Daily Archives: August 4, 2020

Court dismisses Farouk Lawan’s appeal in $500,000 bribery charge

Our Reporter The Court of Appeal in Abuja has ordered former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, to return to the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to defend himself in the $500,000 bribery case pending against him. In a judgment on Tuesday, a three-man panel of the …

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Digital economy: Pantami urges shift from certificates to skills

Our Reporter The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has called for shifting of focus from acquisition of certificates to skills education for the actualisation of Nigeria’s digital economic drive. Pantami spoke on Tuesday in Abuja at the graduation lecture of the National Defence Collage Course 28, …

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Okunbo appoints media adviser

Our Reporter A business magnate and Chairman of the Hosa Wells Group, Captain Hosa Wells Okunbo, has appointed a frontline journalist and media management expert, Samuel Ajayi, as his Media and Communications Adviser. The appointment, which took immediate effect, was announced via a statement by Captain Okunbo at his company’s …

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Real Madrid star Ramos can play until he’s 40 ― Van der Vaart

Sergio Ramos is the best defender in the world and can keep on playing until he is 40, according to former Real Madrid team-mate Rafael van der Vaart. Ramos was very influential in helping Madrid end Barcelona’s run of success in LaLiga, scoring 11 goals as Zinedine Zidane’s squad were crowned …

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Buffon hails rival and friend Casillas on retirement from football

Gianluigi Buffon told the retiring Iker Casillas “without you everything would have been less meaningful” in an emotional social-media tribute. There has long been a mutual respect between veteran Juventus legend Buffon and Real Madrid great Casillas, who have earned reputations as two of the greatest goalkeepers of their generation. …

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Adoke’s trial for money laundry to begin August 11

From Eric Ikhilae, Abuja The Federal Government has filed an amended 14-count money laundering charge against former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Justice Minister Mohammed Bello Adoke as well as a businessman, Aliyu Abubakar. The amended charge replaced an earlier seven-count charge on which Adoke and Abubakar were …

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Dybala named Serie A MVP as Juve team-mate Ronaldo misses out

Paulo Dybala has been named Serie A MVP for the 2019-20 season after playing a starring role in Juventus’ successful title defence – but Cristiano Ronaldo missed out in the list of individual honours. Dybala scored 11 goals and provided six assists in the league as the Bianconeri were crowned champions in Italy …

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