Month: August 2017

League Cup: See Your Team’s EFL Cup Opposition

This is the first season of a three-year naming rights deal for the EFL Cup – formerly the League Cup – with Carabao, a Thai energy drink. There should have been no surprise when the organisers announced earlier in the week the draw would be taking place in China. It sure did. Holders Manchester United will

Man In Court For Allegedly Receiving Stolen Property

The Police on Wednesday arraigned a 28-year-old messenger, Christopher Onmiyi, in a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly receiving stolen property. The defendant, who resides at Bakusa Dei-dei Abuja, is standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and receiving stolen property. The prosecutor, Florence Auhioboh, told the court that one Chimezie Peter

Refocusing Nigerian Housing Programme For Effective Delivery

A News Analysis by Jacinta Nwachukwu and Uche Bibilari, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Stakeholders in the built industry observe that Nigeria’s housing problem is due to unaddressed previous lack of focus on housing development. They argue that although a good housing programme can create better society, development, health and ease of governance, previous administrations

Wayne Rooney Retires

Wayne Rooney is England’s all-time leading goalscorer and he has decided to retire from international football. By this he has ruled himself out of being part of the Three Lions’ squad for September’s World Cup qualifiers. The Everton striker was asked by England boss Gareth Southgate to be involved against Malta and Slovakia. “Every time

Nollywood Actress, Eucharia Anunobi Loses Only Son

This is not the best of times for veteran Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi. She just lost her only son, Raymond to sickle cell anemia. The 15-year old reportedly died on Monday morning. She had Raymond during her marriage to estranged husband, Charles Ekwu.

Generator Theft Lands 21-Year-Old Man In Jail

A Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Wednesday sentenced a 21-year-old man, Monday Yomi, to two weeks imprisonment for stealing a generator set valued N85,000. Yomi, who resides at NEPA Junction, Apo District of the FCT had pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of criminal trespass and theft and begged for lenience. Magistrate

President Buhari To Receive Report On SGF, DG NIA

President Buhari on Wednesday receives the report of the investigative committee into the allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed this after announcing

Osun Pensioners Demand Public Display Of LG Finances

Osun pensioners challenged the state government to make public, the financial position of the local government in the state. The local government pensioners, while addressing journalists in osogbo, the state capital accused the state government of tampering with the statutory allocations of local government in the state, contrary to the provisions of the 1999 Constitution

Form A Political Party If You’re Popular, Politicians Tell Kanu

The National Chairman of the Independent Democrats, Chief Edozie Madu, has called on the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to form a political party if he ‘ thinks  his movement is popular’. The Independent Democrats Chairman spoke in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Tuesday, while inaugurating the party’s

Coming generation scares me…real hard

While we have been busy talking about Nigeria of today, I wonder if we have spared a thought about how this country will be in the next TWENTY-FIVE years. On October 1, 1979, when Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari was sworn-in as president, Goodluck Jonathan was just a 22 year-old undergrad of University of Port-Harcourt.