Biafra is unstoppable – Ikedife replies Britain

Elder statesman and a former President General of Ohanaeze, Dozie Ikedife has replied the British Government over its recent statement that Nigeria remains indivisible. He declared that no one can stop the actualisation of the Republic of Biafra. Ikedife was reacting to a recent statement credited to the British High Commissioner to Nigeria Paul Arkwright;…

Good Friday speech: Pope begs God over church scandals, global killings

Pope Francis, at Good Friday service, asked God for forgiveness for scandals in the Catholic Church and for the “shame” of humanity. He referred to daily scenes of bombed cities and drowning migrants. Francis presided at a traditional candlelight Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) service at Rome’s Colosseum attended by some 20,000 people and…

I am not a striker – Dele Alli

Tottenham Hotspurs’ Dele Alli, has dismissed suggestions that he could be played as a striker, following a goal-laden season and admits he does not “feel comfortable” when leading the line. Alli has scored 16 times in the Premier League already, as Spurs try to chase down leaders Chelsea. The England star has been given licence…

NPFL: Mfon Udoh fit for Enyimba return

Enyimba striker, Mfon Udoh, has confirmed that he is set to make his return for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club. Udoh was advised to rest by doctors, after he suffered fatigue due to fixture congestion. The Enyimba captain, is now ready to play in Wednesday’s match against Remo Stars. “I am getting better…

My problem with Mourinho is a “sporting conflict” – Conte

Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, has explained that his touchline tension with his Manchester United counterpart, Jose Mourinho, is just a “sporting conflict”. Both meetings between Chelsea and United at Stamford Bridge this season, saw Conte and Mourinho exchange angry words from their technical area. The Portuguese was not happy with Conte’s rousing of Stamford Bridge…

CAF Confederation Cup: Rivers United will beat Rayon – Eguma

Head coach of Rivers United, Stanley Eguma, has expressed his optimism that they will get a positive result against Rayon Sport, in the first leg play-offs of the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday in Port Harcourt. The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club dropped into the second-tier competition, after they were knocked out of the…

No regret or apologies for saying Buhari has failed – El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday said he has no regret or apologies for writing the leaked memo which berated the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Federal Government. Recall that El-Rufai had in his memo declared that both Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, had failed Nigerians. Addressing State House Correspondents after joining…

Northern elites after me – Sanusi cries out

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has accused some members of the Northern elite of trying to cage him. The monarch made this claim while delivering a keynote speech at the Inaugural Annual Chibok Girls Lecture held in commemoration of the third anniversary of the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls from Chibok Government Girls…

Nigerians should remember me as a red beret-wearing Minister – Dalung

Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Barr. Solomon Dalung, has said he wants to be remembered as a beret-wearing man. The Minister said this during Stakeholders Forum for the Guidelines for the conduct of elections into the boards of the National Sports Federations, NSF. He said, “If I remain a minister, even if I do…

Boko Haram still kidnapping women, girls in Nigeria – Amnesty International

Amnesty International has stated that Boko Haram insurgents are still abducting more Nigerian women and girls. The group said much works needed to be done to prevent the sect members from further kidnapping of Nigerians. In a statement on Friday, Makmid Kamara, interim country director of Amnesty International, said it was sad that much abduction…

Chibok girls: Boko Haram have powerful arms than Nigerian military – Alele-Williams

Nigeria’s first female vice-chancellor, Grace Alele-Williams has slammed the Nigerian army for playing games with the remaining Chibok girls held captive by Boko Haram insurgents. She also said Boko Haram insurgents have sophisticated weapons than the Nigerian military. Three years ago, Boko Haram insurgents stormed Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state, and whisked away…

We won’t stop until we bring Chibok girls back – Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has vowed that Nigeria will not stop its search for the abducted Chibok school girls until they return home. Saraki stated this on the third anniversary of the abduction. He also called for concerted efforts to rescue the over 200 school girls. “I speak on behalf of all Nigerians who truly…

Fayose imposes curfew as communal clash claims 3 in Ekiti

Three young persons have been confirmed dead after a clash allegedly caused by ‎members of a group identified as Federation of Igbara-odo Students’ Union. ‎DAILY POST leant that the union, which allegedly comprises of current students and old students of the community had distributed some pamphlets to residents early yesterday morning. In the pamphlet, they…

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….

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…

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…

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”,…

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…

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,…

Why EFCC will continue to lose cases – Fayose

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), will continue to lose cases because the anti-graft agency arrests people “without proper and thorough investigation”. In a statement released by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose went on to condemn the continued detention…

Nigerian government opens passport‎ office in Kano ‎ ‎

Nigerian Government has inaugurated a new ultra-modern Passport Processing Office in Kano State. Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau said the measure was part of plans to decentralise the operations of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and ensure better service delivery. Dambazau assured of ongoing plans to inaugurate more NIS passport offices across the…

Emir Sanusi denies social media accounts

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has disowned social media accounts opened in his name. Sanusi said in a statement on Friday in Kano that he never authorised any person or organisation to open Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media account nor post any message on his behalf. The statement by…

Conte admits Chelsea must stop Ibrahimovic

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has admitted that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in “the form of his life”, ahead of this weekend’s trip to Manchester United. Ibrahimovic has scored 28 goals for United in 44 appearances, since he signed as a free agent last summer. Conte has now warned his players to be wary of the 35-year-old….

Mourinho expects Chelsea to be defensive against United on Sunday

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he expects Chelsea to play with “11 men behind the ball”, when they visit Old Trafford this Sunday. Mourinho’s former team humiliated United 4-0 in the first leg at Stamford Bridge and the Red Devils go into the weekend’s encounter 18 points behind the Blues. The Portuguese has…

El-Rufai claims some people in Aso Rock don’t like him

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has claimed that there are people in Aso Rock who don’t like him. He however made it clear that nobody can bar him from visiting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. El-Rufai stated this while speaking with State House correspondents, after observing the Juma’at prayers with…

Ortom swears in 23 Sole Administrators 7 weeks to LG elections

Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom on Thursday inaugurated 23 Sole Administrators to manage the affairs of the local governments pending the elections of chairmen and councillors slated for June 3. Ortom, in a brief speech at the ceremony, tasked the sole administrators on good governance, accountability and transparency and also emphasised the need to render selfless…

PDP, Ize Iyamu reacts to Obaseki’s victory

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, have rejected the ruling of the Election Petitions Tribunal which upheld the election of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State. Pastor Ize-Iyamu described the judgment as one that cannot stand at the higher courts. Speaking after the ruling, Ize-Iyamu told PDP elders, leaders…

Dogara is my kid brother, NASS must publish its budgets – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Friday spoke on his faceoff with the National Assembly, insisting that the legislature should publish its budgets. Speaking with State House correspondents after observing the Jumaat prayer with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, El-Rufai added that Speaker Yakubu Dogara is his kid brother and that he…

Niger Delta: Don advocates stiff penalties to curb gas flaring

A Professor of Energy Economics at the University of Ibadan (UI), Adeola Adenikinju, has said that for the environmental situation in the Niger Delta to be addressed, there must be significant penalties for human and non-human interference with oil and gas pipelines. He said this will serve as punishment for those involved in the act…

Femi Fani-Kayode: The Rivers of blood in Asaba

This essay is about one of the most horrific events that has ever taken place in our history and one of the most graphic examples of ethnic cleansing that took place during our civil war. It is an event which mortified the civilised world and which brought our nation and Armed Forces opprobium, disdain, contempt…

Easter: NSCDC deploys 3,000 personnel in Oyo

The Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has said that about 3000 personnel would be deployed to various strategic areas in the state to ensure crime free Easter c#’elebration. NSCDC State Commander, Mr. John Adewoye stated this in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan on Friday by…

2018 : Electoral Fraud will ignite crisis in Ekiti – IPAC warns police, INEC

As the race to the 2018 governorship election gathers momentum in Ekti State, the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), has warned the police and the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) against subverting the will of the populace to forestall the ignition of crisis of monumental proportion . The political body told the two institutions, which play pivotal…

El-Rufai, Dogara playing with Nigerians – Afenifere

A foremost Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has called on theSpeaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai to stop playing games with Nigerians. Hide quoted text Recall that the two All Progressives Congress leaders have in recent days been publishing what comes into their accounts as monthly salaries. Afenifere…

Some Nigerian pastors who prophesy are nuisance – Don

Prof Pius Abioje, of the Department of Religions, University of Ilorin says false prophesy being practised in “Nigerian miracle churches” is against the tenets of Christianity. The expert on Religious Studies lamented that some Nigerian prophets “have become nuisance”, as they claim to perform wonders which they use in confusing unsuspecting members of the public….

Professor, 5 others killed in road crashes in Abakaliki

The Dean, School of Basic Medical Sciences at the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ebonyi, Prof. Robert Nneli is dead. He died in one of the two accidents recorded Thursday night at the notorious 131 junction of the Abakaliki-Enugu federal highway. Nneli, 69 years old, joined the University in 2012 after spending close to 20 years at…

Meningitis: 33 killed in Niger State

Thirty three people have died from the Cerebrol Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in Niger state out of 116 suspected cases recorded, an official disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday. The Executive Director of the state Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPCDA), Dr Yahaya Na’uzo, said that nine persons died from the type…

Gunmen attack Benue market again, kill 5, injure many

Men armed with assorted weapons Thursday reportedly invaded Abaji Market in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, killing five persons and leaving scores with various degrees of injuries. The attack came barely three weeks after unknown armed men invaded the popular Zaki Biam International Yam Market, killing several persons, injuring many and razing many…

National Hospital confirms death of Jonathan’s former CSO, Godwin Obuah

The management of National Hospital Abuja have confirmed the death of the former Chief Security Officer to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, Godwin Obuah. Obuah reportedly suffered a “massive heart attack”. The spokesperson for the hospital, Dr. Tayo Haastrup, said he died in the Accident and Emergency Department of the Hospital. “I can confirm the you that…

Wenger refuses to confirm Arsenal have offered Alexis £300,000-a-week deal

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has refused to confirm that the club has offered Alexis Sanchez a new £300,000-per-week contract. Reports in the English press on Thursday, claimed that the Gunners are ready to make the Chile international the highest-paid player in the Premier League, to ward off interest from potential suitors. “I cannot confirm that…

El-Rufai meets, prays with Buhari despite face-off

The Kaduna State Governor, Nsir El-Rufai just arrived the Presidential Villa, Abuja ahead of a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. The controversial governor is expected to worship with Buhari at the Mosque of the Presidential Villa. This is the first time Buhari and the Kaduna State Governor will be meeting with the President after the…

Plateau Unrest: Group warns of possible renewed farmers/herders clash

A Youth group under the aegis of the Northern Youths Assembly of Nigeria (NYAN) in Plateau State, have raised the alarm that the relative peace being enjoyed in the State may be truncated, if authorities failed to check the activities of Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the State. The youths in a statement signed…

Nigerian players lie about their ages – Super Eagles coach, Rohr

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has admitted he is not comfortable with the age factor of players based in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Rohr revealed that it is the reason he hardly invites them to the national team. “There is an existing problem with Nigeria based players. We cannot tell…

Ebonyi demotes 3 officials, 5 principals to class teachers

Three officials of the Ministry of Education in Ebonyi State have been sanctioned for their alleged involvement in examination malpractice during the 2016 Senior Schools Certificate Examination (SSCE). Five headteachers were demoted to classroom teachers. Commissioner for Education, Prof. John Ekeh made the disclosure to newsmen on Friday. “The sanction followed the report of the…

Amaechi is the owner of $50million EFCC found in Lagos apartment – Fani-Kayode

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has claimed that the $50million found in a Lagos apartment by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), belongs to the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi. Fani-Kayode, who wrote this on his Twitter page, also dismissed reports that the money belonged to the National Intelligence…

Nigerians’ demand for dollar drops amid fear of further crash

Demands for foreign exchange by authorized dealers have dropped, as the dealers were only able to pick $45 million out of the $100 million offered by the Central Bank of Nigeria on wholesale spot. The situation has been attributed to the rate of forex liquidity being pumped into the system by the CBN. Industry experts…

Lagos announces resumption dates for public, private schools

Lagos State Ministry of Education on Thursday announced that public and private primary and secondary schools operating in the state would resume on April 18. Dr. Idiat Adebule, the Deputy Governor of the state, who is also the Commissioner for Education, made this announcement in a statement in Lagos. Adesegun Ogundeji, the Assistant Director, Public…

‘We will continue to fight corruption whether anybody likes it or not’ – Magu

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has vowed to continue his fight against corruption irrespective of those affected. Magu made the remark on Thursday during an interactive session with staff of the commission to mark its 14th year anniversary. The anti-graft agency boss declared that the commission was determined…

Europa League: Mourinho blasts Ibrahimovic, Rashford after Anderlecht draw

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, was not happy with his attackers following their 1-1 draw with Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday night. Mourinho named a strong side in Belgium and was rewarded with the opening goal from Henrikh Mkhitaryan. However, United missed several chances to grab a second away goal, before conceding a…

NPFL: Pyagbara eyes title with Akwa United

Akwa United forward, Christian Pyagbara, has admitted his desire to win the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title with the club. Pyagbara scored the only goal, as the Promise Keepers beat Kano Pillars at the Sani Abacha Stadium. It was the former champions’ first home defeat this season. “It is my job and much like…

Overmars hints at becoming Arsenal’s new director of football

Marc Overmars has opened the door for a return to Arsenal as their director of football. The former Holland international, who is currently sporting director at Ajax, is reportedly being considered by the Gunners, as they prepare to effect changes this summer. In an interview with Fox Sports on Thursday night, Overmars admitted that he…

Big Brother Naija: Efe reveals his greatest regret

Big Brother Naija reality show winner, Efe Ejeba has revealed his greatest regret back in the house. The 24-year-old rapper and new Payporte Brand Ambassador, who has been on media tour alongside other housemates, said his only regret in the show was drinking alcohol. During the show, the Warri-born housemate was in some occasions seen…

Female pastor allegedly kills man during deliverance in Edo [VIDEO]

A man has died while reportedly undergoing deliverance at Hope Deliverance Ministry, Ukwanga Street, Oselu quarters, Edo State. In a video gone viral on the internet, residents are seen trooping in to catch a glimpse of the dead body. A member of the church who claimed to have witnessed the deliverance section said that the…

Amaechi was reckless in withdrawing Rivers money – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has again accused his predecessor, Chibuike Amaechi of spending the state’s fund recklessly during his administration. He made the accusation while signing into law five bills passed by the House of Assembly. The bills include Rivers State Education (Return of Schools) Amendment Number 1 Law, Number 1 of 2017; Rivers…

How farmers can end hunger in Nigeria by 2025 – Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo wants both states and the Federal Government to collaborate with farmers in a bid to end hunger in the country by year 2025. The former President made the call at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State, when members of the Egba Cluster Farming Initiative paid him a courtesy visit. Obasanjo stated…

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

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos, on Thursday ordered the temporary forfeiture of the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 uncovered from a house in Ikoyi, Lagos State on Wednesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. He said the money…

Why I sold AC Milan – Berlusconi pens open letter

Silvio Berlusconi has explained that he sold AC Milan, to help the Italian club return to the summit of European football. The 80-year-old’s holding company Fininvest, on Thursday announced that an agreement had reached for the sale of a 99.9% stake of the club to Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux. The Chinese consortium paid a total…

Ajimobi appoints Gbadamosi as Bureau of Physical Planning DG

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Waheed Gbadamosi as the Director-General of the newly-established Bureau of Physical Planning and Development Control. This was contained in a statement issued in Ibadan by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka. Until his appointment, Gbadamosi was…

Former PDP chairman, Mu’azu insists he sold building where EFCC found $50million

Former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu’azu, has admitted that the building where operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) found $50million, was actually built by him. Mu’azu had initially disowned the Lagos apartments, where the monies were discovered. However, in a statement released on Thursday, the former Bauchi Governor…

Europa League: Late Anderlecht goal denies Manchester United victory

Manchester United were on course for a 1-0 win over Anderlecht, in their Europa League quarter-final first leg game, before conceding a late goal as they were held to a disappointing draw in Belgium. Henrikh Mkhitaryan opened scoring for Jose Mourinho’s men, finishing from a tight angle after Jesse Lingard’s effort was parried. Despite starting…

Why students fail maths in WAEC, NECO – Prof. Onah

The Chief Executive Officer at the National Mathematical Centre (NMC), Prof. Stephen Onah, has blamed dismal performance of students in WAEC and NECO examinations in successive years on unqualified teachers in Mathematics. Onah said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. He said that school proprietors draft…

Buhari appoints heads of 23 Federal Agencies [Full list]

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointments of Chief Executives and Directors for twenty three Federal Government Agencies. The list was released Thursday night. The names of the new appointees and the agencies are as follows: S/N ORGANIZATION APPOINTEE DESIGNATION 1) National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Barrister Julie Okah-Donli –…

WAEC approves new examination for private candidates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has approved the commencement of an additional diet in its examination for private candidates. WAEC Registrar, Dr Iyi Uwadiae, confirmed this at a news conference in Lagos on Thursday. Uwadiae explained that this was to remedy the issue of perceived discrimination or denial of equal opportunity to private candidates….

Osinbajo speaks on Buhari’s govt policies, Jagaban of Adamawa title

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, ​on Thursday a​nnounced that Yola, Adamawa State, would host the innovation hub for the North-East region. ​This is as​ the Federal Government begins to implement its innovation and technology initiatives with the establishment of hubs in each of the six geo-political zones​.​ Prof. Osinbajo ​spoke in Jimeta, at the commissioning…

Ronaldo speaks on becoming first player to score 100 European goals

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has said he never imagined he would become the first player, to score 100 goals in European competitions. The 32-year-old reached the milestone, after netting twice as Madrid fought back to defeat Bayern Munich 2-1 on Wednesday night in the Champions League. Ronaldo was presented with a commemorative shirt by…

Jonathan reacts to Sheriff’s claim that Wike gave him N50m

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to an allegation by the National Chairman of People’s Democratic (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, gave him N50 million to organise the recent stakeholders meeting in Abuja. Jonathan who spoke through his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, dismissed Sheriff’s claim and described it as untrue….

EFCC will prosecute corrupt INEC staff, 2019 must be different – Magu

Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has vowed that the Commission will prosecute all staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Indicted for corruption in the conduct of the 2015 general election. “We are already prosecuting some of the INEC staff, we have started in Lagos and we are in…

EFCC raids company owned by Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, Azibaola

​Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, raided ​a​ facility​ being developed by former President, Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, Robert Azibaola, in Otakeme, Bayelsa State. No reason was given for the raid, though the company premises was searched by the operatives on the suspicion ​that ​they would find hidden cash. ​S​pokes​man​ of…

Nigeria’s best players are in Europe – Super Eagles coach, Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has made it clear that the best players Nigeria has are not within the shores of the country but abroad. This could mean closing the door to players plying their trade on the home soil. The Super Eagles will play two friendly games in France next month before taking on…

Senate to publish names of importers, banks involved N30trn forex fraud

​Nigerian ​Senate has vowed to publish names of importers and banks ​involved in ​over N30 trillion alleged foreign exchange frauds perpetrated between 2006 and 2017. Chairman, Senate Committee on Customs, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, stated this Thursday ​on the second day of meeting with representatives of all commercial banks, the Central Bank of Nigeria and Ministry…

Ondo, Ogun meet to resolve land boundary issues

Ondo and Ogun States Government on Thursday met to resolve boundary issues between the people of Atijere in Ilaje local government (Ondo) and Makun-Omi waterside local government (Ogun). The meeting, which took place at the Governor’s Office, Abeokuta, the capital Ogun State, was attended by officials of the two states led by Deputy Governors of…

Sheriff is a mole sponsored by APC to destabilise PDP – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday described the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff has a mole under the sponsorship of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government. Wike alleged that the Federal Government was sponsoring Sheriff to cause crisis within the ranks of the former ruling party. The governor stressed…

Dybala signs new Juventus contract

Juventus forward, Paulo Dybala, has signed a new contract with the club, committing his future to the Serie A champions until 2022. The 23-year-old joined Juventus from Palermo for an initial €32million (£27million) in 2015 and has now been handed a considerable pay-rise, following a string of brilliant performances. Dybala scored a brace, as the…

How Enugu commissioner stole electricity for months – EEDC

The last is yet to be heard on the row between the Enugu State House of Assembly and the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC. In a fresh startling revelation, the EEDC alleged that a serving commissioner in the State (name withheld) was involved in power theft. The company at a news conference addressed by its…

Berlusconi sells AC Milan to Chinese investors

AC Milan has been sold for €740million to Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux, led by Chinese businessmen Yonghong Li and Han Li. The deal was announced on Thursday, after almost two years of negotiations. This means former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has relinquished control after over three decades at the helm. “Today Fininvest has completed…

Uche Amaku: Anambra Airport: How not to toy with a people’s destiny

Recently, the good people of Anambra State were taken for a ride again with a clearly deceptive purported signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of a cargo airport in the state. As usual and true to type with the method always adopted by ‘carry-and-go-politicians’, there was so much fanfare about the project…

JAMB, Army strike deal security for UTME

Ahead of the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reached a deal with the Nigerian Army to secure the the Computer Based Tests (CBT) centres with a view to having a hitch free examination. A statement issued on Thursday by the spokesperson of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin,…

Wike has abandoned governance for politics of blackmail – APC

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the State Governor, Nyesom Wike of abandoning governance despite several challenges confronting people of the state to engage in politics of “blackmail.” APC in the state said rather than alleviate the sufferings of the people of the state, Wike has opted to engage…

PDP paying members N3,000 to pose as decampees – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State has said it has uncovered plans by the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state to hire some persons from all over the state and neigbouring states of Abia and Imo to claim that they are APC members decamping to the PDP. The party…

NFF approves Uyo Stadium for Super Eagles vs South Africa

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) technical committee, have expressed satisfaction over the current state of the playing turf of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, which will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between the Super Eagles and South Africa  in two months. The inspection team was led by the Chairman of NFF Technical…