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Rohr to receive contract papers Thursday

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, will on Thursday send the contract renewal papers to the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr. President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick confirmed  that Rohr will receive the contract papers on Thursday and the federation will be expecting him to respond on whether he is ready to continue working with Nigeria or not with the conditions added Read More

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Australian Open: Organisers not expecting delays despite ongoing bushfires

January 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Australian Open organisers “don’t expect any delays” to the start of the tournament on 14 January despite the ongoing bushfires in the country. Fires in Australia have killed at least 24 people since September and millions of hectares of land have been scorched. Air quality in Melbourne has reached “very unhealthy” levels but tournament organisers have introduced “additional measures” to Read More

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Serena breezes into second round in Auckland Classic

January 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Serena Williams found her power game after a sluggish start as she overcame qualifier Camila Giorgi to open her 2020 season with a straight-sets victory at the Auckland WTA Classic on Tuesday. With an eye on the Australian Open later in the month, the 38-year-old worked her way into a blistering performance that proved too much for the 1.7 metre Read More

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Lawmaker opposes N37 bn NASS renovation fund

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A member of the House Representatives, Bamidele Salam, has opposed the plan to spend N37 billion for the renovation of the National Assembly complex. Mr Salam, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), represents Ede North/Ede South/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency of Osun state. “I am a member of the National Assembly but I sincerely do not think we need a Read More

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Northern youth coalition wants Maina’s bail conditions reviewed

December 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Northern Youth Coalition for Justice has called on international community and human rights groups to prevail on Justice Okon Abang to review the bail conditions handed out to ex-pension chief, Abdulrasheed Maina.The group, in a statement signed by its Secretary, Abubakar Usman Yola on Tuesday and made available to newsmen, said that the bail conditions are too stringent and  may Read More

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NFF/Zenith Bank Championship products put Hungary to the sword

October 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Almost all the impact players for the Golden Eaglets in Saturday night’s 4-2 defeat of Hungary in the opening match of the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Brazil are products of the annual NFF/Zenith Bank Future Eagles Championships, including the goal-scorers. The competition, sponsored by NFF’s partner, Zenith International Bank PLC, was launched in the year 2016 and Read More

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Pele hospitalised in Paris 

April 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Brazilian soccer great Pele was hospitalised in Paris with a strong fever but his condition is not life-threatening and he should be released “within a couple of days,” one of his long-time friends has said. The 78-year-old was suffering from a urinary infection and being treated with antibiotics, his friend and spokesman Pepito Fornos, who was with Pele at the Read More

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SDP rejects Kogi Central senatorial seat

February 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has rejected the result of the Kogi Central senatorial district, saying the party does not believe it was the authentic result and therefore does not represent the position of the electorate. The party state chairman, Alhaji Muktar Atimah, Monday said the election was marred by lots of irregularities, describing the situation as most unacceptable to the Read More

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Northern cities to expect cancellation of flights in airports- NiMet

February 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) Tuesday warned that cancellation and delay of flights at some airports across the country are anticipated especially over the northern cities.  It called on Road users are to exercise caution and avoid over speeding especially during early morning period when horizontal visibility is impaired by fog, mist or dust haze. In a statement by the Director Weather Read More

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Melaye speaks from abroad: I didn’t flee Nigeria

March 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has denied fleeing Nigeria over his recent travails. Melaye said he had no reason to flee the country, accusing SaharaReporters, which published the report of spearheading blackmail against him. Relying on sources, SaharaReporters on Saturday reported that the lawmaker had fled the country and would not return until there is Read More

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Troops kill 4 militias in Bauchi, arrest 6 herdsmen in Benue

March 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Troops of 33 Artillery Brigade in Operation Lafiya Dole fighting patrol have killed four militias during a gun duel at Burra junction in Ningi Local Government of Bauchi state. Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu said the troops encountered the militia men when they were massing up at the Burra junction. “The militia men on sighting the troops opened fi Read More

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Declare emergency on health sector, Senate tells FG

March 14, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Senate has urged the executive arm to declare a state of emergency in the health sector over the decay in infrastructure. The move followed the adoption of prayers by a senator, Suleiman Hunkuyi, who presented a motion on the state of public health sector in the country yesterday. Hunkuyi noted that the decay in infrastructure in public health Read More

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May under pressure over Russian spy

March 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Theresa May is facing mounting pressure to take decisive action against whoever was behind the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter. Ex-national security advisor Lord Ricketts said “firm action” was needed once responsibility was confirmed. Asked whether Russia was to blame, President Vladimir Putin told the BBC: “Get to the bottom of things there, then Read More

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A week in the life of a neurosurgeon, by Dr. Biodun Ogungbo

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A full clinic My week started with a full clinic in the hospital. It was with the usual suspects: patients with spine conditions such as cervical and lumbar spondylosis. One of my patients, Mr X, had come back for further discussions surrounding his impending spine operation. Poor man, he was having trouble raising the money for his surgery. This even Read More

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Enugu raises corps members’ allowance

February 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Enugu state government has increased allowance for corps members who are serving in primary healthcare facilities in rural areas of the state. Commissioner for Information, Ogbuagu Anikwe announced this in Enugu on briefing journalists on the outcome of the state executive council meeting. Anikwe said that medical doctors serving in hospitals in rural areas would henceforth receive the sum of Read More

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Mozambique deports Ethiopians

February 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Mozambique has deported more than 50 Ethiopians who had entered the country illegally, in some cases after a six-week journey, officials say. All of them were detained in December – 40 were found in the bush in the central district of Gorongosa, and the others were arrested in other parts of the country. They had made the long overland journey Read More

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How a little infection can kill you? By Dr. Biodun Ogungbo

December 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

A pimple A young girl developed a pimple on her face. She decided (as you do) to ‘burst’ the pimple and release the stuff inside. She did but with dirty hands and fingernails. A few days later, the area became red and inflamed and went on to develop into a life-threatening infection of the whole face. This also involved the Read More

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Flight delays, cancellations: NCAA urges passengers to exercise restraint

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ime Akpan Lagos The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has called on all airline passengers to exercise restraint due the spate of flight delays and cancellations occasioned by unfavourable weather en route most of the nation’s airports. The director general of the agency, Capt. Muhtar Usman said in a statement issued in Lagos yesterday that most parts of the Read More

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ANEM urges FG to be transparent in graft war

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Daniel Agbo Makurdi Synod of the All Nations Evangelical Mission (ANEM) has called on the federal government to be more transparent in fighting the war against corruption at all levels. It made the call in a communiqué signed by the General Overseer of ANEM, Arc. Bishop Yiman Orkwar, issued yesterday after the Fresh Oil International Convention in Makurdi. The Read More

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Tackling Nigeria’s health challenges , by Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu

November 30, 2017 Editorial IV 0

During the course of my multifaceted life, I have met many interesting people, principles and conditions. Some of them re-occur so often that I can predict them with reasonable accuracy. One of such is the appearance of issues completely unrelated to cancer at our Medicaid Cancer Foundation medical outreaches. Thus, I wasn’t really surprised to see this elderly woman holding Read More