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FIFA President set to visit Nigeria
R-L: FIFA President Gianni Infantino, NFF President Amaju Pinnick and Ms Samoura, the FIFA Secretary General

The president of the world football governing body FIFA Gianni Infantino and the secretary general, Ms Fatma Samoura, will arrive Nigeria on Sunday, July 24, on a two-day working visit.

The Italian-Swiss who was elected FIFA president at an extraordinary general assembly in Zurich on February 26, 2016, confirmed the trip following a meeting with NFF president Amaju Pinnick in Paris, France on Sunday, July 10. “The FIFA president and secretary general will arrive in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Sunday, July 24, on a two –day working visit to Nigeria,” Pinnick told thenff.com. During the two-day visit, Infantino and Samoura will pay a courtesy call on President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) at the Aso
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By Zacheaus Somorin with agency reports, This Day

Almost two years after more than 200 girls were kidnapped from their secondary school in Chibok, Borno State, by the Boko Haram terror sect, it has been revealed that the surveillance carried out by the United States of America and the United Kingdom spotted around 80 of the abducted schoolgirls, but the governments of both countries did nothing about it as a rescue attempt was considered too “high risk”.

According to the British-based Sunday Times newspaper, videos accounts also have emerged showing that the girls were brutally raped regularly.
The terrorists stormed a secondary boarding school in the remote town of Chibok on April 14 2014 and seized 276 girls who were preparing for end-of-year exams.
Although 57 of the girls managed to escape, th

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PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI (M) WITH MEMBERS OF THE APC TRANSITION COMMITTEE AFTER THE SUBMISSION OF THEIR REPORT TO PRESIDENT BUHARI AT THE DEFENCE GUEST HOUSE IN ABUJA ON FRIDAY (12/6/15)


On a day President Muhammadu Buhari received the final report of its transition committee on the handover, the All Progressives Congress APC made a volte face on the election of Senator Bukola Saraki as the President of the senate as it declared that he was duly elected.

Speaking with State House Correspondents at the defence House, the National Chairman of the Party, Chief Odigie Oyegun said what happened was a family affair in the party that would be sorted out

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Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki and British High Commissioner, Dr. Andrew Pocook in his office today


AS the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, struggles to come to terms with the new leadership in the National Assembly, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is consolidating his grip on the Red Chamber.

Already, foreign nations among which includes the United Kingdom, have not only started pledging support to the Saraki’s administration in the Senate but also promising to support the establishment of a stable people-oriented parliament in the country.

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By Peter Duru, Vanguard


Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that President Muham-madu Buhari would extend bailout to states to enable them offset backlog of salaries and liabilities crippling their economic activities across the country.

He made this known yesterday in Makurdi, the state capital, during separate meetings with students and other union leaders from the Benue State University, BSU.


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jobs threatened by robots



Economists are sharply divided over the exact timing of the threat from robots and other forms of futuristic technology. Some see an imminent threat, others believe it won't happen until later this century -- if at all.

Yet Amy Webb, a digital media futurist and founder of Webbmedia Group, predicts at least eight career fields are "ripe for disruption" very soon -- like in the next 10 to 20 years. "You should be quite worried," Webb said at the Milken Global Conference in Los Angeles last month. She points

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Emir of Kano Reveals How $12.5bn Disappeared Under GEJ


The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has revealed that under President Goodluck Jonathan’s rule more than half a billion dollars in oil revenues were disappearing every month in unknown direction. Thus, up to $40 billion could have been diverted from the treasury during Jonathan’s five year rule.

Reacting to the results of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s (NNPS) audit conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sanusi said: “You can suspend a man, but you cannot suspend the truth”. 

In his article in the Financial Times titled “Unanswered questions on Nigeria’s missing oil revenue billions” the Emir reiterated that he was fired by Jonathan from the post of the head of Central Bank of Nigeria for exactly the same thing PricewaterhouseCoopers specialists did, questioning where around $20 billion in oil revenues had gone instead of the national treasury.

Sanusi stated in his article that it r
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Escape: Three 'jihadi brides' are said to have escaped from their husbands in Mosul, according to a source -leading to speculation it could be the three classmates from east London, who ran away in February

Three British teenage jihadi brides - feared to be three London classmates who ran away to Syria in February - are said to have escaped the clutches of their militant husbands and attempted to flee ISIS' grasp.


The girls, thought to be about 16, are said to have gone on the run from the extremists

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Jeremy Clarkson (centre) could be set to reunite with his former Top Gear colleagues Richard Hammond (right) and James May (left) for a new programme which could be called 'House of Cars' if taken on by Netflix

Jeremy Clarkson could be set to reunite with his former Top Gear colleagues for a 'genius' new motoring show called House of Cars available exclusively on Netflix.


The outspoken television presenter, 55, who was sacked from the BBC for punching a producer, is reportedly planning to reunite with

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Victory: David Cameron addresses the nation from outside Number 10 after meeting the Queen to confirm he has secured an overall majority, which few pollsters, commentators or even Tories thought was possible


David Cameron today vowed to make Great Britain 'greater still' as he set out how he will use his shock outright Tory majority to ensure the 'good life is in

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