Nigerian players beg Osinbajo to withdraw DSS from NFF

Protesters demanding withdrawal of DSS operatives from the secretariat of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in Abuja By Emmanuel Afonne The National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF) has pleaded with Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to intervene in the current leadership tussle in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) by ensuring the laws of the land are […]

Kvitova ousts Williams, Federer cruises on

Petra Kvitova: ousts Serena Williams Serena Williams hope for the Cincinnati title ended Tuesday night when eighth seeded Petra Kvitova used her precision serve to overpower her  6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in their second round match. It was her second victory over Williams in all their encounters on tour. However, Williams had a positive to take […]

INEC registers YES, RAP, UP, 20 other parties

INEC boss Prof. Mahmood Yakubu: 23 new parties registered By Emmanuel Oloniruha/Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday announced the registration of 23 new political parties, raising the number of registered parties in Nigeria to 91. Some of the new parties bear acronyms that can be easily recalled, such as YES, which means […]

Osinbajo inaugurates projects in Zamfara

Osinbajo inaugurates multi-billion naira projects in Zamfara The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday inaugurated N5.9 billion naira worth of projects in Zamfara. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the projects inaugurated include Semi Urban water project and the upgraded General Hospitals in Gamji and Bakura towns, in Bakura local government area […]

How governors spent N2trn on Nigerian police

Policemen on parade By Emmanuel Oloniruha In what appears to be a direct support to the call for the establishment of state police, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) Secretariat on Tuesday said governors of the 36 states have collectively spent more than N2 trillion in augmenting police operations nationwide in the last decade alone. Mr […]

Aisha Buhari gets leadership award

Aisha Buhari receives the World Leadership Award from Ajou University, South Korea By Ahmed Ubandoma
 The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has been  conferred with a World Leadership Award by the Ajou University in South Korea, for her contribution towards improving the lives of women and children in Nigeria. Aisha, who was in Suwon […]

Nigeria’s ports drop in global rating

Ports The report released by the National Bureau of Statistics in March reveals that Nigeria’s Ports dropped in global ratings basically due to bad infrastructure. “Interestingly, major competitors in the West African region, such as the Port of Lome in Togo, Port of Dakar in Senegal, and the Port of Cotonou in Benin Republic, all […]

Reps probe rots in NPA, Inland waterways

Probe: NPA under investigation The House of Representatives has kicked off investigation into the alleged malpractices in Nigerian Ports Authority and National Inland Waterways. The investigative hearing began on Monday in Abuja by the House of Representatives Committee on Ports, Harbours and Waterways. The probe followed several motions calling for an investigation into malpractices in […]

Akpabio: If I go, Saraki, others will go

Godswill Akpabio: warns about declaring his seat vacant By Cecilia Ijuo/Abuja Sen. Godswill Akpabio (APC-Akwa Ibom) said any move to declare his seat vacant in the Senate will prove abortive as it would trigger a domino effect. Akpabio, who is a lawyer,  made this known in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Monday. He […]