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

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

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