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Ruthless Falcons in deluge of goals, Beat Namibia 7-0

Super Falcons Sunday evening whitewashed Namibia’s national women team ,Gladiators, 7-0 in an Olympic qualifier first leg in the National Stadium, Abuja. The African Champions, from the blast of the whistle, were in control of proceedings on the field with three of the players scoring brace in the one sided game. Desire Oparanozie opened the […]

The 2011 Elections, Jega, and Conspiracy

By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba, Yola, Nigeria – April 3, 2011 – In October, 2010 the Independent National Election Commission (INEC), headed by Professor Attahiru Jega, announced cancellation of its earlier released 2011 election timetable just about two weeks after its release. I responded in an article titled “INEC should stop this distraction.”  On April […]

Vote against anti-minimum wage govs, Labour tells workers

  Indications again emerged on Sunday that Nigerians workers might take steps against governors who have shown a reluctance to implement the N18,000 minimum wage. The President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Mr. Promise Adewusi, gave the indication of a possible face-off between the governors and the leadership of the workers when […]

Fear grips Rivers LG over kidnapped Rep’s whereabouts

Palpable fear has gripped residents of Khana Local Government Area over the whereabouts of a lawmaker representing Khana/Gokana Federal Constituency, Mr. Emmanuel Deeyah. Members of Gwara community became apprehensive on Sunday when they learnt that an aide to the lawmaker was killed by the kidnappers. It will be recalled that unknown gunmen kidnapped Deeyah on […]

ANPP threatens to drag INEC to court

  SHOCKED by the postponement of the National Assembly election, the All Nigeria Peoples Party has threatened to institute a legal process against the Independent National Electoral Commission. The ANPP said, in an exclusive interview with THE PUNCH in Port Harcourt on Sunday, that it was consulting with its lawyers with a view to dragging […]

Picture: Nigeria’s Samuel Peter loses again in heavy weight bout

Former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel Peter recorded his fifth loss in his career on Saturday as he fell to a ninth round knockout in the hands of unbeaten Robert Helinius in Germany. The fight was for both vacant WBA and WBO Intercontinental belts. The victory was regarded as the biggest for Helinius who is looking […]

Pastor Adeboye denies rift with aide

  General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday denied speculations of a sour relationship between him and his lead instrumentalist, Kunle Ajayi. “I thank God for Kunle Ajayi. Some people are envious of him. I learnt there were publications in some newspapers telling all kinds of lies that […]

Arsenal want Taiwo to replace Clichy

English giants Arsenal are reportedly keen to sign Nigeria defender Taye Taiwo from Marseille in the summer to replace left-back Gael Clichy. Taiwo has been in the news lately, attracting interests from Liverpool, Newcastle, Fernerbahce, Atletico Madrid, Everton, Sporting Lisbon, Benfica and other sides in Europe. According to People.co.uk on Sunday, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger […]

Parties force INEC to shift elections again

The National Assembly elections will now hold on Saturday, April 9 and not on Monday (today) as earlier announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega. The new date was made public on Sunday by Jega after a two-hour meeting with the national chairmen of the 63 registered political parties in Abuja. […]

Pastor, PDP man beaten over alleged electoral materials’ smuggling

ENUGU-A Pastor and a politician said  to be a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, were severely beaten up by angry youths in Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State  on Saturday for allegedly aiding the smuggling of electoral materials meant for the botched National Assembly election  from Ibagwa-Aka police station. The cars […]

YCE, Yoruba Ronu disagree on alleged disgrace of monarchs by Obasanjo


YCE, Yoruba Ronu disagree on alleged disgrace of monarchs by Obasanjo


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