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President Buhari commissions new rail vehicles, dry port in Kaduna

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commissioned 10 new coaches and two new locomotives for the Kaduna – Abuja train service at Rigasa train station in Kaduna.

Federal govt to increase Abuja-Kaduna train ticket fares

The Federal Government said it plans to increase train ticket sale for the Abuja-Kaduna route after Thursday’s commissioning by President Muhammadu Buhari.

FIFA suspends Brazil federation president Marco Polo del Nero

Brazil's football federation president has been suspended for 90 days while he is under a FIFA ethics investigation.

New York attack suspect faces expanded 22-count indictment

The Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York in the name of the Islamic State group has been slapped with murder charges, US prosecutors said Tuesday.

FIFA bans three ex football officials for life

FIFA’s ethics watchdogs have banned three former football officials from Guam, Nicaragua, and Venezuela for life as part of efforts to address widespread corruption in the sport, the world football governing body said on Tuesday.

FIFA bribery trial to kick off in New York

The FIFA corruption trial is to get underway with opening statements in New York on Monday, two and a half years after US prosecutors unveiled the largest graft scandal in the history of world soccer.

Governor Rochas Okorocha is killing me

After calling out the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, twice in ten months, I gave up. The governor has the whole of Imo as his duchy and he will do what he will do. So, what’s the point?

South African court clears way for President Jacob Zuma’s corruption prosecution

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that President Jacob Zuma can face prosecution over almost 800 charges of corruption relating to a 1990s arms deal.

Day US lost 2018 World Cup ticket, happiest in my life – Jack Warner

Disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, the Trinidad businessman banned for life from football after charges in a US corruption investigation, was joyful at the Americans ouster from the 2018 World Cup.

Brazil’s Michel Temer faces new corruption charges

Brazilian President Michel Temer has been charged with obstruction of justice and racketeering, according to a statement posted on the prosecutor general's office website.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma seeks to dodge graft charges again

South Africa's embattled president Jacob Zuma goes to court on Thursday in a fresh attempt to fend off the reinstatement of 783 graft charges relating to a 1990s arms deal.

Ribadu’s curious promotion started massive corruption in police – Misau

Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, says the “curious promotion” of Nuhu Ribadu, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was the beginning of a “massive scale” corruption in the police.

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Hotel evacuated, stations closed after London gas leak

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Man gets two-year jail term for stealing ram

An Ota Magistrates Court in Ogun on Tuesday sentenced a 37-year-old man, Ramon Bello, to two years imprisonment for stealing a ram valued at N75,000.

Nigeria committed to single African air transport market – Hadi Sirika

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says Nigeria is committed to the full implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), which will be inaugurated on Friday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Southern Camerounians accuse Nigeria govt of abducting interim president, 11 others

Members of the Southern Cameroon have accused the Nigerian government through the office of the National Security Adviser of abducting the President of its interim government including eleven other members of his cabinet.

Ondo Rep dumps PDP for APC

A member of the House of Representatives from Ondo State, Akinfolarin Mayowa, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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Kebbi govt gets new female commissioner

Ramatu Gulma on Monday took oath of allegiance as a new member of the Kebbi state executive council, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Ondo govt partners USIA on information gathering, management

The Ondo State Government says it is ready to partner with the United States Information Agency (USIA) for efficient service delivery and enhancement of strategic information gathering and management.

Tottenham must keep their key players this summer – Eric Dier

Eric Dier has emphasised the importance of Tottenham holding on to their best players this summer amid speculation over the future of Harry Kane.

Rep Oghene Egoh wants life imprisonment for ritualists

Mr Oghene Egoh, a member representing Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, on Sunday advocated life imprisonment for those who were caught for killing human beings for alleged rituals.

Gus Poyet named new Bordeaux manager

Former Sunderland and Brighton manager Gus Poyet has been named head coach of French side Bordeaux.