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Aribo joins Balogun, George and Martins in Super Eagles’ hallowed ranks

Aribo joins Balogun, George and Martins in Super Eagles’ hallowed ranks

The midfielder has joined a long list of Nigerians to score in their first game for the Super Eagles Joe Aribo has joined the likes of Teslim Balogun, Brian Idowu, Julius Aghahowa, Finidi George, Victor Agali and Obafemi Martins as Nigerians to have scored on their international debut. The Rangers midfielder joined the revered ranks after getting the Super Eagles’ ... Read More »

Shiites have right to practice faith – Falana

Shiites have right to practice faith – Falana

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria and a human rights activist has affirmed the right of the Shiite Islamic sect to practice their religion. He recalled that the Federal government clarified IMN’s proscription to the effect that the fundamental right of the Shiites to freedom of religion has not been abrogated. “To the extent that the Shiites are observing a ... Read More »

APC repaid me with evil – Okorocha

APC repaid me with evil – Okorocha

Owelle Rochas Okorocha, immediate past governor of Imo State, is bitter that the All Progressives Congress, APC, has treated him badly by repaying his courage and sacrifices with evil in the South East. “But I was determined to overcome that because I knew what we stand to gain. But today, the same party says they are suspending me,” he added. ... Read More »

LAUTECH: We’ve never defaulted in paying salaries of workers –Osun Government

LAUTECH: We’ve never defaulted in paying salaries of workers –Osun Government

  The Government of the State of Osun has described the comments by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on the running of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) that tended to suggest that Osun has abandoned payment of workers of the institution as a product of misinformation. It said to the contrary, the state has always been alive to ... Read More »

Breaking: Ekiti Tribunal sacks APC Senator, declares Olujimi winner

Breaking: Ekiti Tribunal sacks APC Senator, declares Olujimi winner

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti, state capital, on Tuesday nullified the election that produced Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Dayo Adeyeye as winner of the Ekiti South Senatorial District election. Hon. Danladi Adeck, a member of the three-man panel of the tribunal, who read the unanimous judgement declared former Minority leader ... Read More »

Reflection on the Future of Public Broadcasting in Africa and Asia, By Abdulwarees Solanke

Reflection on the Future of Public Broadcasting in Africa and Asia, By Abdulwarees Solanke

Are state and public broadcasters in Africa and Asia, nay most of the developing countries including ours not losing their essence and values? I am forced to embark on this rhetoric because of the discernible shrinking audience base, unappealing content, weak financial backbone and doubtful credibility of state and public broadcasters in many development countries. At a time public broadcasting ... Read More »

Oro cultists arrested for attacking Muslims, MURIC insists on prosecution

Oro cultists arrested for attacking Muslims, MURIC insists on prosecution

Ogun State Police Command has arrested nine Oro worshippers who attacked Muslims after imposing an illegal curfew. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi identified the suspects as Dondo Sunday, Nurudeen Lawal, Idowu Desu, Monday Akinlolu, Dele Dada, Raimi Jacob, Abiola Azeez, Olarewaju Akerele and Tetede Jamiu. It will be recalled that the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), an ... Read More »

15 of our members killed during procession in Kaduna, Sokoto, others- IMN

15 of our members killed during procession in Kaduna, Sokoto, others- IMN

  The proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) said 15 of its members were killed during the Ashura mourning procession on Tuesday in Kaduna, Bauchi, Gombe, Sokoto and other places. It also claimed that several people sustained gunshots injury, fearing that casualty figure may rise. IMN said three people were killed by the police in Kaduna and 10 others injured ... Read More »

Xenophobic attacks: Buhari, intelligence chiefs review Special Envoy’s report

Xenophobic attacks: Buhari, intelligence chiefs review Special Envoy’s report

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with the heads of some security agencies. The meeting was held at the President’s office, in Abuja. At the meeting were the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu; National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai-Abubakar. The meeting, according to sources, was convened ... Read More »

Only IMN Members Barred from Procession- Police

Only IMN Members Barred from Procession- Police

By Haruna Salami The Nigeria Police has further cleared the air on ban placed on Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN from public procession. A press release signed by DCP Frank Mba, Force Public Eelations Officer said: “Following the deluge of enquiries concerning the ban on procession on the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), it has become absolutely imperative to ... Read More »

Breaking: Tribunal fixes Sept. 11 as judgment day for Buhari, Atiku

Breaking: Tribunal fixes Sept. 11 as judgment day for Buhari, Atiku

  L-R: Buhari, Atiku* The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday fixed Sept.11 to deliver judgment in the petition filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Feb. 23 general election. This was announced by the Court of Appeal Public Relations Officer, Mrs Sadiat Kachalla, ... Read More »

Buhari still committed to workers’ welfare- Ngige

Buhari still committed to workers’ welfare- Ngige

  Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on Monday reassured Nigerian workers that President Muhammadu Buhari was still committed towards improving their welfare. Ngige, who spoke at the long service/merit award ceremony of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in Lagos State, said proof of the president’s commitment was made manifest in the various measures the Federal Government had ... Read More »

Alleged rape: Ashimolowo may testify in suit against COZA pastor

Alleged rape: Ashimolowo may testify in suit against COZA pastor

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, founder of KINGSWAY International Christian Centre, KICC, may be called as witness in a suit filed against Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, Abuja. Busola Dakolo, a celebrity photographer, had sued Fatoyinbo at an Abuja High Court to seek redress over the emotional distresses she was subjected to over the years following ... Read More »

I’m ashamed of not paying pensioners – Ortom

I’m ashamed of not paying pensioners – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that he was ashamed that his government has not been able to pay pensioners in the state. He made this confession while addressing pensioners who had laid siege to the Government House for days. He attributed the problem to the huge arrears he met on ground. The governor said although he met ... Read More »

11 Die In Nasarawa Road Crash

Eleven persons died in a ghastly accident yesterday on the Lafia-Akwanga Road in Nasarawa State. Many others sustained injuries. The accident occurred at Endehu hill, popularly called “Many have gone.” It was the same spot where the Nasarawa State deputy governor’s convoy was attacked recently. The accident, which happened some few minutes to 11am, involved a trailer loaded with cement, ... Read More »

Clarify CCT’s Status Now – NBA Urges Supreme Court

Clarify CCT’s Status Now – NBA Urges Supreme Court

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has urged the Supreme Court of Nigeria to determine the status of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, to clarify whether it is an organ of the executive or a quasi-judicial tribunal vested with criminal jurisdiction, THE NATION reports. The request was contained in a communiqué issued after the 59th Annual General Conference (AGC) and ... Read More »

NDLEA gets new Secretary

NDLEA gets new Secretary

ByBola Owolola The Presidency has approved the appointment of Shadrach Usman Haruna as the new Secretary of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. Haruna, a lawyer, takes over from Mrs. Roli Bode George whose tenure as NDLEA Secretary lapsed in June 2018. The appointment is with immediate effect. According to the NDLEA enabling Act, CAP N30 LFN 2004, the ... Read More »

Equity market sheds N28 billion

Equity market sheds N28 billion

Transactions on the Nigeria equity market on yesterday closed negative, extending previous week bearish sentiment. The decline was impacted by losses on Nestle and 13 other stocks. However, market breadth closed positively, recording 15 gainers as against 14 losers. The All Share Index (ASI) decreased by 56.73 absolute points, representing a dip of 0.21% to close at 27,089.84 points. Similarly, ... Read More »