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IOC executive board rejects ethics complaint against FIFA boss

International Olympic Committee Executive Board has rejected a complaint made against Gianni Infantino by a sports management company who had called for him to be suspended for alleged breaches of the Olympic Charter.
The interim President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Constant Omari, Friday, led a delegation of football officials that included FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, to an audience with Paul Biya, the President of Cameroon.

Cameroon president meets CAF, FIFA presidents ahead of CHAN opener

The interim President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Constant Omari, Friday, led a delegation of football officials that included FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, to an audience with Paul Biya, the President of Cameroon.
Former CAF President Issa Hayatou was on Friday decorated Honorary President of the organization at a colorful ceremony in Yaounde in his native Cameroon.

CAF decorate Issa Hayatou with Honorary President title

Former CAF President Issa Hayatou was on Friday decorated Honorary President of the organization at a colorful ceremony in Yaounde in his native Cameroon.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino after his speech during the UEFA Congress REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

Swiss court rejects FIFA appeal to obtain Gianni Infantino’s criminal investigation files

Swiss Federal Criminal Court has denied FIFA access to case files associated with the investigation into its President Gianni Infantino and former attorney general Michael Lauber.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said the Club World Cup will keep the same format for at least one more year but will be expanded as soon as possible.

FIFA supremo offers support for women’s football development in Saudi Arabia

On his recent visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Gianni Infantino, President of world football governing body FIFA, championed the cause for continued progress in the growth of women’s participation in sports especially in football in the ultra conservative kingdom.
The Ahmad Bin Ali stadium in Al Rayyan has become the fourth fully operational stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after the inauguration on December 18, Friday, which is also the Qatar National Day.

Qatar inaugurates fourth stadium for the 2022 World Cup

The Ahmad Bin Ali stadium in Al Rayyan has become the fourth fully operational stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after the inauguration on December 18, Friday, which is also the Qatar National Day.
The extraordinary occasion was attended by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, UAEFA President Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi and IFA President Oren Hasson.

UAE, Israel football associations sign historic agreement

World football witnessed a momentous event of great significance when the football associations of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel signed a historic memorandum of understanding (MoU) in a ceremony held in Dubai.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino after his speech during the UEFA Congress REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

Indications that FIFA boss guilty of unfair management – Swiss prosecutor

A Swiss prosecutor said on Thursday that there were “indications” Fifa president Gianni Infantino was guilty of “unfair management” for using a private jet, funded by the body, to fly between Suriname and Switzerland in 2017.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said the Club World Cup will keep the same format for at least one more year but will be expanded as soon as possible.

New Club World Cup will be the best competition – FIFA supremo

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said the Club World Cup will keep the same format for at least one more year but will be expanded as soon as possible.
Criminal proceedings against FIFA president Gianni Infantino have been launched in Switzerland.

FIFA president tests positive for coronavirus

The 50-year-old is said to have shown just ‘mild symptoms’ of Covid-19, and all those who have come into contact with him in previous days are said to have been informed.
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FIFA to hold first virtual congress

The approval of a revised budget and FIFA’s annual report are among the main items on the agenda for the worldwide body’s first remote Congress tomorrow.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino after his speech during the UEFA Congress REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

Sepp Blatter: Gianni Infantino believes he is ‘untouchable’

Infantino, in charge of world football’s governing body since 2016, is the subject of an investigation by the Swiss prosecutor over suspected collusion between him and Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber, who resigned last month over his handling of a corruption investigation targeting FIFA.
Criminal proceedings against FIFA president Gianni Infantino have been launched in Switzerland.

FIFA condemns Swiss probe, says Gianni Infantino remains president

FIFA president Gianni Infantino will continue in his post, world football’s governing body insisted Sunday, as they blasted the launch of Swiss criminal proceedings against him.
Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

NFF to get N200 million coronavirus palliative from FIFA

Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.
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FIFA to give members $150 million of virus relief funds

FIFA will release $150 million (139 million euros) to its member football associations to help handle financial troubles caused by the coronavirus, the global governing body said on Friday.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football in the wake of England players suffering abuse in Bulgaria.

FIFA chief warns football will be ‘different’ upon return

FIFA president Gianni Infantino warned football will be “different” when it returns, and it says it is impossible to know when leagues will resume.
Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos and GNK Dinamo are now in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, with the last three play-offs decided on Wednesday.

UEFA poised to back new ‘summer Champions League’

UEFA will escalate their battle with FIFA for control of the international calendar by endorsing a new tournament that would compete for attention with the Club World Cup next year.
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Samuel Eto’o questions Gianni Infantino’s four-year AFCON plan

Samuel Eto’o feels that Fifa’s proposal to have the Africa Cup of Nations held every four years would not be in the best interest of the continent.
Mario Balotelli has revealed that he wants to stay at Marseille beyond the end of this season and says the club is on another level from Nice.

Mario Balotelli in “great shape” before Brescia debut against Juventus

Mario Balotelli said he was “in great shape” as he prepares to return to Serie A on Tuesday with his first game for his hometown club Brescia against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Italian champions Juventus.

FIFA pressures Iran to allow women access to matches

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has ramped up the pressure on Iran to ensure local female football fans are allowed to attend men’s World Cup qualifiers in the Islamic Republic later this year.
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World Cup: FIFA drops plan to expand Qatar 2022 to 48 teams

FIFA shelved a proposed expansion of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the world football body’s president Gianni Infantino.

FIFA casts doubts on increased 2022 World Cup

The chances of FIFA increasing the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48 is 50/50, the president of world football’s governing body Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday.

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, South-East zone, on Monday urged Sen. Smart Adeyemi to immediately apologize to the governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu over his unguided verbal attack.

PDP asks Senator Adeyemi to apologise to Abia governor

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, South-East zone, on Monday urged Sen, Smart Adeyemi to immediately apologize to the governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu over his unguided verbal attack.

Marketers warn against hoarding of petrol, assure adequate supply

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe over his negative utterances against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.

APC demands apology from Senator Abaribe over ‘attack’ on Kogi governor

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Victor Oladipo shuns Houston Rockets $45.2 million contract extension

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Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River to supply healthcare materials with drones

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Group raises alarm on plans to stop PDP congress in Lagos

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Police arrest five for killing kidnap victim after collecting N5 million ransom

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The Lagos State Government on Sunday noon announced the reopening of Third Mainland Bridge earlier than 7 pm scheduled time.

Nigerian government reopens Third Mainland Bridge after seven months

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