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UK Votes To Leave European Union

11 months ago /
International News 

The Leave campaign has won the UK's EU referendum, after 43 years in a historic referendum making it the first country to vote to leave the Union. Leave won by 52% to 48% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the...

Former Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi Dies Aged 54

11 months ago /
Sports  

One of Nigerian football's best-known figures, a former captain of the Nigeria national team, one of only two men to win the Africa Cup of Nations both as a player and a coach; Stephen Keshi, has died at the age of 54. As a player, Keshi was part of the...

Election Tribunal Dismisses Idris Wada’s Petition Against Yahaya Bello’s Election

11 months ago /
Politics 

Kogi State governorship election tribunal has dismissed the petition by Captain Idris Wada of the PDP challenging the election of Yahaya Bello as the Governor.

Speaker Dogara Introduces Electronic Voting, e-Parliament In Reps

12 months ago /

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has introduced electronic voting system in the conduct of activities of the House. Dogara, who last Thursday announced the adoption of the e-voting system, said it was in compliance with the 8th Assembly’s Legislative Agenda. Consequently, forms have been distributed...

Breaking: Chibok Girls: First Kidnapped Girl Found

1 year ago /
Security 

One of the missing Chibok girls has been found in Nigeria, activists say - the first since they were taken by Boko Haram militants two years ago. The 276 girls were taken from their secondary school in north-east Nigeria by the Boko Haram in April 2014. Activists confirmed to the BBC that...

Tottenham Boss Mauricio Pochettino Signs Contract Extension

1 year ago /

Tottenham Coach Mauricio Pochettino has signed a contract to extend his time at Spurs until 2021.  The 44 year old, was appointed in May 2014 on a five-year deal and guided Spurs to a fifth-place finish in the Premier League and a League Cup final in his first season in charge. Tottenham’s...

Breaking: Mousa Dembele Banned For Six Matches After Altercation With Diego Costa

1 year ago /

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele, has been handed a hefty punishment after an incident with the Chelsea striker in Monday's ill-tempered Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge The Spurs midfielder has been handed a six-game ban by the Football Association (FA) after the Tottenham midfielder admitted a charge of violent conduct relating to...

Breaking: President Buhari Signs 2016 Budget Into Law

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Buhari has officially signed the 2016 Budget into law at the state house. Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and the chairmen of the National Assembly appropriation committees, Senator Danjuma Goje, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara and Honourable Abdulmumin Jibrin were among those present for the signing ceremony. President Buhari...

Kenya Arrests Three Members Of ISIS-Linked Group

1 year ago /
Security 

Three Kenyan suspected members of an Islamic State affiliate have been arrested for allegedly planning an anthrax attack, Kenyan police said on Tuesday. The man and two women arrested on Friday were part of “an East Africa terror group network, that has links to ISIL,” another name for the Islamic State...

Governor Bello Confirms Release Of Kidnapped Osun State Government Officials

1 year ago /
Security 

The governor of Kogi state has announced the release of the kidnapped Osun state government officials on Monday. The governor who announced this in a press release through his Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Kingsley Fanwo said kidnapped Osun State Government Officials were released at about 4pm on sunday. The three officials...

Breaking: Danladi Umar Throw Out Saraki's Lawyer

1 year ago /
Nation 

Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), has asked security to throw out Raphael Oluyede, one of the lawyers of Senate President Bukola Saraki, for talking back at him. Umar also “threw away” an application by Saraki asking him to withdraw from his trial. Speaking on the application, the...

CAF Champions League: Enyimba Progress To Second Round

1 year ago /

Nigeria Professional League champions, Enyimba FC, have qualified for the group stage of the CAF Champions League Wednesday night. Enyimba who lost 3-0 after regulation time are Nigeria’s remaining team in CAF Club competitions this season. The Nigerian side go through after defeating Tunisian side Etoile De Sahel on penalties after first...

 

Breaking: Confusion At Nnamdi Azikwe Airport As Passengers Obstruct Boarding

1 year ago /
Transport  

Passengers at the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport have obstructed boarding due to delayed flights. The passengers who complained to have been left stranded by the airline say they wont allow boarding except flight to their destination iks provided.    More details to follow......

Breaking: Court Orders Saraki To Face Trial AT CCT

1 year ago /

Justice of the federal high court, Abuja, Abdul Kafarati, has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to face trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The judge dismissed Saraki’s fundamental rights suit to quash the charges against him at the CCT for lacking in merit. “It appears to me all that the...

Breaking: Manchester City Draw Real Madrid In Champions League Semi Final

1 year ago /

Athletico Madrid also draw Bayern Munich

Breaking: Senate passes 2016 budget

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Wednesday, passed the 2016 Appropriation Bill sent to joint session of the national assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari, on December 22, 2015. Following a motion by Senator Danjuma Goje on Wednesday for the passage of 2016 Appropriation of N6.07trillion and seconded by Senator Andy Uba, the...

Breaking: National Insurance Commission Staff Lock Office In Protest

1 year ago /

The staff of National Insurance Commission have lock down the head office in Abuja in protest. Early Monday morning the staff of National Insurance commission (NAICOM) locked the gate to the office in Abuja in protest of what they called poor condition of service. The protesters carried placards with various messages ranging...

 

BREAKING: NAICOM Staff Embark on Peaceful Demonstration

1 year ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Members of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) in NAICOM (National Insurance Commission) have taken to the streets this morning in protest of a myriad of challenges it has with its management. The peaceful demonstration according to the Union’s President Abdulghaniyu is...

Breaking: Kogi State Governor Puts Forestry Activities On Hold

1 year ago /
Environment 

The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has directed that all forestry activities in Kogi State should be put on hold with immediate effect. The Governor's directive which was conveyed through the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Ayoade Folashade became imperative in view of the increased level of forest...