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The Nigeria Premier League will resume on Thursday

Posted: 18 January 2012 Time: 15:24

The Nigeria Premier League (NPL) will resume on Thursday after it was suspended due to demonstrations against the removal of subsidy on fuel by the government on New Year’s day.  

The games will commence on Thursday with the rescheduled week one match between Kaduna United and Jigawa Golden Stars in Kaduna.   Week four matches will be played this weekend as Kwara United face Dolphins, Wikki Tourists match-up against Kano Pillars, and Akwa United take on Jigawa Golden Stars on Saturday, January 21.   Other week four fixtures will take place on Sunday, January 22. The matches are Gombe United versus Niger Tornadoes, Enugu Rangers versus Kaduna United, Sunshine Stars versus Ocean Boys, Enyimba versus Sharks, Heartland versus ABS FC, and Warri Wolves versus Lobi Stars.   All week two fixtures have also been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2012 while a new date would be announced for week three matches. 

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Scottish Premier League leaders Celtic made their second signing in as many days on Wednesday with the arrival of Nigerian Under-23 midfielder Rabiu Ibrahim after he had an impressive trial with the club.

The 20-year-old, who terminated his contract at Dutch side PSV Eindhoven because of a lack of first-team opportunities, has been offered a three-and-a-half-year contract subject to him being granted a work permit.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon said that Ibrahim - who began his European career with Sporting Lisbon before leaving for PSV on a three-year contract in 2010 - would add a lot to the present squad as they try and regain the title from bitter rivals Rangers.

"We have been very impressed by Rabiu," Lennon told the club website. "In my view he is a highly talented and exciting young player and someone who will be a tremendous addition to our squad. He is a play maker, well balanced and a very intelligent footballer. We are really looking forward to him joining us."
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