Other Sports

2015 Lagos ITTF World Tour: Onaolapo, Omotayo talk tough ahead

Italy-based duo of Ojo Onaolapo and Olajide Omotayo believe the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour tagged Lagos Open would provide Nigeria an ample chance to confirm its superiority in the sport. Onaolapo, who was part of Nigeria team to the last ITTF Africa Senior Championships would not want to remember the defeats he […]

National News

2015 Polls: I never said or signed i’ll not contest second term, says Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said that he was quoted out of context in the statement he made on running only a single term. The president said this when he had an interactive session with Islamic Clerics from South West region at the State House, Marina, Lagos. “I need to clarifiy this otherwise I do […]

National News

Kabiru Sokoto gets life imprisonment over Madalla terror attack

The mastermind of the 2011 Christmas Day bombing at St Theresa’s Catholic Church in Madalla, Niger state, Kabiru Umar, also known as Kabiru Sokoto has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. The terror attack claimed no fewer than 44 lives and left several people injured. While ruling on […]

National News Politics

2015 Elections must hold as scheduled, UN tells Nigeria

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has reiterated the full support of the UN to the new dates fixed for the conduct of the Nigeria’s general elections. This was contained in a statement issued by UN Spokesman, Stephane DuJarric, in New York on Saturday. The statement quoted Ban as saying that the UN was closely […]

Africa

Africa: Setif beat Al Ahly to win CAF Super Cup

A pattern of home victories in the CAF Super Cup continued on Saturday when Algerians Entente Setif defeated Egyptians Al Ahly 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. It was the 18th time in 20 matches that the CAF Champions League title-holders have used home advantage to win the one-off game. Since 2004 the African […]

National News

NGO accuses President Jonathan over stolen land worth $500m

President Goodluck Jonathan is battling to explain all he knows about a $500 million farm which a non – governmental organisation (NGO) says belongs to him in alleged violation of the 1999 Constitution. The Nation reported today that the farm was incorporated on December 30, 2011 barely seven months after Jonathan was sworn in as […]

National News

Oyo Assembly sacks 33 LGA Caretaker Chairmen

The Oyo State House of Assembly on Thursday at the plenary sacked the Caretaker Chairmen of the 33 Local Governments. Hon. Monsurat Sunmonu, the Speaker of the House, representing Oyo East/West, made the pronouncement during the session. “The Caretaker Chairmen of all LGAs in the state should step down immediately and the Head of Local […]

Africa

Stephen Keshi makes three-shortlist to replace Paul Put at Burkina Faso

The Burkinabe football association (FBF) announced a three-candidate shortlisted for the replacement of Coach Paul Put at the head of the Stallions on Tuesday. “The names of French-German, Gernot Rohr, Serbian Milovan Rajevac and Nigerian Stephen Keshi have been selected by the Commission,” FBF officially announced. “The final choice for the national head coach will […]

Education National News

Kogi SUBEB promises primary school teachers steady payment of salaries

Kogi State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, has assured teachers in the state that there would be no more delays in salary payment with the new mode of payment put in place. Executive Chairman of Kogi SUBEB, Nuhu Ahmed, stated this when some basic education teachers visited his office to lodge complaint about their unpaid […]

National News

Assembly sacks defected LGA chairmen as Speaker acts as Governor in Niger

The session of the Niger State House of Assembly was rowdy yesterday as the House declared vacant the seats of two legislators who defected from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the opposition. Similarly, Governor Babangida Aliyu, who is on his way for Lesser Hajj, yesterday appointed the Speaker of the House of Assembly, […]

Business National News

CBN closes two forex windows to strengthen devaluing naira

In its bid to rescue the naira, the Central Bank of Bank (CBN), announced yesterday, the closure of the Retail Dutch Auction System (rDAS) and Wholesale Dutch Auction System (wDAS) windows. This closure leaves only the Interbank Foreign Exchange Market as the only source of foreign exchange. In a statement signed by Director, Corporate Communications […]

National News Politics

2015 Polls: We’ve zero tolerance for elections violence in Kogi – new CP

New Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Samuel Ogunjemilusi, has pledged to provide security to the people of the state before, during, and after elections in the state. Ogunjemilusi, who disclosed this while speaking with journalists in his office in Lokoja, shortly after assuming office, stated that the police under his command would maintain law and […]

Other Sports

Nigerian pair take centre stage as Ist AFTU Intl Taekwondo opens in Egypt

The duo of 2014 Commonwealth Taekwondo Gold medallists, Abubakar Isah Adamu, and veteran fighter, Jamilu Mohammed are set to compete in the -58kg category, at the 1st AFTU International Opens, billed to hold at the Alexandria Olympic Centre, in Alexandria Egypt on 21st and 22nd February, 2015. Adamu, who just turned 18 years old on […]

Nigeria Leagues

NPFL: Kwara United drops 17, retains 22 players

The management of Kwara United have announced it has dropped 17 players and retained 22 from the group that represented the club last season in the Nigeria National League (NNL). The secretary of the club, Elder Dele Oguntokun in a statement on Thursday said the technical crew have informed the management of their decision to […]