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Messi tax fraud trial: ‘I knew nothing’ Barcelona star says

The Barcelona and Argentina football star, Lionel Messi, who is on trial for alleged tax fraud in Spain, has told a court he had no involvement in the management of his financial affairs. “I was playing football, I knew nothing,”

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Jose Mourinho: Man Utd manager reduces role at Old Trafford charity game

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will no longer take charge of England for Sunday’s Soccer Aid charity game. Mourinho was due to manage an England XI including ex-Arsenal keeper David Seaman and former United defender Phil Neville, plus a host

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Kirikiri Prison Inmate Bags Degree In Theology

  An inmate of Kirikiri Maximum Prisons, Albert Emmanuel Ajogbor, has bagged a Degree in Theology while under incarceration. Ajogbor, who was incarcerated in 2004, was presented with his degree certificate at the prison on Thursday. Mr Seye Odutan, the

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France floods: Louvre to close as Seine rises further

The world’s most visited museum, the Louvre in Paris, is to close on Friday amid worsening flooding caused by days of torrential rain. The move will allow staff to move works at risk of damage to higher parts of the

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French Open: Novak Djokovic & Serena Williams through to semis

Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams remain on course to make history as they both reached the semi-finals at the French Open. Djokovic, 29, swept past seventh seed Tomas Berdych 6-3 7-5 6-3 as he bids to win his

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Militants threaten to launch missiles, Initiate Bloodshed In Nigeria

A consolidated group of militants under the aegis of Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF) have threatened to launch six missiles in the Niger Delta region. The group said it would commence the testing of its six missiles which would

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Appoint Jonathan Niger Delta envoy, group urges Buhari

A Socio-Political group, Assembly of Concern Niger Delta People (ACNDP), has appealed to President Muhammaudu Buhari to appoint his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, as special envoy to Niger Delta. National Coordinator of the group, Mr Eperemor Governor, made the appeal

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FG Scraps Post UTME

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has announced the cancellation of Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) into the nation’s institutions of higher learning. The Minister explained that the decision was due to the confidence the federal government has

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Relatives Of 6 MH17 Crew Members Sue Malaysia Airline

Relatives of six crew members of flight MH17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine two years ago, have filed a civil suit against Malaysia Airlines on Thursday, their lawyer has said. The negligence and breach of contract case against Malaysia’s national

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FG urged on the need for data verification system

Publish What You Pay (PWYP), the international coalition for advocacy in extractive industries transparency and accountability, has urged the federal government to develop procedures and systems that would collect and verify oil production data declared by companies. This recommendation was

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