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‘Give me a team that is not Manchester City, I am not going to win’: Pep Guardiola confesses

‘Give me a team that is not Manchester City, I am not going to win’: Pep Guardiola confesses

Pep Guardiola insists he is not the best manager in the world and has credited his success to the talented players he has managed throughout his career. The 49-year-old is the most successful manager currently plying his trade in the Premier League, with 29 career honours to his name. But Guardiola has admitted that he would not have been able to replicate ... Read More »

APC threatens Fayose with EFCC over Akure-Ado road

APC threatens Fayose with EFCC over Akure-Ado road

The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has threatened to petition the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), if former governor Ayodele Fayose fails to give a satisfactory explanation about the N400million earmarked for Akure-Ado-Ekiti road. The party urged the ex-governor to clarify why it terminated the reconstruction of Ekiti portion of the road and chased away ... Read More »

Cooperate With Military, Security Agencies to End Insurgency, Buhari Tells Borno People

Cooperate With Military, Security Agencies to End Insurgency, Buhari Tells Borno People

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday asked the people of Borno State to support the military and security agencies to stop the killings by Boko Haram. The president had arrived Maiduguri International Airport from Ethiopia at about 1:30pm to condole the people of Borno state over last Sunday’s attacks where 30 persons were reported to have been killed. Also during the ... Read More »

Oyo, council chiefs fail to reach agreement

Oyo, council chiefs fail to reach agreement

The arrangement to settle out-of-court, the ongoing rift between the Oyo State Government and the sacked local government councils has suffered a setback. The meeting, held at a location in Ibadan at about 3pm on Tuesday, did not last long as expected. It was learnt that although the meeting began on a note of conviviality between members of the two ... Read More »

Zahra Buhari has not secured job with PPRA – Presidency

Zahra Buhari has not secured job with PPRA – Presidency

The Presidency has dismissed an online news report that Zahra Buhari, a daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, has secured a  job with Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) Reacting to the report in a statement Wednesday, Presidential Spokesman,Femi Adesina described  the “publication is untrue, malicious”. Adesina said “An online medium given particularly to fake news publishes that Zahra, daughter of ... Read More »

Why constitutional review has once again become necessary – Omo-Agege

Why constitutional review has once again become necessary – Omo-Agege

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has explained reasons necessitating another round of constitutional review. He said though the drafters of Nigeria’s Constitution deliberately made the process of Constitutional Amendment very pains-taking, “Yet, the greater need to improve democratic governance or adjust to the ever changing political, economic and social realities has made it necessary for our Nation to embark ... Read More »

Doyen of Highlife music,Victor Olaiya is dead

Doyen of Highlife music,Victor Olaiya is dead

  The entire music world wish to announce the *death* of a Living Legend of Highlife music one of the last man standing, the last of the original *Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON..* This untimely incident happened at Luth hospital Lagos State at exactly 12noon today Wednesday 12th of February, 2020.. We pray that the Doyen of highlife music find ... Read More »

Bitter truth the North must hear..

Bitter truth the North must hear..

  By Bola Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 One Northern leader after another has, in recent times, decried the so-called poverty of the North, as it were. They have attempted to state why this is so as well as proffer solutions. The World Bank says 87% of Nigeria’s poor are in the North; and since Nigeria is the capital of ... Read More »

BREAKING: Coronavirus rare in children, scientific report show

BREAKING: Coronavirus rare in children, scientific report show

By Berkeley Lovelace Jr., CNBC KEY POINTS . The new coronavirus, named COVID-19, has sickened more than 43,100 people worldwide, but very few children appear to be among the confirmed cases. . About 80% of people who died from the virus in China were over the age of 60, and 75% had pre-existing conditions, according to a recent report from ... Read More »

BREAKING: Court fines DSS N200,000 in favour of Sowore

BREAKING: Court fines DSS N200,000 in favour of Sowore

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has awarded a N200,000 damages against the Department of State Security,DSS,in favour of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow protest. The damages were awarded for frivolous adjournments. This morning, Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and Shehu Sanni were in court as a mark of solidarity with Sowore who is also publisher of SaharaReporters, ... Read More »

We’ll employ 7,000 teachers, 3,600 non-teaching staff – Oyo Govt

We’ll employ 7,000 teachers, 3,600 non-teaching staff – Oyo Govt

…. As Makinde directs TESCOM to give out free forms to applicants Six years after the government of Oyo State last recruited secondary school teachers, Governor Seyi Makinde has given a directive to the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) to recruit 7,000 teachers; 2,000 non-teaching staff and 1,600 night guards. The chairman of TESCOM, Pastor Akinade Alamu, stated that Governor Makinde ... Read More »

BORNO TRAINS HEALTH WORKERS IN 11 IDPs CAMP CLINICS ON WASTE MANAGEMENT 

BORNO TRAINS HEALTH WORKERS IN 11 IDPs CAMP CLINICS ON WASTE MANAGEMENT 

  BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Apparently worried by increasing demands of health care delivery services amongst millions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) resettled in officially designated camps, the Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BOSPHCDA) and the Additional Financing- Nigeria State Health Investment Project (AF-NSHIP), a World Bank assisted Project, has organized a weeklong Trainings for Health Workers drawn ... Read More »

Forbes: Dangote maintains lead as Africa’s wealthiest person; Adenuga, Rabiu, Alakija occupy 3rd, 8th, 20th positions ( See others )

Forbes: Dangote maintains lead as Africa’s wealthiest person; Adenuga, Rabiu, Alakija occupy 3rd, 8th, 20th positions ( See others )

For the ninth year in a row, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria has been declared as the wealthiest person in Africa, with an estimated net worth of $10.1 billion. In the latest ranking of the world’s billionaires by Forbes, the American global media company, focusing on business, investment, technology, entrepreneurship and leadership, Dangote’s present worth is down from his estimate of ... Read More »

Sir Kesington Adebutu: The White Knight fighting for education in Nigeria – By Boladale Adekoya

Sir Kesington Adebutu: The White Knight fighting for education in Nigeria – By Boladale Adekoya

There is a convergence point of belief amongst philosophers, scholars, and pundits when analyzing the key elements to the development of any society and the sustenance of generation-to-generation innovations. They all agreed that for any society to succeed, it must prioritize the education of its citizens. There are no two ways to it, only the acquisition of qualitative knowledge can ... Read More »

WHO Names Deadly Virus From China As ‘COVID-19’

WHO Names Deadly Virus From China As ‘COVID-19’

By AFP The UN health agency on Tuesday announced that “COVID-19” will be the official name of the deadly virus from China, saying the disease represented a “very grave threat” for the world but there was a “realistic chance” of stopping it. “We now have a name for the disease and it’s COVID-19,” World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ... Read More »

For Kole Shettima and Amina Saliu on their special anniversaries – Tunde Akanni, PhD

For Kole Shettima and Amina Saliu on their special anniversaries – Tunde Akanni, PhD

For my former colleague at Concord Press, now a young grandma, Patience Akpan, every child or grandchild of hers is her favourite. The scintillatingly beauteous and fashionable professor at Arizona State University in the United States seizes every opportunity to register didactic messages on her fans. These favourite children and all the favourite grandchildren always radiate excitement in her presence. ... Read More »

There Is Bush Fire At Owerri Airport – FAAN

There Is Bush Fire At Owerri Airport – FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has announced to airline operators and other airport users that a bush fire incident has been reported at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri. A statement by FAAN spokesperson, Herrienta Yakubu, said Officers of the Air Rescue and Fire Fighting Services are presently on ground and fire fighting is in progress. She ... Read More »

Shettima to Defence: Investigate Auno attack to forestall future occurrence

Shettima to Defence: Investigate Auno attack to forestall future occurrence

By: Inusa Ndahi Senator Kashim Shettima, immediate past governor of Borno State has advised the Nigerian Defence Headquarters to speedily constitute a credible panel that should transparently generate facts on how 30 passengers lost their lives on Sunday night in Auno, Bormo state. Shettima, who gave the advise in a statement released on Tuesday in Abuja, represents Borno Central Senatorial ... Read More »

Coronavirus: WHO equips 168 labs globally with diagnosis capacity

Coronavirus: WHO equips 168 labs globally with diagnosis capacity

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it has identified 168 labs around the world with the right technology to diagnose coronavirus. This is part of WHO’s efforts at equipping laboratories with the capacity to rapidly diagnose novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases as part of its preparedness to tackle the outbreak globally. Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, disclosed this on Monday during ... Read More »