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Founder Daar Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi release after incident in London airport 

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The founder of DAAR Communications Plc High Chief Raymond Dokpesi (Ph.D) has been released after an incident which saw him delayed on arrival at the London Heathrow airport on Sunday January 8, 2023.

Dokpesi arrived via Frankfurt from Abuja on a Lufthansa airlines flight and was invited off the plane, before other passengers were disembarked.

Dokpesi was delayed at the airport for some hours before his passport was stamped and he was cleared by British Immigration officials for entry into the country.

His visit to the United Kingdom is not unconnected to the invitation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar by the British government to share perspectives on issues around the 2023 presidential elections.

The media founder is the Deputy Director-General, Technical & Systems of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council.

Chief Dokpesi wishes to thank all for their outpour of love, prayers and support following the news of the incident and to reassure that he is hale and hearty.

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High Chief Raymond Dokpesi (Ph.D)

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2024 Olympic Qualifier: It’s do or die vs Super Falcons – South Africa coach, Ellis

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Banyana Banyana of South Africa head coach Desiree Ellis says her side’s 2024 Olympic Games final qualifying round fixture against the Super Falcons of Nigeria will be a “do or die” affair.

The reigning African champions booked a date with old foes Nigeria after a 1-0 victory against Tanzania on Tuesday night.

Former African women’s Player of the Year, Thembi Kgatlana scored the winning goal in the second half.

South Africa won the tie 4-0 on aggregate.

“It will be do or die (vs Nigeria),” Ellis declared after the game against Tanzania.

“We want to have an early camp, we will improve our chances when we prepare early and very well.”

South Africa and Nigeria will clash in a two-legged match between April 1-9, 2024.

The overall winners will be one of Africa’s representatives at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

 

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He’s my favorite player – Man United’s Kobbie Mainoo reveals his football idol

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Manchester United midfielder Kobbie Mainoo has revealed that former Barcelona star Ronaldinho is his idol in football.

When asked about his idol growing up,Mainoo said in a recent interview (via @centredevils): “My idol? Growing up, it was Ronaldinho. He’s my favourite player.”

Ronaldinho made 547 appearances in his senior club career, scoring 197 goals and providing 166 assists across competitions.

He also won La Liga twice and the UEFA Champions League once with Barcelona.

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Man remanded for allegedly refusing to pay for burukutu, pepper soup

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A driver in Adamawa State, David Donald, has been remanded at a correctional centre in the capital, Yola, after he allegedly consumed large quantities of a local beer called burukutu and refused to pay for it.

The defendant also allegedly added two plates of fish pepper soup to his unpaid bills.

Donald, charged with cheating and arraigned before an Upper Area Court 4 sitting in Yola, was issued the remand order after he pleaded guilty to the offence contrary to Section 302 of the Penal Code Law.

David, who hails from Karin Lamido in Taraba State, was arraigned before the Ibrahim Musa-led Upper Area Court in Yola by the Adamawa State Police Command.

According to the police, David had on the 21st of February, 2024; at a local joint in Yola, ordered five plastic buckets of burukutu and two plates of fish pepper soup.

After consuming the beer and eating the fish pepper soup on the spot, he attempted to escape without paying. He was caught and subsequently handed over to the police.

The prosecuting police officer, Sgt Kabiru Abubakar, told the court that the defendant dishonestly collected the beer and pepper soup with a total value of N6,600 from Felicity Sunday and Linda Ali.

According to the prosecutor, the complainants reported the matter to the police, accusing the defendant of refusing to settle the bills.

 

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