Diaspora Nigerians send $22b home

NAN Diaspora Nigerians wired $22 billion home in 2017, an African record and the fifth largest remittance by immigrants, according to the World Bank. Egypt received $20 billion from its  citizens abroad, according to figures published by the bank today. The World Bank said payments  from immigrants back to their home countries rebounded to reach…

Lagos honours Gani Fawehinmi, unveils 44-feet statue in Ojota

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, of Lagos State, on Sunday, unveiled a new statue of the late legal luminary, Chief Gani Fawehinmi at the ‘Liberty Park’, in Ojota, saying that the 44-feet edifice symbolises the phenomenon that the rights activist represented in his life time. The unveiling of the statue, in commemoration of the 80th posthumous birthday…

Buhari Salutes Fawehinmi On 80th Posthumous Birthday

Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute to Nigeria’s foremost social critic and selfless legal luminary, late Gani Fawehinmi, on his 80th posthumous birthday. Buhari described the late legal icon ‘‘as a true conscience of the nation, defender of democracy and people’s rights advocate.” A statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, quoted Buhari as…

Ogun Seeks Partnership With FUNAAB On Agriculture

Lagos – The Ogun State Government has expressed a desire to strengthen partnership with the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) by exploring other relevant areas of agriculture for the overall development of the state and the nation in general. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo who stated this during a courtesy visit on…

NPFL: Lobi Stars edge Kano Pillars as Enyimba continue unbeaten run

Lobi Stars Football Club on Sunday underlined their 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title credentials by edging a tightly-contested encounter against 10-man visiting Kano Pillars 1-0 in Makurdi. Ayo Saka scored the winning goal nine minutes from time at the Aper Aku Stadium, nodding home Ebube Duru’s cross. Kano Pillars were reduced to 10…