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NFF Asked To Defend $500,000 Bill On Super Eagles Friendly Match

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While the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung has demanded for explanations from the NFF on the reported $500,000 that was allegedly spent by the Federation on the Super Eagles friendly match against Senegal last week in London, the NFF has insisted that the gains it recorded from the international friendly as well the team’s training session at the Hive stadium worth far more than whatever it would spent.

Dalung has reportedly queried the NFF over what it described as over spending for the friendly games, insisting that the federation expended all the money it would have used to settle other crucial challenges on only one friendly match against Senegal in London.

But the General Secretary of the NFF, Mohammed Sanusi has noted that the federation has no regret for what it spent insisting that it was determined to give the Super Eagles the best of preparations ahead of the crucial Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against African champions, Cameroon and the Cameroon 201`9 AFCON qualifier against South Africa.

“Let me emphasise that the essence of organising the match is not because of the naira and kobo. Otherwise we would not have spent money to do the things we did. We are concerned about the quality preparations and as far as I am concerned we have achieved the objective of playing the friendly match.

“I maintain that whatever we spent for that match was worthwhile otherwise inquire from other countries how much they spent for such friendly. Preparing a team is not an easy task. We cannot be talking of money without actually considering the logistic for that match.

“You have to consider the accommodation, feeding, transportation, security, hiring of stadium among others. I am sure that if you do a small calculation especially the room rates and number of players invited, you will see that a very big amount was involved,” he said.

Source: BreakingTimes

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#EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)

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#EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)

Young Nigerians protesting against SARS brutality, under the #EndSARS movement, stormed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos state.

The protesters in their hundreds are preventing movement in and out of the busiest airport in the country.

Nationwide protests have been going on over the past 11 days, demanding an end to police brutality and extrajudicial killings, but since it began, this is the first time protesters would disrupt activities inside an airport.

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#EndSARS Protesters take over apple junction in Festac, Lagos

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#EndSARS Protesters take over apple junction in Festac, Lagos

Some Nigerians protesting against police brutality have taken over apple junction in Festac area of Lagos state causing serious gridlock.

The protesters with different banners are calling for end to police brutality. They blocked roads while asking to be heard by the government.

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Yul Edochie calls for Buhari’s resignation

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Yul Edochie calls for Buhari's resignation

Popular actor turned politician, Yul Edochie, who had signified interest to contest the presidency in the forthcoming elections in 2019 has called for the resignation of President Buhari.

He made the call via his Twitter handle on Monday afternoon, October 19.

According to Yul, President Buhari was very vocal during the Goodluck Jonathan administration and called for the resignation of the former President on the basis of poor performance.

He opined that President Buhari has performed worse than Jonathan, therefore he should resign from office.

”President Buhari was very vocal during the previous Govt. He called for Goodluck’s resignation on the basis of poor performance. Today Buhari’s performance is worse than that of Jonathan. We put our hopes in him & he failed us. I call for Buhari’s resignation. #ENDBADGOVERNANCE” he tweeted.

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