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I played while my father was in kidnappers’ den — Mikel Obi

I played while my father was in kidnappers’ den — Mikel Obi

Nigeria’s captain, John Mikel Obi on Tuesday revealed he knew of his father’s kidnap hours before the Super Eagles played Argentina at the World Cup. Mikel received the shocking news as he travelled on the team bus to the stadium in St Petersburg last Tuesday. A family member called him and told him that he

DSS raids Abaribe’s Abuja residence

The Department of State Services (DSS) raided the Abuja residence of Eyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia south, on Friday evening. The secret police arrested him on Friday morning without disclosing the reasons, though it is believed to be in connection with the surtey he stood for Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra

OAU sacks professor over sex-for-mark scandal

The Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has dismissed Prof. Richard Akindele who was allegedly involved in a sex-for-marks scandal. The Vice Chancellor of OAU, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, announced Akindele’s dismissal in a statement on Wednesday in Ile-Ife. Ogunbodede had, on April 19, confirmed Akindele’s suspension pending the findings of the investigative panel. A

Kanu Nwankwo robbed of $11,000 at Russia airport

Former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu had $11,000 (9,300 euros) stolen from his suitcase at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on his way to playing in a friendly match organised by FIFA, TASS reported. Kanu, 41, who captained the Nigerian national team and played for Arsenal and Inter Milan, was robbed as he transferred to a flight to

Lagos lawyer bought new knives to kill husband – Police

A Lagos-based lawyer, Udeme Odibi, who reportedly stabbed her husband, Otike Odibi, to death, has allegedly confessed to the murder. The police said the 47-year-old called her mother on the telephone immediately after committing the alleged crime to tell her. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, who gave the update on Monday during

BREAKING: Police move Dino Melaye to Kogi in ambulance, to be arraigned today

The embattled Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has arrived Lokoja, the Kogi State, Tribune has reported. Melaye, conveyed in an ambulance by the police authorities, according to information, is due to appear before the Federal High Court today (Thursday). On his arrival in Kogi, Malaye was moved to

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