Ronaldo fined eighteen-point-eight million Euros, Plus twenty-three-month prison sentence for tax evasion

Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a twenty-three-month prison sentence and an eighteen-point-eight million Euros fine for tax fraud. The Juventus star attended a court in Madrid on Tuesday to ratify an agreement already reached with Spanish prosecutors.   The thirty-three-year-old was accused of committing four crimes against the Spanish treasury between 2011 and 2014 while he…

Super Falcons return from China Wednesday, prepare for 12-nation tourney in Cyprus

African champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria, are billed to return to the country on Wednesday after finishing third at a four-nation invitational tournament in China. The Super Falcons recovered from a three-nil defeat  to host nation China and thrashed Romania four-nil in Sunday’s third-place match at the Huitang Stadium in Meizhou.   Officials of…

IMF cuts Nigeria’s 2019 growth forecast to 2%

Against the backdrop of the recent drop in global crude oil prices, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday that Nigeria’s economy would expand more slowly in 2019 than previously predicted.   The IMF, in its World Economic Outlook Update, titled ‘A Weakening Global Expansion,’ revised down the country’s Gross Domestic Product projection for this…

‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead Oscars nominations with ten each

Olivia Colman’s period comedy-drama The Favourite and Netflix’s black-and-white epic Roma lead this year’s Oscar race, with 10 nominations each.   The other contenders include A Star Is Born and Vice with eight each, followed by Black Panther with seven. Black Panther is the first superhero movie to be nominated for best picture.   Veteran…

SEAP organizes voters’ education in Kwara

As the general election draws near, a renowned micro finance bank with headquarters in Ilorin, Self-Reliance Economic Advancement Program, SEAP today gathered experts to carry out voters’ education for Kwara residents as part of effort to reduce the level of invalid votes.   Speaking at the event, the state INEC representative Barrister Jacob Ayanda urged…

APC House of Assembly Candidate, Haliru-Danbaba vows to win Kwara North Senatorial District for President Buhari

The Kwara House of Assembly candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Kaiama/Kenmaji/Wajibe Constituency, Abdullahi Haliru-Danbaba,  has said that the North Senatorial District will vote for President Muhammadu Buhari and other APC candidates in the general elections.   Haliru-Danbaba today in Ilorin said that the senatorial district had been in alliance with the political…

National Council of State approves twenty-seven thousand naira as New Minimum Wage

The National Council of State has approved twenty-seven thousand naira as the minimum wage for the country. The council approved the amount at its meeting in Abuja today. Following the Council’s approval, a minimum wage bill is expected to be sent to the National Assembly on Wednesday.   According to the Minister of Labour and…