How Kwara can become financially independent through non-oil export

A large number of states in Nigeria are running on avoidable deficits due to overdependence on centrally allocated crude-oil dependent revenues. Many of the state governments came into power with the mindset of getting monthly allocation from the federation account but the decline in the oil price and the lingering slowdown due to destruction of […]

Dream Team beat Sweden to breeze into Rio Olympics male football’s last eight

Nigeria’s Dream Team on Sunday progressed to the quarter-finals at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament of Rio 2016 after a 1-0 victory over Sweden in Group B. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a Sadiq Umar header in the 40th minute at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus ensured maximum six points from two […]

Keeping Mourinho happy may be the key to Man Utd success

The Portuguese boss has instigated a revolution at Old Trafford, and the ability to deliver for Mourinho might be a huge factor in United’s bid to get back to winning ways For Manchester United and Jose Mourinho, Sunday could hardly have gone any better. United won the new manager’s first competitive fixture, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored […]

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Ex-judge absolves IBB of blame in June 12 annullment

– Dahiru Saleh, chief judge who annulled June 12 general elections says that he was never forced into making the decision by Babangida – Saleh says he does not regret his actions because the judgment was without fault and he would the same thing again if the hands of time were turned backwards – He […]

Agriculture, best way out of economic woes – Editors

Nigerian editors at the weekend rose from its 12th All Nigerian Editors Conference 2016, with a call on government at all levels to diversify the nation’s economy, with great emphasis on agriculture. The meeting which held in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, also noted that agriculture had suffered serious neglect following negative mindset, reliance on outdated […]

Emergency as unidentified infection hits 41 children in FCT

Health authorities in the FCT have declared a public health emergency in the settlement of Angwan Hausawa, a slum neighbourhood of Abuja Municipal Area Council after nine children died there of a yet undiagnosed disease. At least 32 other children in the community of Damagaza are hospitalised. The World Health Organization, FCT public health department […]

137,295 Withheld As WAEC Releases 2016 Results

The 2016 May/June results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) were released on Friday, August 5, 2016. The examinations body announced that it withheld the results of 137,295 candidates, representing 8.89 per cent of those who took the examinations. The Head of Nigeria National Office, Nigeria, Mr Olu Adenipekun while briefing journalists […]

New Vista As Polytechnics Award Degree Certificates

Winifred Ogbebo and Taiwo Ogunmola Omilani x-ray the recent removal in principle of the First Degree-HND dichotomy; and the whole rework of the polytechnic system by the federal government. In the next few years, with the federal government’s tertiary education reform, there will be no more dichotomy between polytechnics and universities in the country. Also, […]

Buhari ‘certain’ Nigeria will do well in Olympics

As the 2016 Olympic Games opens in Rio De Janeiro, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism that the country’s team will put up an impressive showing to delight fellow countrymen. In a message to the Nigerian Olympic contingent on Friday, President Buhari said he hoped that the victory of Nigeria’s Under 23 football team, the […]

Barcelona allow Vermaelen to attend Roma medical

The Belgium international centre-back has struggled for playing time at Camp Nou and is now set to depart after two difficult seasons in Spain Barcelona have confirmed that defender Thomas Vermaelen has been given permission to travel to Italy and undergo a medical with Roma. Roma coach Luciano Spalletti on Friday stated that the Serie […]