Federation Elections: Guidelines split aspirants, administrators

Sports administrators and aspirants into the boards of the National Sports Federations are sharply divided over the guidelines released for the forthcoming elections. The guidelines emerged after a stakeholders’ meeting with sports minister, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday where June 9 was also picked as the date for the polls. The guideline stipulated that people who have served two terms as presidents cannot contest while those who are either presidents or vice presidents of international sports bodies are not eligible to contest for federation presidency. A former member of the Nigeria…

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Igbo won’t be president in 2019 –Primate Ayodele

•False prophecy –MASSOB •Biafra is unstoppable –IPOB •We’ll not be enslaved like our  fathers –Ohanaeze Youths Founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Oke- Afa, Lagos, Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, who prefers to be simply addressed as Servant of the Most High, has said that an Igbo person will not be president in 2019. Ayodele also said warns against underestimation of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and what they can do in the 2019 elections. He said: “Government must not underestimate IPOB. And if any Igbo politician wants to use…

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Wenger focused on team amid reports board split on his future

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he was unsure whether there were divisions in the club’s boardroom regarding his future and that he was more focused on salvaging his team’s stuttering Premier League campaign. Wenger is out of contract at the end of the season and calls for the Frenchman to end his 20-year reign at the north London club grew louder after they suffered their fifth loss in eight league games at Crystal Palace on Monday. The Arsenal board, according to British media, are split over Wenger’s future after…

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Waiting for Anambra Central senatorial poll

Since December 7, 2015, when the Appeal Court sitting in Enugu nullified the election of Mrs. Uche Ekwunife as the senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, the zone has remained without any representation at the Senate. Ekwunife, then of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had contested against Dr. Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress (APC), now the Minister of Labour and Productivity, and a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, among others, in the March 28, 2015 National Assembly election. Ekwunife was…

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250th Independence anniversary: US eyes joint World Cup bid with Mexico

  A final on or around the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Modern stadiums across the United States and perhaps in Mexico and Canada, too. A North American World Cup in 2026 with 48 nations would be far larger and played in almost all different venues than the 24-team event the U.S. hosted in 1994. Soccer officials planned to announce details of the joint bid by the U.S., Mexico and Canada at a news conference Monday atop the Freedom Tower at the World Trade Centre site in lower…

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Janet Jackson ‘splits from millionaire husband’

    Janet Jackson has reportedly split from her multi-millionaire husband of five years just months after giving birth to her first child. The 50-year-old singer and her man Wissam Al Mana welcomed son Eissa into the world on January 3, and it is now claimed the couple have decided their relationship just isn’t working out, and that it’s best to go their separate ways. “Sadly, Janet and Wissam have decided that it wasn’t working and to go their separate ways,” a source told the Mail on Sunday. “They’re both…

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Crisis rocks Ebonyi CAN

Catholics split There was confusion on Tuesday in  the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ebonyi State chapter during the union’s election to usher in new leadership of the union when some members of the association accused some of their leaders of  refusal to vacate office and imposition of candidates and boycotted the election. The five blocs that make up the association, Catholic Christian Council of Nigeria, Christian Pentecostal Fellowship Mission, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Organisation of African Instituted Churches and Equa/techan bloc had gathered for the election when the misunderstanding…

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