NBM begins annual convention Thursday, holds 14th lecture

Adewale Sanyaolu The 40th Annual National Convention of the Neo-Black Movement of Africa (NBM), a non-governmental organisation, is scheduled to commence today, in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. Also slated for the convention is the 14th annual lecture with the theme; “The Role and Impact of Security in Nation Building.” As part of the celebration, the Pan…

Kwankwaso’s presidential ambition forcing him out of APC, says Sen. Gaya

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The senator representing Kano South Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Kabiru Gaya, has blamed Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso’s presidential ambition as reason for his planned exit from the All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking to newsmen after his inauguration as the committee chairman for the Imo State ward and state congresses, he warned…

Teachers give Edo govt. 30-day ultimatum to meet demands

Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin The Edo State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has given the state government a 30-day ultimatum to implement financial benefits of 2013, 2014 and 2015 promotions to primary school teachers. The teachers are also demanding implementation of N25,000 minimum wage increases for primary school teachers since May, 2016 and…

My dream is to produce best footballers in Fosla Academy – Lulu

Former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdulahi has disclosed that his mission is to produce best footballers in the country through Folsla academy. Alhaji Lulu stated this while addressing parents, coaches and students who participated in the final screening and signing of scholarship agreement to 8 students/players from FCT in the school…

INEC to conduct 4 bye-elections same day

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it would conduct four bye-elections in the next 30 days. INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who made the disclosure during the regular meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) from all the 36 states and the FCT, said that the time-table and schedule of…

Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 today. Here are 15 of his best quotes

Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner, inspired countless individuals during his long life. On Wednesday, Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 years old. Here is a collection of best quotes from Nelson Mandela that personify his spirit: 1) “Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp…

Rivers: CJN orders probe into alleged killings, ‘purchase’ of justice from S’ Court

Godwin Tsa, Abuja Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has urged security and anti-corruption agencies to investigate allegations that Governor Nysome Wike of Rivers State ‘purchased’ justice from the Supreme Court after killings in his home state of Rivers. The CJN was reacting to a comment attributed to one Joe Igbokwe, who was…

APC, NDLP candidate differ on conduct of Ekiti guber poll

Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti Candidate of National Democratic Liberty Party (NDLP) in the just-concluded governorship election in Ekiti State, Mr. Babatunde Oladapo Alegbeleye and the spokesman of All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday, exchanged verbal invectives over the results of July 14 governorship election in the state. Alegbeleye rejected the results of the election as announced…

US kept Nelson Mandela on ‘communist menace’ list until 2008

Business Day Thousands of pages of US intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela were made public on Wednesday, revealing that Washington continued to monitor the anti-apartheid hero as a potential Communist menace even after he was released from prison, a group that sued to obtain the papers said. The Washington-based group Property of the People released…

Ondo Police arrest 7 suspected robbers, recover arms

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure The Ondo State Police command has arrested seven armed robbery suspects reportedly terrorising the people of the state. The suspects who were paraded, on Wednesday, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gbenga Adeyanju, alleged that the suspects were involved in various armed robbery attacks in different parts of the state. The Police Commissioner disclosed…