Friday, 8th December 2023

Joan Laporta

18 Oct
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has been charged as part of the investigation into alleged bribes paid to referees, a Spanish court said on Wednesday. The club itself and two of its former presidents, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell, as well as the former head of Spain's referees body, Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira, and his…
17 Apr
Barcelona "have not committed any crime" or tried to "obtain some type of sporting advantage," the club's president Joan Laporta said Monday amid investigations into payments made to a former refereeing chief.
16 Jan
Barcelona president Joan Laporta backed coach Xavi Hernandez after he led the team to victory over Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final on Sunday.
5 Jan
Barcelona president Joan Laporta said Thursday he believes a European Super League could be up and running from 2025 if a key court ruling goes in the project's favour. A suit alleging football governing bodies UEFA and FIFA had abused their power when they threatened to expel clubs or players who joined a proposed Super…


Turkey on Friday hailed a deal between arch-foes Armenia and Azerbaijan to swap prisoners of war and work toward normalising ties torn by decades of strife over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Azerbaijan reclaimed the long-disputed enclave after a lightning offensive against Armenian separatists in September. It was followed by a breakdown in relations between Armenia and…
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The governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani, has announced that the rebuilding of Tudun Biri village, destroyed by a military airstrike on Sunday, will commence within the next three weeks.
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Salvoes of rockets were launched Friday at the US embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, the mission said, the latest in a flurry of such attacks amid the Israel-Hamas war. "A multi-rocket attack was launched at US and Coalition forces in the vicinity of Union III and the Baghdad embassy complex" without causing any…
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Director of Isaam Couture has launched Atumpan delight collection, a breathtaking ensemble of Afrocentric elegance and contemporary flair. The collection, comprising ten distinct designs, is a testament to Odoom's visionary approach to fashion, seamlessly blending traditional African aesthetics with modern trends. The Atumpan Delight Collection is an ode to the Ankara fabric, a symbol of…
44 mins ago
Sunshine Stars’ ball boy was shot, players and officials were seriously injured as suspected gunmen attacked the club’s team bus on Thursday, December 7, 2023.
54 mins ago
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has assured that the federal government has put in place measures to tackle youth unemployment as part of effort to stem brain drain through migration.
58 mins ago
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, December 7, 2023, secured the conviction and sentencing of one Eze Harrison Arinze for defrauding 34 victims in 13 countries of $592,000.
1 hour ago
About 250 South Sudanese soldiers left Goma on Friday, the latest group from an East African Community (EAC) regional force to withdraw from the strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after Kinshasa refused to renew its mandate. The seven-nation EAC first deployed troops in the violence-plagued region in November 2022, at the invitation of the…
1 hour ago
The Government of Canada has announced that the cost-of-living financial requirement for study permit applicants will be raised significantly, starting January 1, 2024.
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A section of a pedestrian bridge in the Alapere Estate, Ketu area of Lagos, collapsed on Thursday night following a collision with a truck.