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Spanish police kill knife attacker shouting Islamic slogan

Spanish officers on Monday shot dead an Algerian man who tried to attack them with a knife at a police station while shouting “Allahu akbar”, police said. The man entered a police station in Cornella, near Barcelona, just before 6:00 am (0400 GMT
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Spanish police kill knife attacker shouting Islamic slogan

Spanish officers on Monday shot dead an Algerian man who tried to attack them with a knife at a police station while shouting “Allahu akbar”, police said. The man entered a police station in Cornella, near Barcelona, just before 6:00 am (0400 GMT) “to attack the officers” and was “shot down”, Catalonia regional police said […]

Tennis: Bertens stuns world number one Halep for Cincinnati title

Dutch surprise Kiki Bertens shocked a fatigued world number one Simona Halep 2-6 7-6(6) 6-2 to win her first hard court final at the Cincinnati Masters on Sunday. Bertens, rebounding after a quick first set loss, outlasted Romania’s top seed in an exhaustin
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Tennis: Bertens stuns world number one Halep for Cincinnati title

Dutch surprise Kiki Bertens shocked a fatigued world number one Simona Halep 2-6 7-6(6) 6-2 to win her first hard court final at the Cincinnati Masters on Sunday. Bertens, rebounding after a quick first set loss, outlasted Romania’s top seed in an exhausting second set tiebreaker. She then won five of the final six games […]

Gunmen kill police sergeant during rescue operation

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo A group of gunmen have killed one Sergeant Shedrach Stephen, during a rescue operation in Akwa Ibom State. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, who disclosed this during a press conference in Uyo on Saturday, add
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Gunmen kill police sergeant during rescue operation

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo A group of gunmen have killed one Sergeant Shedrach Stephen, during a rescue operation in Akwa Ibom State. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, who disclosed this during a press conference in Uyo on Saturday, added that the command recovered bulletproof vests, police and military uniforms, live ammunition, […]

Ekiti LG workers issue strike notice

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees in Ekiti State has issued a strike notice to Governor Ayodele Fayose over unpaid seven months’ salary arrears. Expressing dismay at the government’s lukewarm attitude at their
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Ekiti LG workers issue strike notice

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees in Ekiti State has issued a strike notice to Governor Ayodele Fayose over unpaid seven months’ salary arrears. Expressing dismay at the government’s lukewarm attitude at their plight, the local government workers said they would embark on strike on Thursday if the government failed […]

Hajj climax: Muslim pilgrims climb Mount Arafat

Muslim pilgrims on Monday began ascending Mount Arafat for the climax of the annual hajj which brings together more than two million people from around the world. A sea of worshippers scaled the rocky hill southeast of the holy city of Mecca for a day of pray
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Hajj climax: Muslim pilgrims climb Mount Arafat

Muslim pilgrims on Monday began ascending Mount Arafat for the climax of the annual hajj which brings together more than two million people from around the world. A sea of worshippers scaled the rocky hill southeast of the holy city of Mecca for a day of prayers and reflection where Muslims believe Prophet Mohammed delivered […]

Knifeman killed in police station attack

A man armed with a knife was killed when he attacked a police station near the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona early Monday, police said. “A man armed with a knife entered the police station in Cornella to attack the officers. The attacker was sh
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Knifeman killed in police station attack

A man armed with a knife was killed when he attacked a police station near the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona early Monday, police said. “A man armed with a knife entered the police station in Cornella to attack the officers. The attacker was shot,” the Catalonia regional police said on Twitter. READ ALSO: Woman stabs […]

Accounts freezing: Akwa Ibom govt sues EFCC for N50bn

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo The Akwa Ibom State government said it had filed a N50bn lawsuit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for freezing its accounts. According to the government, the lawsuit is a reaction to the unlawful freezing of its accounts
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Accounts freezing: Akwa Ibom govt sues EFCC for N50bn

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo The Akwa Ibom State government said it had filed a N50bn lawsuit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for freezing its accounts. According to the government, the lawsuit is a reaction to the unlawful freezing of its accounts by the Federal Government agency for 72 hours, noting that the development crippled […]

Messi sees things others don’t –Barca coach

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has heaped praise on Lionel Messi’s start to the Liga season after the Argentine bounced back from a disappointing World Cup with two goals against Alaves, AFP reports. Messi sent an audacious second-half free-kick under th
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Messi sees things others don’t –Barca coach

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has heaped praise on Lionel Messi’s start to the Liga season after the Argentine bounced back from a disappointing World Cup with two goals against Alaves, AFP reports. Messi sent an audacious second-half free-kick under the jumping wall and into the net for the opener, and Barca’s 6,000th La Liga goal, […]

Buhari battles Saraki as Tramadol ruins Nigeria’s future

Tunde Odesola; (tundeodes2003@yahoo.com) The esoteric rhythm of the ‘agidigbo’ drum dribbles from the bowel of the night, speaking in eerie tongues as owls, frogs, bats, crickets and kindred creatures lift their voices in praise of nature. A long strand
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Buhari battles Saraki as Tramadol ruins Nigeria’s future

Tunde Odesola; (tundeodes2003@yahoo.com) The esoteric rhythm of the ‘agidigbo’ drum dribbles from the bowel of the night, speaking in eerie tongues as owls, frogs, bats, crickets and kindred creatures lift their voices in praise of nature. A long strand of horsetail hair holds the dangling Sword of Damocles high above. Directly below, a 58-year-old lady wriggles […]

Woman stabs husband to death over alleged extramarital affair

Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri The police in Delta State have arrested a 32-year-old woman for allegedly stabbing her husband to death at Agbarha-Otor town in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. Sources told our correspondent that the inciden
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Woman stabs husband to death over alleged extramarital affair

Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri The police in Delta State have arrested a 32-year-old woman for allegedly stabbing her husband to death at Agbarha-Otor town in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. Sources told our correspondent that the incident occurred on Friday night when the couple were having a domestic fight over alleged extramarital […]

Jailing of looters: Start with APC members, PDP, OBJ group tell Buhari

John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi, Eniola Akinkuotu and Adelani Adepegba The Peoples Democratic Party has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration to jail treasury looters. It, however, challenged him to show integrity by starting with the investigat
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Jailing of looters: Start with APC members, PDP, OBJ group tell Buhari

John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi, Eniola Akinkuotu and Adelani Adepegba The Peoples Democratic Party has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration to jail treasury looters. It, however, challenged him to show integrity by starting with the investigation and prosecution of members of his party, the All Progressives Congress. Buhari had in an interview shortly after his return from London […]

Buhari, Saraki supporters in shouting match at Ilorin airport

Success Nwogu, Ilorin Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari engaged loyalists of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Sunday in a shouting match at the Ilorin International Airport. Buhari supporters had gone to welcome a Kwara State governorship asp
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Buhari, Saraki supporters in shouting match at Ilorin airport

Success Nwogu, Ilorin Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari engaged loyalists of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Sunday in a shouting match at the Ilorin International Airport. Buhari supporters had gone to welcome a Kwara State governorship aspirant, Mr Moddibo Kawu, and a  Labour Party governorship aspirant in the state, Mr Issa Aremu while […]

BREAKING: Oyo Govt demolishes Yinka Ayefele’s Music House

Olufemi Atoyebi The Oyo State Government early on Sunday morning stormed the Music House from which the Fresh FM belonging to artiste, Yinka Ayefele, operated. Government bulldozers arrived the Challenge area of Ibadan where the building was located and pulle
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BREAKING: Oyo Govt demolishes Yinka Ayefele’s Music House

Olufemi Atoyebi The Oyo State Government early on Sunday morning stormed the Music House from which the Fresh FM belonging to artiste, Yinka Ayefele, operated. Government bulldozers arrived the Challenge area of Ibadan where the building was located and pulled it down. The government carried out the demolition despite a court injunction secured by Ayefele […]

PHOTOS: Wheelchair-bound Ayefele watches as Oyo Govt demolishes his Music House

The Oyo State Government early on Sunday morning stormed the Music House belonging to artiste, Yinka Ayefele. Government bulldozers arrived the Challenge area of Ibadan where the building was located and pulled it down. Ayefele, on wheelchair, watched helples
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PHOTOS: Wheelchair-bound Ayefele watches as Oyo Govt demolishes his Music House

The Oyo State Government early on Sunday morning stormed the Music House belonging to artiste, Yinka Ayefele. Government bulldozers arrived the Challenge area of Ibadan where the building was located and pulled it down. Ayefele, on wheelchair, watched helplessly. See the photographs:

APC, Katsina govt bought votes to save Buhari — Kaita

The Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the August11Katsina North Senatorial District bye-election, Alhaji Kabir Babba-Kaita, explains to OLAIDE OYELUDE, why his younger brother, Ahmad Babba-Kaita of the All Progressives Congress, defeated him in the el
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APC, Katsina govt bought votes to save Buhari — Kaita

The Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the August11Katsina North Senatorial District bye-election, Alhaji Kabir Babba-Kaita, explains to OLAIDE OYELUDE, why his younger brother, Ahmad Babba-Kaita of the All Progressives Congress, defeated him in the election INEC has declared your younger brother, winner of the last Saturday’s bye- election, what is your reaction to it? The […]

Saraki’s politics is anti-people, I can’t work with him – Suleiman

Founding chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State, Pa Kunle Suleiman, tells SUCCESS NWOGU why he left the PDP, following the defection of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to the party You are the founding chairman of the Peoples Democratic
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Saraki’s politics is anti-people, I can’t work with him – Suleiman

Founding chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State, Pa Kunle Suleiman, tells SUCCESS NWOGU why he left the PDP, following the defection of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to the party You are the founding chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State. Why did you leave the party you laboured hard […]

Why Duncan Mighty prostrated himself for Davido – Manager

Olushola Ricketts olushola.ricketts@gmail.com 08169745730 (SMS only) Music lovers are still yet to understand why Duncan Mighty prostrated himself for Davido, who was on a recent visit to Port Harcourt. After Duncan Mighty shared the video of him bowing to Da
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Why Duncan Mighty prostrated himself for Davido – Manager

Olushola Ricketts olushola.ricketts@gmail.com 08169745730 (SMS only) Music lovers are still yet to understand why Duncan Mighty prostrated himself for Davido, who was on a recent visit to Port Harcourt. After Duncan Mighty shared the video of him bowing to Davido on his Instagram page, the 34-year-old was criticised for belittling himself before a 25-year-old singer, […]

Osinbajo signs three bills into law

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday, signed into law three bills transmitted by the National Assembly. Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement made availa
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Osinbajo signs three bills into law

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday, signed into law three bills transmitted by the National Assembly. Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday. Akande listed the bills signed into law to include the Federal Capital Territory Civil […]

INEC suspends Rivers by-election over violence

The Independent Electoral Commission has suspended the bye-election for the Port Harcourt Constituency lll State Assembly seat held Aug. 18 in the State. Mr Obo Effanga, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers State, who announced the suspension in a st
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INEC suspends Rivers by-election over violence

The Independent Electoral Commission has suspended the bye-election for the Port Harcourt Constituency lll State Assembly seat held Aug. 18 in the State. Mr Obo Effanga, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers State, who announced the suspension in a statement on Saturday night, cited widespread violence as reasons for the suspension. The bye-election was conducted […]

Truck crushes motorcyclist in Ogun

A motorcyclist was confirmed dead in an accident involving an Iveco truck and a Volkswagen Golf car at Onikoko – Adigbe area of Abeokuta, Ogun State. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, confirmed th
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Truck crushes motorcyclist in Ogun

A motorcyclist was confirmed dead in an accident involving an Iveco truck and a Volkswagen Golf car at Onikoko – Adigbe area of Abeokuta, Ogun State. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta on Saturday. Akinbiyi explained that the […]

Eid-el-kabir: Buyers complain about high prices of ram in FCT

Some buyers of ram in the Federal Capital Territory are groaning about the “high prices’’ of the sacrificial animal in major markets as the Eid-el-Kabir celebration draws nearer, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The Eid-el-Kabir is an annual Islamic
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Eid-el-kabir: Buyers complain about high prices of ram in FCT

Some buyers of ram in the Federal Capital Territory are groaning about the “high prices’’ of the sacrificial animal in major markets as the Eid-el-Kabir celebration draws nearer, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The Eid-el-Kabir is an annual Islamic festival of ram sacrifice practiced by Muslims globally. A NAN correspondent who visited the Deidei […]

Three die, 18 injured as bus plunges off the road

Three people were killed and 18 wounded in southeastern Poland when a bus with Ukrainian tourists headed for Austria plunged off the road, emergency services said on Saturday. READ ALSO: Excellent ways good sex makes marriage stronger (1) The bus had been tr
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Three die, 18 injured as bus plunges off the road

Three people were killed and 18 wounded in southeastern Poland when a bus with Ukrainian tourists headed for Austria plunged off the road, emergency services said on Saturday. READ ALSO: Excellent ways good sex makes marriage stronger (1) The bus had been travelling from the Ukrainian city of Lviv to Vienna late Friday when it missed […]

BREAKING: Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan dies

Former United Nations, Secretary General, Kofi Annan has died. The news was broken on his Twitter handle. The Nobel Laureate died after a brief illness. See tweet: It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Ko
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BREAKING: Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan dies

Former United Nations, Secretary General, Kofi Annan has died. The news was broken on his Twitter handle. The Nobel Laureate died after a brief illness. See tweet: It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace […]

Child victims of Congo’s Ebola outbreak need ‘special care’ – UNICEF

The ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has particularly affected children, the United Nations Children’s Fund has said. The outbreak in North Kivu Province was declared on August 1, and the UN children
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Child victims of Congo’s Ebola outbreak need ‘special care’ – UNICEF

The ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has particularly affected children, the United Nations Children’s Fund has said. The outbreak in North Kivu Province was declared on August 1, and the UN children’s agency reported that more than 50 youngsters have lost their parents to Ebola. […]

Defectors from APC are angry Buhari is not sharing money –Nabena, APC spokesperson

In this interview with John Alechenu, the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Yekini Nabena, speaks about the party’s insistence on the removal of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, defections from the APC and othe
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Defectors from APC are angry Buhari is not sharing money –Nabena, APC spokesperson

In this interview with John Alechenu, the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Yekini Nabena, speaks about the party’s insistence on the removal of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, defections from the APC and other national issues The only reason many people believe is responsible for the gale of defection […]

Namibian president slams critics of African leaders

Namibian President Hage Geingob, who is hosting a summit of southern African leaders, on Saturday strongly rejected criticism of Africa by the West saying there was undue pressure on the continent. “People have an attitude about Africa,” Geingob s
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Namibian president slams critics of African leaders

Namibian President Hage Geingob, who is hosting a summit of southern African leaders, on Saturday strongly rejected criticism of Africa by the West saying there was undue pressure on the continent. “People have an attitude about Africa,” Geingob said in an interview with the French radio network RFI. “Things that they want Africans to do… […]

Demolition of my N800m music house politically motivated –Yinka Ayefele

Ademola Olonilua and Timileyin Akinkahunsi Popular singer, Yinka Ayefele, is in the news again and this time it is because his property which is estimated at over N800m is on the verge of being demolished by the Oyo State government. READ ALSO: We’ve put
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Demolition of my N800m music house politically motivated –Yinka Ayefele

Ademola Olonilua and Timileyin Akinkahunsi Popular singer, Yinka Ayefele, is in the news again and this time it is because his property which is estimated at over N800m is on the verge of being demolished by the Oyo State government. READ ALSO: We’ve put a curse on anyone who takes our girls abroad for sex trade […]

Oil mogul, Abiodun, joins Ogun governorship race

Samuel Awoyinfa , Abeokuta oil business magnate and entrepreneur, Dapo Abiodun, has expressed his intention to vie for the governorship of Ogun State in the 2019 elections. Abiodun, who made the declaration during a press briefing in his house in Iperu-Remo,
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Oil mogul, Abiodun, joins Ogun governorship race

Samuel Awoyinfa , Abeokuta oil business magnate and entrepreneur, Dapo Abiodun, has expressed his intention to vie for the governorship of Ogun State in the 2019 elections. Abiodun, who made the declaration during a press briefing in his house in Iperu-Remo, Ogun State on Friday, exuded confidence that he would be the next governor of […]

2019 elections won’t be postponed despite budget delay – INEC chairman

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Friday said that contrary to media reports, there were no discrepancies in the commission’s budget currently before NASS. He also said that despi
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2019 elections won’t be postponed despite budget delay – INEC chairman

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Friday said that contrary to media reports, there were no discrepancies in the commission’s budget currently before NASS. He also said that despite the seeming delay in passing the budget proposal, the elections would not be postponed. According to the […]

Defection crisis: I’ll remain in PDP, Ortom insists

John Charles, Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Friday said no amount of gang-up against him within the Peoples Democratic Party would compel him to consider leaving the party for another political party. There have been insinuations that the go
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Defection crisis: I’ll remain in PDP, Ortom insists

John Charles, Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Friday said no amount of gang-up against him within the Peoples Democratic Party would compel him to consider leaving the party for another political party. There have been insinuations that the governor may defect from the PDP to the Social Democratic Party due to the […]

APC, Senate caucus consider Lawan, Adamu, Ndume for Saraki’s seat

John  Alechenu and Leke Baiyewu The All Progressives Congress and its Senate caucus are considering no fewer than  three senators  to replace the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. The APC, since the defection of Saraki
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APC, Senate caucus consider Lawan, Adamu, Ndume for Saraki’s seat

John  Alechenu and Leke Baiyewu The All Progressives Congress and its Senate caucus are considering no fewer than  three senators  to replace the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. The APC, since the defection of Saraki to the Peoples Democratic Party, has been calling for  his resignation, threatening that the […]

2019 polls budget: National Assembly panel suspends deliberations indefinitely

John Alechenu and John Ameh The Joint Committee of the National Assembly on the Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday suspended indefinitely, deliberations on the N189bn budget submitted by the commission for the conduct of 2019 elections. The C
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2019 polls budget: National Assembly panel suspends deliberations indefinitely

John Alechenu and John Ameh The Joint Committee of the National Assembly on the Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday suspended indefinitely, deliberations on the N189bn budget submitted by the commission for the conduct of 2019 elections. The Committee Chairman, Suleiman Nazif, who announced the indefinite suspension at the end of the panel’s meeting, however, […]

Messi’s brother sentenced to 30-month jail for illegal firearms possession

Matias Messi, the older brother of Lionel Messi has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail on Thursday, for the illegal possession of firearms. The older Messi will however not spend any time in jail, as his sentence has been commuted to community se
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Messi’s brother sentenced to 30-month jail for illegal firearms possession

Matias Messi, the older brother of Lionel Messi has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail on Thursday, for the illegal possession of firearms. The older Messi will however not spend any time in jail, as his sentence has been commuted to community service, reports Soccer Laduma. READ ALSO: Falconets’ quarter-final exit a bitter […]

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship for refusing to shake hands with others

The Swiss city of Lausanne has blocked a Muslim couple’s bid to become Swiss nationals over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex. The municipality said it refused to grant the couple’s citizenship application over their la
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Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship for refusing to shake hands with others

The Swiss city of Lausanne has blocked a Muslim couple’s bid to become Swiss nationals over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex. The municipality said it refused to grant the couple’s citizenship application over their lack of respect for gender equality, Lausanne mayor Gregoire Junod told AFP. He said a […]

FIFA threatens four clubs with points deductions for not paying players

Four clubs — two in Qatar, one in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and one in Iran — have been fined and threatened with points deductions, FIFA said on Friday. The world football governing body said in a statement that the clubs were being sanctioned for i
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FIFA threatens four clubs with points deductions for not paying players

Four clubs — two in Qatar, one in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and one in Iran — have been fined and threatened with points deductions, FIFA said on Friday. The world football governing body said in a statement that the clubs were being sanctioned for ignoring orders to pay “overdue’’ amounts to players The […]

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