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Sanchez's Man United form will improve with a goal - Solskjaer

Sanchez's Man United form will improve with a goal - Solskjaer

2019-02-18 04:36:41

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez is one goal away from regaining his confidence and opening the floodgates, reckons caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Sanchez has only scored two goals in all competitions for United this season and the Chile international is no longer a guaranteed starter under Solskjaer, with in-form youngsters Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford preferred up front. "If he could just get that goal, I am sure that would release some of his confidence," Solskjaer told reporters ahead of Monday's FA Cup trip to Chelsea. "That is what it is about when you go through periods when you… continue reading


Economy as epicenter of elections brouhaha in 2019

Economy as epicenter of elections brouhaha in 2019

2019-02-18 04:28:37

Barely 24 hours to the kick off of 2019 general elections, which were botched at the last minute, the National Bureau of Statistics said the country yearly inflation dropped to 11.37 per cent in January, down from the seven-month high it reached in December, at 11.44 per cent. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has had a running battle taming inflation numbers in nearly two years, with a mix of interest rate hike and foreign exchange management. By analysts’ estimates, the efforts have been largely successful. However, the ongoing electioneering may have something contrary for the assessed monetary policy successes… continue reading


Pray or elections may not hold, CAN warns Nigerians

Pray or elections may not hold, CAN warns Nigerians

2019-02-18 04:13:51

The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on Nigerians to pray this week if they want the general elections to hold. President of the association, Rev Samson Ayokunle, made the call during a service at the Trinity Baptist Church, Ajobo, Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Sunday. He said, “About what is happening in the country, I want you to pray very well this week. If it’s about the things we see in the spirit, it is not sure that elections will hold at all. We won’t want elections to hold like they didn’t hold; if that should happen, it would… continue reading


APC, PDP defy INEC, vow to continue campaigns

APC, PDP defy INEC, vow to continue campaigns

2019-02-18 04:10:08

Political parties participating in the 2019 general elections have said they will not obey the directive of the Independent National Electoral Commission that they should stop campaigns after the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday morning. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, had on Saturday while giving reasons for the postponement of the elections, said campaigns had ended on Thursday. But the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party and the Coalition of United Political Parties, on Sunday said they would never obey the order, saying that they would continue their campaigns. We will continue our campaigns… continue reading


One year after, Leah Sharibu’s family begs Buhari for rescue

One year after, Leah Sharibu’s family begs Buhari for rescue

2019-02-11 06:19:15

The family of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirl Leah Sharibu yesterday again pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to secure the release of their daughter who has been in captivity of the Boko Haram terrorist group since February 19, 2018. The plea came on the back of social media reports that the Christian schoolgirl could have been killed by his captors. The Federal Government has debunked the claims and described the reports as “absolute fake news.” Miss Sharibu’s mother, Rebecca yesterday asked the government not to allow her daughter to be killed by the terrorists. She spoke at a press conference organised… continue reading


Yoruba Community in Plateau sensitises members on security during election.

Yoruba Community in Plateau sensitises members on security during election.

2019-02-11 06:11:16

Ahead of the general elections, the Yoruba community in Plateau State has called on its members to be vigilant during this elections period and remain peaceful and law-abiding during and after the exercise. This is even as a coalition of Civil Society Organisations under the aegis of Women Situation Room in Nigeria has held a rally to sensitized citizens of Plateau State on the need to ensure a hitch-free exercise. The Yoruba Community Development Association, YCDA, in a statement issued in Jos and signed by its Chairman, John Ogunmola and Secretary, Taiye Adesola said: “We call on our members who… continue reading


PDP reacts as Buhari says corruption threatens Feb 16 poll

PDP reacts as Buhari says corruption threatens Feb 16 poll

2019-02-11 06:05:10

Six days to the general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday raised the alarm that corrupt politicians could use their loot to undermine Saturday’s elections. Buhari, in an op-ed he personally wrote, justified his administration’s anti-corruption war. However, the Peoples Democratic Party said the President’s declaration was a sign that he was afraid of a looming defeat in the February 16 presidential election. The President, however, said that corrupt people had humongous resources at their disposal to engage in vote-buying and undermine the polls. Writing on the title, “Corruption threatens Nigeria – and its election,” he stated, “The battle against… continue reading


Obasanjo, a beneficiary of rigged polls, says Tinubu

Obasanjo, a beneficiary of rigged polls, says Tinubu

2019-02-06 04:38:52

The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, yesterday described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a beneficiary of rigged elections.At the party’s presidential rally in Akure, the Ondo State capital, Tinubu alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under former Obasanjo, rigged elections in its favour in 2003 and 2007. Tinubu, who said the PDP was crying wolf about rigging in the forthcoming polls because it lacked capacity to win, added that Obasanjo who was among those raising the allegation benefitted from manipulated elections in the past. He implored the people to vote and prevent their… continue reading


Shettima weeps over Boko Haram resurgence

Shettima weeps over Boko Haram resurgence

2019-01-08 05:08:56

Governor Kashim Shettima wept yesterday when he led elders of Borno State to meet President Muhammadu Buhari over the Boko Haram crisis. He arrived at the Presidential Villa at about 2.30 p.m. looking despondent and went straight to the council chamber, venue of the meeting, where he spoke amid tears. The meeting was a follow up to an emergency security session in Maiduguri last Monday, which deliberated on the resurgence of Boko Haram activities in parts of the state. The governor nevertheless expressed confidence in the ability of the president to restore normalcy to the troubled state. He said: “Between… continue reading


We want varsities to re-open by weekend, says FG

We want varsities to re-open by weekend, says FG

2019-01-08 04:29:12

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said the eight-week old strike embarked upon by the union would continue until an agreement was reached by the members on government proposals concerning their demands. Ogunyemi said this after the end of a three-hour meeting between the leadership of the union and government representatives, led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige. The minister said after the meeting that N20bn out of N105bn earned allowance would be released soon by the FG to offset outstanding arrears of 2009/2012 audit verified earnings in the university… continue reading


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