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    Wike’s like one of my sons – Amaechi

    By Anthony Ogbonna The Former Governor of Rivers state and now Minister for Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has said that the current Governor of the state, Nyesom Wike is like a son to him. Wike and Amaechi Amaechi who denied any rift with Wike, despite the wide speculations of an existence of such between them, however […] More

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    Nigerian bags 18-year jail in Vietnam

    A Southern Vietnam court has sentenced a Nigerian to 18 years in prison over a fake customs enforcement scam, state media reported on Friday. A local media reported that Michael Ikechukwu Leonard, 45, was convicted on Thursday of “deceiving others to steal their assets” in a scam which targeted wealthy Vietnamese women. Local accomplices, Huynh […] More

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    Osun assembly revokes arrest warrant for Ige’s son 

    Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Osun State House of Assembly has announced the revocation of the warrant of arrest issued against the immediate past Commissioner for Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr.  Muyiwa Ige, over his alleged refusal to appear before the lawmakers investigating a  land matter at Ilobu. The former commissioner is a son […] More

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    Libya: Buhari cautions against evacuation of foreigners into Nigeria

    President Muhammadu Buhari says it is important to always authenticate the origin of people abroad in distress before evacuating them to Nigeria, saying “not every black man is a Nigerian.” Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said in a statement on Friday that Buhari made his position known […] More

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    Amazon to settle Italy tax row with €100m

    Amazon has agreed to pay the Italian tax man 100 million euros ($118 million) to settle a dispute over suspected tax fraud, the Italian revenue service said Friday. Italian authorities have been investigating Amazon for tax evasion in the period between 2011 and 2015, but the deal meant the case is now closed, it said […] More

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    ICYMI: Nigerian jailed 18 years in Vietnam for import scam

    A Southern Vietnam court has sentenced a Nigerian  to 18 years in prison over a fake customs enforcement scam,  state media reported on Friday. A local media reported that Michael Ikechukwu Leonard, 45, was convicted on Thursday of “deceiving others to steal their assets” in a scam which targeted wealthy Vietnamese women. The court in […] More

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    Kylian Mbappe, ‘the revelation of football’ — Maradona

    Argentina great Diego Maradona praised Kylian Mbappe on Friday as “the revelation of football” after the French teenage sensation’s spectacular rise to stardom. Mbappe, who only turns 19 on December 20, finished seventh in last week’s Ballon d’Or voting — ahead of the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Harry Kane and Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Edinson Cavani. “For me […] More

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    Brazilian football chief, Del Nero, given 90-day ban

    FIFA handed Brazilian football confederation president Marco Polo Del Nero a 90-day ban from all football activities on Friday. The 76-year-old, a former member of the FIFA Council, is the latest prominent South American official to be banned by the sport’s governing body as part of its investigation into a vast corruption scandal. AFP (Visited […] More

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    Man United’s Bailly set for ankle surgery

    Jose Mourinho confirmed on Friday that Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will be forced to undergo surgery that will keep him out for up to three months. Bailly, so dominant in United’s strong start to the campaign, has not played since the start of November after picking up an ankle injury while on international duty […] More

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    Morata cannot be compared to Drogba – Conte

    Spanish striker Alvaro Morata cannot be compared to Chelsea icon Didier Drogba, the Premier League champions’ coach Antonio Conte said on Friday. Morata – who is likely to return to the first team on Saturday against Southampton after missing the win over Huddersfield Town due to a bad back – revealed this week he has […] More

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    Ligue 1: Neymar ready to face Rennes says Emery

    Neymar, who made a three-day trip to Brazil earlier in the week, should be ready to play for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 this weekend, manager Unai Emery said on Friday. Neymar flew home to Brazil for three days because of a “family problem” and returned to France on Wednesday. French league leaders PSG play […] More

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