El-Rufa’i’s vituperations against Sardauna, Awolowo, Zik

By Datti Baba Ahmed I humbly refer readers to Malam Nasiru El-Rufai’s facebook video in which he said, “I know it is politically incorrect to say Ahmadu Bello, Azikiwe and Awolowo did something wrong, but they did (unusual low applause). They did not work hard enough to build a nation. They maintained what they found, […]

2018 World Cup: Messi blasts Mikel-led Super Eagles

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi has disclosed major problem of the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of their group game in the 2018 World in Russia. Messi described the senior national team of Nigeria as inconsistent in terms of how they approach games. The Barcelona superstar scored twice, the last time Nigeria faced Argentina at the […]

FA asks Mourinho to explain Manchester Derby comments

The Football Association has asked Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, to provide further insight on comments he made ahead of last weekend’s derby against Manchester City. Mourinho has until 6pm on December 18 to respond to the request. The Portuguese made the remarks on December 8, two days before the clash at Old Trafford which […]

Ligue 1 to introduce VAR next season

Video technology will be introduced in French football’s top division from next season. On Thursday, the board of the Ligue de Football Professional, backed a proposal that will see the new system used in the 2018/2019 campaign of Ligue 1. This means replays can be used to assist on crucial calls, rather than every decision […]

Aladja community declares war against cultists in Delta

Aladja community in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State today declared war against cultists and their groups with a threat to deal decisively with anyone caught in the unholy and criminal act within Aladja soil. The community made the declaration at an internal-security meeting which held at the community’s town hall today. President of […]

Niger: Man arrested for flogging 65-year-old neighbour to death

Men of the Niger State Police Command on Thursday arrested one Garba Tukura, 49, for allegedly murdering his neighbor, Musa Wassa, 65. Tukura, who hails from Zazzaga Village in Munya Local Government Area of Niger State, was said to have allegedly killed Wassa during a heated argument.  The Public Relations Officer for the police command, […]

Why Court denied Maryam Sanda bail for second time

Maryam Sanda, the woman who allegedly killed her husband, has been denied bail for a second time by the Federal High Court in Abuja because no cogent reason was brought forward by her defence counsel. Maryam, who is the daughter of Maimuna Aliyu, a former Aso Saving Bank executive, was arraigned by the police for […]

Ajimobi presents N267b budget to Oyo Assembly

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Thursday presented a budget of N267b, which represented an increase of 28% on the 2017 budget to the state House of Assembly. The budget christened “Budget of Stabilization” has a difference of N60b from that of 2017 which had the figure of N207b.  Ajimobi while presenting the budget […]