No Image

Doping: Russia to miss Tokyo 2020, W/Cup 2022

December 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Russia was banned from the Olympics and world championships in a range of sports on Monday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruled to punish it for manipulating laboratory data. WADA’s executive committee took the decision after it concluded that Moscow had tampered with laboratory data by planting fake evidence and deleting files linked to positive doping tests that could Read More

No Image

VAR is a ‘mess’ but there is ‘no way back’ -UEFA president

December 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is not a fan of VAR and has branded the technology as “a mess” that cannot be rectified. VAR was designed to reduce the number of controversial officiating decisions, yet has received mixed reviews from fans during its introduction in the Premier League this season. Premier League referees’ chief Mike Riley has confirmed there have been Read More

No Image

Hong Kong Open postponed due to protest violence – Organisers

November 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Hong Kong Open golf tournament has been postponed after violence from anti-government protests escalated this week, the Asian Tour and European Tour said on Wednesday. “Regretfully the European Tour, in conjunction with our tournament co-sanctioning partner at the Asian Tour, has taken the decision to postpone next week’s Hong Kong Open, scheduled for the Hong Kong Golf Club, Fanling Read More

No Image

Re-signing Neymar still an option at Barcelona –Abidal

November 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Barcelona Sporting Director Eric Abidal has hinted that the Laliga giants are looking at making new moves at re-signing their former superstar Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain despite the failed bid last summer. Neymar left Barcelona to join PSG in 2017 for a world record €222million transfer fee. But Barcelona failed to meet the French Ligue 1 side’s demands for the Read More

No Image

Federal Poly Ukana expels 2, suspends 16 students

November 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Polytechnic, Ukana, Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom state, has expelled two students and suspended 16 others over examination malpractice. The institution’s assistant registrar and public relations officer, Mr Manasseh Umoette, said in a statement that the management took the decision based on the report of the student disciplinary committee and academic board on the affected Read More

No Image

Benue to build N12bn airport with IGR

November 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Tuesday announced the decision of the state government to build an airport. The governor said the proposed airport will cost the state twelve billion naira N12 billion and will be funded with internally generated revenue (IGR). “From the proposals we have gotten, the cost of building the airport will be within the range of Read More

No Image

Forex restrictions dampen investments

October 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), says foreign exchange restriction in Nigeria is distorting public and private sector decisions and holding back investment in the country. The global body disclosed this during the unveiling of the World Economic Outlook report released in Washington DC, advising that the Central Bank of Nigeria unifies the exchange rate system for stronger economic growth in Read More

No Image

Updated: Lagos Assembly ‘moves to Arrest Ambode, others’

October 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Lagos state House of Assembly, Thursday threatened to issue a warrant of arrest on the former governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode and four others who served under the ex-governor as commissioners.  The decision followed two preliminary reports presented by two different ad-hoc committees set up by the House to investigate 820 buses purchased by Ambode and to appraise Read More

No Image

Kida, Ahmedu get FIBA appointment

September 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

World Basketball governing body FIBA has appointed Nigeria Basketball Federation NBBF President Musa Kida and the FIBA Africa Zone Three boss Col Samuel Ahmedu (rtd)  into its commissions and they will serve for four years. Kida was appointed into the Finance Commission, while Ahmedu, who is also a member of the NBBF, will serve in the Legal Commission. They are Read More

No Image

As APC kicks, PDP hails tribunal’s judgement on Oyo guber

September 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state chapter has expressed dismay over the verdict of the Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal which upheld the victory of the Seyi Makinde as the duly elected governor of the state. The tribunal had Monday in a unanimous decision agreed with the Independent National Electoral Commission’s declaration of Makinde as the winner of the Read More

No Image

‘Why Benue varsity was shut down’

September 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Benue State University, Makurdi, has been shut down indefinitely following protest by students of the university. The management of the institution, while announcing the closure on Monday, in a statement signed by its Registrar, Dr. Mrs. Mfaga Modom, said the decision was not unconnected to the closure of entry gates of the university by the students on Monday morning. Read More

No Image

AA appoints acting chairman, scribe

August 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The national think tank of Action Alliance (AA) has ratified the indefinite suspension of its national chairman, Chief Kenneth Udeze and the national secretary, Vernimbe James, and subsequently appointed Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar acting national chairman and Mr Eli Moses, acting national secretary. The decision was taken at a meeting over the weekend in Abuja, the highest decision making body deliberated on Read More

No Image

Updated: Gale of retirement hits Super Eagles as Mikel, Ighalo quit

July 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles Odion Ighalo and John Obi Mikel are retiring from international football. Sources told ESPN that Ighalo, whose goal helped Nigeria to beat Tunisia 1-0 in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Bronze Final on Wednesday night, informed coach Gernot Rohr of his decision before leaving to join his club in China immediately after the game. “He had discussed his decision with the Read More

No Image

Gombe SDG spends N500m on education, heath

July 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) office in Gombe state said it had spent half a billion naira on education and health projects in 2018. Permanent Secretary, SDG office, Dr Samanja Joshua, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Gombe Wednesday. He said the office had constructed and equipped one block of two classrooms and head-teacher offices across the 11 local Read More

No Image

Gov Bello endorses Lawan/Gbajabiamila for 9th Assembly

May 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has aligned with the position of the APC leadership by supporting the endorsement of Senator Ahmad Lawan and Hon Femi Gbajabiamila as senate president and speaker of the House of Representatives in the next dispensation. The governor declared his support when he visited to the APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Lagos, saying Read More

No Image

FA Cup:VAR replays to be shown on big screen during s/finals

April 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Video assistant referee system (VAR) replays will be displayed to fans during this season’s FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley if a decision is overturned. VAR’s decision will be announced on the big screen before a “definitive video clip” is shown. It comes after criticism that decisions are sometimes unclear for fans inside stadiums. The Football Association said it would provide Read More

No Image

APC lost Reps seat for arrogance- lawmaker

March 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A member representing Yola North/Yola South/Gerei federal constituency of Adamawa state Barrister Lawal Garba has said the court decision that nullified the election of Abdulrauf Maddibo of the APC was largely due to the party’s arrogance. He was reacting to a court verdict, which voided the victory of the APC candidate in the just concluded National Assembly election in favour of Read More

No Image

Police promotes ex-EFCC Boss, Inalegwu, 16 other CPs to AIGs

January 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 18 Commissioners of Police (CPs) to the next rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIGs), and 32 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) to the substantive rank of CPs. This was part of decisions reached at the 4th Plenary Meeting of the PSC, presided over by its Chairman, IGP Musiliu Smith (retd), Read More

No Image

Yobe budget Commissioner quits, joins APC guber Squad

January 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Yobe State Commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Idi Barde Gubana has handed over the affairs of his ministry to contest as deputy governor alongside former APC National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni under the auspices of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yobe. The event took place on Wednesday at the governor’s office in Damaturu. Gubana, said “the handing over Read More

No Image

AFCON adjusted for Ramadan, to begin on June 21

January 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The dates for the 2019 African Nations Cup finals in Egypt have been moved back by a week, the Confederation of African Football said on Monday. The shift was reportedly to allow players to rest after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is likely to begin on the evening of May 5 and end around June 4. Muslims observe fast Read More

No Image

APC drops Okorocha as Coordinator of its presidential council

January 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has removed Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, as the party’s coordinator of its Presidential Campaign Council in the state. The APC NWC confirmed the development over the weekend in Abuja, premising its decision on Okorocha’s anti-party activities. Okorocha had vowed to work in the interest of the governorship ambition of his Read More

No Image

IGR at states level stands at N931.23bn

March 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) report at the State level for the Financial year 2017 rises to 931.23 billion. The amount represents 12 03 per cent increase year on year against N831.19 recorded in the same period of 2016. The recent report from National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on the States IGR showed that in the second half year of Read More

No Image

Govt begins road repairs at night

February 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  In a bid to facilitate rehabilitate of bad portions on the nation’s roads, the federal government has begun road repairs at nights to avoid traffic congestions associated with day-time repair of roads. The Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) Federal Road Maintenance Engineer in charge of the FCT, Ambrose Omame, made this known while speaking with journalists in Abuja. Read More

No Image

APC wins Katsina supplementary re-run

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Mansur Mashi of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has won the supplementary election into the Mashi/Dutsi Federal constituency. The election into the Mashi/Dutsi Federal Constituency, which was earlier won by Mashi, was nullified by the Election Petition Tribunal due to “substantial non compliance with election rules and regulations”. The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the tribunal and ordered Read More