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FIFA World Cup Trophy Arrives Nigeria

The FIFA World Cup trophy has arrived in Nigeria, as it continues its tour of 91 cities in 51 countries across six continents before the opening ceremony.

During its stay in the country, the iconic prize of world football visited the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, where President Muhammadu Buhari had a feel of it and deliver a welcome address.

In continuation of the tour, the trophy and its accompanying team will visit Lagos on Friday morning, to be received by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick and NFF First Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, are part of the team.

Football fans will also have to opportunity to view the trophy before it leaves on Saturday.

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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