Day: June 4, 2019

BREAKING: Sevilla Confirm Julen Lopetegui Appointment

Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Sports Editor Sevilla have announced the appointment of Julen Lopetegui as their new coach. The former Spain and Real Madrid boss joins the club on a three-year deal. Lopetegui has been out of work since he was sacked by Real Madrid last October after just 10 league matches in charge of the club. His stint with Real Madrid in 2018 was one to forget, he was unbeaten in 20 matches as head coach for the Spanish National team but failed woefully in the 2018 world cup. He takes over from Coach Joaquín Caparrós who was diagnosed with chronic leukemia. Joaquin is now expected to take a directorial role at the club as he has strong ties with the Andalucia club side. Sevilla finished 6th in the just concluded 2018/2019 season, by their standards they had a bad campaign for failing to qualify for the UEFA Champions League and the signing of Julen Lopetegui would be in effect of...

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BREAKING: the UK seizes Abacha’s N82bn from the account in Jersey

Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Editor Gen. Sani Abacha was a Nigerian army officer and de facto president between 1993 until his death in 1998. He laundered money through the US into the Channel Islands and now that money has been recovered. The sum of £211,000,000 (N81.9bn) has been seized from a Jersey bank account that belonged to our former Nigerian dictator and ruler. Sources have it that the money was put in accounts held in Jersey by Doraville Properties Corporation, a British Virgin Islands company. The money will be held by the government until authorities in Jersey, the US and Nigeria come to an agreement on how it should be distributed. Any money that Jersey does keep will be put into the Criminal Confiscation Fund, which is used to pay for a variety of country projects. Some years ago, when Nigeria recovered some money from the Abachas, the wife of the late Head of State, Maryam Abacha said “No matter how much they recover from us, we can never be as poor as Dangote” However, the statement was ignored as many felt she was trying to be sarcastic because she was pained. In June 2014, $227 million was returned to Nigeria from Liechtenstein and on the 17th of March, 2015, the Swiss government concluded plans to return $380 million to Nigeria which is part of the money stashed in Swiss...

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Oyo State Police finally apprehends college robbers

Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Editor Yesterday [Monday] afternoon the police paraded two self-proclaimed Ex-convicts in relation to the recent college robberies. The suspects both claimed to have been released from the Abolongo Prison in April, on May 13th, they alongside three others unidentified suspects terrorized and robbed students of Special Federal College of Education, Akinmoorin, near Oyo town. The state Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, said, “Five notorious hoodlums, who were armed with guns, cutlasses and some other dangerous weapons, dispossessed some of the students of their money, laptops, cell phones and other valuable” The police also said in a statement after the arrests were made, “Five laptops and seven expensive cell phones belonging to some of the students were recovered from the hoodlums.” Two of the hoodlums who identified themselves as Sunday Samuel and Idowu Clarkson, were arrested in their hideouts within Oyo town. The arrested suspects confessed to their crimes and also affirmed they were just released from Abolongo Prison in April, 2019. Their confessional statements later led to the arrest of two of their criminal receivers, who identified themselves as Oloko Qudus and Simon Chucks. Though more suspects are still at large. Oyo State Police command has promised to bring all criminals to justice as no one is above the...

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Luka Jovic joins Real Madrid on a 6-year deal

By Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Sports Editor   Reliable sources have confirmed Real Madrid signing of Serbian professional footballer Luka Jovic for a speculated fee around £52.4 million [pounds]. He is to join the Los Blancos by July on a deal that ties him to Madrid until 2025. The 21-year old formally plies his trade in Germany for Bundesliga side, Eintracht Frankfurt. He scored a whopping 10 goals in the Europa league which took them to the semifinals, only Olivia Giroud of Chelsea had more[11]. He’s also Frankfurt’s top scorer in the German league with 17 goals as he helped...

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Flying Eagles ouster: A huge disappointment on the world stage for Nigeria.

By Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Sports Editor   Coach Joseph Koto and his ‘LES LION DE LA TERANGA’ [Young lion of Teranga] defeated the flying eagles of Nigeria by 2-1 at the Lodz stadium, Poland, to send the Nigerian boys packing as they progress to the last “8” [Quarter-finals]. At halftime, Senegal were already 2 goals up courtesy Amadou Sagna and Ibrahim Niane. They had opportunities to get more but failed to covert. The flying eagles on the other hand were restricted to short passes, Thanks to a brilliant and compact Senegalese Midfield. Barely five minutes into the second half,...

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