Fifa president aims to expand Women’s World Cup to 32 teams

Fifa president Gianni Infantino wants to expand the women’s World Cup to 32 teams from 24 for the next edition in 2023, he said on Friday. Ahead of the women’s World Cup final between holders the United States and the Netherlands, Infantino said he would take his proposals to the Fifa council and member associations for approval. “I want to expand the tournament to 32 teams,” said the Swiss-Italian. “We will have to act quickly to decide if we are to increase it for 2023, if we do we should reopen the bidding process to allow everyone…

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Federal Government drops Corruption Case against Goje

A Federal High Court sitting in Jos Friday quashed the charges on sales of 50 old-buses against Senator Danjuma Goje and thereafter discharged him. It is suspected that the withdrawal of Goje from the contesting the Senate Presidency against President Muhammadu Buhari’s favourite for the position, Ahmed Lawan, earned him the deal to drop the charges which has officially been done. Justice Babatunde Quadiri, the trial Judge in the over eight-year-old case, made the pronouncement after the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, applied for the withdrawal the…

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Facebook has resolved all those glitches you’ve been facing

More than 14,000 users reported issues with Instagram, while more than 7,500 and 1,600 users complained about Facebook and WhatsApp.  Earlier in the day, many users globally were not able to send and receive images, videos and other files over its social media platforms including WhatsApp and Instagram, and the social media company said it was working to fix the problem. Facebook Inc said on Wednesday an issue with uploading or sending media files on its apps and platforms has been resolved. Earlier in the day, many users globally were…

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Nurses ‘get high’ after visitor accidentally gifts them cannabis cake as thank-you

A hospital visitor inadvertently gave staff a cake laced with cannabis as a thank you for their care, a health trust has said. The gift was taken into Warrington Hospital in Cheshire by a visitor who was unaware there was cannabis in the cake, leftover from their grandson’s 18th birthday. In a statement on the Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Facebook page, chief nurse Kimberley Salmon-Jamieson said: “Only one member of staff ate a small piece of cake, did not suffer any ill effects, did not care for…

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Give us Sambisa in place of Ruga –Bodejo, Miyetti Allah Leader

National President of Miyetti Allah Kautel Hore socio-cultural organization, Alhaji Abdullahi Bodejo has said that the Fulani herders can relocate to Sambisa forest if the facilities for carrying out their cattle business are provided. In this interview with WILLY EYA, he lamented the ugly experience the Fulani are going through in the country among other issues. Following the massive protest against the Ruga settlement, the Federal Government has suspended the policy. As the National President of the Miyetti Allah Kautel Hore, how did that decision come to you? Nobody requested for Ruga…

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Cradle of civilisation: Ancient Babylon becomes World Heritage Site at last

Babylon, Iraq: The ancient city of Babylon, first referenced in a clay tablet from the 23rd century BC, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, following decades of lobbying by Iraq. The decision came at a vote at a UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku on Friday. It makes the ancient Mesopotamiam city on the Euphrates River the sixth world heritage site within the borders of a country known as a cradle of civilisation. Iraqi President Barham Salih said the city, now an archaeological ruin, was returned to…

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Don advocates culture of truth-based journalism to fight fake news

To fight off fake news and safeguard society from the adverse effects of rumour mongering and propaganda, Nigerians have been advised to check for elements of credibility in reports and consult media platforms with proven integrity in sourcing for news and information. A lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, University of Benin, Mr. Sunday Ekerikevwe, made the submission during the maiden Departmental Lecture series of the Department of Mass Communication, Edo State Polytechnic, Usen. The lecture themed Fake News and Media Credibility, is the first scholarly discourse organised by…

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TRUMP CANNOT USE PENTAGON FUNDS FOR BORDER WALL SAYS COURT

An appeals court ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is not allowed to divert funds from the Pentagon to build a wall along the U.S. southern border. Trump had previously attempted to use the money to fulfill a 2016 campaign promise that he would build the wall and eventually make Mexico pay for it.  A three judge-court in San Francisco decided Wednesday that the Trump administration could not use Defense Department money intended for preventing drug trade and crime to build sections of the wall in Arizona, California and New…

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