Author: Prince Ade ADe

After five years in the international wilderness, Nigerias Supersand Eagles will depart Nigeria to Nouakchott on Friday morning for their 2024 Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against their Mauritanian counterparts, slated for Saturday. The match, which is the first of a two-leg fixture, will have Egyptian officials take charge. Hany Farouk El-Sayed Eleraky is the referee, with Ahmed Mohamed Elwan Nofal as Referee 2 and Ibrahim El-Sayed Mahgoub as Referee 3. Khaled Mohamed Elewa will serve as time keeper, while Moroccan El Mansouri Taha will be the commissioner. The NFF had appointed Abdullahi Isa, a veteran goalkeeper…

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President Bola Tinubu has approved 70,000 naira as the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers with a promise to review the national minimum wage law every three years. The Minister of Information, Mohammed Idris said the agreement was reached at a meeting between President Tinubu and the leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress on Thursday in Abuja. Ajaero confirmed that 70,000 naira was where they were on the issue of the minimum wage and that the Organised Labour would consult with their members on the 70,000 naira benchmark. On her part, Labour Minister Nkiruka Onyejeocha…

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The Education Minister Prof. Tahir Mamman, has made a U-turn in his earlier statement, where he directed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to admit only candidates who have attained 18 years in tertiary institutions. Mamman on Thursday, in an ongoing policy meeting organised by JAMB, in Abuja, announced that only applicants who were 18 years and above were eligible for admission. Stakeholders in the meeting kicked against his statement, noting that its illogical for a 16-year-old student to pass WAEC, JAMB and be denied admission. Reacting to that, the minister later accepted the suggestions of the stakeholders that…

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The Super Falcons of Nigeria lost 1-0 to Canada in a friendly match at the La Quinta Football Centre, Malaga, Spain on Wednesday night. Olympic champions Canada dominated the opening exchanges and scored the only goal of the game in the 18th minute through The Super Falcons had numerous chances to equalise but were let down by poor finishing. Paris Saint-Germains new signing, Jennifer Echegini hit the post seven minutes from time. The defeat was the Super Falcons first in 2024. The team managed by Randy Waldrum will now shift attention to their opening fixture against Brazil at the 2024…

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Ahead of the 2024/2025 football league season, the board of the Nigeria National League, NNL has confirmed the relegation of 12 clubs from the four groups that played in last seasons league to the third tier National League One, NLO. This is as the board has similarly confirmed the promotion of four clubs from the four groups to the Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL. Recall that the NNL had recently concluded the season with its Super 8 championship games at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium in Enugu, where the four clubs, Nasarawa United, Elkanemi Warriors, Beyond Limits and Ikorodu City FC…

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Edo State Government says following the judgement of the Federal High Court in Abuja that faulted the impeachment of Philip Shaibu as the State Deputy Governor, the state Government has filed a stay of execution of the judgement. In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, the state Government noted that pending the hearing of the appeal of the judgement, the incumbent Deputy Governor, Marvellous Omobayo remains and continues to serve as the valid deputy Governor of Edo State. The clarification and update followed a Tuesday Court judgment upturning the impeachment by the Edo State…

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President Bola Tinubu has forwarded to the Senate for consideration and approval the injection of 6.2 trillion naira into the 27.5 trillion naira 2024 budget. The President, in the request via a letter read on the floor of the Senate by its President, Godswill Akpabio, during plenary on Wednesday, specifically sought for withdrawal of 3.2 trillion naira from the Consolidated Revenue Fund, for capital expenditure. The President in the second leg of the request sought for withdrawal of another 3 trillion naira from the consolidated revenue fund for additional recurrent expenditure for the year ending on December 31st, 2024. According…

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Chelsea have begun disciplinary proceedings against midfielder Enzo Fernandez after he posted a video on social media that the French Football Federation said included an alleged “racist and discriminatory” chant. On Tuesday the FFF said it would file a complaint to world governing body Fifa over the video featuring a song sung by some of the Argentina squad about France’s black players. Fernandez’s Chelsea team-mate Wesley Fofana, who has one cap for France, posted an image of the video on Instagram, describing it as “uninhibited racism”. Fernandez – a £107m British record signing in February 2023 – said he is…

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Real Madrid captain Luka Modric has signed a one-year contract extension with the Spanish champions. Modric, 38, has won 26 trophies, including six Champions Leagues and four domestic titles since joining Real Madrid from Tottenham in 2012. The 2018 Ballon d’Or winner has featured in 534 matches for Los Blancos, scoring 39 goals The Croat played 46 times across all competitions in 2023-24 but started on just 23 occasions. Modric started in all three of Croatia’s matches at Euro 2024, with the side going out of the competition after finishing third in their group. The midfielder was out of contract…

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Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, voided the impeachment of Phillip Shuaibu as the Deputy Governor of Edo State. Justice Omotosho, while delivering judgment in the suit, ordered that Shaibu be reinstated to office because the Edo State House of Assembly failed to comply with due process in impeaching him. Justice Omotosho also set aside the appointment of the new Deputy Governor who replaced Shaibu. The court held that the allegation on which the House of Assembly based the impeachment proceedings was untenable in law and did not constitute gross misconduct. He ordered the…

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