Bartomeu rules out Neymar return to Barca

August 19, 2020 Admin III 0

  Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has reiterated that it will be “impossible” to re-sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar swapped Camp Nou for the Parc des Princes three years ago in a record-breaking deal but has since been linked with a return. The Brazil international was the subject of much interest from Barca last year, with a couple of Read More

774, 000 Jobs: Reps minority caucus kicks over 30 slots

August 18, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has rejected 30 job slots of the 774,000 federal government special job scheme, allotted each member of the House for their respective local government areas of their constituencies.Minority Leader of the House, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, in a statement on Tuesday, described the allotment of 30 out of the 1,000 slots per local government, Read More

Aston Villa, West Brom target Obafemi

August 17, 2020 Admin III 0

Southampton striker Michael Obafemi is attracting the interest of Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion. According to The Sun, Aston Villa are considering a £10m move for Obafemi but face competition from West Brom. Villa have identified the 20-year-old as a target as they look to add more goals to their ranks after they struggled in front of goal last Read More

Islam and Christianity differ on blasphemy

August 17, 2020 Admin III 0

It’s unfortunate that the death sentence passed on a Hausa musician by a Sharia court sitting in Kano has generated naive uproar rather than seeking knowledge on how the court arrived at the verdict. The musician, having been found guilty of blasphemous offence, has been punished according to the provisions of the Sharia and with strict adherence to all other Read More

How Governor Buni is silencing critics

August 17, 2020 Admin III 0

It’s, indeed, one of the qualities of a leader to embrace indifferences, ending the blame game and eschew bitterness and of course being tolerance, there’s no doubt to this assertion that this is what the Governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, is doing to silence his critics. If you could recall, in his inaugural speech, the governor stated that Read More

LMC: PPG is a child of necessity – Zira

July 28, 2020 Admin III 0

Adamawa United Chairman, Emmanuel Zira, has described the Points Per Game (PPG) as the only option available for the LMC in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic that evolved the world. Zira, who spoke at the weekly Personality Interview segment of the FCT Football Update WhatsApp program said the PPG decision, was a necessity of event where football authorities in Read More

FG reveals what will trigger international flights to resume

July 27, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, said Monday that the federal government would open international flights only when it is safe to do so. The minister said this at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 in Abuja.He said the federal government has lifted the suspension of ExecuJet airline for giving false information and flying Read More

On Dogara’s defection to APC

July 27, 2020 Admin III 0

Friday last week was remarkable in the politics of Bauchi state and Nigeria as a whole, as the immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to his former party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). Dogara returned to APC 22 months after dumping the party.The defection of the  former speaker Read More

Bargain hunters bring back bulls, market gains N73.1bn

July 26, 2020 Blessing Anaro 0

After weeks of treading on the red zone, Nigerian equities market was last week dragged back by bargain hunters who had buying interest in Dangote Cement, Fidson, Julius Berger, among others. The result is that the market All Share Index (ASI) went up 0.6 per cent week-on-week (w/w) The buying interests in DANGCEM was (+6.5 per cent), FIDSON (+18.1 per Read More

2023: Oke-Ogun leaders root for Lawan

July 20, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Barely 24 hours after President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, denied having interest in the 2023 presidential race, leaders of Oke – Ogun zone, Oyo state have urged him to take a shot at the plumb job. The leaders, consisting of traditional rulers and politicians from the zone, made the call during their courtesy visit on him on Monday after Read More

I regret appointing Ajayi my deputy – Akeredolu

July 19, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has expressed regret over his decision to appoint Hon Agboola Ajayi as his deputy, saying that it was a big mistake. Akeredolu and Ajayi, who were once close associates and are cousins, have been at loggerhead since the latter signified intention to contest the governorship election, which Akeredolu is also interested in. The clash Read More

Zainab Gimba, the petrel in the hallowed chambers

July 19, 2020 Hassan Gimba 0

Dr Zainab Gimba, a university don and three-time commissioner in Borno state, is not known to me in person; though we share the same surname, that’s where it ends. I have never seen her in person but I can always recognise her because I have seen a lot of her pictures. One picture that has stuck to my memory was Read More

Obuh: I’m still interested in national team

July 5, 2020 Admin III 0

Coach John Sam Obuh has expressed his readiness to return to the national team if called upon. Obuh who had modest achievements with the National U-17 (Golden Eaglets) and U.20 (Flying Eagles) between 2009 to 2013 expressed the desire while answering questions at the PERSONALITY INTERVIEW segment of the FCT Football Update WhatsApp program. He said the experiences he gathered Read More

Akpoborie faults Wolfsburg for selling Osimhen cheap

June 16, 2020 Admin III 0

Former Super Eagles striker, Jonathan Akpoborie has said his former Bundesliga club Wolfsburg were wrong to let go Victor Osimhen, who is now attracting interests from some of Europe’s top clubs. Last year, Wolfsburg sold Osimhen to Sporting Charleroi for 3.5 million Euros after the striker’s successful loan spell at the Belgian club. Charleroi promptly sold him off to Lille Read More

Gwagwalada NBA officials inaugurated

June 14, 2020 Donald Iorchir 0

The Gwagwalada branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Thursday 12, June 2020, elected a new executive to pilot the affairs of the association for the next two calendar years. Those elected are, Isah Abubakar Aliyu as chairman, Aigbefor E. David, vice chairman; Akachukwu Anthony Nwoye, secretary; Hamdalat O. Mustapha, assistant secretary; Barbara Tosan Onwubiko, treasurer; Mathew A. Alemeru, publicity Read More

Anjorin set to sign new Chelsea contract

June 8, 2020 Admin III 0

Tino Anjorin will sign a new contract at Chelsea despite strong interest from Premier League rivals. Anjorin will become a free agent next summer, but the 18-year-old is reportedly willing to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge by signing a new long-term contract. The young striker has been linked with a move to Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal. The England Read More

Amoo joins Ibrahimovic’s Hammarby on 4-year contract

June 8, 2020 Admin III 0

Swedish Allsvenskan club Hammarby have announced the signing of former Golden Eaglets winger Akinkunmi Amoo, reports Amoo, 18, joined Hammarby on a four-year contract from local club Sidos FC.  “We have worked with Amoo, or “Akin” as he is called, for the past two years. There has been some interest from other clubs, but during the time we have Read More

Osimhen agrees to join Napoli for N1.7b annual salary

June 4, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen has agreed to a summer move to Italian Serie A side, Napoli, from French side Lille for €4 million euros ( over N 1.7bn) annual salary apart from bonuses. The 21-year-old according to report will put pen to paper for a five year deal with Gennaro Gattuso’s side anytime from now. It has now appeared that Read More

United front will return PDP Osadebey Avenue, S/south chairman

May 26, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state have been urged to work towards achieving victory in the forthcoming governorship election. The PDP National Vice chairman, South South, Chief Emmanuel Ogidi, stated this during a visit to the new State Executives of the party led by Dr Tony Aziegbemi. Ogidi said he was in Edo to strengthen the Read More

Covid-19: Wambai rallies support for Buhari, APC

May 25, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The National Vice Chairman, North Central Zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Suleiman Wambai said the party is committed to ensuring full implementation of its policies and programmes for the common good of Nigerians.He stated this while speaking with Blueprint on Monday in Lafia.Wambai said President Muhammadu Buhari had remained focused and undeterred in his efforts to make life better for the citizenry Read More

Edo: Protesters storm EFCC, demand Oshiomhole’s probe

May 18, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Five days after the Justice James Oyomire (rtd.) Judicial panel of inquiry in Edo state indicted ex-governor Adams Oshiomhole in the Central hospital project, a group, Alliance for Collective Progress has called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to probe the alleged suspicious financial transaction during the former governor’s administration.  The protesters carried placards with inscriptions, “Oshiomhole has been Read More

Osimhen targets England move

May 11, 2020 Admin III 0

Super Eagles and Lille of France striker, Victor Osimhen has set his mind on making a summer transfer to any club in the English Premier League his priority, even as interest is coming his way from numerous top clubs from Spain and Italy. With the high-profile clubs from the Spanish LaLiga and Italian Serie A coming with big offer, Osimhen Read More