Pray for peace in Nigeria, farmers chair urges pilgrims

The Chairman, Rice Farmers Association (RIFAN), Katsina State, Alhaji Shuaibu Wakili, on Saturday urged Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia to pray fervently for peace and stability in Nigeria. Wakili made the call at a preaching session for pilgrims from Katsina state at Masfalah area of Makkah. He noted that Nigeria and Katsina state require prayers […]

Group takes El-Rufa’i up on maternity leave pledge

A non-governmental organisation, Save the Children International (SCI), has called on the Kaduna State Government to issue a circular to back the implementation of the six-month maternity leave announced for working mothers in the state’s public service by the governor. The SCI Nutrition Advocacy Adviser, Malam Isah Ibrahim, made the call in an interview with […]

Watch: ‘Kokolet’ literally kills Dbanj on stage in Portugal

‘Give it to me now’, Dbanj the Kokomaster sang commandingly to the raunchy dancer on stage with him at the Afro Nation music festival in The Algarve, Portimao Portugal on Friday night. He asked for it but he didn’t expect the erotic dance with the fan to go too far, as the lady flipped her […]

22nd Memorial: How Fela Composed His Music – Yeni

Fela Anikulapo Kuti, a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre and human rights activist, died on 2 August, 1997. In preparation for one of his past memorials, his daughter, Yemi, granted TheNEWS an interview, revealing some more personal details about her late father, especially how he composed his music. He may […]

Transfer: Pogba submits transfer request at Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, is so desperate to force through a move to Real Madrid, that he has submitted a transfer request, according to El Chiringuito. It is understood that Pogba told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he wants to leave Old Trafford, before refusing to play in Saturday’s friendly against AC Milan. The Frenchman missed […]

EPL: Solskjaer finally announces new Man Utd captain

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Ashley Young, will be Manchester United’s captain whenever he is on the pitch in the new season. Solskjaer stated this while speaking to reporters, after their pre-season friendly against AC Milan on Saturday. The position of United’s club captain has been vacant, ever since Antonio Valencia left this summer. […]

Transfer: What Obi Mikel said after signing €3m 2-year deal with new club

Former Super Eagles captain and ex-Chelsea player, John Obi Mikel has spoken for the first time after he was unveiled as a player of Turkish Super Lig side, Trabzonspor on Saturday. Mikel who joined the Turkish side from Middlesbrough spoke at the contract-signing ceremony attended by President of Trabzonspor, Ahmet Agaoglu at Mehmet Ali Yılmaz […]

400 Level OAU student commits suicide over poor academic performance

The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), on Saturday, confirmed the death of one of her own due to poor academic performance. The deceased, Opeyemi Dara, who was a final year student of the Faculty of Arts, Department of English Language, allegedly committed suicide after taking a suspected dose of lethal substance popularly known as […]

EPL: Van Persie reveals real cause of Alex Sanchez’s failure at Man Utd

Former Manchester United striker, Robin van Persie has revealed the real causes of forward, Alexis Sanchez’s failure at the club. The 35-year-old said the Chilean international is struggling at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side because he is not happy. Van Persie noted that Sanchez’s performances at Man United are being affected by his mental state. Sanchez […]