#BBNaija Marvis, Bisola and Kemen off to Warri.

Three big brother contestants Marvis, Bisola and Kemen are off to Warri to see Ayiri Emami, who is a big fan of the show and was rumoured to have promised Efe 50,000,000 Naira. See Photos-

Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. Governor Godwin Obaseki’s election was Thursday upheld by the Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, that sat in Benin on Friday. Justice Ahmed Badamosi dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, declaring that it lacked merit….

No one can ban me from Aso Rock – Gov. El-Rufa’i

The governor stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after joining President Muhammadu Buhari to perform the two-raka’at Juma’at weekly prayer at State House Mosque, Abuja on Friday The post No one can ban me from Aso Rock – Gov. El-Rufa’i appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Sanusi to BBOG; Broaden your campaign to include all young victims of insurgency

Sanusi made the call in Abuja on Friday at the inaugural annual lecture to mark third anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok Girls, with theme: “Where goes our girl-child, our nation goes.” The post Sanusi to BBOG; Broaden your campaign to include all young victims of insurgency appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Wike alleges Amaechi stole $50m found in Lagos apartment, threatens to sue FG

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has insisted that the $50million found in a Lagos apartment by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was stolen by his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi. He has asked for it to be returned within seven days. Addressing journalists at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Friday night,…

PDP crisis: Makarfi carpets Sheriff for saying Wike gave Jonathan N50m

Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi has lambasted National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff for attacking former President Goodluck Jonathan and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike. Sheriff had, at a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday, accused Jonathan of collecting N50 million from Wike to…

How Obasanjo caused war between executive, legislature – Na’Abba

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of being behind the unending war between the executive and the legislature since the return to democratic rule in 1999. He said this on Friday at a national conference on “Political party supremacy and the dynamics of parliamentary autonomy”,…

Malabu oil deal: I acted on Jonathan’s instructions – Ex-AGF, Adoke

Ex-Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has insisted he acted on former President Goodluck Jonathan’s instructions, as it concerns the Malabu oil deal. He also said he was aware of plans by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to raid his house in Okene, Kogi State. Adoke said this in…

APC planting moles to destabilize us – Accord Party

The Oyo State chapter of Accord Party has alleged that some “disgruntled elements” are allegedly being sponsored by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to destabilize the party. The party maintained that those elements had “taken their desperation to serve their alleged paymasters in the APC to the level of claiming to be Accord members…

Leave us out of eviction order, 200-year-old community urges Oyo government

Rising from a crucial meeting at Aba Paanu, members of the community resolved to plead with the state government to leave out the community out of the several hectares of land acquired The post Leave us out of eviction order, 200-year-old community urges Oyo government appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Edo election tribunal: PDP, Ize-Iyamu say judgment unacceptable

The three-man tribunal, led by Justice Ahmed Badamasi, on Friday dismissed the petition filed by Ize-Iyamu and the PDP for lack of credible evidence to prove their case The post Edo election tribunal: PDP, Ize-Iyamu say judgment unacceptable appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Ending terrorism without bombs and guns, by Okanga Agila

We have reached a stage in the anti-terrorism war, where I feel these soft and non-combative means of tackling the vestiges of terrorism is more lucrative and would help us better as a people and a nation The post Ending terrorism without bombs and guns, by Okanga Agila appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Ameobi not a cheat – Notts County boss

Ameobi was denied what looked to be a clear penalty in the last minute of the Magpies’ 2-2 draw at Crewe, when he was brought down by goalkeeper Ben Garratt The post Ameobi not a cheat – Notts County boss appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Tyson Fury slams Joshua’s billion dollar goal

Joshua faces Klitschko on April 29 at Wembley Stadium in an event that could earn the 2012 Olympic gold medallist an eight-figure sum through purse, Sky Box Office revenue and endorsements The post Tyson Fury slams Joshua’s billion dollar goal appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Wife Of Kebbi Gov Dr Zainab Bagudu Partners FIDA Kebbi To Free 30 Inmates

Dr. Zainab Atiku Bagudu in collaboration with the International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA Kebbi has paid outstanding fines to free up to 30 inmates from prison. The governor’s wife also donated food, clothing other assorted items to the 329 inmates of the New Birnin Kebbi Prison. The prisoners to be freed were carefully selected…

Efe Ambrose salutes Rodgers

Ambrose was taken out of the firing line for his own good by Rodgers in August after being booed by some Celtic supporters in Dublin after scoring an own goal in a friendly match against Barcelona The post Efe Ambrose salutes Rodgers appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Zesco, Rangers tie get new kick off time

This is due to the Nigerian champions 24 hour delay in their arrival for the match due to industrial action by the players on April 13, the date of departure from Enugu, over unpaid bonuses dating back to February The post Zesco, Rangers tie get new kick off time appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Insecurity: How Hon Aliyu Gebi Made The 7th Nass Safe And Secure

In the face of security threats and breaches in the form of bomb blasts terrorist assaults, kidnappings armed robbery and cultism etc, it has become increasingly harder to secure the safety of lives and property and the daily challenges of tackling these unwholesome anti-social and criminal activities continue to task the brains and brawns of…

Dogara calls for intensified efforts to free Chibok girls

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, in Abuja on Friday, to mark three years of abduction of the girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, Dogara stated that his prayers are with the parents and relations of the girls and urged Nigerians not to relent…

Unknown man pays N42m tithe to church

Although the pastor of the church initially denied knowledge of the offering, a copy of the church’s quarterly financial report, covering the months of January to March, confirmed the payment of N42 million tithe to the church The post Unknown man pays N42m tithe to church appeared first on The Eagle Online.

$43.4m cash haul: Buhari orders EFCC to probe Ameachi

Following the alarm raised by former Minister of Aviation Chief Femi Fani- Kayode that the cash stashed away in dollars, pounds sterling and Naira denominations in Flat 7, No. 16 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, belongs to former governor of Rivers state now Minister of Transport, RotimiAmeachi, President MuhammaduBuhari has allegedly ordered the Economic and Financial…

Amaechi took N15b found in Lagos house from Rivers State – Gov. Wike

Wike, at a news conference, said the $43 million, £27,800 and N23 million found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos on Wednesday was part of the slush funds with which Amaechi sponsored the 2015 presidential campaigns of President Muhammadu Buhari The post Amaechi took N15b found in Lagos house…

Hon Aliyu Gebi, A Fearless Tribune Of The Oppressed

Historically, tribunes were those officials in the Roman Empire period that were elected specifically to agitate for the rights of the ordinary marginalized sections of society and they pursued their mandate  with all sense of resolve, tenacity and utmost independence from the Roman authorities. However the philosophy and practice of tribuneship did not end with…

Between Nigeria’s ERGP And China’s Vision 2020

“The Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) articulates our vision for the country for the period 2017-2020, and lays the foundation for long-term growth,” writes President Muhammadu Buhari in his foreword to the ERGP. “Tough times require bold actions,” Minister of Budget and National Planning Senator Udoma Udo Udoma further explains in his preface to…

Ambrose Named Championship POTM

Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose has been crowned Scottish Championship Player of the Month (POTM) for March. The 28-year-old joined Neil Lennon’s side on a 93-day emergency loan from Celtic after work permit issues had stopped him from joining Blackburn Rovers. Having made a losing debut in the 2-0 defeat to St Mirren, the Ambrose delivered…

Two die in Ekiti clash, Fayose declares curfew

Operating under the aegis of Federation of Igbara-odo Students Union‎, which comprises of current students and old students of the community, the youths had early on Friday distributed some pamphlets to residents on the issue The post Two die in Ekiti clash, Fayose declares curfew appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Diogu Confident Of 2017 FIBA AfroBasket Success

Power forward of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA)’s Jiangsu Monkey King, Ike Diogu, has expressed his willingness to help Nigeria’s male basketball team, D’Tigers, defend its FIBA AfroBasket title in the Republic of Congo in August, 2017. Having suffered a leg injury just days before the FIBA AfroBasket in Tunisia two years ago, the 33-year-old…

Illusive Kaduna Crisis Report: Senate’s apathy

The report presented by Senate panel on Kaduna crisis led by Senator Kabiru Gaya has been rejected, writes, correspondent, OkechukwuJombo   Nigerians may have been eagerly waiting for the outcome of the Senate investigation into the crisis that took place in the southern part of Kaduna State for obvious reasons. Expectedly, it may not be…

Segun Agbaje As Goldstandard

There is an agreement among banking professionals and the banking public is that one of today’s first tier banks in Africa, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has been groomed to become a foremost African financial institution and a leading global brand and model to its peers. In the last 15 years, the bank has made remarkable…

2017 TAMS Productivity Summit To Enhance Employee Performance

As part of efforts to enhance employee performance in Nigeria, the 2017 edition of high-level management meeting, TAMS Summit would be taken place to boost the national productivity level. In a release to the media, the council member of Women in Business (WIMBIZ), Mrs. OlubunmiAboderin-Talabi will be the chairperson of the summit. The summit is…

ExxonMobil Partners Kaduna State To Boost Secondary Education

Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (Offshore East) Limited, an ExxonMobil affiliate company in Nigeria, has donated 5000 personal tablet computers to students in Kaduna state government-owned secondary schools,  under the State’s Smart Education Initiative, as part of efforts to improve students’ access to education within the state. The tablet computers are equipped with school curriculum,…

Jonathan’s ex-CSO Obuah is dead

  Management of National Hospital have confirmed the death of Gordon Obuah, former Chief Security Officer to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.   The spokesperson for NH, Dr. TayoHaastrup, told Nigerian Pilot Weekendthat the body of Obuah who died in the Accident and Emergency Department of the Hospital, has been deposited in the morgue.   “I can…

Scorecard Of Entertainers In Government

There is a growing list of entertainers with political portfolios. Since the entertainment industry has received attention from the federal government, the state governors are beginning to appoint personalities from the industry who have done well. ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM and SAMUEL ABULUDE looks at some entertainers with political portfolios and how they are faring. Successful…

PDP: Wike, Fayose not sponsors of Jonathan’s peace meeting – Committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it was untrue that Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike and his Ekiti counterpart, Ayodele Fayose, sponsored the party’s April 6 stakeholders’ meeting. Mr Dayo Adeyeye, Publicity Secretary of the National Caretaker Committee of the party, stated this at news conference on Friday in Abuja. Deputy National Chairman of the party,…

Easter: Muslims, Christians Urged To Unite

In commemoration of the occasion of the Easter, a call has gone to Muslims and Christians to unite as brothers and sisters given the common Abrahamic origin of their religions. The call was contained in the Friday sermon by the Imam of the state house mosque, Sheik Abdulwaheed Abubakar Sulaiman. This is contained in a…

Amina Mohammed clinches African woman award

By Joyce Remi- Babayeju with Agency report The new United Nations Deputy Secretary and immediate past Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, has clinched   the New African Woman in Politics and Public Office. Mohammed on Thursday, in Dakar, Senegal was named in the New African Woman magazine’s award ceremony. Recall that Mohammed held key position in…

Dogara Seeks Intensified Efforts To Free Chibok Girls

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has asked the executive arm of government to intensify rescue efforts for the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Dogara, in a statement issued on the 3rd year remembrance of the abduction of the girls from Government Secondary school, Chibok, Borno state, stated that his prayers are with the…

Senate vs Buhari, who blinks first

Recently the media has been awash with reports about how appointees of president MuhammduBuhari have relegated the Senate to the Background by not responding to invitations extended to them by the upper legislative Chambers.   They now chose to go to court to challenge their invitations and this has not gone done well with the…

Identity My Way By Eki Orleans

‘Eki’ means centre of attraction and for Eki Orleans being the centre of attraction is a natural consequence of wearing an Eki Orleans creation. After several successful collaborations, the IDENTITY My Way collection was the design house’s path to narrating a story their way. Questions were asked such as: “What makes us who we are?”…

IDMA-NOF Brand Debuts Collection ‘5 Eyes’

Launched in 2016 by Mfon Ogbonna who doubles as Head Designer and Creative Director of IDMA-NOF, the pharmacist turned creative designer’s interest in fashion started at 5 years old after watching her mother sew pieces for clients. Her love for fashion designing made her return to study across North America, the U.K. and Europe at…

FG establishes micro credit program for artisans, market women, others

By Ibrahim Mistaali   In an  efforts to reduce level of poverty in the to the barest minimum, the current wave of unemployment in the country, the Federal government has commenced the establishment of a micro credit programme for market women, artisans, vocational skills and other unskilled persons in various locations in Nigeria. Vice President…

What’s This Fuss About Submission?

To the Almighty God, the giver of life we ascribe all glory today for another wonderful opportunity to come your way againon The Super Family,the ministry with the mandate to help put our families in the right perspective, God’s perspective, by teaching and/or encouraging various family values which we believe will help transform our marriages…

Easter: Exhibit love, pray for Buhari’ssound health, Faparusitells Christians

All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Hon BamideleFaparusi, has called on Christians to continue to exhibit the culture of perseverance and brotherhood displayed by Jesus Christ on the cross.   In his Easter message in Ado Ekiti , yesterday, Faparusi said time has come  for Nigerians to bid inter-religious crisis good bye, saying what  Ester preaches is…

Laboratory Scientists task FG on local production of vaccines

… Warns Nigerians on misuse of antibiotics As Nigeria celebrates the 2017, World Biomedical Science Day today, WBSD, the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, AMLSCN, has urged the Federal Government to resume local production of bacteria vaccine in Nigeria, as the body warns Nigerians on misuse of antibiotics. The President of AMLSCN, AlhajiToyosiRaheem…

Still On The Health Of Your Driver

Sometime in March, I did a piece titled,’’ How healthy is your driver’’. In that piece, I tried to capture the story of Muyeed Sulai, a 48years old truck driver and a father of four whose thriving driving career was a beauty to behold. However, on March 1 2017, Muyeed’s thriving driving career hit the…

Whistleblower

The post Whistleblower appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can trust.

Easter Celebration: Bello felicitates with FCT residents

FCT Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello has congratulated the residents of the Federal Capital Territory as the World celebrates Easter, which marks the crucifixion and resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.   The Minister in his Easter Message today, urged residents to spread the gospel of love, sacrifice, tolerance and peaceful co-existence in line with the lifetime of…

‘I am a broken woman in the corpse of a child’

Follow @Musenarratives  Lolade on Facebook   Stolen, bruised, raped: Borno girls recount horrid spells in  Sambisa Forest How Boko Haram transformed them from  innocent girls into sex slaves and suicide bombers   THE girl died in Maryam Alhaji-Wakil on a sunlit afternoon in Bama. That fateful day in 2014, insurgents of the deadly terrorist sect,…

#BringBackOurGirls: Saraki calls for concerted efforts to bring back Chibok girls

OkechukwuJombo Senate President, Dr. AbubakarBukolaSaraki has called for concerted efforts to bring back the over 200 school girls that were abducted from their secondary school in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State three years ago.   Speaking on the third year anniversary of the abduction of the girls, Saraki pledged that the Senate will continue…

Osun NYSC donates wheel chairs to physically challenged persons

National Youth Service Corps, NYSC Osun State in partnership with Grace Project International have donated wheelchairs worth thousands of naira to three physically challenged persons in Ede. Coordinator of NYSC in Osun state, Emmanuel Attahsaid the wheel chairs which was donated by Grace Project International was part of their contribution to NYSC  in ensuring  the actualization…

‘Right Time’ To Use Huge Bomb In Afghanistan – US General

US top military commander, Gen. John Nicholson in Afghanistan yesterday said, the decision to deploy one of the largest conventional bombs ever used in combat was purely tactical, and made as part of the campaign against Islamic State-linked fighters. As many as 36 suspected Islamic State militants were killed in the strike on Thursday evening…

Bayelsa govt denies abandoning scholarship students

Bayelsa State Government has said that the speculation that it neglected its students currently on scholarship at the Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, United States is false and malicious. Some parents yesterday claimed that 21 of their children on government scholarship were neglected through non-payment of fees and other obligations, saying that the development was threatening their…

Turkey Detains Islamic State Suspects Over Planned Attacks – Police

Police in Istanbul have detained seven suspects, two of them believed to be members of Islamic State, who were plotting to carry out attacks in Turkey ahead of a referendum Tomorrow, a police statement said yesterday. The four Turks, two Syrian nationals and one Tajik aimed to “create chaos” in Turkey, police said. Two of…

Easter: Saraki calls for mutual respect among Nigerians

As Christians celebrate Easter, Senate President, Dr. AbubakarBukolaSaraki has called for mutual respect among adherents of various faiths in the country, as this is the only guarantee for peaceful coexistence among different religions in the country.   In his Easter message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, YusuphOlaniyonu, Saraki urged all Nigerians…

Police Arrest 3 Fake Army Recruitment Officers In Imo

The Imo State Police Command has arrested three fake  army officers who specialize  in defrauding unsuspecting applicants  wishing  to join the Nigerian Army. The suspects- Kinsley Inyang, EdetOkon   and Victor Akpan all from Akwa Ibom State were arrested  atAmakohiaUbi  in Owerri West  local government  area of the state. The new commissioner of police in the…

Benue LG Poll: Aspirants protest against ‘forgery’ of certificate of clearance

…Indicts State Chairman of imposition   As activities into the local government polls in Benue State gather momentum, some aspirants under the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress, APC, have registered their displeasure over what they described as “dearth of internal democracy” in the party, which they alleged being perpetrated by the State Chairman, Abba…

A’Ibom Intl. Market opens for business September 30th – Gov. Emmanuel

AkwaIbom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has appealed to a consortium of Chinese Companies handling the construction of AkwaIbom International Market to expedite action on the project execution adding that the state looks forward to the commencement of commercial operations in the market by September, 23 when the state will be celebrating her 30 years of statehood. The appeal came…

PDP chieftain vomits blood, dies after returning from party meeting

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain in Iba Town and chairmanship aspirant hopeful in Ojo Local Government of Lagos state in the coming LG elections in the state, Chief Emmanuel Nwankwo has died. The Anambra State-born politician died barely ten minutes after returning from a PDP meeting held at the Lagos state secretariat on Wednesday, April…

I Did All Manners Of Odd Jobs To Survive – Xpensive

Xpensive Wazobia FM is a broadcaster, a comedian, motivational speaker, human rights activist, musician, an actor, a promoter and all the positive things in life. She speaks with STELLAMARIES AMUWA in Abuja about sundry Issues. Your Background? I am from a very poor back ground, precisely from a military back ground. My father was a…

Fight to finish

God using me to expose Apostle Suleman – Stephanie Otobo We’re in court, can’t comment  – Suleman By VINCENT KALU, KATE HALIM, VIVIAN ONYEBUCHI, Lagos, TONY OSAUZO and IGHOMUAYE LUCKY, Benin The adultery scandal between the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry (OFM) Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman and his alleged estranged mistress, Stephanie Otobo, took…

I Grew Up Feeling People Didn’t Love Me – Efe

Like a fairytale, Efe Ejegba’s wishes has come to pass as he has suddenly become the latest millionaire in town by winning the Big Brother Naija Reality show contest against all odds. The 24 year old rapper and Payporte brand ambassador in his down to earth manner spoke to journalists about his experience and dreams….

…As Bisola Shuns ThintallTony

Runner-up at the Big Brother Naija show, Bisola has made it clear that there can be nothing other than professional relationship between she and her love interest, Tony. Her body language even showed it aside her speech apparently she is miffed by his deceit of not being married. Bisola Aiyeola has moved on as more…

Foods That Prevent Heart Disease

A healthy heart is no longer something that can be achieved only by visiting the doctor. With plenty of diets and exercises to choose from, individuals have varied options to hold onto when it comes to getting a healthy heart and maintaining it that way for years to come. Here are some fabulous tips from…

Women who generally believe that good things will happen may live longer, a new study suggest. The study which affirms the power of positive thinking, stressed that optimism is associated with reduced risk of death from stroke, respiratory disease, infection and cancer. Optimistic people tend to act in healthier ways. Studies show that optimistic people…

Basic Ways To Care For Your Skin

Skin care is a broad term that refers to everything from hygiene to anti-aging regimens. A super-tight, dry skin for instance, isn’t a sign your skin is clean; rather, that feeling usually means that you’ve stripped your skin of important oils or haven’t rinsed properly, which indicates that you need to learn more about cleansing…

Natural Ways To Increase Vaginal Lubrication

• Diet First and foremost, what you eat entirely affects your everyday well-being. Including foods that are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids help reduce vaginal dryness on the long run. For this eat food such as Tuna, Sunflower seeds, Salmon, Pumpkins. Also eat food that are a rich source of Vitamin B and A…

VACCINOPHOBIA

WHAT IS VACCINOPHOBIA? Vaccinophobia is the fear of vaccines and vaccination. Vaccinophobia is considered to be a specific phobia, which is discussed on the home page. People with Vaccinophobia might also have Iatrophobia (fear of going to the doctor or of doctors). It is generally accepted that phobias arise from a combination of external events…

Circumcising Your Baby-boy

Whether you’re expecting a baby boy or have just welcomed your new little guy into the world, you have an important decision to make before you take your son home: whether to circumcise him. For some families, the choice is simple because it’s based on cultural or religious beliefs. But for others, the right option…

HOW OBASANJO, ADEDIBU OFFERED ME N100M TO IMPEACH LADOJA –SUNDAY IGBOHO

Young and handsome with a gentle and friendly mien, Sunday Adeyemo would easily pass for a prey to any unwary, swashbuckling bully. What more? The fair-skinned ‘gentleman’ looks shy and can be extremely humble and unassuming when meeting people. But, that is Sunday Adeyemo, the private citizen. Across the major cities and several towns of…

Essiac Tea Makes Tumors Shrink, Cancer Cells

Essiac tea makes tumors shrink and cancer cells disappear. It has been used successfully for 50 years. Here is how to prepare it. Essiac has become widely known for its remarkable ability to boost the immune system and detoxify the body. Many people who drink Essiac tea regularly report feeling healthier with less incidence of…

A major coalition will displace APC in 2019–Doyin Okupe

How Jonathan was misled on Chibok girls’ abduction Former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe tells ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI and WILLY EYA how PDP governors hijacked the party and that, only a coalition can replace the APC. He predicts a major political change in 2019, away from the two…

Gov Bello Dedicates Road To Late Lt. Col. Abu Ali

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has dedicated the 50km Shintaku-Gboloko-Dekina Road Project to the memory of the late Lt.Col. Muhammad Abu Ali, the son of the Ettu of Bassa-Nge Kingdom, who died in the defense of his country while fighting Boko Haram insurgents. The Governor revealed this yesterday at the second official flagging-off of…

Biafra agitation is annoying –Tanko Yakassai

‘NIGER DELTA ’LL BE WORSE OFF UNDER BIAFRA’ Elder Statesman, Tanko Yakasai was his usual self – frank, blunt and unsparing in this interview with VINCENT KALU. He came down hard on the leader of Indigeneous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, and others thinking of breaking up Nigeria. He described Kanu and his supporters,…

My Memo To PMB Has Yielded Results – el-Rufai

Kaduna State governor Mallam Nasir el-Rufai in this chat with State House Correspondents said his memo to the President has yielded results. He also spoke on his war of words with the National Assembly. JONATHAN NDA- ISAIAH was there for LEADERSHIP On his relationship with President Buhari? There is no strain in my ties with…

Klopp slams questions over tactics

With Liverpool sitting third in the Premier League, the club’s manager is getting tired of questions over their tactical flexibility.

inside nigerian prisons

…Where criminals make more money and commit grievous crimes By CHIOMA IGBOKWE Detectives attached to the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Force headquarters Abuja are currently on a mission to fish out some alleged fraudsters who are in various prisons across the country but still coordinating dangerous criminal gangs, raking in several millions of naira…

NO ONE CAN stop Biafra–Ikedife

Former President General of Ohanaeze, Dr. Dozie Ikedife has said that no one including the British Government can stop the actualisation of the Republic of Biafra. Dr. Ikedife was reacting to the statement made by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright last week, that the British Government stands for one and indivisible Nigeria,…

EMIR SANUSI AND HIS POOR UNDERSTANDING OF NORTHERN NIGERIA

I was certainly not caught by surprise when I read that Emir Sanusi in his key note address during the opening ceremony of Kaduna State investment programme said that the Northern Nigeria will be the poorest if the country is broken into components. I was not surprise because he is known to be making statements…

Fayose condemns continued detention of Suswan, Babangida Aliyu, Austin Okai, others

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has decried the indiscriminate arrest and continued detention of former Governors of Benue and Niger States, Mr Gabriel Suswan and Dr Babangida Aliyu as well the National coordinator of Peoples Democratic Party National Youth Frontier (PDPNYF), Comrade Austin Usman Okai, describing their continued detention as further demonstration of the…

Is reading culture dead?

By HENRY AKUBUIRO In western countries like the United Kingdom and the United States of America, to mention a few, more than half of the people onboard a train have their eyes feasted on books reading silently. It is a ritual the reading public observes. The same can’t be said of commuters in Nigeria. Usually,…

50 women get free gas cylinders in Lagos

The Liquefied Petroleum Group (LPG), Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), on Friday in Lagos, donated 50 8.3kg gas cylinders free to women in Surulere area of the state. The donation was made in collaboration with Quaint Agencies Limited, an engineering firm and Our Saviours Anglican church, Surulere. Speaking, the Managing Director, Quaint Agencies…

Sheriff’s Jab At Jonathan And Faltering Peace Moves In PDP

CHIBUZO UKAIBE, captures the new dimension in the leadership crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the shaky reconciliation process spearheaded by former president Goodluck Jonathan he drift in the former ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continues unabated. The attempt by former President Goodluck Jonathan to arrest the leadership crisis rocking the party,…

Brig Gen Paul Boroh: An Ambassador Of Peace

Those who have followed the activities of Brig. Gen Paul Boroh closely from his days in the military will attest to his patriotic and unflinching commitment towards peace and nation building. Boroh is the special adviser to the president on Niger Delta Affairs and has been the coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme since July…

I’ve Made Money, I’ve Made Name, I’ve Made Fame – Awomolo SAN

Asiwaju Adegboyega Solomon Awomolo SAN is a senior and frontline legal practitioner and a life member of the Body of Benchers. In this interview with CHIDI NWACHUKWU, the erstwhile president of the Nigerian Bar Association bares his mind on key judicial and national issues. How has the rule of law fared under the present administration?…

Theatre Review: Women of Owu and the crime against humanity

By SOLA BALOGUN In every war situation, casualties usually outweigh the real fighters on the battlefield. This is why every war causes great harm not just to the soldiers and warlords at the warfront, but to a great number of people including women, children and others who are relations or dependants of the warring parties….

Stop Visiting Buhari, Allow Him To Rest, El Rufai Tells Nigerians

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has appealed to Nigerians to reduce the frequency of their visit to the Presidential Villa and give President Muhammadu Buhari some space to recover. Answering questions from journalists after a Jumat service at the Aso Villa also attended by the President, Governor El-Rufai said the number of visitors coming…

Abia to tap into AGOA to export made-in-Aba products to US

Statistics has it that Abia State exports over one million pairs of shoes and all kinds of leather products to other parts of Africa on weekly bases, although unofficially. The State has 250 key entrepreneurs in finished leather and garment production and each employs about 4 people. Consequently, Abia has about a million people actively…

Delta Constructs 581km Roads In 2 Years – Commissioner

In spite of persisting economic recession and its huge negative impact, the Delta State Government has said that it has delivered in excess of 581 kilometers of tarred road projects within the last two years. Dr. Kingsley Emu, the State Commissioner for Economic Planning who confirmed this to our reporter on telephone yesterday, said that…

Salary: Ganduje Rejects Out Of Court Settlement With Non Health Workers

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR, has announced that his administration would not opt for negotiated settlement with non-medical workers who dragged the government before a court, regarding the slashing of their salaries. He argued that since it was not the state government that instituted legal proceedings against the purportedly aggrieved workers, it had…

Gusau, Mark, Others Begged Jonathan To Convene Peace Meeting – Makarfi

The Sen Ahmed Makarfi-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday disclosed that former National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen. Aliyu Gusau and former Senate President, Sen. David Mark, begged former president Goodluck Jonathan to convene the controversial reconciliation. The party, while debunking claims by Sen Ali Modu Sheriff that Jonathan was recruited to convene the reconciliation meeting,…

The King and the subject

By Nwokedi Nwokedi SUBJECT (A bit louder) I am hungry!! KING Pray! Pray! Pray for your leaders and be patient (Drinks the whole pepper soup from the plate and beings to smack his lips). SUBJECT I am hungry ooo!! Oga, I am dying ooo!!! KING Patience… I honestly understand your suffering, I also understand the…

There Is Transparency Now In NNPC – GMD

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru has said that there is now transparency in the government owned company. Baru who stated this during a speech at a stakeholder engagement with media executive on Thursday added that since coming on board as the GMD in July last year,…

Ayobami Adebayo: I mustn’t live in Nigeria to write a Nigerian story

By Olamide Babatunde Ayobami Adebayo, 28, is the author of Stay with Me, a novel set in 1980s Nigeria, just published in the UK. It’s also due for publication in the United States, Nigeria and Kenya later this year. Publishing houses in Italy and Sweden have acquired the rights to translate the novel into Italian…