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OSAZE, YOBO MAKE 30-MAN WORLD CUP SQUAD

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi, has released his 30-man World Cup list, which includes Osaze Odemwingie, Joseph Yobo and Joel Obi. A member of the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, Paul Bassey, made the list public on Tuesday. All invited players are expected to report in camp on May 26, before Keshi compiles his final list of 23 players ... Read More »

N9.8bn Fraud: Absence Of Witnesses Stalls Trial Of “Wonder Bank” Operator, Etaba

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday fixed May 22 for the continuation of trial of a “wonder bank’’ operator, Fortune Etaba, charged with N9.8 billion fraud. The case which was scheduled for trial on Tuesday suffered a setback because of the absence of the prosecution witnesses. Justice Ibrahim Buba, in a short ruling, adjourned the case to May ... Read More »

Fayose replaces 80-year-old running mate with OAU professor

The PDP flag bearer for the June 21 Ekiti State gubernatorial election, Mr Ayo Fayose on Tuesday said the name of his running mate earlier submitted to INEC has been substituted. The name of an 80-year-old retired teacher, Pa Joshua Ojo, was earlier submitted to INEC as the candidate’s running mate. The Director-General of the Campaign Organisation, Mr Dipo Anisulowo, ... Read More »

We’ll sell Chibok girls into slavery – Boko Haram

Few hours after President Goodluck Jonathan publicly admitted that his government did not know where the more than 200 female students of a secondary school in Borno State abducted three weeks ago were being held, Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau appeared in a video yesterday, saying “I abducted your girls and I will sell them in the market”. The abduction ... Read More »

SULE LAMIDO TO BATTLE JONATHAN FOR PDP PRESIDENTIAL TICKET

Whenever President Goodluck Jonathan makes a declaration for a second bid fro the presidency, Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido will immediately follow suit. Lamido who will be concluding his two terms as Governor has been one of the leading lights in the North that is interested in Nigeria-and now one of his closest supporters the Chairman of the Peoples ... Read More »

NIGERIA IS BIGGEST IMPORTER OF KEROSENE FROM UNITED STATES

Nigeria, the world’s eighth largest exporter of crude oil and Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria, is now the biggest importer of kerosene from the United States, a new data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of US Department of Energy that deals with statistics has revealed. Nigeria imported its largest kerosene cargo of 292,000 barrels in February 2014, ... Read More »

INTERVIEW WITH ANDRE SCHURRLE

Andre Schurrle’s reputation in Germany was pretty undisputed when he packed his bags forEngland in July 2013. He had dazzled as he helped Mainz to a UEFA Europa League finish while still only 20, then last season was one of the driving forces behind Bayer Leverkusen finishing within a point of second-place and making the cut for the UEFA Champions League. However the now 23-year-old attack-minded ... Read More »

SUPER EAGLES OPPONENTS, BOSNIA NAMES WORLD CUP SQUAD

Bosnia & Herzegovina coach Safet Susic has named his provisional squad for the World Cup finals, but he has just one player to leave out after naming only 24 players. Susic was expected to name his full squad for Brazil, but has called up an extra player due to an injury concern over right-back Mensur Mujdza. Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic ... Read More »

As Shekau Claims Responsibility: 2 Abducted Schoolgirls Die

An intermediary of Boko Haram has claimed that two of the girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, have died from snakebite while 20 others are critically ill, The Associated Press (AP) reports. This shocking news has come as a blow to millions of Nigerians and people from around the world who have joined the BringBackOurGirls movement, demanding ... Read More »

ONI DUMPS PDP CHOOSES FAYEMI FOR GOVERNOR

Former Governor Oni, 3rd right, Fayemi & APC Members There have been speculations in the media for weeks but yesterday former Governor of Ekiti State Dr. Segun Oni, has finally dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and has also pledged to work for the success of the APC candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi, in the ... Read More »