Nigeria and Germany Updates: Nigerian fans in the stadium singing, charging their team

TVC E.  Even with the hot game, the Nigerian fans in the stadium still singing and charging their team. YELLOW CARD’ Lars Bender goes into the referee book for a foul on Mikel who does well to shrug him off. SUB for Germany! Sven Bender OUT, Christiansen IN, Gnabry OUT, Philip Max IN Gnabry cuts inside again and shoots but his effort is blocked this time. 72′ SUB Nigeria’ Udo OUT, Popoola Saliu IN Into the last 20 minutes of the game. Nigeria still struggling to create chances. It’s been a disappointing outing for the African champions. SUB Nigeria’ Disappointing Sadiq Umar OUT, Junior Ajayi IN Mikel hits the side net from a free-kick. He tried the spectacular there. HALF CHANCE! Gnabry shoots wide again from close range. He has been dangerous in this game. Gnabry again drives forward and plays a defense splitting pass to Selke, the tall striker rounds goalkeeper Daniel but shoots wide from a very...

Rio: Updates on first half, Nigeria 0 – 1 Germany

TVC E.  The teams list are out and this is how both teams file out. Refresh your browser always for fresh updates. Nigeria XI: 18. Emmanuel Daniel, 2. Muenfuh Sincere, 4. Abdullahi Shehu, 6. William Ekong, 7. Aminu Umar, 9. Imoh Ezekiel, 10. John Obi Mikel (C), 13. Sadiq Umar, 15. Ndifreke Udo, 16. Stanley Amuzie, 17. Usman Muhammed SUBS: 1. Daniel Akpeyi, 3. Kingsley Madu, 5. Saturday Erimuya, 8. Oghenekaro Etebo, 11. Oluwafemi Ajayi, 12. Popoola Saliu   Germany XI: 1. Timo Horn (GK), 2. Jeremy Toljan, 3. Lukas Klostermann, 4. Matthias Ginter, 5. Niklas Suele, 6. Sven Bender, 7. Maximilian Meyer (C), 8. Lars Bender, 9. Davie Selke, 11. Julian Brandt, 17. Serge Gnabry SUBS: 12. Jannik Huth (GK), 13. Philipp Max, 14. Rober Bauer, 15. Max Christiansen, 16. Grischa Proemel, 18. Nils Petersen Both teams beginning to settle into the game after a jittery start. Nigeria flagged offside on two occasions in the...

EFCC probes Elechi, arrests ex-commissioner over $12m fraud

TVC E. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has intensified its probe of the immediate past Governor of Ebonyi State, Martin Elechi, over some alleged fraudulent contracts approved by his government. Earlier in the year, the EFCC had received a series of petitions against Elechi’s government, causing the commission to invite the ex-governor and his son, Nnanna. In continuation of the probe, the EFCC arrested a former Commissioner for Public Utilities in the state, Mr. Benjamin Okah, for his alleged role in a $12m contract awarded to a United States-based firm, Califco Group, in 2012. In a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson uwujaren, that the state government paid $10.8m to the firm in 2012 as mobilisation fee but the project was abandoned. The anti-graft agency said Okah allegedly received N83m as gratification through two of his companies. The statement read, “The EFCC on Monday the 15th, arrested a former Commissioner for Public Utilities...

Saudi Arabian authorities arrest 3 Nigerian pilgrims for alleged drug trafficking

TVC E. The Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested 3 Nigerian three pilgrims from Kwara for allegedly having in their possession a substance suspected to be cocaine. Hajia Fatima Abolore-Jimoh, the Executive Secretary, Kwara Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, confirmed the arrest on Wednesday the 17th from Saudi Arabia in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). She said the three pilgrims, who were among the first batch of 505 Pilgrims from Kwara, were arrested in Madinnah by Saudi Arabia security operatives. The executive secretary, who did not disclose the identities of the three suspects, said they were still in the custody of Saudi Arabian authorities. Abolore-Jimoh said the Saudi Arabian law would certainly take its course on the three suspected drug traffickers. She described the arrest as unfortunate and painful in spite of several appeals to them to be good ambassadors of Kwara and Nigeria. The executive secretary said that other pilgrims from the...

CBN bullion vans attacked by robbers in Jos

TVC E. 2 policemen have reportedly lost their lives in a crossfire between them and robbers who attacked  CBN bullion vans headed for Abuja yesterday, Tuesday the 16th. The bullion vans belonging to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) were ambushed by robbers at Hawan Kibo, along the Jos-Abuja road, in Plateau state. According to an eye witness, he said “bullets started flying around after a military checkpoint, at about 10am, and it was later discovered that it was CBN bullion vans that were attacked”. “All residents of the community fled for their lives,” he added. “The corpses of two security personnel were seen when the gunshots had died down.” Tyopev Terna, an assistant superintendent of police and public relations officer of the police in the state, confirmed the attack but said he did not have the details. Join TVC News BBM Channel C0021B67E Follow Us On Instagram – TVCconnect Follow us on twitter – @TVCconect Like us...

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