• Charly boy seeks death penalty for corrupt officials

    Charly boy seeks death penalty for corrupt officials

    Maverick activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, on Thursday, urged that corruption should be made a treasonable offence for it to be adequately tackled.

    He made the call during a news conference put together by the “Occupy Unlimited” group, a civil society group that advocates good governance and corruption-free society.

    Charly Boy, who is the National Coordinator of the group, said “corrupt leadership has been killing ordinary Nigerians slowly and steadily over the years.

    “It is time to properly define it […]

  • UK appeals to Nigeria to abolish death penalty

    UK appeals to Nigeria to abolish death penalty

    According to reports, the UK on Monday appealed to Nigeria to abolish the death penalty, saying that capital punishment cheapened human life.

    The UK made the appeal in a statement issued by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, on the 2016 World Day against the Death Penalty.

    Arkwright said that the British Government believed the death penalty had no place in the modern world and its use undermined human dignity.

    According to him, there is no conclusive evidence of its deterrent […]

  • Francesco Totti’s stoppage-time penalty lifts Roma over Sampdoria

    Francesco Totti’s stoppage-time penalty lifts Roma over Sampdoria

    Francesco Totti’s stoppage-time penalty clinched Roma a 3-2 victory against Sampdoria after torrential rain had delayed the start of the second half at the Olympic Stadium by an hour.

    Veteran striker Totti, a half-time substitute for Diego Perotti, converted his spot-kick into the bottom corner in the third minute of time added on after Milan Skriniar’s foul on Edin Dzeko to snatch Roma’s second Serie A win of the season.

    Former Manchester City striker Dzeko had fired home in the 61st minute […]

  • Santi Cazorla nets penalty as Arsenal claim late win against Southampton

    Santi Cazorla nets penalty as Arsenal claim late win against Southampton

    Santi Cazorla’s controversial stoppage-time penalty was enough to give Arsenal victory over Southampton in their Premier League meeting at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

    With the match deep into added time and both sides looking like taking a share of the spoils, Cazorla thrashed home a spot-kick to seal a 2-1 win after substitute Olivier Giroud had been tugged to the ground by Jose Fonte.

    But questions will be asked as to whether play should have been stopped by referee Robert Madley as […]

  • No More Death Penalty for Kidnappers  in Delta State as House of Assembly Approves Life Imprisonment

    No More Death Penalty for Kidnappers in Delta State as House of Assembly Approves Life Imprisonment

    The Delta State House of Assembly has amended the Delta State Anti-Kidnapping Law 2016 and approved life imprisonment for any person convicted of kidnapping in the state.

    This followed the a letter to the House from Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who appealed for reconsideration of Section 4, Sub-Section 1 of the Delta State Anti-Kidnapping Law, 2016 as passed by the House, which made provision for death penalty.

    “The Right Honourable Speaker and Honourable Members of the House are aware that death penalty is […]

  • I knew I’d score Champions League-winning penalty – Cristiano Ronaldo

    I knew I’d score Champions League-winning penalty – Cristiano Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo says he had a vision that he was going to score the winning penalty in the Champions League final. The Portuguese netted the decisive spot-kick following a 1-1 extra-time draw between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the San Siro.

    Sergio Ramos had given Real an early lead but, after Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco equalised, Juanfran missed Atletico’s fourth penalty and Ronaldo stepped up to seal victory.

    “I had a vision and saw I was going to score the winning goal, so I […]