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Racism: Referee cleared, Mikel charged

The Football Association has cleared referee Mark Clattenburg of using “inappropriate language” towards Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel. But Mikel, 25, has been charged by the FA with misconduct following his involvement in the incident. The Blues had claimed Clattenburg directed racial language at Mikel in their home defeat by Manchester United. Clattenburg said it […]

Mumbai attacks: India executes Pakistani gunman

-Punch Ajmal Kasab India has executed the sole surviving Pakistani gunman who participated in the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, VOA reports. The execution came days before the fourth anniversary of the attack, which killed 166 people and has been described as India’s worst-ever terror strike. The execution of Pakistani militant Mohammad Ajmal Kasab was […]

Unpaid subsidy: Diezani, NNPC report Okonjo-Iweala to Jonathan

THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has alerted President Goodluck Jonathan  to  a looming acute  fuel shortage  if the Federal Government fails to pay N1.13trn subsidy  owed it (NNPC), The PUNCH learnt. The NNPC top management, led by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, and the corporation’s Group Managing Director, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, reportedly […]

Gaza declares public holiday to mark truce deal

GAZA CITY, (AFP) – Life in Gaza began returning to normal on Thursday with a public holiday to mark a ceasefire that ended a violent eight-day confrontation with the Israeli military. After days and nights cooped up at home, their buildings rocked by an unrelenting Israeli bombing campaign and the sound of outgoing Palestinian rocket […]

FG to rebuild bombed UN building with N5.2bn

By Ben Agande Abuja — The Federal Executive Council, FEC, chaired by the Vice President Namadi  Sambo, yesterday, approved contracts  worth N199.19 billion in various sectors of the economy. Of this amount, road construction and rehabilitation across different geo-political zones of the country took the lion share of N176.13 billion while the construction of terminal […]

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