Presidential elections in Libya may be held in mid-2018, Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala said Wednesday at the Valdai Club panel discussion in Russia. “We believe that presidential elections will be held in the middle of 2018,” Siala said. He invited Russia to reopen its embassy in Tripoli. “There are […]
Finland will leave the European Union and position itself as the Switzerland of the north to protect its independence if Laura Huhtasaari, the presidential candidate of the eurosceptic Finns Party has her way. She also told Reuters in an interview she wants to tighten immigration rules. Huhtasaari — dubbed “Finland’s Marine Le Pen” after France’s […]
Nigeria has exited from recession but Nigerians are yet to feel the impact. The benefits of the recovery from prolonged economic doldrums is coming in trickles but even the trickles can hardly form a drop in the surging ocean of pervasive poverty. Hardship bites harder as the year draws to a close with President Muhammadu […]
Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr is considering inviting CS Sfaxien midfielder Kingsley Sokari for the pre-World Cup friendly against Poland on March 23, 2018, according to reports.
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By Adeboye Amosu in Kano: Home-based Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, says the team will go all out for a win in today’s Nigeria Professional Football League invitational tournament clash against Enyimba at the Sani Abacha Stadium Kano, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. The Home Eagles were held to a 0-0 draw in their first game by NPFL […]
state House of Assembly. The budget christened “Budget of Stabilization” has a difference of N60b from that of 2017 which had the figure of N207b. Ajimobi while presenting the budget disclosed that the budget submitted for consideration and approval of the legislature stood at N267,436,357,912.19, stressing that detailed facts behind the budget would be made […]
By Adeboye Amosu in Kano: Former Senegal forward, El Hadji Diouf, believes the Super Eagles possess the quality to have a memorable outing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Three-time African champions, Nigeria, who will be making their sixth appearance at the mundial, are among the five African countries that made […]
Video technology will be introduced in French football’s top division from next season. On Thursday, the board of the Ligue de Football Professional, backed a proposal that will see the new system used in the 2018/2019 campaign of Ligue 1. This means replays can be used to assist on crucial calls, rather than every decision […]
Ligue 1 to introduce VAR next season
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) on Thursday facilitated the return of 249 more Nigerians from Libya. The returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 9.47pm aboard an Afriqiyah Airbus A330-300 with Registration Number 5A-ONR. They were received by the Director General of the National Emergency
At least five soldiers were killed during an attack by Boko Haram militants on Nigerian Army positions in Mainok village in Borno State on Wednesday night.
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By Ahuraka Isah and Solomon Ayado, Abuja The Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, yesterday demanded explanation on the solar power projects for nine universities estimated to gulp a whopping sum of N10 billion. Meanwhile, the committee turned back minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, for his alleged “unpreparedness to face […]
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By Chidi Nwachukwu, Abuja Hundreds of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) yesterday came out in Abuja to protest the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, by the federal government, and to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the clash between the Nigerian Army and members of the group at Gyaletsu, Zaria, […]
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Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has registered twenty one (21) more political parties, making the total number of political parties in the country sixty seven (67). According to a press release issued by the commission yesterday, the newly registered parties are; All Blending Party, (ABP), All Grassroots Alliance, (AGA), Alliance For New Nigeria, (ANN), Abundance […]
Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has opined that the approval of $1 billion from excess crude account to fight Boko Haram insurgents in Northern part of the country is allegedly for 2019 election. Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki after Thursday FEC meeting announced the approval of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account […]
The heated campaign for the office of spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP ended with the emergence of a veteran journalist Mr. Kola Ologbondinyan. He beat a number of passionate advocates of the PDP among whom were Mr. Farouk Audu-Adejoh from Kogi State and Prof. Abubakar Suleiman, a former minister in the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
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In order to fully actualise the ongoing reform programmes in the Enugu State Internal Revenue Service, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has disbanded manual collection of government revenues in the state in order to align with the current realities in the sector. Speaking during the commissioning of the revenue centre of the board in Enugu, which also […]
The Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, has dismissed two officials for their alleged roles in the electoral scandal involving the Kogi State Governor, Yahya Bello. Gov Bello, who is being accused of double voter registration cannot be persecuted because he enjoys constitutional immunity. INEC in a statement on Thursday said, “Following reports of the alleged […]
National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, has rewarded exemplified staff for improved productivity, achievement and dedication to the service as the agency celebrates its 25 years of the establishment. Executive director of NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib during the agency’s 2017 Productivity Award ceremony held in Abuja on Tuesday, said that the award was to […]
Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, yesterday, warned judgesin Nigeria to watch company they keep, saying saying politicians are desperate to destroy judges.
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