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Pro-Boxing: Negotiations for Joshua, Wilder fight intensify in New York

Pro-Boxing: Negotiations for Joshua, Wilder fight intensify in New York

2018-04-18 09:46:04

Promoter Eddie Hearn will hold a meeting with Deontay Wilder’s team in New York next week as negotiations continue for a fight against Anthony Joshua for all the heavyweight world titles. Joshua is still waiting to receive a counter offer from WBC king Wilder, who did not accept a reported flat fee of $12.5m for a massive showdown with the British star, the IBF, WBA and WBO belt holder. But Hearn will head out to America to resume talks with Wilder’s backers about the blockbuster bout for the right to become the heavyweight division’s undisputed champion. “I’m going to look… continue reading


Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

2018-04-18 09:27:16

Former US first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, triggering an outpouring of praise for the matriarch of a Republican family once at the apex of American politics. “A former first lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 92,” said a statement from the office of George H.W. Bush. They were married for 73 years. Barbara Bush has long been considered the rock at the center of one of America’s most prominent political families, as the wife… continue reading


Falae visits Obasanjo, says Buhari has failed

Falae visits Obasanjo, says Buhari has failed

2018-04-18 09:18:32

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has not performed well, adding that he was expecting him not to seek re-election in 2019. He said this on Tuesday while fielding questions from journalists after he paid a private visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He said the current administration had failed in its primary responsibility of protecting lives and property, arguing that Nigerians were being slaughtered daily and government could not stop the ugly trend. Though he described Buhari… continue reading


Court affirms Adetimehin as Ondo APC chairman

Court affirms Adetimehin as Ondo APC chairman

2018-04-17 17:58:31

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo state, on Tuesday dismissed a suit challenging the suspension of the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Hon. Isaacs Kekemeke. The court however upheld that the appointment of Mr Ade Adetimehin as the state Acting Chairman was in order. Two members of the party, Gboyega Adedipe and Desmond Dejumola had approached the court, challenging the suspension of Kekemeke by the party leadership in the state. The Court, however, held that the two plaintiffs, Adedipe and Dejumolad lacked the locus standi to institute the case, saying only the sacked… continue reading


Motorcyclist commits suicide after losing bike in football bet

Motorcyclist commits suicide after losing bike in football bet

2018-04-17 12:45:22

A middle-aged commercial motorcyclist in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, identified as Ekene Ugwuanyi, has reportedly committed suicide for losing his motorbike to football betting. The incident was said to have occurred at a public viewing centre in Oko-Erin area of the town after the return leg match between FC Barcelona of Spain and AS Roma of Italy played in Italy. It was reliably gathered that the 25 -year-old deceased reportedly bet with his motorcycle that Barcelona , having won 4-1 in the first leg played at Nou Camp, Spain, would win the return leg and get through to the semi-final… continue reading


Federal health workers begin indefinite nationwide strike today

Federal health workers begin indefinite nationwide strike today

2018-04-17 12:30:39

Federal health workers under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Unions says it will embark on an indefinite strike following the failure of the Federal Government to implement the agreement it reached with health workers last year. JOHESU said this in a statement signed by its National Chairman, Biobelemoye Josiah; and its National Secretary, Florence Ekpebor, on Monday. The union recalled that it called off its nationwide strike on September 30, 2017 after signing the memorandum of terms of settlement which was to be implemented within five weeks after the date of suspension of the strike. It noted that… continue reading


Paul Pogba can go: Jose Mourinho to let £89m star leave Manchester United ... with Anthony Martial, Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian also set to be sold

Paul Pogba can go: Jose Mourinho to let £89m star leave Manchester United ... with Anthony Martial, Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian also set to be sold

2018-04-17 10:19:05

Mourinho has run out of patience with the club's record signing and has included Pogba on a list of players who can be sold as he attempts to close the gap on new champions Manchester City. The prospect of Pogba leaving Old Trafford two years after returning to the club for £89million has moved a step closer since Pep Guardiola revealed 11 days ago that the player was offered to City in January. continue reading


Sex-for-mark: We may involve police in probe, says OAU VC

Sex-for-mark: We may involve police in probe, says OAU VC

2018-04-17 09:57:26

The Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, has said the varsity may involve the police to verify a telephone conversation involving a professor at the institution who was accused of demanding sex from a female student. The VC said this while speaking to our correspondent in Osogbo on Sunday. A yet-to-be identified female student at the university last week released a telephone conversation between her and the professor where the latter was heard demanding five rounds of sex from the student to upgrade her mark from 33 to a pass. The VC said although the university… continue reading


I’m bothered about security, economy, not 2019 elections, says Buhari

I’m bothered about security, economy, not 2019 elections, says Buhari

2018-04-17 09:25:02

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said that he is more concerned with tackling the myriad of security and economic challenges ?in Nigeria than preoccupy himself with the forthcoming 2019 election. President Buhari’s position resonated as he held bilateral talks on his administration’s three-pronged focus with British Prime Minister, Theresa May at 10, Downing Street, London. “We campaigned on three major issues, to secure the country, revive the economy and fight corruption,” said the President.“We have elections next year, politicians are already pre-occupied with the polls, but I am bothered more about security and the economy,” he stressed. President Buhari, in a… continue reading


Experts say CBN’s 2018 single-digit inflation rate target not feasible

Experts say CBN’s 2018 single-digit inflation rate target not feasible

2018-04-17 09:03:13

TWO financial experts on Monday said that the 2018 single-digit inflation target of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) would not be feasible, due to the downside risks occasioned by electioneering spending. The experts expressed the viewpoint in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos while reacting to the March inflation figure released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Dr Uche Uwaleke, Head of Banking and Finance Department, Nasarawa State University Keffi, said that the apex bank’s single-digit inflation projection appeared impossible in a pre-election year. Uwaleke said that the target would not be achievable… continue reading


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