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Investment in sports crucial to winning competitions – Ambode …Pledges to increase price money for ITTF Nigeria Open

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday identified the right investment in sports as the necessary impetus that can bring about good performance of Nigerian athletes in sporting competitions, saying that it was time for the country to focus in such direction. Governor Ambode, who made the reamrks while …

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Dankwambo, Mimiko, others financing anti-Buhari protest with N300 million, says pro-government group …wants security agencies to place them under passive watch

A pro-government group under the aegis of Coalition for Truth and Justice, on Sunday alleged that promoters of the ongoing protests against the continuous absence of President Muhammadu Buhari have been paid N300 million to carry out the exercise. According to the coalition, the N300 million allegedly paid to celebrities, …

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UN resumes humanitarian operations in Borno after uproar with military … As Shettima visits affected UN property, holds joint briefing

The United Nations has fully resumed its humanitarian operations in Borno State after Friday’s suspension of activities in protest of what it described as “unauthorised raid of its humanitarian base camp by military in the early hours of Friday in Maiduguri. UN Deputy Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs, Peter Lundberg gave …

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FEC approves refinancing of domestic debts through external borrowing

  The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved the refinancing of part of the country’s domestic debts through external borrowing. Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, who disclosed this after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, allayed fears of increased borrowing, insisting that instead of borrowing Naira, “we are now …

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Desist from carrying out jungle justice, Lagos Police warns residents …Says act unlawful, barbaric, uncivilised …Perpetrators will be arrested, prosecuted- CP

  Worried by the spate of jungle justice on suspected persons being recorded in recent time, the Lagos State Police Command on Friday, warned residents to desist from engaging in such acts, as it not only violates the laws of the land but also dents the image of the State. …

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Bunmi Blair wants Nigeria U-17 team job

Former Nigeria National ‎U-15/U-13 media officer Bunmi Blair says he has applied for the vacant Nigeria National U-17 team job which was recently advertised by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.    The journalist-cum-football ‎coach who is currently with Nigeria National League, NNL team, FC Abuja, said he hopes to help …

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OMMATA warns Enugu govt official against imposition of unpopular leadership on Ogbete market

From; Madu Ezenoha, Enugu The President of Ogbete Main Market Traders Association (OMMATA), Hon. Temple Ude has warned officials of Enugu state government against imposition of unpopular leadership on the Association. Ude, accompanied by other executive members told journalists during a press conference in Enugu that a particular member of …

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Enugu Governor hails GOCOP’s choice of theme for 1st Annual Conference; Outlines efforts towards diversifying State’s economy

  Goodwill message to members of The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) on the occasion of their First Annual Conference at Renaissance Hotel, Isaac John Street, Ikeja GRA, Lagos. As the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) holds its First Annual Conference/ election of officers today (Thursday), the governor …

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Aggressive savings, economic diversification key to nation’s economic challenges — Obi

A former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, said in Lagos on Thursday that aggressive savings, diversification of the economy towards manufacturing, export of value added and knowledge-based products were key to addressing Nigeria’s economic quagmire. Obi made the remarks in a paper titled: “Sustaining Growth through Diversification of …

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Presidency will not muzzle the media – Femi Adesina assures at GOCOP Conference as Peter Obi, Onanuga, Ogunbiyi, Onigbinde speak on diversification of the economy

The Presidency has assured that the Muhammadu Buhari administration would not muzzle the media.  Presidential Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, gave the assurance on Thursday while speaking at the First Annual Conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers, GOCOP, held at Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. Adesina said that the President …

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