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FIFA Ban: What NFF Did To Beat The Deadline As Maigari Failed To Resume Despite Court Order

Alhaji Aminu Maigari

The reinstated President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Aminu Maigari, shunned the football secretariat in Abuja yesterday, despite a reprieve from a Jos High Court which on Wednesday quashed an earlier injunction restraining him and other members of the board from running the affairs of the federation. Nigeria beat the FIFA deadline of yesterday […]

Soyinka @80: Why I’m not afraid of death – Wole Soyinka

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One of the most admired and respected Nigerians, Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka turned 80 today (Sunday), July 13, 2014. Reflecting on his life at the 80, Soyinka in a recent interview spoke about his upbringing, death, life after death, religion and a host of other topics. According to the nobel laureate, he is not […]

Brazil 2014: Full List – FIFA World Cup Award Winners

Messi, Neuer heralded as Brazil 2014’s best

On the day of the Final, the winners of the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy outshine everything and everyone else. For the fourth time in the history of the FIFA World Cup, Germany have laid hands on the most prized trophy in football. But away from the action itself, a number of outstanding players have been […]

FIFA 2014 FINAL:Germany Won FIFA World Cup champion, beat Agentina 1-0

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Germany just won the 2014 FIFA World Cup in a final played with Argentina at the Rio de janerio Maracana stadium. The match ended with the Germans emerging as the best Team on the planet earth. The match started with the Germans attacking from the mid-field, they continue to out play the Argentina players, playing […]

World Cup 2014: FIFA Announces Golden Ball, Golden Glove, Best Young Player Award Nominees – Full List!

FIFA World Cup 2014 Award Nominees announced

FIFA has announced its shortlisted candidates for the Golden Ball, Golden Glove and the Best Young Player of the tournament. The nominee list for the Golden Ball award is dominated by the teams who will be playing the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final. A total of seven players from Argentina and Germany are nominated for […]

EXPOSED: The main reason why FIFA banned Nigeria Football Federation

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The FIFA Emergency Committee on Wednesday announced the suspension of the Nigeria Football Federation and by extension Nigeria with immediate effect from all its activities. This is on account of government’s interference in the running of the NFF. Article 13, par. 1 and article 17, par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes oblige member associations to […]

Why Nigeria Shouldn’t Have Been Banned By FIFA – Minister Of Sports

The Minister of Sports, Tammy Danagogo

The Minister of Sports, Tammy Danagogo, on Wednesday in Abuja said government did not unduly interfere in the affairs of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) as being claimed by FIFA. Speaking with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Danagogo said Nigeria was not at risk with the world football body over the crisis in […]

Breaking!!! FIFA Suspends Nigeria Football Federation With Immediate Effect

FIFA Emergency Committee suspends NFF

The FIFA Emergency Committee has decided today, 9 July 2014, to suspend the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect, on account of government interference. Article 13, par. 1 and article 17, par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes oblige member associations to manage their affairs independently and with no influence from third parties. The decision […]

World Cup: At Last, Scolari Reacts To Brazil’s Historical Defeat To Germany

Brazil coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari

Brazil coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari took responsibility for Germany’s 7-1 thrashing of his star-studded side that took him to rock bottom in a career that has seen spectacular highs as well as controversy. “I think it was the worst day of my life,” said the 65-year-old. The result, one of the biggest shocks in World […]

BRAZIL: Why I am responsible for the “catastrophic proportions” …’It’s the worst day of my life’- Scolari

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The 65-year-old took responsibility for his side’s shock semi-final collapse at the hands of Germany, which he described as a defeat of “catastrophic proportions” Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari said he had experienced the worst day of his life after seeing his side lose 7-1 at home to Germany in their World Cup semi-final at […]


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