Switzerland’s injured Shaqiri out of Euro 2020 qualifiers

Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri will miss this month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Georgia and Denmark due to a groin injury, the Swiss Football Association said on Monday. “The attacking midfielder is suffering from a painful inflammation in the groin,” the FA announced on its website. The 27-year-old Liverpool player missed training on Monday and was…

Lagos Rep-elect, Dawodu presents his Certificate of Return to MC Oluomo

Dr. Bashiru Dawodu, the winner of the Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency 1 election, has presented his Certificate of Return to a leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo. Dawodu, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), paid Oluomo a courtesy visit at his home to appreciate his…

Imo state is too poor to have N17bn, Okorocha replies governor-elect

Governor Rochas Okorocha has debunked allegations of fraud levelled against him by the state governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha. Okorocha said that, with its meagre federal allocation and a paltry Internally Generated Revenue, Imo State did not have the N17bn said to have been illegally withdrawn by him. He also challenged the governor-elect of the state, Emeka…

I have not joined APC – Gbenga Daniel speaks out

Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has debunked media reports that he has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). A former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode quoted Daniel as saying this during a private conversation today. Fani-Kayode tweeted, “My friend and brother Gbenga Daniel just reached me and assured me that, contrary…

Man, 27, remanded over alleged attempted murder

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded a 27-year-old man, Sadiq Abdulwahab, in police custody over alleged attempted murder. The defendant, whose address was not provided, was charged with attempted murder. The plea of the defendant was not taken. The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, ordered the remand of the defendant in police custody…

Court okays dismissal of 3 policemen sacked for receiving $5,000 bribe

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Monday, affirmed the dismissal of three policemen, who were sacked for receiving 5,000 dollars as bribe. Joseph Okan and Joshua Madami, who were both Inspectors and Cyprian Nwankwo, a Sergeant, were dismissed on grounds of misconduct and receiving bribe. They therefore approached the court to challenge their dismissal by…