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CAF gives Nigeria reprieve, moves Eaglets/DR Congo clash to July 27

Abuja –  The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has moved the 2015 African U-17 Championship qualifying match between Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo from Sunday, July 20 to July 27. CAF’s decision is a welcome relief to the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), whose officials patiently await positive communication from FIFA on the suspension […]

Breaking News: Malaysia Airlines flight crashes in Ukraine with 295 passengers and crew- allegedly shot by the Russians

(CNN) — A Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has crashed in eastern Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax reported Thursday. Malaysia Airlines confirmed that it lost contact with Flight 17 and that the plane’s last known position was over Ukrainian airspace, the airline said on Twitter. The aircraft was “shot down” over […]

Consequences of ECOWAS monetary union could be severe, Okonjo-Iweala warns

By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief The Coordinating minister for the Economy and minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has cautioned Economic Community of West African State, ECOWAS, against a hasty launch of the proposed monetary union. Under the arrangement, member states will use a single currency, ECO, just like what obtains among members of […]

Terrorists having upper hand – Danjuma

BY Ben Agande, JOHNBOSCO AGBAKWURU & JOSEPH ERUNKE ABUJA — Former Defence Minister, Lt General Theophilus Danjuma (Rtd.), yesterday, lamented that insurgents appear to be having an upper hand in the country at the moment and tasked President Goodluck Jonathan to bring the insurgency to an end. President Jonathan, on his part, is seeking approval […]

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria moves to 34th after Brazil 2014 outing

The Super Eagles’ performance and eventual qualification for the Round of 16 at the just-concluded World Cup in Brazil has impacted on the July FIFA ranking as Nigeria now occupies the 34th position. In the rankings table released by the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 660 points and moved up 10 spots […]

University Degrees Do Not Make Leaders – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | July 17, 2014 – Leadership is more an art than science. It is therefore hard to set rules, theories and formulae for good leadership. Despite their differences in background, weaknesses, strengths, personal habits and styles of leadership, good leaders tend to have some qualities in common: vision, courage, […]

Israeli army rescue – lessons for Nigeria on Chibok girls

FULL TEXT OF THE SPEECH TITLED “How Israeli Soldiers Traveled 4,000 Kilometers To Rescue Kidnapped Israeli Citizens (Lessons For Nigeria On Chibok Kidnappings)” DELIVERED BY ENGR. ROTIMI FABIYI (MNIM, MNSChE, MNSE, COREN Reg) AT A SYMPOSIUM ON CHIBOK KIDNAPPINGS ORGANIZED BY COMMITTEE OF PROGRESSIVES AND REALISTS (CPR) IN IKORODU, LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA ON 27TH JUNE, […]

My greatest regret was sabotaging Ohakim’s government –Ralph Uwazuruike

The leader of Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike has said that his greatest regret in life so far was his decision to sabotage and elude former governor Ikedi Ohakim’s choice for second term in office. He made this known at the maiden Okigwe zonal youth delegates […]

Threat to Akpabio’s Life: Dr. Ime Umanah Wins Again

BY NDON ASIAN The Akwa Ibom State Government found itself at a cross road in the ongoing trial of Dr. Ime Sampson Umanah as Hon. Justice Ifiok Ukana ruled to reject the statement of the first accused person in the trial within trial. This is the second time that the same statement has been ruled […]

OSUN 2014: Why Omisore May Emerge Victorious – By Remi Oyeyemi

By Remi Oyeyemi | NNP | July 17, 2014 – “The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.” – Blaise Pascal (1623-1662),French philosopher, mathematician, and physicist. “…most voters do not base their decisions on its utility value by adding up the costs and benefits of taking a particular decision. The political brain, ………is […]

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