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Trump heads to Paris but Russia scandal travels with him

Trump heads to Paris but Russia scandal travels with him

2017-07-13 08:19:29

US President Donald Trump was Thursday headed to Paris, hoping to find respite from the deepening scandal over alleged Russian efforts to secure his White House victory that has ensnared his eldest son. During a lightning visit full of pomp and ceremony, Trump will be the guest of honour at France’s Bastille Day festivities after a trip to Napoleon’s tomb and a Michelin-starred dinner at the Eiffel Tower. Trump and his host, recently-elected French President Emmanuel Macron, will watch troops parade down the Champs-Elysees and mark 100 years since America entered World War I on France’s side. Back home, Trump… continue reading


Afenifere faults ACF for giving conditions for restructuring

Afenifere faults ACF for giving conditions for restructuring

2017-07-13 08:17:40

The Arewa Consultative Forum on Wednesday gave conditions for the restructuring of the country. According to the forum, the word ‘restructuring’ should be properly defined to all Nigerians. The ACF, in a communiqué issued by its publicity secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim, at the end of its National Executive Council meeting said the northern group had keenly observed the nationwide debate on restructuring. It said, “The ACF has observed with keen interest the current nationwide debate on the restructuring of the country as being canvassed by some people, groups and even prominent citizens. “The term, restructuring, however, means different things to… continue reading


Enyeama not ready for Super Eagles now, says Shorunmu

Enyeama not ready for Super Eagles now, says Shorunmu

2017-07-13 08:11:48

Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper trainer, Ike Shorunmu has called on the national team manager, Gernot Rohr, to handle with caution the issue of goalkeepers for the country’s 2018 World Cup qualifying matches against Cameroon slated for Uyo next month and September. Shorunmu, who expressed shock over the health condition of Super Eagles number one, Carl Ikeme, which has automatically excluded him from the Cameroun clash, said picking a replacement for the crucial games ahead needed careful planning. He advised Rohr to look beyond former Super Eagles’ Captain, Vincent Enyeama, saying the Lille of France goalkeeper is tuned off the team,… continue reading


Osinbajo holds secret meeting with President Buhari in London

Osinbajo holds secret meeting with President Buhari in London

2017-07-12 08:12:45

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday secretly travelled to London in the United Kingdom where he held a meeting with ailing President Muhammadu Buhari.This is coming as the Federal Executive Council (FEC) holds tomorrow. The Acting President presides over the Council. Details of the unannounced trip were not made known at press time by officials of the presidency.Osinbajo had earlier attended the Presidential Quarterly Business Forum which held in the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The venue of the two leaders’ meeting in London was not disclosed, but a tweet by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu… continue reading


Adeleke receives certificate of return in Abuja

Adeleke receives certificate of return in Abuja

2017-07-12 08:10:53

The winner of the Osun West Senatorial by-election in Osun State, Mr. Ademola Adeleke has received his certificate of return.The Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr. Adedeji Soyebi presented the certificate to him in Abuja yesterday Soyebi said the commission would continue to improve on the conduct of free, fair and credible elections in the country. Adeleke, who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was the younger brother to the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke. The INEC commissioner commended the people of Osun South West for conducting themselves orderly in the election.He advised the… continue reading


Abdulsalami, Kukah call for restraint over hate speeches

Abdulsalami, Kukah call for restraint over hate speeches

2017-07-12 08:08:53

Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar and Rev. Father Hassan Matthew Kukah yesterday in Abuja took a swipe at the political elite promoting hate speeches and calling for a break-up of the country. They however, commended Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for taking proactive steps to nip the divisive rhetorics and separatist sentiments in the bud.A statement on the state of the nation signed by Abubakar who is Chairman and Kukah, Convener of the National Peace Committee said the developments are of serious concern to the peace committee. They commended the Acting President for engaging with leaders of influence across… continue reading


Osinbajo appoints 19 judges for national industrial court

Osinbajo appoints 19 judges for national industrial court

2017-07-12 08:07:29

The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 19 judges for National Industrial Court of Nigeria.The appointment was based on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC). According to a statement issued yesterday by the Director of Information, NJC, Mr. Soji Oye, the newly-appointed judges would be sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Friday, July 14, 2017. The judges include Targema John Iorngee from Benue State, Namtari Mahmood Abba (Adamawa), Nweneka Gerald Ikechi (Rivers), Kado Sanusi (Katsina), Adeniyi Sinmisola Oluyinka (Ogun) and Abiola Adunola Adewemimo (Osun). Opeloye Ogunbowale A. represented… continue reading


Tottenham in last-minute bid to steal Iheanacho from Leicester

Tottenham in last-minute bid to steal Iheanacho from Leicester

2017-07-12 08:05:38

Reports in the English media last night say Tottenham Hotspur have emerged as late contenders in the race to sign Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho.The 20-year-old Nigerian international Iheanacho has long been linked with a departure from the Etihad, with the arrival of Gabriel Jesus at the club earlier this year pushing the youngster further down the attacking pecking order behind the Brazilian and fellow South American superstar Sergio Aguero. It was reported on Monday afternoon that Leicester City had secured a deal for the youngster worth a fee in the region of £25 million, having beaten off interest from… continue reading


Nigeria’s unity in dilemma, says Atiku Abubakar

Nigeria’s unity in dilemma, says Atiku Abubakar

2017-07-11 08:16:45

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday disclosed that the call for restructuring has placed the country’s unity in a dilemma. He spoke in Kano when he paid a condolence visit to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje over the death of the Danmasanin Kano, Yusuf Maitama Sule. Atiku disclosed that the demise of Maitama has further dIMMED the hope of a united Nigeria, which is currently being threatened. Extolling the virtues of the late former Nigeria’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations (UN), Atiku described him as a unifying factor, whom would be greatly missed. “The late Danmasani Kano epitomised the unity… continue reading


Kenyan MPs to get 15% pay cut

Kenyan MPs to get 15% pay cut

2017-07-11 08:15:39

Kenyan MPs, who are some of the best paid lawmakers in the world, are to get a pay cut intended to reduce the public wage bill. The MPs' $7,200 (£5,500) monthly pay will be cut by 15% and they will lose some generous allowances. The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) said that the salary review was part of a plan to reduce Kenya's public sector wages by 35%. The average income in Kenya is $150 a month. The new salaries will be effective after the 8 August election. Africa Live: More on this and other stories The review will affect… continue reading


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