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July 21, 2018 5:33 AM Arbitration Court overturns UEFA ban on AC Milan

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday overruled a decision made by the European soccer body UEFA to ban AC Milan from next season’s Europa League competition. CAS said that the Italian club’s finances had improved after a recent ownership change. Since then, U.S. hedge fund, Elliott Management has taken control of the indebted soccer club from Chinese 21

July 20, 2018 1:34 PM NFF crisis: Why FIFA cannot ban Nigeria – Barrister Nnaji

Former Commissioner for Sports in Enugu State, Barrister Ray Nnaji, has insisted that FIFA cannot ban Nigeria following the leadership tussle in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). According to him, FIFA knows Nigeria would challenge the organisation in the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), to know whether it has the right to meddle in a country’s 17

July 18, 2018 7:37 AM Settle Pinnick, Giwa rift before it becomes too late – Okpala warns Dalung

Ex-Super Eagles player and assistant coach, Sylvanus Okpala has told the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung that if the leadership crisis in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was not settled, it could plunge the nation’s football into an abyss. According to him, a ban by the Federation of International Football Association 17

July 4, 2018 8:04 PM Ekiti guber: Fayemi reacts to court verdict on 10-year ban

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the upcoming Ekiti governorship elections, Kayode Fayemi, has reacted to a Federal High Court ruling, which quashed his indictment for fraud and 10-year ban from holding public office in Ekiti state. “The ruling of the Federal High Court quashing the White paper and report of the commission, also affirming 26

July 3, 2018 6:12 PM NFF saga: Giwa breaks silence, reveals why FIFA will not punish Nigeria

Dr. Ishaya Chuwang, the Spokesman of the new President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Ambassador Christopher Musa Giwa, has urged Nigerians not to worry about statements made by erstwhile President, Melvin Amaju Pinnick. Pinnicked had questioned the decision of the Supreme Court to remove him from office as NFF President. There are fears that FIFA may punish 21

June 30, 2018 2:23 PM Okada ban: Anambra govt bars soldiers, policemen from riding motorcycles

The Anambra State Government has barred army and police officers from using motorcycles, as a way of checking any form of abuse on the ban on commercial motorcyclists, which takes effect from Sunday. The state Commissioner for Transport, Mr Uchenna Okafor, who disclosed this, said the move was to forestall abuse on the ban as was with the previous restriction 26

June 27, 2018 5:14 PM Why UEFA banned AC Milan from Europa League

The European football governing body, UEFA, has said it had banned AC Milan from the Europa League. Italian giants, AC Milian will not play in the Europa League next season for violating financial fair play rules. UEFA statement said on Wednesday, “The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise 25

June 8, 2018 5:16 PM FIFA hands Ghana FA boss 90-day ban

FIFA’s Ethics Committee has banned Ghana’s Football Association (GFA) President, Kwesi Nyantakyi over allegations of corruption. His ban comes following an investigative piece from Anas Aremeyaw Anas, on corruption in Ghanaian football, where the GFA boss was caught on camera collecting cash from undercover reporters. “The chairperson of the adjudicatory 25

June 4, 2018 6:03 PM Guardiola handed Champions League ban

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola will be in the stands for their first Champions League fixture of next season, UEFA announced on Monday. Guardiola was sent off during the second leg of City’s quarter-final against Liverpool in April. UEFA charged him with two separate offences: making abusive comments to a referee and then influencing a substitution 28

May 18, 2018 2:38 PM Osun state govt. confirms appointment of 1,146 LG workersThe Sun News

The Osun state Government has confirmed the appointment of 1,146 local government workers in the state. Mr Peter Babalola, Chairman, Local Government Service Commission, disclosed this in Osogbo on Friday. He said that the confirmation was in compliance with Gov. Rauf Aregbesola’s directive on the lifting of embargo on confirmation, promotion and conversion 32