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Hooded Manchester United fans attack CEO’s residence with flares

Hooded Manchester United fans attack CEO’s residence with flares

The home of Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was attacked by a group of fans on Tuesday night. In a sinister escalation of the unrest witnessed in the stands at United games recently, supporters angry at Woodward’s directorship targeted his family residence in Cheshire. Neither Woodward, his wife or his young daughters are understood to have been at home at the time of ... Read More »

Borno: Zulum swears Ibo, Yoruba men among 26 advisers 

Borno: Zulum swears Ibo, Yoruba men among 26 advisers 

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Wednesday swore-in chief Kesta Ogualili from Anambra state and Alhaji Yusuf Alao from Oyo and 24 others as his special advisers. Ogualili, a Nigerian of Ibo tribe hails from Dunukofia local government, while Alao a Nigerian from Yoruba tribe, is from Ogbomosho local government area. Zulum had on January 9, appointed both men ... Read More »

Reps Speaker swears in House Leader,calls for reforms

Reps Speaker swears in House Leader,calls for reforms

Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila on Wednesday sworn in Hassan Ado Doguwa and five other newly members of the House who won their rerun election during last Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).In his address,the Speaker called for general reforms in the polity.The full text below: ADDRESS BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ... Read More »

I will tighten Arsenal’s rearguard like  I did in Flamengo-Pablo Mari

I will tighten Arsenal’s rearguard like I did in Flamengo-Pablo Mari

Pablo Mari has vowed to repay the faith Mikel Arteta has shown in him by working hard to achieve his goals at Arsenal. The Gunners splashed out £4million up front to sign the centre-back on loan from Flamengo for the season, with the option of making the deal permanent at the close of the campaign. Mari becomes Arteta’s first signing ... Read More »

Arsenal unveil  Flamengo cup-winning  Defender,Pablo Mari

Arsenal unveil Flamengo cup-winning Defender,Pablo Mari

Arsenal have signed Pablo Mari on loan from Flamengo for the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign. The deal was confirmed via the club’s official Twitter account on Wednesday. Arsenal will reportedly pay a $5 million (£4 million) loan fee, with a $10 million (£8 million) option to buy in the summer, according to Sky Sports   David Ornstein of The Athletic first noted the option to ... Read More »

Maryam Sanda to appeal death sentence

Maryam Sanda to appeal death sentence

Mrs. Maryam Sanda, who was on Monday sentenced to death by hanging for killing her husband, will appeal the judgment, a member of his legal team has revealed. Justice Yusuf Halilu of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had given her the maximum sentence for killing her husband, Mr. Bilyaminu Bello. However, some women and civil rights ... Read More »

Buhari Marginalising South-west in Appointments, Gani Adams Alleges

Buhari Marginalising South-west in Appointments, Gani Adams Alleges

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, yesterday alleged that the South-west was being marginalised by the President Muhammadu Buhari, in terms of appointments into public offices. Speaking yesterday in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State during the 6th World Congress of the Oodua Progressives Union, Adams said: “Buhari’s government is tainted with nepotism. You have a situation whereby only ... Read More »

Kobe Bryant:Rescuers recover all nine bodies from the helicopter crash site

Kobe Bryant:Rescuers recover all nine bodies from the helicopter crash site

Rescuers recovered the bodies of all nine victims from a helicopter crash near Los Angeles that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, the coroner’s office confirmed Tuesday. Three bodies were retrieved from the scattered wreckage by a special response team on Sunday – the day of the crash. The remaining six were located as the search resumed in rugged terrain Monday. In a ... Read More »

EFCC goes after ‘Baba Ijebu’ over alleged multi-billion naira tax fraud

EFCC goes after ‘Baba Ijebu’ over alleged multi-billion naira tax fraud

Kessington Adebutu, Nigeria’s gambling mogul whose business empire has enjoyed decades of patronage as a household name across the country, has become a new target of a vast corruption investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The multiple allegations of tax fraud and economic sabotage levelled against Mr Adebutu marked a remarkable tumble for one of the Nigerian bookies most ... Read More »

FMBN Seeks Stronger Partnership with States on Affordable Housing

FMBN Seeks Stronger Partnership with States on Affordable Housing

In a bid to deepen the impact of its affordable housing delivery programs to a greater number of Nigerian workers within the low and medium-income bracket nationwide, the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) has solicited for a more robust collaboration with state governments. This includes stronger support and participation of states in the National Housing Fund (NHF) Scheme, provision ... Read More »

We’ll be harder on bandits, Buhari vows

We’ll be harder on bandits, Buhari vows

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said “harder times’’ await bandits whose disruptive activities have brought sorrow to Nigerians, kept many away from their means of livelihood, and heightened insecurity in parts of the country. The President, who received a delegation of Eminent and Respected Citizens of Niger State led by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello in State House, said the ... Read More »

Truth is our problem, Borno Governor says at Defence College lecture 

Truth is our problem, Borno Governor says at Defence College lecture 

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, was guest lecturer at the National Defence College, in Abuja, Tuesday, with the governor being frank in engaging his audience, participants of course 28, amongst them top military officers and civilian policy makers from Nigeria and other foreign countries. Zulum said, the unwillingness of persons in the corridors of power ... Read More »

Visa Ban will Affect Vulnerable People in Nigeria, FG Tells US

Visa Ban will Affect Vulnerable People in Nigeria, FG Tells US

The federal government has said the speculated plan by the US to add Nigeria to its existing list of visa travel ban countries is ill-conceived. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this yesterday in London during an interview session with Reuters News Agency. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the minister is in London to ... Read More »

Insecurity: Senate to pursue implementation of community policing

Insecurity: Senate to pursue implementation of community policing

Following the worsening security situation in the country, the Senate on Tuesday said it will pursue immediate implementation of community policing. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, stated this in his speech to welcome Senators from the Christmas and New Year recess. He reiterated that the security situation in the country required serious attention and due consideration by the Senate and indeed ... Read More »

Montreal Impact’s Okwonkwo wants to learn from Thierry Henry

Montreal Impact’s Okwonkwo wants to learn from Thierry Henry

The 22-year-old has returned to the Canadian outfit on loan from Serie A side Bologna On-loan Montreal Impact attacker Orji Okwonkwo has stated how lucky he feels to return to the Major League Soccer club to play under the guidance of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. The forward re-joined the club recently, after signing an extension with parent club Bologna until 2024, although the Canadian ... Read More »

FG trying Agba Jalingo for treason not me -Gov. Ayade

FG trying Agba Jalingo for treason not me -Gov. Ayade

Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, yesterday denied being responsible for the trial of a journalist and activist, Mr. Agba Jalingo. According to him, Jalingo is being tried for treason by the federal government and not the state. Jalingo was arrested in Lagos on August 22, 2019 following an earlier report in his medium, Cross River Watch, on July ... Read More »

BORNO NSHIP TRAINS HEALTH WORKERS AHEAD OF CONTRACTING CLINICS IN IDPs CAMPS

BORNO NSHIP TRAINS HEALTH WORKERS AHEAD OF CONTRACTING CLINICS IN IDPs CAMPS

  BY INUSA NDAHI,  MAIDUGURI   The Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BOSPHCDA) under the Leadership of the Executive Director, Dr. Sule Meleh, and the Nigeria  State Health Investment Project -Additional Financing (NSHIP-AF), a World Bank assisted Project has commenced a Weeklong Training on Performance Based Financing (PBF) for Health Workers and Ward Development Committee Chairmen (WDCs) from 11 ... Read More »

Military Reopens 185km Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu road 

Military Reopens 185km Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu road 

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri The 185km Maiduguri- Damboa- Biu road which has been closed down for the past one year following incessant attacks on vehicles by boko haram has been reopened on the orders of the Chief of Army Staff. Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai. To this end, people of Damboa, Chibok, Askira-Uba, Hawul, Biu, Gwoza, Kwaya Kusar, Shani and ... Read More »

Court reduces Maina’s bail conditions to N500m

Court reduces Maina’s bail conditions to N500m

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday varied the conditions attached to the bail granted former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Force, Abdulrasheed Maina. Justice Okon Abang, before who Maina is being tried on charges of money laundering, granted him conditional bail on November 25, 2015. Among the bail conditions were that Maina endorses a bond of N1billion and produce ... Read More »

Maryam Sanda sentenced to death for killing husband

Maryam Sanda sentenced to death for killing husband

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday found Maryam Sanda guilty of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.   Ms Sanda was sentenced to death by hanging by the judge. The Nigerian police charged Ms Sanda for culpable homicide in November 2017, and sought the death penalty against the accused in a two count charge. The victim, Mr ... Read More »