Fubara vs Wike: Tinubu wades in

October 31, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has decided to intervene in the political crisis in Rivers state, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, has said. The governor said this while addressing State House correspondents at the end of the Police Council meeting in Abuja. He aid the President’s decision was timely and would bring succour to the people of Rivers state. “We Read More

Tinubu forwards 2024 – 2026 MTEF/ FSP to NASS 

October 31, 2023 Taiye  Odewale 0

  Ahead of 2024 budget presentation , President Bola Tinubu has forwarded to both chambers of the National Assembly, 2024 – 2026 Medium Term Expenditure Frame Work ( MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper ( FSP). Requests  to that effect , were read in plenary at both chambers by President of the Senate , Godswill Akpabio and Speaker of the House Read More

Gauff sweeps past Jabeur in WTA finals

October 31, 2023 Admin III 0

US Open champion Coco Gauff needed just 57 minutes to beat Ons Jabeur in her opening match at the WTA Finals. Gauff, 19, who is seeded third, won the first seven games before an hour-long rain delay in Cancun, Mexico. When play resumed, the American quickly wrapped up a 6-0 6-1 victory for her 50th win of the season. In Read More

Vinicius Jr. extends Real Madrid contract

October 31, 2023 Admin III 0

  Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr has extended his contract until 2027. The Brazil international, 23, has scored 63 goals in 235 games and won nine trophies with Real, including the 2022 Champions League. Vinicius, whose contract was set to expire next year, joined for £38m as an 18-year-old from Flamengo in 2018. “Hello Madrid fans, I am very happy Read More

NPFL reschedules Doma, Insurance midweek game

October 31, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) Match Day Six fixture involving Doma Utd and Bendel Insurance earlier scheduled for Thursday has been postponed. The league management body informed Bendel Insurance FC on Monday, in a statement signed by Chief Operating Officer Davidson Owumi. The midweek match, originally scheduled to be held on Thursday, November 2 2023 at the Pantami Stadium Read More

Lagos to host West African Scrabble Championship

October 31, 2023 Admin III 0

The Centre of Excellent and the City of aquatic splendor, Lagos has been selected to host the second edition of West Africa Scrabble Championship (WASC), from the 22nd to the 26th of November, 2023. Lagos got the nod ahead of Benin City and Abuja that were in contention to stage the biggest sub- regional scrabble tournament in Africa with five Read More

I love to be a good role model – Alozie

October 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Super Falcons wing back Michelle Alozie says she wants to be a role model for anyone who wishes to follow in her footsteps. Alozie has been making waves for her abilities to combine her activities as a footballer and a lab scientist. She plays as a forward for Houston Dash a team in the National Women’s Soccer League and works Read More

Throwback, godfathers and godsons at daggers’ drawn

October 31, 2023 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

The outburst in Rivers state this week is a reminder of the legendary tussle between godfathers and godsons in our clime. I reproduce below an article I wrote in my August 12, 2020 column to refresh our memories. Happy reading. Increasingly, political godfathers are finding it difficult to keep their godsons in check. The godsons themselves are increasingly being uncomfortable Read More

Saudi Arabia set to host 2034 World Cup

October 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Saudi Arabia is set to host the men’s 2034 World Cup after Australia decided against bidding to stage the tournament. Football Australia confirmed its decision only hours before Fifa’s deadline for declarations of interest on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia is the only other nation to bid.“We have reached the conclusion not to do so for the 2034 competition,” read a statement Read More

Uzodinma, Anyanwu, Achonu: Who gets the people’s nod in Imo?

October 31, 2023 Admin III 0

CHIDIEBERE IWUOHA from Owerri  writes about the plethora of contenders and pretenders in the Imo governorship election coming up November 11 and sums up that the electorate have narrowed to three As the November 11 2023 Imo off-cycle polls fast approaches, Imo people are beginning to discuss or analyse the chances of the 17 political parties and their flag bearers Read More

Katsinan Radda: Beyond 100 days and matters arising

October 31, 2023 Prof MK Othman 0

Aspiring to a leadership position is one thing, being at the top is another; they are simply two different scenarios. In the aspiration stage, dreams and fantasies permeate the thought process and produce both workable and seemingly unworkable ideas, making decisions and reasons for action quite difficult. Once one reaches the leadership position, reality brings stresses, challenges, painful choices, and Read More

Reps demand justice for murdered corper Chalya Silas

October 31, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has called for immediate arrest and prosecution of killers of youth corps member, Chalya Silas, who was recently killed  in Kaduna. Silas was reportedly murdered by criminals who accosted her while jogging in the morning of October 18, 2023, and was stabbed to death for questioning their demand for her GSM handset. In adopting a motion Read More

APC set to welcome Ogba, other PDP leaders

October 31, 2023 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

The All Progressives Congress(APC)in Ebonyi state Monday said it will organize a rally  for all the leaders of People’s Democratic Party(PDP) and Labour Party(LP) who resigned from their parties. Senator Obinna Ogba who represented Ebonyi central senatorial zone between 2015 to 2023 and a former House of Representatives member, Mr. Livinus Makwe who represented Onicha, Ohaozara and Ivo federal constituency Read More

Pate calls for proactive measures to combat stroke 

October 31, 2023 Helen Oji 0

  The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Professor Muhammad Ali Pate, Monday called for heightened awareness and proactive measures to combat the high incidence of stroke in Nigeria. The minister made this call at a Ministerial Press Briefing to Commemorate the World Stroke Day with the theme, “Together we are #GreaterThan Stroke,” held Monday in Abuja. Emphasizing the Read More

World Cities Day:  We’re prepared for projected 60% urban dwellers’ upsurge – FG

October 31, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Federal government Tuesday disclosed that it is prepared for the projected 60% urban dwellers upsurge by 2030, saying that it is paying attention to the issues and challenges of urbanization in the country. The Minister of Housing and Urban Development,  Architect Ahmed Musa Dangiwa,  who disclosed this during the celebration of this year’s World Habitat Day/World Cities Day, organized by Read More

Late Ohinoyi of Ebiraland was a peace-builder – Etsu Nupe 

October 31, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

  Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, Etsu Nupe and chairman, Niger state Council of Traditional Rulers, has described the passing of the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Dr Ado Ibrahim, as a huge loss to Ebiraland, Kogi state and Nigeria as a whole. The Etsu Nupe, who spoke at the palace of the Ohinoyi in Okene during his condolence visit Tuesday said the late Read More

Ogun not doing enough to develop creative, entertainment industry – Dr Smile

October 31, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Popular Nigerian comedian, Abegunde Olamilekan, popularly known as ‘Dr Smile’ has chided the Ogun state government for not doing enough to develop the creative and entertainment industry. Dr. Smile stated this at a press conference to herald his show tagged, “Why not smile” held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta,Tuesday. He stated that it’s disheartening that the present Read More

FIRS: Nami’s reforms meet Adedeji’s innovations

October 31, 2023 Nicholas Dakere 0

One of the best quotes that celebrates continuity comes from former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan when he posited, “One thing that I know and I feel Nigerians will celebrate is continuity and peace”. That quote which combined with Jonathan’s many actions to land him the title of ‘champion of democracy’ may have been referring to political continuity, but it will Read More

SELI donates facilities to 2 schools in Jos

October 31, 2023 Muhammad Tanko Shittu  0

  A non-governmental organisation, Star Education and Leadership Initiative (SELI) Tuesday donated pupil-friendly educational playground facilities to develop cognitive reasoning and increase learning ability to two schools in Jos North local government area of Plateau state. The group’s gesture touched on COCIN Treasure Academy Fudawa and the Redeemed of the Lord’s School, Bauchi Ring Road, Jos. The founder of Star Read More

UNO reducing humanitarian support to Nigeria – Schmale 

October 31, 2023 Adewale Ajayi 0

The United Nations Organisation (UNO) Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Matthias Schmale has said in the next five years, UN will gradually reduce the humanitarian support it is rendering to Nigeria. Giving a keynote address at a workshop organised by Africa Centre for Development Journalism (ACDJ) on the topic, “Sustainable Development Goal” held in Ikeja, Lagos, to mark the World Read More