• Eid-el-Fitri: APC urges Nigerians to imbibe Ramadan lessons

    Eid-el-Fitri: APC urges Nigerians to imbibe Ramadan lessons
    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Muslims to imbibe the lessons of Ramadan, which include personal sacrifice, charity, sobriety, and self-discipline.
    APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu said this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, congratulating Muslims on the successful completion of the 2020 Ramadan fasting and the celebration of Eid-el-Fitri.
    “As we complete this important religious obligation, we join the Nigerian Muslim community in beseeching A
  • Suspend luxury items, prioritise bailouts

    Suspend luxury items, prioritise bailouts
    Bailout
    IT is said that to whom much is given, much is also expected. So much has been given to our successive elected and appointed government officials in Nigeria over the years.
    Our politicians who have controlled the wealth of the nation can hardly point to many tangible things they have done with our money other than self-enrichment.
    The National Assembly has consumed trillions of naira since 1999, yet our democracy and governance processes which they were elected to reform and uphold remai
  • Apple may soon ditch charging ports in iPhones

    Apple may soon ditch charging ports in iPhones
    Forget the headphone jack — Apple is looking to get rid of all the ports in its future iPhones.
    That’s the prediction from a known Apple leaker, who says that after this fall’s iPhone 12, the Cupertino, California, tech giant is going to make the shift to completely wireless phones.
    At least one iPhone model in 2021 will have a smart connector in place of the device’s traditional lightning port, rendering any accessories that make use of the port effectively obsolete. Th
  • Redknapp claims Houllier preferred Wright to Gerrard at Liverpool

    Redknapp claims Houllier preferred Wright to Gerrard at Liverpool
    Glasgow Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard
    Jamie Redknapp had to convince Gerard Houllier that Steven Gerrard was a “different class” with the former Liverpool boss initially preferring the look of Stephen Wright.
    Gerrard and Wright came through the Liverpool academy together before their career paths eventually went completely different ways with Wright leaving the Reds in 2002 to join Premier League side, Sunderland.
    ALSO READ: BREAKING: Nigeria records 276 new cases of COVID-19,
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  • Man United legend names ‘cocky’ player Ole should get rid of

    Man United legend names ‘cocky’ player Ole should get rid of
    Pogba
    Teddy Sheringham thinks Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should sell Paul Pogba this summer as he “gives off the wrong vibe”.
    The France international has been linked with moves to Juventus and Real Madrid over the last 12 months with rumours he wants to leave Man Utd.
    The Red Devils, meanwhile, have struggled to challenge the top four this season despite their current 11-match unbeaten run in all competitions which has seen them move into fifth place in the Premier League.
    RE
  • Berbatov calls for rule change if Man Utd lose Ighalo

    Berbatov calls for rule change if Man Utd lose Ighalo
    Dimitar Berbatov thinks Man Utd and other clubs who lose a loan player should be able to bring one in before the Premier League season resumes.
    The Daily Mail claimed on Monday that Man Utd have ‘hit a brick wall’ in their attempts to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan with Shanghai Shenhua rejecting ‘United’s requests to keep Ighalo at Old Trafford for another three months’.
    Ighalo made his shock deadline-day switch from Shanghai Shenhua in January and the ex-Watfor
  • Honigstein reveals ‘virtual meeting’ between Klopp and Werner

    Honigstein reveals ‘virtual meeting’ between Klopp and Werner
    Timo Werner
    Bundesliga expert Raphael Honigstein claims that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has held a “virtual meeting” with RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner in “recent weeks”.
    The Athletic journalist James Pearce recently claimed that Werner “has his heart set on a move to Liverpool” while German publication Bild claimed Klopp is “willing” to pay the €60m which would be required for the transfer.
    ALSO READ: Berbatov calls for rule change if
  • School feeding programme still on because food items are perishable — Ngige

    School feeding programme still on because food items are perishable — Ngige
    Dr. Chris Ngige
    By Vincent Ujumadu
    The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has explained that the reason the Federal Government decided to feed the pupils under the government’s school feeding programme, while they were still at home as a result of the COVID -19 pandemic was because the food items were perishing.
    Ngige, who spoke with reporters at Alor in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, argued that even while the pupils are at home on the forced ho
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  • BREAKING: Nigeria records 276 new cases of COVID-19, total now 8,344

    BREAKING: Nigeria records 276 new cases of COVID-19, total now 8,344
    Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 276 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total active cases to 8344.
    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its official twitter handle, said that as of May 26, 2020, fatalities have reached 249, which means that 16  deaths were recorded in the country.
    The health agency said no new state reported a case in the last 24 hours.
    “276 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-161 Rivers-36 Edo-27 Kaduna-19 Nasarawa-10 Oyo-6 Kano-4 Delta-3 Ebonyi-3 Gombe-2 Ogun
  • LCCI expresses worry over neglect of solid mineral sector

    LCCI expresses worry over neglect of solid mineral sector
    The Federal Government has been urged to stop, forthwith, the continuous neglect of the solid mineral sector of Nigeria’s economy as it portends grave danger to the country’s solid foundation and development.
    Following the spate of news of illegal mining activities by foreigners across the nation, especially in Osun and Zamfara states, Chairman, Solid Minerals and Allied Services Group of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, Otunba Babatunde Alatise, said: “I am deeply
  • NLC celebrates Falana at 62

    NLC celebrates Falana at 62
    Femi Falana(SAN)By Victor Young
    Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has congratulated human rights activits and lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), on his 62nd birthday, describing him as a great Nigerian patriot, lawyer and defender of workers’ and people’s rights.
    NLC, in a statement by its President, Ayuba Wabba, celebrating Falana at 62, said: “Femi Falana, since his student days, has been in the forefront of the crusade for the emancipation of the Nigerian people.
    “As a student,
  • Ugwuanyi donates bus to ECCIMA

    Ugwuanyi donates bus to ECCIMA
    Governor lfeanyi Ugwuanyi
    By Jacob Ajom
    In his determination to boost the state’s economy, provide job to the teaming youths and diversify the non-oil sector of the economy, Governor lfeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, has presented an 18-seater bus to Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, ECCIMA, to enable the members to discharge their duties more efficiently.
    Presenting the bus at the Enugu State Government House, the Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, who represen
  • Nigeria risks losing generation to insurgency in North-East — Amnesty International

    Nigeria risks losing generation to insurgency in North-East — Amnesty International
    Amnesty International, AI, on Tuesday, warned that Nigeria might lose a generation to insurgency in the North-East.
    AI declared that Nigeria must urgently address its failure to protect and provide education to an entire generation of children in the region devastated by years of Boko Haram atrocities and gross violations by the military.
    In a 91-page report entitled “We dried our tears: Addressing the toll on children of North-East Nigeria’s conflict,” Al said the report exami
  • 2020 Appropriation Bill: NASS cuts short break to consider the Review

    2020 Appropriation Bill: NASS cuts short break to consider the Review
    By Henry Umoru
    Senate
    ABUJA – THE Senate and the House of Representatives Assembly have cut short their resumption date with some days from its hitherto resumption date, with a new date fixed for Thursday, May 28 to enable the Senators and members of House of Representatives consider the reviewed 2020 budget.
    The new date as against the June 2nd, 2020, would enable the lawmakers to resume after the Sallah break, to consider President Muhammadu Buhari’s Appropriation (Amendment) Bill
  • Labour accuses Power Ministry of unethical practises

    Labour accuses Power Ministry of unethical practises
    *Questions plans to buy N13bn office complex rejected by in 2015 at N7bn
    *Says sacked TCN MD stood against fraud, others
    By Victor Young & Udeme Akpan
    Organised labour, on Tuesday, raised alarm over moves by Ministry of Power to acquire a new office complex for the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN at the cost of N13 bilion after the same complex rejected by stakeholders in the power sector in 2015 at the cost of N7 billion.
    Speaking through the United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, whi
  • Presidency says Buhari always in charge

    Presidency says Buhari always in charge
    <p class="">The Presidential Villa says the activities of the late Abba Kyari are not being reviewed.</p><h1>The presidency has dismissed rumours that President Muhammadu Buhari is investigating certain memos and appointments signed off by Abba Kyari, his late former chief of staff.</h1><p class="">Kyari died from coronavirus-related complications in April 2020, five years after serving as Buhari's very influential aide.</p><p class=&quo
  • The African Development Bank: Tolling bells for humanity

    The African Development Bank: Tolling bells for humanity
    By Cesar Abogo
    COVID-19 is severely testing Africa’s social, economic and political resilience. While it is true that our countries are taking bold actions to slow down and contain the spread of the virus, it is also undeniable that recession looms in our continent.
    The Central African sub-region is one of the areas most exposed to an economic recession. We face a double danger. On the one hand, we are fighting COVID-19 with a scarcity of financial resources and fragile health systems. On
  • Buhari never reversed appointments, 150 memo by late Abba Kyari – Presidency

    Buhari never reversed appointments, 150 memo by late Abba Kyari – Presidency
    By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
    President Muhammadu Buhari
    ABUJA- THE Presidency last night said that there was no iota of truth on the allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari has upturned about 150 memos and reversed some appointments made by the late Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari.
    There were media reports recently that President Buhari has canceled some of the appointments made by his former Chief of Staff, late Mallam Kyari because he (Buhari) was not consulted before such appointments and memo
  • Claim dead bodies to avoid mass burial, LAUTECH urges relatives

    Claim dead bodies to avoid mass burial, LAUTECH urges relatives
    By Shina Abubakar – Osogbo
    The management of Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo has charged members of the public with corpse in the hospital morgue to remove the bodies within two weeks to avoid being given mass burial.
    A public service announcement signed by the hospital management said the move was to decongest the morgue which had been filled to capacity.
    The management said other people could not access the services of the morgue because of the bodies already deposi
  • IWA raises alarm over migration of northern youths to southern region

    IWA raises alarm over migration of northern youths to southern region
    Igbo World Assembly, IWA, the umbrella organisation that represents the apex national Igbo organisations in the diaspora, has raised the alarm, saying the movement of youths from North to South was an ominous sign that something sinister might be in the offing.
    The group, in a communiqué after its virtual meeting held recently while making for on a restructured Nigeria, dissolution of power for fairness, equity, and justice for all Nigerians warned governors of the 17 states in southern N
  • COVID-19 presents unique opportunities to speed up Africa’s integration agenda and implementation of AfCFTA

    COVID-19 presents unique opportunities to speed up Africa’s integration agenda and implementation of AfCFTA
    By Moono Mupotola
    The Africa Regional Integration Index, ARII 2019, a new report jointly launched by the African Development Bank, UN Economic Commission for Africa, UNECA, and the Africa Union, AU, Commission launched the Africa Regional Integration Index report last week.
    The launch of the second edition of ARII report, a joint initiative of the African Development Bank, AUC and UNECA, is important for Africa’s regional integration agenda. The first edition of the ARII was launched in 20
  • Adegbite condoles with Ogun Muslim community over death of Sheikh Liadi Orunsolu

    Adegbite condoles with Ogun Muslim community over death of Sheikh Liadi Orunsolu
    By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja
    The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite, Tuesday, condoled with the Muslim community in Ogun State over the death of Chief Imam of Egba land, Alhaji Sheikh Liadi Orunsolu, who passed away early this morning.
    Adegbite sent his condolence to the family and Muslims in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Ayodeji Adeyemi.
    READ ALSO: Mining: FG to ban barite importation — Adegb
  • Boko Haram razes 90 houses, Church, clinic, shops in Borno communities

    Boko Haram razes 90 houses, Church, clinic, shops in Borno communities
    By Ndahi Marama
    No fewer than 90 residential houses, a Church, clinic, nine shops and other properties worth millions of naira were razed in Debiro, Tarfa and Dakwaima villages of Biu Local Government Area of Borno State, when some insurgents, suspected to be of Boko Haram members, invaded the communities.
    This was disclosed, on Monday, by the District Head, Alhaji Mohammad Bukar, while briefing the Deputy Governor, Umar Kadafur, who paid a sympathy visit to the affected communities.
    Investigati
  • Abiodun, Amosun mourn as Chief Imam of Egbaland dies at 98

    Abiodun, Amosun mourn as Chief Imam of Egbaland dies at 98
    Alhaj Liadi Orunsolu
    By James Ogunnaike
    Chief Imam of Egbaland, Alhaj Liadi Orunsolu, on Tuesday, died at the age of 98.
    Though the cause of his death was not known, it was gathered that the late Orunsolu died in his house located in Abeokuta on Tuesday morning.
    Orunsolu, until his death, was the President-General, League of Imams Alfas in Ogun State.
    He has been buried according to Islamic rites.
    ALSO READ: Muslim prayer group, Yusrullah, inaugurates new national officers
    Orunsolu lived a pious
  • JUST IN: Police abducts three Journalists in Warri

    JUST IN: Police abducts three Journalists in Warri
    By Akpokona Omafuaire
    The Nigerian Police
    Men of the Nigerian police, Warri Command in a commando-style abducted three Journalists from their office at NUJ office, Warri Delta state without disclosure of their offences.
    The police in their patrol van drove to the office at about 4:30 pm arrested one Mr. Omonigho Matthew of Daily Post online newspapers and sped off.
    The leadership of the union directed two other journalists Mr. Edeki Igafe staff of News agency of Nigeria, Mr. Francis Sadhere with
  • JSUT IN:Police arrest, detain 3 Journalists in Warri

    By Akpokona Omafuaire
    The Nigerian Police
    Men of the Nigerian Police Force, Warri Command, Delta State, in a commando style abducted a journalist from the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Office, Warri, Delta State, without disclosing his offence and also detained three of his colleagues sent to secure his release.
    Vanguard gathered that the police in their patrol van drove to the NUJ office at 4.30p.m., arrested one Mr Omonigho Matthew of Daily Post online newspapers and sped off.
    The leadersh
  • ODORG will boost agriculture, housing in South-West — Ibrahim

    ODORG will boost agriculture, housing in South-West — Ibrahim
    Jimoh Ibrahim
    By Dapo Akinrefon
    Oranmiyan Dynasty Organisation, ODORG, has vowed to revamp the dwindling agricultural sector of the South-West and provide low-cost housing for sundry disadvantaged Nigerians, yearning for shelter.
    The group also promised to delve into the health and educational sectors of the country, with a view to sanitising and revamping them through supports and collaborations.
    Convener of the group, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, who said the formation of the Oranmiyan Dynasty Organisat
  • Local Content Bill vital to preserving Nigeria’s socioeconomic independence — Hon Idagbo

    Local Content Bill vital to preserving Nigeria’s socioeconomic independence — Hon Idagbo
    Says ‘ll strengthen executive-legislature synergyGabriel Ewepu – Abuja
    As Nigeria braces for post-COVID-19 economic recovery, the member representing Bekwarra/Obudu/Obanliku Federal Constituency of Cross River State in the Green Chamber of the National Assembly, Rt Hon Legor Idagbo, Tuesday, stressed on the necessity of the Nigerian Local Content Development and Enforcement Bill 2020 to preserve Nigeria’s socioeconomic independence and positioning it on the path of rapid growth
  • Wike cancels Port Harcourt lockdown, sustains 8pm-6am curfew

    Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
    By Egufe Yafugborhi
    PORT HARCOURT – GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike halted the Covid-19 containment lockdown intended to resume Wednesday on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Rivers State.
    Wike in a Tuesday evening broadcast, however, aligned residents in the state to comply with federal government earlier imposed 8pm-6am curfew from 2 June till further notice.
    He said, “After a comprehensive review of measures taken and consider
  • Ogoni women go topless, vow full nude protest over detention of demolished hotel manager

    Ogoni women go topless, vow full nude protest over detention of demolished hotel manager
    Protesters
    By Egufe Yafugbirhi
    PORT HARCOURT – Ogoni women, Tuesday, rallied topless in protest at Zaakpon community, Khana Local Government Area, demanding the release of arrested Dr. Azoroh Bariledum, Manager of Rivers State Government’s demolished Prodest Hotel, Alode, Eleme.
    The protesters, enraged by the State Government’s disclosure that Azoroh has tested positive to Covid-19 in detention, vowed to match naked to Government House Port Harcourt, Wednesday if the hotel mana

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