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Family of Osama bin Laden helped finance Sheffield United as details of £3m loan are revealed in court

Family of Osama bin Laden helped finance Sheffield United as details of £3m loan are revealed in court

A court on Thursday heard how Osama bin Laden’s family funded Sheffield Utd The Blades received a £3million loan which was named ‘Project Delta’ The origin of the money can be traced back to the family of ex-Al Qaeda leader Hearing is over dispute between co-owners Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah   Sheffield United received a £3million loan from a ... Read More »

Governor Ahmed Rejects Allegations Of Diversion of KWASU Subventions

Governor Ahmed Rejects Allegations Of Diversion of KWASU Subventions

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has denied social media claims that he is pressuring the Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU), Professor R. Naalah to falsely admit that the institution has received subventions from 2015 to date. In a statement issued by Dr. Muyideen Akorede, senior special assistant on media and communications, Governor Ahmed also rejected as untrue ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru Becomes Fastest Man In The World

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru Becomes Fastest Man In The World

The former 100m African Youth Champion, Divine Oduduru, who also competes in the 200m and finished 7th at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, ran sub-10 over the weekend in an invitational. As per Africa Athletics, @odudurudivine1 runs the fastest time in the world in 2019, clocking a lifetime best of 9.94 (0.8 m/s), at the Michael Johnson Invitational in ... Read More »

Tax Evasion: Court renews bench warrant for Jay Jay Okocha’s arrest

Tax Evasion: Court renews bench warrant for Jay Jay Okocha’s arrest

An Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Monday renewed a bench warrant for the arrest of a former Super Eagles captain, Augustine Okocha, over alleged tax evasion. Justice Adedayo Akintoye extended the warrant, earlier issued on Jan. 29, following an application made by the Lagos State Prosecutor, MrYusuf Sule. Sule told the court that Okocha was yet to settle out ... Read More »

AIG Oyebade leads 10km fitness walk in Ibadan (See pictures)

AIG Oyebade leads 10km fitness walk in Ibadan (See pictures)

*AIG Oyebade speaking with the press during the event* The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone XI comprising Ondo, Osun and Oyo States, Leye Oyebade, mni led a- 10km walk for fitness exercise organised by Inspiration 100.5 FM Ibadan today, Saturday, April 6, 2019. The 3rd edition of the ‘walk for fitness’ commenced about 6.45am from the radio ... Read More »

Team Nigeria hits Morocco for President Cup

Team Nigeria hits Morocco for President Cup

By Baba Mohammed A 13-member contingent, comprising of nine taekwondo athletes and four coaches hit Morocco airport on Thursday for the annual President Cup slated for today and Saturday in Agadir city of Morocco. Confirming the latest development, a tweet from the official twitter handle of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) Thursday evening reads: “National TKD Team arrives Casablanca, en ... Read More »

AIG Oyebade emphasizes importance of sports to the Police

AIG Oyebade emphasizes importance of sports to the Police

In line with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police that police officers should engage in regular sporting activities so as to be mentally and physically fit, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone XI, AIG Leye Oyebade, mni led officers and men of the Zonal Headquarters to participate in weekly sporting activities at the Zonal Command Headquarters, ... Read More »

Dabiri-Erewa eulogises 8- year old Nigerian US Chess Champion

Dabiri-Erewa eulogises 8- year old Nigerian US Chess Champion

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has described the success of Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, an eight -year old Nigerian Chess champion as a pride to the nation. In a statement by her Special Assistant on Media Affairs, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, in Abuja, Dabiri-Erewa said the feat performed by the young Tanitoluwa in the Chess ... Read More »

Eight-year-old Chess champion, Tanitoluwa, Family Get New Apartment

Eight-year-old Chess champion, Tanitoluwa, Family Get New Apartment

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, the eight-year-old Nigerian chess champion and his family have moved into a new apartment, courtesy of goodwill donations after his success story went viral. According to New York Times, the young Tani, who recently won the New York State Chess championship for his age bracket, got a GoFundMe drive which raised more than 200,000 dollars for him, his ... Read More »

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers to face Argentina, Russia and Korea

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers to face Argentina, Russia and Korea

…Draw is tricky but fair- Kida, NBBF President By Baba Muhammed Nigeria’s male basketball national team, D’Tigers, have been drawn alongside Argentina, Russia and Korea in Group B of the 2019 FIBA World Cup for men which holds in China from August 31 to September 15, 2019. Nigeria currently 33rd on the FIBA ranking will once again be facing familiar ... Read More »

Accolades As 8-Year-Old Nigerian Boy Emerges Chess Star In America

Accolades As 8-Year-Old Nigerian Boy Emerges Chess Star In America

Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, an 8-year-old Nigerian boy has become a child-chess star in the United States. Adewunmi, whose family is homeless in Manhattan, has seven trophies after winning his category at the New York State chess championship, according to the New York Times. The prodigy also went undefeated at the state tournament recently, outwitting children from elite private schools with private ... Read More »

HEARTBREAKING! How Traffickers Used Russia’s World Cup To Enslave 12 Nigerian Ladies

HEARTBREAKING! How Traffickers Used Russia’s World Cup To Enslave 12 Nigerian Ladies

HEARTBREAKING! How Traffickers Used Russia’s World Cup To Enslave 12 Nigerian Ladies Blessing Obuson thought Russia’s soccer World Cup would be an opportunity to find a job and flew into Moscow from Nigeria last June on a fan ID. Instead, she found herself forced to work as a prostitute. Fan IDs allowed visa-free entry to World Cup supporters with match ... Read More »

UFC 235:Dabiri-Erewa eulogises Kamaru Usman for record breaking fight

UFC 235:Dabiri-Erewa eulogises Kamaru Usman for record breaking fight

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has congratulated US-based Nigerian boxer, Kamaru Usman for defeating American Tyron Woodley, thus becoming the first African fighter to win an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title. Usman, known as the “Nigerian Nightmare’’ had on Saturday night in Las Vegas won the Mixed-Martial Arts (MMA) bout against American ... Read More »

Austin Okocha’s Trial Adjourned to April 15

Austin Okocha’s Trial Adjourned to April 15

The trial of former Super Eagles captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha has been adjourned to April 15 2019 even though he claimed he was never contacted over his alleged failure to pay income tax before a Lagos court issued a bench warrant for his arrest. Many local and international media celebrated the order by a Lagos High Court in Igbosere ... Read More »

Registration Opens On Monday For Lagos Media Marathon

Registration Opens On Monday For Lagos Media Marathon

Participants willing to be part of the first edition of the Lagos Media Marathon can start registering for the race from 12 noon today (Monday) organizers have announced. According to Tony Ubani the Chairman of the Organising Committee for the Media Race, those interested can visit the official website for the marathon, lagosmediamarathon.com to complete the simple process. “Yes, the ... Read More »

Nine companies invested N277.417 billion in three months – NIPC

Nine companies invested N277.417 billion in three months – NIPC

By Onyeka Ajumobi Onochie The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has said that nine Nigerian companies, in the last three months of 2018, made as much as ₦277.417 billion investments and created about 1,733 direct jobs. The commission which stated this in a report, Pioneer Status Incentive, said it granted applications to 19 new companies and extended three applications between ... Read More »

Breaking: Chelsea banned from signing players for 2 seasons

Breaking: Chelsea banned from signing players for 2 seasons

Chelsea have been banned from signing players in the next two transfer windows for breaching rules in relation to youth players, Fifa has announced. The ban, until the end of January 2020, does not prevent the release of players and will not apply to their women’s and futsal teams. The Premier League club have said they will appeal against the ... Read More »

Mane’s house burgled during match

Mane’s house burgled during match

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane’s house was burgled while he was playing in the Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Items including watches, mobile phones and car keys were stolen. The incident happened at Mane’s house in Allerton, south Liverpool between 18:00 and 23:45 GMT – while the 26-year-old was at Anfield. No-one was in the property at ... Read More »

SHOCKING!! 70% of Nigerian Players Visit Native Doctors for ‘Juju’ – Ex-Super Eagles Striker Odemwingie

SHOCKING!! 70% of Nigerian Players Visit Native Doctors for ‘Juju’ – Ex-Super Eagles Striker Odemwingie

Former Super Eagles forward, Osaze Odemwingie, has revealed in a new interview that 70% of Nigeria’s players use ‘juju’ as he recounted a past experience. Odemwingie who was raised in Russia, recounted how he was taken to a shaman (native doctor) instead of a medical doctor after he sustained an injury on his hand. He went on to disclose that ... Read More »

WOW! Ex-Super Eagle Enyeama Dump Football For GOLF!

WOW! Ex-Super Eagle Enyeama Dump Football For GOLF!

Former Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama seems to be considering a career on the golf course after sharing his first game as a golfer. Following his return from a seven-month knee injury spell in 2017, the 36-year-old struggled to secure a first-team spot at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy and was released in August 2018. He last played for Lille’s reserve team in ... Read More »