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Stephen Keshi Jnr, 27, arrived at the NFF Secretariat on Wednesday morning and met with the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi. He was in company of US–based chemist and friend of late Keshi, Victor Ugoh and former Super Eagles’ star Victor Obinna Nsofor. “I just came into Nigeria on Tuesday night, and we read in the papers today that somebody has fixed a date for the burial.

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The FBI and US federal prosecutors said Wednesday that threats against Muslims would not be tolerated, after alleged incidents in the wake of of the Orlando gay club massacre, which was carried out by a Muslim gunman.

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Following the challenge thrown at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by former Defence Minister for State, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, to show evidence of his sons’ involvement in money laundering, the commission said last night that it would not be distracted but would do its job.


The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, revealed that there was no need for the commission to dissipate energy on a matter that was straightforward and incontrovertible.

Euro 2016: Police use tear gas on fans after Lille fighting



Police in Lille have used tear gas on fans following fights in the city centre.


Supporters were seen running through the streets as police chased large groups of English fans through the back streets around the city's main railway station.

Fans from England, Wales, Slovakia and Russia have been gathering for Group B matches in the city and nearby Lens.

Euro 2016: France 2-0 Albania - France leave it late against Albania + match highlights



France defeated Albania 2-0 in their second Group A game to earn a berth in the knockout stage of the European Championship on Wednesday.


Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann were surprisingly dropped from the starting XI in favour of Manchester United's Anthony Martial and Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman, but the Atletico Madrid forward made his presence felt with a goal in the 90th minute.

France had struggled to create quality chances in the first half, with the new introductions creating little danger despite the hosts enjoying the majority of possession.

Martial eventually made way for Pogba at the start of the second half, with Coman coming off for Griezmann in the 68th minute, and the Atleti man made a difference in the final minute -- his snap header from a Adil Rami cross beating Albanian keeper Etrit Berisha at the far post.

Gustavo Payet then completed the scoreline in second-half stoppage time with a well-taken goal -- cutting in onto his right foot and curling around a diving Berisha.

France, on six points, will play their final group game on Sunday against Switzerland, who drew 1-1 with Romania earlier in the day, in Lille.

First-time Euro 2016 participants Albania, who failed to collect their first point of the competition with the result, will face Romania that same day.












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