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Women’s Football Convention: FIFA invites Gender Advocate, Aderonke Bello  



Women’s Football Convention: FIFA invites Gender Advocate, Aderonke Bello

Just like a saying that, there is reward for every good job any human being does, this is a story of the hard-working, and passionate gender advocate and human rights activist, Ms Aderonke Bello as her good works had caught the attention of the World Football Governing Body FIFA by inviting her to the forthcoming Global Women’s Football Convention.

FIFA made this known in a letter issued on the 16th of May 2019, by FIFA Head of Women’s Football and Governance department, Ms Emily Shaw.

According to the letter, Ms Bello, an award winning investigative sports journalist and publisher of will be required to travel to Paris, France to participate in the FIFA women’s convention. The convention will gathered representatives from all the FIFA member associations and aim to assess the current state of women’s football as well as showcase good practice examples.

“The convention will take place from 6th to 7th June, in Paris, with arrival on the 5th June and departure on the 8th of June.”

It will be recall that Aderonke Bello has been a consistent advocate for the growth and development of women’s football, she led the #payfalcons protest when the Super Falcons were not paid their dues in 2016 until they were paid. She had delivered a keynote speech on issues bothering on Women’s football. Hundreds of women and girls have benefited from several initiatives by her NGO, FAME Foundation.


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North East Commission; Group Heads For Court Over Reappointment of Former MD. Mohamed Alkali



…. Exposed How Billion was looted

Crises situations in the North East, might assume another dimension, as the North East Commission statutory established to address humanitarian crisis and infrastructural deficit, as a result of insurgency , is embedded in management crises over the appointment of the management Director.

Just as the Reappointment of Mohammed Alkali Goni, after serving his five years as tenure in office as the managing Director has become a matter of litigations, allegations of mismanagement of resources in the Commission has emerged over the weekend in Abuja .

Addressing newsmen, in Abuja on Saturday, North East pressure Group, said that the appointment of management Staff of the Commission has been politicise to a level where every appointment zone to the North East has been taken over by Borno state

The Coordinator of the group , Dr. Haruna Garus Gololo, a political activist, who led the group in a terse press Statement said that the group will be left with no option than to approach the Court to seek redress , if the concerned authorities failed to address the rot in the Commission.

” We are constraint, to draw the attention of the President and Commander of the Armed Forces, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, to the abuse of the Act. establishing the North East Commission ( NEC), by his Vice president, Senator Kashim Shettima over the statutory appointment of the managing Director of the Commission “

” The Act . clearly defined the procedures and laid down rules on the appointment of the Managing Director upon the approval by the National Assembly, which stipulates five years tenure, it is this act that has been subjected to gross Constitutional abuse with the Reappointment of Alkali, after years in Office ” he said.

Dr. Gololo, also an All progressive Congress ( APC), Chieftain said that
” Since the inceptions of this administration, every Federal appointments meant for North East is being taken to Borno state with impunity .”

Continue, the one coordinator of the All progressive Congress (APC), pointed at the appointment of the Minister of Agriculture and the recent Reappointment of Mohammed Alkali Goni, for another five years as against the Constitutional provisions “

” There are about six states in the North East, Gombe , Bauchi, Yobe and Borno, but all the appointment have been to Borno”
He warned that” we have concluded our investigations using some auditors and discovered the billions of stolen in the Commission, rather than addressing the challenges in North East, the management has become part of the crises because of their desperation to cover up the monumental Corruption”

Gololo, accused the Vice president, Senator Kashim Shettima of the implications of supporting the Reappointment of Alkali, as this may further create another crises in the Commission.

” We are given the presidency only Seven days to reverse the Reappointment of Alkali, because it is the turn of Gombe state, we have competent people in Gombe and Bauchi “

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