• Kenneth Omeruo named Sports Personality of the Year in Turkey

    Kenneth Omeruo named Sports Personality of the Year in Turkey

    The Super Eagles defender who is on loan from Chelsea has been awarded at the African Entertainment Awards in Turkey.

    Alanyaspor defender Kenneth Omeruo has been recognised and named as the Sports Personality for the year 2016 by African Entertainment Awards for his top class defensive play in the Turkish top flight league.

    Omeruo who has established himself as a key player in Hüseyin Kalpar’s team since joining them on loan in the summer, was also influential in Kasimpasa’s 7th place finish […]

  • No Nigerian student was arrested in Turkey – Ambassador

    No Nigerian student was arrested in Turkey – Ambassador

    According to reports, the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Hakan Çakil, has said that Nigerian students in Turkey are under the protection of the Turkish government.

    Çakil said this on the sideline of a dinner reception to mark the 93rd anniversary of the founding of Turkey in Abuja at the weekend.

    The envoy denied reports that 50 Nigerian students were arrested and detained in Turkey in connection to the failed coup attempt.

    “There were reports that about 50 Nigerians were arrested in Turkey. […]

  • No Nigerian students detained in Turkey – envoy

    No Nigerian students detained in Turkey – envoy

    Turkish ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Cakil, yesterday cleared the air on the reported detention of 50 Nigerian students by the country’s authorities, since the July 15 failed coup.

    He said that there is no foreign student either from Nigeria or elsewhere that is held by Turkish authorities at the moment.

    Cakil explained that the government has transferred 259 Nigerian students studying in private universities that were closed down by government after the coup to state universities.

    The envoy made the clarification during an […]

  • Prophetess remanded in prison for stealing turkey

    Prophetess remanded in prison for stealing turkey

    A Cherubim and Seraphim  prophetess, 41-year-old Sola Ajayi, who allegedly stole a Canadian-breed life turkey valued at N30, 000, is to remain behind bars, an Ile Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun ruled on Monday.

    Ajayi was ordered to be kept in prison custody over his inability to perfect her bail.

    Chief Magistrate Olalekan Ijiyode had granted her bail in the sum of N30, 000 with one surety in like sum.

    Ijiyode added that the surety must be a civil servant and should also […]

  • FG demands immediate release of detained Nigerian students in Turkey

    FG demands immediate release of detained Nigerian students in Turkey

    According to reports, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday said it was determined to ensure cases of Nigerian students experiencing different forms of maltreatment in Turkey and elsewhere are urgently addressed.

    The Ministry’s Spokesperson, Mr Clement Aduku, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.

    Aduku was reacting to a report that the Federal Government had not taken appropriate actions to protect the welfare of Nigerian students in Turkey caught up in its post-coup situation.

    He said that contrary […]

  • We have not abandoned Nigerian students in Turkey, says FG

    We have not abandoned Nigerian students in Turkey, says FG

    According to reports, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday said it was determined to ensure cases of Nigerian students experiencing any form of maltreatment in Turkey and elsewhere are urgently addressed.

    The Ministry’s spokesperson, Clement Aduku, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.

    Mr. Aduku was reacting to a report that the Federal Government had not taken appropriate actions to protect the welfare of Nigerian students in Turkey caught up in its post-coup situation.

    He said that contrary […]

  • Daniel Amokachi Pictured With His Footballer Twin Sons In Turkey (SEE PHOTO)

    Daniel Amokachi Pictured With His Footballer Twin Sons In Turkey (SEE PHOTO)

    The former Super Eagles player pictured with his twin boys, Kalim and Nazim who play for top Turkish football club, BJK

  • Reps charge FG on Nigerian students arrested in Turkey

    Reps charge FG on Nigerian students arrested in Turkey

    It was gathered that the House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to explore all diplomatic means of rescuing the student arrested by the Turkish Gvernment and resolve the issue.

    The House also mandated its committees on Foreign Affairs, Diaspora Matters, Interior and Tertiary Institutions to investigate the matter and report back to the House in one week for further legislative duties.

    The resolution of the House was sequel to the passage of a motion sponsored by a member Hon. […]

  • FG Demand Immediate Release Of Nigerian Students Arrested In Turkey

    FG Demand Immediate Release Of Nigerian Students Arrested In Turkey

    Following the arrest of Nigerian students in Turkey, the Federal Government has quickly moved to salvage the crisis.

    The Federal Government, on Friday, summoned the Turkish ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Cakil, over the detention of some Nigerian students in Istanbul by the Turkish police.

    The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sola Enikanolaiye, in an interview with our Newsmen on Saturday, said the Nigerian government expected a reasonable explanation from Cakil regarding the poor treatment of the students and directed the […]

  • Too Bad!! Samuel Eto Dropped From Club Squad Team Over Racism

    Too Bad!! Samuel Eto Dropped From Club Squad Team Over Racism

    Samuel Eto’o has been dropped from the Antalyaspor squad after writing: “Perhaps some people do not feel respect for me because I am black” on his Instagram account.

    Eto’o, a former Cameroon captain, did not specify to whom his comment was addressed, but it was posted alongside a CV detailing his glittering football career.

    The 35-year-old striker denied it had been aimed at chairman Ali Safak Ozturk, who had criticised his performances earlier in the season.

    The club confirmed that Eto’o had been […]

  • Islamic State ‘ousted from Turkey-Syria border’

    Islamic State ‘ousted from Turkey-Syria border’

    The Islamic State jihadist group has reportedly lost control of its last strip of territory along the Syrian-Turkish border.

    The militants were driven from the area between the northern Syrian towns of Azaz and Jarablus by Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels, a news agency claimed.

    Turkey’s state-run Anadolu agency reported the advance “has removed terror organisation Daesh’s (IS) physical contact with the Turkish border in northern Syria”.

    The apparent major setback for IS means key supply lines used to bring in foreign […]