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Russian deadend for scammed Nigerian footballers

Names marked with an asterisk* have been changed to protect interviewees’ anonymity. Sochi and Moscow, Russia – At around the time of the 2018 World Cup, several Nigerian men travelled to Russia on a promise. Agents in the African country had led them to believe that they would enjoy professional footballing careers in Russia, and they arrived with “fan-ID”, […]

9th Senate: Kalu endorses Lawan

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja Senator-elect and former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has endorsed the candidature of the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, for the position of the Senate President of the 9th Senate. Kalu who traced his relationship with Lawan back to their school days as room mates at the University of Maiduguri, […]

South under herdsmen’s siege, Yoruba elders, Ohanaeze cry out

Magnus Eze, Enugu, Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure, Seye Ojo, Ibadan, Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti and Paul Osuyi, Asaba   Yoruba and Igbo leaders have raised the alarm over the nefarious activities of suspected Fulani herders in the South West, South-South and South East geo-political zones.     Yoruba elders, members of the Ohanaeze, clerics and others in separate reactions, said the entire southern Nigeria […]

9th Assembly Speaker: APC sue Clerk to Court

LAYI OLANREWAJU, Ilorin The Speakership tussle of the Kwara state House of Assembly has taken a new dimension as three chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the three senatorial districts in the state have dragged the Clerk of the House to court seeking to compel him to abide by the Order of the […]

How governors fuel insecurity in Nigeria –Ghali Na’Abba

Former Speaker, House of Representatives, Ghali Na’ Abba has said that the governors are responsible for the insecurity situation in the country. He spoke to WILLY EYA in this interview and expressed his fears on the future of Nigeria. Spokesman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo,  has however, asked Na’Abba to provide concrete evidence to back his claim […]

Kukah to lift 2 million elementary school kids in North

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The Kukah Centre, in conjunction with ProFuturo, has embarked on the provision of digital classrooms for public primary schools in northern Nigeria. The Kukah Centre said it planned to cover two to three million students over the next five years by raising the standard of education of the children. The Lead Consultant, ProFuturo […]

Kaduna Govt. spends N142.9bn on basic education in 4 years

The Kaduna State Government said on Saturday that it had expended  N142.9 billion on basic education between 2015 and 2018. The state’s Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Ja’afaru Sani, disclosed this in Kaduna in a paper entitled, “Management and Funding of Basic Education in Kaduna State”. The paper was presented at the ongoing two-day […]

Yoruba will succeed Buhari in 2023 –Robert Clarke (And the Igbos don’t exist)

Elder statesman and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Robert Clarke has said that the South West region is already well positioned to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023. In this interview with CHRISTY ANYANWU, the legal luminary spoke on a wide range of issues. What should be Buhari’s priority as he goes into […]

US-based Ghanaian professor turned Uber driver accused of kidnapping three women

  A Penn State professor with a side job as a Pittsburgh Uber driver who was arrested this month for allegedly kidnapping two women is now accused of kidnapping a third woman that same night. The third woman spoke with police on May 16, saying that on May 11, she was outside at a nightclub […]

Supreme Court ruling: INEC meets to take final decision on Zamfara

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that although it met on Friday to deliberate on the ruling of the Supreme Court judgement on the general elections conducted in Zamfara state, the commission will however meet again to make its decision public on Monday. The statement signed by National Commissioner and Chairman […]

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