Sad! Schools Refuse Admitting Students Displaced By Boko Haram, ‘They Failed To Grab Documents While Fleeing’

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Some schools in Nigeria are reportedly refusing students dislodged by Boko Haram terrorists, saying that they do not have the necessary documents required for admission.

Schools culpable of this offence are the Government schools in Abuja, as they are reported to be turning away hundreds of students displaced by Boko Haram from northern Nigeria, denying them education on the grounds that they are unable to produce the appropriate documents they failed to grab as they fled the rampaging terrorists.

It was learnt that government secondary schools in Abuja are demanding the originals of age declaration, birth certificate, testimonials, transfer certificate from the last school and junior school leaving certificate before the displaced students can be given admission.

Deprived of education, these students have given faith to menial jobs to survive.

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Chef On The Run As 5 Persons Die After Consuming Dog Meat In Rivers

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Not less than five persons have been confirmed dead at Woji, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, after reportedly eating dog meat served at a popular inn.

The strange death aroused palpable tension in the community as residents questioned the tragic result that has followed the eating of the dog meat alleged to have been cooked by one Friday Dickson, popularly called Etiaba.

According to an eyewitness, Mr Brain Ogbondah, the five people who ate the dog meat prepared by Etiaba, among others, had been confirmed dead some hours after eating the dog meat.

Ogbondah, who is a member of the community, revealed that the situation has mounted tension in the community, resulting in an emergency meeting by the council of chiefs and elders, with a view to locating other members of the community who also ate the dog meat.

According to Ogbondah, the suspect fled the community after the five people were confirmed dead.

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President Buhari reacts to Amnesty International’s chilling report on Nigerian Military War Crimes

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President Buhari has reacted to the Amnesty International report Stars on Their Shoulders. Blood on their Hands which details severe war crimes by Nigerian Military in the fight against Boko Haram.
President Buhari has acknowledged receipt of the Amnesty International report on Nigeria titled “Nigeria: Stories of horror in their own words.””I assure you that your report will be looked into.””This administration will leave no stone unturned to promote the rule of law, and deal with all cases of human rights abuses.Respect for human rights and adherence to the rule of law are the life and soul of the democratic system.”We will not tolerate or condone impunity and reckless disregard for human rights.”

In the shocking video,Amnesty International says the Nigerian military, including nine senior commanders, should be investigated for their role in shooting, starving, suffocating and torturing thousands of people to death during the fight against Boko Haram.

They claim more than 7,000 boys and young men have died under military detention since March 2011.A further 1,200 have been rounded up and extra-judicially killed since February 2012, it says.
A senior military figure told Amnesty that it was common for soldiers to

 “go to the nearest place and kill all the youths. People killed may be innocent and not armed”At least 20,000 young males, some only nine years old, have been arrested since 2009, when Boko Haram,  began their armed campaign to form a state ruled by Islamic law.In most cases, the arrests have been illegal.

Detainees have been kept in cramped cells with little food or water, without investigation or trial, Amnesty says.

“This sickening evidence exposes how thousands of young men and boys have been arbitrarily arrested and deliberately killed or left to die in detention in the most horrific conditions,” Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s secretary-general, said.

They name nine senior officers to be urgently probed for individual or command responsibilities for the human rights abuses.Those include General Ken Minimah, the incumbent army chief of staff; Air Chief Marshal Badeh, chief of defence staff; and both of their predecessors.

Responding to the report, Major-General Chris Olukolade of Nigeria’s military said Amnesty International was trying to “blackmail” the armed forces and that no allegations had been proved against individuals the report identified.

“The Nigerian military … rejects the biased and concocted report,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.

“The Nigerian military does not encourage or condone abuse of human rights, neither will any proven case be left unpunished.”

Culled from Aljazzera

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Amber Rose claims she was drugged the night she slammed Kanye

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Remember when Amber Rose dissed Kanye at a club and said he doesn’t write his own music,and the club DJ should play songs of nig**a’s she’s f-ked with? Now she claims her actions was not normal and her drink may have been laced with drugs.
Appearing on Big Boy’s Neighborhood,she said

I really feel like someone put something in my drink that night,” she said. “I’ma be honest, one; I don’t talk like that and two; I had two cocktails … and a couple sips of champagne and that’s it. I literally blacked out and threw up all night and woke up in my bed naked with no clothes on.
I don’t do drugs, I don’t even smoke weed … It was very weird. It was like a week later when it came out and I was like, ‘Whoa!’ I didn’t know it happened until a week later. If you look at the video, I couldn’t even stand up. I’m just not going to go to the clubs anymore.

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Tom Cruise’ Son, Connor Cruise Is Not About That Caitlyn Jenner Award For Courage

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You must be living in Mars if by now you have not heard about the Bruce Jenner transitioning.

You must also know that Bruce now known as Caitlyn would be honored with the Arthur Ashe courage award.

The whole of Hollywood might be buzzing about Caitlyn and might be cheering him on for courage but Connor is not about that life.

According to Connor, he is not against Bruce being whoever he wants to be but he does not think it is worth an Award for courage.

He believes there are “so many more important people” that actually deserve an award.

He thinks there are other things right not that deserve more recognition and attention.

Hmm, we cannot help but agree with Connor.

What do you think?

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Manchester United Win Gundogan Race

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Manchester United have won the race to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan according to reports coming in from Germany.

Gundogan was on the radar of a few European heavyweights including Chelsea, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain as he made it clear he was leaving the Signal Iduna Park in the summer. With most teams in a bidding war over the last three months over hos services, Gundogan has reportedly picked Manchester United where his current teammate, Shinji Kagawa failed to make and impact after departing Borussia Dortmund. Manchester United are reportedly preparing to announce his arrival on Thursday or Friday. As he (GUndogan) joins Depay as part of a revolutionary summer outlay.

With Manchester United’s obvious problems in attack and defense, is buying two midfielders the way to go about solving it?

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Chelsea Keen On Higuain

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Chelsea are looking to bolster their attack for next season with another top class striker and Jose Mourinho, as in his character has chosen to stick with the familiar as he has gone in for Gonzalo Higuain.

Higuain might be looking to move after Napoli missed out on UEFA champions league football this season. And Mourinho who worked with Higuain at Real Madrid would be looking to reunite with the Argentine who is one of the best and most sought after forwards in Europe right now. Mourinho is close to snapping up Falcao on loan and at a cheaper rate than Manchester United got him last season but he knows that Falcao is more of a gamble than a marquee signing at this point.

Chelsea were scoring goals for fun last season. If they add the 20-something goals from Higuain and the 5 from Falcao, what or who would stop them from winning the Barclays Premier League again and challenge for the UEFA champions league?

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French Tourist killed in Ebonyi as he set up tent with his wife in the bush

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A French tourist has been killed during his visit to Abaomege in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
Governor Dave Umahi of the state disclosed this on Wednesday when he threatened to sack any local government chairman or development centre cordinator where cases of violence or cultism occur in his domain.
According to the governor,

“the killing of the tourist occured on Tuesday  night when the victim and his wife were passing through Abaomege on their way to Calabar, Cross River State.They went into the bush and set their tent so as to have some rest before continuing their journey. As they were resting in the tent, gunmen stormed the area and shot at them,”Sad enough, they shot and killed the man. The corpse has been deposited in the mortuary. The wife was  devastated. What we did was to put her in a hotel and gave her some money.”

The governor  described the incident as unfortunate and warned that anywhere there is cultism or any other violent crimes, the council chairman and development centre coordinator will be relieved of his duties

Culled from  Nigerian Tribune

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Senate Presidency: Buhari Allegedly Approves Lawani

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The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly endorsed Senator Ahmed Lawan for Senate President.

According to report, the president expressed his preference for Senator Lawan as the new Senate President during a meeting between the president and members of the National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

A source, who preferred anonymity and was at the meeting stated that ”The president explained to us that the North Central part of Nigeria has held the Senate Presidency for long enough. He therefore disclosed that the post should be allowed to move to another geo-political zone”.

APC leaders are expected to meet this week and finalize on whether or not to go with President Buhari’s chosen candidate.

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Don’t Marry Young! Jada Pinkett opens up on giving Will Smith Freedom to do ”Anything”

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Though she married young,JadaPinkett says she wouldn’t advise anyone to follow in her footsteps. Speaking on The Howard Stern Show,she said

“Heck yeah, don’t do it,” Thank God I have a husband who is just a gangster partner because can you imagine taking that road together from 25 to 44? Woo!”

On rumours of their open marriage ,she also clarified what she meant by her famous comments that indicated she and Smith were free to date whomever.

“You gotta trust who you’re with, and at the end of the day, I’m not here to be anybody’s watcher,”  “I’m not his watcher. He’s a grown man.””I trust that the man that Will is is a man of integrity. HE’s got all the freedom in the world, and as long as Will can look at himself in the mirror and be OK, I’m good.”

She is also very real when it comes to her husband’s wandering eye, but she doesn’t worry about it because she thinks it’s “unrealistic” to expect a man not to check out other women.

“If your man can’t really see another woman’s beauty how the hell is he going to see yours?”

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Emotional Benitez: I’m Back Home And I Want Trophies

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New Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez gave in to emotions after sealing a return home.

The 55-year-old former Napoli, Inter and Liverpool boss started his managing career with Real Madrid’s castilla side, before coaching teams in Spain and around europe.

The sacking of Ancelotti prompted Madrid president Florentino Perez to hire the Spaniard again.

“It’s an exciting day because I’m back home again,” he said at his official unveiling.

“I hope to win titles and play well. This is the hardest part, when you have to speak but don’t know what to say.

“It’s a very exciting day for me. I promise to work with dedication. I hope we can repay the confidence placed in us.”

Perez added: “The requirement in Madrid is always high and our new coach will make us stronger in our objectives, which are the dreams of Real Madrid.

“Rafa breathes football and Real Madrid. He works with passion for this sport. He is known for his brilliant preparation for matches and his great track record.”

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Materazzi: Benitez? Goodluck To Madrid Fans

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Former Inter defender and legend, Marco Materazzi has wished Real Madrid fans goodluck with the appointment of Benitez as coach.

Benitez was unveiled today and has been the favourite to get the job after Ancelotti was sacked for failing to win La Liga and Champions League.

“I expected Napoli to have an ordinary season,” he told Goal.

“I was sayng that even when it seemed that things were going well. He’s going to Madrid, so good luck to him, but above all, good luck to Real Madrid supporters.”

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MUSIC: Vector – King Kong (Remix) ft. Sarkodie

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Nigeria’s acclaimed king of rap, Vector Tha Viper teams up with awardwinning Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie in a second remix of his hit song, King Kong.

With a previous remix featuring fellow celebrated rap artists, Phyno and Reminisce, Vector like a king decided to further stun his fans with this new remix. A stunning infusion of strong rhythmic rap flow from two of Africa’s best. Also featuring Ugo, Project Fame season 7 finalist on the bass guitar, the song comes with a distinctive beat that is pleasant to the ear.

“I decided to have two remixes for this song so as to delight my fans with different renderings of the same song”, said an excited Vector. “As you know, this is one of the few songs in Nigeria that two remixes have been done for and this ability to bring different artistes on board the same song goes to show the quality of the song.”

4 Ways Your Girl Can Help Keep Your Penis Working Right

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A lot of guys can relate to the pain that comes with ejaculating and reaching orgasm before their partners even have a chance to break a sweat. If we have to go by recent research, there is a lot to worry over given that it is estimated that about 25% of men of all races suffer one form of erectile dysfunction or the other. It can be quite embarrassing if you get to cross the finish line even before your partner is off the starting blocs and even more so when you can’t get an erection when she’s raring to go.

Even though there are times when no matter what your woman does you’re not just in the mood. It is however essential to make sure you’re giving your best as the man and the woman is helping in whatever way she can. For these reasons, we bring to you four excellent things that you and your partner can do to get out of this logjam. The man should keep these things in mind while the woman should strive to help him out in whatever way possible. Also remember to pass these tips along too.

Tell Him To Get As Much Exercise As Possible
The importance of exercising can never be overemphasised. A recent research on erections published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine was of the conclusion that there is a significant level of correlation between exercising and male erections. The study also related good and regular exercises to the ability to have and sustain erections including the quality and frequency of occurrence of erections. It came to the conclusion that regular exercises has an effect on the overall sexual performance of male subjects saying that men who engaged themselves in strenuous exercises for 2 hours in a day reported having better sex.
Also, those that engaged in moderate exercises for three to four hours and those that had light exercises of six hours a week all reported having better sex and a healthy sexual relationship overall. Thus, if you really want him to sustain that erection for long, get him to work out. You can encourage him by participating as it will be worthwhile later on in the bedroom.

Have Him Pop Some Vitamin D
Research has shown that there is a relationship between a lack of vitamin D and an inability to get or sustain erection. It is essential to have a good level of vitamin D which helps with even blow flow to the veins and muscles of the Penis. Good blood flow will ensure the erection stays longer. Thus, if you want him performing optimally, you might want him to take some vitamin D supplements or go the hard way by jogging in the mornings when the sun is low so as to tap from the sunshine which helps in breaking the vitamin down in the body. In all, these are way better than reaching out for Viagra.

Encourage Him To Drop His Smoking Habit
Almost everyone knows that smoking is bad in every way possible and as such, you shouldn’t be surprised to discover that it also has a bad effect on the penis. First hand smokers are liable to having smaller penises and problems getting and sustaining erections. More so, research has also shown that second hand smokers who just inhale the tobacco smoke may also have reduced penis function. Thus, if you have a boyfriend that likes lighting up on a regular, get him to drop the habit as soon as possible. Further research has also shown that men that drop smoking reported firmer penises and sustaining longer erections than when they were smokers.

Get Him To Join You In Kegels
This one might be a shock to you but yes! men too can do Kegel exercises. Just as it aids firmer vaginas in females, it can also help improve male stamina. Male Kegels involves the man squeezing the muscles (perineal muscles) between the genitals and the anus. Yet another study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that men that suffered premature ejaculation and weak erections were able to improve their stamina after doing these pelvic floor exercises for a few months.

You can help him get his erection in a way that will satisfy you and if you are a man and having erectile dysfunction problems, do these things and see improvements in your sexual life. Lastly, remember to share with friends and let us all be happy.

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War Crimes: Amnesty International Wants Ihejirika, Others Probed

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For allegedly failing to prevent the deaths of more than 8,000 people murdered, starved, suffocated, and tortured to death, Amnesty International has requested for the investigation of the Nigerian military, including the former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, and senior military commanders.

In a 133 page report published on June 3, 2015, Amnesty stated that they had a case against five senior officers with citations from over 400 of interviews held with victims, eyewitnesses, including the military sources and leaked defence ministry documents.

The document revealed that since March 2011, more than 7,000 young men and boys died in military detention and more than 1,200 people were unlawfully killed since February 2012.

The report outlined the roles and possible criminal responsibilities of those along the chain of command – up to the Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of Army Staff – and named nine senior Nigerian military figures who should be investigated for command and individual responsibility for the crimes committed.

They are:
–  General Azubuike Ihejirika ¬- Chief of Army Staff, Sept 2010 – Jan 2014).
–  Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim ¬- Chief of Defence Staff, Oct 2012 – Jan 2014).
–  Air Chief Marshal Badeh ¬- Chief of Defence Staff, Jan 2014 – time of writing
–  General Ken Minimah ¬- Chief of Army Staff, Jan 2014 – time of writing
–  Major General John A.H. Ewansiha
–  Major General Obida T Ethnan
–  Major General Ahmadu Mohammed
– Brigadier General Austin O. Edokpayi
– Brigadier General Rufus O. Bamigboye

Part of the statement read: “They would be responsible if they knew or if they should have known about the commission of the war crimes and failed to take adequate action to prevent them or to ensure the alleged perpetrators are brought to justice.”

“Nigerian military have arrested at least 20,000 young men and boys since 2009, some as young as nine years old. In most cases they were arbitrarily arrested, often based solely on the word of a single unidentified secret informant. Most were arrested in mass “screening” operations or “cordon-and-search” raids where security forces round up hundreds of men. Almost none of those detained have been brought to court and all have been held without the necessary safeguards against murder, torture and ill-treatment.”

If we recall, the International Criminal Court based revealed that there was insufficient evidence tying Nigeria’s military to systematic and orchestrated atrocities targeting civilians.

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NYSC Corps Members Recruited For Prostitution In Minna, Who’s The Pimp?

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Emerging report has it that female Corps members of the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, serving at Minna, Niger state capital, are being recruited for prostitution.

According to Daily Independent, a certain association in Minna consisting of elitist groups and individuals, assisted by some NYSC officials approve the cartel’s requests to send some female NYSC members to a particular government agency.

It was learnt that some of the female corpers couldn’t resist the temptation as they were offered to be posted at the Government House and other mouth-watering incentives in exchange for sex.

It was further gathered that the female Corps members selected by the cartel from the Paiko NYSC camp were always posted to serve in the Protocol Department, Government House to cover their tracks.

As a way of rewarding the girls, parties to celebrate birthdays by each of them are organised if they wished, end of their service year is usually celebrated for them as they are quickly replaced with new intakes almost immediately by the cartel, the source said.

Reacting to the developments, the NYSC coordinator in Niger state, Steven Ehoda-Adi, revealed that he had never heard of such recruitment in the camp.

Steven conceded, however, that the NYSC had little control over the corps members’ private life.

He said, “I am not aware of any cartel recruiting Corps members for the purpose of prostitution. I am rather shocked hearing that some of your colleagues, journalists are actively involved in this unholy act”.

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I’m the new normal- Caitlyn Jenner says while applying makeup in new documentary(Photos)

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The Today show shared the clip from the eight-part documentary series, which will premiere on E! on July 26. Caitlyn who was seen applying makeup said

‘Isn’t it great that someday you’ll be normal – just blend into society?’ Put it this way: I’m the new normal.’You start learning the kind of the pressure that women are under all the time about their appearance,’ she says as she applies makeup. ‘A couple of weeks ago, actually a professional came in and did my makeup.

 What a difference!”Maybe this is my greatest calling in my life,’ she says. ‘Be honest with myself, be honest with my family – maybe end up helping other people.’
She adds: ‘So many people go through life and they never deal with their own issues. How many people go through life and waste their entire life because they never deal with themselves, who they are?’

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New Star On The Block: E! Gives Caitlyn Jenner Her Own Show, ‘I Am Cait’ [VIDEO]

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Caitlyn Jenner is set to get her own reality TV show, I Am Cait.

I Am Cait has 8 one-hour long parts, focusing on Jenner’s sex change, with the first episode to debut on Sunday, July 26.

The first promo for the show aired today, and in it, Caitlyn declared herself “the new normal.”

“So many people go through life and they never deal with their own issues, no matter what the issues are. Ours happen to be gender identity,” she says in the promo. “How many people go through life … and they just waste their entire life because they never deal with themselves to be who they are.”

Watch the promo here.

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Nigerian Senate Approves 46 Bills Within 10 Minutes

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Dubbed to be a very rare feat, the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday passed a total of 46 bills in less than 20 minutes.

This was coming a day to the end of the four year tenure of the 7th National Assembly.

It was learnt that such a quick passage of bills, all introduced by Senator Ita Enang, generated furious reactions among other senators.

One of the bills approved by the senators is the Federal Savings Bank Act 2015, Tertiary Education Trust Fund Act Bill 2015 and the Community Service Bill.

The 7th National Assembly has come under intense criticism for its failure to judiciously use its time and resources at its disposal to make laws for the benefit of the people they represent.

According to reports, the 7th National Assembly spent a whooping N600 billion in four years and passed only about 108 bills within the period.

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Contenders For FIFA Presidency Emerge As Platini Is Dubbed Favourite

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Following the shocking resignation of Sepp Blatter as FIFA President, a position he has held since 1998, contenders have started to emerge for notably one of world’s prestigious position.

According to report, the names of some of the strong contenders are UEFA president Michel Platini, Prince Ali bin al Hussein, who challenged Blatter in a vote last Friday, and Portuguese football great Luis Figo.

The Federation body has however said that: “There will be jostling for position. The election will take time”.

Platini, who is a French football legend-turned-politician is a 59-year-old, three time winner of the Ballon d’Or, is likely to be the favourite for the top job, as he has always been a fierce critic of the way Sepp Blatter ran the organization.

He decided not to run against Blatter on this year’s election but did not rule out an attempt in 2019 and supported the candidacy of Prince Ali bin al Hussein against Blatter.

Former FIFA Vice President, Prince Ali is also interested in the prestigious position.

“As for new elections, Prince Ali is ready,” Sala Sabra, vice-president of the Jordanian football federation which the prince heads up, told AFP.

Luis Figo welcomed Blatter’s departure by saying: “Now we should, responsibly and calmly, find a consensual solution worldwide in order to start a new era of dynamism, transparency and democracy in FIFA.”

The Portuguese FA see former star Luis Figo as an important candidate for the position.

Also interested in the position are Dutch Football Association chief Michael Van Praag, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti head of the Olympic Council of Asia and Asian Football Confederation president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa.

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