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One on one with Arjen Robben

Arjen Robben in action

Dutch playmaker, Arjen Robben has certainly been on his game in recent months, consistently proving himself to be one of the standout players in FC Bayern Munchen’s stellar squad. He was decisive in leading the German record-breaking champions to the UEFA Champions League title in May, setting up one goal and scoring the winner that ultimately secured the team’s place ... Read More »

Nigerians express mixed feelings on South Africa’s Mandela memorial snub

President Goodluck Jonathan at the Mandela memorial service inside Aso Rock villa

Nigerians from different walks of life have expressed diverse opinions on the way the country and its President was not given the pride of place during yesterday’s memorial service for late world icon, Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Speaking at different media platforms, some were shocked at the treatment, others stated that it was a ... Read More »

Kola Aluko predicts local firms will produce 30% of Nigeria’s oil in next 5 years

Kola Aluko (left)

Oil Baron, Kola Aluko has revealed that based on the increased contributions of indigenous companies to the upstream sector of the Nigerian oil industry in recent years; there is every likelihood that in the next five years they will hit a 30 per cent mark. Aluko who is the co- Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Energy made the assertion while ... Read More »

War On Corruption: Abati replies Tambuwal

Dr. Reuben Abati

Following the scathing attack of the Presidency by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, Presidential Spokesperson, Dr. Reuben has fired back, stating that President Jonathan has not taken his eye off the ball when it comes to the fight against corruption. Dr. Abati who is the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity commented on the matter ... Read More »

Elumelu, Transcorp executives visit NSE to announce impressive achievement


Heirs Holdings (http://www.heirsholdings.com), the pan-African proprietary investment company with interests in key economic sectors, has again demonstrated its transformational ability over ailing businesses as one of its major investments, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria plc (Transcorp), presented its laudable achievements of 2013 to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) this afternoon. Management officials visited the NSE today for a ‘facts behind the ... Read More »

Saraki calls for state of emergency on unemployment

Senator Bukola Saraki

Sen. Bukola Saraki has urged called the Federal Government of Nigeria to declare a state of emergency on unemployment among youths to enhance peace and security in the country. Saraki made the call in Ilorin while speaking at a one-day technical summit for unemployed youths in the state. The lawmaker, who spoke on the topic “Youths Unemployment in Kwara State, ... Read More »

Tambuwal, EFCC trade words on anti-corruption war


Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and Chairman, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have traded blames on why the war on corruption has woefully failed. Speaking at different events hosted to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day, Tambuwal openly called the Presidency and the EFCC as failing in their duties to fight the menace, while, ... Read More »

GT Bank takes control of Kenya’s FINA Bank

After the acquisition of a 70 per cent stake of Fina Bank, one of Nigeria’s financial power houses, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) has taken full control of the bank, which has now been rechristened. Making the announcement of the acquisition, Governor of Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), Prof Njuguna Ndung’u, stated “The approval for acquisition takes effect as from November ... Read More »

Sokoto EXCO approves mass defection from PDP to APC

Governor Aliyu Wamakko

While there are reports of overtures to reconcile the five PDP Governors who have since moved to the rival, the war of attrition seems to have reached the door of no return in Sokoto State as the Sokoto State Executive Council yesterday, December 9, 2013 approved mass defection of the people of the state to the All Progressives Congress ( ... Read More »

British-born Footballer Sam Sodje arrested in football spot –fixing mess

British-born Footballer Sam Sodje

Greenwich, England born former Premier League footballer, Sam Sodje is in hot soup. The player whose parents are from Warri, Delta State, Nigeria is now enmeshed in a knotty football spot-fixing mess that can permanently end his career, send him to jail and bring his family into disrepute. Sodje who was capped four times by Nigeria was filmed by an ... Read More »