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…