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I Was Not Sacked, My Tenure Merely Expired”- Amaju Pinnick

President of Nigerian Football Federation, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick has revealed that he was not sacked as CAF 1st qVice President but his tenure merely expired. Pinnick took to his social media handle to clear the air that emanated from the CAF Annual General Meeting holding in Cairo, Egypt. According to him “By now, you must have seen an official ... Read More »

Edo Speaker Pits Fire ” Oshiomhole, Reps Cant Shut Assembly”

Speaker of Edo State, Rt. Hon. Frank Okiye has revealed that All Progressives Congress ( APC) Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and members of the House of Representatives cannot shut down the Edo State House of Assembly.   In a press statement made available us, he noted that he was duly elected and a court of law has already barred the ... Read More »

Emeka Anyaoku to Buhari, NASS “Nigeria Is On The Brink”

Former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku has revealed that Nigeria is on the brink and Presidenthe Muhammadu Buhari and The National Assembly must act fast. : “Let me now come to my message to President Buhari and all members of our National Assembly. The message is two-faced: Nigeria is on the brink, and our foremost national challenge is the management ... Read More »

Obaseki Ignores House Of Reps Swears In Commissioners Approved By New Assembly

Some Comissioners and Special Advisers were on Wednesday sworn-in by the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, with a charge to the appointees to work for the betterment of the state and people. Speaking during the swearing-in of the commissioners and special advisers at Government House, Benin City, the governor described their appointment as a call to service. He noted, ... Read More »

Shocker: Reps Call On IG To Seal Edo Assembly, Urge Obaseki To Issue Fresh Proclamation

The House of Representatives has ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; and the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, to seal off the Edo State House of Assembly until a proper inauguration is conducted. The House also asked Governor Godwin Obaseki to issue a fresh proclamation of the Seventh Assembly within one week, which must be ... Read More »

Asset Declaration:Governor Makinde Should Be Commended, Let’s Stop Weaponising Poverty-Jide Ajani

Mr Jide Ajani, Special Adviser, Media to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has revealed that Nigerians should commend the Governor for publicly declaring his assets instead of casting aspersions on his person. Speaking as guest on Channel TV Sunrise Daily  programme, the top journalist stated that Nigerians must begin to appreciate people who have made their money legitimately and ... Read More »

EFCC Boss Cries Out “I have No Social Media Account”

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has discovered a fake Twitter account in the name of its Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu with the username @IbrahimMagu. The anti-graft agency, in a statement stated unequivocally that the said Twitter handle did not belong to him and that whatever tweet emanating from it was not from the Chairman, neither represented the views ... Read More »

UBA Set To Take Abuja By Storm With Mega #UBAMarketplace2019

Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc is set to host over 20,000 visitors, 100 small and medium enterprises and leading private and public sector players from across Africa, at the continent’s biggest entrepreneurial fair tagged #theUBAmarketplace2019 in Abuja, Nigeria. The event, which will be held on July 26th and 27th 2019, on the sideline of the Tony Elumelu ... Read More »

Dele Momodu Pays Tribute To Two Journalism Giants, Olusegun Osoba & Nduka Obaigbena

By Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, there is no way I can tell the stories of my life, my adventures and whatever I have achieved in journalism, without devoting substantial space to those who have been my inspiration. Two of them, Chief Olusegun Osoba and Prince Nduka Obaigbena, are in their season of big celebrations as they enjoy landmark birthdays. Chief ... Read More »

Opinion: Osoba As A Historian And Patriot- Dapo Olorunyomi

By Dapo Olorunyomi   Let me share a little story with you. Fifty-five years ago, today, three young Nigerians walked into the offices of the old Daily Times newspaper, a little far afield from here, on Lagos island. Their mission was straightforward; a date with the high priest of Nigerian journalism, Babatunde Jose. That, in itself, was like having a ... Read More »