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Unnamed Nigerians bid to host Joshua-Klitschko rematch in Abuja

Unnamed Nigerians bid to host Joshua-Klitschko rematch in Abuja

2017-07-10 07:52:15

Nigerians may yet watch live in Abuja the much-anticipated world heavyweight boxing title rematch between holder, Anthony Joshua and former champion, Wladmir Klitschko. IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has been told there are two bids on the table from Nigeria to stage his rematch against Wladimir Klitschko, according to The Sun. Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport, has been sifting through mega-money offers to put the fight on in Nigeria’s capital Abuja and a decision is expected early this week on where and if the clash goes ahead. This past April, Joshua got off the floor in… continue reading


Tompolo’s kinsmen threaten to shut down Chevron operation

Tompolo’s kinsmen threaten to shut down Chevron operation

2017-06-27 08:11:45

Graduates from Egbema and Gbaramatu Kingdoms, the hometown of ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, in Delta State, have threatened to shut down the operations of Chevron Nigeria Limited in the area if it fails to convert its graduate operator/maintenance trainees into permanent workers within 48 hours. The graduates, under the aegis of KOMBOT-Egbema and Gbaramatu Graduates Association, said they took the decision following the failure of Chevron to convert them into full members of staff after completing their 18-month graduate training programme with the oil giant. In a statement signed by their President and Secretary, Mr. Yabrade Moses… continue reading


38 Nigerian universities raised tuition, says ASUU

38 Nigerian universities raised tuition, says ASUU

2017-06-27 08:06:40

No fewer than 38 universities across the country have increased their tuition fees as a result of poor funding by the federal and state governments. The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr. Deji Omole, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja yesterday. The statement, which assessed the two years of President Muhammadu Buhari in office, lamented that the current government had made Nigerians poorer. Omole said that the public education was not taken seriously because most children of the rich and those in high offices do not… continue reading


Trade volume of Nigeria, Mexico hits $600m

Trade volume of Nigeria, Mexico hits $600m

2017-06-27 08:02:45

Trade volume between Nigeria and Mexico has grown exponentially from $166.5 million in 2012 to $600 million in 2016. Deputy Head of Mission of the Mexican Embassy, Rodrigo Tenorio, stated this in Abuja on the sideline of a roundtable for working business discussion on trade mission to Mexico organised by the Nigerian-Mexican Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NMCCI) and Mexican Embassy. “Though the figure may be small but in reality it is a huge transaction that we have in the last 15 years which was $45 million. What that means is that it has grown more than 500 times and… continue reading


It’s time to restructure Nigeria, says Babangida

It’s time to restructure Nigeria, says Babangida

2017-06-27 08:00:51

Former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), has lent his voice to the now strident call for the restructuring of the country to achieve true federalism, devolution of power and creation of state police. According to him, the Nigerian federation, as currently structured, is in need of reforms that will emphasise the individual strength and advantages of the component units so that governments can really work to improve the lives of Nigerians. Babangida, a major player in the country’s power politics, was involved in all the major putsches that threw up military regimes from 1976 . He ruled the country… continue reading


Eagles won’t rate Cameroon based on Confederations Cup outing, says NFF

Eagles won’t rate Cameroon based on Confederations Cup outing, says NFF

2017-06-27 07:54:57

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says the Super Eagles would not use the performance by Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the on-going FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia as yardstick in rating them ahead of their World Cup qualifiers in August. The Eagles have a double-header with the Lions on August 28 in Uyo with the return fixture four days later in Limbe. Cameroun, who are the African champions, were knocked out of the Confederations Cup in Russia on Sunday following a 3-1 defeat to Germany, exiting with one point from three matches. Speaking with The Guardian yesterday, Secretary General of… continue reading


Osinbajo receives Ghanaian president

Osinbajo receives Ghanaian president

2017-06-26 08:11:44

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday evening received visiting President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana at his Akinola Aguda House, official residence, Abuja. Discussions between the two leaders touched on the forthcoming African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, ongoing negotiations on the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), and the revitalization of the Ghana-Nigeria Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation. During the meeting, according to a statement midnight Sunday, the two leaders also highlighted the critical role that Nigeria and Ghana play as the “centrepiece” of ECOWAS and the West African sub-region. While extending his good wishes to President Muhammadu Buhari, President… continue reading


Urhobo leaders urge Clark, Bozimo to intervene in land dispute

Urhobo leaders urge Clark, Bozimo to intervene in land dispute

2017-06-26 08:08:39

The President General of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Moses Taiga has urged the Ijaw national leader, Edwin Clark, to intervene in alleged encroachment on its land to avert another communal clash. Taiga made the call after a meeting with the traditional ruler of Agbarha-Warri, Orhifi Ememoh II and his counterparts in Udu and Aladja kingdoms.They also tasked another Ijaw leader and former Minister of Police Affair, Mr. Broderick Bozimo to stop the alleged encroachment. According to him, the intervention was necessary to avert a repeat of the perennial clashes in the area, which have claimed many lives over the years.He… continue reading


Sultan asks government to move against killer herdsmen

Sultan asks government to move against killer herdsmen

2017-06-26 08:07:16

As Muslims celebrated the end of Ramadan fast yesterday, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar urged the Federal Government to move against killer herdsmen across the country. The royal father, in his Eid-el-Fitr message yesterday, noted that genuine herdsmen do not carry guns, but only go about with their cows, holding sticks. He acknowledged that there could be bad eggs among the Fulani, but insisted that those carrying arms and perpetrating heinous crimes are not herdsmen. “They are criminals and they should be treated as such,” Sultan said. He therefore urged the government to urgently uncover the sources… continue reading


CBN sustains financial inclusion engagements in Lagos

CBN sustains financial inclusion engagements in Lagos

2017-06-26 08:00:42

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), at the weekend, engaged entrepreneurs and residents in Lagos on its various intervention programmes meant to stimulate the economy and boost people’s living standards. With the theme: “Promoting financial stability and economic development,” the bank reiterated its determination on enlightening the public about their rights and privileges with respect to customer relationship with commercial banks. The event came on the heels of a similar forum the apex bank had with Ogun State farmers and Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SME) operators in Abeokuta, also in efforts to bring more people into the formal financial… continue reading


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