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Fifa gives Africa Nine Wold Cup slots

The Fifa Council has ratified the decision to give Africa nine automatic places when the World Cup expands to 48 teams in 2026. The move was confirmed on Tuesday in Bahrain – the continent currently has five spots at the tournament. A tenth African country will take part in a six-nation play-off tournament to decide the last two spots. The ... Read More »

Enugu Deputy Governor’s Orderly shot dead

Gunmen have shot dead the police orderly attached to Enugu State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Cecelia Ezeillo, throwing the entire Enugu Government House into mourning. The victim, Police Sgt. Helen, as part of her daily routine, went home after work and was attacked by gunmen, who, first, took away her phones and handbag before shooting her. Narrating how the incident happened, ... Read More »

Farouk Lawan lied about Otedola’s $500,0000 bribe

A witness in the trial of the then Chairman of the House Ad-hoc Committee on Fuel subsidy, Mr. Farouk Lawan, has denied receiving bribe from businessman, Mr. Femi Otedola in 2012. The witness, Mr. Adams Jagaba, was a three-term member of the House of Representatives and was testifying as the fourth prosecution witness, before a High Court of the Federal ... Read More »

Buhari Letter: “Needless Controversy and Distraction”-Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the ongoing debate over the status of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as Nigeria’s Acting President is a needless distraction. Speaking to State House Correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) which was presided over by Vice President Osinbajo, the Information Minister described the uproar trailing the ... Read More »

Why I visited Osinbajo-Sambo

Former Vice President, Namadi Sambo has reveled the reason he paid a visit to Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. He described the meeting as a “usual” visit. Sambo said this in a brief interview with State House correspondents shortly after meeting Osinbajo behind closed doors inside his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He arrived at Osinbajo’s office at about ... Read More »

Emir of Kano in more palaver as Assembly probes N4billion expenditure

The Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday constituted an eight-man ad hoc committee to probe the allegations leveled against Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II. The committee is saddled with the responsibility of finding out whether or not the Kano monarch is guilty of committing the eight crimes labeled against him. The royal father has been accused of mismanaging ... Read More »

Halima Babangida starts wedding ceremony today

From 10am this morning, Halima or is it Halyma?, the 20 something year-old daughter of former Nigerian Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida start her wedding rites. Halima is set to wed, Auwal Lawal Abdulahi, Sarkin Sudan Gombe-and the whole ceremony begins with the Walima, scheduled for Legbo Kutigi Hall in Minna. Later today, the beautiful bride will then go and ... Read More »

Despite mum’s opposition: Obasanjo’s son marries Adebutu’s daughter today

Olujuwon Obasanjo will today begin his journey to matrimony with his traditional wedding to Tope Adebutu today despite the strong opposition of his mother, Mrs. Taiwo Obasanjo, an estranged wife of the former President.Olujuwon is the only son of Mrs Obasanjo. The lovebirds who have been dating for sometime had set their wedding plans in motion, when Olujuwon’s mother rushed ... Read More »

Ese, wife of Falae’s son slams $100,000 suit on Airline, NCCA over death

The family of former Ondo State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, the late Deji Falae, has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to hold that Associated Aviation Nigeria Ltd and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, were responsible for his death in an air crash through negligence.Deji was the son of former Secretary to Government of the Federation, ... Read More »

Suswam withdraws N10b suit against DSS

The ex-governor of Benue, Gabriel Suswam, has withdrawn the fundamental human rights suit he instituted against the Department of State Services (DSS) seeking an order of unconditional release from detention. Former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, has been invited by the Department of State Services, DSS. Suswam had also asked the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to order the ... Read More »