Fmr Gov Uduaghan in-law, Amaju, 4 Others Arraigned In Court Over An Alleged $8.4m

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and four others have been charged to court by the Federal Government over alleged misappropriation of $8.4 million belonging to the federation. According to sources, the money was said to have been paid by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to the NFF as appearance fees for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Amaju Pinnick, it was gathered was elected president of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, in an alleged controversial  election conducted in Delta State while his brother in-law, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan…

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Breaking: Warri Federal High Court Reaffirms Asaba Judgement On Delta APC

The Federal High Court sitting in Warri today affirmed that the recent Asaba Federal High Court Judgement, which knocked down the candidacy of Sen Ovie Omo-Agege, Chief Great Ogboru, and others, had comprehensively dealt with all issues regarding the State Executive Council and APC candidates for the last elections.  Justice Emeka Nwite, while dismissing a case filed before the court by Olorogun O’tega Emerhor and others, held that the FHC Asaba Judgement has sufficiently dealt with the contentious issues of Exco and candidates and therefore declined to entertain them. He…

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SylvaLink Chair, Donates Trophy, Jerseys, Books to Mark 14th Annual Sports Competition Of Oginibo S/Schl

..as Principal, staff lauds gestures The Chairman of SylvaLink Hotels, Deacon Sylvester Pela has donated an athletic Trophy, sets of football jerseys and customized note books to Oginibo Secondary School in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State to mark their 14th annual inter-house sports competition. According to Pela, “We are doing this to promote and encourage sporting activities and appreciate the best House in all activities in our school so that students can be committed.  While appreciating the principal and staff of Oginibo Secondary school,  Dcn. Pela said, …

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Boxer dies after knockout in WBC title match

An Italian boxer, Christian Daghio, has died after he was knocked unconscious during a fight in Thailand. The 49-year-old, who had won seven world titles during his career, was knocked out twice in the final round of his WBC Asia title fight against Don Parueang last month, reports Metro UK. After his second knockdown, Daghio was immediately treated by medical staff inside the ring but didn’t get up. He was subsequently taken to hospital in Bangkok where he spent two days in a coma before he died. “He died as…

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AFRIMA jury arrives Nigeria for adjudication of 8,009 entries

The 13-man International Jury of the All Africa Music Awards will arrive Lagos, Nigeria on Wednesday ahead of a week-long adjudication process following the closing of entries where 8,009 songs/videos were received for the 5th edition of the annual awards event. From August 8 to 14, event hospitality partner, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, will provide a secure venue for the AFRIMA International Jury members representing the five regions of Africa, the diaspora (Europe and North America) and the African Union Commission, who are tasked with the…

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Sergio Aguero hits 200th goal as Manchester City spank Chelsea

The new English football season got off to a familiar start as two Sergio Aguero goals, including his 200th for the club, handed Manchester City a 2-0 win over Chelsea. The victory enabled the 2017/2018 English Premier League champions to claim the FA Community Shield for the fifth time at a sun-baked Wembley. The game between title winners and Cup holders is the traditional curtain-raiser to the new season. But on this evidence the gap between the two teams, which last season stood at 30 points in the Premier League,…

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Juan Mata scores as Manchester United draw against Mexican side on US tour

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Thursday’s 1-1 pre-season draw with Club America in Arizona “pushed us to levels we are not prepared for”. United had to come from behind against the Mexican side as Juan Mata’s 78th-minute strike cancelled out Henry Martin’s opener on 59 minutes. The Premier League side were without many key players after the World Cup. Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and English duo Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford were among those missing. David de Gea, Nemanja Matic and new Brazilian signing Fred are expected to join…

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Nigeria to host 2021 WAFU Cup of Nations

Nigeria have been confirmed as the hosts of the 2021 edition of the WAFU Cup of Nations. According to a report, Nigeria will host the third edition of the competition in September 2021. Senegal will stage the second edition of the competition in September, 2019. The first WAFU tournament, hosted by Fox Sports, was held in September 2017 and saw the host nation Ghana crowned champions in what was a very successful event. The Black Stars defeated Nigeria 4-1 in the final. The West African Union is made up of…

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France show class in becoming new World Champions

France lived up to their promise on Sunday in Moscow by winning their second FIFA World Cup title with a 4-2 defeat of Croatia in the 2018 edition’s final match. The 1998 winners were one of the favourites from the onset, but not all favourites reached this stage, and they were up against a pre-tournament underdog in the final match. But, Croatia’s path to this Luzhniki Stadium was strewn with the scalps of many favourites, such as Argentina, Russia and England and they needed respect. However, France did not fail…

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World Cup: Modric, Mbappe, Kane, Griezmann scoop FIFA-Adidas awards

The French team were not the only winners of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as the curtains were drawn on Sunday in Moscow. Other winners included Luka Modric, the magical midfielder for runners up, Croatia. He won the FIFA Adidas Golden Ball award for  guiding his team, setting the tempo, and exploiting gaps in opposition defences. He proved equally effective in the final, dictating the pace as Croatia made a fast start to the match. The Adidas Golden Glove award went to Thibaut Courtois, the goal keeper of third…

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