Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Billionaire Ifeanyi Ubah banned for punching Mikel Obi’s brother

01 April 2016, 13:39 Israel Ojoko

Lagos - The League Management Company has slammed a 10-match ban on billionaire businessman Ifeanyi Ubah for punching Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel’s older brother, Ebele.

Ebele Obi, the goalkeeper of Heartland FC was punched by the owner of FC IfeanyiUbah in a Nigeria Premier League game on March 23.

After the emergence of video footage of the incident, the body slammed the billionaire with 10-match ban and a fine of N2.5m.

Also read: WATCH: Billionaire Ifeanyi Ubah punches Mikel Obi’s brother

“Chief Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, proprietor of FC Ifeanyiubah, is suspended from all #NPFL match venues for the next 10 matches,” LMC wrote on Thursday.

“He has now been fined N2.5m because LMC found him guilty of encroaching field of play & assaulting Heartland player Ebele Obi.

“The fabled billionaire is expected to offer a letter of apology & an undertaking to be a good ambassador of the #NPFL.

“The LMC further bans all self-procured security services other than those sanctioned by the LMC from all #NPFL match venues henceforth.

“4 of the 10-match #NPFL ban is suspended for a probationary period till the end of the season.

“Ubah has up till 5pm on Saturday to appeal this decision if he objects the ruling.”

Earlier, the LMC had punished Ebele saying “Goalkeeper Obi of Heartland was separately charged for breach of Rule C11 in that he assaulted the Referee by pushing him down and was banned from all NPFL activities and matches for six matches.”

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.

- News24


Arsenal can last pace, says Wenger

22 October 2016, 09:37

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
EACC officers raid Deputy Governo...

EACC officers raided the home of a Deputy Governor as theft case continues in court. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
New IEBC bosses to be named Novem...

New IEBC bosses will be named on November 30. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
DP Ruto has spoilt my name, activ...

DP William Ruto has spoilt my name, activist complains. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Apologise for attack on Auditor G...

Apologise for attack on Auditor General, President Uhuru Kenyatta is told by Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong'o. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Quit if you can't fight corruptio...

An MP has told President Uhuru Kenyatta to quit office if he cannot fight corruption. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Investigate Uhuru, Ruto for corru...

Investigate President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto's offices over corruption, CORD leader Raila Odinga has said. Read more...