Author Archives: Adegboyega Odumesi

Blatter Resigns

Blatter Resigns

After much prodding, Sepp Blatter, on Tuesday, quit his job as President of the Federation of International Football Associations, FIFA, the world’s football governing body. While announcing his exit from the position to which he just won another re-election, the 79-year-old Swiss said his interest in the smooth running of the affairs of FIFA informed

Top FIFA Officials Arrested for Corruption

Seven top officials of FIFA were arrested on Wednesday in connection with alleged corruption. The arrests were made by the US Department of Justice over two criminal investigations into allegations of corruption involving the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids scheduled to be hosted by Russia and Qatar respectively. The seven were among 14 high-ranking

Plateau Workers Threaten Strike

The Plateau state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Friday directed workers in all its affiliate unions to commence an indefinite strike as soon as the ultimatum given to the state government expires on May 4.  While briefing journalists in Jos, state capital, during the occasion to mark this year’s Workers’ Day, Jibrin

Okocha Wants NFF to Resolve Coach Saga

Austin Okocha,former Super Eagles skipper, has urged the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to quickly resolve the issues surrounding the appointment of a new coach for the Super Eagles. While stressing that the country cannot afford to miss out of the forthcoming AFCON 2017 due to be hosted by Gabon,Okocha said Nigerians are eager to know

Nigeria Drops in Latest FIFA Ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has dropped four places in the FIFA ranking for the month of April. According to the ranking released on Thursday, Nigeria dropped from 41st position to 45th position as a result of a run of poor form. A total of 135 Grade A international games, including 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Siasia Names Squad for Zambia Clash

Samson Siasia, coach of the U-23 national team, has announced an 18-man squad for the crucial encounter between Nigeria and Zambia. The match, which is a must-win for Nigeria to sustain any hope of playing at the forthcoming All Africa Games scheduled to be hosted by Congo Brazzaville in September, will be played at the

Football Supporters Congratulate Buhari

Rafiu Ladipo, President General of the Nigeria Football Supporters Association on Wednesday, congratulated the president-elect,Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the just concluded presidential election. While stressing that Buhari’s emergence was historic,given the support accorded to him across the country, Ladipo urged Buhari to use the tremendous goodwill shown to him by Nigerians to develop

APC Wins Ondo Presidential Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the results of the presidential election in 18 Local Government Area, LGA’s in Ondo State. According to a breakdown of the results, which was announced by Oyewole Olusola, INEC’s Returning Officer, the APC polled a total of 299,889 while the PDP polled 251,368 of the 561,056 total

Results Are Being Collated – Ondo REC

Olusegun Agbaje, the Ondo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, on Sunday said the results of the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections were not ready as collation of results is still ongoing at the 18 local governments in the state. While addressing journalists at the INEC headquarters in Alagbaka, Akure, Agbaje, who said he had

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