Yakubu Aiyegbeni

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Jan 23rd, 2014
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BAUCHI, Nigeria – Thousands of angry protesters threw stones into a Sharia court on Wednesday and demanded the conviction and execution of 11 men accused of being members of gay groups, according to news reports. Chaos, lawlessness and anti-gay violence overtook this northern city, as Nigeria’s so-ca...
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Jan 28th, 2013
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ABUJA, Nigeria –  A court in Nigeria has sentenced a man who once helped oversee the nation’s police pension to two years in prison over the theft of $145 million from the fund. However, he has avoided serving any time by paying a fraction of that in fines. John Yakubu Yusufu pleaded guilty Mon...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 25th, 2012
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Nigeria registered a demoralising 11-0 victory over FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup hosts Azerbiajan, seeing them eliminated, with Chinwendu Ihezuo playing a part in eight of them. Right from the off the game was being played almost exclusively in the hosts’ half, so it was little surprise when the first...
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Jul 13th, 2012
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Nigeria international Yakubu Aiyegbeni says he is in good condition and hopes to make his debut for his new Chinese club in Sunday’s Guangzhou derby. The 29-year-old striker was officially unveiled by Guangzhou Fuli on Wednesday and told reporters he hopes to be involved on Sunday after his move from...
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Jul 12th, 2012
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A new eastern frontier has opened up for African players, with a handful of the continent’s top names heading to China to play in its top flight, the Super League. After Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba left newly-crowned European champions Chelsea for Shanghai Shenhua last month, a number of ...
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May 27th, 2012
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A host of stars from Africa and beyond, including Nigerians Nwankwo Kanu and Yakubu Aiyegbeni, took part in Benjani Mwaruwari’s testimonial match in Harare on Saturday. The game also featured El-Hadji Diouf and Khalilou Fadiga of the Senegal side that reached the quarter-finals of the 2002 Worl...
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May 27th, 2012
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Nigeria international Yakubu Aiyegbeni may have played his last match for relegated Blackburn Rovers. The 29-year-old has told BBC Sport that he is not keen on playing in the Championship, after Rovers dropped out of the top flight. Yakubu was the one bright element in an otherwise gloomy season for ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 30th, 2012
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Reading are understood to have put Aiyigbeni Yakubu at the top of their summer shopping list – ahead of former favourite Kevin Doyle. Royals boss Brian McDermott is already scouring the continent on the lookout for new signings and clubs that look set to drop out of the Premier League, such as ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 1st, 2012
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Striker Eric Choupo-Moting scored three minutes from time as former winners Cameroon scraped a 1-0 victory in Guinea-Bissau on Wednesday at the start of their 2013 African Nations Cup qualifying campaign. Four-times champions Cameroon, keen to revive flagging fortunes against weaker opposition, produ...
By benim
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Aug 31st, 2011
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Everton striker Yakubu is on the verge of a move to Blackburn Rovers, BBC Africa Sport understands. The Nigeria international spent the second half of last season on loan in the Championship with Leicester City. And it is believed Rovers boss Steve Kean is confident of completing a deal for Yakubu be...