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There Were Two Nigerians In the  Philadelphia Eagles Team Who Beat the Patriots at the Superbowl

Naija no dey carry last.

Last night was Super Bowl LII, a match up between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.

In a well-contested game that had each team scoring back-and-forth, the Eagles ended up beating the favorite Patriots team 41-33 at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

One of the stars of the game was wide receiver Nelson Agholor, who "led all receivers with nine catches on the day. His 84 yards were second among Eagles players behind only Alshon Jeffrey," according to Reign of Troy. Three of his catches were crucial to the Eagles later scoring during those drives.

Something that we didn't know: Agholor was born in Lagos and moved to the U.S. when he was 5 years-old. We see you Nelson.

Another Eagles starter last night with a Nigerian background is running back Jay Ajayi, who " rushed for 57 yards in the Super Bowl on Sunday... and finished with nine carries and 6.3 yards per carry," according to Idaho Statesman.

Ajayi was born in London to Nigerian parents and moved to the U.S. when he was 7-years-old.

Naija no dey carry last indeed!



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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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