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Alleged N3.5bn fraud: Saraki’s aide gets N250m bail

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday granted bail in the sum of N250m to an aide of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Gbenga Makanjuola, who was charged with an alleged fraud of N3.5bn. Justice Babs Kuewumi granted Makanjuola, who is Saraki’s Deputy Chief of Staff, the bail with two sureties

Sierra Leone files appeal against FIFA suspension

Sierra Leone has appealed against its suspension by world football’s top body on charges of government interference. After a crisis meeting on Monday with the government, the Sierra Leone Football Association sent a letter to FIFA asking it to lift the suspension so that the country can play Ghana in looming

Primaries: Protesters storm APC National Secretariat

Dozens of protesters from different states of the federation stormed the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress to protest alleged imposition of candidates during the just concluded National Assembly primaries. Sets of protesters from Kano, Nasarawa, Niger, Jigawa and Enugu states were at the party secretariat, on Monday, to register

We don’t have criminal case against Atiku – US

The United States Department of Justice has denied having any record that indicates that Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has a pending lawsuit in the US. In an email to our correspondent on Friday, a spokesperson for the US DOJ, Peter Carr said, “Thank you for reaching out to us.

UNGA: NDLEA decries abuse of tramadol, cough syrup

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has decried what it termed the increased abuse of tramadol and cough syrup among the young people in Nigeria. NDLEA Chairman, retired Col. Muhammad Abdallah, said this while delivering Nigeria’s statement on ‘Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice and World Drug Problem’ at the UN General Assembly

Tinubu says herdsmen crisis caused by water scarcity

An All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, has asked the government to immediately convert unused land to grazing routes as this will curb incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen. Tinubu said this in Abuja on Monday at a national summit on conflict resolution. READ ALSO: Buhari, NJC replace sacked Federal High Court judge

Ronaldo, Messi, Salah and Hazard in star-studded 30-man shortlist for 2018 Ballon d’Or award

FIFA has released a 30-man shortlist for the prestigious Ballon d'Or award this year. The list revealed today was dominated by Real Madrid with eight players Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Thibaut Courtois, Marcelo, Isco, Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos, and Raphael Varane. While Liverpool had four players Alisson, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane nominated for the award. See