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Sports ministry denies allegations officials shared almost $200k of allowances meant for D’Tigress players, after the African champions threatened to boycott World Cup qualifiers until they are paid
Sport

Sports ministry denies allegations officials shared almost $200k of allowances meant for D’Tigress players, after the African champions threatened to boycott World Cup qualifiers until they are paid

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development led by Sunday Dare, has denied allegations its officials diverted funds meant to be paid as salary and allowances for Nigeria's Women's Basketball team, D'Tigres, saying the money is safe with the Central Bank Of Nigeria. The denial by the sports ministry comes after The D'Tigress team players released a video alleging they have been owed close to $200,000 from as far back as 2018 and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The team players in the video said they won't play any other match for the national team including the FIBA world cup qualifiers until their outstanding allowances are paid to them. The players who asked for the payment of the backlog of their bonuses and allowances, an improved welfare package, and to be honoured by the ...
Euro 2020: UEFA to Punish England over Penalty Incident during 2-1 win Over Denmark
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Euro 2020: UEFA to Punish England over Penalty Incident during 2-1 win Over Denmark

  UEFA have charged England after a fan shone a laser pointer at Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel’s face during their Euro 2020 semi-final victory on Wednesday night. The incident happened as Harry Kane took a penalty during extra time to make it 2-1. The game had ended 1-1 after regulation time at Wembley. Mikkel Damsgaard gave the Danes the lead with a sublime free-kick, before Simon Kjaer diverted the ball past Schmeichel, to bring the game level. During extra time, the referee awarded a controversial penalty, after Raheem Sterling tumbled in the area. Schmeichel saved Kane’s initial effort, but the England striker slotted home the rebound, in what proved to be the decisive moment of the game. England have also been charged for “disturbance caused by it...
Oshoala Becomes First Nigerian to Win Champions League title
Sport

Oshoala Becomes First Nigerian to Win Champions League title

  Asisat Oshoala on Sunday, became the first Nigerian and African to win the UEFA Women’s Champions League. The 26-year-old was introduced from the bench in the 71st minute, as they defeated Chelsea 4-0 in the final. Barca had taken the lead within one minute, after Melanie Leupolz diverted the ball into her own net. Alexia Putellas, Aitana Bonmati and Caroline Graham Hansen also added more goals in the first half. Oshoala added a fifth goal in the final minutes, but her effort was ruled out for offside. Barca had lost the 2019 final to Lyon.
Abdullah Yusuf Diverted Benue Palliatives To Kano – Benue State Government
Politics

Abdullah Yusuf Diverted Benue Palliatives To Kano – Benue State Government

The Benue State Government on Wednesday disclosed how a portion of the palliatives meant for the state was diverted to Kano by market chief. In a joint press briefing by the Commissioner for Information, Mrs Ngunen Adingi ; and Special Adviser to the Governor, Col. Paul Hemba (retd.), the government said the Chairman of Wurukum Market in Makurdi, who hails from Kano State, Abdullah Yusuf, diverted the goods to Kano. Recall that the police in Kano State had, few weeks ago during the lockdown occasioned by COVID-19, recovered 1,958 cartons of noodles suspected to have been diverted from Benue State to Kano. The Commissioner of Police in Kano, Habu Sani, had said that some people were arrested between July 23 and September 8. Addressing journalists in Makurdi after the State E...
China Reports 78 new Cases of Coronavirus
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China Reports 78 new Cases of Coronavirus

On Tuesday March 24 Chinese authorities reported 78 new cases of coronavirus, leading to fear of a second wave of infection as a vast majority of the new cases came from overseas. Wuhan, the epicentre where the virus emerged last year recorded its first new case in nearly a week. Three other local infections were also reported elsewhere in the country. AFP reported that China's National Health Commission said seven more people died, all in Wuhan. The imported cases confirmed on Tuesday were the highest since officials started reporting the data at the beginning of March, and nearly double those reported Monday March 23. While the virus has killed more than 16,000 people worldwide, the tally of imported cases in China has soared to 427. All Beijing-bound international flight...
Saka Equals Fabregas’ 13-year Arsenal Record After Assist Against Everton
Sport

Saka Equals Fabregas’ 13-year Arsenal Record After Assist Against Everton

Bukayo Saka’s assist during Arsenal’s 3-2 victory over Everton saw the teenager equal a club record held by former player Cesc Fabregas that has stood for 13-years. Coming on as a first half substitute for the injured Sead Kolasinac, Saka took less than 10 minutes to make a mark on the match. The Arsenal academy graduate whipped in a perfect cross, which was diverted into the net by Eddie Nketiah to make it 1-1. With his match changing contribution, Saka equalled a club record which hasn’t been achieved by another player since 2006/07. Fabregas was the last teenager to reach double figures for assists in a single season with Arsenal, and Saka has now achieved the same feat, moving onto 10 in all competitions. Speaking after the game, Mikel Arteta praised Saka’s cross for N...
Nigerian Billions Diverted To Fund Private Universities In Uganda – Bello Magaji
Education

Nigerian Billions Diverted To Fund Private Universities In Uganda – Bello Magaji

Dr. Mohammed Bello Magaji is a Nigerian lawyer based in Uganda where he lectures at Kampala International University, Uganda, East Africa. Magaji told Saturday Sun in a telephone interview that lecturers sent to Uganda by Nigerian government under the auspices of Technical Aid Corps (TAC) every two years are mostly enjoyed by private universities in the East African country instead of public institutions as stipulated by law. He said the proprietors of those private universities, “smile to the bank as their core staff are being paid by a father Christmas called Nigeria.” NOAH EBIJE conducted the interview. He also noted that there are cases of sex for marks in higher institutions in Uganda, but very minimal compared to Nigeria where some lecturers had been caught, arrested, pr...
Driver diverts his employer’s N23m truck of milk
Crime

Driver diverts his employer’s N23m truck of milk

Olarewaju John, a driver employed by a logistics company, to transport 30 tons of powdered milk worth N23 million, from Lagos to Abuja, has diverted it to Abia State. However, three people have been arrested in connection with the hijacking and diversion. The suspects are Adesoji Olarewaju (43), Sunday Ejirille (52) and James Oja (45). They were tracked to Abia State where they were arrested and the goods recovered.
Gov. Abubakar Diverted N400 Billion Using Ghost Workers – Speaker House Of Rep, Dogara
Politics

Gov. Abubakar Diverted N400 Billion Using Ghost Workers – Speaker House Of Rep, Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has uncovered massive fraud and theft perpetrated by Bauchi State government under Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar to the tune of N400 billion from May 2015 when he assumed office to date. PoliticsNGR gathered that while speaking at a campaign rally in Dass, headquarters of Dass local government area on Friday, Hon Dogara presented documented evidence to a mammoth crowd of his constituents showing how thousands of non-existent people were said to have been employed in 2015 shortly after the governor came into office. The Speaker challenged Governor Abubakar to take him to court and promised that he will defend the allegations and added that as a lawyer he knows the law and would not level false allegations against a...
Ifeanyi Ubah Returns N2 Billion Out Of N11 Billion He Allegedly Diverted
Scandals and Rumours

Ifeanyi Ubah Returns N2 Billion Out Of N11 Billion He Allegedly Diverted

The chairman of Capital Oil, Chief Ifeanyi Uba, who is under House of Representatives probe for alleged diversion of N11 billion worth of petroleum products belonging to the NNPC has paid back N2 billion out of the N11billion to the NNPC. This was disclosed by the Chief Operating Officer of the Petroleum Pricing and Marketing Company (PPMC),Mr. Henry Nkem Obi. He revealed that before the diversion of the petroleum products by Chief Ubah, the NNPC had an agreement with Capital Oil that no party tampers with any petroleum products consignment in its custody without the knowledge of the other party. He stated further that upon the NNPC discovering that Capital Oil had diverted the petroleum products in its custody, the national oil company reached out to relevant and sister public ag...
Relief Materials For Bakassi IDPs Not Diverted – SEMA Chief
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Relief Materials For Bakassi IDPs Not Diverted – SEMA Chief

The Director General of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr John Inaku, has said that none of the relief materials meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Bakassi in Cross River State was diverted. Speaking on Tuesday, Mr Inaku said: “The truth is that nothing has been diverted; she (Senator Florence Ita-Giwa) just wanted to raise alarm to score cheap popularity because the materials were not given to her for distribution”. He explained that when the materials arrived, he handed them over to the Head of Local Government Administration in Bakassi, who is just like the Chairman of Council, adding that she in turn handed them to Chief Udeme Effiong Okon. According to him, Chief Okon’s compound had been the central place for keeping those materials. “Before th...
EFCC Discovers N2.8b Cash For Ex-Militants’ Stipend Was Withdrawn 35 Times
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EFCC Discovers N2.8b Cash For Ex-Militants’ Stipend Was Withdrawn 35 Times

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives have uncovered how N2.8billion meant for the training of ex-Niger Delta militants was diverted. The money was withdrawn 35 times, alleged orders of a former Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Kingsley Kuku. The funds were converted to dollars by six bureau de change and disbursed through Kuku’s two aides. Some of the funds were wired into the accounts of the brothers and associates of a former coordinator of the scheme, Dr. Kingsley Kuku and some former militants The EFCC has launched a manhunt for Kuku who is believed to be in the United States. Kuku, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Prince Chibudom Nwuche; Nwuche’s group, Foundation For Youth Development(FYD) and two others are u...

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