on Ronaldo’s future

Italian league club Juventus have opened on the future of Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo at the club.

Juve in a statement through the club CEO, Federico Cherubini, stressed that there have been “no signal from Cristiano Ronaldo” that he wants to leave.

Ronald has been linked with moves away from Turin this summer with the reports linking him with a return to England and France.


“There has been no signal from Ronaldo.

“Especially the rumours that there should be a transfer and there’s no sign from Juventus in this regard.

“Last season he scored 36 goals in 44 games, the numbers don’t always say everything but hide many truths, we are happy that Ronaldo will join...

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DSS confirms attack on Sunday Igboho’s residence, launch manhunt for activist

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The Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday night, comfirmed the attack on the residence of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo aka Igboho residence in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Igboho's house was invaded in the early hours of today around 2am.

The invasion reportedly lasted till around 5am.

The DSS while confirming the raid, paraded 11 men and a woman arrested after the fierce battle.

The agency's Public Relations Officer, Dr. Peter Afunanya, on Thursday night said the operatives recovered a cache of arms including seven AK-47 rifles and thousands of ammunition from Igboho’s house.

He said the suspects were taken to Abuja while Igboho escaped.

Afunanya stressed that the...

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Reps reject motion to lift Twitter suspension

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The House of Representatives on Thursday, rejected a motion to lift the suspension placed on the operations of Twitter in Nigeria.

It however endorsed the federal government's decision to dialogue with Twitter.

The lawmakers took the decision after Olusegun Odebunmi, chairman of the house committee on information, national orientation, ethics and values, moved a motion for the consideration of the committee’s report.

Following the suspension of the operations of the microblogging platform in the country, the green chamber mandated four of its committees to summon Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, to explain the circumstances behind the restriction on Twitter’s operations.

But when he appeared before the panel on June 22, Mohammed said the operation of Twitter in the country “is...

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