Month: May 2018

Court orders Nigeria Police to pay N10m over unlawful killing

The Federal High Court in Ibadan, on Thursday ordered the Nigerian Police Force to pay N10 million as compensation to the family of Alidu Hakeem, a commercial driver shot dead by a policeman at Saki. Hakeem was killed by a police inspector on March 9, 2016 along Saki-Okere International Market road in Saki. Consequently, Hakeem’s son, Afeez, filled a suit bordering on enforcement of fundamental human right against the police. Joined in the suit are the Inspector General of Police, Oyo State Police Commissioner, his Deputy and the Saki Police Divisional Headquarter. In the petition, the plaintiff said his...

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Nishino announces provisional Japan squad

​Japan head coach Akira Nishino names 23-man squad 14 play for clubs in Europe, 8 play in domestic league Final 23-man squad lists will be published by FIFA on 4 June Newly-appointed head coach Akira Nishino announced his 23-man provisional Japan squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ at a press conference in Tokyo. Nishino named an experienced team, including the likes of goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima, defenders Yuto Nagatomo and Maya Yoshida, midfielders Makoto Hasebe, Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa – all with multiple World Cup appearances. The majority of the squad ply their trade for clubs in Europe,...

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Army Intercepts 300,000 Catridges Smuggled into Nigeria Through Benin Republic

The 35 Artillery Brigade of 81 Division Nigerian Army, Thursday intercepted 300,000 catridges that was being smuggled into Nigeria through Benin Republic border. The ammunition which were packed in small cartons were concealed into a false bottom of three duty trucks. The supposed trucks empty trucks had gone past several borders without being caught until they got to Ilaru village, a town bordering Benin Republic and ran into personnel from the artillery brigade. Upon inspection, the trucks were deemed empty until the eagle eyes of the personnel decided to dig further. Upon searching one of the trucks, the personnel...

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Towards Russia 2018: Parreira: The essence of the game is talent

​Carlos Alberto Parreira will head the Technical Study Group at Russia 2018 The Brazilian won the FIFA World Cup as coach in 1994 He will lead the six-man TSG at this year’s World Cup Brazilian coaching legend Carlos Alberto Parreira will be leading FIFA’s Technical Study Group at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Having been a part of every tournament since England 1966, the TSG will be applying their considerable footballing expertise to analyse the games during the competition. Parreira himself has proven his understanding of the game at the very highest level, leading his nation to being crowned world...

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Workers’ salary snatched in Kebbi

The chairman of Gwandu Local Government Area council of Kebbi state, Shehu Bagudu has confirmed that suspected armed robbers stole over N9m meant for the payment of April salary of workers. Bagudu told newsmen in Gwandu on Thursday that the incident happened on May 24. “The incident happened when the cashier of the area, Bashir Gwandu, collected the money from the bank and went to his house. “As he was about to open the gate of his house, unknown to him, the thieves had been trailing him from the bank. “As he was opening the gate to enter his...

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