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.

Farmers Protest Fulani Herdsmen Continuous Attacks And Killing In Ondo

Protesters have trooped out to condemn the continuous attacks on their farms and the killings of community members and farmers in Ondo state by Fulani herdsmen who come to the south to find pasture for their cattle. Community members in Igbatoro-Akure in Akure North Local Government were on the streets to protest the death of

NMVA Organisers Announce Winners of 2015 Edition

Organizers of the Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) have announced rapper Vector’s video for ‘King Kong Remix’ as the 2015 Video of the Year. The awards ceremony was postponed indefinitely last year with the organizers citing logistic challenges for calling off an earlier announced date in 2015. Although the ceremony never held, organizers have announced

Obiano, John Momoh, Dogara, Others Bag 2015 Zik Prize Award

The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano; CEO of Channels Media Group, Mr John Momoh and others have bagged the 2015 Zik Prize award. Governor Obiano bagged an award for Good Governance under the auspices of Public Policy Research and Analysis Center (PPRAC). He said that the award would be an inspiration to him towards

More Worry For Abeokuta Residents Over MAPOLY Cult Clashes

Reports have it that four persons have been killed in the past week around Oluwo and Adigbe, Pansheke areas of Abeokuta, thanks to the bloody clashes between the so-called Eiye and Buccaneer cults. No one seems to be able to define the root of the lingering clashes but most of the times, it is a battle

I Belong To Everybody And I Belong To Nobody – Buhari

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, in his speech after he was sworn in made a strong statement about his commitment to serving the people without external influence, saying “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody”. At the swearing-in ceremony held on Friday at the Eagles Square in Abuja, the nation’s capital city, President Buhari