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Maradona’s son wants Messi’s jersey retired

Diego Maradona’s eldest son has said he wants to see the No. 10 jersey retired at Barcelona and the other clubs his father played for. Argentina legend Maradona, who died on November 25 from a heart attack, played for several clubs throughout his career – most notably Boca Juniors, Barcelona and Napoli. When asked if
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People must be jailed for football to grow – Gara-Gombe

Johnny Edward and Toni Ufoh Former Chairman of the Gombe State Football Association Shuaib Gara-Gombe says some football administrators must be sent to jail for Nigerian football to thrive, The PUNCH reports. He made this known during an interview session on a WhatsApp group, Nigeria Sports Centre. Gara-Gombe took a swipe at the present composition of
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Jimoh Ibrahim’s seized property in deplorable state, AMCON alleges

Oladimeji Ramon The Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria says some of the properties it seized from businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, pursuant to a November 4 court order, were met in a deplorable state, with some of them abandoned and being occupied by hoodlums. AMCON obtained the November 4, 2020 interim order to seize about 12 properties
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Alleged forgery: PDP senatorial candidate demands N1bn from APC chieftain

Oladimeji Ramon The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has demanded N1bn in compensation from the spokesman for the All Progressives Congress in Lagos, Seye Oladejo, over alleged defamation. In a pre-action letter written by his lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), to Oladejo, Gbadamosi claimed that
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N58.7m award: Court decides Transnational Haulage, Lafarge case Dec 9

Oladimeji Ramon The Lagos State High Court in Igbosere will on December 9 rule on a Motion on Notice filed by Transnational Haulage Limited to enforce a N58,756,500 arbitral award against Lafarge Africa Limited. In the Motion on Notice filed by its lawyer, Bodurin Adewole, before Justice Taofikat  Oyekan-Abdullahi, Transnational Haulage Limited is also seeking
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Order police to release my husband, widow tells panel

Dennis Naku, Port Harcourt A widow, Comfort Amiefori, has demanded the corpse of her husband, who, she alleged, died in the custody of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Unit at the Borikiri Police Station, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in 2019. Amiefori, who hails from Emilaghan community in the Abua/Odual Local Government Area of the state,
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Arsenal boss Arteta backs temporary subs for head injuries

Arsenal boss Arteta backs temporary subs for head injuries Mikel Arteta on Wednesday backed calls for concussion substitutes after Arsenal's David Luiz was involved in a sickening clash of heads with Raul Jimenez that left the Wolves striker with a fractured skull.
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Stable oil prices won’t resolve Nigeria’s economic challenges’

Stable oil prices won’t resolve Nigeria’s economic challenges’ An investment expert and Chief Executive of EFG Hermes Nigeria Limited, Lilian Olubi, has said that rising oil prices would help Nigeria to achieve economic stability. She, however, said a stable oil market alone would not resolve the country’s economic problems.
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Naira gains, exchanges for 490/$

Nike Popoola Naira exchanged to the dollar at 490/$ in the parallel market on Wednesday, after it had sold for N500 on Monday. The Bureau De Change operators had attributed the devaluation the naira is currently experiencing to speculative activities of some operators. The Central Bank of Nigeria however retained the official exchange rate at
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#EndSARS: Hit by their biggest loss, insurers tackle price war

After the insurance industry witnessed its biggest loss ever from strike, riots and civil commotion trailing the recent #EndSARS protests, operators seem to have learned the dangers in competing for businesses by charging inappropriate premiums in their bid to de-market their rivals. Now, having to pay huge claims, NIKE POPOOLA looks at the impact the
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Nigeria resumes petrol import from China

’Femi Asu with agency report Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer and exporter, has resumed importation of petrol from China, the world’s top crude oil importer. The Asian country shipped 37,000 metric tonnes of petrol to Nigeria in September for the first time since July 2019, data from General Administration of Customs showed, according to S&P Global
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RMAFC canvasses revenue agencies collaboration to boost Federation Account

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission has called for collaboration and co-operation from revenue regulatory agencies in order to ensure increased revenue accruals to the federation account. Chairman of the commission, Elias Mbam, made the call in Abuja during a stakeholders meeting with the heads of the revenue regulatory agencies of
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