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Anti-graft agency quizzes Nafada, Akogun, 4 others

Six immediate past principal officers of the House of Representatives, including the ex-Deputy Speaker, Usman Nafada, were interrogated yesterday in Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC], in connection with allegations of fraud for which Dimeji Bankole, who superintended over affairs at the House in the Sixth Assembly was docked yesterday. Others who […]

John Togo died of bullet wounds– NDLF

Fighters of the Niger Delta Liberation Front (NDLF) have confirmed that their leader, General John Togo is dead. They said Togo finally died on Saturday June 4 after all efforts to extract bullets lodged in his body during the raid on his camp by the Joint Military Task Force failed.  Togo’s death has been a […]

Kanu Testimonial: Eto’o hits Lagos in private jet

Reigning African Footballer of the Year, Samuel Eto’o Fils, will fly into Lagos on a private jet. The capital of Cameroon, Jean Makoun, who is also Eto’o’s international team mate, will be on board the jet, Both Indomitable Lions stars are coming to the commercial capital of Nigeria at the behest of their friend, Nwankwo […]

Money laundering: Court orders Abacha henchman to repay £26.5m

A man who laundered money in a business deal with ex-Nigerian dictator, General Sani Abacha has been ordered to repay £26.5 million by Jersey’s Royal Court. Raj Arjandas Bhojwani, from India, laundered £28 million through the Jersey branch of the Bank of India. He was jailed in 2010 for eight years, but in February this […]

Bangladesh FA signs $4m deal to host Nigeria, Argentina duel

Bangladesh’s football chief said Wednesday that a September friendly between Argentina and Nigeria would boost the sport in the country, despite that both countries are at the centre of a match-fixing investigation. The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has signed a deal to bring Argentina and Nigeria with their full strength squads to Dhaka on September […]

Photo #17 – Nigerien referee, Ibrahim Chaibou surrounded by Argentine players when he awarded a penalty against them on last Wednesday in their 1-4 loss to Nigeria in Abuja – June 1, 2011

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Argentina beaten fair and square, says Nigerian federation

The Nigerian FA has dismissed suggestions that last Wednesday’s match against Argentina was fixed and insists they are ready to assist football’s world governing body FIFA in its quest to investigate the matter. FIFA had earlier stated that it was investigating unusual betting patterns relating to the Super Eagles’ 4-1 win over the Argentines in […]

Bankole pleads not guilty to fraud charges

ABUJA, Nigeria — A top Nigerian politician on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to charges that he defrauded the state of more than $1.7 million in the latest scandal to have enmeshed the National Assembly in Africa’s most populous country. Former House of Representatives speaker Dimeji Bankole appeared at the Abuja Federal High Court to deny […]

EFCC goes after Nigerian looters hiding in Ghana

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