FG to complete N5.5bn road project in Osun – Fashola

The Federal Government on Thursday said that it would complete the N5.5 billion Ila-Oragun-Ekanmeje road project, Osun, before the end of the year. Minister of Power, Works and Housing speaking to the Journalists during the signing of the Fashola signs N4.34 billion MoU with Dangote to rebuild Apapa Wharf Road Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister... Continue Reading →

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I can’t remember my earnings as Chief of Army Staff, Bamaiyi tells court

Lt. -Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi (rtd) told an Ikeja High Court that he cannot recall how much he earned as salary as former Nigerian Chief of Army Staff (COAS).Former Army chief General Ishaya BamaiyiBamaiyi told the court while being being cross-examined by Fred Ajudua, a lawyer, former Lagos socialite and an alleged serial fraudster before Justice... Continue Reading →

Femi Falana wants El-Rufai to be slapped with a travel ban by the international community

Femi Falana says only a travel ban and prosecution will be good enough punishment for Governor El-Rufai for his "body bags" comments. FEMI FALANA Renown Human Rights Lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has called on the international community to place a travel ban on Kaduna Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai for his... Continue Reading →

UCL: Schalke embrace underdog role as Man City looms

Schalke are embracing the role of underdogs for Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Manchester City with the Bundesliga strugglers promising not to raise a white flag against the reigning Premier League champions. UEFA Champions League Schalke have failed to win in their last four league games, leaving them 14th in the Bundesliga table, and they... Continue Reading →

Uzoho’s Cypriot club appeals nine point penalty

Francis Uzoho The Cyprus Football Association on Monday turned a 1-0 victory for Anorthosis Famagusta over Apollon Limaasol into a 3-0 defeat because Uzoho had an invalid medical certificate . Anorthosis were also hit with a six-point deduction, adding up to a nine-point overall penalty. Uzoho, 20, played for Nigeria at last year’s World Cup... Continue Reading →

Phyno spotted chilling with Formula 1’s Lewis Hamilton in Spain [Photos]

Phyno's new found friend is Lewis Hamilton and we love their vibes. One of the coolest photos you'd see on Instagram today is that of Phyno and legendary Formula 1 driver, Lewis Hamilton chilling. The two were spotted together far away in Spain hanging out and they sure will be giving the ladies something to... Continue Reading →

NBA/FIBA proposed Africa League will develop basketball – Fans

Femi Adefeso, a Sports writer with the Basketball Arena, says the U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) partnership with International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to organise a league in Africa is a welcome development. Basketball Adefeso told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday that the NBA was determined to develop basketball in Africa... Continue Reading →

YouTube Ranks Union Bank’s Enabling Success Commercial Most Watched Nigerian Ad of 2018.

YouTube has unveiled the top Nigerian ads of 2018 with Union Bank’s Enabling Success ad ranking top on the list, having gathered 2.7 million views on YouTube as at December 2018. The list was announced by Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, Country Director, Google Nigeria at a recent media chat with news men in Lagos. Union Bank’s inspiring... Continue Reading →

Drake buys $400,000 diamond encrusted iPhone case

Canadian rapper, Aubrey Graham, popularly called Drake has reportedly bought an iphone cover case made of 18-karat white gold, dotted with blue and white diamonds worth $400,000. The case is covered with tiny diamonds and features an OVO owl logo that has diamonds for eye, representing his record label. The jeweler commissioned to do the... Continue Reading →

Peace at last between ‘Special One’ and Wenger

Arsene Wenger received the Laureus Lifetime Achievement award on Monday but it was the glowing tribute from the unlikeliest of sources Jose Mourinho that caught the eye. Mourinho-Wenger The 69-year-old Wenger won the award on the back of his revolutionising English football especially in the first part of his over two decades in charge of... Continue Reading →

Masakadza named Zimbabwe skipper across all formats

Hamilton Masakadza was on Tuesday named captain of Zimbabwe for all three formats of international cricket for the next year. Hamilton Masakadza The planned tour to India next month looks to have fallen through and the team have no fixtures planned before July. Masakadza’s appointment was for the 2019/20 season, with Peter Moor named as... Continue Reading →

Frank Condemns Magu, accuses EFCC as APC’s tool against opposition

…Says arrest of Atiku’s Lawyer, Giwa Osagie, politically motivated Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has strongly condemned the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu and the agency’s partisan role as APC’s witch-hunt tool against the opposition. Ibrahim Magu, Acting Executive Chairman,... Continue Reading →

Ballot Box: Buhari’s comment “strong message” against savagery – Presidency

The Presidency says that President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on ballot box snatchers is a “strong message’’ against the long history of savagery associated with elections in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari Buhari had on Monday, during the emergency caucus meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, warned that anyone who dared to snatch ballot... Continue Reading →

Police, INEC ready for Feb. 23 elections in C’River

The Cross River Police Command is ready to provide security for the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Feb. 23 across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state. Police Mr Austin Agbolanhor, state Commissioner of Police, made this known in Calabar on Tuesday while briefing newsmen after a stakeholders’ meeting with... Continue Reading →

Breaking: 130 persons killed in Kajuru, not 66 – El-Rufai

…Says those doubting the killings are “grossly irresponsible.” By Anthony Ogbonna The Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has said that the actual number of persons killed last Friday in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state was 130 and not the 66 he said. El-Rufai: The conflicts according to the Agwai Committee arise from the... Continue Reading →

Feb.23 Polls: IGP reads riot act to Politicians

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru THE Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ag IGP Mohammed Adamu on Tuesday warned politicians that the police is ready to deal with anybody planning to snatch ballot boxes in the forthcoming elections. IGP Adamu stated this while briefing State House correspondents after security meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State... Continue Reading →

Rapper Busta Rhymes announces release date for Davido’s `Fall’

Trevor Smith Jr. a.ka. Busta Rhymes, an American rapper, has announced a release date for his remix of a single, `Fall’ done by David Adeleke. a.ka. `Davido’. Davido The A list rapper took to his Instgram page @bustarhymes on Tuesday to confirmed that the song done alongside Davido and his signed artist Prayah was due... Continue Reading →

Liverpool v Bayern: Shaqiri ready for acid test

Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri is relishing a Champions League reunion with former club Bayern Munich. Shaqiri Shaqiri spent two-and-and-a-half years at Bayern before joining Inter Milan in a €15m deal in January 2015. “I was very happy because I wanted to play against Bayern Munich, against my old team-mates and my old team,” Shaqiri told... Continue Reading →

Elections: Atiku slams N2bn suit against Buhari, demands apology.

Asks court to stop Buhari, security agencies from interfering in polls Says his administration failed Nigerians, imposed ‘illegal’ CJN By Ikechukwu Nnochiri Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has approached a High Court in Federal Capital Territory, asking it to bar President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies in the country from... Continue Reading →

Champions League: Bayern drop big names for Liverpool showdown

Bayern Munich have been forced to name a youthful-looking 21-man travelling squad for their Champions League trip to Liverpool. Bayern Munich With Thomas Muller suspended and Arjen Robben and Corentin Tolisso already ruled out through injury, the Bavarians have been boosted by the inclusion of winger Kingsley Coman who had been a doubt for their... Continue Reading →

Emmy Awards Director, Mo Abudu gets membership card

Nigerian filmmaker and owner of EbonyLife Television has received her gold membership card as a Director in the International Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences. L-R Media mogul, Mo Abudu and the Emmy Director’s card The Academy is responsible for staging the world famous International Emmy Awards which recognizes excellence in the television industry globally.... Continue Reading →

Postponement: Group worried over safety of already released voting materials

INEC The group, led by Sotonye George, in Port Harcourt, also said INEC’s sudden shift of the polls indicated that President Mohammadu Buhari was out of touch with office holders he has appointed to assist management of his administration. According to him, “The shock development is a huge insult to the sensibilities of Nigerians. It... Continue Reading →

Ministerial appointment: Okupe deserves award in fiction writing — Lai Mohammed

By Emmanuel Elebeke Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, yesterday, dismissed the statement credited to former presidential spokesman, Dr. Doyin Okupe, that Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, should take the credit for his appointment as minister by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as fiction. Lai Mohammed Mohammed in a statement signed by Special... Continue Reading →

Here’s what it feels like to work from home according to a report

If you're considering working remotely, here's what you need to know. Remote work has its own struggles. Working from outside of a corporate office is becoming mainstream. If you are resident in a city like Lagos where traffic saps your energy every day, you’ll definitely like to work remotely. You might think it is cool... Continue Reading →

Veteran Nigerian designer Mai Atafo set to speak at Harvard Business School

Veteran Nigerian designer Mai Atafo set to speak at Harvard Business School World leading business school Harvard; whose student club “Africa Business Club: is set to host its 21st Annual Africa Business Conference on February 15th & 16th 2019 with veteran Nigerian designer Mai Atafo set to speak. This year the theme “Africa Forward: Forging... Continue Reading →

Germany can take back Isis fighters if suspects have consular access – ministry

Trump asks European allies to take back over 800 fighters captured to be put on trial Men who had been arrested by Syrian Democratic Forces soldiers over suspected links to the Islamic State are held in Deir al-Zour province, in Syria, on January 30th. US president Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw US troops from... Continue Reading →

Mourinho on scouting mission at Lille game

Jose Mourinho attended Sunday’s 0-0 draw between Lille and Montpellier to reportedly cast an eye over Ivorian star Nicolas Pepe, one of the leading scorers in Ligue 1 this season. Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (L) arrives to watch the French L1 football match Lille vs Montpellier on Februrary 17, 2019 at the Pierre... Continue Reading →

Don’t politicise killings, El Rufai tells Kaduna communities

…you are bias, Southern Kaduna people reply him Ben Agande, Kaduna Governor Nasir El Rufai has appealed to the people of the volatile southern Kaduna zone, where he had said that 66 people were killed recently, not to politicise the killing of innocent people by criminals, vowing that his government will stop at nothing to... Continue Reading →

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