FG’s plan for Bakassi –Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has assured the people of Bakassi and government of Cross River that the Federal Government remains committed to addressing the plight of the displaced in Bakassi, in line with the Buhari presidency’s policy on serving the interest of all Nigerians regardless of their affiliations. Prof. Osinbajo stated this while responding…

You got it wrong, Afenifere tells AGF over position on restructuring

The position of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), on why the call for restructuring will not work at present has been faulted by the Afenifere. The AGF had described the demand for restructuring as ‘a tall order’ that cannot be achieved through emotional outbursts and demonstration, adding…

Obey court orders on Dasuki, El-Zakzaky, Sagay tells FG

By Joseph Edgar… The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has asked the Federal Government to obey court orders regarding the detention of embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.); and the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Sagay said this during an interview with…

NSE LIVE! Equities rally N73bn gain in opening trades

Nigerian equities continued on the uptrend on Tuesday as the stock market reopened after the Democracy Day Holiday on Monday. For the fifth consecutive trading session, most transactions at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) were closed at a premium, pushing up the average year-to-date return to 8.94 per cent. Aggregate market value of all quoted…

Murray advances to second round in Paris

Unlike fellow world number one Kerber Angelique, Andy Murray did not crash out in the opening round of the French Open after defeating Russia’s Andrey Kuznetsov 6-4 4-6 6-2 6-0 on Tuesday. Kerber, who became the first women’s top seed to lose in the opening of the French Open, was defeated by world no. 40,…

Mahrez ready to ‘move on’ from Leicester this summer

Reigning CAF African Player of the Year, Riyad Mahrez, has announced his readiness to leave the former English champions, Leicester City, this summer. The 26-year-old Algeria international joined the Premier League side from French club Le Havre for a reported £400,000 in 2014, and helped the Foxes win the top-flight title in 2016. Mahrez, who…

PHOTOSCENE: Osinbajo inaugurates NIPCAC

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday inaugurated the Nigerian Industrial Policy And Competitiveness Advisory Council (NIPCAC)at the State House, Abuja. Read also: PHOTOSCENE: Osinbajo presides over NEC meeting Those in attendance included President of Aliko Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Dr. Frank Udemba Jacobs, Group Chairman…

Whistle-blower who misled police to raid Ekweremadu’s house lands in prison

50-year-old Ahmed Echodo has been remanded in Keffi Prison, Nasarawa State, by an Upper Area Court, in Gudu, Abuja, for allegedly giving false information that led the police to raid Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu’s Guest House in Maitama, Abuja. Following a tip off by Echodo, the police had conducted a search on the property…

Amokachi to play for Nigeria again

Former Nigeria international Daniel Amokachi has expressed his excitement over the opportunity to play again in national colours in the Star Sixes tournament which commences in July. The former Everton and Club Brugge forward will be joining other Nigeria legends like Austin Jay-Jay Okocha in the six-a-side tournament designed for former internationals and scheduled to…

Africa has never dictated price of its products since 1972

By Farouk Martins Aresa… How can African countries prosper when prices of its human and natural resources are dictatedby aliens? 1972 was the last time Arab oil embargo helped Africans call their price. Before thatKwame Nkrumah made effort to cartel cocoa producers but failed because South American countries could not hold on any longer. Jaja…

22 days after, Aisha joins ailing Buhari in London

The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, on Tuesday traveled to the United Kingdom to join her husband who is on follow-up treatment in London. Aisha’s trip to see how her husband is faring is coming three weeks after the president returned to London, having earlier spent 49 days on medical treatment in London also….

Even under suspicion of graft, Senate passes anti-corruption bill

The Senate, on Tuesday, passed one of the anti-corruption bills, called “Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between Nigeria and other Foreign States”. The bill, when signed into law, will facilitate the identification, tracing, freezing, restraining, recovery, forfeiture and confiscation of proceeds, property and other instrumentality of crimes. The executive bill would provide a legal framework…

Who killed Isiaka Adeleke?

By Abiodun Komolafe…“This thing of being a hero, about the main thing, is to know when to die. Prolonged death has ruined more men than it ever made.” – William Penn Rogers, 1879-1935. Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, Osun State’s first executive governor and two-term Nigerian senator, has joined his ancestors. May God rest his soul! But…

Another look at ‘Kwara at 50’!

By Abdulrazaq Magaji….By May, 2019, Bukola Saraki would have directly and indirectly maintained an unbroken 16-year asphyxiating grip on the destiny of Kwara state and her wonderful people out of the state’s 50 years of existence. The heart-wrenching part of the story is that the Bukola Saraki era has been years of unprecedented inflow of…