Dogara urges businessmen to invest in agric, not real estates

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has urged entrepreneurs in Nigeria to invest resources in mechanised farming in Nigeria, saying that it is not in doubt that it will generate revenue for the country and bring the needed foreign exchange to move the economy forward. Speaking when he visited Integrated Dairies Limited […]

Presidency may sue National Assembly over power of appropriation

A report by Thisday indicates that the presidency has resolved to approach the Supreme Court for interpretation of Section 80 of the 1999 Constitution. According to the report, the presidency’s move is due to the unending disagreement with the legislature over the extent of its power of appropriation. The section of the constitution in contention, […]

Anichebe, Anambra partner to provide synthetic pitches in schools

Former Super Eagles striker and English Premiership great, Victor Anichebe, says he is willing to partner with Anambra State Government to provide synthetic pitches in schools in the state. Anichebe made the appeal at the final of his maiden grassroots football championship for youths in Anambra, held at Nri Boys High School in Anaocha Local […]

Real Madrid parade through city with record 12th Champions League trophy

Real Madrid celebrated their record 12th European Cup with thousands of fans on Sunday, after returning to the Spanish capital after beating Juventus 4-1 in the Champions League final in Cardiff, Wales. The team was first feted by Madrid’s mayor and regional president before the players got on an open-top bus for a slow ride […]

Bodies of 7 African migrants discovered in abandoned truck in Libya

Officials say they discovered seven bodies of African migrants who died from suffocation after being locked for two days in a refrigerated truck that was abandoned by people smugglers on the Libyan coast. Adel Mostafa, an anti-illegal migration official in Tripoli, said that 28 others, including five women, were rescued on Sunday when the truck […]

I still have a chance to win Champions League – Buffon

Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, has said he will give himself “one more chance” of winning the Champions League. The 39-year-old suffered defeat in the final of the competition for a third time on Saturdy, after they were beaten 4-1 by Real Madrid in Cardiff. But he is not ready to give up. Buffon said: “I […]

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain cut ties to Qatar

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain say they are severing diplomatic relations with Qatar. The Saudi kingdom said it was cutting the ties to its neighbour and has pulled all Qatari troops from the ongoing war in Yemen. The kingdom made the announcement via its state-run Saudi Press Agency early on Monday, […]

Passenger dies on flight from Israel to New York

A passenger on board a direct flight from Tel Aviv to New York City died suddenly Sunday night, Yeshiva World News reported. The passenger, a 65-year old resident of Flatbush in Brooklyn, was reportedly on her way home to the US after having attended a Bar Mitzvah in Israel. The incident occurred on El Al […]

Zamfara Emirate Council distributes money, grains as zakkat

The Zurmi Emirate Council in Zamfara State has distributed over N8.9 million to the needy as Zakkat to the people of the area. Making the distribution on behalf of the state governor, in Zurmi on Sunday, the deputy governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Wakkala, reminded people of the state that Zakkat is mandatory on every Muslim, who […]

Biafra: How FG can deal with agitators – Senator Shehu Sani

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has advised the Federal Government not to use force in addressing the Biafran agitation. Sani said this on Sunday while speaking with newsmen in Kano. The Senator said dialogue and utmost care should be employed in addressing the renewed agitation. “Although after the civil war, we created institutions […]