Author: David Ayomide

LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of cryptocurrency exchange FTX and Alameda Research hedge fund, is set to face trial on seven conspiracy and fraud counts related to allegations of siphoning investors’ money into risky trades and other illegal activities. The Manhattan US attorney’s office has accused him of using FTX customer funds to cover increasing loan expenses at Alameda and engaging in extravagant real estate purchases and political donations. Bankman-Fried’s legal troubles began when it was revealed in November 2022 that Alameda held a substantial amount of FTX’s cryptocurrency, FTT. READ ALSO: Turkish Crypto Boss Faruk…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) Chelsea supporter and comedian Omid Djalili has accused VAR of missing a potential “common assault” by Carlos Vinicius on Thiago Silva during Chelsea’s 2-0 win against Fulham. Vinicius’s challenge on Silva went unchecked by VAR, prompting criticism from Djalili, who expressed frustration on social media. READ ALSO: Mykhailo Mudryk Breaks Goal Drought For Chelsea This incident adds to recent controversy surrounding VAR’s effectiveness in football, particularly after a mistaken call in Liverpool’s match against Tottenham. Chelsea is set to face Burnley in their next Premier League fixture before the international break.

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOCIE OF NAIJA) Elon Musk, the owner of X (formerly Twitter) and CEO of several companies, is now confronted with a new defamation lawsuit. The legal action alleges that Musk falsely accused a recent college graduate from California of being an undercover federal agent associated with a neo-Nazi group in the Pacific Northwest. During an LGBTQ pride event in Oregon, members of the Rose City Nationalists, their masks were removed during a scuffle. Some X users mistakenly identified one of the men involved as Benjamin Brody, a 22-year-old who was part of a Jewish fraternity and had previously…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) Former Chelsea and Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard is gearing up for a comeback to football this month in a charity match in France. The former Belgian international, who is currently without a club after mutually terminating his contract with Real Madrid at the end of the 2022-23 season, will take part in the charity match for Varietes Club de France on 18 October. Hazard will be joining forces with renowned French World Cup winners Laurent Blanc and Didier Deschamps, along with his former teammates from Lille, Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy. READ ALSO: Eden…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) Cristiano Ronaldo, the Al-Nassr star, has clinched his second consecutive Saudi Pro League Player of the Month award for his remarkable performance throughout September. Despite being 38 years old, Ronaldo’s skills remain as sharp as ever. In August, he scored five goals and provided two assists, earning him the Player of the Month award. He continued his impressive form in September, netting an additional five goals and contributing three assists to his team’s success. Thanks to Ronaldo’s outstanding performances, Al-Nassr has experienced a resurgence in the league. READ ALSO: Al-Nassr: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores First AFC…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Real Madrid responded to allegations of referee bribery made by a former police commissioner, who claimed that no one would dare to prosecute the club’s president, Florentino Perez. Jose Manuel Villarejo made these accusations in an interview with Spanish publication RAC 1, linking Real Madrid to a scandal similar to the one involving Barcelona. READ ALSO: Ancelotti Takes Blame For Real Madrid’s Derby Defeat Due To Defensive Fragility In response to these allegations, Real Madrid released an official statement confirming that Florentino Perez has initiated legal proceedings against Villarejo for making false accusations on…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) LeBron James shared a positive update on his son, Bronny, during the Los Angeles Lakers’ media day. Bronny, who suffered a cardiac episode during a workout in July, is making progress in his rehabilitation with the goal of playing for the University of Southern California (USC) this season. “Bronny is doing extremely well,” LeBron said. “He has begun his rehab process to get back on the floor this season with his teammates at USC. (With the successful surgery that he had, he’s on the up-and-up.” READ ALSO: LeBron James’ Son Bronny Suffers Cardiac Arrest LeBron…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) The Spanish referee Mateu Lahoz revealed that Lionel Messi apologized for his behaviour during the 2022 World Cup. In that tournament, Lahoz was the centre of attention during a heated quarter-final match between Argentina and the Netherlands, which ended in a penalty shootout win for Argentina. The game saw numerous yellow cards and a red card, with Messi openly criticizing Lahoz’s appointment for such a high-stakes match. In an interview with Tiempo de Juego, Lahoz recalled the incident, stating, “Leo Messi called me after the Netherlands game in the World Cup and apologized for the…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) Kevin-Prince Boateng, who briefly played alongside Lionel Messi at Barcelona in 2019, has shed light on the rivalry between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi was intrigued by Ronaldo’s move to Juventus in 2018 and asked Boateng about scoring goals in Italy. Boateng recounted their shower conversation, explaining that Messi was curious about Ronaldo’s success in Serie A. READ ALSO: Houston Dynamo Coach Confident Messi Will Play US Open Cup Final Boateng informed Messi that Ronaldo’s presence made scoring goals even more challenging, as he consistently found the net during his time at Juventus, scoring 101…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) Pop star Selena Gomez is set to host an auction for a priceless Lionel Messi jersey worn during the 2022 World Cup. The jersey, donated by Messi himself, is expected to raise substantial funds for the Rare Impact Fund, which supports mental health access and education for young people globally. READ ALSO: Messi’s Journey To Inter Miami Explored In New Documentary Series “Messi Meets America” Bidding for the jersey, initially starting at $1,000, has already surpassed $6,000 and is predicted to increase further. The event, named ‘A Night of Radiance and Reflection,’ will take place…

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