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Rio Olympics 2016: Mikel Obi rescues Nigeria Dream VI team, Pays $4000 hotel debt

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John Mikel Obi paid $4000 to free the Olympic football squad after the team was held to ransom by hotel officials in Sao Paulo over bills incurred by additional NFF officials according to reports.

 

According to the report by African Football, the team is comprised of 25 players-18 players and 7 officials, but extra five officials were added to the team’s hotel roster, and the hotel management insisted the team pay before departing, but instead of the NFF or the Sports Ministry to pay up the bills, Mikel Obi, who is also Team Nigeria’s captain shelled out $4,000 before they were allowed to leave the Sao Paulo hotel to Salvador.

 

“We just arrived Salvador now (5.20pm Nigerian time) from Sao Paolo. We nearly missed our flight because of unpaid bills in the hotel. The hotel held us to ransom,” a team official told AfricanFootball.com

 

“The problem is that all the additional officials here in Brazil are the responsibility of the Nigeria Football Federation, who said they will pay for them, but they did not pay for them again.

 

“The affected officials included the team’s media officer, the team coordinator, the kits manager in charge of players and officials’ kits and the accompanying assistant director technical.

 

“A call was put across to the honourable minister of youths and sports, he said we should put the bill in the (credit) card but the card didn’t work. They tried and tried but the minister said that only 18 players and seven officials should be captured as regards payment according to the rules of the Olympic Games.

 

“So, the hotel bills of these other officials, about five of them cost the sum of over $4,000. They held us hostage for more than one hour and we nearly missed our flight. It was Mikel (Obi) who rescued us by paying the money.

 

“I can tell you honestly speaking that this incident is not the fault of the minister because the minister listed the people to be accommodated which were 18 players and seven officials”

 

 

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Why You Should Patronize Oye’s Food Place 

 

 

 

Everyone deserves a good meal, especially after a hectic day at work. Oye’s Food is the one-stop place to get delicious and nutritious food.

 

 

 

 

 

Run by Damola Oyewale, a gifted chef, Oye’s Food prides itself in all kinds of food and soups both local and continental at the doorstep of your house. They take the stress off you and their delivery package is top-notch. That’s why dignitaries prefer Oye’s Food to take care of their food. A trial will convince you…

 

 

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The Alternative Bank Delights Customers with Exclusive Seasonal Product

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The Alternative Bank Delights Customers with Exclusive Seasonal Product

 

The Alternative Bank Delights Customers with Exclusive Seasonal Product

 

 

 

Ahead of the festive period, The Alternative Bank is offering customers an innovative financial product designed to enhance the holiday experience.

 

 

 

 

 

This pioneering solution – AltMall, allows individuals to instantly acquire desired items and pay in manageable instalments, freeing up funds for other essential needs.

 

 

 

The Alternative Bank Delights Customers with Exclusive Seasonal Product

 

 

AltMall provides customers unparalleled flexibility through deferred payment options, promising a seamless and stress-free shopping experience.

In an official statement, Mohammed Yunusa, Head of NIB Digital and Consumer Business at The Alternative Bank, acknowledged the challenging economic conditions and emphasized the bank’s commitment to ensuring that customers can still enjoy the best of the season.

Yunusa stated, “The Alternative Bank recognises the economic challenges that may hinder many people from fully enjoying the festive season. In anticipation of this reality, we are proud to offer our valued customers a unique financial product as a solution.”

“At The Alternative Bank, we understand the significance of family ties, reunions, and other festivities during this time of the year. With AltMall, we aim to provide a respite for our customers, enabling them to continue cherished traditions, regardless of the economic situation,” he added.

AltMall is tailored for the modern consumer, providing access to the platform from the comfort of home or while on the go. Customers can conveniently choose deferred payment options aligned with their financial preferences, allowing them to savour their purchases while effectively managing their finances.

Yunusa highlighted AltMall’s commitment to prioritizing customer convenience, stating, “AltMall gives our customers control over their purchases and payment schedules. Our platform ensures a seamless and user-friendly shopping experience, whether at home or on the move.”
The Alternative Bank, known for its dedication to innovative financial solutions, reaffirms its commitment through AltMall. The product represents a significant step in redefining the intersection of finance and e-commerce, offering a unique shopping experience that combines convenience, variety, and financial flexibility.

As the festive season approaches, The Alternative Bank invites customers to make the most of AltMall, embracing a new way to shop online that aligns with their evolving needs.

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Arguably, one of the leading Couture in Nigeria is dElite Couture. Owned by delectable Oluwatosin Afeniforo, its a haven of fashion and more.

 

 

Why You Should Patronize dElite Couture

Known for trendy styles and quality services, celebrities and dignitaries are finding dElite as the place to be for top-notch fashion styles.

 

 

A trial is enough to convince anybody that dElite couture is the place to be where fashion is concerned.

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