World champion Nico Rosberg has retired from Formula One – a shock decision announced just days after winning his first title.
The 31-year-old German sealed the championship after a dramatic season finale in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
In a Facebook post, Rosberg said: “Since 25 years in racing, it has been my dream, my ‘one thing’ to become Formula One World Champion.
“Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target.
“And now I’ve made it. I have climbed my […]
There is confusion, fear and anxiety in the Judiciary as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Mahmud Mohammed retires today, without handing over to a successor.
At the close of work, yesterday, he did not officially hand over to any successor, newsmen repotorts.
It was also gathered that, on October 10, Mohammed forwarded the name of Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen, as his successor, to President Muhammadu Buhari, who will then forward same to the Senate for confirmation next CJN.
Anxiety is high in the […]
The federal government has finally retired the 13th Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), David Parradang, thereby putting to an end the more than one year of confusion over his fate.
It was gathered at that weekend that the suspension had been lifted and his retirement formalised by the federal government.
According to the source, Parradang’s retirement was formalised last month but was kept from the public due to its sensitivity.
The source said: “The thing came out about a month […]
Petr Cech is retiring from international football after playing 14 years for Czech Republic, saying it will help prolong his club career by giving him more rest during the season.
The Arsenal goalkeeper played his final major tournament for the Czech national team at Euro 2016 in France, when the team was eliminated in the group stage.
He had hinted before the tournament that he could quit internationals after this summer, and confirmed that decision on Friday.
“I think I’ve reached the point […]
Lionel Messi retires from International football, but his ‘god-like’ CV and fact-file will astound you
Argentina captain Lionel Messi today retired from International football after losing the Copa America title to Chile.
But looking at his CV as a footballer and honours achieved you can only salute.
Name: Lionel Andres Messi
Date of birth: June 24, 1987 – age 29
Place of birth: Rosario,
Argentina Club: Barcelona (ESP/since 2000)
International appearances: 112
International goals: 55
International debut: August 17, 2005, Hungary 1 Argentina 2
Club Champions League (4): 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2014-15
Club World Cup (3): 2009, 2011, 2015
Spanish Championships (8): 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, […]
The Nigerian military Friday retired 464 personnel from active service.
The soldiers comprising 449 from the Nigerian Army (NA), two from the Nigerian Navy (NN) and 13 from the Nigerian Air Force were hosted to a passing out ceremony held at the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) in Oshodi, Lagos.
In his farewell remarks to the personnel, Defence Minister, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Dan-Ali (rtd) urged them to collaborate with their colleagues still in service to contain militancy across the country.
Dan-Ali who was […]
Several senior officers of the Nigerian Army were yesterday retired from service, according to a statement issued by a military spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
Colonel Usman disclosed that the retired officers “were mainly some Major Generals, Brigadier Generals, Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels and a Major.”
The statement said the officers were retired due to “service exigencies.”
He did not provide the names of the affected officers.
In a hint that the retirements were disciplinary in nature, Colonel Usman noted “not too long ago some […]
Nigeria female senior national team goal keeper, Super Falcons’ goalkeeper, Precious Dede has retired from the national football team after a career that lasted over 15 years that saw her participating in four women World Cups, three Olympic Games and four AWC, which she won in 2010 and 2014.
Dede revealed that she wanted to hang her boots immediately after the African Women Nations Cup in Namibia two years ago but later changed her mind.
She disclosed that after 15 years with […]