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Rivers United hold AS Real Bamako

A tactical masterclass by Rivers United’s technical manager, Stanley Eguma proved to be catalyst for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club on Saturday as they held Malian side, AS Real Bamako to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their preliminary round Caf Champions League game. United enjoyed the better chances and should have won comfortably had their forwards avoided profligacy in key moments ...

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Lagos City Marathon: Kenya’s Kiptum Defends Title, Wins $50,000

In a time of two hours, 15 minutes and 20 seconds, Kenya’s, Abraham Kiptum who won the maiden edition of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Saturday successfully defended his title at the second edition of the race carting away the grand prize of $50,000. His time was a new record in the Lagos Marathon as he posted a time of two hours, 16 minutes and 19 seconds in the 2016 maiden edition. Kiptum’s compatrio ...

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Oil-Producing Communities Can Become Hubs For Refineries, Industrial Growth – Osinbajo

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has stressed the need to transform oil bearing communities in the Niger Delta into hubs for refining petrochemicals and related activities. He made the suggestion this during his visit to the Bayelsa State as part of his consultative and confidence building tour of the Niger Delta states as mandated by President Muhammadu Buhari. According to him, the Ministry of ...

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Bello Talks Tough: No Hiding Place For Criminals In Kogi

In the wake of pockets of crime and security challenges in parts of the state, Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has restated his commitment to rid the state of criminals and reduce the incidence of crime to the barest minimum. In a statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Petra Akinti Onyegbule, the Governor expressed genuine concern over the incident stressing that criminals can never have a c ...

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Great Expectation: Aisha Returns Without Buhari –See Photos

Wife of Nigeria’s President, Aisha Buhari  returned to Abuja, the nation’s capital Saturday.Her arrival alone was  not exactly what some Nigerians, especially those in Abuja expected. Ahead of her arrival, political circles in the federal capital had been silently  gripped by  expectation of the return same day of President Muhammadu Buhari. It was shocking that despite all the uncertainty  about Buhari’s h ...

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Atiku to Nigerians: Stop Rumour Mongering, Lift Up Buhari In Prayers

Former Vice President and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar has called  on Nigerians of all faiths to lift up our President, Muhammadu Buhari, in prayers. In a press statement issued by his Media Office in Abuja on Friday, 10 January, 2017, the former Vice President noted that each and every one us is a mere mortal, irrespective of how great or highly accomplished we ar ...

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Magu Commends Officer who Recovered $9.8m from former NNPC GMD

…Says No Police Officer Recovered N42billion for FG Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC Ibrahim Magu has commended Mr. Adamu Dan Musa, the Commission’s head of operations in Kano Zonal Office, who led a team that recovered over $9.8million from the residence of a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu in Kaduna. He ...

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Saraki: National Assembly Will Not Make Law To Stifle Freedom of Worship

… Seeks Prayers for Buhari Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Saturday, said that the National Assembly will not enact any law that will "stifle the freedom of worship" in the country. Saraki who gave the pledge in his address during the formal closing ceremony for the 31st National Quranic Memorization Competition in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, that the nation's apex legislative body wil ...

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Tambuwal Dissolves Internal Revenue Board, Appoints New Team

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has approved the dissolution of the management committee of Sokoto State Bard of Internal Revenue. With this new directive, the former team, headed by Musa Muhammad Maccido, has been asked to hand over the affairs to the newly-appointed Interim Management Committee pending when substantive board will be appointed. A statement issued by the Sokoto State Commissioner of Finance, ...

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$1bn Eurobond: APC Government Behaving Like The Prodigal Son – Fayose

Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) Governors' Forum, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has described the Federal Government's plan to secure Eurobond which re-payment would last till 2032,  as act like that of the Biblical prodigal son, expressing the fear that the loan may plunge the nation into pro-longed economic misery. The governor, who challenged the federal to government mak ...

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Renowned UK researcher speaks on remote sensing in Nigeria

The Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) yesterday disclosed that over 50 geo-scientists from the agency will benefit from a capacity building training by a renowned researcher from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth United Kingdom, Dr. Malcolm Whitworth. A statement by a deputy director, Mr. Isaac Okorie on behalf of the Director General of NGSA, Mr. Alex Nwegbu sa ...

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Over 200 million people now use Facebook Lite monthly

Facebook has announced that as of today there are over 200 million people using Facebook Lite, also called ‘FB Lite’ every month. With this rapid growth, Facebook will continue rolling out this version of its native app to other countries around the world. FB Lite was first launched in 2015 as a standalone native app designed for lower end Android devices on spotty network connections to give people a relia ...

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