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Fifa Sanctions Nigeria In 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, Awards Algeria

Following the recent meeting of the Disciplinary Committee, FIFA can today confirm the latest sanctions imposed for incidents that occurred during the preliminary competition for the FIFA World Cup™ as well as in international friendlies. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been sanctioned for fielding an ineligible player in the …

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FIFA And CAF Investigating Nigeria-Zambia Match In Uyo

FIFA and Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) have launched an investigation into the behavior of the Copper Bullets fans during Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Zambia on Saturday evening. FIFA is reacting to photographs showing the Zambia fans displaying a banner,’H.E. E.C. LUNGU GOD BLESS YOU’ in the stands at the …

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Nigeria Set Recruit 30,000 Police Officers (Details)

Speaking while dialoguing with civil society organisations under the umbrella of “Situation Room” on Friday in Abuja, Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, said Nigeria needed to recruit 30,000 police personnel annually for five years to meet UN recommendation. The police boss who spoke as he turned one year in office, …

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Floyd Mayweather Charity Fight in Nigeria Canceled

Some organisers of the planned charity boxing fight involving American champion, Floyd Mayweather, on Tuesday announced their withdrawal from the event. The fight tagged: “Floyd Mayweather Charity Boxing Match,’’ was scheduled to hold on June 14, at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja . The organisers including Play Network Nigeria, Transcorp Hilton, George …

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SPORT! Nigeria U17 Beat Opponent 8-1 In Friendly Match

Nigeria U17 women team dismissed Queens football league All Stars 8-1 in a friendly match in Abuja on Saturday as they continue preparation for the Fifa U17 Women’s World Cup. Rasheedat Ajibade’s treble, Chidinma Okeke and Folashade Ijamilusi’s brace plus Cynthia Aku’s strike helped Bala Nikyu’s girls whitewash the Lagos …

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SPORT! Siasia Resigns As Nigeria U-23 Football Team Coach

Samson Siasia has resigned as the coach of Nigeria’s U-23 football team because of what he describes as “a disrespectful system”. Siasia, the most decorated African coach at the Rio-Olympics, having also won a silver medal in Beijing in 2008, claims to have gone unpaid for five months by the …

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[SPORT] Brazilian Soccer Legend, Pele Cancels Trip To Nigeria

The legendary Brazilian footballer, Pele, will not be coming to Lagos this month as earlier planned. According to the organizers, this is due mainly to poor health which also made him miss the Olympic Games opening ceremony. The Winihin Jemide Series and the Youth Experience Days Africa had planned to …

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N-Central, N-East Fights Over Senate presidency

THE battle for Senate presidency appears to have shifted between the North Central and North East geo-political zones among the most ranking members, following the Senate Standing Order that favours long years of service in Senate. The 7th Senate is expected to come to an end about June 2 this …

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