Trabzonspor terminate Mikel’s contract over refusal to play amid Covid-19 crisis

Turkish club, Trabzonspor yesterday terminated the contract of former Super Eagles’ Captain, John Obi Mikel following the Nigerian’s refusal to continue playing during the current Coronavirus crisis, reports goal.com. A statement by the club read that they parted ways with…

*I thought my daughter was dead – Mother of Bethlehem’s head girl (Punch) *Passengers stranded as Lagos-Ogun train breaks down minutes after takeoff (DailyTrust)

I thought my daughter was dead – Mother of Bethlehem’s head girl (Punch) Families and friends of some of the victims of Sunday’s explosion in the Abule-Ado area of Lagos State have continued to share their grief over the incident…

*Lagos-Ibadan: LASTMA announces road closure at Yaba level crossing (Nation)*Extra-judicial killing: Lagos set to prosecute 4 police officers (PMNews)

Lagos-Ibadan: LASTMA announces road closure at Yaba level crossing (Nation) The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Wednesday announced the closure of railway level crossing at Yaba following the ongoing construction of Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line. According to…

John Obi Mikel to feature at Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt (Punch)

John Obi Mikel has confirmed he is available to return to Nigeria’s Super Eagles for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, according to a team official. The former Chelsea star last played for Nigeria at the 2018 World…

Football in China good for Nigerian women, not men, says Mabo (Guardian)

Former Super Falcons coach Ismaila Mabo has countered a recent claim by Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel, who stated that “China is not a place for young footballers to play topflight football.” Mikel, who earned £140,000-a-week while playing for…

Chelsea have fantastic players but no leaders, says Mikel (Guardian)

John Obi Mikel’s arms flail around as he recalls teacups and tables being launched across the Chelsea changing room, reports thesun.co.uk. In 11 gilded years at Stamford Bridge, the Nigerian midfielder saw ten head coaches come and go but there…

*Revealed: New tricks beggars use to milk Lagos residents (Punch)* Ojikutu advocates removal of power of governors to appoint, sack traditional rulers (Tribune)

Saturday, January 5, 2019 Revealed: New tricks beggars use to milk Lagos residents (Punch) Mrs Yemi Akindele was driving home from work at about 10:20pm last Wednesday evening when she ran into an unusual sight around Irawo bus stop along…

Mikel quits Chinese team, may return to Europe (Guardian)

Super Eagles Captain, John Obi Mikel yesterday revealed that he has cancelled his contract with Chinese Super League club, Tianjin Teda, a year before the end of his current deal. MIkel did not travel with Tianjin Teda for a pre-season…

EXTRA TIME: John Obi Mikel launches talent hunt series for African youngsters (GOAL)

The Super Eagles skipper is keen on giving back to the society through the talent scouting project organised by his foundation Tianjin Teda midfielder John Obi Mikel, through Mikel Obi Foundation, has announced the launch of talent hunt series tagged…

Moses, Iheanacho, Mikel key to Eagles success, says Taribo West (Vanguard)

Former Super Eagles defender, Taribo West says Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho and John Obi Mikel must have to raise their game if the Super Eagles are to make any impact in Russia 2018. “Players like Victor, Iheanacho, Obi Mikel have…

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