House of Representatives, yesterday, mandated its Committee on Sports to invite the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, and officials of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, so as to resolve the lingering crisis rocking the football body. The resolution followed a motion of urgent public importance sponsored by Prestigious Ossy. In his lead debate,
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Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has joined other philanthropies in the country by donating 400 bags of locally produced rice and some relief materials to the internally displaced persons, IDPs, in Maiduguri, Borno State. The CBN boss who was represented by the Controller, CBN Borno Branch, Alhaji Isyaku Ibrahim while presenting
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Senate yesterday threw out the much criticised Social Media Bill. The bill, sponsored by Senator Bala Ibn Naâ€™allah of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from Kebbi State, has been widely criticised and seen as not only a significant clampdown on freedom of speech, but a deliberate targeting of critics of federal lawmakers and the National
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Backs Labour, civil society for strike action Oodua Peopleâ€™s Congress, OPC, has lampooned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal governmentâ€™s â€˜changeâ€™ mantra, which it said had headed downhill, â€œwith Nigeria having her domestic issues amplified and magnified negatively.â€ Addressing the press in Lagos yesterday, founder of OPC, Dr. Frederick Fasehun said if truth be told, the
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Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, has completed the migration of its customers to a new billing system. The company disclosed this in a statement made available to Nigerian Pilot. Already, BEDC said the new billing format had commenced for customers in Edo â€˜effective March 2016â€™ for all Maximum Demand, MD, customers and all other categories.
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As community laments military invasion over pipeline attacks Delta State Government has called for the support of the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli 1, and other traditional rulers, following its advocacy campaign and sensitisation of the people against vandalising oil facilities. The Deputy Governor, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro, made the call yesterday when he led members
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National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, challenged the federal government to extend the ongoing probe of the 2015 campaign funds to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Also, PDP Concerned Stakeholders led by Professor Jerry Gana reneged on the truce reached on Monday and announced plans to hold a parallel convention on
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A 28-year old man, Adamu Mai Bisco, from Potsikum Local Government Area of Yobe State, on Monday night, killed his father, mother and two sisters. The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Toyin Gbadegesin, explained that the victims were murdered in their sleep. He also added that the suspect was under the influence of
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Worried by the crisis rocking the ruling All Peopls Congress, APC in Edo state in the last three weeks, the National Working Committee of the party recently sent a fact-finding mission to see the stakeholders and the state Governor Adams Oshiomhole, on the way forward. The mission led by a former PDP National secretary and
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All is now set for the first competitive meeting between Liverpool and Sevilla in todayâ€™s Europa League Final. The two teams have been in seven finals of the competition between them and won on every occasion, but something has to give in Basel, Switzerland with a spot in the Champions League group stage on offer
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A socio-political organisation, Kogi Emancipation Network, KEN, has called on Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, to beware of his antagonists and moles especially those â€œgreedy and selfish enemies within the All Progressives Congress, APC, who are impervious to positive change.â€ The organisation therefore demanded the sack of Alhaji Hadi Ametou-led APC State executives â€œfor
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Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Monday Igbuya has described the elected National Vice Chairman, South-South of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Emmanuel Ogidi as â€œa dependable leader and an affable gentlemanâ€. Igbuya, who spoke to newsmen on the zonal congress urged the new Chairman of the party, to increase the base of
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Following the inability of the Executive to forward new version of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, to the National Assembly, the House of Representatives is now set to hold a stakeholders conference on the new legislation. The summit, according to a statement by Ms. â€˜Rinsola Abiola SA (New Media) to the Speaker, will collate suggestions
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Speaker, Benue House of Assembly, Mr Terkimbi Ikyange, says it is not the will of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government for Nigerians to experience economic hardship. The speaker said this in Makurdi at a ceremony organised by the Ikov Development Association, IDA, Makurdi Branch, in his honour. He said the current economic recession
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Owner of Nigeria Professional Football League side FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Chief Ifeanyi Patrick Uba has promised to sponsor an annual national under -20 tournament in his name that would be competed for by emerging football talents from all the zones of the country. Chief Uba who is also the Anambra State FA Chairman confirmed this
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World Record holder Usain Bolt competed in his first race of the season, winning the menâ€™s 100m with a time of 10.05s at the Cayman Islands Invitational. It is the first meet Bolt is competing in this year as he finetunes preparations in his bid to claim a triple successive 100m GOLD titles at the
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Despite the uproar and criticism which trailed Mr David Cameronâ€™s description of Nigeria and Afghanistan as fantastically corrupt, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is correct (and even the Nigerian President agrees). Corruption is so embedded into the everyday life in Nigeria that the head of the previous government tried to reduce its influence
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Kelechi Iheanacho has said he believes Nigeria can strike gold again at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. Nigeria became the first African country to win an Olympic football gold, when they won in Atlanta in 1996. They also won a silver medal in 2008 in Beijing, China, after losing 1-0 to Argentina in
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Federal Government plans to turn the Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST, into a mega conglomerate offering services in E-Commerce, E-Learning/Library Services and issuance of the Nigerian Passport, Drivers License among other security documents. Minister of Communications, Mr. Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu disclosed this while receiving the Acting Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, Dr.
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