Atletico MadridÂ director of football Jose Luis Perez Caminero has expressed his joy at the acquisition of the wizard-like Antoine Griezmann. The 23-year-old attacker has joined the Spanish champions from Real Sociedad for a fee in the region of â‚¬30million and Caminero believes the France international has magic in his boots. “Iâ€™m very happy to finalise […]
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July 29, 2014 (NAN) The President, Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), has urged the 36 state governors in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to emulate Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghanâ€™s sports development strategies in Delta. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Uduaghan was present at the athletics arena on Monday when Nigeriaâ€™s Blessing […]
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No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man. Now health workers […]
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BarcelonaÂ vice-president Javier Faus believes the Catalan club are in much better shape than when Joan Laporta left his post in 2010. Laporta took over in 2003 and changed Barca’s fortunes on the pitch, winning 12 trophies in his seven-year tenure which made him the most successful president in the club’s history. The following administration led […]
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Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho has declared that Nigerian midfielder, John Obi Mikel, could be on his way out of the club. Mikel has been consistently linked with a move away from Chelsea but it seems the arrival of Ivorian marksman, Didier Drogba has finally sounded the death knell on the time of the Nigerian at […]
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By Emmanuel Afonne and Habiba Salihu The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has queried the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) over the inconsistency in the use of jerseys by its athletes at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. An official of Team Nigeria, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Glasgow on […]
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An alleged N100million cash gift given to parents of abducted Chibok girls by President Goodluck Jonathan after a meeting at the Presidential villa on July 22 has sparked disagreement between some of the parents and leaders of the Chibok community in Abuja, the BBC Hausa service is reporting. The presidency, the report said, allegedly released […]
The All Progressives Congress (APC) flagbearer in the August 9 gubernatorial election in Osun State, Governor Rauf Aregbesola has said that he is believing in God and the overwhelming support of the people of the state to be victorious at the poll. Addressing Muslim faithful and his supporters shortly after the Eid-el-fitr prayers at Osogbo […]
As the build-up to the August 9 governorship election in Osun State intensifies, 29 domestic and international observers have been accredited by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This was disclosed by the chief press secretary to INEC chairman, Kayode Idowu, yesterday, who further stated that the European Union delegation in Nigeria will lead the […]
NIGERIAN politicians and their apologists prefer to describe the countryâ€™s democratic evolution as nascent. In their view, it is inappropriate for anyone to upbraid its many ugly sides or describe it as a sham compared to its American model. They would tell anyone who cares to listen that there is no basis for comparison as […]
Osun State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday reacted to the decision by the Peoplesâ€™ Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore to shun the radio debate organized last weekend, saying he (Omisore) is afraid to confront Governor Aregbesola. The party in a statement by its Director of Publicity, Research and […]
Osun State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised alarm that the opposition Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party (PDP) has penetrated the rank of members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) whose INEC intends to use as ad hoc staff in the August 9th governorship election in the state. The partyâ€™s Director of Publicity, Research […]
Dr. Wale Bolorunduro is the chairman, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Campaign Committee in Ijesa North federal constituency and Osun State commissioner for Finance, Budget and Economic Planning. In this interview, Bolorunduro speaks on the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in the state, defection of Senator Isiaka Adeleke from PDP to APC and other sundry issues issues. As the […]
It is no longer news that instigated impeachment gale is sweeping across opposition states in the country. What is news is that the National Assembly has decided to overlook the avalanche of impeachable offences committed by the chief instigator of the impeachments, President Goodluck Jonathan. Nowhere was this more glaring than in the report of […]
The United States government yesterday said that the Federal Government of Nigeria has failed in its fight against terrorism, adding that the failure was a result of the inability of the Goodluck Jonathan-led administration to adequately equip and train security forces to contain violent extremist groups in the north who attacked religious freedom. Making this […]
Due to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, all football activities have been suspended in Liberia. The country’s football association explained that there was a risk of infection, as football is a contact sport. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 672 have been killed by the virus in West Africa so far. Ebola, […]Ebola outbreak: Liberia suspends football
Leader of the now rested Niger Delta Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujarhedeen Asari-Dokubo, is currently at the recieving end of harsh criticisms over his recent comment on the bomb attack on former head of state, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd). A group, under the aegis of Centre for the Vulnerable and the Underprivileged (CENTREP) has urged […]Group urges Jonathan to call Asari-Dokubo to order over comment on Buhari
The United States government yesterday expressed disappointment over Nigerian Government’s poor attitude towards the issue of insecurity in Nigeria. Th US also faulted the Goodluck Jonathan’s led administration over its failure to adequately equip and train security forces to contain violent extremist groups in the north. This was made known in the International Religious Report […]Terrorism: Nigerian government has failed – US
The chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Enugu State chapter, Dr. Ben Nwoye, says 2015 will herald end of impunity currently being displayed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Nwoye, who spoke during the formal inauguration of the state executive committee of the party in Enugu, expressed optimism that his party, the APC, would […]“APC will end culture of impunity in Enugu State” – Ben Nwoye
Louis van Gaal has said that he will not get into any mind games with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho next season. Both managers worked together at Barcelona for three years, where Mourinho assisted the Dutchman. Mourinho, who has a reputation to wind up fellow managers, said earlier this week that United overpaid for Luke Shaw, […]Van Gaal not keen on engaging Mourinho in mind games