NANS condemns new JAMB cut-off marks

The national association of Nigerian students (NANS) has condemned the recent downward review of cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions. Chinonso Obasi, president of NANS,  in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said that such downward review of cut-off marks would encourage indolence among candidates. The joint admissions and matriculation board (JAMB) had at […]

Igbos are not prepared for another civil war – Okorocha tells IPOB

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged those agitating for the secession of the country to desist forthwith. Speaking during the occasion of given staff of office to Traditional Rulers in the State, Governor Okorocha told members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and those supporting them that Igbos are not prepared for another civil […]

Charly Boy leads protest to EFCC HQ for Diezani’s extradition

Self-styled Area Fada, Charles Oputa, alias Charly Boy, has announced his intention to lead a protest to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, headquarters in Abuja on Monday to demand the extradition of former minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom to Nigeria. The leader of OurMumuDonDo group, which had pressed […]

I didn’t oppose restructuring – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has denied claims that he was opposed to calls that the country should be restructured. The Sultan, who is attending the 25th Anniversary Event of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC),‎ in Abuja, said he was misquoted by a section of the media when he spoke at […]

FIFA investigates Neymar’s Barcelona bonus claim

FIFA said Thursday it was investigating Brazilian superstar Neymar’s complaint about an unpaid loyalty bonus from Barcelona in the increasingly bitter feud with his former club since his move to Paris Saint-Germain. A FIFA spokesman said the complaint was “pending and being investigated” and he could not comment any further. Barcelona are refusing to pay […]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic rejoins Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has rejoined Manchester United on a one-year contract after the Swedish star’s spell with the Premier League side was curtailed by a serious knee injury last season. Ibrahimovic missed the final weeks of United’s campaign after suffering ligament damage in a Europa League clash against Anderlecht in April. But United manager Jose Mourinho […]

Signing Peace Corps Bill will save Nigeria from great dangers – Dalung

The Nigerian Minster of Youths and Sports Development, Barr. Solomon Selcap Dalung, has raised strong advocacy for the establishment of Nigerian Peace Corps. Dalung said, when signed into law, the Peace Corps would save Nigeria and Nigerians from the menace of criminality, as its core mandate was to engage the youths who were currently roaming […]

South-south, South-east governors to meet in Rivers

Governors from the South-south/South-east geo-political zones will meet on August 27, 2017 at the Government House, Port Harcourt, Rivers State at 7p.m. Interim Chairman of the South-south/South-east Governors’ Forum and Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, made the announcement yesterday. Emmanuel, in a statement, said the meeting would provide another avenue for deliberation between […]

PDP inaugurates Caretaker Committees in three states

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated caretaker committees in Borno, Kebbi and Ogun states. This follows the dissolution of their respective chapters at the recently concluded special, non-elective national convention.  Chairman of National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, while inaugurating the committees at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, said […]