Serena cruises into 10th Wimbledon final, faces Kerber

Serena Williams:breezes into Wimbledon Finals For Serena Williams it was like a walk in the park as she reached her first Grand Slam final as a mother just 10 months after giving birth. The seven-time champion marched into her 10th Wimbledon title match with a 6-2, 6-4 rout of Julia Goerges on Thursday. On 20-match […]

Again, NNPC’s under-remittance halts FAAC meeting

Dr. Maikanti Baru, NNPC GMD blamed for FAAC meeting indefinite suspension By Racheal Ishaya The Chairman, Commissioners of Finance Forum, Mr Mahmood Yunusa on Thursday said the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has agreed to suspend meetings indefinitely until an effective revenue collection process is implemented. Yunusa said this in Abuja after the monthly FAAC […]

Fiat workers set for strike over Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo: Fiat workers angry over $130m price tag, seen as bad investment by the owners of Juventus Juventus’ signing of star forward Cristiano Ronaldo for around €112 million ($130 million) has angered workers of Italian automaker Fiat, with the workers vowing to down tools. Juventus’ owners, the Agnelli family, also controls about 30 per […]

FG promises protection of intellectual property, investment

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo By Laolu Akande For two days, American investors and chieftains from the technology and entertainment sectors of the US and indeed global economies took turns to listen and actively interact with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, and the Nigerian delegation drawn from the public and private sectors. They came in […]

2019: International groups to assess pre-election environment in Nigeria

INEC electoral materials By Angela Atabo The International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), on Thursday said they would deploy a joint Pre-Election Assessment Mission (PEAM) to assess preparations for the upcoming Nigerian general elections. Ms Nkiru Okoro, the Local Media Consultant to the groups in a statement in Abuja, said that […]

PDP: Abuja Light Rail is our project

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday took President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to task for taking credit for Abuja light rail initiated by the PDP while it was in power. The party cautioned the President and the ruling party to note that the project was conceptualized, initiated and policy-propelled by the […]

House of Reps passes bill mandating free healthcare for pregnant women

The house of representatives has passed a bill authorising free healthcare for pregnant women in the country. The bill seeks to mandate free antenatal and postnatal health services to pregnant women in government hospitals. Sponsored by Tony Nwoye from Anambra state, the bill was presented at plenary on Thursday. If passed into law, women would […]

Barcelona table second bid for Chelsea winger Willian

Barcelona have tabled a second bid – believed to be worth up to £53m – for Chelsea winger Willian, Sky Sports reports. Last week, Sky Sports broke the news of Barcelona’s initial £50m bid for the Brazilian, with talks still ongoing between the two clubs and representatives of the player. The La Liga champions first […]

2019: Ex-Minister Jerry Gana joins presidential race

Jerry Gana, ex-minister of information, has declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election. Gana picked up the expression of interest form of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja, on Thursday. He said with over 40 years of his vast experience in politics, he has what […]

Power cut disrupts Buhari’s speech at Abuja light railway commissioning

Invited guests at the commissioning of Abuja Mass Rail Transit (ARMT) were left embarrassed on Thursday as power cut occurred just as announcement was made for President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver his keynote address. The chief host and Minister of the Federal Capital Terrorism (FCT), Mohammed Bello, and the China Ambassador, Zhou Pingjian, had just ended […]