Confederation Cup: Rangers set for return leg against Zesco United

The players and officials of Rangers International will depart Nigeria for Ndola, Zambia, ahead of their second leg play-off of the CAF Confederation Cup tie against Zesco United billed for Saturday. The Nigerian Champions face a difficult task in Zambia, after being held to a 2-2 draw by their opponents at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium…

NDIC Warns Nigerians Against Investing Money Online

NDIC Warns Nigerians Against Investing Money Online The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has warned Nigerians against  investing their money in online and block-chain currencies schemes. Its Managing Director, Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim, gave the warning at a special day of the corporation at the ongoing 2007 Enugu International Trade Fair on Thursday. Umaru, who was…

THAILAND: Swiss man arraigned for allegedly molesting 80 boys

An unnamed Swiss man has been charged to court by authorities in Thailand for allegedly molesting 80 boys- some as young as nine years old. The man who admits to taking thousands of pornographic pictures of boys but denies other charges, including molestation was traced to Switzerland by Thai authorities. According to Swiss prosecutors in…

Group petitions NBC to stop airing Big Brother Naija

Amid growing calls by Nigerians criticising the Big Brother Naija show over its immoral and explicit scenes, a non-governmental organisation identified as CitizenGO has called on the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to ban airing of the reality TV show. Before now, the group launched an online portal gathering votes and collection of signatures in a…

Ripples Nigeria partners ‘Isale Eko’- the stage play

Ripples Nigeria, a young but influential online news platform is set to partner ‘Isale Eko’- a stage play telling the story of Lagos in the throes of slave trade, power struggle and an abiding yet illicit romance. Explaining Ripples Nigeria involvement, its Editor-in-Chief, Sam Ibemere, alluded to the fact that our heritage as Nigerians remains…

Tension grips oil firms in Niger Delta as Avengers renew threat

There was palpable tension on Saturday within the Niger Delta region of Nigeria following a renewed threat by a volatile militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to resume hostilities on oil facilities there. As a result, many oil firms and contractors were seen in panic mood, a situation that the locals said was worse…

Recession forces Cross River to slash 2016 budget by N44bn

Two months to the end of the year, the Cross River State House of Assembly has reduced the state’s 2016 budget from N303 billion to N259.1 billion. This was disclosed by the Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Mr. Eteng Williams, in Calabar on Monday. According to him, the present economic realities in the…

Rohr backs Falcons to retain AWCON title

Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has backed the Super Falcons to defend the 10th Women Africa Cup of Nations billed for November 19th to December 13th in Cameroon. Rohr who was at the Falcons training on Wednesday afternoon charged the Falcons to live together like one big family for them to be able to…

SENATE FORGERY CASE: FG may re-arraign Saraki, Ekweremadu

The victory celebration by Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, over the withdrawal of the forgery case against them, may be short lived, as there are indications that the Federal Government may be shopping for fresh evidence to nail the two presiding officers of the Nigerian Senate. To this end, the National…

SOLUDO TO BUHARI: Release Nnamdi Kanu

Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately release Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The former CBN governor Soludo made this call in Abuja on Thursday at the presentation of a book entitled, “The Politics of…