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Ex–Botswana President to Lead Commonwealth Observers to Nigeria Elections

The former president of Botswana, Festus Mogae, will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) to the April polls in Nigeria, Commonwealth secretary-general Kamalesh Sharma has announced. The parliamentary and presidential elections are due to be held on April 2 and 9 respectively. Mr Sharma constituted the Group at the invitation of the Independent National Electoral […]

Buhari, Ribadu, Shekarau Pull Out of TV Debate

The top four presidential candidates will not debate before the election after all. Major General Muhammadu Buhari of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and Malam Ibrahim Shekarau of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) Thursday  pulled out of the scheduled March 28-29 debate. This, […]

David-West, Horsfall, Others Back Amaechi

The ongoing campaign for the re-election of Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi has received a major boost as some heavyweight politicians from the Kalabari Kingdom have publicly declared support for the governor. They include, Prof. Tam David-West, Chief A.K Horsfall, Alabo Graham Douglas, Chief Ombo Isokariari, Chief Ebenezer Isokariari and Justice Karibi Whyte among others. […]

Jonathan Unfolds FG’s $25bn Gas Revolution Plan

Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and Oando Nigeria Plc are to jointly build a $3-billion Central Gas Processing Facility (CPF) in Nigeria, as President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday unfolded plans to attract $25 billion worth of investment into developing the country’s gas infrastructure and create about 600,000 new jobs. The CPF project, which will be sited […]

Equatorial Guinea match, a must win – Eguavoen

Under-23 team chief coach, Augustine Eguavoen, says today’s match against Equatorial Guinea is a must win for him and his wards, stressing that their 4-1 victory over Insurance Football Club of Benin on Tuesday was just a tip of the iceberg. “As a matter of fact our aim is to win the match against Equatorial […]

Tornados won’t be relegated, Nasidi assures

Team manager of Niger Tornados, Danladi Nasidi has said that the club’s 16th position on the log with 20 points after 19 games of the first half the season would be better at the close of the season. Naside who made this known while speaking with Inside Out Premier League said that the Minna Based […]

Ethiopia tie, a litmus test for Siasia – Gombe

Former Gombe United Football Club Chairman, Alhaji Gara Gombe has said the African Nation’s Cup qualifier between the Super Eagles  and Ethiopia will serve as a litmus test for Samson Siasia as coach of the national  team. Disclosing this to Saturday Vanguard sports, Gombe said amongst all  the matches Siasia has handled as the coach […]

Onoura regrets mum’s absence to cheer him against Eagles

The Ethiopian national team coach, Iffy Onoura has waved off the Super Eagles as a threat to his ambition to pick the ticket to the 2012 African Cup of Nations finals just as he expressed satisfaction with the performance of the team he took over last July. The Nigerian-born Chief Coach of the Walias of […]

APGA leadership tussle: Umeh floors Okorie at the Supreme Court

The leadership crisis rocking the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, over the last six years, was laid to rest by the Supreme Court yesterday, as it affirmed Chief Victor Umeh as the authentic chairman of the party. In a unanimous judgment delivered by a 5_man panel of justices of the apex court on the matter […]

Presidential debates: NEDG allays Buhari, Ribadu, Shekarau’s fears

The Nigerian Elections Debate Group, organisers of next week’s presidential debates, has appealed to the  the presidential candidates who have decided to opt out to reconsider their positions. General Muhammadu Buhari (CPC); Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, (ACN); and Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau (ANPP) had decided to shun the debates scheduled for March 28 – 30 in Abuja […]



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