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Good News Nigeria: The U23 Dream Team Are in Flight (We Hope it’s To Rio)

Nigeria's U23 Dream Team will land 13 hours shy of their Group B match against Japan.

Bon voyage, team Nigeria!


After being held up by a payment mixup, the Nigerian football team embarked this morning on their seven hour flight to Rio after Delta Airlines stepped up to charter their plane.

Team media officer Timi Ebikagboro tells BBC that the players were uncomfortable with the size of the initial plane they were to fly in.

“The [Nigerian] government stepped in,” he added. “The players have been assured of adequate medical care on the plane. It’s been challenging but most importantly we will be ready for the first game.”

The Dream Team's Group B opener kicks off 13 hours after they land.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport also reminds us that the gold-medal 1996 team also arrived late to ATL:

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Kenyan Court Interdicts President Uhuru Kenyatta's Move To Change The Constitution

President Uhuru Kenyatta has reportedly been blocked from altering Kenya's Constitution as his second five year term nears an end. The attempt has been viewed as a power move to stagger Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 presidential plans.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been halted from enacting a complete overturn of the country's constitution. Deemed an unconstitutional move, the High Court of Kenya reportedly blocked the President this past Thursday in parliament, during a gathering where the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) review took place. The referendum proposes the largest government structural changes since Kenya adopted a new constitution in 2010. Kenyatta reportedly bypassed the provision reserved for the inclusion of citizens in the decision to pass BBI as official law, making the process illegitimate.

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