UEFA League: Ronaldo brace sinks Bayern, Leicester narrowly lose

  Cristiano Ronaldo ended a seven-month Champions League goal drought as holders Real Madrid came from behind to beat 10-man Bayern Munich in the first leg of their quarter-final in Munich. Ronaldo, the Champions League’s record goalscorer, scored twice in the second half to end an 11-hour wait for a goal and put the 11-times winners in charge. Arturo Vidal had headed Bayern ahead but then wasted a chance to double their lead when he blasted a penalty over the crossbar. And Ronaldo then twice clinically converted from crosses either…

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Anti-graft war: EFCC uncovers hidden $38m, N23m in Ikoyi

 In continuation of its anti-graft war, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has recovered a total of $38 million, N23 million and 27,000 Euros from a sting operation it carried out on a building in Ikoyi, Lagos. New Telegraph learnt that the recovery was made at an apartment located within the Osborne Towers, a choice area in the commercial city. The feat, according to highly placed sources, was consequent upon a tip-off by a whistle-blower, who may be compensated with about N500 million. The source said: “What happened today…

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FG may wind up Arik over losses

 Injects N1.5bn in airline in two months  The Federal Government has promised to take a major decision on Arik Airlines, according to the spokesman for the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Jude Nwauzor. Nwauzor made the disclosure in an interactive session with the media. Penultimate week, the House of Representatives had advised the Federal Government to liquidate the airline, saying that the carrier was no longer viable and a drain on the economy. Although, AMCON did not disclose what government wanted to do with the airline, there are indications…

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Murder: Yewande’s landlord told me Lowo mistakenly stabbed himself – Witness

  Against the plethora of prosecution  evidence against the female lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, who allegedly killed her husband, Lowo, last year, a defence witness (Michael Lana), on Wednesday told an Ibadan High Court that he was told by the couple’s landlord  that the deceased mistakenly stabbed himself with a knife. Lana, a former Attorney General and Justice Commissioner in Oyo State, told the court that the couple’s landlord, Akinpelu Adelodun, once confessed to him in private that the late Lowo mistakenly stabbed himself with the knife he was holding, while…

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FG woos IOCs to build refineries on joint venture

  In her bid to end importation of fuel, the Federal Government is wooing the International Oil Companies (IOCs) in the country for the construction of refineries to be run on joint venture. The Minister also, in a statement from the Director of Press, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Idang Alibi made a case for the deepening of investment in the Oil and Gas sector by the IOCs operating in Nigeria. Kachikwu, who spoke at the Headquarters of the ExxonMobil, however, stated that the IOCs would be paid the first phase…

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UEFA League: Monaco edge Dortmund in thrilling re-arranged tie

    Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Monaco edged the first leg of the rescheduled Champions League quarter-final tie at Borussia Dortmund. In a match delayed by 24 hours after a bomb attack on the hosts’ bus, Mbappe diverted in Thomas Lemar’s cross before Sven Bender’s own goal made it 2-0. Ousmane Dembele slotted in from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s flick to pull one back for Dortmund, but Mbappe curled home to restore the two-goal cushion before Shinji Kagawa added a late second for the hosts. Kagawa showed great skill to…

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Democracy taking rooting in Africa – Yakubu

Advocates peer review to deepen democracy  Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mohamood Yakubu has said that African democracy has come of age with seamless transition of power from the ruling party to opposition. ‎Prof. Yakubu, who spoke on Wednesday when he received the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commissioner in charge of Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Mrs. Halima Ahmed,‎ noted that for the fact that about seven incumbent presidents lost election and conceded victory is an indication that democracy is now a culture…

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