The Turkish authorities have freed the sons of two former cabinet ministers pending trial, the latest twist in a major corruption investigation. Baris Guler and Kaan Caglayan, arrested in December, were among dozens of people held in an investigation into bribery relating to public tenders. The inquiry enraged Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who saw […]
The Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday unveiled the jerseys to be worn by the Super Eagles during the World Cup in Brazil in June. The new home Jersey is a mixture of two different shades of green: forest green applied to the side of the jersey; and the bright green, which appears on the main […]
Nicolas Anelka has been banned for five matches for his controversial ‘quenelle’ gesture. Anelka has also been fined £80,000 and must pay the full cost of the hearing. The West Brom striker, who has the right to appeal, has been found guilty by an independent FA of making a gesture that was ‘abusive and/or indecent […]
World leaders on thursday showered encomiums on Nigeria during the country’s centenary celebration that took place on thursday . Recall that more than 12 Heads of State arrived at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Wednesday ahead of
The british born duo of Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale has been given a whole-life term and a 45 years jail term respectively for murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby. Adebolajo, 29, and Adebowale, 22, drove into Fusilier Rigby with a car before hacking him to death in Woolwich, south-east London, in May last year.
Barcelona have paid £11.2m (13.5m euros) to the Spanish authorities after being charged with tax fraud over the signing of Neymar. However the Spanish champions insisted they had not committed any offence. “The aim is to cover eventual interpretations that could be given to the
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan in a media chat on monday said that the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, could return to office if he comes clean of the allegations against him. He also said that he did not act maliciously in removing him and also added that he had […]
In a bid to curtail the nefarious activities of the radical islamic sect Bokoharam Nigeria has sealed its northern border with Cameroon in an effort to shut out Islamist militants using its neighbour as a launch pad for attacks, the military said on Sunday. The closure extends from northern Borno state, by Lake Chad, to […]
Uganda’s leader has signed into law a bill toughening penalties for gay people but without a clause criminalising those who do not report them. It includes life sentences for gay sex and same-sex marriage, but a proposed sentence of up to 14 years for first-time offenders has been removed.
The suspend governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, described President Goodluck Jonathan as a man trying to do well but whose efforts are being undermined by incompetent and fraudulent aides. Sanusi who disclosed this in an interview with AFP in Lagos yesterday said many of the people advising Jonathan are sycophants […]