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By Ozioruva Aliu BENIN CITY – A High Court of Justice in Ekpoma Judicial Division, in Edo State has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and others, from “removing, preventing or purporting to exclude the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki or any of other aspirants who have been cleared by the party from participating ...

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By Urowayino Jeremiah A chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo state and the Director of Communication and Media for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation, Prince John Mayaki has said that APC does not need the permission of Governor Godwin Obaseki, to conduct the party’s Primaries, noting that Direct mode of primary adopted was in line with the Governor’s ...

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Trent Alexander-Arnold has hailed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as the dream maker who has carried his club to the brink of the Premier League title. Klopp’s side are two wins away from being crowned English champions for the first time in 30 years. They return to action for the first time since the Premier League’s coronavirus hiatus when they face ...

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National Assembly By Dirisu Yakubu   Stakeholders in the nation’s health sector have taken a cursory look at the sector under President Muhammadu Buhari-led government and are unanimous in their rating that the administration failed to walk its own talk as contained in its campaign promises. Following the merger of legacy parties in 2013 into what is today the All ...

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Obaseki Godwin By Dirisu Yakubu Ahead of his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, this week, Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, is set to join the opposition with thousands of supporters including all 18 local government chairmen in the state. Obaseki, who formally tendered his resignation from the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Tuesday is perfecting strategies that would ...

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Lai Mohammed … As NPAN solicits for incentives By Emmanuel Elebeke The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has commended the Nigerian media for their support for the ongoing fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The Minister, who made the call on Tuesday at a virtual meeting with the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN), also appealed for more ...

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Fernando Santos Portugal coach Fernando Santos has extended his contract in charge of the national team until the 2024 European Championship, the Portuguese football federation said on Tuesday. Santos was appointed after the 2014 World Cup and led Portugal to success at Euro 2016, as well as the Nations League last year. READ ALSO: Ronaldo and Portugal squad give amateur clubs ...

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By Chinonso Alozie – Owerri The Igbo National Council, INC, Monday said that it has launched Operation Lion Walk to take over the forest as against the continued reported killings by armed herdsmen in Igboland. The President of INC, in Owerri, Chilos Godsent, disclosed this after he said that the launching of the operation lion walk, followed the quit notice ...

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File: Children affected by poverty …Unemployment to rise by 33.6%, as Nigeria loses N185bn monthly …Reps seek radical measures to avert recession, pass 37 bills By Johnbosco Agbakwuru and  Tordue Salem, Abuja The Federal Government said, yesterday that before the pandemic runs out,  millions more Nigerians would be under extreme poverty, while the Gross Domestic Product, GDP, might likely fall ...

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By Peter Okutu Two suspected members of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra MASSOB were yesterday arraigned in an Abakaliki Magistrate Court 7 for wearing the face mask belonging to the group. The duo one, Mr Uchanna Innocent aged 36 and Areji Emmanuel aged 42 were arraigned on a two-count charge of breaching of public peace ...

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The deceased, Miss Vera Uwaila By Morak Babajide-Alabi Once again, the death of the 22-year-old Nigerian university student Vera Uwalia Omozuwa has shifted the discussion about rape to the forefront. Uwa died on Saturday, May 30, three few days after being physically and sexually assaulted by unknown individuals. According to reports, the student had gone to a quiet church near ...

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Emma Uja, Abuja Bureau Chief IMF The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has disbursed US$10 billion to 27 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to enable them to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The IMF spokesman, Mr. Gerry Rice, disclosed this at a press briefing in Washington DC this afternoon. According to him, the multilateral organisation’s disbursement in the last 10 weeks ...

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As investors indicate interest in 57 marginal fields By Udeme Akpan A map of Nigeria Nigeria is set to prolong its longevity as a major gas-producing nation, following the recent increase of natural reserves from 201 trillion standard cubic feet, SCF to 203.16 trillion SCF, representing a marginal increase of 0.57 percent in one year. The director/CEO, Department of Petroleum ...

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The family of a Libyan smuggler killed by migrants have taken revenge by killing 26 Bangladeshis and four Africans, the country’s UN-recognised government said Thursday. The killings allegedly by the Libyan smuggler’s family took place in the town of Mezdah, some 150 kilometres (95 miles) south of the North African country’s capital Tripoli, the interior ministry said. It said the ...

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The Premier League is set to return on Wednesday 17 June, with Aston Villa hosting Sheffield United and Manchester City at home to Arsenal, according to a report. The 2019/2020 campaign was brought to a screeching halt back in March due to the COVID-19 outbreak, while ‘Project Restart’ has been ramped up in recent days with clubs approving a return ...

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Buruji Kashamu …says at 75, Bayo Dayo remains the greatest betrayer of all times James Ogunnaike A chieftain of People’s Democratic Party, PDP and former Senator for Ogun East Senatorial district in the eight assemblies, Senator Buruji Kashamu has reacted to the allegation that the former Chairman of the party in Ogun State, Engr Bayo Dayo was being hounded because ...

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By Levinus Nwabughiogu  A call has been made to Nigerian parents and caregivers in the society to educate children living with disabilities on appropriate measures to protect themselves from Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. The National Orientation Agency (NOA), FCT Directorate in collaboration with Business and Professional Women (Premier Club) Nigeria on a campaign against Discrimination Against Children Living With Disabilities made ...

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Emeka Nwajiuba Mr Emeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education, says the Federal Ministry of Education will not take any risk over reopening of schools in the face of COVID-19. Nwajiuba said this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news conference on Wednesday in Abuja. He said that the schools would not reopen until government was sure ...

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Professor Maurice Iwu Professor Maurice Iwu has said the challenge of herbal medicine in Nigeria is the lack of government support and Nigerians’ deposition to local products. Professor Iwu, who is Chairman of Imo State Government-instituted COVID-19 Management Committee, however, noted that people will soon embrace the use of foods and herbs, as there was gradual realisation of the benefits. ...

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