Las Vegas GP is ‘99% show – Verstappen

November 16, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen says this weekend’s Las Vegas Grand Prix is “99% show and 1% sporting event”. The triple world champion said he is “not looking forward” to the razzmatazz around the race, the first time Formula 1 cars have raced down the city’s famous Strip.Other leading drivers were more equivocal about the hype. Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso said: Read More

Otti congratulates Uzodinma on re- election.

November 14, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The governor of Abia state, Dr. Alex Otti, has congratulated his Imo state counterpart, Governor Hope Uzodimma, on his re-election for a second term in office. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday announced Uzodinma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the off-cycle Imo governorship election held on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Returning Officer for the Read More

Otti congratulates Uzodinma on re- election.

November 14, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The governor of Abia state, Dr. Alex Otti, has congratulated his Imo state counterpart, Governor Hope Uzodimma, on his re-election for a second term in office. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday announced Uzodinma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the off-cycle Imo governorship election held on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Returning Officer for the Read More

Tiv group dissociates self from attacks on Sule’s aide 

November 7, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Tiv Development Association (TIDA), an umbrella body of the Tiv people of Nasarawa state, read with serious concern, a malicious publication designed to blackmail and bring Peter Ahemba, immediate past president of the association and Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Public Affairs to Governor Abdullahi A. Sule, down. TIDA said “the sponsored media attacks on the SSA was scripted Read More

NIWA MD tasks staff on agency on blue economy mandate 

October 31, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The newly appointed Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Munirudeen Bola Oyebamiji, has charged the staff of the authority to be proactive and  to do things differently in order to achieve different results in line with President Bola  Ahmed Tinubu’s agenda of promoting blue economy. Oyebamiji stated this Monday when he officially assumed duty at NIWA’s headquarters in Lokoja, Read More

Wike doing well as FCT minister, Nzonzo berates religious bigots 

October 29, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

  A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa state, Hon Vrati S. Nzonzo, has condemned what he described as unfortunate comments of some Muslim clerics calling for the removal of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Barrister Nyesome Wike. In press statement in Abuja yesterday, Nzonzo, a grassroots politician, said some clerics are reducing the Read More

Law School alumni thumb up Lagos commissioner on performance 

October 23, 2023 Adewale Ajayi 0

Lagos State commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo AbdulWahab, has been commended for doing the right thing by making Lagos state a safer and cleaner environment. He was also adjudged as an added value to the society that will discharge his duty without blemish. This view was expressed by his colleagues of class 2000 of the Nigerian Law School  at a reception Read More

Alcaraz back as world No 1 with Indian Wells win

March 20, 2023 Admin III 0

Carlos Alcaraz breezed past Daniil Medvedev to win the Indian Wells title and return to world number one.Spaniard Alcaraz, 19, needed only one hour 11 minutes to seal a 6-3 6-2 win that took him above Novak Djokovic at the top of the ATP rankings. It is the US Open champion’s third career Masters 1,000 title. “It feels amazing to lift Read More

Nigeria’s envoy honours bronze-medallists Flying Eagles

March 12, 2023 Admin III 0

The Ambassador of Nigeria to the Arab Republic of Egypt, His Excellency Ambassador Nura Abba Rimi has honoured the Flying Eagles who scooped the bronze medals in the just-concluded Africa U20 Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.   Ambassador Rimi received the entourage of the Nigeria U20 boys at the town hall of the Nigeria Embassy in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday .  The diplomat expressed satisfaction with the performance of the team during the tournament while  congratulating players and officials for successfully qualifying Read More

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles subdue Uganda, qualify for FIFA U20 World Cup

March 2, 2023 Admin III 0

Nigeria reached the 23rd FIFA U20 World Cup finals on Thursday evening after defeating Uganda by a lone goal in Ismailia in the second quarter-final of the 17th Africa U20 Cup of Nations. Goalkeeper Chijioke Aniagboso, who has been huge for the Flying Eagles since taking over the sticks after the opening day defeat to Senegal in Cairo, captained in the absence Read More

Senate President congratulates President-elect Tinubu, APC

March 1, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima, on their election victory. Lawan, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, , said the victory affirmed the trust of the Nigerian people in the All Progressives Congress(APC) and its candidates. The statement reads: “I congratulate the President-elect, His Read More

CDD rates improvement of technology in 2023 election better than 2019

February 28, 2023 Adeola Akimbo LA 0

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has observed that there is relative improvement in the conduct of this year’s general elections when compared to that of 2019, following the deployment of technology in the exercise. The Chairman of CDD Election Analysis Centre, Professor Jinadu Adele said despite the massive improvement in INEC’s technological tendencies, other institutional malfeasances are cowing the Read More

11 Discos record N77.39bn revenue shortfall in Q2 2022

January 24, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) operating in Nigeria recorded a revenue shortfall of N77.39bn out of ₦265.68 billion billed to customers in the second quarter of 2022. The Second Quarterly 2022 Report released by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), shows that the total revenue collected by all DisCos in 2022/Q2 was ₦188.29 billion. A breakdown of the report Read More

Obi: Labour party chieftain okays Obasanjo’s endorsement 

January 5, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A chieftain of the Labour Party and donor of the three storey edifice housing the Imo state secretariat of the party on the ever busy Whetheral road in Owerri, Dr Libo Agwara, says the endorsement of the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi by former President Olusegun Obasanjo is a good development and a confirmation that he has been his big Read More

Osinbajo preaches mercy, grace for Nigeria on Christmas day 

December 26, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Sunday that celebration of Christmas was a reminder of the grace of God while the birth of Jesus Christ is the beginning of a new covenant of God’s mercy. Osinbajo said this while fielding questions from journalists after the Christmas Service at the Aso Villa Chapel in Abuja. The Vice President had delivered the sermon Read More

Ikorodu leaders, monarch give Sanwo-Olu re- election bid a boost 

December 13, 2022 Adewale Ajayi 0

The traditional rulers and leaders in Ikorodu division of Lagos state, including leaders and members of the ruling  All Progressives Congress (APC) and Ikorodu-based social club, Oriwu Club, have thrown their weight behind Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s re election bid. Leaders and members of the community said they are satisfied with the performance of Governor Sanwo-Olu in the last three and Read More

Nigeria achieves 54% local content development in 2022 – NCDMB

December 7, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has recorded a 54 per cent local content level in 2022, half way into its 10-year road map for indigenous participation and use of local assets in the oil and has sector. A status report at the 11th Practical Nigerian Content Workshop organised by the Board and DMG Nigeria Events at Uyo, Read More

World Athletics Awards: McLaughlin, Duplantis named world athletes of 2022

December 6, 2022 Admin III 0

Sydney McLaughlin and Armand Duplantis have been named world athletes of the year at the World Athletics Awards.American McLaughlin, 23, broke her own world record by almost three-quarters of a second as she won world 400m hurdles gold in July. She clocked 50.68 seconds in Oregon, where she also won 4x400m gold. Sweden’s Duplantis won the world pole vault indoor Read More

No rift between Southgate, Foden – Grealish

November 28, 2022 Admin III 0

England winger, Jack Grealish has debunked rumour circulating in the media that there is a rift between head coach, Gareth Southgate and Phil Foden. Foden, who was expected to start in the Three Lions midfield at the World Cup, has been coming on from the bench despite his impressive performance for Manchester City in the Premier League. Despite being one Read More

Volleyball: Ozokoye joins Partizan FK, Albania

November 21, 2022 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Former Plateau Rock player, Pascal Ozokoye, is on the verge of joining Albania side, Partizan FK following his sterling performance at the African Volleyball qualifiers with the Nigeria’s U21 men’s team. The Nigeria side surprised all comers in the competition as they emerged the winner in Marrakech, Morocco. Ozokoye’s  yeoman performance caught the eyes of the Albania officials who offered him Read More

Anambra polls: PDP to set up committee to review performance, sanction ‘saboteurs’

December 28, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tuesday, said it would setup a committee to understudy their performances at the Anambra state November 6 governorship elections and recommend ways forward for the party and appropriate sanctions on members found to have engaged on anti-party activities. The State Chairman, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, who stated this at the stakeholders meeting held at Awka, regretted Read More

UN trains women on gender equality bill

October 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The United Nations Women under an intervention known as the EU-UN joint Spotlight initiative, has conducted a training for women in Film and Television international and Nigerian film/ TV industry professionals on ending violence against women, girls and gender equal opportunities bill. Spotlight Initiative is a multi-year program to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls and to Read More