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FIFA To Take Legal Action In Recovery Of $2m From Platini

  FIFA is to take legal action by the end of the year to force Michel Platini to return 2 million Swiss francs ($2 million) he received “illegally” during Sepp Blatter’s reign at world football’s governing body, according to a document seen Wednesday. FIFA, which banned Platini for six years in 2015 over the payment, … Continue reading FIFA To Take Legal Action In Recovery Of $2m From Platini

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Blatter Ready To Testify In France Over 2022 World Cup

  Sepp Blatter, the former president of FIFA, told AFP on Wednesday that he had opposed awarding the 2020 World Cup to Qatar, but that he has a “clear conscience.” Blatter said he is willing to testify to French prosecutors about the 2010 vote in favour of Qatar. “If they ask me formally then I … Continue reading Blatter Ready To Testify In France Over 2022 World Cup

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Solskjaer Calls For Man Utd Consistency After Mini-Revival

  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Wednesday that he wants Manchester United to learn how to be consistent as his in-form team prepare for their Europa League clash with AZ Alkmaar. Group L leaders United have already qualified for the knockout stages of the competition going into Thursday’s match at Old Trafford, and they are up … Continue reading Solskjaer Calls For Man Utd Consistency After Mini-Revival

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FIRS, AMCON: Senate To Receive Reports On Nami, Adamu Next Week

    The Senate is to receive the report on President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the confirmation of the chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami, and members of the agency on Wednesday next week. Similarly, it would receive the report on the President’s request for the confirmation of Edward Adamu as … Continue reading FIRS, AMCON: Senate To Receive Reports On Nami, Adamu Next Week

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Polls Tighten On Eve Of Britain’s Brexit Election

  Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed on Wednesday to “fight for every vote” after polls predicted a close finish to Britain’s general election aimed at settling the Brexit crisis. Britons head to the polls for the third time in four years on Thursday, against a backdrop of political deadlock since a 2016 referendum which saw … Continue reading Polls Tighten On Eve Of Britain’s Brexit Election

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Heartbreak And Disbelief As Volcano Victims Named

  The families and friends of Australian victims of the White Island volcano tragedy paid tribute to “wonderful” lost loved ones Wednesday and expressed doubt they were made aware of the risks of visiting the island. Seven of the nine people so far identified and named as missing by New Zealand police are from Australia. … Continue reading Heartbreak And Disbelief As Volcano Victims Named

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VIDEO: Sanwo-Olu Gives Update On Fourth Mainland Bridge Project

  Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday featured as a guest on Channels Television breakfast show, Sunrise Daily. During the one-hour-long interview, the governor gave an update on the progress made regarding the Fourth Mainland Bridge project and other critical issues affecting the state such as security, traffic, and the environment. He noted … Continue reading VIDEO: Sanwo-Olu Gives Update On Fourth Mainland Bridge Project

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Senate To Probe CBN, NIBSS Over N20trn Unremitted Stamp Duties

  The Senate on Tuesday resolved to probe the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and its subsidiary, the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) over an allegedly failure to remit N20 trillion revenue to  the Federation Account. CBN reportedly collected the amount as stamp duty from banks and financial institutions in the country. The resolution follows … Continue reading Senate To Probe CBN, NIBSS Over N20trn Unremitted Stamp Duties

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Train Kills Two Elephants In India

  Two elephants were hit and killed by a passenger train on Wednesday in eastern India, officials said, with the animals’ bodies decorated with flowers before being cremated at the spot. In the past five years, at least 26 elephants have been killed and scores more injured by trains on this stretch of track near … Continue reading Train Kills Two Elephants In India

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Lampard Hints At Striking Reinforcements In January Transfer Window

  Chelsea manager Frank Lampard hinted he could dip into the transfer market next month to strengthen his attacking options after they secured their place in the Champions League last 16. The club’s FIFA-imposed transfer ban was last week reduced on appeal by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, meaning they are free to sign … Continue reading Lampard Hints At Striking Reinforcements In January Transfer Window

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