Factors making the APC popular by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

July 28, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

 Members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum have alleged in the communiqué released on July 2021 after their 11th regular meeting that, some of their former colleagues who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) did so due to coercion and underhand activities by the APC. This allegation is false, unsubstantiated and a mere subterfuge  by members of a Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

Breaking: Akeredolu remains Ondo governor, Supreme Court rules

July 28, 2021 Editor 0

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state will now settle down for the final lap of his administration after the Supreme Court upheld his victory. This was after the apex court threw out his challenger’s suit of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after October 10, 2020 governorship contest. Akeredolu had emerged victorious in his reelection bid after Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s D’Tigers surrender to Germany, lose second basketball match at Tokyo Olympics

July 28, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, suffered another disappointing defeat against Germany in their second Group B match at the ongoing delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan in the early hours of Wednesday. After their 84- 67 defeat to the Boomers of Australia in the opening game the Mike Brown-tutored side were hoping to bounce back in their second Read More

Breaking: For attempting to bite opponent, Tokyo Olympics organisers disqualify boxer

July 27, 2021 AFP 0

Moroccan heavyweight boxer Youness Baalla attempted to bite David Nyika’s ear during his defeat to the New Zealander at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. The 22-year-old was subsequently disqualified for unsportsmanlike behaviour, although he was already out of the Games anyway following his unanimous-points loss in the round-of-16 bout. A Tokyo 2020 statement called Baalla’s actions “intolerable”, saying that he Read More

Breaking: Elizabeth Anyanacho bows to highly-rated Turkish Taekwondo opponent, remains in contest for 2020 Olympics medal

July 26, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Elizabeth Anyanacho early Monday morning lost out to double Olympic Medalist and former world champion, Nur Tartar of Turkey. The duo, competing in the female -67kg, kick-started competition day three for the taekwondo event. Tartar who edged out Anyanacho 12 – 7 used her Olympic and world experience to capitalise on the inexperience of her Nigerian counterpart. With seven Read More

Breaking: France stun USA in Tokyo Olympics basketball opener

July 25, 2021 Editor 0

Favourites Team United States of America men basketball team have been defeated by France in their opening game of the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. At the end of the match, France got the vital victory after beating basketball giants USA 83-76. With the latest development, France have ended USA 25-match winning streak. It marks the United States’ first Read More

Breaking: Chinese wins first 2020 Tokyo Olympic gold medal

July 24, 2021 BBC 0

She had to put her own medal round her neck and sing the national anthem behind a mask, but Chinese shooter Yang Qian still celebrated winning the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics. The morning after the delayed Games had opened with a scaled-back and sombre ceremony, Yang won the 10-metre rifle competition in front of empty stands. She Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s Elizabeth Anyanacho gets Turkish as first Olympic opponent, Taekwondo action underway July 26 *See full fixtures, entries

July 22, 2021 Editor 0

The draw for Taekwondo action just ended in Tokyo, venue of ongoing 2020 Olympic Games. Nigeria’s only Taekwondo athlete Elizabeth Anyanacho will face Turkey’s Nur Tartar on her fight day one slated for Monday July 26, 2021 as 2am Nigerian time. The Taekwondo action will be the first at the Olympics. Nur Tarter is a double Olympic Medalist and former Read More

Oyo govt uncovers 41 ghost workers, places 341 others on voluntary retirement

July 21, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Oyo state government on Wednesday disclosed that it has uncovered fresh 41ghost workers in its payroll from its latest staff auditing exercise. This was contained in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa on the report of the Implementation Committee of the Oyo State 2019/2020 Civil/Public Servants Audit and Payroll Read More

Osaka reveals Kobe Bryant’s influence on tennis career path

July 17, 2021 Agency Report 0

Japanese tennis star, Naomi Osaka, has narrated how the late Kobe Bryant’s mentorship shaped her career success. “I’m supposed to carry on his mentality,” says the four-time Grand Slam singles champion of her mentor in her Netflix documentary series, Naomi Osaka, released on Friday. Bryant died on January 26, 2020 in air mishap involving a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter that departed from Read More

‘The Fashion Knot’, a dream that refused to die -CEO

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

New Fashion brand, The Fashion Knot, founded by Francoise Merus, a Ghanaian Haitian-American woman currently residing in Atlanta, Georgias in the United States is beginning to warm its way into people’s hearts. Between June 18 and the present in which it was launched it has garnered over 10 thousand followers. In a little over one month. Thanks to another creation Read More

FCMB appoints new MD as Nuru bows out

July 13, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Board of Directors of FCMB Group Plc have announced the appointment of Yemisi Edun as the Managing Director of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited. According to the bank in a statement on Tuesday, the announcement is subsequent to the end of service of the bank’s former Managing Director, Adam Nuru.  The statement further reads, “The Board had earlier Read More

Building a new Nigeria: Imperatives for shared prosperity

July 11, 2021 Akinwumi A. Adesina 0

Being a convocation lecture delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group American University of Nigeria July 10, 2021 Good morning everyone! A very happy morning to you the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021! Today is your big day. A day of joy, for you and your families, your lecturers and the University. I wish Read More

Happening now: Fans in excitement mood, defy COVID-19, flood streets as England lead Italy in Euro 2020 final

July 11, 2021 Editor 0

England fans have already gathering as excitement surrounds their team’s Euro 2020 final against Italy. At the moment, England are leading Italy 1-0 with the match less than 20 minutes played. Revellers had also filled the streets in central London ahead of the game. But at Wembley, footage showed dozens of fans trying to force their way past barriers to Read More