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$6.7 billion approved for Ibadan-Kaduna rail project by Federal Executive Council

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari,yesterday approved a memo presented by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for the construction of a standard gauge railway project from Ibadan, Oyo State, to Kaduna. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, addressed the State House correspondents immediately after the meeting held inside the council chamber of the presidential villa declaring the rail project to “cost $6.7 billion, with a completion period of three years.” According to Mr. Amaechi, the Kaduna to Kano standard gauge project had earlier been awarded by the government. It would be recalled that the Federal Government had approved 1.2 billion dollars for the construction of the Kano-Kaduna standard gauge railway project.‎ Amaechi s...

Sevilla FC overruns Manchester United, but David de Gea’s saves ensured 0-0 parity

Sevilla fc has not been able to defeat Manchester United at the Sánchez Pizjuán but its supporters are hopeful of reaching quarter-final of the UEFA Champions league competition for the first time in their history as they came close to winning Manchester fc at home yesterday. Manchester United on its part, managed to produce a controlled display to secure a 0-0 draw in their Champions League last-16 first leg tie at Sevilla. Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, went into the tie at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan with a game-plan to keep things tight and ensure his side goes into the return fixture at Old Trafford in a good position to reach the quarter-finals. However, the Red Devils must have been too elated for the decent result of not conceding a goal. Man. U was totally overrun most of th...

Fayose challenges President Muhammadu Buhari to Publish details of all properties recovered by EFCC before sell off.

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday called on the Federal Government to publish all properties it claimed to have recovered from looters, and their owners as well as buyers of the properties when they are eventually sold. Governor Fayose tackles President Muhammadu Buhari informing him that Nigerians were no longer interested in being governed with propaganda. Fayose said: “Nigerians want to know how many properties were recovered and who bought the properties. Who authorized the sale? Nigerians want details, not propaganda because most of these properties have been sold and resold.” The governor made the assertions via a released press statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, saying “the federal government should create a websit...

Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona: Messi gives Barcelona advantage, ends Chelsea goal drought in a tense Champions League clash.

Antonio Conte defends Andreas Christensen after error in Chelsea draw with Barcelona Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, yesterday defended Andreas Christensen following his mistake that costed Chelsea in a 1-1 draw with Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Tuesday. Chelsea looked to be cruising to victory after Willian finished brilliantly in the 62nd minute to give the home side a deserved lead in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. However, Andreas Christensen gave away the lead to Lionel Messi when he made a weak pass across his own box which Lionel Messi took advantage of to punish Chelsea with a much needed away goal in the tie thus gifting Barcelona fc an advantage going into the second round of 16 scheduled for 14th March. Speaking at the po...

Unknown Gunmen suspected to be militants allegedly behead soldier in Akwa Ibom.

Gunmen suspected to be militants have allegedly beheaded a soldier attached to the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Etim Ekpo Local Government of Akwa Ibom State. According to reports, the incident happened on Sunday February 18th during a gun battle between Nigerian soldiers and a militant group in Akwa Ibom State. The gun battle also resulted in the death of three civilians within the area. The security agents stormed the community to arrest a wanted militant leader popularly known as ”Aboy Ikpor” and members of his gang for masterminding the Ikot Ekpene Prison jailbreak last month in which 40 inmates escaped. According to online reports, the soldiers met some resistance that led to gun battle with the militants. “The suspected militants later ambushed the soldier and killed him. Th...

President Buhari receives Coalition of Daura Emirate and declares, “All recovered assets to be sold off”.

President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, his hometown, said all mismanaged and misappropriated national assets recovered will be sold off and proceeds paid to the treasury for the benefit of the country. President Buhari made the declaration yesterday while receiving representatives of the Coalition of Daura Emirate Socio-Political Association in Daura Katsina State. He briefed the members of the coalition on the developmental strides of his administration. President Buhari said his administration will continue to pursue a robust, effective and legitimate anti-corruption campaign that safeguards the treasury and commonwealth of Nigeria for all Nigerians. Speaking further, President Buhari said he would not allow a repeat of what happened in the 1980s when buildings and other ill-gotten propert...

Wife of IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu speaks on whereabout of her Husband.

Uchechi, the wife of Nnamdi kanu, leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, has finally spoken out on the disappearance of her Husband. The lady who is based in London has maintained that her husband is in the custody of the Nigerian army. Insisting that she is unaware of Kanu’s whereabouts. Uchechi told BBC Igbo that she could not confidently say if Kanu is alive or dead .She said the IPOB people are not sleeping and the Nigerian army will have to tell them their leaders whereabouts and that keeping Nnamdi Kanu does not mean that IPOB is asleep. “I don’t know where my husband is. If he dead or alive I don’t know. People that are supposed to answer this questions are the Nigerian army. The last time I spoke to him was when the army came to shoot in our house....

Big Brother Naija Drama filled Weekend

K-Brule and Khloe gets disqualified Princess and Bitto evicted from #BBNaija house Dee One and Vandora also evicted Following an intensive argument between K-Brule and Dee One of which K-Brule tried to attack Dee One but was held back by Angel and Lolu; Big Brother found the infractions unacceptable and issued K-Brule a strike making it three strikes after he had sustained two strikes previously, hence he was disqualified. On her part, Khloe got her third strike for comments she made to Kbrule, calling his mother a whore; also, partly following their disagreement after Saturday night party which then led to their automatic disqualification. Big Brother also issued a strike to Dee-One for provocation; however, the strike wouldn’t matter now as his journey came to an end last night with the ...

Kaduna State APC suspends its State Governor, Nasir El Rufai, for six months.

The crisis in the All Progressive Congress in Kaduna state came to a new head on Sunday as the Restoration faction of the party led by Senator Hunkuyi announced the suspension of the State governor, Nasir El Rufai, for six months for his failure to respond to a query issued to him last week Thursday for what they termed his ”anti-party and anti-human activities”. The factional chairman of the party, Alhaji Danladi Wada, said in Kaduna on Sunday while addressing a press conference, “the failure of El Rufai to respond to the query issued him necessitated the latest action. “This briefing is sequel to 48 hours ultimatum/query and warning issued to the state governor to explain and defense himself against the allegations leveled against him which he failed to respond. “The State Wo...

New South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, release cabinet list less than 24 hours after inauguration

The new South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, release his cabinet list in less than 24 hours after inauguration unlike Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari that took over 6 Months for President Buhari to appoint members of his cabinet. President Cyril Ramaphosa has made major cabinet and government appointments to kick start his agenda for the smooth running of his administration. The President, realizing the enormous task ahead, has hit the ground running to fix the nation after divisive electoral transition process. Any serious minded leader knows that to fix the nation after divisive transition process requires some level urgency. NO EXCUSES! Below is the list of the new South African Presidential Cabinet: President: Cyril Ramaposa Deputy President: Lindiwe Sisulu Minister in the Pr...

Zamfara State Governor remains ‘unaware’ and keeps attending to politics in Abuja days after mass killings in his State.

Bandits suspected to be cattle rustlers on Wednesday attacked Birane villa in Zurmi local government of Zamfara State killing over 36 persons in two separate attacks, according to the police and were buried on Thursday. The mass killings triggered severe outrage in the social media amongst Nigerians but three days after the incident, the Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari is yet to return to the state to attend to his citizen. The governor, who is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) chaired a meeting of the NGF on Wednesday night and also attended the meeting of the National Economic Council Thursday at the presidential villa Abuja. The spokesperson of the police in the state, Muhammad Shehu, in a statement Thursday said hunters from Birani village intercepted and accosted...

“Propaganda may help you win Election, you can’t govern with it” – Former President Goodluck Jonathan taunts APC’s Federal Government.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday took a jab at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying “Propaganda (lies) may have helped the party to win Elections; the party cannot govern through propaganda”. Speaking to leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who visited him in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, on Friday, Jonathan said the APC has failed to fulfill its promise to Nigerians. He however charged the PDP to work towards ending the reign of the APC in 2019. Former President Goodluck Jonathan said, “I believe that PDP will return to power in 2019 if we continue to build confidence especially as the ruling party has failed to meet up their promises and give hope to the people”. “Propaganda may help you win elections but can’t help you govern and that is what APC ha...

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