Corruption: FIFA Bans Three Officials

FIFA has given three officials who pleaded guilty to corruption in a US court, life bans from all football-related activities for corruption, the sport’s governing body announced on Wednesday. The adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee banned former chairman of the North American Soccer League (NASL) Aaron Davidson, former CONCACAF official Costas Takkas and Colombian ex-FIFA match agent Miguel Trujillo for bribery and corruption. Takkas was an advisor to former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, who was banned from football by the FIFA ethics committee in 2015. The trio will all…

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Lungu Fires Minister For Embezzlement And Misuse Of Funds

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday fired a Minister responsible for the administration of a social cash transfer scheme after reports of misapplication of funds. This follows revelations that about 4.3 million US dollars of donor funds for the scheme had gone missing, forcing some donors to suspend funding. Chief Government Spokesperson, Dora Siliya, confirmed in a tweet that the Zambian leader has fired Emerine Kabanshi, as Minister for Community Development and Social Services. “His Excellency, President Edgar Lungu has acted swiftly, relieving Hon. E. Kabanshi as Minister of Community…

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Nigeria Air Suspended Indefinitely By FG

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday, announced the suspension of the planned national carrier, Nigeria Air. On his Twitter handle, @hadisirika, Sirika tweeted: I regret to announce that the Federal Executive Council has taken the tough decision to suspend the National Carrier Project in the interim. All commitments due will be honoured. We thank the public for the support as always.” Details later….

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Adeleke In Exam Malpractice Scandal, As Police Files Case Against Him

By Akinwale Kasali This is not the best of time for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Osun State, governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke. The PDP gubernatorial candidate has been told to report to the Force Headquarters, Abuja, with immediate effect, over allegation on examination malpractice, criminal conspiracy, and impersonation. Adeleke was asked to report to the Special Investigation Panel alongside one Sikiru Adeleke, the Principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau, a worker who facilitated the registration of candidates for the National Examination Council in the school, Mr.Gbadamosi Ojo…

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Rivers 2019: Wike And Amaechi Back To The Trenches

By Stephen Ubanna Rotimi  Chibuike Amaechi, a former governor of Rivers state  and now minister of transportation and Nyensom Wike, a former minister of State, Education, under  former President Goodluck Jonathan Administration and the current  governor of the state appear to be back to the  trenches for control of the state in the 2019 general election. Amaechi had made the first attempt to take over the state from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP when he decamped to the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the 2015 general election because of his…

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“Stolen” Aircrafts: Chevron role in the game

By Uche Mbah Topbrass  Aviation Services, a local operator, is said to be in the middle of a scandal involving two Bombadier Aircrafts, Dash 8 Q300. Topbrass has leased the aircraft from Seagold Investment Limited. Headed by Roland Iyayi, an Aviation expert, Topbrass has been having a legal tussle with Seagold , over the ownership status of the two aircrafts with registration numbers 5N-TBB and 5N-TBC). Despite the tussle, the aircrafts were acquired through the Agencies of government allegedly for Aerocontractors, a company that has been taken over by the…

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Skye Bank: Customers Desert Bank Over Fraud

Bank’s Perception Index Drops By Bayo Bernard The management of Skye Bank Plc.is currently battling with how to manage allegation that customers’ deposits in the bank are no longer safe, because of a certain syndicate in the Tokunbo Abiru-led bank, involved in fraudulent transfer of money belonging to depositors. The magazine learned that the issue has sent shock waves among customers of the bank, so much so, that some are already contemplating closing their accounts. If this happens, financial analysts informed the magazine, it will further compound the numerous problems…

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