Author: Eby Frances

Premier League: Antonio Conte reveals why Manchester City are doing well

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has revealed why Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City is doing so well this reason. The Italian pointed out that the former Barcelona boss got all the players he needed last summer. He expressed concerns that Manchester City’s “incredible” improvement this season could leave other clubs in the Premier League behind. The Blues sit 11 points behind leaders City following th...

Osinbajo reveals Buhari’s plans for 2018

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has outlined plans of the Buhari-led government for 2018. He said this on Saturday at the graduation ceremony of the Senior Executive Course 39 of 2017 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS. Osinbajo assured all sectors will witness government intervention and support, in order to further consolidate the improving state of the economy. His ...

Ex-Pension boss Maina denies mentioning Paulker in the list of looters

The former Pension Chairman, Abdulrasheed Maina, has denied naming the Chairman of the Senate Ad-Hoc committee on probing his reinstatement, Emmanuel Paulker, in the list of those who re-looted properties he recovered from pension thieves. Maina in a statement by his spokesman, Mohammed Sabo, said he has never mentioned Sen. Paulker nor has he ever met with the said senator. The ex-pension boss sa...

Buhari approves N164.7m school fees for freed Chibok Girls

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved payment of N164.8m for the second semester school fees for the freed 106 Chibok girls currently schooling in the American University of Nigeria (AUN) Yola. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday. This is just as he renewed Buhari’s commitment to ensure that all the Chi...

Premier League: Lukaku faces three-match ban

Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku, is facing a three-match suspension, for kicking out at Brighton full-back Gaetan Bong. Lukaku was caught on camera lashing out backwards at Bong twice, after the ball had been cleared from a corner. The referee missed the incident at Old Trafford, which happened shortly before Ashley Young’s shot was deflected in by Lewis Dunk, for the only goal of the enc...

Why I’m angry Messi broke my record – Gabriel Batistuta

Argentina legend, Gabriel Batistuta, has admitted he was angry Barcelona star, Lionel Messi broke his goal-scoring record. Messi who captains his national team broke Batistuta’s record of 54 goals for Argentina at the Copa America Centenario last year, and has since moved seven clear. Sergio Aguero, and Hernan Crespo are far behind Messi and Baptistuta with the Manchester City star netting his 35t...

Why I chose to play for Nigeria over Russia – Brian Idowu

Russia-born defender, Brian Idowu has revealed why he chose to represent Nigeria ahead of his country of birth, Russia. Idowu, who plays for Amkar Perm made the revelation at the pre-match conference ahead of Nigeria’s friendly game against Argentina on Tuesday. The 25-year-old said “I feel great (with Nigeria), I have been well received by both players and coaches. The atmosphere is very positive...

Diezani planning to escape trial in UK – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has prayed the Federal High Court in Lagos not to order the return of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom to Nigeria. The EFCC described Diezani’s pleas to be brought back to Nigeria as a ploy to escape justice in the UK, where, according to the EFCC, she is being investigated for several financial c...

Federal Government set to pay N50bn to civil war victims

The Federal Government of Nigeria, on Monday, agreed to pay a total of N88bn for the complete destruction of the remnants of landmines and bombs used during the Nigerian Civil War and compensation of victims. The said amount is also for other purposes, including the reconstruction of public buildings in some parts of the states affected by the war. Of the N88bn, the sum of N50bn is for the compens...

Buhari speaks on Babachir Lawal’s sack

President Muhammadu Buhari has faulted reports which claimed he had earlier declared that former Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, was not guilty of the corruption allegations leveled against him. Buhari, speaking through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, stated this on Monday during an interview. “You didn’t get it right; the President had no...

Publish names of ‘real thieves’ – Sagay challenges Maina

Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, PACAC, Professor Itse Sagay (SAN),has challenged ex-Pension boss Abdulrasheed Maina, to publish names of beneficiaries of looted pensions funds. Sagay stated this in reaction to video wherein Maina stated he had not fled the country and that he had documents that would expose the real thieves. Prof. Sagay in his reaction, said Maina should first ...

Buhari ordered soldiers to kill Nnamdi Kanu – IPOB alleges

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered soldiers to kill its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. IPOB made the claim while maintaining that Buhari was “carrying on the jihad of his forbearer Uthman Dan Fodio propagated by Sir Ahmadu Bello.” This was disclosed in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful on Monday, the group said “they hate our people...

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