Motorists, Commuters Kick As Senate Proposes N5 Petrol Charge

BY SOLOMON AYADO, AHURAKA ISAH, Abuja, CHIMA AKWAJA and OLUSHOLA BELLO, Motorists and commuters yesterday kicked against the proposal by the Senate to effect a N5 levy, chargeable per litre, on every petrol and diesel products imported into the country and on other non-locally refined petroleum products. The Red Chamber said the N5 charges will…

Over 80 Cyclists For ACF-Ogun Tourney

By Kayode Tokede About 80 teenage – male and female – cyclists have registered to partake in the Ogun State Cycling Challenge (OSSC) tournament, slated for Friday, June 23, 2017. The tourney, a brain-child of the African Cycling Foundation (ACF) and The Bells Secondary School,Ogun, would be free for private secondary school students in Ogun…

Elonu ‘Keen To Get’ D’Tigress To FIBA World Cup 2018

Perfumaria Avenida of Spain forward, Adaora Elonu, has made known her intention to help the Nigerian national senior women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, to get to the FIBA World Cup 2018, slated for Spain. Nigeria, last year, failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics, but the FIBA Women’s World Cup 2018 in Spain is a goal…

You’ve Got To Let Me Go, Griezmann Tells Atletico

Antoine Griezmann has told Atletico Madrid he wants to leave this summer, according to reports in Spain. Atletico Madrid correspondent Antonio Ruiz, who reports on Diego Simeone’s side on a regular basis, revealed on Tuesday afternoon that Griezmann had notified the club’s top brass of his decision. News of his decision will delight Manchester United…

Dalung Warns Against Anti-election Activities 

The Ministry of Youth & Sport Development has called on presidents of dissolved boards of sports federations to desist from undermining the laid-down processes for the forthcoming elections into the sport federations and abide by the rules and guidelines adopted by stakeholders of the various sports and the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC).  The minister, Solomon…

Wada Joins Forces With Odizor For Tennis Project

Former governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada (Rtd), has secured the endorsement of Nigeria’s most successful tennis player, Nduka Duke Odizor, to set up a tennis training centre in Lokoja, the state capital. The Lokoja training programme, which would be named after Wada, would be the third of six the former tennis prodigy promised…

Trump Tweets Against Germany, Escalating Row After Tense Summits

LEADERSHIP EDITORS US President Donald Trump called Germany’s trade and spending policies “very bad”  yesterday, intensifying a row between the allies and immediately earning himself the moniker “destroyer of Western values” from a leading German politician. Trump took to Twitter early in the day in the United States to attack Germany, a day after Chancellor…

Pakistan To Become Hub Of Tourism Not Terrorism – Punjab Varsity VC

Located in the beautiful city  of Lahore,Punjab University is one of the oldest universities in Pakistan with a great history dating far back to 1882. Producing thousands of graduates in various fields annually  with specialty in courses including Oriental Languages, Law and Commerce for over 80 years, Punjab University has a good number of students…

Alakada Reloaded Makes N25 million In 3 Days

BY ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM, ABUJA Toyin Abraham’s Alakada Reloaded had a ground-breaking cinema debut weekend as the hilarious comedy recorded sold out shows at a number of key cinema sites across the country. The film grossed an unprecedented N25million in its first 3 days at the cinema. Alakada Reloaded’s astonishing opening weekend, which began in…

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Nigerian Military: Season Of Openness And Probity

By John Madu To me, many things are wrong with my country. I mean, so many issues in our public life aren’t just the normal; but the absurd. Like other patriotic Nigerians, I fear for my country; I constantly besiege God Almighty in prayers to free us from this internal servitude anchored by our own…

‘Stop Creating Friction Between Jonathan,Gov Dickson’

By Tunde Oguntola, Abuja Politicians in Bayelsa State have been warned to desist from creating friction between former President Goodluck Jonathan and the Governor of the state, Seriake Dickson. A group, the League of Bayelsa Professionals which gave the warning, was reacting to the spate of criticism that  trailed Governor Dickson’s speech during this year’s…

Democracy Day: Metuh Decries Erosion Of Democratic Values

By Chibuzo Ukaibe, Abuja Former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh yesterday declared that the prevailing erosion of democratic values and tenets completely negates the celebration of 2017 Democracy Day. He therefore noted that only the promotion of true democratic values will douse the tension in the land and…

Reps Urge Nigerians To Keep Faith With Democracy

By Kauthar Anumba-Khaleel, Abuja To commemorate this year’s democracy day, the House of Representatives has called on Nigerians to reinstate their faith in the country’s democracy regardless of the current challenges. This was contained in a motion to celebrate  democracy in the country, moved by Hon. Emmanuel Orker-Jev. In his debate, Orker-Jev, while recounting the…

Benue Assembly Passes N176.6bn Budget For 2017

bY HEMBADOON ORSAR, Makurdi Benue State House of Assembly yesterday passed a budget of N176.6 billion for the 2017 fiscal year. The passage was sequel to the consideration of the report of its standing committee on Appropriation in the Committee of Supply, chaired by the Speaker, Mr. Terkimbi Ikyange. Christened “Budget of Rural Transformation” the…

BY MUYIWA OYINLOLA Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in this interview speaks on some of the achievements and challenges of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration since it assumed office two years ago When this government was coming to power some two years ago, it promised among other things the revamping of the nation’s economy….