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Finidi George’s Greatest Super Eagles XI Revealed – See Who Made The Cut.



Super Eagles Super XI Revealed by Finidi George

Former Super Eagles winger, Finidi George shades Mikel Obi in His Greatest Super Eagles XI.

The former winger, Finidi George shades the likes of Taribo West, Peter Rufai, and more on his list.

The one-time Champions League winner with Dutch League side Ajax Amsterdam made an incredible impact on the pitch which earned global recognition in the 90s.

Finidi George in his Ajax Playing Days

Finidi George in his Ajax Playing Days

Finidi George represented the three-time African kings twice at the FIFA World Cup – 1994 and 1994 and could have made 2002 shortlist but was dropped at the last minute.

The 49-year-old also won the Africa Cup of Nations title with the country’s national team 26 years ago, the same year they made their debut appearances at the global football level.

However, despite playing alongside Kanu Nwankwo at Ajax, Finidi felt the forward didn’t do enough to make his all-time Eagles XI.

Speaking in an exclusive live interview with, Finidi also snubbed Chelsea legend, John Obi Mikel, from his list, while goalkeeping icon Peter Rufai was replaced by Vincent Enyeama in goal.

Below is the list of XI players who are Finidi’s best XI of all time at the national team level as revealed in a live interview with


Former Super Eagles Winger, Finidi George shades Mikel Obi in His Greatest Super Eagles XI

Former Super Eagles winger, Finidi George Picks his Favourite Super Eagles Greatest XI

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(1) Goalkeeper – Vincent Enyeama (101 caps)

Two-time CAF Champions League winner broke into the Super Eagles team under former boss Adegboye Onigbinde in 2002.
The 37-year-old former Enyimba went ahead to win the AFCON championship for the country in 2013 after several tries and retired from the national team in 2015 having made 101 appearances for the team.

(2) Joseph Yobo – Right-back (101 caps)

He scored seven goals during his 13-year reign with the Eagles and also won the AFCON title seven years ago.

(3) Uche Okechukwu – Centre-back (47 caps)

The former Fenerbahce defender was rock solid for the Super Eagles while representing the national team for eight years.
His set remains the most celebrated squad following the feat they achieved in 1994 – winning the Nations’ Cup and also reaching the World Cup for the first time.

(4) Stephen Keshi – Centre-back (64 caps)

The late defender ticks all legendary boxes having won Africa’s topmost football title as a player in 1994, and then as a manager in 2013.
He scored nine goals during his 14 years reign with the three-time African kings and was also part of the team that made their debut appearance at the World Cup in 94.

(5) Ben Iroha – left-back (50 caps)

The overlapping defender remains one of the players to have represented the country in the history of the national team.
Iroha was known for his great tackles regardless of the quality of the opposition he faced back then and also scored one goal in the process. He belongs to the golden Super Eagles generation.

(6) Sunday Oliseh – Defensive midfielder (54 caps)

The midfielder known for his long-range passes spent most of his professional career abroad having started out at NPFL side Julius Berger.
His screamer against Spain at the 1998 World Cup cannot be forgotten in a hurry as his effort helped Nigeria beat the European country.

(7) Finidi George – Right-wing (62 caps)

The 49-year-old remains the best number seven Nigeria has ever produced. He bagged Nigeria’s first-ever assist at the world stage after creating the chance that led to Yekini’s goal against Bulgaria.


Labour Force

Kogi Governor Approves Implementation of N30,000 Minimum Wage for workers



Kogi Governor Approves Implementation of N30,000 Minimum Wage for workers

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has approved the implementation of N30,000 as minimum wage for the workers in the state.


The secretary to the state government, Folashade Ayoade disclosed this on Tuesday after an extensive meeting with the organized labour in Lokoja


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She blamed the delay in the implementation on the inability for the committee to meet regularly due to the covid-19 pandemic which has been overcome.


The SSG equally commended the organised labour for their understanding and patience, which she said has resulted into the signing of the implementation of the new minimum wage.

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CBN to End Forex Sales to Commercial Banks in 2022



Author: Eunice Johnson, Abuja 

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has put Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) on notice that it will stop selling forex to them by the end of 2022. CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele made this known in Abuja on Thursday at the end of the Bankers’ Committee Meeting where he also introduced the RT200 Programme.




Emefiele said the time had come for the banks to go out there and source for forex by funding entrepreneurs with ideas. The CBN, Emefiele said, will support the banks by granting rebates and other support until the banks find their feet in sourcing their forex by themselves.

He also disclosed that the apex bank’s policies and measures have led to a significant improvement in diaspora inflow from an average of US$6 million per week in December 2020 to an average of over US$100 million per week by January 2022. He added that the CBN would be reviewing these intervention programmes going forward to ensure that they continue to achieve the desired results.

He said international bodies, including some embassies and donor agencies, have been complicit in illegal forex transactions that have hindered the flow of foreign exchange into the country.


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Customs CG Deploys 37 Comptrollers as Comptroller Attah Heads Kebbi Command



Customs CG Deploys 37 Comptrollers as Comptroller Attah Heads Kebbi Command

Author: Gift Wada, Abuja

The Comptroller General of Customs Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd.) has approved the deployment of 37 Comptrollers to various Units, Departments and Commands across the country.

This was disclosed in a release signed on Tuesday by the Customs Deputy National, DC Timi Bomodi for the Comptroller General of Customs.

Among those deployed are the present National PRO of Customs Comptroller Joseph Attah who will assume the office of Area Controller of Kebbi Command, Comptroller AAS Oloyede who shall be moving from ICT/MOD to Tin Can Island Port Command, while Comptroller SI Bomoi to FCT Command. Other postings are Comptroller BA Jaiyeoba to Oyo/Osun Command, Comptroller A Dappa-Williams to Eastern Marine Command, Compt. MA Umar Kano/Jigawa, Compt. KC Egwuh ICT/MOD, Compt. LM Mark Enugu/Anambra/Ebonyi, Compt. T Tachio CTC Kano, Compt. AA Umar Western Marine, Compt. M Dansakwa North Eastern Marine, Compt. AC Ayalogu T & T and Compt. KD Ilesanmi will assume duty as Comptroller Board among others.


Ali in postings released on 7th of February, charged the newly posted Comptrollers to justify the confidence reposed in them by NCS Management by bringing to bear their years of experience and training in trade facilitation and anti-smuggling activities on their new assignment.


Given the enormous expectations of government regarding revenue generation in the current year, the Comptroller General reiterated the need for all Area Controllers and Unit heads to take full charge of the affairs of their Commands by ensuring absolute compliance with extant fiscal policies while leveraging on the efficient management of data to optimize trade facilitation and revenue collection.

Furthermore, the CGC directed all officers to be extremely vigilant in protecting the lives and wellbeing of Nigerians by ensuring the full fortification of our borders against the incursion of smugglers and other cross border criminals.

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