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NFF receives $1M FIFA palliative
NFF receives $1M FIFA palliative

The Nigeria Football Federation has received the sum of one million US dollars as Covid-19 palliative from the world football governing body, FIFA. NFF President, AMAJU PINNICK, confirmed receiving the money in a series of messages on Twitter. PINNICK said FIFA equally sent six hundred thousand dollars for the FIFA Forward projects in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State, and…

Former IAAF Head, Lamine Diack, jailed for Four years
Former IAAF Head, Lamine Diack, jailed for Four years

The former head of the International Association of Athletics Federation, LAMINE DIACK, has been jailed for four years. Eighty-seven-year-old DIACK was found guilty of corruption and money-laundering charges linked to the Russian doping scandal. He was convicted of accepting bribes from athletes suspected of doping to cover up test results and letting them continue competing, including in…

FIFA puts cost of Covid-19 pandemic at $11B
FIFA puts cost of Covid-19 pandemic at $11B

The football world governing body estimates that the game has lost about eleven billion US dollars to the Covid-19 pandemic. FIFA noted that the revenue losses caused by the pandemic had forced about one hundred and fifty football associations to look for help. The associations are targeting FIFA’s one point five billion dollars’ emergency relief fund for…

Buhari rules out Forex for Food, Fertilizer imports
Buhari rules out Forex for Food, Fertilizer imports

President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria not to provide foreign exchange for the importation of food and fertilizers. President BUHARI gave the order as the Federal Government rolls out its Economic Sustainability Plan, which aims to strengthen food security in Nigeria. He gave the directive during a meeting of the National Food Security…

30% Fan to watch UEFA Super Cup game
30% Fan to watch UEFA Super Cup game

European football governing body, UEFA has approved thirty percent fans to watch the Super Cup match. The game will take place in Budapest on September 24, between Champions League winners, Bayern Munich and Europa League victors, Sevilla. The game will become the first international match to be played before a crowd, after the coronavirus pandemic forced games…

NFF order compulsory Covid-19 testing for staff
NFF order compulsory Covid-19 testing for staff

Officials of the Nigerian Football Federation are being made to undergo compulsory testing for Covid-19. General Secretary of the Federation, MOHAMMED SANUSI, said the tests begins Thursday, August 20, 2020, at the NFF Secretariat within the National Stadium Complex in Abuja. SANUSI said the compulsory coronavirus test is to determine if a management staff who recently contracted…

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