Zambian Fans Want FAZ to Petition FIFA over Nigeria’s Qualification

Femi Solaja Passionate football fans in Zambia are mounting pressure on the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) to protest to FIFA for a possible rematch of last Saturday’s World Cup 2018 qualifying game against Nigeria that the Chipolopolo lost 1-0. This development is coming 48 hours after the world football body sent a congratulatory letter […]

Between Buhari, Kachikwu And NNPC GMD

Last week, a memo written by Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, to President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged irregularities and unruliness by Maikanti Baru, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director (GMD), was leaked to the public. Buhari, it would be recalled, functions as the substantive Minister of Petroleum Resources, […]

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Dangote Shares Secret of Backward Integration with Investors

Africa’s richest man and President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has shared the secret of backward integration with investors at the Financial Times’ fourth annual Africa Summit at Claridges in London. FT’s Editor-In-Chief, Lionel Barber, conducted an extraordinarily candid public conversation with Dangote, Africa’s most successful business leader, in the presence of the Vice-President, […]

As Bode George Declares Interest In PDP Chairmanship

It was the gathering of who is who in the South-west zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other geo-political zones last weekend when Chief Olabode George, former Deputy National Chairman of the party, formally declared his interest to contest the position of the party’s National Chairman. Following the resolution of the leadership crisis […]

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Upset as Unseeded Dutch Star Shocks Top Seed

GOV’S CUP 1ST LEG The first leg (Futures 4) of the 2017 edition of the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship began yesterday with shocking result as Number One seed in the men’s singles, Egyptian Karim-Mohamed Maamoun failed to make it to the next round of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) pro circuit competition going on […]

FG Off-sets N26bn MDA Debt to Discos against Their Debts to NBET

Chineme Okafor in Abuja The federal government will convert the N25.9 billion electricity debts it recently verified that its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) owed the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) to set off parts of the Discos’ debts to the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET), the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. […]

Nwabueze, Igbo Elders Seek Convocation of Constituent Assembly to Resolve National Issues

Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu Renowned constitutional lawyer and elder statesman, Professor Ben Nwabueze, Monday in Enugu asked the federal government to without further delay convene a Constituent Assembly to discus how to resolve the plethora of challenges facing the country. He said the major problem facing the country remains the unresolved national question. This came […]

Policemen Protest Non-Payment Of Salaries In Kaduna

Suicide, PPRO,house maid, Akwa Ibom, Police, Kidnap, kidnappersAggrieved officers in the Kaduna command of the Nigeria police force on Monday protested the non-payment of their August and September salaries. Some of those who were paid alleged that their salaries were incomplete. The police officers, in their hundreds, staged the peaceful protest at the salary section of the command. “In August, some of […]

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