Stakeholders at the recent ministerial roundtable of the 29th Session of the Food and Agricultural Organisation, FAO, Regional Conference for Africa, held in the commercial capital of CÃ´te dâ€™Ivoire, Abidjan, has stated that the results achieved through Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, ASTF, financed projects are adding momentum to the vision of Africa- Africa cooperation to
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In a bathroom, the predator has placed a child on the counter to photograph his evil acts. In the background of the photo, which was posted online, are products including prescription medication. But zooming in on that pill bottle makes the details unreadable. In a small, dark lab Jim Cole, special agent and supervisor of
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Uefa are investigating a possible anti-doping violation by Mamadou Sakho is being investigated by Uefa after failing a drugs test. The 26-year-old defender was not included in Liverpool’s matchday squad for Saturdayâ€™s game against Newcastle United. European football’s governing body informed the Merseyside club that they are investigating a possible anti-doping violation by Sakho on
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Worried by the failure of various agencies to address high-level poverty in the country, the Senate has initiated the process of establishing a commission to eradicate poverty-induced diseases among the populace. The senate is also seeking legal backing for the proposed commission noting giving legal teeth to the intended commission will make it different from
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An Osun High Court in llesha has sentenced a septuagenarian, Moses Adeniyi, to seven years imprisonment for raping a minor. Adeniyi, a Chief in Ilesha, with the chieftaincy title, Loja Araromi Otokobo, was accused of raping two girls who were 13 and 14 years, respectively in his hotel in the town. Adeniyi, who was first
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A fallout group of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Jamaatu Tajdeed Islam, JTI, has accused the leader of the mainstream Shiite group, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, of being power drunk and desperately too ambitious for power. Testifying against El-Zakzaky, the National Vice President of JTI, Malam Aminu Aliyu Gusau, said before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry sitting
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Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung has insisted that the former Director-General of the defunct National Sports Commission, Alhassan Yakmut must account for the N2.9 billion he received from the federal government for the prosecution of the last All African Games held in Congo Brazzaville. Dalung gave the hint in Lagos when he
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Businessman allegedly absconds with product worth N7.2m Five people, including the Assistant Chief Registrar of Igbosere Magistratesâ€™ Court, have appeared in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistratesâ€™ Court, Lagos, charged with arson and wilful damage. The accused – Ridwan Yussuf, 29; Godwin Obadiah, 20; Yemi Olaluwoye, 60; Lateef Balogun, 40; and the Assistant Chief Registrar, Salman
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Sound Sultan has a new album coming up, and sources say that should be his last. The Naija Ninjasâ€™ boss has a project in the pipeline, one which will be unveiled â€˜in a monthâ€™, and will be his 7th album. Although the singer never walked the country as an A-List artiste, but he remained relevant
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The much anticipated premiere date of the 2015 hit series â€œMr Robotâ€ has been revealed by USA Network. According to the network, the show will return for its second season on Wednesday, July 13. The award winning series is an American dramaâ€“thriller television series, created by Sam Esmail and starring Rami Malek in lead role
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President BuhariÂ will be meeting with the Senate President,Â Bukola SarakiÂ and the Speaker of the House of Reps,Â Yakubu DogaraÂ to discuss the 2016 budget, reports say. Buhari has refused to give assent to the budget over what he terms as some inconsistencies. The National Assembly was earlier accused of removing the Lagos/Calabar railway project from the budget, a
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OKECHUKWU JOMBO writes that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is used to internal crisis, but has always managed to surmount it. Will this time be any different? Former ruling party the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, seems not to have learnt any lesson from the past. This is because all the mistakes it made when it
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Members of the FCT branch of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners, NANTAP, have attributed the decline in the industry to insecurity and the lack of funding, just as they lament that the dearth of practicing theatre artistes is responsible for the decline theatre performances. According to Mr Jerry Adesewo, NANTAP Secretary, Abuja
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Veteran actor, Paul Adams, has urged stakeholders in the entertainment industry to promote Nigerian content, to ensure sustainability of our cultural heritage. Adams said in an interview that the average Nigerian youth disregards culture and tradition because of the influence of Western movies on them. â€œThe media plays great role in orienting people, mostly children.
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Rihanna has snubbed Olympian Usain Boltâ€™s request for a date after he declared his love for her. In 2013, the six-time Olympic gold medalist said he was, â€œin loveâ€ with the singer and called on her to â€œhit me upâ€. However, according to the Ifpress.com website, despite the Jamaican sprinterâ€™s status as the fastest man
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Kenyanâ€™s athletes have been adjudged the best to win the World Marathon Majors, WMM, London race. Kenyan men have won seven out of the last 16 London competitions and Kenyan women six, while Ethiopians have won just twice in each category. Reigning WMM champions Eliud Kipchoge and Mary Keitany will lead a strong Kenyan contingent
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A delegation of the Spanish League (La Liga) Board will arrive in Nigeria on Monday for a bilateral meeting with the League Management Company, LMC, to conclude discussions on collaboration between the two leagues which began during a similar visit by the LMC to Spain earlier this year. The LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko and Nduka
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South Africaâ€™s Louis Oosthuizen has said he will not compete at the Rio Olympics, fuelling the debate raging around golfâ€™s return to the Games after a 112-year absence. In a statement issued by ISM, his British-based management company, 2010 British Open champion Oosthuizen, 33, said he had informed South Africaâ€™s Olympic committee of his decision
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Gianni Infantino on his first visit to Qatar as FIFA president insisted yesterday that the 2022 World Cup would be hosted there as planned. Asked if the Gulf state would keep the tournament despite allegations of labour abuse and corruption, Infantino told reporters in Doha: â€œOf course, the World Cup will take place in Qatar
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