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Just In: Placard-bearing Falcons Stage Protest To National Assembly Over Unpaid Allowances

Members of the victorious senior female football team of Nigeria, the Super Falcons, are at present at the gate of the National Assembly staging a protest.

The team won the last African Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The members of the team are protesting the allowances and winning bonuses owed them by the Nigeria Football Federation.

They have put the figure at $24,000 per person.

The Coach of the team, Florence Omagbeni, is being owed 14 months salary.

The Falcons had on Tuesday served the notice of the protest.

They intent going to the Presidential Villa to protest the non-payment of their money.

However, their calculation was that the Federal Executive Council meeting would hold as scheduled on Wednesday.

But President Muhammadu Buhari is being expected at the National Assembly to present the 2017 Budget to a Joint Session of the National Assembly.

The placard-bearing Falconets at the National Assembly complained of ill treatment by the Federal Government.

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