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U-20 AFCON : Flying Eagles battles Mali in semi finals

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will battle for a ticket in the final of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations when they lock horns with the Junior Eagles of Mali in the tournament’s semi final at the Stade General Seyni Kountche today. The Seven-time champions, won the Group A that had host nation Niger Republic, South Africa […]

Zimbabwe bans soldiers from marrying each other; those already married given ultimatum

THE Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) has banned serving soldiers from marrying each other and given those already married an ultimatum to comply with the order within six months. Those already married must decide who between should leave the military bosses in that time, failing which both would be fired. ZDF commander General Phillip Sibanda confirmed […]

Zambia orders suspension of controversial reality show

NAN Zambia’s broadcasting regulator on Tuesday ordered Africa’s biggest television operator, Multichoice, to suspend a realty show for allegedly promoting homosexuality. The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) said Multi Choice Zambia, a unit of the South Africa-based television operator, should immediately suspend the “Lusaka Hustle’’ reality show on its Zambezi Magic on the DSTV platform. According […]

Ex Somali refugee, now U.S. Congresswoman, IIhan Omar, in trouble over Israel tweet

The Canadian Politician (Toronto) – Minnesota Congresswoman and first Somali in the U.S. House of Representatives, IIhan Omar,  has apologized for a tweet many, including those from her democratic party, are calling insensitive, anti-semitic and deeply hurtful about Israel. The former refugee and Minnesota State legislator had suggested that Republican support of Israel is amply motivated […]

Again, Buhari’s campaign turns bloody as 4 die in Rivers

 TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt  Four persons were confirmed dead while scores became unconscious as a result of a stampede at the Adokiye Amiesimaka  Stadium in Igwuruta,  Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC), presidential rally. Those who lost their lives in the stampede included three aged women and a […]

Rivers polls: 54 governorship candidates drop ambition, back Wike (This is very suspicious. Were they bribed?)

TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt  Fifty-four gubernatorial candidates of various political parties in Rivers State have given reasons for their decision to drop their ambition and support the re-election of Governor Nyesom Wike in the March 2, 2019 governorship election. In a seven-paragraph document jointly signed by all the 54 governorship candidates on Monday, February 11, they said […]

Why we are interested in Nigeria’s election – UK

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The United Kingdom (UK), has said it is interest in the forthcoming elections in the country because it wants to stand with the people of Nigeria in their democratic journey. British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, stated this when she appeared on Nigerian Info FM 95.1, while discussing UK-Nigeria bilateral ties. The […]

Court fines EFCC, banks for freezing Benue govt’s accounts

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi A Federal High Court presided over by Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon on Tuesday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), United Bank of Africa, (UBA) and Fidelity Bank to jointly pay the Benue State government the sum of N100 million for freezing its accounts last year. The court also granted an order of […]

4 more Sokoto commissioners set to defect to APC – Wamakko

Four serving commissioners under the incumbent People’s Democratic Party (PDP)- led Sokoto State government will soon defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, has said. This was contained in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir, Rabe Mani and issued to newsmen in Sokoto. The statement said […]

Nigerians never learnt anything from Nigeria-Biafran War; causative factors still with us till now – Gen Okon

Joe Effiong, Uyo, A Biafran war veteran, Major-General Okon E. Okon (retd), has warned that the problems which led to the Nigeria-Biafra War in the 60s are still prevalent and threatening the unity of the country. Gen. Okon who said Nigerians had refused to learn from history, made the comment during the public presentation of […]

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