• Makarfi threatens to jail Sherrif for parading himself as PDP leader

    Makarfi threatens to jail Sherrif for parading himself as PDP leader

    Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been warned by the National Caretaker Committee of the  party, to stop parading himself as the leader of the party, threatening that Sheriff risks going to jail if he fails to heed the warning.

    Senator Ahmed Makarfi, who heads the PDP caretaker committee, and Senator Sheriff have been at loggerheads over who is the authentic national chairman of the party since May, this year.

    Several efforts to resolve the […]

  • Fraudster jailed for conning ex-England boss Allardyce

    Fraudster jailed for conning ex-England boss Allardyce

    A fraudster who conned Premier League football stars including former England manager Sam Allardyce out of thousands of pounds has been jailed for four years.

    Stephen Ackerman targeted West Ham staff – including then-boss Allardyce and England striker Andy Carroll – when he visited the east London club’s training ground to sell them luxury hampers.

    The 48-year-old, of Hillcroft, Loughton, Essex, was found guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court in October of 18 counts of fraud, totalling more than £61,000.

    Ackerman used the pseudonym […]

  • Samuel Eto’o laughs off threat of prison sentence as is snapped joking with his wife in Milan

    Samuel Eto’o laughs off threat of prison sentence as is snapped joking with his wife in Milan

    The former Chelsea and Barcelona striker is under pressure from Spanish authorities to face a ten-and-a-half year prison sentence for tax fraud.

    According to El Pais, he owes almost £3million in tax from 2006 to 2009, while he was at the Nou Camp.

    However the Cameroonian was all smiles as he was snapped with his wife Georgette in Milan.

    Wearing a trendy scarf and flat cap with a gold watch, Eto’o and his wife were in a fit of giggles at one point.

    As […]

  • Neymar’s family maintains innocence on corruption charges

    Neymar’s family maintains innocence on corruption charges

    Neymar’s father company, NN Consultoria, has responded to the latest attempt by Spanish prosecutors, to jail the Barcelona forward and insist they will be cleared of any wrongdoing.

    The authorities want a two-year prison sentence and €10 million fine for the Brazil forward, as well as jail terms for his parents, for alleged corruption involved in his transfer to Barcelona from Santos in 2013.

    An investment group, DIS, which owned 40% of Neymar’s economic rights, claims it received less money than it […]

  • Eto’o faces over 10 years jail time for alleged tax fraud

    Eto’o faces over 10 years jail time for alleged tax fraud

    The four-time African Footballer of the Year stands accused of failing to reveal his full income to the authorities, which could land him a long spell behind bars if found guilty.

    Samuel Eto’o could face a jail sentence of over 10 years, according to respected Spanish newspaper El Pais, which reports that a Spanish prosecutor is pursuing the striker for alleged tax fraud while at Barcelona.

    The former Cameroon international striker, 35, who is currently playing for Antalyaspor in Turkey, has been […]

  • Spanish judge calls for Neymar to be jailed for two years

    Spanish judge calls for Neymar to be jailed for two years

    Spain’s public prosecutor has called for Barcelona star Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the La Liga champions in 2013, said a court filing on Wednesday.

    Judge Jose Perals also called for a five-year sentence for former Barca president Sandro Rosell and a fine of £7.18million for the club, but called for charges against current president Josep Maria Bartomeu to be dropped.

    The case […]

  • Calm down internet! Why Neymar is NOT going to jail

    Calm down internet! Why Neymar is NOT going to jail

    Prosecutors in Spain are requesting a two-year prison sentence, but the footballer’s lack of previous convictions will spare him time behind bars in Barcelona.

    Contrary to the internet’s wild reaction, Barcelona forward Neymar will NOT be going to jail any time soon on corruption charges.

    Yes, prosecutors in Spain are requesting two years jail for the Brazilian footballer but, in reality, he wouldn’t actually spend any time behind bars.

    The reason Neymar won’t go to jail is that is he has no previous […]

  • CBN distances itself from recommendation to jail foreign currency holders

    CBN distances itself from recommendation to jail foreign currency holders

    The Central Bank of Nigeria has denied being a party to a recommendation by the Nigerian Law Reform Commission which recommended a review of the Nigerian Foreign Exchange Act to the Senate, with a legislation that seeks to bar citizens from holding foreign currencies for more than 30 days.

    It also recommended that people who have foreign currencies in their possession for more than 30 days should be jailed for up to two years or pay a fine of 20 per cent of […]

  • (Final Episode 19) A Letter from Jail … Life sucks beyond words

    (Final Episode 19) A Letter from Jail … Life sucks beyond words

    Finally sleep tussled me to the ground, and I slept off. I woke up feeling erratic. Something wasn’t right within me. That was the feeling that tore me. They took us for manual labour and the 8pm fight became the feast for my mind. I couldn’t stop thinking of it. In the fields, Presido always tried in her best in getting in my way but I avoided her like cancer. I had to even feign illness had,

    Me: “I no well!” […]

  • (Episode 18) A Letter from Jail … Life sucks beyond words

    (Episode 18) A Letter from Jail … Life sucks beyond words

    I was pushed into the Black Maria, in the company of well armed security agencies as I was taken to where I was going to rot in for the remaining days of my miserable life. The picture of my husband and beautiful angels burning in flames kept displaying like motion pictures in my mind. I wanted to cry but I couldn’t.  The tears weren’t just there. I wanted death!

    Me: “I just want to die!” I looked at the guns in […]

  • (Episode 17) A Letter from Jail … Life sucks beyond words

    (Episode 17) A Letter from Jail … Life sucks beyond words

    “So all these while, Alhaji has been the one threatening our lives? Poor Ope, she died not knowing she was trying to save my life” I said to myself

    Those were the words I kept repeating to myself the whole day

    I had my bath nine times, Miebaka was thinking I had fever, not knowing I spent the whole time in the bathroom trying to figure out what I was going to do. I knew I had done wrong by chopping off […]