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

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COVID-19: Ferdinand wants EPL season to be abandoned

March 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Manchester great Rio Ferdinand has called for the 2019/2020 season to be null and void due to the coronavirus pandemic. Football in England has been suspended until April 30 but a return to action is expected to be delayed even further with the death toll in the country rising. And Ferdinand says the health of the public must come before any Read More

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Covid-19: NUATE commends FG, seek aviation workers’ understanding

March 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has described as commendable the federal government’s intervention fund of N1 trillion through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to mitigate the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic, especially on the aviation industry. NUATE president, Mr. Ben Nnabue in a statement expressed the union is hopeful that the sector will receive the Read More

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Updated: Schools in Northwest shut down over coronavirus

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Northwest Zone Governors Forum converged on Kaduna on Wednesday to review their security approaches in tackling the challenges of banditry, kidnapping and other crimes and  resolved to shutdown schools in their states  for 30 days.A communique read by the Chairman of the Forum and Katsina state Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, after the closed door meeting with security chiefs at Sir Read More

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Tennis SA suspends all tournaments until 20 April

March 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Tennis South Africa (TSA) has on Monday announced a suspension of all their tournaments until 20 April following President Cyril Ramaphosa declaring a national state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic. Following Sunday’s announcement and based on discussions with key stakeholders, Tennis South Africa is taking the precautionary measure to postpone all TSA sanctioned events – national, regional and local Read More

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Adamawa IDPs endorse NEMA’s food ration

March 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Adamawa have endorsed the food rationing for deserving households adopted by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The development followed a resolution by the IDPs when the Director General of NEMA, Mr Mustapha Maihaja, paid a situation report visit to three IDPs camps in the state. The camps visited included Fufore, Malkohi  and St. Theresa Read More

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Ex-Daily Times editor unveils African Leadership Scorecard magazine

March 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The immediate past Managing Editor of the Daily Times newspapers, Mr. Bonaventure Melah, weekend, joined the rank of publishers with the official presentation of his publication African Leadership Scorecard in Abuja. Speaking at the presentation, which held at the NUJ FCT Council Press Centre, the Executive Director News, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Suleiman Ahaziah, commended Melah for taking the leap of Read More

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Remo Stars footballer’s killing: IGP deploys 2 DIGs to Sagamu

February 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), DIG Anthony Ogbizi, to take over investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Tiamiyu Kazeem in Sagamu, Ogun state, on February 22, 2020. This as the Police boss has also directed the Read More

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Minimum wage: Labour leaders tell workers what to expect in Ekiti

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Labour leaders in Ekiti state have assured their members that Governor Dr Kayode Fayemi would before the end of February, 2020 sign the agreement on the implementation of workers new minimum wage and consequential salary adjustment.This assurance was contained in a statement signed by the state Chairman, Joint Negotiating Council, Comrade Kayode Fatomiluyi, and Secretary, Comrade Gbenga Olowoyo, on Sunday. Read More

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Insecurity: Ilorin emirate seeks divine intervention

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Concerned about the lingering insecurity challenges confronting the country, the people of Ilorin Emirate in Kwara state Saturday gathered at the palace of the Emir of Ilorin, Alh Ibrahim Sulu- Gambari, to seek divine intervention on the situation. The Chief Imam of Ilorin, Sheik Mohammed Bashir Salihu, led other clerics to offer special prayer for the nation’s leader, requesting God Read More

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Reps’ deputy minority leader decries Justice Odili’s home invasion

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, has condemned the attack on the residence of Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.Thugs were reported to have attacked her home over the verdict of the apex court on the Bayelsa governorship election delivered by her.  Okechukwu in a statement on Thursday however  insisted that judicial Read More

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Obasa: The man who muted Amotekun idea 4 years ago

February 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

It happened on two ocassions in 2015 and early 2016. The first was when he sat with some youthful friends, most of whom he often relates with to gauge the pulse of the majority. The venue was Agege, his base. In that meeting, Mudashiru Obasa, the speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, muttered the need for a collective security Read More

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Centralised security architecture has failed Nigerians – Senate

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

….Says urgent restructuring required     The senate Monday took a swipe on the current security architecture in Nigeria which it said has failed. It consequently stated that the failing security architecture need to be restructured in arresting the worsening situation at hand . Giving the damning verdict while fielding questions from journalists at the Senate Guest House in Maitama , Read More

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Constitution review, PIB, others in focus as Senate resumes

January 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As the Senate and the House of Representatives resume from Christmas and New Year break today , some salient legislations  like constitution review , amendment of the Electoral Act, Petroleum Industry bill etc , will be in the front burner . TAIYE ODEWALE reports. Before both Chambers of the National Assembly embarked on the 40-day Christmas and New Year recess Read More