Borrowing $5.5bn is Good for Nigeria – Debt Management Office

The Debt Management Office on Thursday explained that the proposed borrowing of N5.5 billion from external sources by the Nigerian government is a good initiative. President Muhammadu Buhari recently wrote the National Assembly seeking permission to raise the funds. Analysts across the country have decried the intention to borrow, expressing concerns about Nigeria’s rising debt…

Senator Misau docked, gets N5m bail

The Federal Government, through the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), on Thursday docked Senator Isah Misau at an Abuja High Court sitting in Maitama over alleged dissemi­nation of false information. Misau, representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, was arraigned before Chief Judge of the High Court of the Feder­al Capital Territory (FCT), Jus­tice Ishaq…

Echiejile out of Algeria clash

Elderson Echiejile won’t be in the Super Eagles squad for the dead rubber World Cup 2018 qualifiers tie against Algeria next month, according to coach Gernot Rohr. Nigeria are already through to the World Cup in Russia after beat­ing Zambia 1-0 in Uyo with one more round of games to go in the CAF World Cup…

Onyekuru overtakes Neymar in rating, Everton return in doubt

  Nigeria forward Henry Onyekuru has been rated higher than world’s costliest play­er Neymar by France Football af­ter Wednesday’s UEFA Champi­ons League tie, which PSG won easily 4-0. The authoritative France Foot­ball rated Onyekuru 6/10, while Neymar was scored 5/10. Onyekuru was adjudged the best Anderlecht player along with Adrien Trebel on the night the Belgian champions were…

N107bn Fraud: Court grants 5 PDP chieftains N500m bail

  A Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital has granted bail to member of state House of Assem­bly, representing Logo State Constituency, Kes­ter Kyenge and four other members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). They were last week re­manded at Makurdi Me­dium Prison. Those granted bail alongside with Mr. Kes­ter Kyenge, are…

Pinnick: Nigeria Can Win World Cup

The President of  Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Pinnick,  says Nigeria can lift the 2018 World Cup in Russia in the light of the preparations the association is putting in place. Pinnick expressed the optimism this during the official opening of the Federation’s Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Jos on Thursday. The NFF president…

Killer Landlord arrested in Owerri

After going into one-week hiding, an Ow­erri landlord, Mr. Paul Oparaugo, who along­side his family stabbed his tenant, Udochukwu Iwuo­ha, to death, has been ar­rested by the Imo State Po­lice Command. The state Police Commis­sioner, Mr. Chris Ezike, said that Opa­raugo was arrested along­side one of his sons, Ogbon­na Victor in Owerri. Udochukwu was killed by…

Two Brothers strangle Father to death

A Kano Chief Mag­istrate Court on Wednesday ar­raigned two brothers – Auwal Adamu, (26) and Rabiu Adamu, (27) for allegedly strangling their 55-year-old father to death. The incident occurred in Sumaila Local Gov­ernment Area of the state. The wo brothers are facing a two-count charge of criminal con­spiracy and culpable homicide, contrary to section 97 and…

Goodluck Jonathan visits IBB

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan and former military head of state, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), on Wednesday, held a closed door meeting at the Minna residence of the former military President. Jonathan, reportedly, arrived IBB’s Minna hill top residence about 10 a.m in company of former Senator Nimi Barigha Amange. According to sources quoted by THISDAY,…

Showcase your Achievements, stop buying Endorsement – Aspirant urges Obiano

The governorship candidate of the Progressive People’s Alliance(PPA) in the No­vember 18 poll in Anam­bra State, Mr Godwin Ezeemo, has challenged Governor Willie Obiano to show the people of the state his works in his near four years in office and stop buying endorsements here and there. Ezeemo stated this in a chat with journalists…

Ban Prostitution, Pastor urges FG

A cleric, Pastor Samuel Adegboye, has condemned the rising rate of prostitution among  girls in the country and called on the Federal Government to impose total ban on “the dirty business”. Adegboye, who is the General Overseer of Testimony Chapel, Ilorin, however, said the government should create job opportunities to dissuade those going into prostitution…