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Akwa United close the gap on leaders

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NPFL heavyweights face tricky away ties

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Lobi Stars pull further clear at the top

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Three NPFL Talking Points

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NPFL Observations: Ezenwa, Orji and violence

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Saka extends Lobi Stars' lead

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Lobi Stars extend NPFL lead, Pillars held

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NPFL: Home teams dominant on matchday 13

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NPFL: Minnows Yobe Stars stun Kano Pillars

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NPFL Matchday 10: Expect change at the top

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Honours even in Nigerian Clasico

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NFF offers olive branch to Chris Giwa

In what appears to be a move to find a negotiated settlement to Nigerian football's ongoing crisis, the NFF Congress have extended an olive branch to Chris Giwa -- on the condition that he terminate his legal proceedings.

A statement after an Extraordinary General Assembly of the NFF on Thursday offered to lift a ban on Giwa and others, reinstate his club Giwa FC into the league, and open the electoral process to anyone -- including Giwa -- to take part.

"The Congress having duly deliberated on...

Akwa United close the gap on league leaders

Michael Ibe's 76th-minute strike for 10-man Akwa United sealed a 1-0 away victory against Yobe Desert Stars on a weekend in which league leaders Lobi Stars were defeated.

Akwa, who had to deal with Ayobami Asekunowo's first-half dismissal, are just two points behind Stars, who became the latest heavyweight casualty to stumble in Omoku as they lost 1-0 to Go Round at the Krisdera Hotel Stadium. Shedrack Oghali headed in Akinwale Ogunjobi's 69th-minute cross for the winner.

Go Round, who remain unbeaten...

Dramatic win revives Tornadoes' title-challenge

Bashir Usman's late goal secured a dramatic 2-1 away win for Niger Tornadoes against FC Ifeanyi Ubah for a first victory in three games as they got their title challenge back on track.

A game which appeared to be headed for a goalless draw suddenly sparked into life in the final 18 minutes, with Mubarak Ejiogu giving Tornadoes the lead.

Godwin Obaje equalised from the spot in the 90th-minute after goalkeeper Terkaa Melai was adjudged to have fouled the forward, but Usman applied the killer blow...

NPFL heavyweights face tricky away ties

Three of the NPFL's chasing pack -- Plateau United, Kano Pillars and Niger Tornadoes -- all face tricky away games on matchday 22 as they attempt to close the gap to leaders Lobi Stars.

Kano Pillars, who are without red-hot Junior Lokosa for the first time this campaign, are away in Lafia against Nasarawa United.

Sai Masu Gida have failed to win away this season in 10 previous attempts, but could they get it right in the absence of their top scorer and complete a double over relegation-threatened...

Niger Tornadoes defender dies in traffic accident

Niger Tornadoes defender Hussaini Isah passed away in Minna, Niger State, on Monday evening after reportedly being struck by a motorcycle, the Nigeria Premier Football League club has confirmed.

The player was in action for the Ikon Allah Boys on Sunday evening against Kwara United, and was selected as the Man of the Match. He was hit by a motorcycle rider along Maitumbi road in Minna 24 hours later, the club said.

In a brief statement released by Niger Tornadoes on Monday night, the club announced:...