Unilag student abducted in front of hostel

A female student of the University of Lagos has been reportedly kidnapped. According to an eyewitness, the girl was kidnapped in front of her Kofo Hostel a few minutes ago. New Telegraph learnt that she was bundled into a blue Toyota, with tinted glass, sometime after 4pm and whisked out of the campus with some other cars in hot pursuit alerted to the alarm raised by the abducted girl. We further learnt that the car had been parked for some time near the hostel ostensibly waiting for their victim, who…

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Red Devils cancel match for Ehiogu

  Manchester United have cancelled their reserve fixture with Tottenham following the news of the shock death of Spurs’ Under 23 coach, Ugo Ehiogu. United announced via their social media channels on Friday morning that in the light of the news, the upcoming fixture would be postponed. Writing on Twitter, United stated: “In light of this terrible news, Monday’s Reserves game against Tottenham at Old Trafford has been postponed.” This was before paying tribute to the former defender. Spurs Under 23s coach Ehiogu collapsed on the club’s academy training pitches…

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FIFA bans ex-Costa Rican soccer boss, Eduardo Li, for life

    Former Costa Rican soccer federation president Eduardo Li was banned for life on Friday by FIFA’s ethics committee after he broke the global football governing body’s rules against bribery and corruption, the ethics panel said in a statement. Li was arrested in 2015 in an international corruption probe and has since pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to racketeering and wire fraud. He also served on the executive committee for the North and Central America and Caribbean soccer confederation, was accused of seeking and taking bribes linked to…

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CAN President urges FG to ensure reflection of federal character in appointments

  Rev. Samson Ayokunle, President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has urged the Federal Government to ensure reflection of federal character in government’s appointments for fairness and equality. Ayokunle made the call while briefing newsmen on the 104th Annual Session of the Nigerian Baptist Convention holding from April 22 to 27, on Friday in Abuja. He also said that the suspicion of favouritism by the Federal Government of one religious group at the detriment of others should be avoided. “All must be done in political appointments and in the conduct…

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Buhari sympathizes with Cross River over death of football fans

As Manchester United sends condolences   President Muhammadu Buhari is shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic event that took the lives of several Nigerians at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State, Thursday night. The President expressed his sadness in a press statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu on Friday in Abuja. The President commiserates with the government and people of Cross River State, and football fans nationwide over the unfortunate incident. Buhari commended the state government for the…

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CBN suspends cashless policy, asks banks to refund charges

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has suspended its earlier directive on the implementation of cashless policy. In a circular released on Friday, the apex bank instructed banks to revert to old charges and refund customers who had been debited. CBN had earlier announced new charges on deposit and withdrawals above a threshold of N500,000. The apex bank had directed banks to charge 5% and 10% for deposits and withdrawals above N40m in the corporate category. The bank had fixed 1.5% and 2% for deposits ranging from N500,000 and N1…

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Europa League draw: Man Utd v Celta Vigo, Ajax v Lyon

Manchester United will face Spanish side Celta Vigo in the semi-finals of the Europa League. The Premier League side have won the European Cup three times but have never triumphed in the continent’s secondary club competition. Dutch side Ajax, winners in 1992, come up against French club Lyon in the other last-four tie. The first legs will be played on 4 May with the second leg on 11 May, and the final in Stockholm, Sweden on 24 May. United manager Jose Mourinho won the competition with Porto in 2003 and…

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