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Lionel Messi Suspended For Four Games After Ranting At Official

1 hour ago /
Sports  

FIFA have banned Lionel Messi for four international matches after finding the player guilty of verbally abusing an assistant referee. The world governing body issued a statement on its official website confirming its decision after the incident, which occurred as Messi featured against Chile for his country. The statement read: The FIFA Disciplinary Committee – in application...

Article 50: May Signs Letter That Will Trigger Brexit

3 hours ago /
International News 

Theresa May has signed the letter that will formally begin the UK's departure from the European Union. Giving official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be delivered to European Council president, Donald Tusk later. In a statement in the Commons, the prime minister will then tell MPs this...

Ajimobi Inaugurates N300m ICT Service Centre In Ibadan

3 hours ago /
Nation 

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has inaugurated a 300million Naira Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Data and Service Centre in Ibadan. The centre which was facilitated by the Chairman House Committee on Telecommunications, Hon. Saheed Fijabi, says the Oyo State College of Health Science and Technology in Ibadan was constructed...

Federal Government Not Competing With Any State – Fashola

3 hours ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the Federal Government is not competing with any state but rather working relentlessly to complement and support them to blossom for maximum development. Mr Fashola who gave this assurance during his one day working visit to Oyo state, said some abandoned...

Andrew Yakubu Withdraws Suit Against EFCC, AGF

3 hours ago /
Nation 

The embattled former group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Andrew Yakubu, has withdrawn his suit seeking compensation over his detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr Yakubu had filed the suit before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja following his...

Nigerian Air Force Engages Personnel In Combat Sports

3 hours ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has described physical fitness as the cornerstone of military combat readiness in confronting insurgency. Air Marshal Abubakar stressed the need for personnel to maintain a high level of combat readiness, through constant training and keeping fit always. He said this while addressing officers...

Fayose’s Former Aide, Rep Member Arraigned For Murder

3 hours ago /
Nation 

A former Personal Assistant to Governor Ayo Fayose during his first tenure, Goke Olatunji was on Tuesday arraigned at an Ado Ekiti High Court over alleged double  murder. The offences were allegedly committed  11 years ago. Also charged with him is a member of House of Representatives, Mr Thaddeus Aina,. He was...

Benue Govt. Debunks Claims Of Herdsmen Killings In Jato-Aka

3 hours ago /
Nation 

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has denied reports of herdsmen killings of Tiv farmers in Jato-Aka of Kwande Local Council, following the outbreak of civil unrest between the youths and some soldiers last week. Governor Ortom cleared the air during an expanded Security Council meeting with elders and traditional rulers...

House Aviation Committee Inspects Kaduna Airport

4 hours ago /
Nation 

Amidst ‎speculations of poor safety measures at the Kaduna International Airport, the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, has paid an unscheduled visit to the airport. The committee, led by its chairman, Nkiru Onyejeocha, inspected the runway, arrival and departure halls as well as the fueling facilities at the airport, which...

Ile-Ife Crisis: Aregbesola Inaugurates Commission Of Enquiry

4 hours ago /
Nation 

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has set up a five-man commission of enquiry to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the bloody crisis that ravaged the ancient city of Ile-ife on March 8, 2017. The Commission was given four weeks to complete its job and members include: Justice M.A...

Arik Air Extends N16,000 Fare Till Easter

4 hours ago /
Nation 

Arik Air has extended the validity of the ongoing N16, 000 promotional fare to cover the period of Easter. The special fare which enables an air traveller to buy a one-way ticket to any destination in Nigeria with N16, 000 was originally scheduled to end on March 31. The extension of the promo will...

OSBC, Osun Assembly Plan Befitting Burial For Journalist

4 hours ago /
Nation 

The Osun state Broadcasting Corporatio (OSBC) and the state House of Assembly have arranged to give a befitting burial to the House of Assembly correspondent, Nathaniel Abimbola, who died in a motor accident last weekend. The Chairman, OSBC board, Hon. Kola Akanji, disclosed this when a group, Asiwaju Grassroot Foundation (AGF),...

Ogun State Donates N1m to Family Of Slain Driver

4 hours ago /
Nation 

The Ogun State government has donated one million Naira to the family of Sauban Koleosho, also known as Onila, a driver, who recently, was allegedly shot dead by men of the Nigeria Customs Service along Kobape road, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state. Customs operatives had reportedly shot at...

President Buhari Names New Ministerial Nominees

5 hours ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent names of two new ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation. A source close to the Senate told our correspondent that the letter arrived the Senate late Tuesday. The source revealed that the two nominees are from Kogi and Gombe state. Our correspondent gathered that the Kogi nominee...

Paris Club Refund Was Fully Utilised For Infrastructure Projects – Kwara State Government

23 hours ago /
Nation 

Recent reports indicate that the President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki may not have benefited from the Paris Club Loan Refund as has been alleged in media reports credited to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to the report, Saraki’s aides and Robert Mbonu, his associate, diverted N3.5...

Sen. Melaye Wears Academic Gown To Senate Plenary

23 hours ago /
Nation 

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West drew a lot of attention at the National Assembly  on Tuesday when he appeared for plenary in academic robe and cap. The senator whose first degree had come under scrutiny in the recent past walked in to the red chamber clad in the full academic...

EU Court Lifts Travel Ban On Gaddafi's Daughter, Aisha

23 hours ago /
International News 

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday ordered that a travel ban imposed on the daughter of former Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi be lifted. The EU had imposed sanctions during the Libyan revolution in February 2011, banning Gaddafi and members of his family from entering or transiting through EU member...

South Africa's Anti-Apartheid Veteran, Ahmed Kathrada Dies At 87

23 hours ago /
International News 

Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has died aged 87, his foundation says. He is due to be buried on Wednesday at a private ceremony, but President Jacob Zuma has said that flags should fly at half mast in his honour and that public memorial service will also be held. Mr...

Meningitis Outbreak Kills Over 100 Nigerians

1 day ago /
Health  Nation 

At least 140 people have been killed in a meningitis outbreak in six states in Nigeria, including the federal capital, Abuja.  More than 80 of the deaths occurred in north-western Zamfara state. Confirming the news, a director at Nigeria's centre for disease control, Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzol, said the death toll...

Ghana President Bans Purchase Of Government Vehicles

1 day ago /
International News 

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has banned the purchase of new state vehicles, as the government continues to look for more than 200 that it says went missing under the previous administration, local media report. The moratorium applies to all government ministries, departments and agencies, according to Joy Online , which quoted a letter from...


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