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Underage Nigerian footballers land Italian club in trouble with FIFA


FIFA’s disciplinary commission on Friday, banned Spezia from signing new players.

The Serie A club was found guilty of bringing several underage Nigerian players to Italy.

They have been banned from signing new players for four transfer windows, starting from January 2022 until the summer of 2023.

In addition to the suspension, Spezia will also pay a fine of 500,000 Swiss francs.

The Eagles finished in the 15th spot during the 2020-21 Serie A season and the punishment come as a blow to former PSG star Thiago Motta, who was appointed as new manager a week ago.

“Following an investigation carried out by the Fifa regulatory execution department, the disciplinary commission of the highest football body found that the La Spezia club violated Article 19 of the Fifa regulations on the status and transfer of players (RSTP) by having brought several Nigerian underage footballers to Italy using a system designed to circumvent the aforementioned RSTP article as well as national immigration regulations,” read a statement on Fifa website.

“Taking into account Spezia Calcio’s admission of responsibility for its serious regulatory violations, the Fifa disciplinary commission imposed a market blockade, nationally and internationally, for four sessions along with a fine of 500,000 Swiss francs. Spezia Calcio, therefore, will not be able to register new players for the next four market registration periods established by the Italian Football Federation.”

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Guests and bouncers battle as they struggle to pick money at Obi Cubana’s mother’s burial

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The ongoing burial of popular Nigerian billionaire, Obi Iyiegbu better known as Obi Cubana's mother, has become a battle field as bouncers and guest struggled to pick money from the floor.

Kemi FIlani News earlier reported that Obi Cubana received over 300 cows as gifts for the burial which is currently happening at Oba, Anambra state from friends and loved ones.

The Nigerian social media space has also gone agog following clips of the continuous display of wealth at the event. Another video which has since gone viral shows bouncers of the event and guests struggling to pick money from the floor.

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Herbalist who predicted Iyabo Ojo’s death over Baba Ijesha’s case has DIED

Iyabo Ojo and Herbalist

The herbalist who predicted popular Nigerian actress, Iyabo Ojo's death over her comments on the Baba Ijesha's case has died.

According to sketchy reports reaching Kemi Filani News, the man passed away today, 16th July.

Kemi Filani News recalls that the old man in an interview said Iyabo Ojo would suffer and die for standing against Baba Ijesha.

However, Iyabo Ojo took to her social media page to react to the video. She declared God’s promises and scriptures upon her life, stating that all those plotting to bring all manner of evil against her or end her life are just wasting their time.

Iyabo Ojo said that only God has the power to take life, and at his appointed time, He alone...


INEC disqualification: I will take part in Anambra gov election – Soludo insists

A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has insisted he is still in the Anambra State governorship race.

This follows the exclusion of his name from the list of candidates for the November 6 election, which was published on Friday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Soludo emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in a primary election conducted by the mainstream members of the party on July 23.

INEC had published Chukwuma Udoji as the authentic candidate of APGA in the poll based on court order.

Udoji had emerged as the candidate of the party in a primary election conducted by a factional national chairman of the party, Jude Okeke.


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