BBC tweets Donald Trump was shot wound in the arm, renders apology [LOOK]

The BBC on Saturday apologised after erroneously tweeting that U.S. President Donald Trump had sustained an injury from a gunshot. The station blamed the blunder on an unauthorised access of its system by unknown hackers. “Apologies to anyone who saw an unusual Tweet from our account this morning,” the BBC said after taking down the…

Australian Open: Serena marches on to fourth round

Serena Williams gave compatriot Nicole Gibbs a lesson in grand slam tennis with a 6-1 6-3 thrashing to charge into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. Having passed her earlier tests against more accomplished players, second seed Williams had far too many weapons for the 92nd-ranked Gibbs, who appeared overawed by the……

IMO GUBER 2019: Sen. Ifeanyi Araraume.

Will you support Senator Ifeanyi Araraume in the event he decides to contest in the 2019 governorship elections? If YES, tell us why and If NO, feel free to elaborate.

Buhari warns varsities against unethical practices

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday warned that any university management involved in unethical practices would face the full wrath of the law. Buhari, who was the Visitor at the sixth convocation of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) in Abuja, said universities would henceforth prepare quarterly financial reports. Represented by Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive……

Igbo Presidency: Okorocha Rolls Out Campaign Drums

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has called on the entire Igbo race, to join the All Progressives Congress, APC, in order to enhance their political future. The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, stated this in Owerri on Saturday afternoon. This campaign plea came at a time when President…

Trending: Fashola under fire over 3rd Mainland Bridge repair

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN Motorists plying the 3rd Mainland Bridge in Lagos have been attacking the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola over the ongoing repair works on the bridge. Many of them have taken to the social media to vent their anger at Fashola over…

EPL: Swansea stun Liverpool at Anfield 

Swansea City defeated Liverpool 3-2 at Anfield to climb out of the Premier League relegation zone and inflict serious damage on their opponent’s title charge. All five goals came in the second half of the match, with Fernando Llorente and Roberto Firmino cancelling each other out before Gylfi Sigurdsson popped up with the decisive fifth….

Former dictator Yahya Jammeh leaves Gambia to begin a new life in exile

Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh will now leave Banjul on Saturday with President Alpha Conde of Guinea, to begin a new life in exile. This followed Friday’s final peace move by Conde and Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. The two West African leaders travelled to Banjul to persuade the long ruling Jammeh to leave…

Ohanaeze Ndigbo: No arm of government, no section of armed forces headed by an Igbo

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, a pan-Igbo cultural group, has criticised the uneven nature of president Muhammadu Buhari’s federal appointments. Nwodo lamented the omission of the Igbo ethnic group when filling leadership positions of key The post Ohanaeze Ndigbo: No arm of government, no section of armed forces headed by an Igbo appeared first on TheCable.

Why entrepreneurs need multiple competencies

Multiple competencies occur when one person has many abilities or capabilities. Most entrepreneurs have only one ability or capability. Research considers this a big limitation in the 21st century,  as such entrepreneurs stand the risk of being bullied by peers with several competencies. According to experts, multiple competencies save costs, enable entrepreneurs compete better than peers, attract……

LIVE: Nantes vs PSG

The champions will close the gap at the top of the league if they can overcome Sergio Conceicao’s in-form hosts – follow the action LIVE!

LIVE: Ghana v Mali

The Black Stars are looking for their second win in a row, while Mali are searching for their first three points of the tournament. Goal has it LIVE!

MMM begins payment in bits

Finally, MMM Nigeria, the most popular ponzi scheme in the country, has started paying outstanding mavro (money) to participants of the scheme. Kolade Ogunwande, a participant, who manages a number of accounts, in an interview on Friday said that N17,000 was paid into one of the accounts he handles for a friend. “One of the……

First Photos Of New US President, Donald Trump Inside The Oval Office

The newly inaugurated United States President, Donald J. Trump entered the Oval Office in the White House for the first time as a United States president and he went straight to sign executive orders. Recall that Donald Trump had won in the November 8 polls against Hilary Clinton and the results announcement had caused a……

Swansea shock Liverpool 3-2 at Anfield

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the winner to seal Swansea’s first league victory at Anfield Swansea lifted themselves off the bottom of the Premier League table and dealt a huge blow to Liverpool’s title hopes with a thrilling win at Anfield. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored from close range with 16 minutes left to give Paul Clement his first…

Students cry out over high price of garri

Garri Some students in Ilorin have decried the sudden increase in price of garri, commonly referred to as “students’ food’’. Some of the students expressed their concerns in separate interviews on Saturday in Ilorin. The students said it had become almost impossible to have a day’s meal with the increase in the staple food. A…

EFCC, Media Telling Lies Against Me – Diezani Alison-Madueke

The former Minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison Madueke has in a statement released responded to allegation leveled against her by the media, Economic and financial Crimes Commission and the Federal Government. The statement released by the former minister reads: “I have up till now chosen to maintain my silence and not to respond to inaccurate……

Fake policemen abduct LG chairman in Borno

The chairman of Bama Local Government Area of Borno State, Modu Guja, has been abducted by fake policemen. The council boss was said to be arrested by people in mufti who introduced themselves as plain clothes policemen. Guja’s vice was arrested recently in connection with the alleged hiding of a member of Boko Haram at…

Goodluck Jonathan visits Obasanjo in his Ibogun Ota Ogun village

“You’re now wiser after leaving office” –  Obasanjo to Jonathan Against news trending on Social Media platforms that he was in the United States of America to witness the inauguration of President Donald Trump former Nigeria has President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday sneaked into Ibogun, Ogun State, the ancestral village of  one of his  predecessors in…

Rapper, Makonnen Comes Out Of The Closet, Reveals He’s Gay

American rapper, Makonnen Sheeran who became famous after he was signed on to Drake’s OVO sound has given his fans ‘breaking news’. The rapper, famous for his “Club Goin Up On A Tuesday” single which was a smash hit back in 2014 took to his Twitter page to reveal that he is gay. Recall that……

LIVE: Real Madrid vs Malaga

Zinedine Zidane’s side will be looking to return to winning ways after back-to-back defeats, cementing their standing at the top of La Liga. Follow the LIVE action with Goal

Reconsidering Our Approach To Solving Nigeria’s Power Problems

Nigeria’s Electric Power Sector has sadly defied all “solutions”, and it is rather getting worse. The week between the 13th and 21st of January witnessed one of the epileptic performance of the National grid in modern history, with as many as ¾ system failures per day. When this new government got to power, I granted…

LIVE: Ghana v Mali

The Black Stars are looking for their second win in a row, while Mali are searching for their first three points of the tournament. Goal has it LIVE!

Experts see industrial parks kick-starting economic boom

Industrial parks and special economic zones will kick-start Nigeria’s economic boom and industrialisation drive, say experts. “As special economic zones, industrial parks help to create jobs, increases state, local government and institutional incomes through taxes and duties from companies benefiting from the infrastructure made available through their involvement in attracting investors. It also provides an……

LIVE: Middlesbrough vs West Ham

West Ham travel to the Riverside to take on a Middlesbrough side who will be confident in extending their strong form at home. Follow LIVE with Goal…

LIVE: Crystal Palace vs Everton

Sam Allardyce is still seeking his first victory in charge at Selhurt Park and will be out to end the Toffees unbeaten run there stretching back to October 1994

LIVE: West Brom vs Sunderland

David Moyes’ men travel to the Hawthorns on Saturday looking to pick up some much-needed points. Follow the action LIVE with Goal…

LIVE: AFC Bournemouth vs Watford

The visitors will be seeking their first win at the Vitality Stadium for the first time since December 1997, in the process ending their streak of six games without victory

LIVE: Stoke City vs Manchester United

Jose Mourinho’s men are seeking to put more pressure on the top four by coming out on top against Mark Hughes’ side – follow all the action LIVE with Goal!

Man sets wife on fire

Domestic Violence Pauline Mugure, a Kenyan lady has been rendered unattractive by her husband who reportedly attacked her and set her on fire in a violent domestic abuse attack. In a social media picture that has now gone viral, she is seen next to a makeshift house, struggling to speak while revealing the burns on…

Ifeanyi Ubah, Umeh, Ngige, others eulogize Bishop Hilary Okeke at 70

The chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Ltd, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, as well as former National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh; Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State and former governors of the state, Dr. Chris Ngige, Chief Peter Obi and Dame Virgy Etiaba, joined thousands of eminent and well-meaning Nigerians to felicitate…

Youth group urges Nyamali to contest Etsako Central Council Chairmanship

BENIN CITY – The youths of Anegbette Community in Etsako Central Local Government Area have called on the former Special Adviser to the local government council Mr. Alfred Nyamali to contest in the forth coming local government election in the state. Speaking to The NIGERIAN OBSERVER in Benin City the Secretary of the Anegbette Community…

Tiv cultural songs, dance competition holds in March

Tiv Cultural dance The Tiv Social Cultural Organisation (Mdzough u Tiv), said it will hold a Tiv songs and dance competition in the first quarter of this year. A statement signed by the Chairman, publicity committee, Mr Asunda Mpasega on Saturday in Makurdi, said the event will hold on March 23rd and 25th, at the…

Political future of Igbos rests in APC – Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State Gov Rochas Okorocha of Imo has reiterated that the political future of the Igbo race can only be guaranteed in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Okorocha, the Chairman of APC Governors Forum, said that South-East could not afford to be in opposition party, and urged all Igbos living…

Jos: NSCDS arrests 4 for illegal mining

From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDS) in Plateau State has apprehended four persons for carrying out illegal mining activities around the Lamingo dam, in Jos North local government area of the State. According to the state NSCDC Public Relations Officer Naomi Cishak, the corps also arrested three suspects…

Give us value for our patronage, Dogara tells Chinese Govt

By Umar Muhammad Puma The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has charged the Chinese Government to give the required value for projects for which Nigeria has taken huge loans , saying that only then will the high debt profile owed China be justified. The speaker, who made this statement when he received…

Buhari congratulates Belgore at 80

By Lawrence Olaoye President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated erudite lawyer, administrator and former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Salihu Modibo Alfa Belgore, on his 80th birthday. The President, in a statement made available to newsmen by his Special Adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, joined all professional colleagues, family and friends of the legal…

Reps urge FG to establish crèche facilities in govt offices

By Umar Muhammad Puma The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to establish crèche facilities in government buildings to support nursing mothers in its employment in order to set example for private sector employers. The House in a motion sponsored by Rep. Sergious Ogun (PDP-Edo) noted that the importance of a mother’s…

MMM wants to destroy my Family, My Husband left because of MMM – Wife tells Court

Mrs. Gbemisola Ayorinde has said to the Oja Oba/Mapo Grade C Customary Court, Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State that her problem started after her Husband discovered that she invested money borrowed from him in MMM. Her Husband, Oluwaseun Ayorinde, dragged his wife to court on the account that she’s quarrelsome and has totally neglected her responsibility of keeping…

Association decries increase in price of cassava

cassava The Cassava Traders’ Association (CTA) in Niger has decried the continuous increase in price of cassava in Minna. The association’s Secretary, Mr Emeka Animekwe, said in Minna that a pickup load had increased from N100,000 in October 2016 to N130,000 in January 2017. “In the past, a pickup load was shared into 19 heaps…

IDPs Sex Abuse: UK Foundation Delivers Workshop Plans To Nigeria

Ahead of a planned workshop on sex abuse of minors and the vulnerable in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Nigeria, a United Kingdom based nongovernmental organisation, Jose Foundation has submitted a detail programme of the event to the Nigeria High Commission in London. Submitting the plans to the minister for Education and Welfare…

Man burns son’s anus with electric heater

Electric Heater burn A Director of Planning in one of the juicy ministries in Borno State, (names withheld) has been arrested by the state Police Command for allegedly inserting electric heater into the anus of his 10-year old son over the allegation of engaging in homosexual activities. The top civil servant was said to have…

Jammeh leaves Banjul today, ECOWAS forces await briefing

Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh will now leave Banjul on Saturday with President Alpha Conde of Guinea, to begin a new life in exile. This followed Friday’s final peace move by Conde and Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. The two West African leaders travelled to Banjul to persuade the long ruling Jammeh to leave……

3mn Nigerian workforce lose jobs due to increasing deforestation – expert

Giwa Bisi Rodipe, Chairman of BISROD Furniture Company Limited and expert in tree planting and environment regeneration has disclosed that rising felling and burning of economic trees and deforestation ongoing in almost all forest reserves across the nation accounts for 3 million job losses in the entire value of timber and wood production and processing….

Army parades alleged killers of colonel

The 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Ibadan, on Wednesday paraded six suspects who allegedly killed Anthony Okeyim, former Commandant, Command Secondary School, Apata, Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the lifeless body of Mr. Okeyim, a colonel, was found at the premises of the school on December 12, 2016. The command had…

Abuja Light Rail 84 per cent complete – Official

The Acting Secretary of Federal Capital Territory’s Transport Secretariat, AbdulHamid Suleiman, says Abuja Light Rail is 84.33 per cent complete. Mr. Suleiman made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Abuja on Tuesday. “The total length of the completed double track as at today is 45.245 kilometres.’’ He said…

Adamawa: N4.8bn Paris Club refund’ll be used on workers-Official

From Umar Dankano,Yola. The indebted local government workers in Adamawa state have cause to smile as the committee set up by state government for the payment of their outstanding salary liabilities from Paris Club refund has commenced sitting in Yola. Affected workers across the local councils in the state includes; Local Government staff,primary school teachers…

Eko Disco announces nine-hour outage

The company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Godwin Idemudia, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos The post Eko Disco announces nine-hour outage appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Reps to IGP: Probe unpaid entitlements of 3,000 slain officers

By Umar Muhammad Puma The House of Representatives has urged the Police hierarchy to probe unpaid entitlements to relatives of more than 3,000 dead officers and men of the force. The resolution of the House followed a motion moved by Rep. Oghene Egoh (PDP-Lagos) which was unanimously adopted through a voice vote. Egoh said that…

Aisha Buhari urges more support for underprivileged

By Umar Muhammad Puma Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has called for more support from Nigerians and friends of Nigeria to Federal Government’s effort in reviving the North East region, which has suffered severe devastation from insurgency. stating that four years without economic activity has subjected the affected people to victimization and extreme…

Fear grips Katsina LG workers over planned rationalisation

From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina A planned rationalization of staff at the local government level has thrown workers of the 34 local governments of the state into panic over the possible loss of their jobs. The state Local Government Service Commission has last week issued a circular notifying heads of local government administration over the…

No mega party can be bigger than APC – Party Chieftain

The Deputy National Chairman, South, of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Segun Oni, has affirmed that efforts to form a mega party ahead of the 2019 general elections will not work. Oni, who said this in Abuja, affirmed that the ruling APC would produce the next governor of Ekiti State. There were reports earlier that…

Ex-CBN director advises FG to intensify developing nation’s refineries

Dr Titus Okunronmu, a former Director, Budgetary Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has advised the Federal Government to intensify efforts to make the refineries functional in order to stop the exportation of petroleum products. Okunronmu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Ota, Ogun, that developing the nation’s refineries would reduce……

Political future of Igbos rests in APC – Okorocha

Okorocha, the Chairman of the APC Governors Forum, said the South East could not afford to be in opposition and urged all Igbos living outside the zone to join the party The post Political future of Igbos rests in APC – Okorocha appeared first on The Eagle Online.

DELSU matriculates over 6,000 students

DELSU The 6,045 students offered admission by the Delta State University Abraka (DELSU), into the regular degree programmes of the institution for the 2016/2017 academic session, on Saturday took the matriculation oath. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victor Peretomode, who spoke during the matriculation ceremony, also said that 230 candidates were admitted into the diploma programme…

Enugu State Govt. institutes N60mn traders’ empowerment scheme

Enugu State Government has instituted a N60million annual traders’ empowerment scheme aimed at encouraging traders in the state. Godwin Udeuhele, the Commissioner for Information, who addressed newsmen on Saturday in Enugu on the outcome of the State Executive Council Meeting, held on Friday night, said participation in the scheme was free. Udeuhele said under the…

Eko Disco announces 9-hour power outage

Eko DISCO Head Office The Management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Saturday said there would be a nine-hour power outage in Lagos Island, Victoria Island and Ikoyi on Monday Jan. 23. The company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Godwin Idemudia, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos. “We which…