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Fashola: It’s not FG’s problem if Nigerians lack electricity


If you don’t have electricity, it is not the Federal Government’s problem, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has declared. Fashola, who disclosed this while speaking at the Nextier Power Dialogue on Wednesday night in Abuja, told his listeners that there were problems in the power sector, …

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Deschamps: Pogba not as selfish as people think


France manager Didier Deschamps believes the outside world has the wrong image of Paul Pogba, who played a key role in leading Les Bleus to winning the World Cup. At club level the Manchester United midfielder hasn’t lived up to expectations since his then world record £89 million ($116 million) …

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‘Nigeria can be world football power house’


A FIFA licensed agent, Isha Isaac Izam believes Nigeria would return to the powerhouse of world football only if all hands are on deck. Isha, who played and captained Jazzy Stars Football Academy of Jos before becoming FIFA agent abroad, made the statement during his visit to the Plateau State …

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NFF bans, fines Super Eagles coach Yusuf for taking bribe

Salisu Yusuf

The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday said it had banned Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf for 12 months and fined him $5,000 (4,300 euros) for receiving cash from undercover journalists posing as agents. The NFF ethics and fair play committee found Yusuf guilty of accepting $1,000 after he was caught …

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FIFA threatens Nigeria with ban


FIFA President Gianni Infantino has stated in very clear terms that Nigeria risk being banned if the Nigeria Football Federation’s leadership, as recognized by the world football governing body, continues to be compromised. NFF president Amaju Pinnick is facing a challenge to his position from Christopher Giwa, who claims he …

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Onigbinde to Giwa board: Don’t be intimidated with FIFA ban


A former Nigeria coach, Adegboye Onigbinde has advised the new leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) under Ambassador Chris Giwa not to be intimidated with a FIFA ban on Nigeria in view of the latest developments, saying “even if there is a FIFA ban, we need it, it may …

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Nigeria risk wrath of FIFA over management

Fifa President, Gianni Infantino

Nigeria’s government on Monday ordered the country’s football association to comply with a court ruling about its leadership, a move that may open up a new confrontation with FIFA. The sports ministry directed the Nigeria Football Federation to comply with a Supreme Court judgment that overturned the election of NFF …

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