Tag: Brazil

Breaking: Nigerian Government bans passengers from Brazil, India, Turkey

The Federal Government has resolved to  deny non-Nigerian passport holders and non-residents who visited Brazil, India or Turkey within 14 days entry into Nigeria. This decision was part of the decisions reached by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 following increasing cases of COVID-19 and fatalities in parts of the country.[Read More…]

Again, US Blocks Nigeria From Buying Aircraft From Brazil To Fight Boko Haram

Strong indications have emerged that the United States has again blocked the Federal Government from acquiring fighter ground attack aircraft considered crucial in the ongoing campaign against Boko Haram in the North-East. Investigations showed that the US has prevented the military from acquiring the A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft[Read More…]

Nigerian Sets New World Record, Wins 8th Paralympic Gold

Nigerian athlete, Josephine Orji, has just shattered the World Record with a lift of 160kg to win the gold medal in the Women’s -84kg Power-lifting event at the ongoing Paralympics Games in Rio, Brazil. The latest gold medal is Nigeria’s 8th at the event. PREMIUM TIMES reports Nigeria now has[Read More…]

John Mikel Obi Named Captain of Nigeria’s Dream Team At The Olympics

Samson Siasia, coach of the Nigerian U23 squad, has appointed John Mikel Obi as captain of the team representing Nigeria at the 31st Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Announcing his choice at the end of a meeting with players and officials on Saturday, Siasia said the choice of the[Read More…]

13 Days To 2016 Olympics, Nigerian Athletes Beg For Funding On Social Media

13 days to the 2016 Olympics game in Brazil, some Nigerian athletes have taken to social media to solicit funds to fly to Rio. Some of the athletes, who could not afford to miss the Olympics after about four years of preparation owing to delay in releasing funds for them,[Read More…]

Brazilian First Female President, Dilma Rousseff Suspended, Face Impeachment

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was suspended Thursday to face impeachment, ceding power to her vice-president-turned-enemy Michel Temer in a political earthquake ending 13 years of leftist rule over Latin America’s biggest nation. A nearly 22-hour debate in the Senate closed with an overwhelming 55-22 vote against Brazil’s first female president.[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets Reached Semi – Finals, Trashed Brazil 3-0

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets reached the semi-finals of the FIFA U17 World Cup when they dumped three-time champions Brazil 3-0 Sunday night. The four-time world champions will now wait on the winners of Monday’s quarterfinal between Mexico and Ecuador to slug it out for a place in the championship final in[Read More…]

Doubts Cast Over Super Eagles Friendly With Brazil

The much-publicized international friendly between five-time world champions Brazil and the Super Eagles of Nigeria, may no longer hold as scheduled .As publicized by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, and indeed the Akwa Ibom State government, the Super Eagles were billed to face the Samba Boys on March 29, at[Read More…]

Brazil’s Leftist, Dilma Rousseff Narrowly Gets Re-elected President

Brazil’s leftist President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won reelection to a second term Sunday, calling for unity after the most divisive race since the return to democracy in 1985. Rousseff, the first woman president of the world’s seventh-largest economy, took 51.64 percent of the vote to 48.36 percent for business favorite[Read More…]

Dunga Set To Announce Brazil Squad For November Friendlies

Brazilian coach, Carlos Dunga is expected to announce his final squad for the upcoming  Gillette Brasil Global Tour friendlies today (Thursday). His boys will be facing Turkey and Austria in the competition on the 11th and 18th of November respectively. The match against Austria comes up in Vienna while that of[Read More…]