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…

Snaphubr launches photography website for African photographers, photojournalists to earn

Ayodele Samuel,Lagos The era when African event and celebrity photographers, as well as photojournalists, do not get monetary rewards for their works is gone, as Snaphubr Investment Limited has launched a stock photography website, Snaphubr.com. Snaphubr.com, is an image stock platform similar to Shutterstock, but exclusively dedicated to African-related content. The platform offers professional photographers…

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…

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!

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…

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

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!

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!

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…

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…

Between South-West APC Accord And Tacit Moves For Another Mega Party

not only portend that the political structure of the zone has been altered, it also shows that the political unity of the region is threatened. In this report, GEORGE OKOJIE, appraises the deft political moves in the region and implication of the recent convergence of All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains in Ibadan,the political capital of…

Gambia: Jammeh era over -Barrow

•As new president takes oath in office in Senegal •UN backs ECOWAS military action By Ese Awhotu with agency report Gambia’s president-elect, Adama Barrow has said that the era of incumbent President Yahya Jammeh was over, as he took oath of office as president yesterday in Senegal. Holding a Qur’an and looking solemn, Barrow was…

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…

Summons: NASS perfects plans to jail ministers

By Umar Muhammad Puma Ministers and other members of the executive face jail, as the National Assembly has perfected plans to throw them into prison should they fail to henceforth honour summons by the legislature. The reality of this plan manifested yesterday as a Bill that seeks to jail officials of the executive arm of…

Buhari, service chiefs in closed door meeting

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, met behind closed doors with service chiefs, before his departure to London on a 10-day vacation. Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, a general, said the service chiefs updated 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…

Accidental bombing: Death toll rises to 54

From Mustapha Isah Kwaru, Maiduguri The death toll in the Air Force misfire on Rann, Borno State rose by two as additional casualties were recorded at hospitals in Maiduguri. Going by the death toll initially given by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Doctors Without Borders of 52, the figure has now risen to 54. In an…

Recession: We must live within our means – Adeosun

Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun By Ochiaka Ugwu To remain afloat in this economic difficulty, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has advised Nigerians to live within their means. Adeosun who gave the admonition during the 14th Daily Trust Dialogue with the theme “Beyond Recession: Towards A Resilient Economy” in Abuja, said the economy…

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…

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…

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…

Why we won’t release El-Zakzaki-Presidency

Shiite protests Zakzaky arrest By Lawrence Olaoye The Presidency has said that security and public interest has made it impossible for the federal government to release the incarcerated leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky despite a court order. The IMN leader has been in detention since his arrest following the clash…

Kachikwu’s diplomacy and outlook for the oil industry

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu By Idang Alibi One of the most significant developments in the world oil and gas market last year was, certainly, the landmark deal that was reached in the 171st meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) held at the organization’s headquarters in Vienna…

Another PDP Senator, Nelson Effiong, decamps to APC

 *We will take back your seat, Akpabio threatens Effiong A senator representing Akwa Ibom South, Nelson Effiong, has cross-carpeted from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC. The lawmaker announced his defection to the ruling party on the floor of the red chambers at today’s plenary. Effiong, who cited party crisis…

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…

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…

Mother of UNILAG first class student pleads for assistance

UNILAG Mrs Patricia Bankole, mother of a University of Lagos (Unilag) 2015/2016 first-class student, Miss Taiwo Bankole, has appealed to governments at all levels to motivate other youths by assisting outstanding students. Patricia, a Secretarial Staff at the Lagos State House of Assembly, made the call on Saturday. She said that such assistance from governments…

Economic Turnaround Possible Only If…

By Atedo Peterside As part of their 14th Daily Trust Dialogue, the management of Daily Trust requested a presentation from me on “BEYOND RECESSION: TOWARDS A RESILIENT ECONOMY”. My focus will be on “Towards a resilient economy”, because virtually all the actions and policies that are required to help build a resilient economy are the…

Why President Buhari Ran(n) to Gambia and Away From Rann

By Reno Omokri… President Muhammadu Buhari wants to intervene in The Gambia to prevent a breakdown of law and order which will lead to a humanitarian crisis. The Gambia has a population of 1.8 million people, while Kaduna has a population of 6 million people of which over 2 million of those are in Southern…

LIVE: Liverpool vs Swansea City

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds will be looking to reclaim second spot for a few hours at least, while keeping the Swans rooted to the foot of the division. Follow the LIVE action with Goal

Shell relocates gas pipeline across Kolo Creek

Shell logo The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has relocated its Kolo Creek-Soku gas pipeline across Kolo River in Bayelsa from the river surface to the river bed. A correspondent who visited the Kolo Creek oilfield operated by SPDC on Friday reports that the gas pipeline was no longer located on the water surface across…

Trump, oldest U.S. president ever inaugurated

Donald Trump, Inauguration day U.S. President Donald Trump is the oldest U.S. president in history to be inaugurated, at age 70 years and 220 days, according to records. The 45th president of the U.S., who was inaugurated on Friday, was born on June 14, 1946 and would turn 71 this year. Before Trump’s inauguration, former…

Jammeh departs Gambia today, to go int exile

Ousted Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is prepping up to go on exile after he accepted to step down following last ditch diplomatic efforts made by the leaders of Guinea and Mauritania who were both in the capital, Banjul, to get him to cede power. Jammeh in a statement issued on state TV on Friday night,…