Boxer held over alleged sex attacks in Olympic village

Brazilian police arrested a Moroccan Olympic boxer on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro.

Officers arrested Hassan Saada, 22, from Casablanca, on suspicion of committing the assault on Wednesday, said a police statement released hours ahead of the Games' opening …

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NFF picks Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles coach

The Nigeria Football Federation has selected a German, Gernot Rohr to manage the Super Eagles.

The NFF boss confirmed that the German is currently working on development programmes for the German Football Federation is expected to arrive in Nigeria on Saturday.

He is also expected to be in Lagos on …

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Pele out of Olympic flame lighting

Brazil football legend Pele said poor health will prevent him from lighting the Olympic cauldron at the Games' opening ceremony on Friday as he had hoped to do.

"Right now I am not in physical condition to take part in the opening of the Olympics," the 75-year-old said in a …

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Dream Team defeated Japan against all odds – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight at the resilience of the Nigeria U-23 team that saw them pulled a 5-4 win over Japan in the Olympic opener.

The team arrived Manaus from their training camp five hours before the encounter against the Blue Samurai due to a mix up in …

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Femi, Seun and Yeni Kuti pen tributes to Fela

During the week, veteran afro-beat singer, Femi Kuti, and his siblings, Seun and Yeni Kuti, took time to pay tribute to their late father and afro-beat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

While celebrating their late father who is remembered for his timeless, fearless and unapologetic musical satires of the ruling government …

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Kidnapping: IG deploys 510 policemen along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Friday launched an operation against kidnappers and other hoodlums by deploying 510 anti-riot policemen in Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.

The operation which was backed with 40 patrol vehicles and armoured carriers, was expected to man dark spots and vulnerable points along the road which …

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NSE market capitalisation loses N112bn

The Nigerian equity market on Friday ended on a negative note with the market capitalisation dropping by N112 billion due to huge losses by some highly-capitalised stocks.

Also, the All-Share Index dipped 325.48 points or 1.17 per cent to close at 27,425.86, compared with the 27 …

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Prices of rice, beans, maize soar

The prices of commodities like imported rice, maize , beans, palm oil, sorghum and others have continued to rise at the Mile 12 Market in Lagos.

This is reflected in the commodity index update, prepared by Novus Agro Nigeria Ltd, an agro-based firm, and made available to newsmen on Friday in …

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Ten die in Niger clash

The Nigerian Army said on Friday that three soldiers and seven civilians died in a clash between soldiers and some residents of Kpaidna community in Niger.

Major Njideka Agwu, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 31 Artillery Brigade, Minna, said that the incident occurred at 2.00 a.m. on …

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Indian Men's Hockey🏑 Team to Skip Opening Ceremony🤔

By Shadowfax🐎

Indian men's hockey team🏑 has decided to skip the opening ceremony🎆 of the Rio 2016 Olympics. While the official sources said that the decision was taken in order to keep the team fresh🤔 for its Group B opener against Ireland on Saturday, several sources say that a wardrobe …

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No Room in Rio😑 for Leander Paes🎾

Indian🇮🇳 tennis ace🎾 Leander Paes wasn't allotted a room to stay😮 in Rio de Janeiro by the organising committee. Paes⭐ had to use the room of Rakesh Gupta👔 , the Chef De Mission, to change, reportedly. 🔈"I am slightly disappointed that having played six Olympics for India, I haven't been given …

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Ambani's Salary🤔 Limited at ₹15 Crore💰

By Shadowfax🐎

Ever wondered🤔 what the salary of the richest Indian is❓ Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has revealed in its annual report📝 that the annual remuneration for Reliance Industries' Chairman and Managing Director👔 (CMD) Mukesh Ambani was ₹15 crore. It seems Mukesh Ambani has kept his salary💵, perquisites and allowances …

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Lockheed Martin👀 Ready to Make✈F-16s in India❗

By Shadowfax🐎

American defence major Lockheed Martin have expressed👍 their readiness to shift the only production line🔧 of their flagship fighter jetl✈ F-16s to India from Texas to meet the global and Indian demands. However, the company clarified😯 that the offer was subject to the Indian Air Force choosing the …

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Heavy Rains⛈ Hit Mumbai

Mumbai's Central & Harbour lines🚋 were running 15 minutes late because of flooding on tracks, from heavy rains⛈ last night. Roads🛣 were flooded as well in many parts of the city that resulted in traffic jams🚗 during peak hours. Heavy rains are forecasted in Mumbai and the coastal🌊 Konkan region over …

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Rajnath Confirms IND🇮🇳 Media📰 Denied Coverage‼

Home Minister Rajnath Singh👴 confirmed that the Indian🇮🇳 media📰 wasn't allowed to cover his speech🎙 in Islamabad. 🔈"Indian DD (Doordarshan), PTI and ANI (news agencies) reporters were not allowed to cover my speech. I am hesitant to say if they (Pakistanti authorities) had behaved as per the norms and protocol …

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