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FIFA approves Nigeria, Argentina friendly

FIFA approves Nigeria, Argentina friendly

2017-11-04 08:51:31

World football-governing body, FIFA, has approved the friendly match between Nigeria and Argentina as scheduled in Krasnodar, Russia, on November 14. This was contained in a letter forwarded to the Football Union of Russia, addressed to the General Secretary, Aleksandr Alaev, and signed by FIFA’s Director of Competitions, Christian Unger. The letter, dated October 31, read, “FIFA would like to thank you for complying with the regulations governing international matches by submitting the relevant information and authorisations for the following tier 1 international match: Argentina vs Nigeria, Krasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar, November 14, 2017. “In accordance with Article 7 of the… continue reading


IPOB mocks Ohanaeze, South East govs for losing SGF seat

IPOB mocks Ohanaeze, South East govs for losing SGF seat

2017-11-03 10:03:56

The Indigenous People of Biafra on Thursday described as “a shame” the Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership and the South-East governors failed bid to clinch the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to the geopolitical zone. President Muhammadu Buhari recently appointed Mr. Boss Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation. This was after the President accepted the recommendation of the panel to terminate the appointment of the former SGF, Mr. Babachir Lawal. In a statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB said its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was visionary and prophetic to… continue reading


Buhari running ‘chop – I – chop’ government, says Ayodele Fayose

Buhari running ‘chop – I – chop’ government, says Ayodele Fayose

2017-11-03 09:28:52

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime as a “chop-I-chop” government. This was contained in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, in Ado Ekiti yesterday. Fayose flayed Buhari’s promise to members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) would be expanded to bring in more party supporters. He said: “Since those who manipulated votes for Buhari, especially in the north have already been settled with our collective wealth, it appears that it is now the turn of those they believe would assist… continue reading


Abuja airport N61.2b terminal opens February 2018

Abuja airport N61.2b terminal opens February 2018

2017-11-03 09:14:32

All things being equal, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport’s (NAIA) new terminal in Abuja will open for operations February next year. The terminal, built at the estimated cost of N61.2 billion ($200 million) is a partnership between the Nigerian government and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC). The new terminal, according to state officials, is to offer befitting service to airport users that are visiting the Federal Capital and accommodate new traffic on account of the second runway already penciled for 2018. The National Assembly joint committee on aviation, on an oversight function Tuesday, was impressed with the level… continue reading


US sends supersonic bombers over South Korea

US sends supersonic bombers over South Korea

2017-11-03 08:45:57

US bombers overflew the Korean peninsula yesterday as part of an exercise with Japanese and South Korean warplanes, the US Air Force said, days before President Donald Trump arrives in the region for a trip set to be dominated by the nuclear-armed North. Tensions are high over Pyongyang’s ballistic missile and atomic programmes, which in recent months have seen it test ICBMs and carry out its sixth nuclear blast. Flights by supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers in the area always infuriate North Korea, which condemned the drill as “blackmail” early today. Two B-1B aircraft took off from Andersen Air Force Base… continue reading


Arsenal Beach Soccer team to play at COPA Lagos

Arsenal Beach Soccer team to play at COPA Lagos

2017-11-03 08:24:04

The annual beach soccer tournament organized by Kinetic Sports has disclosed that the Arsenal Beach Soccer team will feature in this year’s event scheduled for December 8 to 10 at Eko Atlantic City. This is the first time the Arsenal Beach Soccer team will be coming to Africa and Nigeria. Arsenal Beach Soccer team are the current Cup holders of the English National League, after lifting the title in London with a 7-2 win over the erstwhile champions, Silesia BS St Neots. The team has expressed excitement for the opportunity in featuring in this year’s edition of COPA Lagos. Every… continue reading


Anxiety grips banks over Nov. 3 deadline for BVN

Anxiety grips banks over Nov. 3 deadline for BVN

2017-11-02 10:36:39

Banks were gripped by the fear of a major liquidity crisis should the government pull out funds belonging to customers without Bank Verification Number (BVN). The deadline given by the court for such customers to lose their cash is tomorrow. Justice Dimgba Igwe of the Federal High Court, ruling on an ex parte application filed by the Federal Government through the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation on October 21, granted the temporary forfeiture of such cash within two weeks unless the owners justify their ownership of such accounts. There has been confusion over the status of such funds… continue reading


Fayose reiterates call for Justice Abang sack

Fayose reiterates call for Justice Abang sack

2017-11-02 10:31:43

Say; “He’s polluting the judiciary” Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has reiterated his call for the sack of controversial Federal High Court Judge, Okon Abang, saying “Justice Abang has polluted the judiciary enough and the National Judicial Council (NJC) must save the judiciary from what has now become the Abang’s embarrassment by showing him the way out of the bench.” In a statement issued on Thursday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said; “Specifically, on August 18, 2016, five Appeal Court justices in their judgment in the case of Abia State… continue reading


Agip spends $5.4 billion on job creation

Agip spends $5.4 billion on job creation

2017-11-02 10:17:11

The Vice Chairman/Managing Director, Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NOAC), Massimo Insulla, has said the Italian oil giant has spent over $5.4 billion in-country, to create jobs and boost economy. He said the oil firm is supporting and celebrating the rapid growth of Nigerian content in the oil and gas industry in order to motivate more local players. He stated this at the 2017 Nigerian Content activities organised by NAOC at the Presidential Hotel, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, with concentration on Indigenous Technology and ENI/Universities Collaborative Research Forum and Exhibition, which was also used to sign a pact with the… continue reading


Catalan Politicians Appear Before Spanish Court

Catalan Politicians Appear Before Spanish Court

2017-11-02 10:03:12

MADRID — Ousted Catalan government members and lawmakers began arriving at two Spanish courts in Madrid today to face possible charges of rebellion for having declared the region’s independence. Twenty regional politicians, including sacked regional government president Carles Puigdemont, were called to appear after the chief prosecutor demanded they be charged with rebellion, sedition and embezzlement following the Catalan parliament’s declaration of secession Oct. 27. Spain took the unprecedented step of seizing control of Catalonia following the declaration and later sacked the Cabinet, dissolved the regional Parliament and called fresh regional elections for Dec. 21. Ousted president declines Puigdemont, who… continue reading


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