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Ex-Brazilian soccer chief jailed four years for fraud, money laundering

A former President of Brazil’s Soccer Federation was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to four years in prison after being convicted on corruption charges related to the bribery scandal at FIFA, the sport’s governing body.
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Brazil Football Federation condemn racist abuse aimed at Fernandinho

The Brazil Football Federation (CBF) has condemned the racist abuse aimed at Fernandinho and his family after the country's exit from the World Cup.
L-R- CWEIC Chairman, Lord Marland of Odstock, Zenith Bank Founder-Chairman, Jim Ovia, CONand CWEIC Country Head for Nigeria, Obinna Anyanwu during the CBF in London

Zenith Bank joins Commonwealth Council as strategic partner

Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria’s largest bank by shareholders’ fund and customer deposits, was announced on Tuesday June 26, 2018 as a strategic partner of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC).

Neymar limps out of training, setting Brazilian alarm bells ringing

Neymar hobbled out of a training session on Tuesday, setting alarm bells ringing in the Brazil camp as they prepare for their second World Cup group game against Costa Rica on Friday.

Brazil complain to FIFA over non-use of VAR technology

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has asked FIFA why the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was not used to review two key decisions they believe hindered their side during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland.

Brazil football chief Marco del Nero gets life ban

Brazilian football head Marco Polo Del Nero has been banned from football for life by FIFA’s ethics committee for bribery, the global football body said on Friday.

Traders to close shops over kidnapping in Calabar

This is one too many since the turn of the year in Calabar, Cross River State. The fear of kidnappings is so strong it is altering life in the serene and peace city of Calabar. And the target these days seem to be thriving businessmen.

FIFA appoints normalisation committee to run Mali FA

FIFA has appointed a normalisation committee to run the affairs of the Malian Football Association (Femafoot).

Why I want to head Brazilian football federation – Romario

Former Brazil international and now Senator, Romario, has declared interest in the presidency of the country’s corruption-tainted football governing body.

FIFA threatens to kick Spain out of 2018 World Cup

Spain were in danger of being thrown out of the World Cup on Friday over alleged government interference in its football association.

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Lobi Stars coach Ogbeide demands more after winning Super Cup

Coach Solomon Ogbeide has said he expects a lot more from Lobi Stars after the pipped Enugu Rangers to win the Super Cup.

Babatunde Fashola: APC did not promise to transform Nigeria in four years

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday said though the All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by President Muhammadu Buhari promised to turn the fortunes of the country around and bring about change in different sectors, it never attached four-year time frame to totally transform the country.

INEC removes names of 1,931 dead persons from Kaduna voters’ register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has detected and removed the names of 1,931 dead persons from the voters’ register in Kaduna State, ahead of the 2019 elections.

Shehu Sani: I represented Kaduna Central to the best of my ability

The Senator representing Kaduna Central in the red chamber, Senator Shehu Sani has said he has represented the Kaduna central to the best of his ability.
Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.

Micheal Obafemi snubs Super Eagles, debut for Ireland

Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.