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Take Nigeria To Category 4 Of World Volleyball, Minister Tasks NVBF


The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has been charged to take Nigeria to the zenith (category 4) of the world volleyball. Sports Minister Sunday Dare gave the charge when officials of the International Volleyball Federations (FIVB) who…

FG Ready To Review Position On Basketball Ban, Says Minister


The minister of youth and sports development, Mr Sunday Dare, says the federal government is ready to review its position on the suspension of Nigeria from international basketball competitions if all the stakeholders are willing to come…


Remo Stars Win MTN/NPFL/La Liga U-15 Tourney


Remo Stars have won the 4th edition of the MTN/NPFL/La Liga U15 Tournament. The club were crowned champions after defeating Sunshine Stars 2-0 in a keenly contested final. Remo Stars U15 took the lead in the 15th minute through danger man…

Group Lauds Buhari’s Support Over Jonathan’s ECAM Council Appointment


A sociocultural organisation, The Unity Group (TUG) has congratulated former President Goodluck Jonathan over his recent appointment as a member of the International Advisory Board of the European Corporate Council on Africa and the Middle…


Ekiti Gets MIT Support For Healthcare Delivery


Governance Innovation Accelerator in Ekiti State has won the technical support for Health Solutions from a leading American university, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Governance Lab, MIT GOV/LAB, CC Hub. A statement made…

Court Affirms Adeleke As PDP Candidate In Osun


A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State yesterday threw out the suit challenging the candidature of Senator Ademola Adeleke as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the July 16 governorship election in the state. The trial…

AMAC Residents Protest Planned Tenure Elongation In FCT Councils


Some residents of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), yesterday, staged a protest against what they described as selfish moves by the outgoing area council chairmen and councilors in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to allegedly…

Who is Afraid of Mustapha Inuwa?


Weak minds rarely possess big ambitions and often loses faith and hope to carry on big responsibilities. On the other hand, strong minds refuses to give up because of their strength, resilience, scepter-like straightness and warrior-like…


Federal Govt Restates Commitment To Ending AIDS By 2030


Federal government has reaffirmed its commitment to achieving the global targets geared towards ending AIDS by 2030. The director-general of the National Agency for the Country of AIDS (NACA), Dr. Sambo Aliyu, made this known at the 6th…

How Couple Used Ponzi Scheme To Defraud Victims Of N555.82m – EFCC


An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Vincent Kwanbuge, has narrated to a Federal High Court in Lagos how a couple, Oladeji and Omotayo Henry allegedly defrauded their victims of N555.82 million. Kwanbuge, who…

Court Dismisses Federal Govt’s Amended Charge Against Nnamdi Kanu


Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako, of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has struck out the amended six-count treasonable felony charge the federal government filed against the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra …

APC Youths Demand Agenda From Presidential Aspirants


The national leadership of the youth wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has invited all presidential aspirants on the party’s platform to a town hall meeting. The town hall meeting billed to hold in Abuja on Friday 27 and Saturday…

NANS Begs Atiku, Tinubu, Others To Raise Money For ASUU Demands


National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other presidential aspirants to raise money in…


16 Days To INEC Deadline: APC, PDP In Game Of Hide-and-seek Over Primaries


It appeared yesterday that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are entangled in a game of hide-and-seek apparently in a bid to outwit each other with the outcomes of their primaries ahead of the 2023…

Osinbajo Stresses Need To Designate Gas As Transition Fuel


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has restated the need to designate gas as a transition fuel in the global net-zero emissions target by 2060 even as he observes that Africa is now winning that argument. Osinbajo spoke when he received a…

Sokoto APC Coalition Adopts Direct Primaries


Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries, a coalition of the party in Sokoto State has called for the adoption of a direct mode of primaries in order to ensure that the most popular candidate with the widest network within…

Police Kill 6 Bandits, Arrest Kidnappers, Killers Of Greenfield, Bethel Students


The Katsina State police command said its detectives have succeeded in killing six bandits, and recovering one AK47 rifle and numerous cows, sheep and goats during a gunfight with the hoodlums in Dustinma Local Government Area (LGA) of the…


Niger Guber: Youths Warn Against Moneybag Politicians


A group under the aegis of Niger Youth Movement (NYM) has called on the voters in the state to use their ballot wisely in choosing the visional leader that will take the state forward. The youth group said, from their assessment of all the…

Federal Govt Approves N169bn Private Sector Investments In Roads


Federal government has approved N169 billion in private sector investments for road infrastructure through the government’s Tax Credit Programme. The minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), disclosed this to State House…

Field Founders Make Lists Of Endeavor’s Global Network


As entrepreneurs make effort to boost job creation, production, and export, co-founders of Field, Michael Moreland, Justin Lorenzon, and Peter Bunor made Endeavor’s Global Network of High Impact Entrepreneurs under the auspices of Endeavor…

Abuja Timber Market Burnt Over Woman’s Death


Commercial activities were brought to a standstill yesterday in the popular Dei Dei Timber and Furniture Market as commercial motorcyclists protesting the burning of a member’s motorcycle went on rampage. The motorcycle riders allegedly…

‘Fidelity Bank’s Support To SMEs Yielding Results’


Fidelity Bank is poised to deepen its support to the small and medium enterprises as part of measures to strengthen Nigerian economy, the bank’s executive director, North Directorate, Hassan Imam has said. Speaking, on Tuesday, when he…

Deborah: Yet Another Flame


What is left to be done or, in fairness to some of the current authorities in Nigeria, is being done now is the mitigation of the severe effects of the failure of the various sections of leadership at all levels. Almost all the measures…

Together In Peace


Recently, there have been claims and counter-claims as well as denials about plots by some groups urging their kins in other regions to relocate back home where their safety is, measurably, guaranteed. Some of these groups were alleged to…

Wednesday, May 18


JUST-IN: EFCC Arrests Ex-NDDC MD Over Alleged N47bn Fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nsima Ekere, for alleged diversion of funds to the tune of N47 billion through registered…


NDDC: Group Urges Buhari, APC, To End ‘Ongoing Illegality’, Inaugurate Board


Niger Delta Elders’ Forum (NDEF) has again urged President Muhammadu Buhari to end what it called ongoing illegality in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), and comply with the law setting up the Commission, fulfil his promise of…


No Plan To Suspend Facebook In Nigeria – Federal Govt


The federal government has disclosed that it has no plan of banning social media platform, Facebook, in Nigeria over the use of the platform by separatist groups to incite violence. Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed,…


CUPP Alleges Plot To Use Fake List For Imo PDP Primaries


Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, has alleged fresh plot by some officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) allegedly working for external forces to exclude the opposition party in the…

Buhari To Decide Returning Ministers’ Fate – Federal Govt


President Muhammadu Buhari will decide the fate of ministers who dumped their political ambitions and restated their intention to continue to serve in the current administration. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed…


Lagos Taskforce Nabs 10 Okada Riders Over Lekki Killing


As Sanwo-Olu assures justice BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos Following the gruesome murder of a sound engineer identified as David Imoh by some commercial motorcyclists popularly known as Okada riders in Lekki axis of Lago State, a Taskforce, on…