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Real Madrid win its 34th La Liga title (photos)

Real Madrid won the LaLiga title on Thursday night with a game to spare thanks to a 2-1 Benzema inspired victory over Villarreal while Barcelona lost 1-2 to Osasuna at the Camp Nou. Real Madrid's win was it's 10th win in a row as they have been irresistibly unspectacular since the return of football. Club manager, Zinedine Zidane at the beginning of the season decided to focus on the LaLiga title and ahead of  kick-off on Thursday night said; “I don't have to think about if we draw tomorrow, or on Sunday, we will be going all out to win the game, as we do in every game,” Now as champion, Zinedine Zidane and his players must surely be happy to have beat Barcelona again. This is Zidane's 11th title as the Real Madrid boss in just over four years. Congrats to Real Madrid.

Court orders EFCC to return houses seized from Saraki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) move to seek the final forfeiture of two houses in Ilorin belonging to former Senate President, Bukola Saraki to the federal government, was struck out by a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday July 16. Recall that the EFCC had obtained a court order for the interim forfeiture of the houses – Plots No. 10 and No. 11 Abdulkadir Road, GRA, Ilorin, Kwara State in December 2019. The anti-graft agency alleged that the properties were acquired with proceeds of unlawful activities allegedly perpetrated by Saraki while he was Kwara State Governor between 2003 and 2011. Ruling on the case, Justice Rilwan Aikawa who stated that the evidence presented before the court was to the effect that the property was substantially financed with money paid to Saraki as a former governor, in line with the Kwara State Governor and Deputy Governor Payment of Pension Law, said EFCC's claim of properties being acquired with illegal funds was based

EFCC arrests UNIPORT undergraduate and his girlfriend for suspected internet fraud following FBI's petition (photos)

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office on Thursday, July 16, 2020, arrested a 22-year old Computer Science Undergraduate of the University of Port Harcourt, Kenneth Gift, his girlfriend, Dandy Spice and mother, Dorah Aninah for suspected internet fraud in Agbor, Delta State. A statement released by the agency says their arrest was sequel to a petition from the US Federal Bureau of investigation, FBI, and intelligence by operatives of the Commission. Items recovered from them at the point of arrest include a 5-bedroom duplex, Mercedes-Benz CA250, Mercedes-Benz C250, Mercedes Benz GLK 350, laptop computers and mobile phones. The statement adds that they have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon investigations are complete.

Students threaten to stage protest if FG fails to announce date of resumption within two weeks

Nigerian students in tertiary institutions have threatened to stage a protest if the Federal government fails to announce a date for resumption of academic activities in all institutions of learning within the next two weeks The students have been at home since March when schools were shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The students under the aegis the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), National Association of University Students (NAUS) and National Association of Colleges of Education Students (NANCES), at a virtual meeting, decried Federal Government’s approach towards resumption of learning institutions in the country. They condemned the Federal government’s decision to cancel the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASCCE).? According to the students, WASSCE can be written while observing social distancing and other safety protocols. “It is hardly feasible that coronavirus may be eradicated in a fortnight and after months of obse

Man accused of brutalizing his wife by burning her skin after accusing her of gossiping

A man has been arrested for allegedly brutalizing his wife and his stepchildren in Anambra state. According to people who claim to be close to the situation, the man identified as Iwuchukwu Anajemba Samson is in the habit of brutalizing his wife, Ifunanya Georgina Anajemba, and her kids at their home at Alex Anajemba Street, Akabo Village in Mbaukwu, Anambra state. He allegedly came home on Tuesday, July 14, and accused her of gossiping about him with their neighbours. He then attacked her. Photos of the woman's scalded skin were shared on Facebook and her husband was accused of being responsible for it. The skin of her legs was peeling, exposing her flesh. The skin on her fingers was also swollen and about ready to burst open. According to reports, this comes a few weeks after he allegedly poured fuel on one of his stepdaughters and ignited it with a match stick. Below are more photos showing the aftermath of the alleged domestic abuse incident.

Nigerian Professor, Charles Egbu appointed Vice Chancellor of UK University

A Nigerian Professor, Charles Egbu has been appointed the Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University. The Anambra-born professor who will be assuming his new role on November 1, 2020, will be taking over from Margaret A House, the outgoing VC who had held the office for seven years. Egbu who expressed excitement over his new appointment, said; “I am honoured to be joining Leeds Trinity; a University whose values and ethos around widening participation, offering a personalised approach and encouraging all students to achieve their best, align with my own. “The University has an impressive track record in learning, teaching and employability, and I am looking forward to building on the strong foundations established under the leadership of Professor House. “I have already been impressed by the sense of community at Leeds Trinity and I am looking forward to engaging with students, colleagues and alumni as we shape the future strategy of the institution. I am also looking for

Shanghai Shenhua sign Obafemi Martins to replace Odion Ighalo

Shanghai Shenhua have completed the signing of former Inter Milan and Nigeria forward Obafemi Martins, who returns for a second stint after playing for the Chinese Super League side between 2016 and 2018, Goal reports. The 35-year-old forward rejoins the team as a replacement for compatriot Odion Ighalo, whose loan deal at Manchester United has been extended until 2021. On Wednesday, Obafemi shared a video of himself on Instagram, wearing Shenhua kit with the rest of the squad, and a source close to the player has confirmed to Goal that he has been re-signed in a playing capacity. Having left Seattle Sounders in 2015, Martins scored 32 goals in 59 games across all competitions for the Chinese heavyweights, while playing a key role in the Hongkou Football Stadium giants’ Chinese FA Cup success in 2017. However, he left the Shanghai-based team in 2018 after suffering a hamstring injury, and has been without a club ever since. Ighalo was loaned to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red D

South-West States signify Readiness to Reopen Schools for WASSCE

The six South-West states have expressed readiness to conduct the 2020 West African School Certificate Examinations for students in the region. The unanimous decision was taken by the six state governments at the end of an online meeting by the Development  Agenda for Western Nigeria DAWN Commission in collaboration with the forum of South-West education commissioners, special advisers on education and the State Universal Basic Education Board chairmen yesterday July 14. A statement released after the meeting reads in part “The Forum, after careful deliberations, considering peculiarities of each state and options available reached a consensus on the subject matters and are expressed thus: On WAEC examinations; State Commissioners for Education have signified readiness to sit students for the 2019/2020 WAEC examinations. At the least, August 3rd, resumption for final year SSS3 students, states should approach the Federal Government at the first instance seeking the postpone

I spoke with her at 1pm but at 5pm, I was told she was in mortuary – Father of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile, speaks on their last moments

Mr. Akintunde Arotile, father of Nigeria's first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope, who died on Tuesday, July 14, has recounted the last conversation he had with her. Tolulope, 25, died as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at NAF Base Kaduna. Speaking in an interview with Sahara Reporters, her devastated father said he called her on the phone on Tuesday July 14, at about 1:00pm on her return from an operation against bandits in Katsina State, and by 5pm, he was informed that she had died and was in the mortuary. "She told me that she will later go out to make some photocopies and I told her not to be long and to return home on time because she was staying with my first daughter in Kaduna. Around 5:30pm, somebody called me and asked if I had called her and I said yes. The person told me to call her again which I did, but there was no response. So, I called her colleagues and they were all crying on phone. I asked what happened,