Barcelona facing defensive crisis ahead of El Clasico after Thomas Vermaelen injury

Barcelona are facing a defensive crisis ahead of next week’s games against Sevilla, Inter Milan and Real Madrid after Thomas Vermaelen was ruled out for six weeks. Vermaelen injured his hamstring while on international duty with Belgium and returned to Barcelona for tests on the problem over the weekend. The club confirmed today that he…

Libya Interim Coach, Al-Maryami: We Were Unlucky In Uyo, Will Beat Eagles In Sfax

The interim coach of Libya, Omar Al-Maryami, is confident that the Mediterranean Knights will avenge their four-nil loss to Nigeria in Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier when they host the Super Eagles in the reverse fixture tomorrow in Sfax, Tunisia.   Al-Maryami replaced Adel Amrouche who resigned five days before the match in…

West Africa to interlink payment system

West African countries have joined forces to interlink their payment system in order to make trading between them easier. The Director-General of West African Monetary Institute (WAMI), Mrs Ngozi Egbuna made this known on Sunday on the sideline of the IMF/WB Annual Meetings in Bali.   She revealed that with funding from the African Export-Import…

MMWG calls for swift conclusion of discussion on New Minimum wage

A Non-Governmental Organization, the Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWG) has described as unfortunate and totally disheartening the present scenario playing out between the Organised Labour and the federal government over the New Minimum Wage.   The Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige had denied a statement credited to the President…

Kano Assembly sets up investigative committee on Ganduje’s bribe video

The Kano State House of Assembly has constituted a seven-man committee to investigate the authenticity of the video recording of alleged bribing taking by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje. The video of Ganduje allegedly receiving bribe from a contractor was published by an online Newspaper.   The committee was constituted following a motion of urgent public importance…