Despite pullouts, US Open will still be grand slam- Nadal

August 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Rafa Nadal believes this year’s U.S. Open champion will still feel like a Grand Slam winner despite the tournament losing some glamour due to the withdrawal of top players amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spaniard said on Wednesday.The hardcourt Grand Slam, which starts on Aug. 31, lost its men’s defending champion in singles with Nadal deciding against travelling to New Read More

Christian Rights Agenda raises alarm over Kaduna killings

July 26, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Christian Rights Agenda (CRA) has raised the alarm over renewed killings in Southern Kaduna region of Kaduna state and calls for lasting solution.The group in a press statement, Sunday in Abuja, said: “Following renewed violence in Southern Kaduna, the CRA have accused Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Kaduna state Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, of  turning a blind eye to Read More

5 years after, NLC, ULC end feud, back together as one entity

July 16, 2020 Moses John 0

The internal crisis that led to the formation of United Labour Congress (ULC) from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over five years ago has been resolved as the leadership agreed to work together as one entity. Our correspondent, who has been following the situation since 2015 reports that with this reconciliation, the two labour centres are now one and would Read More

COVID-19: 6 die in Ebonyi, Umahi stable

July 7, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The deputy governor of Ebonyi state, Kelechi Igwe, Tuesday said his boss, David Umahi’s health remains stable, adding that the governor was still asymptomatic to coronavirus. Mr. Igwe stated this during an interactive meeting with members of the state anti-coronavirus pandemic at Old Government House, Abakaliki, where he was  briefed by the commissioner on the situation of things regarding the virus Read More

Arsenal ‘turn to’ Griezmann

July 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Arsenal are reported to be eyeing a move for Barcelona attacker Antoine Griezmann during this summer’s transfer window. Griezmann has struggled to perform for Barcelona since a big-money move from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019. The 29-year-old has scored 14 times at club level this term, but was only given the final minute against former club Atletico in La Liga on Tuesday evening Read More

Eco currency: Ouatara’s copyright infringement

June 29, 2020 Jerry Uwah 0

Alassane Ouatara is in a hurry to float the Eco as replacement for the CFA franc. The CFA has been used in Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo since 1945. Guinea Bissau eventually joined the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), the CFA monetary zone, after it obtained independence from Portugal in 1973. Of Read More

Nigeria: The good, the bad, the ugly

June 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria, our country, cannot be jaga-jaga as one rapp singer wanted the world to believe. The singer just sang the way he did to capture the attention of his fans but naturally he hurts the feelings of many. Actually, it is not only Edris that ever talked-ill about Nigeria, the late Fela also did his best to highlight the bad things Read More

Unemployment has reached an emergency situation in Ondo – PDP guber aspirant

June 24, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, Hon Bode Ayorinde, Wednesday lamented that the rate of unemployment in Ondo state has reached an emergency situation.  Speaking shortly after submitting his nomination form, Ayorinde noted that the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, missed the road by allowing Aketi Team to run the government, instead of his political party. The aspirant explained Read More

In Bayelsa, women make fresh commitment to governance

June 21, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

  Bayelsa women have expressed commitment to participate in politics and governance at all levels.They expressed desire at the weekend in Sagbama at a town hall meeting organised for the state branch of Women in Governance Network (WIGN) by Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) inconjunction with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Nigeria, the women said their experiences Read More

Obuh wants LMC to complete NPFL season

June 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Akwa United coach, John Obuh has offered explanations on why the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL  cannot be cancelled by the  League Management Company LMC now like other leagues in the continent.Speaking with journalists the former U-20 male national team coach opined that given the situation of the league table, the league managers cannot terminate the league as Read More

Edo guber: Why I ran to Buhari – Obaseki

June 1, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

 Governor Godwin Obaseki Monday presented to President Muhammadu Buhari his expression of interest and nomination forms for the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in the state.Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with the president, the governor said he was at the Presidential Villa to formally inform the of his desire to seek re-election as governor of Edo state. “I came Read More

NiDCOM office space controversy: NCC opens up on Communication Minister’s involvement

May 31, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stated that the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) was never involved in the process of offer of office allocation to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) at the NCC’s Communications and Digital Economy Complex located at Mbora District, Abuja, as the public is being made to believe. The Read More

Covid-19: Labour kicks against retrenchment, salary deductions

May 28, 2020 Moses John 0

The Labour-Civil Society Situation Room has declared support for  industrial action in states  that are deducting salary as well as retrenching workers under the guise of economy downturn as a result of COVID- 19 pandemic. The group in a communique Thursday in Abuja, chaired by President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, demanded adequate protection for workers Read More

Neuer extends Bayern contract until 2023

May 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer has extended his contract at the club until 2023. The 34-year-old goalkeeper has further committed his future to the Bavarian giants by signing for another three seasons, until 30 June, 2023, at the Allianz Arena. “FC Bayern are very happy Manuel has extended his contract until 30 June 2023,” explained CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Sporting director Read More

Ramadan: El-Rufai warns traders over hiking foodstuff prices, neighbourhood markets

April 30, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai has urged traders not to hike the price of foodstuffs and to allow the temporary neighbourhood markets work.He also warned that government will not allow any trader to sabotage its efforts to keep people safe from Covid-19 infection. Speaking in a media chat with some broadcast journalists at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House on Tuesday night, the Governor warned that no trader Read More

NUJ hails FCTA over palliatives, urges residents to be patient

April 28, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Council, has commended the  Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) over its Covid-19 interventions especially in the distribution of palliatives to households in the territory.The Covid-19 Sensitization and Monitoring Committee of the council in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja, said that after extensive monitoring and field reports from its members, it was satisfied with the distribution process. Read More

Rumoured Kim Jong-un’s death: China, US swing into action

April 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been reported dead as officials scramble to try and verify the claims. The US are closely monitoring the situation as China dispatched a medical team in an attempt to find out the truth from the highly secretive nation. It followed days of speculation over the health of the tubby 36-year-old, not seen publicly for two weeks. Read More

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Small businesses, families suffer amid COVID-19 lockdown

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Mr. Emmanuel Abimbola is an auto mechanic at Egbeda, under Alimosho local government area of Lagos state. He has three apprentice and makes an average of N10,000 to N15,000 daily. However with the total lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and the FCT by the Federal government on March 31 to combat the spread of the deadly coronavirus, Mr. Abimbola said he Read More

Why I ordered total lockdown in Kano – Ganduje

April 14, 2020 Bashir Mohamed 0

  Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said he took the decision to completely lock down Kano following the emergence of the much-dreaded Coronavirus which has infected four people as officially confirmed by the medical authorities. In a press statement in Kano, Ganduje said the lockdown would affect all markets in the metropolitan city of Kano in addition Read More

Don’t treat me like a sack of potatoes, Rakitic tells Barca

April 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has criticised his club for their recent treatment of him and for trying to force his departure last year. The Croatian has been at Barca since 2014 but has fallen out of contention this campaign due to the arrival of Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong and has only started 10 of Barca’s 27 La Liga matches. Read More

Boko Haram: What I told Buhari inside Aso Rock after recent Chadian onslaught – Zulum

April 9, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday met with Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state promising to take more decisive and proactive measures towards ensuring that the Boko Haram insurgency in some parts of the country is totally eliminated for sustainable peace and development.The governor briefed the president at the State House in Abuja on the recent military action against Boko Haram Read More

Ignore £80m and stay at Man Utd, Oliseh tells Ighalo

April 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria football legend and Atlanta Olympic gold medalist, Sunday Oliseh, says Manchester United is a better career legacy than being remembered as a Watford player. As he tell Odion Ighalo to dump the China based team and stay with Manchester United. It is no news that the Chinese outfit wants Ighalo back in China by offering him a whooping £80m Read More

Nigeria’ll work for oil market stability – Sylva

April 7, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Ahead of the rescheduled meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Thursday, the federal government says it is ready for work for the stability of the oil market. The price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia has drove  down oil price to as low as $22 per barrel. However, with hope of an agreement, crude prices have rose Read More