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Day: December 14, 2023


Messi’s 2022 World Cup Shirts Sell For $7.8million

Six football shirts worn by Argentine megastar Lionel Messi at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have sold for $7.8 million at auction, the auction house told AFP on Thursday. There were three bids in total on what auction house…


Messi, Bonmati nominated for FIFA best player awards

Lionel Messi and Aitana Bonmati were named as finalists for the FIFA best players of the year awards by world football’s governing body on Thursday. Messi was awarded a record-extending eighth Ballon d’Or crown in October in Paris, while Bonmati…


Senators fume as two ministers abscond budget defense

The absence of the two ministers overseeing the Petroleum Resources Ministry (Oil and Gas), Heineken Lokpobiri and Ekperipe Ekpo on Thursday, stalled the budget defence of the ministry before a Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives. The…


Breaking: Rivers crisis deepens as two more Commissioners resign

As the crisis in Rivers State deepens two more commissioners have resigned from the Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s cabinet, according to PM News Earlier in the day, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof Zacchaeus Adangor resigned from his position…


Four Japanese Ministers Resign Over Corruption Allegation

A fundraising scandal involving the most influential group of the ruling party in Japan led to the resignation of four cabinet officials on Thursday. Over a five-year period to 2022, more than 500 million yen (£2.8 million; $3.4 million) was…


CBN Suspends New Request For Intervention Loans

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the suspension of new loan applications under its intervention programme. The announcement was communicated in a circular entitled “Suspension of Acceptance of New Applications under the Existing Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN…


Arsenal Boss Arteta Escapes Ban After Referee Rant Over Newcastle Win

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will face no punishment from England’s Football Association following his complaints about refereeing standards after a defeat by Newcastle last month. The Gunners’ boss was furious at the decision to let Anthony Gordon’s goal stand in…


Finland To Close Its Russian Border Again

Finland will close its eastern border with Russia, its interior minister said Thursday, hours after reopening it following a spike in migrant crossings that Helsinki has labelled a Russian hybrid attack. “The phenomenon has started again and we will close…


Oyo Governor, Makinde Presents Staff Of Office To 30th King Of Iseyin, Oba Sefiu Adeyeri II

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde on Thursday presented a staff of office to the new King of Iseyin town, Oba Sefiu Olawale Oyebola Adeyeri III, Ajirotutu I. Iseyin is an ancient town which is home to over 200,000 residents….


FIFA Assigns 30 Nigerian Referees For International Duties In 2024

World football-governing body, FIFA, has approved a total of 30 Nigerian referees to be placed on the international duties for the year 2024. The list is made up of 11 referees, 11 assistant referees, four beach soccer referees and four…