Boko Haram war now a business venture, says Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has alleged that some persons are using the war against Boko Haram to loot the treasury. He noted that the fight against insurgency had become a business because those benefiting from Internally Displaced Persons scams and payment of ransom (in dollars) to free those abducted by the Boko Haram […]

Coutinho opens Barca account in Cup win

Philippe Coutinho came off the bench to score his first goal for Barcelona in a 2-0 win at Valencia on Thursday that saw his new club ease into another Copa del Rey final. Coutinho broke the deadlock in the 49th minute of the semi-final, second leg at Mestalla, having only come on at the start of the […]

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VACANIES:  ELIZADE UNIVERSITY hereby invites suitably qualified candidates to fill teaching and non-teaching staff positions. Lecturers are needed in the following faculties: Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Electronics, Communication and ITC, Biochemistry and Applied Geophysics, Law and Mass communication. Non-teaching positions are: Principal Assistant Registrar, Senior Assistant Registrar, Assistant Registrar and Confidential Secretary. […]

AU ambassadors demand apology from Trump over racist remarks

African Union ambassadors to the UN demanded an apology from US President Donald Trump for his racist remark on the people of Africa. The group of over 50 nations in a statement said, “The AU expressed its disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by the President of the United States of America, Mr […]

Chinese teams chase big-money Aubameyang

At least two Chinese sides are chasing the signature of Borussia Dortmund’s prolific striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, reports in the country say, in what could be an Asian-record transfer. The 28-year-old has been linked with a host of clubs all over Europe but he could end up in the money-rich Chinese Super League (CSL), according to […]

Death toll in South Africa train crash rises to 19

The death toll from one of South Africa’s worst ever rail crashes has risen to 19 including four children, the authorities said Saturday. The passenger train, travelling from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg, smashed into a lorry at a level crossing near Kroonstad in central Free State province on Thursday and burst into flames . Provincial […]

La Liga: Costa sent off after scoring Atletico winner

Atletico Madrid unleashed Diego Costa in La Liga on Saturday and the controversial centre-forward scored the winner before being sent off in a 2-0 home win over regional rivals Getafe. Atletico’s transfer ban ended last week and Costa was playing his first league game since rejoining the Spanish club from Chelsea. The 2-0 win, in […]

UPDATED: US imposes sanctions on Iranian missile firms

The United States imposed sanctions Thursday on five Iranian companies it alleges are working on part of the Islamic republic’s illegal ballistic missile program. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin linked the measure to recent anti-government protests, arguing that Iran ought to spend more on public welfare rather than banned weapons. “These sanctions target key entities involved […]

UPDATED: Nigeria’s electricity grid collapses

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Nigeria’s power transmission grid collapsed on Tuesday night, a development that led to widespread blackout across the country. It was learnt that the collapse was due to a fire incident on the Escravos Lagos Pipeline System of the Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Limited. TRENDING – Kwara mayhem: CAN accuses Muslims of […]